What We Can Do To
Support Our Troops
Today is Veteran’s Day.
Many thanks to those who chose/choose to give their lives in
service to this country. All
across the country there are celebrations, parades and well-wishes.
There is one thing that we can all do to TRULY honor our
veterans…get active and be vigilant!
And, believe it or not, President Obama has said that we cannot
rely on our military to achieve our National Security goals.
How right he is… How right he is...it takes ALL OF US!!!
Looking for something
short to read on this day, I felt drawn to read Patrick Henry’s “Give
Me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech before the Virginia Convention.
It was a most compelling speech given March 23, 1775 of which
almost everyone knows the last line, “…but, as for me, give me liberty
or give me death!” But, has
anyone caught the rest of what he conveyed?
The speech we read today,
which was not taken down word for word, was actually compiled by Henry
biographer William Wirt. Wirt
researched, interviewed people who knew Henry and scoured letters from the
period to reconstruct what we read today.
The importance and tone cannot be mistake, however.
The colonial settlers were attempting to decide whether or not to
defend their unique freedom from their own government…England.
We find ourselves in a
similar situation. Our
government turned on the population a long time ago and people have been
sitting silently by hoping the government would correct itself.
If history tells us anything, it tells us we should certainly know
Henry talks about the
Royal Navy amassing off the shores of this country, as he calls them
“warlike preparations,” his sentiment of which was, “Are fleets and
armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation?”
He later calls it like he sees it, “These are the implements of
war and subjugation.” How
many of us read, everyday, about the policestate tactics going on in the
streets of this country right now? We
depend on Posse Comitatus to keep our military off our streets, but how
many of us remember that USNORTHCOM is present and training, on US soil,
even as we speak? How many times has our own government stripped us of
precious freedoms to implement a program that benefits the already
powerful, leaving the working population to foot the bill?
As for our “foreign
enemies,” this country was founded on the principles of peace and
non-interventionism. How do we know? George
Washington’s Farewell Address pretty much sums that up.
“Observe good faith and
justice towards all nations; cultivate peace and harmony with all…The
nation which indulges towards another a habitual hatred or a habitual
fondness is in some degree a slave. It is a slave to its animosity or to
its affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its
duty and its interest.”
The truth is, our
founding generation committed treason against England to maintain their
newly discovered way of life. My
own extensive research shows that since the Spanish American War,
factions, most of which were either businessmen or foreign governments,
have convinced our complicit government to sell our own troops, many of
who are barely adults, into grotesque wars under deplorable conditions to
farther their own agendas, of which, protecting our freedoms is hardly a
part of the deal.
Maybe one of the most
poignant parts of Henry’s reconstructed speech is this:
“There is no longer any
room for hope. If we wish to
be free, if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for
which we have been so long contending, if we mean not basely to abandon
the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we
have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our
contest shall be obtained, we must fight!”
Henry continues by asking
if the population can gather the strength needed to vanquish the enemies
of freedom by indecision and inaction.
Sound familiar? How
many of us are willing to leave our freedom to someone else’s actions?
How many of us are willing to let someone else take up our rightful
mantle as we sit back and ignore the egregious actions unfolding around
If we do not pull
together against our tyrannical government, local, state or federal, we
will lose our precious liberties. Henry
tells us, in this very speech, “The battle, sir, is not to the strong
alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.”
To win this war against our freedom, we MUST heed Henry’s words
and become active where we stand…locally.
We must let that vigilance flow upward and out of our local cities,
streets and counties to our state governments…and finally to the federal
level. This takes active
participation, open discussion and an honest assessment of what is really
going on around us.
Henry summed it up best,
“For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to
know the whole truth; to know the worst, and provide for it.”
Virginia Convention Speech
“Necessary and Proper” Lesson
The Government shutdown
has expose my new pet peeve, and let me tell you, it is starting to grind
on my very last nerve. One of
my friends, who really means well, says the Necessary and Proper Clause of
the Constitution allows our founding document to “change with the
If you believe this, I must state, you really need to reread that
clause, for it is clear that you do not know what it says.
To make it easy for
everyone, here’s the clause, word for word, stating explicitly…
“To make all laws which
shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the
foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution
in the government of the United States, or in any department or officer
thereof.” (Emphasis mine.)
Article 1 outlines the
make up and power of Congress, the Legislative Branch.
Section 8 is called The Articles of Power.
See where the “necessary and proper clause” says
"foregoing powers"? That
means the powers vest in Congress through Article 1, because nowhere else
in the document, as originally passed, does it give Congress ANY other
powers…Section 8 lays out what Congress can do.
Anyone telling you anything else is twisting the words to their own
end. That clause is clear as
a bell… Stop the insanity!
As Richard Mack said, in
his interview for the William Lewis Film Don’t Tread On Me, our
founding generation had just fought a war for freedom from tyrannical
rule, why would they write a document that would put the people back under
such a leader/government? And he was absolutely right.
As the document was being written, the battle between the
“Federalists” and “anti-Federalists” began.
The Federalists believed the Constitution, as written, protected
the states and the population from tyranny because it spelled out openly
the powers of each branch of the government.
The anti-Federalists believed the Constitution was too weak and
needed farther rules to protect the states and the people from a despotic
government-run-amok. The anti-Federalists would only agree to the
Constitution if certain amendments were made.
Federalist James Madison,
after listening to some of the arguments, saw there may be a few
loopholes, especially with the “necessary and proper” clause, and
agreed to write the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the
Constitution. In doing so,
Madison added two very important, all encompassing amendments, Amendments
Nine and Ten.
Amendment Nine protects
the people from an overreaching government and Amendment Ten does the same
for the states. How do I know
this, especially when our “beloved” representatives don’t seem to
understand it? I read.
There is more than enough information out there regarding the
debates, discussion, and thoughts of those writing and influencing out
all-important founding papers. Federalist
and anti-Federalist alike had no intention of relinquishing any more power
to a federal government than was absolutely necessary. Their intention was for the people to hold the MOST power and
the states to hold most of the balance.
The federal government was supposed to be about protecting the
rights of the people and the states, ranking it third in power.
For your convenience, here is Amendment Nine, the protection of the people:
“The enumeration in the
Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or
disparage others retained by the people.”
Again, the emphasis is
mine, so that you understand why this Amendment was so important.
And Amendment Ten says:
The entire Amendment
needs to be emphasized so that everyone reading it understand that the
framers of this document meant that the federal government was for the
convenience of the states and the people, NOT the other way round.
Don’t believe me (as I’m sure many in Congress don’t, simply
by their actions)? Again,
READ! There are a multitude of resources out there containing
details from debates and letters about what was going on in the heads of
our Founding Generation.
Along with the
Declaration of Independence, our Constitution defines this country.
No one is stating that mistakes weren’t made regarding the
treatment of the natives, slavery and women.
Our history definitely has its sordid moments.
BUT, you MUST read and understand what was going on in the minds of
our founding generation to understand the founding documents.
If you aren’t going to do that, then you are part of the problem.
I’d like to include
just a few quotes, so that you can get an idea of where our founders were
coming from. Any emphasis is mine.
not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare, but only
those specifically enumerated."
rights antecedent to all earthly governments; rights that
cannot be repealed or restrained by human laws; right derived from
the Great Legislator of the Universe."
every suggestion concerning a bill of rights, the citizens of the United
States may always say, ‘We reserve the right to do as we please.’”
Supreme Court Justice James Wilson (One of the very first six
men appointed to the Supreme Court!)
“The Conventions of a
number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the
Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent
misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory
and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of
public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends
of its institution.” The
Preamble to the Bill of Rights.
If you haven’t guessed
by now, my new pet peeve is people who are, by their own admission,
uninvolved in the politics of this country or people who have “sworn
loyalty” to a particular political party without seeing the “demons”
in said party. People who
have no clue about why the founding documents of this country are so
important. People who have no
clue what the Constitution actually says.
People who do not understand the reason for the Declaration of
Independence and the Bill of Rights.
People who think the majority of Democrats or Republicans,
whichever way they lean, have their better interest in mind.
People who REFUSE to take responsibility for knowing ANYTHING about
how this country was ORIGINALLY supposed to run.
People who coast through the years only to decide to turn out when
elections roll around and vote against someone instead of for someone. People who have resigned themselves to supporting the
“lesser of two evils” when evil is evil, period.
If you do not understand what the Founding Generation had in mind when forming this country, you need to do us all a favor and take a step back. If you can’t be bothered knowing why this country was so important to the world, and in many ways still is, you need to take a step back. If you simply follow a political party because your parents did or the party is promising things that, truly, are not in their ability to promise, you are part of the problem and you are selling both this country and its population, including yourself, short of the grander scheme of things. If you are only voting against another candidate and cannot tell someone, unequivocally, why you support the other candidate, or are voting for one candidate because of party affiliation, you are part of the problem. You need to step aside and let those of us who are TRULY concerned with the welfare of this country and its ENTIRE population step in and save this county…before it’s too late!
Making Sense of The
While sitting back and
observing our government at work, reading how some people are appalled at
the GOP for “refusing” to work with the Democrats and the current
Administration on the budget, and the GOP angered at the thought they may
have to face the wrath of people angry over the shutdown, I find the
situation quite comical. Truly,
people could look at it as the Democrats refusing to work with the GOP,
but that never makes news, now does it?
And, with a government shutdown comes even less transparency than
before…and from an administration that prided itself on transparency.
It’s just one more nail in this worthless administration’s
We’ll get to the
transparency issue in a bit…Let’s look at a few other things first.
First of all, does ANYONE
remember that a 2013 budget was NEVER actually enacted?
Yeah, never happened. Don’t
remember that or don’t believe me?
Check the general notes on the current White House Budget
Proposal. It’s at the
bottom of page 4.
The GOP in congress is
holding up the budget over Obamacare…which is a piece of legislation
forcing everyone to purchase a product, whether from private businesses,
sign up for the government plan if they cannot afford healthcare OR pay a
penalty if they do not do this. It
also forces these private businesses to provide services they never had
before. The administration
granted waivers, in the beginning, and to some high level businesses, to
First of all, it is NOT
constitutional for Congress to force you to purchase anything.
Yes, I understand the Supreme
Court folded and upheld Obamacare, and it is now considered
“legal” to force our population to purchase a product.
In actuality, it is still unlawful.
Nowhere in the Constitution does it say Congress has this power,
and the people should not be made to suffer because the Supreme Court
could not do their job! AND,
while we’re at it, this brings up another fatal flaw of our legislators,
their complete inability to adhere to their Oath of Office.
Alas, that is a subject I
write about often.
Here is something else to
ponder. While everyone is in an uproar (and rightfully so!) because
the government wants to shut down the National Parks, especially the World
War monuments, one has to ask why, since many of the National Parks charge
an entry fee. You can
purchase daily, weekly or yearly passes.
Many charge additionally for camping.
It seems logical to me that shutting down the National Park System
doesn’t help the government, it hurts the National Parks.
After all, on the Big
Bend National Park fee page, it clearly states, “More than 80% of
the proceeds from the sales of National Park Passes go directly into
supporting priority projects in national parks.”
Not only that, but
here’s a bit of odd information…the proposed budget for the Department
of the Interior is a whopping $11.9 Billion.
In a multi-trillion dollar budget, that may sound like a paltry
sum. BUT, according to the Dept
of Interior’s own notes on this year’s budget proposal amount,
“Recreation and tourism on Interior lands contributed $48.7 billion and
supported nearly 403,000 jobs.” Yes,
you read that right…Recreation and tourism paid for itself!
And that is just a SMALL portion of what goes on in the Dept of
Interior!!! What other
projects or programs actually fund themselves AND, if “recreation and
tourism on Interior lands” pays the bill, exactly what DOES the $11.9
Billion go to fund?
On to the bloody lack of
transparency. While the
government wants to shutdown all things because they can’t do their job,
and I direct this to BOTH the GOP and the Dems, today I received an email
about legislation proposed to eliminate “the debt ceiling for a period
defined, and for other purposes.” You
see, while the government is shutdown, congress is still proposing
legislation…only you may or may not have the ability to read it.
There in lies the problem. Our
government has an out of control spending dilemma.
No debt ceiling means they do what…spend whatever on whatever and
sort it out later…OR spend now and live it for future generations to
Face some hard facts.
Our budget doesn’t just need to be cut of EVERYTHING not
essential; it needs to be cut to the bare bones so that we can pay the
debt we already have. Our
children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren are being born into
debt if we don’t stop this now. Why
is that so hard for our lawmakers and major portions of our population to
understand? Do these people
live in a fantasyland where they think the money for their precious
programs grow on trees? The
money comes from somewhere, and if you aren’t earning it, someone else
is. In the case of our
congress and their spending habits, it looks like they have no problem
enslaving our progeny before they are even born.
What kind of parents does that make us by not stopping them from
this heinous crime?
AND, while our government
was keen on their
new program to help our youth spend more wisely, I guess that
doesn’t apply to them? BUT,
not only that, within the very first week of a government shutdown,
legislation was introduced to eliminate the debt ceiling.
Yeah, I can hear you Dems now…”but it says ‘for a period
defined.’” It also
contains that ever-scary “and for other purposes!”
With the way our congressmen and women behave, that does NOT make
me feel better!
Let me put this another
way…Our National Debt is
nearly $17,000,000,000,000…yeah, I wanted you to SEE all the zeroes
behind that $17…In fact, $17 Trillion is 17 thousand billion!
That amounts to more than $53,000 per citizen, and not those
working, either. It includes
every man, woman and child belonging to this country.
So, while the GOP may be stonewalling to get rid of, or curtail,
Obamacare, there needs to be a serious gutting of the budget, Obamacare
aside. The Bush
Administration should have done it, but they didn’t.
The Clinton Administration should have done it, but they
didn’t…in fact, when was the last time we had an actual balanced
budget? Not a scheming with the numbers or moving debt around to be
tacked onto the next administration, an ACTUAL balanced budget?
Yeah, I don’t remember, either.
Traitors Shirk Responsibility, Again
again, The Atlantic surprises its readers with an article pointing out the
absurdity of the Senate, specifically the Senate Foreign Relations
Committee. The committee newly approved a Senate Joint Resolution that
actually gives away constitutionally appointed powers of the Legislative
Branch to the Executive.
very first line should make the person reading this cringe; “Whereas
Syria is in material breach of the laws of war by having employed chemical
weapons against its civilian population.”
Our government adds fluoride in its water supply and allows mercury
and other harmful things in vaccines, protects Monsanto’s GMO’s and
recombinant bovine growth hormone tainted milk, but that’s not
considered employing “chemical weapons against its civilian
population”? Our government
tested nuclear weapons and employed Agent Orange on our own military, but
that’s not considered using “chemical weapons” on our own people?
What about the myriad other tests done on a community scale?
That’s not considered using chemical weapons on our own people?
those of you who think the Obama Administration has run amok, remember,
the Bush Administration handed over more power to the Executive Branch
than it was EVER supposed to have, and the Obama Administration has
stepped in line to take even more...Remember, this country was founded as
a CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC with 3 distinct branches of government, the
purpose of which was to be a check on the powers of each other, and yet
none seem to be acting as checks, and now you have one simply legislating
away its own power! Did the
Senate Foreign Relations Committee ever stop to think if the Executive
Branch has all the power, where are the checks???
better be paying attention! ANY
member of the Senate that supported/supports this is a traitor. Anyone who
actually knows what the Constitution says knows this new
"clause," "Whereas the President has authority under the
Constitution to use force in order to defend the national security
interests of the United States..." is not constitutional.
Read the Articles of Power, Article 1 Section 8, of the
Constitution. Who has the power to declare war??? That’s right, the LEGISLATIVE branch has the power to
declare war, NOT the Executive branch.
Maybe the Legislative Branch is just trying to shirk their
no longer have (and actually haven’t for a VERY long time) a
Constitutional Republic, nor do we have a "Representative
Democracy" as many government teachers teach and would have you
believe. We have a tyrannical
dictatorship being put in place by the very branches of government set up
to stop this kind of madness...and being jaded by your personal political
persuasion doesn’t change the fact that it is that way…Call your
congress men and women and demand the vote against this Joint
resolution…Demand they do their job, check the Executive Branch!
So…You Want It
Ron Paul fans and friends
were excited to hear the news that Paul would be taking to the video waves
to offer information and his prized insights.
But, since his Ron Paul
Channel Debut, people have been berating Paul for asking for
subscriptions for full access to his channel.
Like so many people who have tried to delve into alternative media,
Paul is having his share of “attacks,” even from people who claim to
believe in his message and support his policies.
I have read such comments
as, “I donated thousands to your last run for office, I should get the
Ron Paul channel for free” and “oh yeah that's right, only previews
unless you pay,” and one of my personal favorites, “I really support
your message Ron Paul, but think it's disappointing that we have to pay a
monthly fee just to watch your videos on youtube. Isn't the main objective
to spread the message across your country and the world? this makes it
seem more like a business scheme and consequently makes it lose some of
it's credit in my opinion”
It’s time for those who
claim they can’t trust the mainstream media, and according to polls,
there are MANY of us, to step up to the plate.
I don’t think you understand.
While there is access to free information, it takes a team and MANY
precious man hours to produce polished, professional news of any kind.
Paul is just starting and YES, it take time for him to get his
momentum going. His shows
will get better and better with more experience and the ability to PAY a
professional to help.
There is another side to
this that Paul supporters, as well as anyone who claims to be in favor of
alternative media, seem to be overlooking.
media gets LOTS of funding from advertising dollars.
Because of that, the message can be controlled, and many times IS
controlled, by whoever is funding the outlet.
My own research for our documentary exposing the mainstream media, Peddling
Influence, proved without a doubt, the message is being controlled
by whoever is willing to spend the money.
When I stumbled across an
interesting quote in a published lecture, I had to immediately recheck the
date of the lecture, because the quote could apply today.
“There is no such
thing, at this stage in the world’s history in America, as an
independent press, you know it and I know it.
I am PAID to keep honest opinions out of the
paper.” (Emphasis mine.)
The quote was made by
journalist John Swinton during a ceremony celebrating his body of work.
He was the one who chose to expose what he knew, and it happened
sometime around the 1880’s. You
read that right, the 1880’s! The
more I researched the mainstream media, the more I was convinced it is
worse than any enemy we think we have.
In many cases, they print, or not, what they’re told.
Another thing I uncovered
and exposed in Peddling Influence was the staggering amount of money spent
by advertisers to sell their wares. In
2011, for example, ad hacks spent $410 PER PERSON living in our country.
That’s a WHOPPING $127-plus BILLION spent to “sell” you
stuff! Do you think for one
minute the media would do something to lose that kind of revenue?
No, they won’t. During
World War I, the media was quite literally controlled by a group of men to
persuade our population to demand we enter the world war.
JP Morgan, Jr. stood to gain substantially from the war and
sacrificed the lives of many to make a quick few million bucks. The US entry into the Spanish American War was the result of
a “war for readership” between William Randolph Hearst and Joseph
Pulitzer. And, that
information is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
Paul is looking to make a
difference and not by seeking the backing heavy hitters.
He is looking for the people who claim to be fed up with the lying
media. The complaints of the
cost of the subscription are baseless.
The $9.95 fee is less that 2 tickets to the movie theater, LESS
than 3 gallons of gas, less than one decent dinner outing and far less
I can hear it now, “But
why can’t it be free? What
am I getting for the money? This
information is so important that it should be free.”
Let me ask YOU a question…do you give your services away for
free? Yeah, I didn’t think so.
So, let me explain what you get from ANY alternative media outlet,
whether it be radio, film, news, or television; you get someone who does
your homework for you. Yeah,
part of the problem is that there is news EVERYWHERE, relating to our
freedoms, our health, our country, and our country’s standing in the
world. It is laced, and oftentimes overshadowed, by news that is
superfluous and, in actuality, means NOTHING to our country and our
well-being. BUT, who has time
to wade through all that to get to the REAL news?
That’s the service the Ron Paul Channel, and other outstanding
alternative media, do for us. That’s
what they provide…they sift through the garbage and get to the stuff
These Ron Paul supporters
understand, “If you were offering hot chicks and sports scores these
buffoons would pay $80/month,” or “If the corporations aren't going to
prop-up Ron because they don't want change to their free ride, how does
someone get support if not from a few dedicated people & donations.”
Sifting through the news gets tedious and you can miss the good
stuff because you get so bored with the bad.
Most of those in alternative media are trying to bring the REAL
news out in the open. They
are trying to narrow it all down so that you can get the important
information right away, without the time consuming tedious research.
I've been on alternative media for a long time. I don't do it for the money, because, believe me, it is by far NOT a moneymaker, but it's important. People often ask me what they can do to help get the truth out there. What can one person do? If you are TRULY tired of the mainstream media, are REALLY seeking truth and support the message, you’ll stop complaining about it and seek out and support good alternative media…it’s that simple!
Grown Adults Make
the life of me, I can’t understand why any country feels the need to
cause such damage on a global scale. And, I don’t mean just the
war. Why can’t grown friggin adults just stop their madness
regarding war and the suppression of other people…PERIOD!
regard to war, though, has ANYONE ever thought about why it is that…wait
for it…GROWN FRIGGIN ADULTS start stuff and send their CHILDREN to fight
their war? You don’t want your children to do dangerous things,
but you are willing to allow GROWN FRIGGIN ADULTS to start stuff and send
EVERYONE ELSE’S children to fight your bloody war! STOP THIS
the GOP has found a reason to support peace-prize-winning President Barack
Obama…his desire to go to war with Syria! But, wait!
Wasn’t it the Democrats who were sick and tired of the warmonger
president George W. Bush??? They, and MANY others, were fed up with
Bush’s policing of the world, so they could NOT vote for
McCain…Because McCain was just too much like Bush. Now we have a
president, who, ironically, won a peace prize BEFORE he did ANYTHING to
farther peace, who has had conflict and war ALL OVER his time in office.
Do not EVER try to tell me Obama is better than Bush or vise versa…They
are BOTH warmongering pigs in DESPERATE need of being called down for
their actions AGAINST the American people. Yeah, I said it!
ACTIONS AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE! Starting wars and conflicts in
which others will fight is actions against those people…It’s
madness…I feel like I am living in crazy land where nothing makes sense!
Magazine published an amazing
article regarding Obama’s commemoration of 50th Anniversary of Dr
Martin Luther King, Jr’s “I Have A Dream” speech. Reason
farther points out that King was also staunchly against the Vietnam war.
He made some incredible observations and made them known to the world in
his April 1967 speech:
am as deeply concerned about our own troops there as anything else. For it
occurs to me that what we are submitting them to in Vietnam is not simply
the brutalizing process that goes on in any war where armies face each
other and seek to destroy. We are adding cynicism to the process of death,
for they must know after a short period there that none of the
things we claim to be fighting for are really involved. Before long
they must know that their government has sent them into a struggle among
Vietnamese, and the more sophisticated surely realize that we are on the
side of the wealthy, and the secure, while we create a hell for the
out Vietnam, insert Syria, or Iraq or Iran, and you have a present day
analogy of what the hell is really going on.
The Film The Net
Playing Out In Real Life
Remember the Sandra
Bullock thriller The
Net? The short version is
that Her character, Angela Bennett, works from home for a computer
software company, most of her friends are on the computer and nearly no
one has actually seen her. She
stumbles across a weird virus, isolates it and sends it to a friend who
collects them then heads out on a much-needed vacation.
Skipping the pesky middle where the bad guys are trying to kill her
and her friends, It turns out the virus was manufactured, then attached to
a security program as a backdoor of sorts, granting access to everything
on one’s computer system. There’s
more, but I think you get the idea.
If you believe what’s
being reported, Edward
Snowden confirmed that the NSA and Israel worked together on the Stuxnet
worm, which found its way to the Iranian
Bushehr Nuclear Plant. In
a BBC article from 2010, Liam O’Murcha, who worked at Symantec at the
time, said, “It is a very big project, it is very well planned, it is
very well funded…It has an incredible amount of code just to infect
those machines.” He came to
the conclusion, at that time, that Stuxnet looked to be targeting Iran,
since so many attacks happened in that country.
Add this information with
the information that the NSA is data mining using all forms of US
communication and the newly revealed security
hole found in Google Chrome and this starts to look like an
espionage/spy thriller rather than real life events.
Do you remember who the
bad guy really was at the end of The Net?
Yeah, it was the computer software company itself, in an effort to
grab up the market of security for the government and everyone else.
Today, it was revealed that President
Obama held private meetings on Tuesday and Thursday of this week with
the heads and reps from Internet tech companies and tech lobbying groups
as well as The American Civil Liberties Union.
According to Politico, Thursday’s meeting was so private, it
wasn’t included on President Obama’s public calendar.
By the way, have you seen the movie The Net?
All of these meetings
have been in an effort, we’re told, to “protect privacy in a digital
era.” The other mission is
“how to respect privacy while defending our national security.”
Is that comforting? Not
really. If the information
Snowden has released is accurate, it tells us our government is one of the
perpetrators of the privacy breaches.
Don’t forget that after the Bush telecomm spy scandal was
revealed, we were told by then-Deputy Director of National Intelligence
Donald Kerr that privacy
must be redefined. The
new definition is to be, “that government and businesses properly
safeguard people’s private communications and financial information.”
We don’t really need
Snowden, or too many others, to tell us the NSA is spying on us.
The NSA, its customer list, and more, was exposed in the brilliant
documentary, Washington, You’re Fired, written by Keith Abel and
released in 2008 by William
Lewis Films. For those of
us paying attention, what Snowden is revealing is not new, but rather a
confirmation of everything many have surmised just by knowing the nature
of the beast, our government.
Media Deceit, Aided
by White House, Divides Country
One of the stories making
news and stirring up trouble seems to have caught many, including those
who should know better, off guard. Without mentioning the article, I
would like to just say that the media, that same media that NO ONE says
they trust, is doing a GREAT job at keeping our population divided.
It is important to understand, before moving on, that deception and
rabble-rousing is nothing new for the media.
We have done extensive research into it and have exposed it in the
recently released film, Peddling Influence, available from William
Moving on, one might ask,
"What is it that makes this case so special...Why this case?"
Is it the age of the "victim?" Is it his "race?"
And, why do many who seem to want to stir the pot keep referring to the
"accused" as a white man? In a day and age when the color
of a person's skin should have ZERO bearing on anything, the TRUE focus
should have and always should be whether or not a crime was committed.
Yet the focus has been shifted to whether or not this was a racial crime
in an effort to start trouble where there should never be trouble.
I’m not accusing the
American population of inciting this insidious race issue; I’m outright
accusing the mainstream media and the government. The population, in
general, is simply reacting to what is going on around them.
If anyone truly cared
about the facts took a few minutes to look at some figures from the Bureau
of Justice, they would find something astounding.
First, 84% of white
people are killed by white people! Similarly,
93% of black people are killed by black
people! When strangers are
involved, white people kill white strangers at a higher rate than black
people kill black strangers! When
it comes to people we know or friends, white-on-white and black-on-black
crime is about the same. We
don’t have a race issue, like the media and others would have you
believe. What we have is a
blatant disregard for human life…PERIOD!
Now, lets take a look at
the media’s duplicitous actions in promoting the racial aspects of this
crime. Apparently, NBC edited
the 9-11 call to police, making it appear that the accused was racially
profiling the victim. That
wasn’t the case. People
were fired and apologies made. BUT,
how many people actually know the truth, now?
Isn't it past time for
this nation to be colorblind? This nation was an experiment in
freedom. While things got off to a rocky start, we are well past 400
years on this continent. European's and Africans, however, were not the first people
to step foot on it, but, in fairness to the indigenous population, who
brought the most trouble!?! That being said, we need to understand a
If, as so many think,
this country was founded as a "Christian Nation," and the
"Founding Fathers" wrote that all men are created equal, then
one needs only to check the meaning of "men" or "man"
in the book in which the "Christians' profess to believe, the Bible.
Adam, the first "man" means man or mankind. Therefore, it
stands to reason that, just maybe, our "forefathers" were TRULY
inspired to write the governing documents for this country, even if they
were not yet ready to accept what they wrote.
In essence, all MANKIND was created equal, to be treated EQUALLY,
without regard to anything other than the fact that they are
In truth, the color of
one's skin should NEVER be an issue, not now, not then and not ever, yet
the media and our government officials saw their opportunity and ran with
it. And many of us have fallen for it. Remember what our
"beloved" former White House Chief of Staff said, "You
never let a serious crisis go to waste." While he went on to
say that it is an opportunity to do things you couldn't do before, those
"things" don't necessarily have to be good or beneficial.
As for this particular “crisis,” we, as a discerning population, need
to recognize this for what it is...an opportunity for those in power to
keep us forever divided.
What’s the solution?
Simple. We lose
EVERYTHING that steers us from uniting against our common enemy.
Stop answering questions that refer to race, as in are you
African-American, Asian-American, Native American, Hispanic and yes,
Caucasian. These questions are found on census forms, school
registration forms, and even surveys online. We need to also do away
with the hyphenated American thing. Also, we are ALL part of this experiment now, and we need to
realize what we have done in the past, so that we NEVER make any such
mistakes in the future...AND, it's HIGH time to shed what divides us, be
open-minded about what we see and hear and come together against the true
enemy of our population...our rogue government and their mouthpiece, the
Homicide Trends in the US
1980 to 2008
NBC Fires Producer of
Misleading Zimmerman Tape
Surveillance Society – You’re Living It!
Flash back to a December 16, 2005 article in
the New York Times in which James Risen and Eric Lichtblau disclosed that
the Bush era spy order, which ultimately led to the 2008 FISA Amendment
Act, was signed in 2002. This
virtual dragnet of customer communications involved AT&T and Verizon,
Sprint Nextel and others. One
company that didn’t turn over records, Qwest, says it was approached
about turning over their customer information in February 2001…a full
six months prior to the tragic September attack that spurred several
pieces of legislation to supposedly save the United States from terrorist
Anyone interested can get an overview of our
country’s surveillance background by watching
a clip from the widely acclaimed documentary, Washington, You’re
The Bush’s wiretapping and data mining was
disturbing, but, at the time, most American’s were scared because of the
September 11 attacks. Is it
possible more people didn’t recognize the threat to our liberty, or were
willing to ignore it, because the population believed it made them safe?
Those Bush Era wiretaps were more than
illegal; they were unconstitutional.
Judge Vaughn Walker explains in his decision in Tash Hepting vs
“Accordingly, AT&T’s alleged actions here violate the
constitutional rights clearly established in Keith. Moreover, because
‘the very action in question has previously been held unlawful,’
AT&T cannot seriously contend that a reasonable entity in its position
could have believed that the alleged domestic dragnet was legal.” Pg 68
Judge Walker was
referring to the 1972 Keith Decision, United States v US District Court, a
landmark case unanimously upheld by the Supreme Court.
In the decision, the Supreme Court upheld the District Court for
the Eastern District of Michigan’s findings that wiretapping was
unconstitutional and violated the Fourth Amendment.
This also proves that listening in on other people’s
conversations was going on way back in 1972.
Judge Anna Diggs Taylor
also found no constitutional basis for the spy program.
She stated that the program violated the existing Foreign
Intelligence Surveillance Act, which was already in place to protect the
population from an out of control Executive Branch.
Judge Taylor further found that the Bush spy program violated the
separation of powers, and the United States population’s rights to both
privacy and freedom of speech. The
Sixth Circuit Court answered a government appeal and stayed Judge
The Bush Administration was forced, then, to
pass an amendment to FISA, granting retroactive immunity to the telecoms
that, willingly and without the warrants required, turned over their
Today’s NSA/Verizon relationship is much
like the Bush NSA/Telecom fiasco. The
NSA required Verizon to hand over information on every single
communication throughout Verizon’s network.
The day after his NSA/Verizon bombshell, Greenwald exposed another.
Through its previously secret PRISM program, according to
Greenwald, the NSA has been collecting information from users of Apple,
Google, Facebook, Skype, Microsoft, Youtube and others, some
communications as early as 2007.
During the Bush wiretapping fiasco, then-Deputy Director of National
Intelligence, Donald Kerr, told the US Population it would have to
redefine privacy. Privacy,
according to Kerr, can no longer mean anonymity, but that “government
and businesses properly safeguard people’s private communications
and financial information”, according to the Associated Press.
The question begging an
answer is, “If government has now taken it upon itself to safeguard our
private communications and financial information, who is going to protect
us from the government, the members of which take an oath to defend the
Constitution?” After all, two separate judges found the spy program, under
Bush, to be unconstitutional. And,
how does our “Constitutional Expert,” President Obama, not see the
unconstitutionality of his spy program?
The more interesting part
about the Obama and Bush spy programs, since one seems to be an extension
of the other, is that it’s not the first time portions of the United
States general population have found themselves being surveilled.
In his Katz decision,
“…what he seeks to
preserve as private, even in an area accessible to the public, may be
What should be clear by now, and not just
with those labeled “conspiracy theorists,” is that that this country
has become a surveillance society, and it has been as far back as the
1960’s, at the least. Something else well established is that the United States
government is willing to break the law that governs them, the
Constitution, in order to spy on the United States population.
Is it any wonder that people refer to the present conditions of the
United States as a 1984 Society?
Bush Lets U.S. Spy on
Callers Without Courts
has massive database of Americans' phone calls
Pre-9/11 wiretap bid is
Segment Washington, You’re Fired
Roadblock for Telecom
AT&T Violated Your
Civil Liberties – Summary of the Bush Era Wiretapping Fiasco
NSA Prism program taps in
to user data of Apple, Google and others
U.S. must redefine privacy
Judge Finds Wiretap
Actions Violate the Law
ACLU et. al. v the NSA
– Judge Anna Diggs Taylor Ruling
Nine Companies Tied to
PRISM, Obama Will Be Smacked With Class-Action Lawsuit Wednesday
FBI sharply increases use
of Patriot Act provision to collect US citizens' records
‘Dozens’ of stories to be released on NSA domestic spying
NSA chief, two weeks ago:
‘We’re the only ones not spying on the American people’
A.C.L.U. Sues to Bar
‘Dragnet’ Collection of Phone Records
Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968
Darned “Conspiracy Theorist” Were Right Again!!!
Columbia, MO – June 7,
2013 - So, you label me a “conspiracy theorist” and make fun of what I
say, calling me other names, too, like wacko, nut job, tin-foil-hat
wearing idiot. Can you hear
me now…do you believe me now? Glenn Greenwald’s breaking
bombshell Wednesday exposing the NSA on-going collection of
“information on all telephone calls” in Verizon’s vast network
should be your wake-up call. Greenwald
divulged that the massive data collection effort started on April 25 and
ends July 19. And, while
Greenwald says he doesn’t know if Verizon is the only telecom under the
NSA’s spell, a flip back in time will tell us that they probably
Way back when I had my battle
with AT&T over the giant telecom’s sincere lack of integrity and
Congress passed the treacherous FISA Amendment Act, all I could think was,
“What they’ve done is now totally in the open now.
They will never stop.” And
I was right! Scores of people
tried to warn our country that the government was “listening in” or
“gathering the communications” of US citizens, but media and
government apologists promptly accused everyone involved in the warning as
“kooks” and “conspiracy theorists,” in their efforts to discredit
the lot of us. Well…how do
you like us now? We’ve been
telling you the truth all along and you’ve been writing us off…
And, now, the media is
STILL in denial, as Anderson Cooper reports about the program AND the fact
that government is sucking up your social media info, as well, saying
it’s a “highly classified, never before disclosed” program…BULL!
We so-called “conspiracy theorists” have BEEN disclosing it for
a LONG TIME! The ones
“never before disclosing” it are people like Anderson Cooper!
Also, they keep talking
about the “secret court” like it’s still a secret.
We exposed that egregious entity in Washington,
You’re Fired way back in 2008!
AND, for those at home, that film exposes the tyrannical USA
PATRIOT Act and SEVERAL pieces of Bush-era right-stripping legislation
that were handed over to the Obama Administration.
I have a few things on my
mind right now.
First, does Verizon have
ANY customers left? I can
guarantee if I were one, I would not be for long…’cause this is
EXACTLY why I left AT&T!
Second, the Democrats can
have NOTHING bad to say about the Bush Administration.
In fact, they should be thanking him.
And, the Republicans absolutely CANNOT trounce all over the Obama
Because the Bush Administration is the one that handed over all
this spy power. Congratulations
those who were tired of the Bush Administration…You voted for Obama and
got WAY Bush then you EVER dreamed possible from someone other than a
Bush! Let’s see how you work your way out of this one!
Third, you have also
demonized us for being “truthers,” but we have been telling the truth,
so how does that one work now?
Fourth, Jim Acosta is
saying that people really angry over their phone records being turned
over…REALLY!?! Where were you people back in 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008?
Why was it ok then but not now!?!
Plus, I have a personal bone to pick with Acosta.
Back in late 2009, CNN and Jim Acosta aired a virtual hit piece on
the “Patriot Movement” and our concerns over our government building
of detention centers. Acosta went on national television, with a straight face,
claiming there was no proof our government was doing any such thing.
If he bothered to look into the truth, he would know he was wrong.
That’s okay, though, because I straightened him out by exposing
what he refused to in a
little article of my own, PLUS, we exposed the FEMA
camps for them, since they wouldn’t do it.
Man, I am tired of doing their job for them and not getting paid
Last, but not least, I
need SOMEONE to explain to me just what I will be called now, because
“conspiracy theorist,” as described by the media, government and their
lackeys, just does not fit…so PLEASE, someone, probably at CNN or
another mainstream media outlet, enlighten me…I need to know who I am!
Common Sense Needed Concerning Jolie
While, technically NOT
the pharmaceutical industry, the medical industry and pharmaceutical
businesses scratch each other’s backs and promote and protect each
other, even to the detriment of the patients they both so diligently say
they are in business to help. And, as covered in Peddling
Influence, media uses spokesmen and women familiar to the public,
often times politicians, actors and actresses, or athletes, to sell their
wares and ideas. Given this
bit of information, who better to scare the public into mutilating
themselves without cause than Jolie?
After all, she appeals to EVERYONE…men love her and women wish
they looked like her…heck, I’ve even heard women say they’d “do
her.” She is the perfect
go-to person for something as outlandish as surgically removing perfectly
healthy tissue from your body!
of why she chose the double mastectomy route is classic.
She used concern for her children and the desire to be with them
for as long as she can, plus the ever-woman-empowering “my body, my
choice” declarations to push the hype. Mike Adams, of Natural News, calls
all of this out as just what it appears to be, a VERY clever PR
campaign by a company bent on securing profits.
There are a couple of
things, though, that nearly everyone has missed.
This part takes common sense, which seems to be sorely lacking
First, in Jolie’s
op-ed, she cites the WHO statistic that 458,000 people die of breast
cancer each year. According
to the US government’s Census
site, the world’s population is over 7 Billion.
If you do the math, you will find that a mere .0065 PERCENT (YES!
FAR less than 1%!!!) of the world’s population dies from breast
cancer. Lets just ramp this
up a bit. Make it “look” better for them.
Cancer Fact Sheet tells us that in 2008, 7.6 Million deaths were
attributed to all cancers. Going
with the WHO reported figure for breast cancer deaths and the same for ALL
cancer deaths, this would mean that breast cancer is responsible for only
6% of all cancer related deaths. Is
this really enough to scare people into such drastic procedures?
Second, Jolie did not have cancer. Yes, her mother died from cancer, but does that automatically mean she will get it? Also, there are many studies in preventative measures. PLUS, and this one is the kicker for me, she has so much money that she literally could have ANY TREATMENT SHE WANTED, should she actually GET cancer, unlike the rest of us. Should she actually get cancer, she could have her breasts removed, if she decided that was the thing to do. OR, she could visit the Burzynski Clinic in Texas, try the all natural Gerson Therapy, she could go to Mexico for the Hoxsey treatment, she could follow the inspiring guidelines revealed in the wonderful film Forks Over Knives, The point is, she did not have to mutilate herself and go public, thereby pushing people everywhere to even consider the same course of action, because she has this gene marker.
The point is, there are preventative options if you find you have the potential for the disease and there are alternative options for cancer treatment. AND, given what I know from my research for Peddling Influence, about how the Public Relations industry works and how big business manipulates the population through the mainstream media purely for profit, it’s no surprise to me that this is playing out as a master ploy to get people to consider destroying healthy tissue in the name of prevention. Why? Follow the money! There is WAY more money in diagnosing and performing the procedure than there is in simple natural prevention. Just sayin’!
Obama, Please Save Face and Just Resign…
Benghazi has been falling
apart for some time, but this past few days have proven extremely damning.
Who knew what, when and who rewrote it are BIG issues right now,
along with exactly why help was so elusive, when it was known help was not
far. Also, the report that
Ambassador Chris Stevens was well liked in Libya should, at the very
least, draw out some questions. Puzzled?
You should be!
The IRS and DoJ stuff is
VERY interesting. Obama’s
IRS and DoJ basically handed over proof of what the TEA Party and Patriots
have been decrying as the intrusive nature of big government and the
unfair tax practices. For
YEARS, Ron Paul supporters, the ORIGINAL TEA Partiers (Remember, Taxed
Enough Already!?!) and independent Patriots have been exposing the
nefarious overreaching, self-indulgent nature of government and warning
people what can and probably will happen if certain conditions are right.
Well, to use Jon Stewart’s own words, the IRS and the DoJ have
quite literally “shifted the burden of proof from the tin foil-behatted
to the government.”
And what’s going on
when the DoJ is scooping up months of communication on a reported twenty
different lines at the Associated Press, as well as telling the nation
they don’t need warrants to gather your e-mails and social media
postings? Has Eric Holder
lost his mind? Holder, and by
extension the entire Obama Administration, needs to be briefed on former
Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart’s ruling in Katz vs. US, which was
exposed in the film, Blood
of Patriots, a film about our Bill of Rights.
Stewart ruled that The Fourth Amendment protects people, not just
their property, and that protection extends to public places, because
“what he seeks to preserve as private, even in an area accessible to the
public, may be constitutionally protected.”
Strictly speaking, us
“tin-foil-hat-wearing conspiracy theorists” have been trying to tell
people this is going on for YEARS, and we weren’t playing favorites.
We were exposing the Bush Administration, as well.
And, we have taken our share of punches, demonized, and put
on lists by the likes of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
(Yes, we have been a proud member of this list for years!)
While the nefarious wiretapping
scandal of the century happened under the Bush Administration, leading
to the ultra egregious FISA Amendment Act, giving retroactive immunity to
illegal Telecom activity, this particular wiretapping episode is really
quite humorous. (Yes, it
should still be TOTALLY illegal!) First
of all, what is the DoJ looking for that they feel the need to compromise
journalist/source confidentiality and secondly, did the Associated Press
REALLY think they were immune to the out-of-control government?
Well…if that don’t
beat all! This week, an
interesting piece of news surfaced that should have buddies Dick Morris
and Sean Hannity repeating their now-infamous 2009 G20 confession about
how right “conspiracy theorists” have been.
This time it’s about a whole different topic, and, if Morris and
Hannity are truly journalists, they, along with all other mainstream
press, need to be extremely vocal about their revelation.
In their 2009 release, Camp
FEMA, independent filmmakers William Lewis and Gary Franchi
exposed the early FEMA Directives reveal methods our own FBI uses to
“combat perceived threats to the existing social and political order”
(FEMA Directive 3). Camp FEMA
discloses that throughout four different Presidential administrations, FBI
Director J Edgar Hoover ordered agents to “expose, disrupt, misdirect,
discredit, or otherwise neutralize” the activities of certain dissident
political groups within the U.S. The
FBI claimed success in preventing local chapters of some of these
“targeted” groups from forming.
That was then, this is
now. A May 10, 2013 article
on the CNN Political Ticker revealed that the US Internal Revenue Service
had been targeting newly forming TEA Party groups by dragging their feet
to approve their requests for Tax Exempt Status.
One-fourth of the applications flagged for farther scrutiny were
pulled aside because “they had the names ‘tea party’ and
‘patriot,’ “ according to the IRS Director of tax exempt
organizations, Lois Lerner. And,
by the way, those with concerns about federal taxes were also one of the
groups targeted by the infamous February 2009 MIAC Report.
Now might be a good time
to discuss something else pointed out in Camp FEMA.
Citing Brian Glick’s book War at Home, the film discusses
the four main methods used by the FBI when conducting their often-illegal
counter-intelligence practices. Harassment
though the legal system seems an eerie fit in this particular scenario.
One of the tactics used to harass is discriminatorily enforcing tax
laws. While technically not
“discriminatorily enforcing” any tax law, they are using laws
regarding tax exempt status to hold up approval of the groups opposed to
the current administration.
Lewis has recently called
the mainstream media into question in his latest film, Peddling
that, in another bit of news, concerning a clear conflict of interest,
NewsMax revealed that the Presidents of both ABC and CBS have siblings
working for the Obama Administration’s National Security Council.
CBS’s David Rhodes’ brother, Ben, happens to be the Deputy
Assistant to the President and the Deputy National Security Advisor for
Strategic Communications. ABC’s
Ben Sherwood’s sister, Elizabeth Sherwood Randall, is the Special
Assistant to the President and the White House Coordinator for Arms
Control and WMD, Proliferation and Terrorism.
One has to wonder if that is why certain topics regarding maybe
Benghazi and Fast and Furious get very little coverage in the mainstream.
Add to that the information that White House Press Secretary Jay
Carney is married to an ABC senior national news correspondent, Claire
Shipman, and the mind begins to reel with “conspiracy,” or maybe just
good old-fashioned concern!
Wow, is that the voice of
our dear President Obama, ringing in my ears, “…you've grown up
hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than
some separate, sinister entity that's at the root of all our
problems…They'll warn that tyranny always lurking just around the
corner. You should reject these voices.”
Needless to say, Morris,
Hannity and scores of others, including the present and past
administrations, need to own up to the fact that those they have vilified
as “conspiracy theorists” have been getting it right FAR more often
than anyone remotely connected to media or government.
It’s time to dump the alphabet news agencies and follow
alternative media. While
Morris, Hannity and even President Obama may laugh at you, it’s obvious
you will be far better informed!
Fox News’ Sean Hannity
speaking with Dick Morris about the upcoming (2009) G20 Summit http://youtu.be/qW5Jv-TRXh0
Following tea party
complaints, IRS admits “mistake”
Brian Glick, War At
Home, Covert Action Against U.S. Activists and What We Can Do About
CBS, ABC Presidents Have
Siblings Working for Obama
United States National
Obama To Grads: Reject
Voices That Warn About Government Tyranny
Exposes Mainstream Media Agenda
Many people ask what the motivation was to produce Peddling
Influence, a documentary exposing the mainstream media.
After all, they say, most people know there is a problem, as
approval ratings for the media clearly show.
Many feel news outlets have some sort of agenda. The project
didn’t start out as an expose’ on media, though.
Therein lies the real reason William Lewis Films chose the timely
“It’s funny,” says
writer Debbie Lewis, “I started this project to expose the many times in
our history that wars were orchestrated rather than fought to truly defend
out nation. One thing led to
another, and BOOM…we shifted directions!”
Lewis says the catalyst
for this change came while doing research.
She stumbled across an attention-grabbing quote by American
journalist John Swinton. “At
a ceremony recognizing him for his body of journalistic work, Swinton is
quoted as saying, ‘There is no such thing, at this stage in the
world’s history in America, as an independent press.
You know it and I know it. I
am paid for keeping honest opinions out of the paper.’
When I read that, I automatically assumed it was a recent quote,
not knowing anything about John Swinton.
Turns out, he made that statement in 1880!
How is that for a matter-of-fact testimony about journalism in this
The Swinton revelation was cited in an essay by Hamilton Holt titled Commercialism and Journalism from the very early 1900’s. It is still appropriate today.
“The problem with our
media is multi-faceted,” states Lewis.
“You have advertisers spending incredible amounts of money with
media outlets, government officials trying to control what becomes news,
those whom the media actually consider experts, often times the outright
lying while reporting the news and believe it or not, we have actually had
to contend with foreign governments using our own media against us to sway
Influence reveals that, in 2011, advertisers were projected to
spend a whopping $128-plus Billion to reach our population. That equates to roughly $410 per person in the United States.
Who the media consider
experts is also divulged in Peddling Influence.
“Anything said or done by government officials is considered
expert information. Given the
approval rating of both congress and our President, that’s a bit scary
for me!” exclaims Lewis. Others
considered “experts” by mainstream media are high-ranking businessmen
and women, well-known, popular people, actors & actresses, and
athletes. By using them as
experts, the film reveals, media has plausible deniability if it proves to
The film also proves how
extremely powerful the use of images are in swaying popular opinion.
Recently, both Fox News and CNN used footage from totally different events
while reporting overseas news.
discloses both England and Israel’s use of our own media to garner
support for their own causes, and how, before World War I, JP Morgan and
friends bought the news interests of the top twenty-five news outlets to
control what was reported.
The film closes with a powerful quote by none-other than media mogul Ted Turner, “The media is too concentrated, too few people own too much. There’s really only five companies that control 90 percent of what we read, see and hear. It’s not healthy.” Truer words were never spoken!
To get more information about Peddling Influence, and your own copy of the film visit William Lewis Films.
The Proper Media
Someone recently posted
an older article by Fox News about a burglary and arrest.
One has to wonder how the article from March 2012 about the
arrested homeowner would have been reported if our
Constitutionally-protected Free Press was in place.
While Homer Wright was simply defending himself, his wife and his
home against burglary, this Army Veteran was arrested.
Why? Because Chicago
doesn’t allow guns…So, what’s Mr. Wright supposed to do, let the
burglar pilfer through his stuff while waiting for the cops?
And, before you read
the article and tell me, “well, it says the burglar was only after
alcohol,” does it really matter what he was after?
Don’t we have a
constitutional right to protect ourselves?
More law officers are telling us they may not be able to respond
quickly because of budget cuts or other issues.
Does it really matter how quickly they respond?
Why can’t we take the responsibility for our own protection?
By the way, the burglar had been “arrested at least 13 times
since 2009.” Yet, whose
photo accompanies the article and what was reported FIRST in this
misguided article? Mr.
Wright’s and that he “was arrested because he had two previous weapons
convictions…” Mr. Wright was treated like a criminal, not only by the
police, but by the mainstream press, as well.
“Our mainstream media has lost more credibility over the years, but many simply don’t know where to turn. That’s why Peddling Influence is so important. It explains the media agenda, why we don’t get the truth” says film maker William Lewis.
I wish I could say this
was an April Fools joke…but I can’t.
Our Tyrant-in-Chief has taken things way to far, AGAIN!
There were a couple of interesting happenings regarding the
Executive Branch recently. And
they are mind-numbing!
reported today on a White House Press
Release that should have every American scratching their heads and
wondering how they put this out with a straight face! I bet you didn’t know April has been dubbed National
Financial Capability Month…I’m right, you didn’t, did you!?!
With Jackass Idiots in
Charge, Who Needs Enemies!
I just can’t take it anymore…New York City’s mayor, Michael Bloomberg, is an idiot! Yeah…I said it! How in the world New Yorkers think this man is worthy to be their mayor is beyond me…Perhaps they don’t read…OR, perhaps they read the bought-and-paid-for-media version of what’s going on, without bothering to verify the facts! That HAS to be it…The only other excuse is that New York is full of brain dead zombies that couldn’t think for themselves if their life depended on it…WHICH IT DOES! Read Entire Entry
What The Anti-Gun
Crowd Is Missing
The Alex Jones/Piers
Morgan “debate” was interesting.
Jones took no time to light into Morgan about Morgan’s views on
gun control, and the interview, and Jones’ passionate temper,
escalated from there. People,
like Morgan and other anti-gun supporters, miss the main point.
In the United States of America, we already have a massive
“study” about gun control…the handgun ban and trigger lock law in
“Why is it that no one thinks about the extensive period of the DC gun ban in our own recent history?” asks independent filmmaker William Lewis, of William Lewis Films. “Researching the details around the Second Amendment, like we did for our documentary on the Bill of Rights, Blood of Patriots, was extremely enlightening.” Read Entire Entry
Firearms Related Deaths and Your Right to Bear Arms…
There is no doubt that what happened to those dear, sweet children and teachers/administrators at Sandy Hook Elementary School was a horrible tragedy. BUT, the actions of some of our government officials in the wake of it are truly remarkable…but not in a good way. Those in favor of gun control have zero common sense (or maybe another agenda?). Firearm related deaths are fairly easy to research…especially in this day of the Internet. Let’s take a look at what we know, and in doing so, save our Second Amendment right to “keep and bear arms.”
The Joke’s on
you…You Voted For Him
What an incredibly wonderful event hosted by Free and Equal Elections and carried on Russia Today Tuesday, October 23. The inclusive debate included Libertarian Gary Johnson, Constitution Party man Virgil Goode, Green Party candidate Jill Stein and Justice Party guy Rocky Anderson, and all were well worth the time it took to watch. Why? The event showed us one of the most important things we have been missing…we have other choices. We don’t have to waste our vote!
The first Presidential
debate between the 2012 “nominees” is over.
President Obama and Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney went head to
head. Depending on who’s
telling the story, Romney did quite well, while Obama didn’t seem to
be on his game. Regardless
of what people think they witnessed during this debate, Romney is a
status quo politician. He says what he needs to say, when he needs
to say it and changes his mind regularly.
These are the facts…
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Evil is Still
And so it begins…again…that ever-daunting task of “electing” a president. If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a thousand times, “A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for Obama.” The Republicans, and others fed up with Obama, want us to choose the lesser of two evils…again. Don’t they get it? Evil is still evil, and even the lesser is still evil.
Handle The Truth…
Social Media is a fascinating creature. Just today someone posted an older article by Russia Today about an Executive Order President Obama signed in July giving him control over all communications systems in the United States. Please don’t take this as support for our wayward president, but oh how soon we forget our history, as he is certainly NOT the first president to claim such broad powers.
For all their boasting about wanting to return to our Constitutional Roots in 2008, the Republicans and Democrats, in conventional style (no pun intended!), have ditched that concept in favor of a near-mirror image of each other for their respective Presidential candidates. Without so much as a glance toward more constitutionally minded choices, like Ron Paul, except maybe to see that his supporters are all over the spectrum, the political party conventions were a total bust. And who loses? We-the-People!
Are We Informed
Enough To Call The Shots? August 9, 2012
August 9, 2012
With the “gun
violence” going on across the country recently, the Batman shooting
and the Sikh Temple shooting, not to mention the police shooting of a an
unarmed man in Anaheim, you can see the wheels turning in the minds of
the gun control advocates. But
before your liberal friends explode with excitement at the thought that
legislators will work towards it, maybe we all need a few lessons from
our not-too-distant past.
Against NY State’s Original Thoughts on Second Amendment
The mainstream news is a-buzz with the Aurora, CO shooting, which, again, brings up the question of gun control. Interestingly enough, or coincidentally, the UN Arms Treaty talks are also going on, and come to a close seven days after the shooting occurred. If the shooting will have any bearing on the Treaty talks is anyone’s guess. However, one piece of news is more than interesting. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the police around our fair country should go on strike until the population agrees to give up their guns. Does Bloomberg remember New York’s stand on the 2nd Amendment from this country’s beginning?
Things That Irk
Me During Election Years…
Politics is a tough business. If you are in politics, either your political colleagues and/or your constituency are not happy with what you are doing. If you watch politics, your blood has to boil at least once a day, as you watch these congress critters destroy this country. What don’t they understand about their constitutional duty? “It’s really not that hard to understand,” says William Lewis, director of Don’t’ Tread On Me and Blood of Patriots. Elections are coming up. It seems that during election years, I can find things that are in desperate need of exposure. This year is no different.
in US As Constitutional Checks and Balances Fail
“Our Founding Fathers saw a need and wrote in protections for this country via the Bill of Rights. The Constitutional Articles of Power and the three distinct branches of government were clear, in their minds, but as the possibility of subversion was pointed out, they set in writing the 9th and 10th Amendments to protect us from a government gone wild,” says award-winning film director, William Lewis.
Land of the Persecuted, Home of the
Distressed: A Year of Oppression in Review
Another Independence Day has come and
gone. Folks were out
celebrating as if nothing was going on, yet this year, like years past,
has been an eye-opener, if you’re concerned about your freedom!
Once the Land of the Free, Home of the Brave, the united States
of America has been reduced to a land of tyranny and shame.
Our people have forgotten what this country is about and that our founding generation put safeguards in our governing documents to protect us from despotic governments. Documentaries like Blood of Patriots and Don’t Tread On Me reach out to remind us what our rights are supposed to be and what made this country the envy of the world. Yet, we celebrate this Independence Day more oppressed than just a year ago. Should we truly reflect over this past year, we would see our country is plagued with some of the most ridiculous rulings and considerations, and realize they are neither isolated nor unusual.
gets SCOTUS Pass on Unconstitutional Obamacare
Like everyone else, I have been awaiting the Supreme Court’s decision regarding Obamacare, hoping to see some glimmer of constitutionality. After the initial reports on the ruling, and ignoring the mis-steps of FOX News and CNN, livid would have been too mild a word to describe my feelings. The argument against Obamacare should have been made differently if a different outcome was expected. SCOTUS made their ruling based on the three arguments our derelict government used to defend their position.
In their infinite subversion of our Constitutional Rights, our government argued they could use the Commerce Clause, the Necessary and Proper Clause, or the Tax and Duty Clause for the legality of Obamacare.
Diversity At Risk? You’ve Been Assimilated!
Remember the Borg from Star Trek: The Next Generation? The attempt to assimilate us is on, and you better be paying attention! I receive an e-mail from someone in the Maryland GOP who recently forwarded a message from the their chairman. The e-mail cited a speech given by Karl Rove at the MD GOP’s Red, White and Blue dinner and is calling for support to make Maryland a two-party state! What the heck? Did Karl Rove and/or the MD GOP fall on their heads? This country was NOT founded on party politics. I’m not totally sure how I got on the Maryland GOP e-mail’s list, but, hey, at least I know what they are promoting! Read Entire Entry
Ron Paul Save The Systemic Extinction of the GOP?
only thing going for the GOP right now is that Ron Paul is still on
their Presidential ticket. That,
much to the chagrin of the party, has brought the support of many fed-up
Democrats (Blue Republican is proof of that!), Constitution Party
members and Libertarians. Another demographic seen moving towards the GOP are younger,
libertarian-leaning folks. Paul
has managed to liven up the GOP, as the many state caucuses have proven.
But does the GOP care? Are
they willing to reach out and embrace these people?
The massive support for Paul and a recent article sheds
much-needed light on the “Grand Old Party” and the fact that, unless
they are willing to accept an injection of young, fresh, yet
conservative, ideas, they truly are a dinosaur in need of registry on
the endangered species list.
NOT a Democracy!
We do NOT live in a
Democracy…there, I said it! The
mainstream media and the news seem to want us to believe we do, but we
do not. The GOP and the
Democrats would like for you to believe it, as well.
In fact, even Chief Justice John Roberts, as Paul Sheridan has so
eloquently pointed out, wants you to believe it and our school system
preaches it like it’s the gospel truth. Read
Country From Despotic Government
How many Republican and Democratic followers are claiming to support true freedom through our country’s Constitution? Many, regardless of background, say they support our Constitution, thus our freedoms, but how many of those same people put stipulations on either the freedom of others or on the support they are willing to give? Do they really understand our rights, at all?
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MI Dept of Natural Resources Responds...
I must admit, when I
called the Gaylord Office, the fellow who answered the phone there was
more than polite and listened to my concerns. The lady who
answered in Lansing was polite, but I could tell she was tired of
dealing with the issue. I repeat, though, she wasn't rude.
I did write the Director's office about the issue, not truly expecting a reply, because I figured they are swamped. To my surprise, I did receive a reply. In fact, I received two.
Our rights are at
stake…don’t you care!?!
There is a mess brewing all over this country, and it actually has been for some time. More and more we see our basic rights being taken by a callus and over-reaching government bent on “controlling” things that are not part of there power to control.
In my city, Columbia, MO, there is a desire to “attract” businesses by what is commonly referred to as EEZ, Enhanced Enterprise Zone. Sounds innocuous enough, right? Well…before you say that attracting business is a great idea, and it is, please consider the methods by which they choose to do it.
Gallup Blacks Out
Ron Paul In New Poll
Gallup has joined the ranks of the suspicious, with regard to
blacking out Ron Paul. Their latest poll and a head-to-head showdown between Obama
and the Republican hopefuls is disturbing and in more than one way.
The results reported on April 2, 2012 show Obama’s lead over
Romney is expanding and his lead over Santorum is larger still.
BUT, what they failed to do is include Ron Paul in the poll or
results. This may not seem
important, but what is shows it that the mainstream media is still
driving our elections!
A Ron Paul
Presidency; What’s In It For You?
Fresh off an incredible
victory in many local first phase caucuses in Missouri’s process and
his ignored win in the Virgin Islands, Ron Paul and supporters gear up
for the big one in Missouri, and elsewhere.
The media doesn’t take him seriously, but his supporters sure
do. In the face of what
non-Paul supporters may think is utter defeat from the past several
primary/caucus races, Paul supporters are nearly rabid with their fervor
for delegates. Why?
Because they know something others don’t seem to grasp; the
electoral process and what’s at stake if he loses.
While Romney, the obvious du-jour choice among many bent on re-tooling, or better yet, controlling, the GOP presidential race, touts his policies and rides his wave to glory, Santorum seems to be imploding, like many of the would be GOP hopefuls before him. Read Entry Here
Spring has sprung
and so has the SPLC
Spring has rolled around again and Mark Potok and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has released yet another Intelligence Report listing “Active Patriot Groups” for the past year. Nothing new there, but one could hope that, at least this year, they would have done their homework and the list would contain actual groups. Not so! Once again, the SPLC’s “list” contains feature length films, film companies, websites, and radio programs. Read Entry Here
Ron Paul and The
Battle for Our Constitutional Republic
“The constitution is
not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an
instrument for the people to restrain the government.”
Election Cycle is in full swing and Super Tuesday is just around the
corner. Watching the past
few state elections, it appears our general population is missing some
vital information…an in depth understanding of our constitutional
republic and founding documents. In
general, We-the-People have allowed our government to over-run us, in
part, because it gives us some sense of security, whether it be from
foreign enemies, “terrorists,” or whether it be financial, as in
welfare and social security. We
have forgotten that we have the ultimate power.
Read Entry Here
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