NY Street Scanners Looking For Guns

The 2nd and 4th Amendment apparently has little meaning for New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

Kelly is working with the Pentagon to deploy Terahertz Imagining Detection (TID) scanners throughout the city. TID scanners measure radiation energy emitted from a person’s body and can detect when the radiation is being blocked. Hence, it would spot a concealed weapon.

This allows the New York Police Department to conduct illegal searches of anyone walking down the street. If an officer sees an anomaly, he can then conduct a more formal search… all without probable cause or a warrant. Donna Lieberman of the New York Civil Liberties Union told CBS the scans subjected everyone to a virtual pat down.

Of course, liberty means little to the people of New York. In the first quarter of 2011, NYPD conducted street interrogations of more than 161,000 innocent New Yorkers. Of those, 84 percent were either black or Latinos. Figures released last May showed that of 180,000 stop-and-frisk encounters reported by the police department, 88 percent of them ended in neither an arrest nor a summons.

At first glance, it seems ironic that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg would go along with Kelly on this endeavor. After all, Bloomberg is a big nanny-stater. He claims to be looking out for people’s health when he seeks to ban food stamp users from buying soda and sugary drinks, when he wants to reduce the consumption of salt and when he bans trans fat in restaurant food.

But the TID scanners emit THz waves that, “unzip double-stranded DNA, creating bubbles in the double strand that could significantly interfere with processes such as gene expression and DNA replication,” according to a report by MIT.

Obviously, Bloomberg — one of the founders of Mayors Against Illegal Guns — cares more about control than health. But what does it say about New Yorkers that they tolerate such totalitarianism?

Not content to confine his tyranny to New York City, Bloomberg has announced he’s going after Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints website KSL.com over its classified section, which sells guns. Apparently, Bloomberg needs a geography lesson as well as a lesson on the U.S. Constitution.

Sorry, He’s Not A Natural Born Citizen

And I’m not talking about President Barack Obama, who has produced a (fake) copy of his birth certificate only to prove that he really isn’t a natural born citizen.

I’m talking about Tea Party hero Marco Rubio, the Senator from Florida who is being touted by the Republican establishment as the likely pick for the GOP Vice Presidential nominee.

Rubio’s parents came to America from Cuba sometime between 1956 and 1959 (the exact date is in dispute) and became naturalized U.S. citizens in 1975. Rubio was born May 28, 1971. This fact makes him a U.S. citizen, but it does not make him a natural born citizen according to the definition intended by the founders.

Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution, says, “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President…”

Arguments over what constitutes “natural born” abound. But the Naturalization Act of 1790 probably defines the Founders’ intent better than anything. It reads: “…the children of citizens of the United States that may be born beyond Sea, or out of the limits of the United States, shall be considered as natural born Citizens.”

Rubio’s parents were not citizens at the time of Rubio’s birth, so Rubio can’t be President.

And by the way, Obama’s fake birth certificate proves his ineligibility to hold the office, for if the elder Barack Obama from Kenya, East Africa is Obama II’s father, he was not then and never was a U.S. citizen. Hence, Obama is not a child “of citizens of the United States.”

The mainstream media will not tell you any of this.

Hat tip: wnd.com

America, The Land Of Obesity

Dr. Royal Lee was the founder of the Standard Process Company, famous for its whole-food supplements organically grown on its own farms.

Lee was at least 100 years ahead of his time. He spent most of his life in confrontation with the Food and Drug Administration and U.S. agricultural authorities. He probably never knew that the people trying to channel his great work were the big pharmaceutical houses fronted by the FDA.

Lee didn’t realize at the time that his whole-food formulations were in direct competition to the drug houses. Lee organized a science of nutrition that would have replaced the drug culture, if left alone. He understood that drugs don’t heal, but whole foods do.

Lee died in 1967, a half century before the obesity epidemic that is going on today. But he foresaw our day and the obesity of most of the population.

Lee exposed the sinister racket of fructose corn syrup, which by now is in most of the “sweet” things we eat. Fructose corn syrup is a very inexpensive filler used to sweeten and create filler space to build product volume extremely. It is a very deceptive crime and undermines health. This costs billions of dollars yearly in the United States, and the bill is going up exponentially.

Lee said that fructose corn syrup is not processed by the human body normally. It bypasses the pancreas, causing quick obesity and diabetes. He predicted that within 50 years we would be a Nation of obesity and diabetes.

Can we look out and see it?

Read the labels to see how many products on the grocery store shelves contain fructose corn syrup.

Commenting On Washington State Lawmakers Fight Federal Assault On Citizens

CP says:

February 3, 2012 at 7:33 am

From what changes I have seen, both in the US and abroad, the terrorists WON. Yeah, some of them died, but a lot of our freedom has died as well. We are now only a step or two away from being forced to carry a nationally approved ID card just to prove we exist, let alone have any rights. We aren’t required to show ID to cross state lines, yet, but the day is coming, in the not too far distant future unless we get not only the government, but the crybabies who are afraid of their own shadow, under some sort of control.

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Robert Smith says:

February 3, 2012 at 8:39 am

Getting rid of the abusive drug laws should be the first step. That’s what gives these jackasses the alleged authority to follow through with their antics.

Rob

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The Wrong Conversation About Taxes

The conversation about taxes in America is all wrong.

The political elites and the complicit media have convinced the vast majority that taxes are necessary to fund government. Politicians and wrongheaded economists bloviate about where to get the money to fund “necessary” government programs and about paying one’s fair share. Now comes word from the Congressional Budget Office that taxes will increase by more than 30 percent between 2012 and 2014.

The conversation is not being framed correctly, and that is by design. The messengers (propagandists) of the elites want it that way.

First of all, what is truly necessary to fund government; or, better yet, what is necessary government that must be funded? These are questions that are not asked. Politicians won’t address these questions because their goal is to accrue more power over the people through government. Politicians never relinquish power, and government never shrinks.

Think for a moment. In 2000, President Bill Clinton submitted a budget of $1.9 trillion for the 2001 year. Do you recall hardships, starving children, neglected old people or a military with antiquated weapons that year? For 2012, President Barack Obama feels his budget must be $3.7 trillion.

With few exceptions over the past 100 years, politicians have been corrupted beyond belief. They are amoral mobsters who now brazenly steal in the open. When they talk of “cutting government,” they are not talking about cutting anything. They are using doublethink on the American people, and the American people are buying into it.

Politicians believe that government must grow, so they operate under the assumption that a growth by a certain percentage each year is not really growth, but the status quo. So when they speak of cuts, what they are speaking of is cutting the rate of growth. Government never gets smaller. (The exception, of course, is Ron Paul, who has said he will cut $1 trillion out of government in his first year and eliminate whole government agencies.)

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If political winds do blow in the direction of reducing government (as they are doing now), politicians pledge to cut but never make real cuts. If the two parties do reach an agreement on what they call “cuts,” what they cut is the rate of growth — from 10 percent annual growth to 9 percent annual growth, for instance. And then they cry and moan about how the “draconian” cuts are going to cause children to starve, old people to be put out on the streets or hostile nations to invade the United States and overwhelm our underfunded military.

So the political elites then turn the conversation around to taxes. Inevitably, they will try to guilt you into wanting to pay more; or they will try to convince you that someone, somewhere who is richer than you is paying less than you, and that can’t possibly be fair.

Recent discussions over Mitt Romney’s tax returns bear this out. Obama and his fellow Marxists and statists from both sides are bemoaning the fact that Romney “did not pay his fair share” because Warren Buffett’s secretary — or some nebulous “working man” or “working woman” (whatever that means) — pays a higher percentage.

Never mind that Romney was forced to give $6.2 million the past two years to the government, paying a tax rate of 13.9 percent in 2010 and an estimated 15.4 percent for 2011.

In fact, Romney’s rate is far too high. His 13.9 percent rate in 2010 was 5.7 percent higher than the average effective income tax rate of U.S. households, according to The American Enterprise Institute.

But if this is the conversation, it is still framed incorrectly because the United States doesn’t need taxes to fund government. Income taxes are merely a means of controlling and redistributing wealth and providing government with a personal dossier of all Americans.

So-called income taxes, as defined and used by the socialist state, leads the people into a swamp of confusion by design. Socialism attracts corruption and corruption attracts socialism.

Income tax systems go hand in hand with fiat paper money systems. The money creators cannot create wealth, but they can transfer wealth with depreciating (inflating) paper money.

Governments make war on their own citizens by depreciating the currency. As the currency is depreciated (inflated), the people are impoverished. There is no way to protect financial assets with a fiat paper money system except exchanging fiat paper money for gold and silver.

Depreciating paper money is not a store of wealth. Gold and silver are. One can bury paper money to hide it so the money creators and tax collectors do not know where it is. Yet the state can steal the purchasing power of paper money by creating more paper money and diluting the buried paper money.

The transfer of wealth from the producers and savers to the government is a simple process of increasing the quantity of money. This fact eliminates the need for income taxes.

A government that can print money at will does not need taxes for funding. That’s what the government does through the Federal Reserve.

Former New York Federal Reserve Chairman (1941-1946) Beardsley Ruml said as much in a speech to the America Bar Association. He said, “The necessity for a government to tax in order to maintain both its independence and solvency is true for state and local governments, but it is not true for a national government.”

The speech was originally printed in American Affairs in January 1946. The publication’s editor wrote:

His (Ruml’s) thesis is that given (1) control of a central banking system and (2) an inconvertible currency, a sovereign national government is finally free of money worries and need no longer levy taxes for the purpose of providing itself with revenue. All taxation, therefore, should be regarded from the point of view of social and economic consequences.

Just as the need for taxes to fund the government is a myth, so is the national debt. As long as the people believe that the government owes money, the fiat regime can be extended further and further.

If the government admitted that it never intended to pay any debt, what would happen to the 100-year-old fiat paper money system? It would collapse overnight. Nobody can deny this.

Fiat is default from its inception. Yet national debt propaganda justifies the deficit. Debt propaganda covers fiat fraud with legitimacy.

Simply stated, as long as the people believe that government will pay its debts, they are not afraid of default. The concept of debt is more acceptable than default. No matter how massive the debt, the people still believe that government has the ability and the will to pay. But default is now, as well as certain in the future.

The fiat paper money monetary system is a confidence game. No debt will be paid. The whole system is Ponzi.

As confidence in fiat collapses, the government begins to step up the use of its police power against citizens. This is what is behind the passage of bills like the Patriot Act and recent National Defense Authorization Act, which enabled the indefinite incarceration of Americans without trial, and the recent attempts to censor the Internet.

The political elites are now growing fearful of an awakening by the populace. They attempt to blame the failure on the population but realize the seeds for a revolt have been sown, so they pass laws to protect themselves. And government directly attacks and confiscates the wealth of the people under a host of excuses and pretexts.

We are in the last stage of the collapse of the fiat regime. The confidence barometer is the price of gold and silver. The government seeks to suppress the price of gold to keep down the flashing indicator of the loss of confidence in government and in the system.

At some time, there will come a tipping point. Corrupt government will fail because a critical number of the people will realize that government is organized crime. Finally, it will become obvious that the modus operandi of government is to expand its power and size through a stealth transfer of wealth from the people to the government.

This stage is growing near. The next order of events is economic collapse and social breakdown. We are already past the breakdown of law and order where citizens do not have equal protection but selective enforcement of the law and rule by an oligarchy of unaccountable judges and Federal prosecutors.

Jerusalem, The Biography by Simon Sebag Montefiore

[pl_amazon_book_order src="http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=perslibedige-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&asins=0307266516&ref=tf_til&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr"]After reading the amazing history contained in Jerusalem, The Biography, by Simon Sebag Montefiore, I couldn’t help but be thankful that our Founding Fathers established a country that allows all citizens the rights to their own religious beliefs and keeps government out of it. (At least, that’s the way it’s supposed to work.) As a lesson about what happens when governments and religion become intertwined, Jerusalem, though, is a cautionary tale. Because the saga of conflict told in Jerusalem not only sheds light on an astounding history of warfare among countries, empires, ethnic groups and civilizations, it demonstrates what happens when militaristic religious leaders decide to rid the Earth of their rivals. The result is a kind of never-ending ethnic cleansing.

The fact that Jerusalem is the center of the spiritual world for so many people seems to make politics there frighteningly complex and deadly. Consequently, if you have any interest in understanding why the area in and around Jerusalem is such a contentious piece of real estate, Jerusalem explicates, in exquisite historical detail, the thousands of years of fighting over a piece of ground that so many people want to possess. Sometimes, the details supplied by Montefiore are a bit overwhelming. But the historical tidbits, footnotes, archeological gossip and descriptions of what we know or think we know about what historical figures did to each other in this part of the planet are never less than fascinating and illuminating.

Near the beginning of the book, Montefiore describes a time when Jerusalem was ruled by a confederation of tribes who were challenged by the Philistines, “part of the Sea Peoples, who originated in the Aegean (Sea).” The Israelites led first by Saul and then by David beat them back. As king, David established his stronghold at Jerusalem because it was a demilitarized zone between the northern and southern tribes.

Power Struggles

Later on, though, rulers of the various kingdoms in and around Jerusalem would periodically invade and kill many of the local inhabitants, making off with gold from the city’s temple. And then, in between invasions and sieges, members of the ruling class would battle with each other for power, brothers killing each other in order to take control, children killing parents, in-laws plotting each other’s doom and generals using assassinations and bloodbaths to establish their own dynasties.

At the same time, the ruling Jewish kings twice built magnificent temples in Jerusalem (each eventually destroyed), filling them with golden treasures (all eventually looted) and established the city as a living, holy shrine.

But the battles never stopped.

Invasions

In one typical period, as the Assyrians invaded, Israel’s King Ahab joined with Judah and Syria to repel the would-be conquerors. But soon, the three anti-Assyrian partners began to war with each other, civil wars broke out and King Ahab was killed by his own troops. In the power vacuum, a general named Jehu decided it was time to do away with the rest of the royal family.  He stacked the heads of Ahab’s 70 sons in a gruesome pile at the one of the city’s gates, killed the new king who was trying to succeed Ahab and, for good measure, murdered the visiting king of Judah. Ahab’s wife, Queen Jezebel, was unceremoniously thrown out of a palace window, “pulverized” by chariots and fed to the dogs. But Ahab’s family was soon in control again. One of Jezebel’s daughters, Athalia, took power, killing every prince she could get her hands on (all of whom were her own grandchildren). She made Baal the state religion and set up idols in the Temple. Athalia, though, was eventually murdered, as were her priests.

This kind of back-and-forth killing was typical. Eventually, the Assyrians came back for more booty, and the Egyptians took a turn invading the area. When those empires backed off, the Babylonians arrived for their share. A couple of hundred years later, the Persians took out the Babylonians, followed by the Greeks and later the Romans.

Destruction And Conflict

Soon after Jesus was crucified, relations between Rome and the Jewish rulers of Jerusalem reached a tipping point. Roman legions marched into the city, looted it, burned it to the ground and slaughtered most its residents, hauling many of the survivors back to Rome as slaves and unwilling participants in bloody shows at the Coliseum. For a time, the city was a camp for Roman soldiers.

Later, when the Romans eventually left, the city settled down into relative obscurity, lapsing into low level anarchy before being invaded by European Crusaders.

Today, of course, Jerusalem is in the center of the controversy between Palestinians and Israelis, each group claiming that they should control the area. After reading Jerusalem, you won’t wonder that the city and the area around it is a continual source of conflict. You may wonder why it isn’t worse. Montefiore warns, “… there have always been two Jerusalems, the temporal and the celestial, both ruled more by faith and emotion than by reason and facts.”