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Police State America Update: US Troops Training Cops on US Soil, Paramilitary Policing, ACLU & China on US Human Rights, and more

Is the U.S. a Fascist Police-State?

A police-state uses the law as a mechanism to control any challenges to its power by the citizenry, rather than as a mechanism to insure a civil society among the individuals.

A Plague Upon The World: The USA is a “Failed State”

Interview with Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary US Treasury, Associate Editor Wall Street Journal, Professor of Political Economy Center for Strategic and International Studies Georgetown University Washington DC.

Concise and correct.

“We reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals.”

In late July the American Civil Liberties Union releasedEstablishing a New Normal” (pdf), an 18 month review of national security, civil liberties and human rights under the Obama Administration.

How China Views America: The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2009

How the Military Destroys the Lives of Soldiers Who Try to Tell the Truth

“Top Secret America”: The Rest Of The Story

The secrets next door – Washington Posts’ explosive ‘Top Secret America’ series

H.R. 5741 Slave bill now in Committee

H.R. 5741 will give the president the authority “To require all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform national service, either as a member of the uniformed services or in civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, to authorize the induction of persons in the uniformed services during wartime to meet end-strength requirements of the uniformed services, and for other purposes.”

US Constitution May Be Suspended: War, National Emergency and “Continuity of Government”

Collecting rainwater now illegal in many states as Big Government claims ownership over our water

48% See Government Today As A Threat to Individual Rights

The President’s Nullification Power

Among the most extraordinary powers claimed by both President Bush and President Obama as part of the post-9/11 “war on terrorism” is the power to nullify — or ignore — jury verdicts of acquittal in federal criminal cases involving terrorism.

Supreme Court upholds ban on ‘material support’ to foreign terrorist groups

The First Amendment does not protect humanitarian groups or others who advise foreign terrorist organizations, even if the support is aimed at legal activities or peaceful settlement of disputes, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

When the Army Uses “Enhanced Interrogation” on an American Soldier

In gruesome detail, Luther described what happened to him at Camp Taji’s aid station. He thought he would receive medical care. Instead he was confined to an isolation chamber and held there for over a month, under enforced sleep deprivation, until he agreed to sign papers saying that he was ill before coming to Iraq and thus not eligible for disability and medical benefits. “They wanted me to say I had a ‘personality disorder,’” Luther told me.

SWAT Raids Gone Wrong — Paramilitary Policing Is Out of Control

Militarized SWAT Drug Raids on the Rise

Police Raids On Organic Food Stores

Video: Police violently smash mothers head onto the road nearly killing her’

Land Of The Free: Never In The Civilized World Have So Many Been Locked Up For So Little

Freedom of photography: Police, security often clamp down despite public right

Gang members are coming home with military training

NY National Guard Involved In Mass Arrests Of U.S. Citizens – Includes list of dozens of deployments of National Guard and military on American soil, in American cities.

Will Thousands Of Police Layoffs Unleash Chaos And Anarchy Across America?

Cops & Marines Patrol LA Streets Together

Foreign Troops Training To Confiscate Guns of Americans

USNORTHCOM Gears Up For Potential Attack On U.S. Soil

U.S. Army Trains To Confront Tea Party ‘Terrorists’

Homeland chief: Domestic extremism is top concern

‘Operation Exodus’: Louisiana Sheriff Taps Locals For Emergency Security Plan

Preparing for Civil Unrest in America

U.S. Army Trains To Confront Tea Party ‘Terrorists’

Special army unit ready to be deployed on American soil just before Nov. elections

In October of this year, one month prior to the November midterm elections, a special army unit known as ‘Consequence Management Response Force’ will be ready for deployment on American soil if so ordered by the President.

Army Report Says Christians Threaten U.S. Foreign Policy

Obama Just Got His Private Army

Chicago Officials Call for Military Intervention, Martial Law

New Video Shows Militarized Police at Obama Event in Illinois

Huge Number of Disaster Drills Held Throughout America

From terrorist attacks and hurricane evacuations to submarine base and nuclear power plant mishaps; bomb blasts, plane crashes, dirty bombs, hazmat spills, earthquakes, medical disasters and train derailments, America is on high alert. Over the past several weeks to the present, more than 35 major disaster drills are taking place throughout America. It makes one wonder what’s prompting all of these emergency exercises and planning venues. Was it confusion over Gov. Palin’s oft-quoted “drill, baby, drill?” No, it’s recognition that the Feds are leaving ordinary citizens to fend for themselves. States aren’t happy about this.

National Guard Training For Riot Control, Mass Detentions

Private Corporation Building Detention Camps Across America

The shadowy design firm that was behind the infamous Hardin Montana jail is pushing to build detention camps across America, with the latest proposal centering around a fifty acre, five hundred bed facility in Italy, Texas, part of a program that many Americans fear is based around a plan to intern political dissidents in the event of a national emergency.

Homegrown terrorist threat to be part of National Security Strategy

When the Obama administration unveils its National Security Strategy Thursday, it will be the first time a president explicitly recognizes the threat posed to the country by radicalized individuals at home.

“For the first time since 9/11, the NSS integrates homeland security and national security,” according to highlights of the plan given to CNN by a senior administration official said.

Maryland Citizens Face Felony Charges for Recording Cops

Sixteen years in jail…for videotaping a police officer in Maryland

U.S. Postal Service Expands Construction Of Secret Rooms

We have received documents from a military source indicating that U.S. Postal Service facilities across the country are expanding the construction of secretive criminal investigation rooms, which some fear will be used to detain American citizens in the event of a national emergency, bioterror attack or pandemic.

Ohio: You’re Speeding if The Cop Thinks You Are

The Ultimate Betrayal: Police and Military Working Together to Oppress Americans

FBI Continues Attack on Civil Rights, Demands Increased Powers

US and Polish Troops In Chicago

Disturbing Footage; The US Army Doesn’t Want You To See This

Moving video on the perversion of the US armed forces, and those brave men and women who strive to keep to their true duty – protecting the citizens of this land from all enemies, foreign and domestic.

Threatening World Order: US and Israel Quietly Announce Plans to Reconstitute Their Nuclear Stockpiles

U.S. Navy Conceals Nuclear Weapons Production in California

The CLEAR ACT: They are stealing it all: Land, water, minerals and the air we breathe

HR.3534, Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources Act of 2010 (Reported in House – RH) will effectively render a greater amount of land as owned and/or controlled for profit, by the federal government along with minerals and water rights to now be controlled by the federal government and enforced through the BLM.

The Clear Act claims control of the oceans, Great Lakes and by extension many other waterways and freshwater resources, mineral mining, solar, geo-thermal, and gas and oil conducted on land or in the oceans, in, on or near the continental United States. This bill passed the House on August 4, 2010.   All of this as a result of the BP Oil gusher; like we didn’t already have thousands of unused laws on the books to deal with this.

Feds to Protect Drug-Dispensing Postal Workers From “Violent Crowds”

The federal government is training postal workers in six U.S. cities to dispense “anti-terror drugs” in the event of a biological attack, with the promise that they will be accompanied by law enforcement officers to protect them from “potentially violent crowds”.

Fed to Buy More of Its Own Debt

Via: Bloomberg: Federal Reserve officials decided to reinvest principal payments on mortgage holdings into long-term Treasury securities, making their first attempt to bolster growth since March 2009 to keep the slowing U.S. economy from relapsing into recession.

Goldman reveals where bailout cash went

Goldman Sachs sent $4.3 billion in federal tax money to 32 entities, including many overseas banks, hedge funds and pensions, according to information made public 7/23.

USA Gun Owners Buy 14 Million Plus Guns In 2009 – More Than 21 of the Worlds Standing Armies Combined

Some Oklahomans want a state militia to resist Washington

Health Bill Broadens Unconstitutional Policing Power of IRS

NYPD Police Officer Admits to Arrest Quotas

New Mexico State Police have Quota System



The US Economic System: How and Why It Got This Bad and Where It’s Going

Exposing Our Enemy: Meet the Economic Elite

This is who ‘they’ are.

The Economic Elite vs. the People of the United States of America: Part I

Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid: Taxes are Voluntary in America

2010 Food Crisis for Dummies

Not just for dummies; this is a must-read 

Economic Black Hole: 20 Reasons Why The U.S. Economy Is Dying And Is Simply Not Going To Recover

“Modern Money Mechanics” by Federal Reserve…Explained

This video series (7 parts) goes page-by-page of “Modern Money Mechanics,” a pamphlet by the Federal Reserve of Chicago, no longer in print but available on the internet, which describes “the basic process of money creation in a ‘fractional reserve’ banking system.

Economic Crisis: The Sovereign Debt Bubble

Global Insolvency: How will the US Service its Debt?

Such unbridled greed came close to bringing down the entire financial system, which American taxpayers have been allowed to pick up the bill for. After all this we see absolutely no regulation in sight and the SEC and the CFTC continue to protect the titans of Wall Street as government looks on in total disinterest. This, of course, omits the Executive Order borne criminality, which has turned our free markets into controlled and manipulated fascist markets. People say what can I do? You can start by throwing almost every incumbent out of office and buy pressing the Senate relentlessly to pass the bill that includes an audit and investigation of the Fed.

Is a U.S. Default Inevitable?

Backing up Blankfein’s plea of ignorance and incomprehension is this: The crisis killed Lehman Brothers and would have killed every one of them had not the Treasury and Fed, neither of which saw it coming, either, intervened with hundreds of billions in bailout cash.  Yet there were those who warned a housing bubble was being created like the dot-com bubble; others who predicted the Empire of Debt was coming down. As, today, there are those warning that the United States, with consecutive deficits running 10 percent of gross domestic product, is risking an eventual default on its national debt.

Federal Reserve Made Record Profit in 2009: Report

Federal Reserve Seeks to Protect U.S. Bailout Secrets

Former Mexican foreign minister calls for ‘North American union’, unified currency

Nobel economist Stiglitz: “US privatized profits, socialized losses is not capitalism.” It’s fascism

Joseph Stiglitz understands half the US economic disaster when he explains current policy is “no way to run an economy that’s going to work,” “there’s moral hazard everywhere,” and newly-invented and unregulated financial markets have only increased risk, not decreased it.

Spying for Dollars: Military Contractors and Security Firms Reap Huge Profits

Actual Bloomberg Headline: “Secret Banking Cabal Emerges From AIG Shadows”

Willem Buiter warns of massive dollar collapse

Americans must prepare themselves for a massive collapse in the dollar as investors around the world dump their US assets, a former Bank of England policymaker has warned.

All Hell Could Break Loose Because of the Huge Government Debt

The United States faces projected 10-year federal budget deficits that seriously threaten its bond market, exchange rate, economy, and the economic future of every American worker and family. Those risks are exacerbated by the context of those deficits: a low household-savings rate, even after recent increases; large funding requirements for federal debt maturities every year; heavy overweighting of dollar-denominated assets in foreign portfolios; worsened fiscal prospects in the decades after the current 10-year budget period; and competing claims for capital to fund deficits in other countries.

How Goldman Sachs Helped Greece to Mask its True Debt

How Goldman Sachs Made Tens Of Billions Of Dollars From The Economic Collapse Of America In Four Easy Steps

Step 1: Sell mortgage-related securities that are absolute junk to trusting clients at vastly overinflated prices.

Step 2: Bet against those same mortgage-related securities and make massive bets against the U.S. housing market so that your firm will make massive profits when the U.S. economy collapses.

Step 3: Have ex-Goldman executives in key positions of power in the U.S. government so that bailout money can be funneled to entities such as AIG that Goldman has made these bets with so that they can get paid after they win their bets.

Step 4: Collect the profits – Goldman Sachs is having their “most successful year” and will end up reporting approximately $50 billion in revenue for 2009.

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Economic News Round-Up: A slow, downward spiral for the dollar

Congress Approves $636.3 Billion for Defense in Fiscal 2010

DoD To Add $100B to 2011-15 Spending  

U.S. National Debt Tops Debt Limit

The latest calculation of the National Debt as posted by the Treasury Department has – at least numerically – exceeded the statutory Debt Limit approved by Congress last February as part of the Recovery Act stimulus bill.  The ceiling was set at $12.104 trillion dollars. The latest posting by Treasury shows the National Debt at nearly $12.135 trillion.  A senior Treasury official told CBS News that the department has some “extraordinary accounting tools” it can use to give the government breathing room in the range of $150-billion when the Debt exceeds the Debt Ceiling.

Senate votes to raise federal debt limit by $290 billion

CHINA: ‘The world does not have Money to buy more US Treasuries’

ALBA Alliance Forgoes US Dollar

Gulf petro-powers to launch currency in latest threat to dollar hegemony

Calls rise for new global currency

‘Basket’ should replace U.S. dollar as reserve currency, IMF says

The imperative of greater global currency stability means the world can no longer rely, as it has done since the end of the gold standard, on a currency issued by a single country, the head of the IMF said on Tuesday.

2010: The Year of Severe Economic Contraction

Graphic: Here Is Why The Dollar Is Now Effectively Worthless

HR 3996, the Automatic Bailout Bill of 2009

Current And Former IMF Heads Call For New Global Currency

$4.8 trillion – Interest on U.S. debt

US public debt tops $12 trillion for first time ever

Belly up: 10 states face imminent bankruptcy

Ten states are facing imminent bankruptcy, confounding any possibility of economic recovery as tax revenues continue to decline and unemployment increases nationwide, Jerome Corsi’s Red Alert reports.  Those states in fiscal peril include California, Arizona, Rhode Island, Michigan, Oregon, Nevada, Florida, New Jersey, Illinois and Wisconsin.

Going hungry in the USA

Almost 15 percent of US households are “food insecure”. Last year, nearly 17 million children, or 22.5 per cent, lived in households in which food at times was scarce – 4 million children more than the year before. And the number of youngsters who sometimes went hungry rose from nearly 700,000 to almost 1.1 million.

The Silent Hunger Crisis, One-Sixth of all of Humanity is Malnourished  

RELATED: Economic Analysis: Global Currency, Hyperinflation, Fiat Money and More



Economic Analysis: Global Currency, Hyperinflation, Fiat Money and More

Graphic: Here Is Why The Dollar Is Now Effectively Worthless

The Role of Money Creation in Economic Development

Video: The Dollar Bubble

The following documentary was created by the National Inflation Association. In it you’ll see how dollar inflation has adversely affected the United States and how our country is headed for a total financial collapse…

World Wide Military Expenditures

Top 100 Defense Contractors

Inverting the Economic Order

An excerpt from an excellent Wendell Berry article on revising the priorities of the economy.

Ron Paul Warns Of Secret Plans To Create International Central Bank

Congressman Ron Paul’s “Free Competition in Currency Act” Won’t Solve the Problem But Raises Vital Issues

Half Of US Debt Is Owed to Fed

Video: The Fed Copies Weimar Hyperinflation

Hyperinflation Special Report by John Williams of Shadow Government Statistics

Potential For Fed To Hyperinflate

We believe the Fed will opt for letting the system run into hyperinflation. All signs tell us they cannot risk allowing the undertow of deflation to take over the economy. The system cannot stand such a withdrawal of funds. They also must depend on assistance from Congress in supplying a second stimulus plan. That would probably be $400 to $800 billion. A lack of such funding would send the economy and the stock market into a tailspin. Even with such funding the economy cannot expect any growth to speak of and at best a sideways movement for perhaps a year.

Federal Reserve – Enemy of America

No other topic is more important and explains better the demise of America, than the saga of the Federal Reserve. To any objective citizen the conclusion is self evident. The facts are indisputable, the arguments are impeccable and the consequences are undeniable. So why will the public avoid facing the ultimate crisis of national survival?

Fiat Currency Money Printing Leading to Decentralization and Operational Secession

A History of Money and Banking Secrets That Banks Don’t Want Published

The Silent Hunger Crisis, One-Sixth of all of Humanity is Malnourished

Worlwide Corporate Control of Agriculture: The New Farm Owners

The Critical Unraveling of U.S. Society

A great summary and call to action

RELATED: Economic News Round-Up: A slow, downward spiral for the dollar



Economic News & Analysis From The Fringe: Lessons from history, thinking outside the box and doing things differently

FDIC to require banks to prepay $45 billion to cover failures  – Washington Post 11/13/09

US monetary system: Robber Baron-era design makes US debt peons forever. You knew that, right?  – Examiner 11/13/09

Nine states suffer Californian fiscal disease  – Financial Times 11/11/09

Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island and Wisconsin join California as the most troubled US states, the Pew Center says.

For residents, fiscal problems have meant higher taxes, layoffs of state workers, longer waits for public services, more crowded classrooms and less support for the poor. They also may hurt the national economy, since the 10 states account for more than a third of the US population and economic output, the report says. Tax increases and spending cuts, the main ways of balancing state budgets after sharp declines in tax revenue, can slow the overall recovery.

Each of these United States will declare bankruptcy within the next few years.  It’s the only logical result, when you actually examine the design of the system.

CNBC – Dollar Will be Utterly Destroyed, Global Currency, New World Order  – CNBC / YouTube 11/10/09

Bailout overseer Elizabeth Warren: banks recklessly gamble knowing US taxpayers will pay losses  – Examiner 11/10/09

Criminal Rothschilds How International Central Bankers Control  – 911 Inside Job.net 11/4/09

“If my sons did not want wars, there would be none.” ~ Gutle Schnaper, Mayer Amschel Rothschilds wife

I am one of those who do not believe the national debt is a national blessing… it is calculated to raise around the administration a moneyed aristocracy dangerous to the liberties of the country
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Andrew Jackson, Letter to L. H. Coleman of Warrenton, N.C., 29 April 1824

Breaking up ‘too big to fail’ firms  – Politico 11/5/09

Rep. Kanjorski proposes power to dismantle firms “too big to fail” even if they’re not financially at risk.

Take the Power to Create Credit Away from the Giant Banks and Give It Back to the People  – Prison Planet 11/5/09

Bill gives Fed new power to police risk  – Politico 11/10/09

Ron Paul: Bill To Audit Fed Would Pass Tomorrow If It Was Given The Opportunity  – Prison Planet 11/13/09

Forget the Audit: Just Go Ahead & Abolish the Federal Reserve  – American Free Press 11/6/09

Understanding how nations create money and how the US can reclaim $1 trillion/year from banksters  – Examiner 11/7/09

Below is a concise and lucid explanation of how nations create money by economist John Hotson. This topic is at the heart of our economic problems, and required understanding for competent citizenry.

I’m among many writers who document that Americans are transferring unprecedented amounts of their hard-earned money to the oligarchy controlling our banks and casino-capitalism “investment” institutions. The solution is structurally simple for the public benefit of conservatively $1 trillion every year, and has been advocated by many of America’s sharpest historical minds. States can take control of their financial problems through state-owned banks; ending interest payments on their debt and earning profit by providing 2% mortgages for the good of the public.

The Record of the Federal Reserve  – Bush Stole 04 via WRH 11/7/09

Greenspan Admits The Federal Reserve Is Above The Law & Answers To No One  – video via Bush Stole 04

What Is Money? Part 11: The Great Default – Prison Planet 11/2/09

Collection of Federal Reserve Bank Scam and Monetary System Videos  – Bush Stole 04.com

A History of Money and Banking Secrets That Banks Don’t Want Published  – Bush Stole 04 11/10/09

To start with a history of money and debt, we must go back many years ago when people used to trade their wares for the things they wanted and needed.  In place of money or Federal Reserve Notes, you could trade a well made pistol for a cow, which you could eat or trade a remainder of for other items like clothing.  It didn’t take long for people to realize there needed to be a more efficient means of trade. If you were a farmer, it was too difficult to carry baskets of fresh corn around to trade for a new horse. And, the person selling the horse might not want any corn at all.

Quantitative Easing Has Been A Monetary Failure; Persistent Deflation Means More Fed Intervention Coming Soon  – Prison Planet 11/13/09

Reed Apologizes for Glass Steagall Repeal, Building Citigroup  – Prison Planet 11/6/09

John S. Reed, who helped engineer the merger that created Citigroup Inc., apologized for his role in building a company that has taken $45 billion in direct U.S. aid and said banks that big should be divided into separate parts.

“I’m sorry,” Reed, 70, said in an interview yesterday. “These are people I love and care about. You could imagine emotionally it’s not easy to see what’s happened.”

The Role of Gold in the World Monetary System  – Global Research 11/5/09

Gold Spells Trouble for Greenback: Charts  – CNBC 11/4/09

Estulin: G-20 Meeting in Scotland this Week about Dumping U.S. Dollar  – DProgram 11/3/09

Britain and U.S. Clash at G-20 on Tax to Insure Against Crises  – NYTimes 11/7/09

Gordon Brown of Britain told G-20 finance ministers that the world needed a system to force banks, not taxpayers, to cover future bailouts.

Rising Military Expenditure: The Coming U.S. Budget Attack  – Global Research 11/7/09

Dollar Will be Utterly Destroyed: Global Currency, New World Order  – InfoWars 11/7/09

The dollar will get “utterly destroyed” and become “virtually worthless”, said Damon Vickers, chief investment officer of Nine Points Capital Partners. Due to the huge wage disparities between the United States and emerging markets like China, Vickers said that may resolve itself in some type of a global currency crisis.

Russia Joins Dollar Interventionists, Shifts Position Diametrically As It Now Plans To Buy Gold  – IStock Analyst 11/10/09

China Pledges $10 Billion to Africa  – NYTimes 11/7/09

Is China headed toward collapse?  – Prison Planet 11/12/09

International Monetary Fund sells 200 tons of gold to India  – Raw Story 11/3/09

Broader Measure of U.S. Unemployment Stands at 17.5%  – NYTimes 11/7/09

Study: In US, 90 percent of black children will be fed by food stamps – Prison Planet 11/3/09

Delaware Beats Switzerland as Most Secretive Financial Center  – Reuters via Cryptogon 11/2/09

Jonathan May, Economic Hitman  – Google Video

Jonathan May formerly worked for the International Monetary Fund in England. In the early 1980s he came to America with a plan to release Americans from debt to the banking system by employing the same “credit creating” system used by international banking. The law governing this system is the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). May was initially successful. Eventually, however, he was targeted and imprisoned by the banking system.

Report: 237 millionaires in Congress  – Politico 11/6/09

JPMorgan to Pay $75 Million in Alabama Case  – NYTimes 11/5/09

The Securities and Exchange Commission said that JPMorgan Chase had agreed to pay $75 million and forfeit $647 million in termination fees to settle civil charges that its securities firm had engaged in an “unlawful payment scheme” in Jefferson County.

FBI Arrests Former Galleon Office Worker, 13 Others  – Bloomberg 11/5/09

Craig Drimal, who according to court documents worked at Manhattan-based Galleon, wasn’t an employee of the firm. Also arrested were Zvi Goffer, Arthur Cutillo, Jason Goldfarb, Emanuel Goffer, David Plate and Michael Kimelman. Charges against the men include conspiracy and fraud, according to documents filed in New York federal court. Names of the other seven defendants weren’t immediately available.

CIT Bankruptcy: Taxpayers Stiffed on Company’s Bailout Billions While Execs Reap Bonuses  – OpEd News 11/6/09

CIT files for 5th largest U.S. bankruptcy – Prison Planet 11/2/09

The Color of Money: MoneyGram settles charges of abetting fraud   – Washington Post 11/7/09

In one of the largest consumer payouts of its type, MoneyGram International has agreed to fork over $18 million to the Federal Trade Commission to settle charges that it knowingly allowed con artists to use its operation to swindle U.S. consumers out of millions of dollars

Profit ‘Not Satanic,’ Barclays Says, After Goldman Invokes Jesus  – Bloomberg via Cryptogon 11/7/09