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Who are those people always shouting USA! USA! USA?

The information I am presenting here is taken from a heavily redacted 2002 version of the Secret Service's Presidential Advance Manual acquired through a FOIA request.

The presidential advance manual describes the steps that are required to be taken by the presidential advance team in conjunction with the secret service to prepare a site prior to a presidential visit.

This manual is constantly updated and new procedures are introduced all the time, but a section of the 2002 draft describes the tactic of employing rally squads to marginalize any demonstrators, especially in the eyes of the media.

The following is an excerpt from the manual:

Preparing For Demonstrators
There are several ways the advance person can minimize demonstrators. First, as always, work with the Secret Service and have them ask the local police department to designate a protest area where demonstrators can be placed, preferably not in view of the event site or motorcade route.

The formation of "rally squads" is a common way to prepare for demonstrators by countering their message. This tactic involves utilizing small groups of volunteers to spread favorable messages using large hand-held signs, placards, or perhaps a long sheer banner, and placing them in strategic areas around the site.

These squads should be instructed to always look for demonstrators. The rally squad's task is to use their signs and banners as shields between the demonstrators and the main press platform. If the demonstrators are yelling, rally squads can begin and lead supportive chants to drown out the protestors (USA! USA! USA!). As a last resort, security should remove the demonstrators from the event site. The rally squads can include, but are not limited to, college Young Republican and Democratic organizations, local athletic teams, and fraternities and sororities.

For larger rallies, the squads should be broken up into groups of approximately 15-25 people. A squad should be placed immediately in front of the stage, immediately in front of the main camera platform, close to the cut platform, immediately behind the stage area (if people are being used as a backdrop), and at least one squad should be "roaming" throughout the perimeter, looking for potential problems.

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The British are coming! - Beatles PR Advance Team Stages 3,000

http://youtu.be/EerSA0qW-Sg 1 minute public relations spot, posing as newsreel for the Beatles, Rock & Roll English exports. Crowd is staged along rail overlooking the arrival gate. Beatles arrive via Panam Jet at John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport, February 7, 1964.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

So the Presidency itself is

So the Presidency itself is now a psy-op.

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Four words:

Brown shirts' subversion techniques.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

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"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Take it one step further

And you realize where most of the pro Neo-Con, pro government, pro NSA posters come from across the interwebs.

You can tell who they are because they will post constantly and try to counter every argument on a thread which crosses whatever list they are supplied with.

Here at the DP, check the Sibel thread for obvious government shills.

Had I not been involved

Had I not been involved and seen the cheating first hand I wouldn't have believed my government had fallen so far.

But the control of the Corporate Media, finding our ORIGINAL meetup group had been infiltrated from DAY 1, Seeing every convention controlled to some degree with no respect to the rules, all the way to National, DUH!

One thing about it, it doesn't work when people understand it. ;)

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Interesting. No longer surprising, or shocking either.

I remember at the 2008 RNC they started shouting that as they dragged a Code Pink protester out during McCain's speech. But I just figured they were Republican-bots. It does make sense now, it retrospect. That was the biggest auditorium of sheep I had ever seen. One starts bleating and the rest all follow.

All art is only done by the individual. The individual is all you ever have, and all schools only serve to classify their members as failures. E.H.

I was at

the Convention and they chanted USA at Ron Paul people. I got hundreds of dirty looks. These people are brainwashed. They had no idea why they were chanting....Some did though.

V for Vendeta

We all need to watch again. In light of the NSA and the continued revelations as to the over reach of government into our lives, it is a must see. It is okay to be a sheeple if you have honest, trustworthy leadership with morals and ideals that help humanity.


Staging and Creating News For One of England's Largest Exports.

http://youtu.be/fdoCHA0-56o San Francisco, 1964

http://youtu.be/UYZ5GwOQp1Y 1 minute. Buckingham Palace, London, British Empire.

Newsreels 1965, November 2: Music Group "The Beatles" Play At The Royal Palace. The Queen's Palace has lived through many historic events, but few like this one. A screaming throng storms the gates of Buckingham Palace as the Beatles are invested with the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. It's a reward for their work in bringing foreign exchange to Britain, yeah, yeah. CU image of "The Beatles". CU image of screaming teenagers. Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, & Ringo Starr.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

interesting read

Hey, how about scanning the entire manual into a PDF file and posting it online for us? Pretty please! ;D


It just so happens that the ACLU can oblige since they are hosting the copy that I have from 2002. Download it in PDF here:


Tampa 2012 used that playbook?

So it seems.

Free includes debt-free!

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They chanted "USA, USA..." in Tampa just like the playbook said.


I'd rather be a hungry patriot than a satisfied slave.

Free Speech Zones

This also might explain how free speech zones developed.

It is kind of mind blowing to re-review all the television media video clips over the years where there are rally squads present. Makes you wonder who was demonstrating and how many since they were obviously being tactically ignored.

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Good news is we still have video evidence

So we can determine who took evil actions.

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