By Ron Paul
Forced lockdown of a city. Militarized police riding tanks in the streets. Door-to-door armed searches without warrant. Families thrown out of their homes at gunpoint to be searched without probable cause. Businesses forced to close. Transport shut down.
These were not the scenes from a military coup in a far off banana republic, but rather the scenes just over a week ago in Boston as the United States got a taste of martial law. The ostensible reason for the military-style takeover of parts of Boston was that the accused perpetrator of a horrific crime was on the loose. The Boston bombing provided the opportunity for the government to turn what should have been a police investigation into a military-style occupation of an American city. This unprecedented move should frighten us as much or more than the attack itself.
What has been sadly forgotten in all the celebration of the capture of one suspect and the killing of his older brother is that the police state tactics in Boston did absolutely nothing to catch them. While the media crowed that the apprehension of the suspects was a triumph of the new surveillance state – and, predictably, many talking heads and Members of Congress called for even more government cameras pointed at the rest of us – the fact is none of this caught the suspect. Actually, it very nearly gave the suspect a chance to make a getaway.
...who clothes himself in the purity of the Constitution -- according to Dorothy Rabinowitz who sits on the War Street Journal editorial board.
Rand is really getting attacked a lot lately - I stand with him more than ever!
If we were to have a sane and adult conversation about drug use and abuse in America instead of waging a war on drugs the same way we wage a war on terror, we might come to the realization that we’re letting the bad ones in our homes freely while some of the most helpful to improving the quality of life of the average person carry some of the highest minimum prison sentences of all, while touting an infinitesimal number of related deaths. Some of you may have read Thad McKracken’s well thought out article on the state of drugs in society today. The numbers fall in lockstep with his thoughts.
It turns out that, aside from Alcohol, Big Pharma is the #1 killer while drugs that have been used traditionally as entheogens hardly appear in the statistics at all. Drugs like LSD, DMT, Marajuana, Peyote and other psychedelics are used as a religious sacrament in many belief systems around the world, but are vilified because of their tendency to provide people with what Terence McKenna simply called ‘funny ideas’.
In 2010, there were 80,000 drug and alcohol overdose deaths in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s WONDER database. The database, maintained by the National Center for Health Statistics, keeps a tally of all the deaths listed on certificates nationwide. They’re classified by the ICD-10 medical coding reference system.
Senator Rand Paul is coming under pressure from some multi-national businesses to drop his opposition to tax treaties between the United States and other nations.
Citing privacy concerns about Americans' tax data, Paul, a Republican and libertarian, has single-handedly blocked Senate action on treaties with Hungary, Switzerland and Luxembourg that have been signed by authorities on both sides, but have been awaiting Senate review since 2011.
The Boston police state lockdown was a beta test. It went over swimmingly. Residents obeyed orders and stayed in their homes. Grocery stores closed. Hospitals were inaccessible. Roads were empty. Schools closed down. Taxi cabs didn’t run. Local business lost millions of dollars in revenue. Get ready. It’s a distinct possibility “shelter in place” will be coming to your neighborhood soon, especially after the display of groveling submission in Watertown, Massachusetts.
If I could teach only one value to live by, it would be this: Success will come and go, but integrity is forever. Integrity means doing the right thing at all times and in all circumstances, whether or not anyone is watching. It takes having the courage to do the right thing, no matter what the consequences will be. Building a reputation of integrity takes years, but it takes only a second to lose, so never allow yourself to ever do anything that would damage your integrity.
This article is full of massive propaganda. Lone wolf, homegrown terrorists, mastermind, rabbit hole, conspiracy theory, brainwashed etc. Also, I thought the msm said the little brother told "officials" that he and his brother "planned" an attack in NYC? Well, if thats the case, what does this quote mean?
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"According to accounts of the surviving brother's responses to questioning, he has insisted that they acted alone and that he knew of no other plots or undetonated bombs."
Other excerpts from the article:
The 26-year-old, who has been identified through fingerprinting as the man killed in the shootout with police in the Watertown suburb of Boston, is widely assumed to have been the mastermind of the marathon outrage, with his younger brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev allegedly playing the role of junior partner.
Federal investigators and counter-terrorism experts are increasingly of the view that the brothers were acting alone. The surmise is that the elder Tsarnaev largely provided his own motivation and training, through the internet.
My fellow liberty lovers and residents of NY State. Our group http://themidnightride.org has been working on a voting registration drive of all gun owners that we can possibly register before election day.
Based on numbers given to me by local politicians we know is anywhere from 4.5 to 5 million gun owners, but ONLY 1 million of those vote or are registered to vote. That is why we have undertaken this task and started the process, but we need boots on the ground. The idea is to assign people to register at the range, gun shop, church, etc.
Again visit us at http://themidnightride.org. Molon Labe!
Correction: As Martial Law Is Declared In Valley Springs California, Philadelphia Told To Be Ready For 3-day DetentionsSubmitted by The Firewall on Sat, 04/27/2013 - 21:49
As martial law is declared in VALLEY SPRINGS California, Philadelphia told to be ready for 3-day detentions. When it happens, it happens fast. Faster than the courts can keep up with.
Child killing prompts order for "shelter-in-place"
City of Philadelphia tells citizens to be prepared for spontaneous 3-day "shelter in place"
During Rachel's latest attack on Alex Jones and Ron Paul she ridiculed a person for saying they live in FEMA region 9, as if the whole idea of FEMA regions was just part of a ridiculous conspiracy theory.
She also led her audience to believe that Ron Paul believed the latest conspiracy theory about the Boston bombings when in fact he never said anything of the kind. He did say that the actions of the government to put all of Boston under martial law and drive up and down the streets in armored vehicles and point guns at anyone who looked out their windows was really scary and that the governments willingness to violate our rights is worse than he thought. Only a fool would not be scared by that.
Anyway, here is a map of the FEMA regions on the official government website. Rachel, click on the link and become educated.
"If the government is going to use cameras to watch us, they need to have probable cause. They need to have an argument to use the Constitution to do surveillance on us, then I'm ok with it. But willy nilly on everyone in open spaces, I'm against that."
W00T!!! This happened at an ASCRS meeting, this is one of the continuing education seminars that I used to attend and give lectures (there would be concurrent meetings for technical staff and management) but these are my homeboys, making me proud!
Check it out:
The secretary, Robert Cionni? I scrubbed for him when he first got out of college. Look how my baby has grown - lol! I hope he was one who walked out, I might have to email him...
Boston SWAT team describes throat wound as a knife cut.
A Sacramento couple is without their 5 month old baby after Child Protective Services sent in the police to forcibly remove the child from their care.
A hearing is scheduled for Monday, April 29, 2013 on the incident which was triggered when Anna Nikolayev and her husband Alex took baby Sammy out of Sutter Memorial Hospital and sought a second opinion at Kaiser Permanente, a rival hospital, for Sammy’s flu-like symptoms.
A lengthy but well referenced article on the militarization of the police. Made me understand that Posse Comitatus has been weakened to the point that it's immaterial.
Skip to page 490 if you are pressed for time.