Monday, January 28, 2013

13-01-29 Too crazy to believe - Detained by TSA for Having 4th Amendment Written on Naked Chest

Man Detained by TSA for Having 4th Amendment Written on Naked Chest Wins Case

In 2010, Aaron Tobey engaged in a silent protest over airport security procedures by writing the 4th Amendment on his chest.

A passenger is scanned by a TSA agent at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on February 05, 2009.
Photo Credit: Carolina K. Smith MD /
January 28, 2013  |  
In 2010, Aaron Tobey was handcuffed and detained by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for 90 minutes after engaging in a silent protest. But now it’s Tobey who could get the last laugh.
Last week, Tobey won the right to go to trial over his lawsuit seeking $250,000 in damages after being detained by the TSA over alleged “disorderly conduct.” Tobey was handcuffed and detained after he “wrote an abbreviated version of the Fourth Amendment on his body and stripped to his shorts at an airport security screening area,” according to Wired magazine. The words were written on his chest in black magic marker.
The federal lawsuit claims violations of the First and Fourth Amendments.
“Tobey didn’t want to go through the advanced imaging technology X-ray machines, or so-called nude body scanners, that were cropping up at airports nationwide,” notes Wired. “Instead, when it was his turn to be screened, he was going to opt for an intrusive pat-down, and removed most of his clothing in the process.”
The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to allow Tobey to go to trial reverses a lower court judge’s decision. Judge Roger Gregory defended Tobey’s protest in the decision: “Mr. Tobey engaged in a silent, peaceful protest using the text of our Constitution—he was well within the ambit of First Amendment protections. And while it is tempting to hold that First Amendment rights should acquiesce to national security in this instance, our Forefather Benjamin Franklin warned against such a temptation...We take heed of his warning and are therefore unwilling to relinquish our First Amendment protections—even in an airport.”
While Tobey was being detained by the TSA, they asked him about “his affiliation with, or knowledge of, any terrorist organizations, if he had been asked to do what he did by any third party, and what his intentions and goals were.”
Alex Kane is AlterNet's New York-based World editor, and an assistant editor forMondoweiss. Follow him on Twitter @alexbkane. 

13-01-29 Getting ready for a civil war: US military won the Battle of Miami again!

General draft is the only way to protect the people of the United States against the military of the United States!

Over the past week:

Machine gun fire from military helicopters flying over downtown Miami Fl.

Black Hawks over Miami (From a previous Battle of Miami. It appears that there were three over the past two years):

One guest at the hotel told the Miami Herald: (original report in the Miami Herald is no longer online.  The passage below was copied from another site)
“It was quite a shocking experience,” said Jane Muir, who was awakened around 1:45 a.m. by the sound of military choppers that later dropped rappelling soldiers onto the Grand Bay’s rooftop. “It was kind of that bizarre feeling that you were surrounded by wind.”
From her third-floor balcony, Muir then watched the soldiers fire off flares and smoke bombs before searching floor by floor through the darkened hotel, their paths marked by flashlights and the pop-pop-pop of gunshots. “The show of force was so overwhelming,” she said.
Further exercises of the same nature were reported in Boston in August:

Why does the military seem to be preparing for urban warfare in the United States? 
It seems hard to ignore the fact that the armed forces of the United States are training for urban warfare, not urban warfare in the Middle East, but instead here in our own nation.
This is becoming painfully clear due to the fact that the military trains for what they think they’re going to do...
Kids All Over America Are Being Put On Buses And Sent To Alternate Locations During School Terror Drills
All over the United States, school children are being taken out of their classrooms, put on buses and sent to “alternate locations” during terror drills.  These exercises are often called “evacuation drills” or “relocation drills” and they are more than a little disturbing...

Reported military drills over US cities in the past two years
  • January 2011 - Battle of San Diego, CA (won on a $170 million mock city at Twentynine Palms) 
  • April 2011 - Battle of Miami, FL, I 
  • July 2011 - Battle of Boston, MA 
  • January 2012 - Battle of Los Angeles, CA 
  • January 2012 - Battle of Creeds, Virginia 
  • April 2012 - Chicago, IL
  • May 2012 - Battle of Miami, FL, II 
  • May 2012 - Battle of Tampa, FL
  • June 2012 - St Louis, MI 
  • August 2012 - Minneapolis, MN
  • January 2013 - Battle of Miami, FL, III
Needless to say, all of this flies in the face of the post-Civil War Posse Comitatus Act.
[1] 11-01-25 California: Another Mock City for Marines Rises in the Desert_NYT
[2] 11-04-21 Military drills conducted in Downtown Miami_WSVN TV
[3] 11-07-25 **MEDIA ALERT** Military Training Exercises to Take Place In and Around Boston_City of Boston
[4] 12-01-27 Why does the military seem to be preparing for urban warfare in the United States?
[5] 12-01-24 LAPD: Joint Military Drills In Downtown LA Won’t Disrupt Public’s ‘Daily Routines’_CBS
[6] 12-01-24 Video: Military Urban Warefare Training in Downtown Los Angeles
[7] 12-01-19 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit executes mock night raid in Creeds, Va.
[8] 12-01-27 Urban Warfare Drills: Psy-Op Acclimating Americans to Military on US Streets
[9] 12-03-26 Kids All Over America Are Being Put On Buses And Sent To Alternate Locations During School Terror Drills_
[10] 12-04-17 More Urban Warfare Drills – Military Blackhawks Buzz Downtown Chicago
[11] 12-04-17 Military drills over Chicago _Fox News video
[12] 12-05-12 Since when does America’s Military conduct drills in America’s cities?
[13] 12-05-09 Urban Training in Miami with Explosions, Simulated Raid and Gunfire – Residents Feared City was Under Attack
[14] 12-05-30 US Military & International Troops Conduct Urban War Drills and Mock Terrorist Attack in Tampa
[15] 12-06-23 Military Rolls Tanks On To St. Louis Streets...But Why?
[16] 12-07-23 Obama DOD Runs Military Drills in St. Louis City – Establishes Marine Law Enforcement Battalions
[17] 12-08-30 Urban Warfare Drills: Psy-Op Acclimating Americans to Military on US Streets
[18] 13-01-23 Video: Machine gun fire from military helicopters flying over downtown Miami Fl_CBS

13-01-29 Tim Geithner - criminality at the top of a lawless bankrupt nation

Obama and yet to be indicted, former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner

It is unlikely that the new appointments at Treasury and SEC would repair the corruption, more likely, it will be more of the same... jz


Tim Geithner's Legacy of Shame


Tim Geithner's Legacy of Shame
He belongs in prison for high crimes.

From January 26, 2009 - January 25, 2013, he was Obama's Treasury Secretary. He and Fed chairman Bernanke engineered crisis conditions.
Bankers profited hugely. They still do. Ordinary people were scammed. Geithner's gone. His legacy speaks for itself. His background showed what to expect. He spent three years at Kissinger Associates.
From 1988 - 2002, he held various Treasury posts. He left to become Council on Foreign Relations international economics department senior fellow.

From 2001 - 2003, he was IMF Policy Development and Review director. He left to become New York Fed president.
He partnered with Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and Bernanke. They planned the grandest of grand thefts. They implemented banker bailouts.
They looted the federal treasury. They stuck taxpayers with the bill. They debased the currency. They transformed America into an unprecedented money making racket.
As New York Federal Reserve Bank president/vice chairman of the Fed Open Market Committee (FOMC), Geithner helped engineer crisis conditions.
As Treasury Secretary, he exacerbated them. He turned them into a protracted mainstream depression.
In November 2008, Michel Chossudovsky asked "Who are the Architects of Economic Collapse?"
The "financial meltdown (wasn't) the result of a cyclical economic phenomenon." It was willful government policy. It was implemented "through the Treasury and the US Federal Reserve Board."
It was and remains "the most serious economic crisis in World history." Banker bailouts exacerbated crisis conditions. They "trigger(ed) an unprecedented concentration of wealth."

Economic and social inequality followed. Indebtedness "skyrocketed." Everything that happened was planned. Robbing poor Peter to pay rich Paul became policy.

[1] Tim Geithner's Legacy of Shame

13-01-29 Aaron Swartz: Copyright, Theft and Profit

Denial of public access to knowledge is one of the hallmarks of the Medieval-Digital Era.  jz
"There is no justice in following unjust laws. It's time to come into the light and, in the grand tradition of civil disobedience, declare our opposition to this private theft of public culture."
- Aaron Swartz
By Shreesha Udupa
In Memory of Aaron Swartz: Copyright, Theft and Profit
Aaron's death resurfaces several significant issues that are of crucial importance in the day to day life of a common man. The article argues that technology is a fundamental constituent element of the human and any attempt to regulate and lock up knowledge and information is by itself a de-humanising act, a crime against humanity. The ideals for which Swartz lived for should be placed in this context to sense their gravity.

13-01-29 SEC and the banksters

SEC has been integral part of the corruption over the past decade.  Now we are encouraged to pray for an honest US government officer... jz
Mary L Schapiro is leaving her office as SEC Chair - good riddance!    
By Dave Lefcourt
Mary Jo White Nominated to Head SEC, New Tough Enforcement a "Hope and a Prayer
NY Times columnist Gretchen Morgenson writes," Pres. Obama appeared to send a message that Washington was finally going to get tough w/ financial wrongdoers" w/ the nomination of Mary Jo White to head the SEC. "Tough enforcement has been pretty much AWOL on his watch. Maybe White can change that w/ a new aggressive approach". Obama has been mostly AWOL in getting tough w/ the banksters. Whites nomination is a hope & a prayer.

13-01-28 Attempts to quash the County Sheriff Project

"This time it is Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, sending out mandates to commissioners informing them that their sheriffs no longer have arrest powers. In an opinion released February 24, State Solicitor L.W. Lewis said that neither the state nor the common law grants arrest powers to the county sheriffs."

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