Sunday, February 10, 2013

13-02-11 The Religion of Corruption in La La Land

One feature of the vast corruption network in Los Angeles County, California, is how corruption has been integrated into what locally goes by religion:
1) Scientology - the quintessential LA religion, developed and propagated the notion of "Fair Game" - which encourages fighting Scientology enemies through false-employment of the justice system. And the Los Angeles courts indeed issued some of the more abusive rulings against Scientology Truthers.
2) Catholic Church - see below news analysis related to ongoing pedophilia scandal and its handling by the justice system.  The Catholic Church, naturally is incorporated (by Diocese, I believe), and following likely advise by its attorneys, will probably use all remedies available to corporations...
3) Jewish Community - this blog reported numerous times the corruption of Bet Tzedek (The Los Angeles "House of Justice" - an affiliate of the Los Angeles Jewish Federation)- where under the front of free legal help, an enterprise is operated by some of the key players in real estate and banking fraud in the courts of Los Angeles and beyond!


And the Oscar goes to" "The Sting LA Style"

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And the Oscar goes to" "The Sting LA Style" 
By Vinnie Nauheimer
Accepting the Oscar for "The Sting LA Style" are Roger Cardinal Mahony and Archbishop Jose Gomez for their stellar performances in a remake of "The Sting." Produced, directed, and orchestrated by the Vatican, it is the story of two bishops who feign fighting with each other in order to collect vast sums of money from an unsuspecting laity. Gomez plays the part of a white knight who rides in, releases documents (which was his legal obligation), derides his predecessor, and saves the Los Angeles diocese from the last vestiges of child sex abuse. Mahony, for his part, takes umbrage at being silenced by his protege and being blamed for his dastardly deeds. Could we expect anything less from the diocese that contains Hollywood? Certainly not!
Anyone believing the sincerity of the this "made for public consumption" feud should reach into their Tinker Bell pouches and throw some pixie dust on themselves so they can remain in La La Land. Are we really supposed to believe that Gomez was unaware of the extent of Mahony's malfeasance? No more than that insulting excuse that Mahony made when he proffered, "nothing in my training prepared me for priests raping children." If true, we ought to put both their faces on the Naivete Awards! Mahony for not knowing that the rape, sodomization, and molestation of children was a heinous, immoral, and criminal act. Gomez, who obviously doesn't read, deserves his award in honor of his empty protestations that he knew nothing of how bad things were under Mahony. Really, did this man live under a rock for the past 10 years? As Mahony said, "Gomez never complained about me before." These pernicious lines were written by the Vatican spin masters to add drama to the feud, and Mahony followed the script perfectly, giving a convincing performance penned to create the illusion of a genuine feud. "Please Don't Throw Me into the Briar Patch, Archbishop Gomez!" wink, wink.
Why the wink, wink? Money, money, and more money!


13-02-11 Facebook Art: NDAA... professionalism in civil disobedience on Facebook

It seems to have happened over the last couple of weeks or so.  Facebook postings reached a new level of professionalism, particularly those from Occupy Los Angeles, Occupy Marines, Occupy America, anti NDAA groups, anti drone killings, etc.  The graphics are fully professional, the text written to perfection, and MOST IMPORTANT: They focus on the fundamentals of no deprivation of Life, Liberty, Property with no due process of law, avoiding partisan politics. 

Who would have thunk? From a bunch of dirty hippies?  

They increasingly appear as the only responsible adults on the scene!

See example below. jz

It Has Happened Here

the police state is real

The Bush regime’s response to 9/11 and the Obama regime’s validation of this response have destroyed accountable democratic government in the United States. So much unaccountable power has been concentrated in the executive branch that the US Constitution is no longer an operable document.

Whether a person believes the official story of 9/11 which rests on unproven government assertions or believes the documented evidence provided by a large number of scientists, first responders, and structural engineers and architects, the result is the same. 9/11 was used to create an open-ended “war on terror” and a police state. It is extraordinary that so many Americans believe that “it can’t happen here” when it already has.

We have had a decade of highly visible evidence of the construction of a police state: the PATRIOT Act, illegal spying on Americans in violation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the initiation of wars of aggression–war crimes under the Nuremberg Standard–based on intentional lies, the Justice Department’s concocted legal memos justifying the executive branch’s violation of domestic and international laws against torture, the indefinite detention of US citizens in violation of the constitutionally protected rights of habeas corpus and due process, the use of secret evidence and secret “expert witnesses” who cannot be cross-examined against defendants in trials, the creation of military tribunals in order to evade federal courts, secret legal memos giving the president authority to launch preemptive cyber attacks on any country without providing evidence that the country constitutes a threat, and the Obama regime’s murder of US citizens without evidence or due process.

As if this were not enough, the Obama regime now creates new presidential powers by crafting secret laws, refusing to disclose the legal reasoning on which the asserted power rests. In other words, laws now originate in secret executive branch memos and not in acts of Congress. Congress? We don’t need no stinking Congress.

Despite laws protecting whistleblowers and the media and the US Military Code which requires soldiers to report war crimes, whistleblowers such as CIA agent John Kiriakou, media such as Julian Assange, and soldiers such as Bradley Manning are persecuted and prosecuted for revealing US government crimes. The criminals go free, and those who report the crimes are punished.

The justification for the American police state is the “war on terror,” a hoax kept alive by the FBI’s “sting operations.” Normally speaking, a sting operation is when a policewoman poses as a prostitute in order to ensnare a “John,” or a police officer poses as a drug dealer or user in order to ensnare drug users or dealers. The FBI’s “sting operation” goes beyond these victimless crimes that fill up US prisons.

The FBI’s sting operations are different. They are just as victimless as no plot ever happens, but the FBI doesn’t pose as bomb makers for terrorists who have a plot but lack the weapon. Instead, the FBI has the plot and looks for a hapless or demented person or group, or for a Muslim enraged over the latest Washington insult to him and/or his religion. When the FBI locates its victim, its agents approach the selected perpetrator pretending to be Al-Qaeda or some such and ply the selected perpetrator with money, the promise of fame, or threats until the victim signs on to the FBI’s plot and is arrested.

Trevor Aaronson in his book, The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s War on Terrorism, documents that the FBI has so far concocted 150 “terrorist plots” and that almost all of the other “terrorist cases” are cases unrelated to terrorism, such as immigration, with a terror charge tacked on.! The presstitute American media doesn’t ask why, if there is so much real terrorism requiring an American war against it, the FBI has to invent and solicit terrorist plots.

Neither does the media inquire how the Taliban, which resists the US invasion and attempted occupation of Afghanistan, fighting the US superpower to a standstill after 11 years, came to be designated as terrorists. Nor does the US presstitute media want to know how tribesmen in remote regions of Pakistan came to be designated as “terrorists” deserving of US drone attacks on the citizens, schools and medical clinics of a country with which the US is not at war.

Instead the media protects and perpetrates the hoax that has given America the police state. The American media has become Leni Riefenstahl, as has Hollywood with the anti-Muslim propaganda film, Zero Dark Thirty. This propaganda film is a hate crime that spreads Islamophobia. Nevertheless, the film is likely to win awards and to sink Americans into both tyranny and a hundred-year war in the name of fighting the Muslim threat.

What I learned many years ago as a professor is that movies are important molders of Americans‘ attitudes. Once, after giving a thorough explanation of the Russian Revolution that led to communist rule, a student raised his hand and said: “That’s not the way it happened in the movie.”

At first I thought he was making a witty joke, but then I realized that he thought that the truth resided in the movie, not in the professor who was well versed in the subject. Ever since I have been puzzled how the US has survived for so long, considering the ignorance of its population. Americans have lived in the power of the US economy. Now that this power is waning, sooner or later Americans will have to come to terms with reality.

It is a reality that will be unfamiliar to them.

Some Americans claim that we have had police states during other wartimes and that once the war on terror is won, the police state will be dismantled. Others claim that government will be judicious in its use of the power and that if you are doing nothing wrong you have nothing to fear.

These are reassurances from the deluded. The Bush/Obama police state is far more comprehensive than Lincoln’s, Wilson’s, or Roosevelt’s, and the war on terror is open-ended and is already three times longer than World War II. The Police State is acquiring “squatter’s rights.”

Moreover, the government needs the police state in order to protect itself from accountability for its crimes, lies, and squandering of taxpayers‘ money. New precedents for executive power have been created in conjunction with the Federalist Society which, independent of the war on terror, advocates the “unitary executive” theory, which claims the president has powers not subject to check by Congress and the Judiciary. In other words, the president is a dictator if he prefers to be.

The Obama regime is taking advantage of this Republican theory. The regime has used the Republican desire for a strong executive outside the traditional checks and balances together with the fear factor to complete the creation of the Bush/Cheney police state.

The rest of the story here: It Has Happened Here–Paul Craig Roberts:

13-02-10 Los Angeles: Manhunt for ex-L.A. cop Christopher Dorner wanted for three killings now in fourth day

Back to the 1920s...

A classic tale of the LAPD. It brings to mind the fate of Rafael Perez, who broke the "code of silence" in the Rampart Scandal (1998-2000), the largest court corruption scandal in the history of the United States.

It also reminds me of the case of 70 year old, former US prosecutor Richard Fine, who was falsely held in solitary confinement for 18 months (2009-2010) by Sheriff Lee Baca.  Richard Fine exposed the payment of "bribes" (also called "not permitted" payments") to all Los Angeles judges, which required the signing by California governor of "pardons" (also called "Retroactive Immunities") to all judges.

Funny, it reminds me a bit of my case with the US Marshals, in April 2008... I was circulating final drafts of my intended submission to the UN Human Rights Council first-ever review of Human Rights in Los Angeles County, including large-scale fraud in the electronic records of the US District Court, Central District of California, Los Angeles.  To this date, I am not sure how I managed to get out of that mess live and free...

In my case, the US Marshals did not shoot the neighbors, but they carried arms in a manner that scared the neighbors enough, that when I came back, the neighbors demanded that I turn my self in, to prevent shooting in the area and harm to innocent people...

The immediate silencing of whistleblowers or "Truthers", as they are sometimes called today, has been the norm in the United States for years now.  

Three best recent examples:
  • Joshua Schwartz - deceased
  • Bradley Manning - confined
  • Julian Assange - restricted

Christopher Dorner, former Navy, ex-LA cop, 

Manhunt for ex-L.A. cop Christopher Dorner wanted for three killings now in fourth day

Christopher Dorner Fans On Facebook, Twitter Call Alleged Cop Killer A 'Hero,' Citing Police Brutality

Capt. Phil Tingirides, Named In Christopher Dorner's Manifesto, Hasn't Left House

The LAPD has proved that it doesn't want to capture rogue cop Chris Dorner, it wants him killed and silenced, says TCBH! journalist Dave Lindorff, who has had experienced with the LAPD
California is obsessed with a real-life crime drama, the story of a disaffected former Los Angeles police officer suspected of killing three people. Now the subject of a massive manhunt, the ex-cop has turned to Facebook to detail his grievances.

If Chris Dorner is killed before going to trial, it may be because he's suicidal and forces a shootout, but it also may be that Obama's policy will have had a role in his being killed. And if not Dorner, then certainly others-- in the US and outside. Obama's drone assassination policy has changed the rules for a lot of people, even though those rules have not been ratified by any legislatures or courts.