TODAY’S NEWS : July 01, 2012
We the People are the Ultimate Check and Balance
Posted on June 30, 2012 by Henry Shivley
The outrage over the new unconstitutional health care tax, which is to be collected by the IRS and paid to the health insurance conglomerates, is reaching a fevered pitch, as over half of the American people are saying they will refuse to pay the tax.
Many believe that the first American Revolution came to be as the people refused a 3% import tax imposed upon them by the King of England.
The reality is it was much more as outlined in our Declaration of Independence.
Military Courts of Admiralty, wherein the people were arbitrarily persecuted and had no rights.
The confiscation of private property by the King’s soldiers without any due process of law.
The persecution of American nationals for speaking out against tyranny.
The appointment of regional governors, taking away any notion of representativegovernment for the people.
And a thousand other abuses.
The draconian taxation without representation was just the straw that broke the camel’s back.
This is why, before the Constitution could be accepted by the people, our Bill of Rights had to be affirmed as absolute and unalienable.
You see, our Bill of Rights directly addressed the abuses outlined in our Declaration of Independence.
Our Bill of Rights was inserted to insure that our newly formed government could never obtain power that would allow any abuse of the people by that government.
Now when we look around us we see:
Military Courts of Admiralty, wherein the people were arbitrarily persecuted and have no rights.
The confiscation of private property by the corporate government’s agents without any due process of law.
The persecution of American nationals for speaking out against tyranny.
The appointment of regional governors, taking away any notion of representativegovernment for the people.
And a thousand other abuses.
And now there is the final attempt to take over, a tax levied upon us by a foreign entity, corporations.
The abuses and the Bill of Rights cannot coexist.
If you have one you cannot have the other.
The abuses are occurring and are omnipresent, thus the Bill of Rights no longer exists within the law we are being governed under.
If we wish the abuse to stop we must reassert our Bill of Rights.
Anyone who believes that the agents of the Queen of England are going to throw away all they have gained any quicker or easier than her great, great, great… grandpa did is delusional.
The Tories have weaseled their way back in and we are going to have to eject them again.
Only this time, we cannot allow the death and dying to be visited only upon our land and our people.
For their treachery this time, we must make them pay the full measure.
Nobody can say they aren’t asking for it. I say after we have whipped the Queen’s men out of our country, we invade Great Britain and rid the world of this diabolical monarchy once and for all.
Once the institution is destroyed, we simply bring our forces home and leave the British people a copy of our Constitution and a declaration of our intent to coexist on this planet with all other nations in a state of peace.
Until the people of the world rid it of the misery makers, we are only going to know peace in small measures and for limited spans of time.
I believe the people of the world have reached the point wherein kings and queens and royal bloodlines have become an undeniable affront to human dignity.
What say ye?
God bless this Republic, death to the international corporate mafia, we shall prevail.
A Constitutional Right not Exercised is Surrendered
Posted on June 30, 2012 by Henry Shivley
The 9th Amendment to the United States Constitution states: “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”
The 9thAmendment, like all the other Articles of our Bill of Rights, is absolute in its intent.
Our founding fathers knew that the international elite would attempt to capture the United States and its riches and the only way to guard against a takeover was through the individual.
As we have seen, once our constitutionally guaranteed rights are theoretically removed from the equation through the Patriot Act, Section 1021 and 1022 of the NDAA, HR 347 Trespass Legislation, and the Emergency Resources Executive Order, there is a rush to total control over we the people and our resources which is accelerating to light speed.
It has to be said that the corporate socialist coup, in theory, has been affirmed as absolute via the Supreme Court Health Care decision, which in essence is government declaring the corporations’ right to levy taxes upon we the people.
In other words, the corporations are the government.
Our founding fathers knew that if the smallest intrusions upon our individual rights and freedoms were allowed, the process of whittling them away would not stop until they were all gone.
This is why our rights are described as inalienable, that is without exception.
Take our 2nd Amendment right.
It says, “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” It does not say “except as the government sees fit to regulate.”
The 1968 Gun Control Act was a blatant violation of our 2nd Amendment, yet it was allowed.
And who allowed it?
Well, the government in the first part, as it wrestled power from the people and then we the people in the second part, through our failure to exercise the 2nd Amendment in order to protect it.
Our 4th Amendment states,
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons,houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” It does not say “except as the government sees fit to regulate.”
Through the Patriot Act, the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Amendments have been completely eliminated and an affirmation of this elimination is Section 1021 and 1022 of the NDAA.
These are not theories, these are facts, which brings us back to the 9th Amendment, which says,
“The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”
Our rights have never been a thing our government grants us and as the government does not grant our rights, it cannot take them away.
The fact is, in order for our rights to cease to exist, each and every one of us, as individuals, must surrender them.
So I ask each and every one of you, what is it to be?
Will you surrender your rights or will you enforce them through the exercise thereof?
God bless the Republic, death to the international corporate mafia, we shall prevail.
The Power To Tax Is the Power To Destroy
From Lew Rockwell
by Peter Schiff – June 30, 2012
Recently by Peter Schiff: Trickle Up Economics
The Supreme Court decision is devastating for the economy and individual liberty. Apart from creating an all powerful federal government, changing substantially what it means to be an American, the law will send health care costs soaring, further undermining our economy. It will destroy jobs, impoverish millions, and lead to much higher inflation and lower living standards.
It will give Romney a club to use against Obama during the election. Obama will have a lot of explaining to do as he strongly stated during the debate to pass the bill that the individual mandate is not a tax. The Supreme Court just said it was.
In his majority opinion Justice Roberts specifically said the government does not have the authority, under the Commerce Clause, to compel Americans to buy a product. He then said it has unlimited power to tax people who do not buy products the government wants them to buy. This is a distinction without a difference. Based on this ruling, here are examples of what the government can now do:
Tax you for going to church. Tax you for not going to church. Tax you for protesting. Tax you for not protesting. Tax you for expressing a controversial opinion. Tax you for joining or not joining a particular organization. Tax you for writing something controversial. Tax you for speaking or writing critically of government. Basically, there is nothing the government can’t do, so long as it does it as a tax.
June 30, 2012
Peter Schiff is president of Euro Pacific Capital and author of The Little Book of Bull Moves in Bear Markets and Crash Proof: How to Profit from the Coming Economic Collapse.
His latest book is The Real Crash: America’s Coming Bankruptcy, How to Save Yourself and Your Country.
Copyright © 2012 Euro Pacific Capital
Reality Check: If Healthcare Law Is A Tax Is It Now Invalid?
Published on Jun 28, 2012 by BenSwannRealityCheck
Ben Swann Reality Check breaks down the Affordable Care Act ruling by the Supreme Court and looks at why the determination that the law is a tax, may make it invalid.
DeMint: ‘Obamacare’ Still Unconstitutional — States Should Refuse To Implement It
From The Liberty Crier
June 29, 2012
By Jim DeMint
Today, U.S. Senator DeMint (R-South Carolina) made the following statement:
“The Supreme Court may have failed to stop this government takeover of health care, but the American people will not.
Since the day this law was rammed through Congress, the American people have demanded repeal, and today’s ruling doesn’t make Obamacare any less dangerous to our nation’s health.
Freedom-loving Americans are disappointed, but we cannot be discouraged.
The President’s health care law must be fully repealed as all of its promises have proven false.
We were told it was not a tax hike, but this ruling confirms it is an unprecedented and enormous tax on the poor and middle class Americans.
President Obama needs to explain why he is enacting this middle class tax hike over the objections of the American people during the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression.
We were told it would lower health costs, but health care premiums are exploding.
We were told that Americans could keep their personal health plans, but millions will now lose it.
We were told it would improve our economy, but it is now the largest obstacle to employers hiring new workers.
This government takeover of health care remains as destructive, unsustainable, and unconstitutional as it was the day it was passed, unread, by a since-fired congressional majority.
Now as then, our first step toward real health care reform and economic renewal remains Obamacare’s full repeal, down to the last letter and punctuation mark.
I urge every governor to stop implementing the health care exchanges that would help implement the harmful effects of this misguided law. Americans have loudly rejected this federal takeover of health care, and governors should join with the people and reject its implementation.
The President’s health care law will not reform anything, but is already undermining what does still work in America’s health care system.
We cannot build a free market health care system on this flawed structure of centralized government control, we must repeal all of it and start over with commonsense solutions that make health care more affordable and accessible for every American.
We can allow Americans to purchase lower cost plans from other states, support state high-risk pools to cover those with pre-existing conditions, medical-malpractice reform to end frivolous lawsuits, and tax equity so Americans who don’t get their health insurance from an employer are not penalized.
Today’s decision, however unfortunate, nonetheless represents an opportunity to all Americans, to claim their right to create a health care system of, for, and by the people, not government or special interests.
The American people now have the chance and Congress has the responsibility to fully repeal this Washington takeover and reform health care ourselves, together, around the principles of individual liberty, not government mandates.”
“The same freedom that made America strong and prosperous will make us healthier, too, so long as politicians remember that the health care system is supposed to serve our people, and not the other way around.”
Jim DeMint is the junior United States Senator from South Carolina.
He is author of Now or Never: Saving America from Economic Collapse and The Great American Awakening: Two Years that Changed America, Washington, and Me and others.
The Supreme Court isn’t the LAST step of opposition…the Declaration of Independence is
From America 20xy
ETERNAL VIGILANCE IS THE PRICE OF FREEDOM
POSTED BY ATS – JUNE 28, 2012
By Andrew Steele
John Roberts– who was appointed by the son of the man who once proudly heralded the coming of the New World Order on the floor of Congress–
made a ‘surprising’ run to the left on Thursday,
ruling in favor of Obamacare’s insurance mandate, forcing Americans to buy the same insurance they couldn’t afford to begin with and using the power of government to give insurance companies more customers while pretending to punish them.
Claiming that the mandate is a tax, despite the fact that Obama once said that it wasn’t, the federal government is forcing Americans to buy a product before voluntarily participating in an activity,
drawing a big X over the rest of the U.S. Constitution, and upholding a limitless definition of Congress’s taxing power as the standard by which it can do whatever it wants.
Unlike the income tax or auto insurance, which theoretically a person can avoid by not working and not driving, the health insurance mandate is a tax that a citizen pays simply for being alive.
For years America has been divided on this issue, with one side touting Obamacare as an exercise of “democracy” and the majority on the other side rejecting it as “socialism” (which pure democracy leads to).
In reality the healthcare law is corporatism on steroids, with insurance companies eager to “enroll America” within days of the law’s passing.
After the ruling on Thursday, “Bilderberg Party” co-candidate Mitt Romney made a bland political statement that essentially said nothing,
and several public figures who were in favor of the law, seeking to put the issue to rest,
claimed the issue has been settled now that is has gone to nation’s highest court, overlooking the last steps of action justified by the federal government’s violation of the 10th Amendment,
and outlined by the Declaration of Independence–
which states the right of free people to abolish (or secede from) governments that overstep their bounds.
While many claim this last action could never happen in America– given the nature of certain citizens who only embrace ‘rebellion’ when it’s endorsed by some faction of the establishment using them to water down revolutionary inclinations or unknowingly advocate for what the establishment wants–
it is an option that still exists, nonetheless, and stands as the true final step of resistance.
Such an action, if taken, would need to be proclaimed by state governments in order to have the most teeth.
Minus the assistance of state governments, citizens are entitled to practice noncompliance with unconstitutional laws,
provided that they are acts of noncompliance, not offensive violence,
and that any violent acts that result are those of the federal government showing its hand and cracking down on the rights of its citizens while it pretends to stand for freedom to the rest of the world.
Secession should certainly be the final resort.
If a state were to lead the charge, a declaration of secession would have to be the last step behind a reassertion of its 10th Amendment rights and its own declaration on noncompliance with the law through nullification.
This would put the ball back in the federal government’s court, with the state essentially stating to it, “ok, make me”,
and forcing the federal government give the first shove, if it had to come to that (which it doesn’t need to).
Last year, when the state of Texas considered a law that would have prevented TSA agents from groping innocent passengers,
the federal government threatened to ban any flight to and from the state…the modern day equivalent of blockading Boston Harbor.
Unfortunately Texas backed down, robbing America of what could have been a showdown that would have forced the White House to either show its true face,
solidly establishing it as an enemy of its people and an occupying force, or once again wear the leash that our founding fathers made for it.
The Supreme Court shamefully shielding the blatantly unconstitutional insurance mandate should be seen as one of the last breaths gasped by canary in the coal mine by anyone still in doubt that our constitution is being rendered null and void by the big money interests seeking to control the world,
and the puppet officials who serve them.
The last political solution between chaos or surrender lies within state governments and within individuals in these states who are resolved in their decision to stand their ground and not comply.
For anyone to believe that sending establishment Republicans to Congress and rallying behind Mitt Romney in the next presidential (s)election is going reverse the outcome of the Supreme Court’s ruling is naive at best,
and intellectually negligent for anyone who knows that both major political parties are really just two sides of the same coin.
Resistance needs to be grassroots, not a controlled opposition that results in the reaffirmation of the status quo.
Time for regime change in the USA
June 29, 2012
With breath-taking arrogance, the USA is opposing the presence of Iran at the discussions about Syria in Geneva.
Turkey – now openly playing the sectarian card and deliberately causing a Phantom jet to fly in fast and low in order to provoke a reaction and so involve NATO – can be present.
The USA – supplying arms to al-Qaeda; organizing Salafists, Wahhabists and death squads; broadcasting lying propaganda – can be present. Russia and China can be present.
But not Iran.
Yet Iran has political, religious and cultural links with the Alawite (Shia sect) government of Syria.
Iran is the one country – not the USA, not Russia, not China, not Turkey, Saudi Arabia or Qatar – which can have frank talks with Syria.
Iran is the one country which Syria can trust as understanding its situation.
And Iran is the only country which can give hope of avoiding a civil war bloodbath, at the very least, or a probable decade-long regional war.
But Iran is not to be at Geneva because the USA, riddled with bigotry and an example of Ancient Greek hubris if there ever was one, hates any country which wants to be independent.
It particularly hates Iran.
Indeed, so extreme is the hatred that anything (including war) can be done to achieve regime change in Tehran.
It is therefore no surprise that, at all times, the USA quickly side-lines democracy and justice if there is any likelihood that Iran might be involved in the solution.
And just to spell out the point, in Syria, the USA is co-operating with Saudi Arabia – a vicious, totalitarian tyranny supplying guns and money – and with Qatar – an anti-democratic country, supplying guns and money.
Furthermore, bent on regime change in Syria, the USA is comprehensively ignoring the Kofi Annan Peace Plan just as the referendum and election held by Syria are also being ignored.
When the USA wants regime change, anything goes – particularly the torturing and slaughter of Shia women and children which, by twisting the facts to their opposite, are blamed on the government when they were really the work of the American-backed Wahhabi and NATO death squads who, when not killing, like to ransack Christian churches.
Nor is Iran banned only from a solution for Syria. It is also banned from the solution for Afghanistan.
Iran is next to Afghanistan. It has linguistic, religious, cultural and trading links with Afghanistan.
If ever there was a country which can talk to all parties in Afghanistan, it is Iran.
However, the USA – full of self-important haughtiness and the major cause of the problem – determines that Iran can never be part of the solution and, by doing so, condemns Afghanistan to many more years of misery.
Yet the world is turning: change is afoot and Russia, wanting Iran to be at Geneva, is one of the countries which is not only sensing the change but is actively doing something about it.
Right the way round the globe countries are quietly banding together.
They can do so because they are directly experiencing a decline in the economic and political power of the USA.
On top of which the USA’s moral authority went out of the window long ago so countries are quietly plotting a new course for themselves – one which involves breaking free from Western hegemony.
Thus the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation brings together Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and others, with India, Pakistan and Iran as observer members.
China and Japan have decided to trade in their own currencies and not the dollar – there’s a sign of the times!
And in South America a number of countries are beginning to band together to run their own international bank (the Banco del Sud) thus causing the diminution of American financial and political influence.
Indeed, the amazing thing is that the USA is completely failing to see what is going on.
It was completely caught off balance by the Arab Spring so perhaps it is not surprising that it does not understand that it is hated more than it knows; that its traditional mixture of bullying, bribery and attack are not quite as impressive as it thinks; and that, in short, others are fed up with a short-sighted arrogance and even more short-sighted stupidity which is always prepared to go to war (even if that means that the USA is now virtually bankrupt because of its military spending).
All in all, it’s time for all sensible people and all sensible countries (there’s quite a lot of them) to consciously question any assertion by the USA that this or that regime is at fault and needs to be overthrown.
Instead all sensible people and countries should start to say that the world is fed up with war-mongering as well as angry at the Wall Street machinations which are destroying the world economy.
Then the way will be opened for impressing on the American people what the situation really requires – regime change in the USA.
Declaration of Independence from a War Economy
From War Is A Crime .org
Posted by davidswanson
By Mark Haim, Mid-Missouri Peaceworks
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for a people to dissolve the political and economic bands which have connected them with an industry and a bureaucracy that have held sway over their lives, and to assume an equal station among the peoples of the earth, living free from permanent war in an equal station to people of other nations as the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men and women are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness living in a state of peace. —
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Humanity, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that patterns of Governance long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under an intolerable War Economy, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such improper Governance, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
Such has been the patient sufferance of the people of these United States during seven long decades under a Permanent War Economy; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Governance.
The history of recent decades is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of a highly militarized state functioning as a Tyranny over the citizens of these United States as well as to others in many nations around the world.
To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
They have spent exorbitant sums on wars and munitions, undermining our security by leaving programs to care for our people and environment wanting.
They have hollowed out our cities, left our schools crying for funding, allowed our infrastructure to decay, and generally disregarded important governmental functions critical to the security of our nation.
They have even failed to adequately provide for the care of our veterans, so many of whom are suffering from injuries and psychological trauma as a result of their deployments.
They have incurred unnecessary and odious debt, in order to fund the Military-Industrial Complex, cumulatively adding up to trillions of dollars, which will burden our progeny for decades to come, with no benefit to our populace.
They have engaged repeatedly in illegal, aggressive war-making and foreign interventions that have had nothing to do with defending our nation.
Our government has entered into a state of war repeatedly, without the constitutionally mandated declaration of war.
They have repeatedly flouted international law that requires that military force be used only defensively or when authorized by the United Nations Security Council.
This law, established under a treaty signed by our President and ratified by our Senate, is, under our Constitution, the highest law of the land.
They have repeatedly violated the Nuremberg Principles which hold that aggressive war-making is a Crime Against Peace, and, as such, is the highest form of war crime.
They have sent our young men and women off repeatedly to fight in these wars, leading to millions of casualties, including deaths, injuries, chemical poisoning and psychological traumatization of our military personnel.
They have caused the death, injury, poisoning and traumatization of millions of people in the nations where our government has intervened, doing harm to these people and creating enemies in the process, thus undermining our security.
They have overthrown, or participated in the overthrow of, democratically elected governments in many countries including Iran, Guatemala, Greece, Chile and Haiti, imposing, in the process, brutal, repressive regimes.
They have supported, armed and trained the militaries of, and generally aided numerous unpopular and repressive governments.
Our government and military have thus allied themselves with ruling elites and made our nation an enemy to the majority of the people of these countries in the process.
They have created, armed, trained and operated proxy armies to conduct aggressive war-making on behalf of the interests of large trans-national corporations and their allies.
This has been done in places like Nicaragua, Angola, Afghanistan, Cuba and many other nations.
They have used the geopolitical power generated through military intervention and force, combined with the economic leverage of the international banking and monetary system, to impose unfair trade regimes on the Global South.
In the process, they have hurt not only the people of the developing world, but also American workers millions of whom have lost jobs to outsourcing.
They have repeatedly used Napalm, White Phosphorus and other incendiary weapons in Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Iraq and other countries, causing horrific pain and suffering to combatants and civilians alike.
They have illegally conducted drone warfare, repeatedly attacking, killing and maiming people, including non-combatants, in countries such as Somalia, Yemen and Pakistan, without legal or moral authority to do so.
They have created and maintained vast arsenals of weapons of mass destruction that threaten humanity’s survival.
They’ve even used nuclear weapons, at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, resulting in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of civilians.
To this day, they refuse to abide by the provisions of the 1968 Non-Proliferation Treaty, which require the mutual elimination of such weapons.
They have produced enormous inventories of long-lived, carcinogenic radioactive waste without any plan as to how to isolate these wastes from the environment for the required hundreds of thousands of years.
They have dispersed dangerous radionuclides into the atmosphere through nearly two decades of above ground nuclear weapons testing, contaminating military personnel and civilians alike.
And they have poisoned underground aquifers through predicable leakage of these long-lived wastes.
They have used Depleted Uranium weapons in Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere leading to the chemical and radiological contamination of combatants, including our own troops, civilians, residential areas, farmland and water supplies.
They have, through the creation of a Permanent War Economy, moved our nation in a direction dramatically at odds with the intention of our founders.
More than two centuries ago, President George Washington warned us of the dangers of large standing armies and permanent military alliances. Over the past seven decades, we have ignored this advice, and have paid dearly.
The Permanent War Economy has enriched the few and impoverished the majority.
It has contributed to the skewing of income and lead to a dangerous concentration of wealth, power and political influence in the hands of a few.
We have seen not just war on other nations, but War on the Environment as well, with corporate powers plundering our seas, ravaging our coasts, destroying our environment and laying waste to the natural resources that belong to us all, and future generations.
In every stage of the growth of the War Economy We and our predecessors have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms.
We have written letters, made phone calls, met with our Representatives and Senators, held peaceful vigils and demonstrations of all sorts: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury.
The Military-Industrial Complex has seen fit to continue its abuses unabated.
Their actions make clear that they are unfit to be rulers of a free people.
We, therefore, speaking for the peace loving people of our nation and appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name of the good People of this Nation, solemnly publish and declare,
That these United States are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent of the control and influence of the War Economy;
that we are Absolved from all Allegiance to the Military-Industrial Complex, and that all political connection between the people of this Nation and the perpetrators of the War Economy is and ought to be totally dissolved;
And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
A LITTLE LOCAL NEWS : Another story for our Police Abuse and Corruption Files -
NHP Troopers Sue Department Over K-9 Program
From 8News Now - Las Vegas
By Nicole Benson, Online News Editor - email
LAS VEGAS – A group of Nevada Highway Patrol troopers and a retired police sergeant have filed a racketeering complaint against the NHP (Nevada Highway Patrol) and Las Vegas Metro Police in U.S. District Court.
The complaint alleges that after then-Gov. Jim Gibbons approved a K-9 program to target drug runners on Nevada’s highways, Nevada Highway Patrol Commander Chris Perry intentionally undermined the program.
The complaint alleges that the drug-sniffing dogs used by troopers in the program were intentionally being trained to operate as so-called trick ponies, or dogs that provide officers false alerts for the presence of drugs.
The dogs were being trained to alert their handlers by cues, instead of by picking up a drug’s scent by sniffing, the complaint said. When a dog gives a false alert, this resulted in illegal searches and seizures, including money and property, the complaint said.
The 103-page complaint alleges that Perry, along with others, used the K-9s to undermine the program to systematically conduct illegal searches and seizures for financial benefit.
The complaint also alleges the defendants, which also includes the state’s Public Safety Department and individuals in NHP and Metro, were involved in a Federal RICO conspiracy, also known as the Federal Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organizations Act.
NHP, Metro and the state have not returned calls from 8 News NOW for comment.
Allegations also include corruption, abuse of office and official cover ups.
Mainstream media, medical journals pushing ADHD drugs for six-year-olds
Friday, June 29, 2012
by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
(NaturalNews) There is a fresh agenda afoot to begin diagnosing children as young as six years of age with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and drugging them with dangerous medications like Ritalin (methylphenidate), Adderall (dextroamphetamine and amphetamine), and Prozac (fluoxetine).
And the mainstream media seems to be working lockstep with medical journals to create the illusion that doing this is vital for childhood health and development.
A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics, and promoted by ABC News, for instance, suggests that the earlier a child is diagnosed with ADHD, the more likely he or she is to get better grades in school.
Waiting too long to get diagnosed, in other words, can cause children with ADHD to have more educational troubles, say the authors.
Based on data collected from 12,000 Icelandic children who began taking ADHD medication between fourth and seventh grades, researchers from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York determined that children who began taking ADHD medications in fourth grade experienced an overall drop in their math scores of 0.3 percent, compared to a nine percent drop among children who began taking ADHD medication around sixth or seventh grade.
All the children in the study, however, experienced some decrease in academic performance.
But those who began getting drugged the earliest had slightly less of a decrease, which led study authors to the wild conclusion that children need to be diagnosed with ADHD and drugged as early as possible to improve their overall condition.
ADHD drugs are dangerous, addictive, and highly unnecessary
This “get ‘em while they’re young” approach is a great tactic for the pharmaceutical industry to maintain both record-level profits and a steady stream of fresh customers.
But the effects of these drugs on the children taking them, millions of whom do not even have ADHD, will be disastrous.
Amphetamines like those found in the popular ADHD drug Adderall, for instance, are highly addictive and potentially very destructive.
Heart attack, stroke, elevated blood pressure, and even sudden death are among the extreme side effects associated with Adderall (http://www.naturalnews.com/029584_Adderall_side_effects.html).
And both Prozac and Ritalin can cause children to incur depression, anxiety, and tendencies towards killing others or themselves.
The very legitimacy of ADHD as a disease has also been called into question by many who see its “symptoms” as nothing more than natural variations in human personality and behavior.
Particularly, over-diagnosed are young boys, whose high energy levels are often conveniently labeled as ADHD in order to forcibly conform them into the government education system.
Oftentimes, legitimate behavioral and developmental problems in children are a result of environmental and dietary toxins.
Processed sugars like high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), artificial flavorings and colorings, preservatives, and other unhealthy foods can provoke behavior problems, as can vaccines.
Many parents who have restructured their ADHD-diagnosed child’s diet have witnessed an incredible, natural reversal of symptoms commonly associated with ADHD.
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