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REAL NEWS Jan. 17

Posted by Xaniel777 on January 17, 2012

TODAY’S NEWS : January 17, 2012

White House threatens that it won’t support cyber piracy bill if it stifles internet freedom

{ XANIEL’S NOTE : This is the very same President who promised not to sign the NDAA into law.  He hasn’t kept any of the promises he’s made so far, why should we believe his position on the cyber piracy bill?

In addition to breaking his promise not to sign the NDAA into law (His administration had previously vowed to veto it), Obama quietly and like a thief in the night signed it into law on New Year’s Eve, while almost every American was preoccupied with New Year’s festivities. For those not aware, the NDAA law holds within it controversial indefinite detention provisions which give Obama and future Presidents the right to detain and torture American citizens without the right to a trial or attorney, and without bringing formal charges against them. This, of course, allows Obama and other future Presidents the right to play Little Hitler with all this Nazi crap. However, it equally allows American citzens the right to stand up, oppose and arrest all who are involved with this and place them on trail for treason. And unlike Obama, THAT’S A PROMISE WE CAN KEEP !!} ~~ Xaniel777

From Mail Online

Last updated at 8:06 PM on 14th January 2012

Keeping the web open: The White House does not want legislation to hamper the innovation that technology allows

Keeping the web open: The White House does not want legislation to hamper the innovation that technology allows

The Obama administration raised concerns Saturday about efforts in Congress that it said would undermine ‘the dynamic, innovative global Internet’.

White House officials urged lawmakers to approve measures this year that balance the need to fight piracy and counterfeiting against an open Internet.

They said in a blog post that it would not support pending legislation that ‘reduces freedom of expression, increases cybersecurity risk’ or undermines the global Internet, cautioning the measure could discourage innovation and startup businesses.

‘Any effort to combat online piracy must guard against the risk of online censorship of lawful activity and must not inhibit innovation by our dynamic businesses large and small,’ the White House said.

The administration was responding to measures that would allow the Justice Department to target offshore websites — through Internet service providers — that offer illegal copies of music, movies and television shows online.

There is a certain level of urgency surrounding the issue as the Senate is expected to consider similar legislation later this month.

Tech companies such as Google, Facebook, Yahoo and others have questioned the legislation, warning in a November 15 letter that it would force new liabilities and mandates on law-abiding technology companies and require them to monitor websites.

Next step: the Senate is expected to consider similar legislation this month

Next step: the Senate is expected to consider similar legislation this month

‘We are concerned that these measures pose a serious risk to our industry’s continued track record of innovation and job-creation, as well as to our nation’s cybersecurity,’ the letter stated.

President Obama has had a number of meetings with tech leaders, notably hosting a dinner with Silicon Valley innovators in February.

The White House said in the blog posted Saturday that it would work with Congress on legislation to help battle piracy and counterfeiting while defending free expression, privacy, security and innovation in the Internet.

The post was signed by Victoria Espinel, the intellectual property enforcement coordinator at the Office of Management and Budget; Aneesh Chopra, the nation’s chief technology officer; and Howard Schmidt, an Obama adviser on cybersecurity.

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Systematic Silence About NDAA Proves Long Plot To Destroy America Is Real, Vindicating Conspiracy Theorists

Posted by poorrichard at Poor Richard’s Blog

disquietreservations.blogspot.com
bySaman Mohammadi

“This year we are witnessing not just a series of brutal but fundamentally independent human rights violations committed by disparate governments around the globe. This year we are witnessing something far more fundamental and far more dangerous. This year we are witnessing the orchestrated destruction by the United States of the very basis, the fragile scaffolding, upon which international human rights have been built, painstakingly, bit by bit by bit, since the end of World War II.” – William F. Schulz, former Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, speaking in 2003. (1).

There is a conspiracy of silence about the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, otherwise known as the “Indefinite Detention Bill.”

This treasonous violation of the rights of American citizens and all human beings on “Battlefield Earth” must be understood in the larger political and historical context of the American Deep State, which professor and author Peter Dale Scott says “refers to a parallel secret government, organized by the intelligence and security apparatus, financed by drugs, and engaging in illicit violence, to protect the status and interests of the military against threats from intellectuals, religious groups, and occasionally the constitutional government,” (2).

The world is familiar with the Turkish Deep State, but it has nothing on the American Deep State.

The American Deep State has covertly created an indefinite detention regime in the United States based on acts of state terrorism and other forms of political violence such as assassinations.

The false flag September 11 attacks in 2001 and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 stand as the pivotal historical events in the bureaucratic formation of the American Deep State and its total takeover of the American constitutional republic.

Seen from this perspective, the NDAA is all part of the plan. Its swift passage by the Senate and White House is a clear indication that the American Deep State is preparing for big events, even bigger than 9/11. Since it is a creature that feeds on drama and violence, it will produce greater drama and violence.

A basic reading of the current political and economic situation suggests that the American Deep State is in the process of triggering various domestic and foreign crises, such as a war against Iran and an economic collapse, in order to consolidate more power and control at the executive level.

A full-frontal attack on Iran by the American Deep State and the Israeli Deep State would quickly develop into a global state of emergency, which will be used by the traitors in Washington to implement their global authoritarian agenda and exercise their unchecked power against awakened American citizens more openly.

The evil monsters who own the American Deep State, and give this beast its purpose, have psychologically and spiritually separated themselves from the American people and common humanity to such an extent that they exist on a different plane of social reality. They are free to commit atrocities like the September 11 attacks not only because the laws of America don’t apply to them, but the laws of God as well.

Murder and mystery are in the DNA of the American Deep State. Since the death of JFK, it has silently suffocated the American Dream in the long night of  amnesia, during which the American people were put in a state of deep sleep by the mind manipulators in the CIA and mainstream media.

What has existed under the American Deep State is what author and teacher Michael Tsarion calls a “psychic dictatorship.” Tsarion said in 2006 in a lecture in Los Angeles: “The real war is a psychic one. The real war is on consciousness. And too many people are forgetting this in this conspiratorial movement, so to speak, or in alternative history. And I will not ever make that mistake.”

In 2012, the psychic dictatorship is cracking. As a result, the American Deep State is forced to bring into being a military dictatorship in America, and that is where the indefinite detention bill comes into the bigger picture.

Thus far, the manipulators of the public mind have been able to suppress public knowledge of its crimes by its Stalinist control of the mainstream media. But they are increasingly unable to twist the meaning of events and pass off political fiction as historical truth to the American people and the world because of the downfall of the global mainstream media and the rise of reality on the Internet.

Unlike before, the majority of the American people are politically awake and profoundly distrustful of the federal government and the political leaders of both parties. Naturally, this crisis of confidence means that Washington’s political crisis is not far away.

The political crisis in Washington can no longer be suppressed and kept hidden from the American people and the world.

There’s a storm coming.

The 2012 presidential season is exposing the ugly side of politics one too many times. Now the truth is laid bare for all eyes to see.

And what do they see? An American body politic that lies buried under the empty surface of lies and political artificiality.

Machines like Barack Obama and Mitt Romney stand on the grave site, both of whom are working for a generational and treacherous political goal to overthrow the Bill of Rights and America’s constitutional republic. Their job as political leaders is to manipulate the masses and pacify political resistance from the American people to the establishment of an authoritarian global government that will be controlled by the same corrupt bankers who were behind the 2008 financial crisis.

That crisis was engineered by the big banks to bring down America, and financially bleed it to death. So far, they have succeeded. America is collapsing according to plan. But don’t count on any politician or “news” anchor to announce its death and then list the causes why.

Still, there is hope that America will be renewed. In the graveyard of nations, America’s headstone reads: The Experiment failed, but the Dream lives on.

Notes:

1. Van Bergen, Jennifer and Valentine, Douglas. (2005). “The dangerous world of indefinite detentions: Vietnam to Abu Ghraib.” Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, 37(2-3), pg. 449-509.

2. Scott, Peter Dale. “The “Deep State” behind U.S. democracy.” Voltairenet.org, April 6, 2011.

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The Old World Order wants to surrender but to the people, not to the New World Order

From Benjamin Fulford’s Blog

01/17/2012

The negotiations on a new financial system for the planet are proceeding well but due to the complexity of the situation, it will take time before any public announcements are possible, according to sources close to the negotiations. The current owners of the Federal Reserve Board System and the Washington D.C. corporate government are hoping to offer enough reforms that they can stay in power. Their money has been frozen, though, by a group that would rather see them all put in jail. The final solution to the problem will need to involve an audit of the real world and the removal of all fraudulent funds from the system. It will also involve a massive redistribution of wealth, meaning that the American people and other worldwide victims of the cabal will get their stolen funds returned to them.

Weekly Geopolitical News and Analys

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I Am Simply Not Going To Vote Unless Ron Paul Is On The Ticket…

Before It's News

From Before It’s News

Vote? Why? What candidate in the quadrennial resurrection of the Mickey Mouse club wants to do anything that I want done? – by Fred Reed

I want to roll back the onrushing police state and return to constitutional government. The plunge into totalitarianism is a far worse danger than World War Two, in which the US was never in danger of being invaded, and in which the outcome was a foregone conclusion. Who do I vote for? No candidate (except Ron Paul: ERP) is against sovietization.

I want to end our stupid wars, now. Yesterday. Who do I vote for? There is no antiwar candidate (ERP). Obama sends the troops anywhere he can think of, and all the Republicans want to attack Iran.

I want to reduce the military by half and end the militarization of the country that is bankrupting us. Who do I vote for? (ERP)

I want to reduce the size of government, get rid of the departments of Education, Housing and Urban Development, and Commerce, toss the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and so on. What candidate wants to do these things? Republicans talk a good show, but which of them actually wants to cut?

I want to end affirmative action, which means governmental favor for some citizens over others, and rely on merit. No candidate speaks of this. Who do I vote for?

I want to end the empire, quit meddling in the business of other countries, get out of South Korea, Japan, and NATO. I don’t want to be the world’s mommy. Who do I vote for?

I want to reform America’s dysfunctional system of taxation, go to a sales tax or flat tax or value-added tax, anything to get IRS off our backs. It isn’t the amount of taxation that I dislike, but the intrusiveness, mystery, complexity, and lack of recourse. Who do I vote for?

MORE HERE

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Recipe for Vote Fraud: Global Internet Voting Firm Buys U.S. Election Results Reporting Firm

From Investment Watch Blog – 2012


Bev Harris
Black Box Voting
January 15, 2012

In a major step towards global centralization of election processes, the world’s dominant Internet voting company has purchased the USA’s dominant election results reporting company.

When you view your local or state election results on the Internet, on portals which often appear to be owned by the county elections division, in over 525 US jurisdictions you are actually redirected to a private corporate site controlled by SOE software, which operates under the name ClarityElections.com.

The good news is that this firm promptly reports precinct-level detail in downloadable spreadsheet format. As reported by BlackBoxVoting.org in 2008, the bad news is that this centralizes one middleman access point for over 525 jurisdictions in AL, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, KY, MI, KS, IL, IN, NC, NM, MN, NY, SC, TX, UT, WA. And growing.

As local election results funnel through SOE’s servers (typically before they reach the public elsewhere), those who run the computer servers for SOE essentially get “first look” at results and the ability to immediately and privately examine vote details throughout the USA.

In 2004, many Americans were justifiably concerned when, days before the presidential election, Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell redirected Ohio election night results through the Tennessee-based server for several national Republican Party operations.

This is worse: This redirects results reporting to a centralized privately held server which is not just for Ohio, but national; not just USA-based, but global.

A mitigation against fraud by SOE insiders has been the separation of voting machine systems from the SOE results reports. Because most US jurisdictions require posting evidence of results from each voting machine at the precinct, public citizens can organize to examine these results to compare with SOE results. Black Box Voting spearheaded a national citizen action to videotape / photograph these poll tapes in 2008.

With the merger of SOE and SCYTL, that won’t work (if SCYTL’s voting system is used). When there are two truly independent sources of information, the public can perform its own “audit” by matching one number against the other.

These two independent sources, however, will now be merged into one single source: an Internet voting system controlled by SCYTL, with a results reporting system also controlled by SCYTL.

With SCYTL internet voting, there will be no ballots. No physical evidence. No chain of custody. No way for the public to authenticate who actually cast the votes, chain of custody, or the count.

SCYTL is moving into or already running elections in: the United Kingdom, France, Canada, Norway, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, India and Australia.

SCYTL is based in Barcelona; its funding comes from international venture capital funds including Nauta Capital, Balderton Capital and Spinnaker.

Here is the link to the press release regarding SYCTL’s acquisition of SOE:

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/scytl-acquires-soe-software-becoming-the-leading-election-software-provider-2012-01-11 

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Criminalizing Dissent in America

From uruknet.info
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by Stephen Lendman 

January 15, 2012

 


 America has a sordid repressive history. Among others, First Amendment rights are violated.

It guarantees freedom of religion, expression, to petition government for redress of grievances, and right to peacefully assemble.

 The 1798 Alien and Sedition Acts restricted First Amendment freedoms.

So did 1919 anti-communist Palmer raids, the 1934 Special Committee on Un-American Activities, its House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) successor, secret FBI COINTELPRO crackdowns, the 1996 Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act, the 2001 USA Patriot Act, and other post-9/11 measures.

These and other measures expanded government surveillance, eroded habeas, formalized military tribunals, permitted torture-extracted confessions, and instituted violence for national security.

FBI “terrorist profiles” can investigate anyone for any reason. So can local police working cooperatively or alone. Street protests can be criminalized. America’s right to dissent is endangered.

On October 28, 2011, DC Superior Court Judge Russell Canan found eight Veterans for Peace (VFP) members guilty of “failure to obey” and “blocking/incommoding.” Fined $150, it could have been much worse.

Defendants cited First Amendment rights to petition government for redress of grievances. Founded in 1985, VFP opposes US-sponsored wars, saying help us end them.

It also wants domestic and international law obeyed, and crimes of war and against humanity ended. During trial proceedings, Richard Duffee petitioned for international law experts to testify. Judge Canan denied them. Defendants will appeal his verdict.

Last February, Democratic National Committee members chose Charlotte, NC for the party’s 2012 national convention.

Called “Wall Street of the South,” city officials drafted an ordinance to make camping on public property a “public nuisance.” It also prohibits “noxious substances,” padlocks and other camping equipment, potentially able to impede traffic and create public safety concerns. In late January, it’s expected to pass.

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx claimed enactment doesn’t target specific groups, saying:

“Unlike many cities that have well-developed regulations governing protest activity, our local regulations contain gaps that need to be filled.”

However, an ordinance related memo states:

“The recent issues related to camping on city property have further amplified the need to review whether the city wants to regulate this activity during the DNC.”

A city councilman said once passed, overnight OWS stays will end. North Carolina’s National Lawyers Guild cited constitutional issues and possible “increased confrontation between protesters and police.”

OWS organizer Luis Radriguez said everyone calls Charlotte’s DNC “ground zero. Everybody wants to be involved. We’re estimating several thousand coming from the Occupy community.” Organizing an alternative convention was proposed.

Tampa will host the 2012 Republican National Convention. Thousands of police will secure convention site areas. Officials expect up to 15,000 protesters in town.

Federal and local authorities have contingency plans for anything. Homeland Security (DHS) calls national conventions, as well as G-8/G-20, IMF, World Bank and similar summits “national special security events.”

Whether or not Tampa plans anti-protest legislation, OWS and others present will be targeted, constrained and perhaps evicted. Constitutional rights will be denied. Freedom will take another body blow.

On January 18, Chicago’s City Council will consider Mayor Rahm Emanuel‘s anti-protest measures. Occupy neighborhood groups said provisions will chill constitutionally protected political speech. They reduce protest durations to two hours and double fines for arrests.

Public parks and beaches would close until 6AM, two hours later than now. In addition, loud noise, amplified sound, and music at parades and public assemblies would be allowed only between 8 – 10PM.

Other provisions restrict parade organizers and let city officials levy punitive fines. Chicago’s police commissioner also could deputize law enforcement officials from federal and state agencies, including the FBI, DEA, ATF, Illinois State Police, Illinois Attorney General, Justice Department, Cook County State’s Attorney, and others.

Coordinated federal and local efforts target OWS protesters. Emanuel’s very much involved. Proposed Chicago measures escalate repression. OWS and other protests are targeted. So are fundamental rights.

In May 2012, federal and state SWAT team shock forces and snipers will threaten them when G-8 and NATO summits convene. According to an unnamed source, “(T)hey’ll be able to shoot the head off a nickel from 500 feet.”

Don’t bet they won’t try!

Trampling on Constitutional Rights

Post-9/11 repressive measures eroded them. Capitalizing on a window of hysteria, unchecked executive executive powers were granted.

USA Patriot Act provisions compromised due process, freedom of association, and protections from unreasonable searches and seizures. They also authorized unchecked surveillance powers to access personal records, monitor financial transactions, as well as student, medical and other records.

Virtually anything goes replaced constitutional protections. For the first time, “domestic terrorism” became a federal crime, applicable to US citizens and aliens. It states criminal law violations are considered domestic terrorist acts if they aim to “influence (government policy) by intimidation or coercion (or) intimidate or coerce a civilian population.”

In other words, nonviolent anti-war or global justice demonstrations, environmental or animal rights activism, civil disobedience, and dissent of any kind may be called “domestic terrorism,” including OWS protests.

With no hearing or notice, the Patriot Act’s Section 806 lets authorities confiscate or freeze foreign and domestic assets of any individual, entity, or organization accused of engaging in, planning, supporting, concealing, or perpetrating acts called domestic or international terrorism against America. Even nonviolent protests are affected.

Other harsh provisions give authorities wide latitude to twist the law perversely and advantageously. As a result, anyone associated with activities called terrorism may be targeted, whether or not true.

Unprecedented in scope, sweeping executive powers were granted. Meaningful judicial and congressional oversight are absent.

In March 2006, Congress renewed most Patriot Act powers. On May 19, 2011, three key provisions were extended another four years. They include:

(1) Allowing unlimited roving wiretaps.

(2) Authorizing government access to “any tangible item,” including financial records and transactions, student and medical records, phone conversations, emails, other Internet use, and whatever else is surveilled.

(3) Permitting alleged suspect organizations and individuals surveilled, whether or not evidence links them to terrorism or complicity to commit it.

Provisions of the 2006 Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act can also target OWS and other protesters. Designed primarily against animal rights activists, it applies to other advocacy, protest activity, and all forms of civil disobedience.

Moreover, repression’s so extreme, anything can be called terrorism or activities connected to it threatening national security.

In September 2010, FBI agents raided homes and offices of anti-war activists in Chicago and Minneapolis. Grand jury subpoenas followed. In June, the Supreme Court’s Holder v. the Humanitarian Law Project decision ruled nonviolent speech and advocacy “coordinated with (or) under the direction of” designation foreign terrorist groups illegal.

First Amendment protections don’t apply. OWS and other protesters may be called terrorists. Indefinite detention in military prisons may follow. Citizenship rights are also threatened if congressionally introduced legislation passes.

Called the Enemy Expatriation Act, it lets Washington summarily strip Americans of citizenship for “engaging in, or purposefully and materially supporting, hostilities against the United States.” No corrorborative proof’s needed. In other words, judicially fair convictions according to law don’t apply.

A Final Comment

America’s on a slippery slope toward full-blown tyranny. Freedom hangs by a thread. Anyone challenging state power is vulnerable. Constitutional protections don’t apply.

Presidential diktat authority replaced them. Martial law looms if so ordered. Nonviolent protesters are threatened. Freedom’s fast going, going, gone.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached alendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

Also visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com and listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network Thursdays at 10AM US Central time and Saturdays and Sundays at noon. All programs are archived for easy listening.

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 Home Seizures May Jump 25% This Year as U.S. Foreclosures Resume

From Bloomberg Businessweek

By Dan Levy

Jan. 12 (Bloomberg) — Banks may seize more than 1 million U.S. homes this year after legal scrutiny of their foreclosure practices slowed actions against delinquent property owners in 2011, RealtyTrac Inc. said.

About 1.89 million properties received notices of default, auction or repossession last year, down 34 percent from 2010 and the lowest number since 2007, the Irvine, California-based data seller said today in a statement. One in 69 U.S. households received a filing.

While the seizure process has been “highly dysfunctional,” there were “strong signs in the second half of 2011 that lenders are finally beginning to push through some of the delayed foreclosures in select local markets,” RealtyTrac Chief Executive Officer Brandon Moore said in the statement.

The number of home repossessions is likely to rise about 25 percent from the more than 804,000 properties seized last year as lenders resume foreclosure actions, Daren Blomquist, a spokesman for RealtyTrac, said in a telephone interview. Settlement talks are continuing with state attorneys general over documentation flaws, known as “robo-signing,” that surfaced in October 2010.

About 400,000 additional homes would have been repossessed without the slowdown, Blomquist said. The ramp-up in foreclosure proceedings that began in 2011’s second half is likely to continue this year, Moore said in the statement.

Foreclosure filings totaled almost 2.7 million last year as some properties got multiple notices, RealtyTrac said.

Highest in Nevada

Nevada had the nation’s highest rate of foreclosure filings per household for the fifth straight year, at one in 16, while total filings were down 31 percent from 2010. A new state law that took effect in October requires lenders to file an additional affidavit before starting the foreclosure process.

Arizona had the second highest foreclosure rate, with one in 24 households receiving a notice, and California ranked third at one in 31. Georgia was fourth, with one in 37, and Utah fifth at one in 43, according to RealtyTrac.

Michigan, Florida, Illinois, Colorado and Idaho also ranked among the states with the 10 highest rates in 2011.

Las Vegas had the highest rate among metropolitan areas with populations over 200,000, at one foreclosure filing per 14 households. Stockton, Modesto, Vallejo-Fairfield and Riverside- San Bernardino, all in California, ranked second through fifth.

Phoenix; Merced, California; Reno, Nevada; Bakersfield, California; and Sacramento, California, rounded out the top 10, said RealtyTrac, which sells default data from more than 2,200 counties representing 90 percent of the U.S. population.

–Editors: Daniel Taub, Steven Crabill

To contact the reporter on this story: Dan Levy in San Francisco at dlevy13@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Daniel Taub at dtaub@bloomberg.net

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