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REAL NEWS Aug 23, 2012

Posted by Xaniel777 on August 22, 2012

TODAY’S NEWS : August 23, 2012


 Southern Nevada Militia – 36/ 3rd Battle Born Patriots

{XANIEL’S NOTE : I had intended to start out TODAY’S NEWS with important information for everyone living in Southern Nevada.

But as the information is fairly large and somewhat bulky, so to speak,

I decided to give it it’s own page, (something that I had planned to do anyway, in a couple of days).  

So to anyone interested in checking out the benefits of protecting your family, community and your State,

with the Constitutional Militia of the 36/3rd Battle Born Patriots, CLICK HERE.

After today you can find that Page at the sidebar or at the top of this site’s browser next to the HOME PAGE BUTTON.

 Or better still, just go directly to their website at   36-3rd-BattleBornPatriots.com !~~~Xaniel777





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Texas Judge: Obama Reelection Could Lead To ‘Civil War,’ I’m Ready To ‘Take Up Arms’



From 12160.info

Added by TheLasersShadow on August 22, 2012

Quotes from: http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Lubbock-judge-warns-of-Obama-civil-war-3807672.php

“He’s going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the (United Nations), and what is going to happen when that happens?,” Head asked the station during a Monday interview.

“I’m thinking the worst. Civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war maybe. And we’re not just talking a few riots here and demonstrations, we’re talking Lexington, Concord, take up arms and get rid of the guy.”

Head also seems to fear the retaliation of such civil unrest.

“Now what’s going to happen if we do that, if the public decides to do that? He’s going to send in U.N. troops. I don’t want ’em in Lubbock County. OK. So I’m going to stand in front of their armored personnel carrier and say ‘you’re not coming in here’.

“And the sheriff, I’ve already asked him, I said ‘you gonna back me’ he said, ‘yeah, I’ll back you’. Well, I don’t want a bunch of rookies back there. I want trained, equipped, seasoned veteran officers to back me.”

(TLS)– If only this was the attitude across the country.








Oath Keepers to Rally in Support of Marine Veteran Brandon Raub

Victim of Soviet Style Pre-crime Detention



From 12160.info

Posted by James Φοίνιξ on August 22, 2012


Oath Keepers is coming to the aid of this young Marine veteran and our rallying cry will be “CHARGE HIM, OR RELEASE HIM.” 

We cannot allow  “mental illness” designations to be used as a weapon against political dissidents in America.   

See the below article by Brandon Smith for the disturbing facts regarding the use of mental health detention against Virginia Marine veteran Brandon Raub because of his constitutionally protected free speech on his Facebook page

As Brandon Smith illustrates, this is exactly what the Soviet Union did to dissidents who dared to criticize the communist regime – they were labeled “insane” and carted off to mental wards. 

Now it has begun here in America.  

This is a blatant circumvention of constitutional criminal due process which is every bit as dangerous as being designated an “unlawful combatant” under the NDAA and taken away to a military brig for detention without charges. 

How is this any different? 

Mental health detention can be used in exactly the same way.

This is an incredibly dangerous crossing of a critical line in the sand – the politicization of the mental health system, using it as a weapon against dissidents to punish them for their constitutionally protected political speech.  

This case is the camel’s nose under the tent, and we need to stomp on it HARD, right now. And we will.

Brandon Raub has very competent local legal counsel provided by the Rutherford Institute.

If you would like to donate to his legal defense, go to https://www.rutherford.org/donate/ and be sure to add a note that your donation is for the Raub case.

Oath Keepers has offered to write an amicus brief if the Rutherford attorneys think it will help, but our primary goal is to compliment their legal efforts with as many boots on the ground as we can muster to go there in person and rally in outspoken support of this brother veteran.

While the case is being tried in the legal courts, we will try it in the court of public opinion and bring as much public pressure to bear as possible.

Last night, Oath Keepers leadership, including both national and Virginia Oath Keepers leaders, spoke with Attorney John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute and also with Brandon Raub’s Mother, Cathleen Thomas.

We will be coordinating closely both with his legal team and with his family to support Brandon in any way possible.

Last night I interviewed Cathleen Thomas about her son’s ordeal.  

Also on the interview was Oath Keepers Eastern U.S. Vice President Rand Cardwell (a Marine Scout-sniper veteran).  

You can download that interview here:


Cathleen also asked us to post this statement from her, about her son:

He’s a good-to-go Marine who understands he is in a situation where he is watched at all times and he knows they are looking for anything to use as a justification for what they are doing to him. 

He is disciplined, but please pray for his patience, and his stalwart faith. 

He knew that when he spoke up something like this could happen. 

He sensed it was coming, and yet he knew he had not just a First Amendment protected right, but also a DUTY to speak out.

We had conversations about what is going on in our country and then decided to do something about it. 

We formed the Richmond Liberty movement and held a rally November 15, 2011 and have been very active in the community since.  

We were always speaking out against legislation threatening rights, such as SOPA, and writing our legislators.

We thank every single man and woman in Oath Keepers for honoring the Constitution and we appreciate your support. – Cathleen Thomas.

[ turns out Cathleen is a subscriber to our email alert list, and has been a fan of Oath Keepers for some time].

As a dangerous assault on our Constitution, this is very similar to the New Hampshire “baby snatching” case, where a newborn baby was taken from her parents by child protective services only hours after birth,

and one of the reasons listed in the affidavit was that the father, Jonathan Irish, was a “member of the militia group,Oath Keepers” (he was not actually a member, but he had been signed up on our free Ning page, and no, we are not a militia, but regardless,

we could not let them get away with that use of the father’s constitutionally protected free speech and political associations to take his child).   

That too was a camel’s nose under the tent, and if allowed to stand would have been a very chilling precedent of using child protective services as a weapon against unpopular dissidents, to punish them for their speech and association by taking their children.  

That would have resulted in people chilling their own speech, sitting down and shutting up, for fear of losing their children.  

We called for a rally of Oath Keepers outside the courthouse, and Oath Keepers from around the country responded with boots on the ground.

  The family had very competent local legal counsel, but there is no doubt that by holding a rally there we helped to put serious public pressure on the officials in New Hampshire to do the right thing.

And they did, returning the baby to her parents.

We intend to do much the same here.

There are already local liberty activists protesting outside of the Veterans Administration hospital in Salem, Virginia (where Brandon Raub was transferred last night, after a local magistrate rubber stamped his “preventive detention” and extended it for 30 more days).


1970 Roanoke Blvd.
Salem, VA 24153
540-982-2463 | 888-982-2463

We urge you to participate in those ongoing protests, and we will also announce a date in the next week or so (likely over Labor Day weekend) when we will hold a special Oath Keepers muster there, to put as many active duty and veteran boots on the ground, on one day, to demand his release.

The intent will be to compliment the already ongoing protests/rallies.

Stay tuned for details. 

But don’t wait for that one event – get out there now, if you can, and urge others to do likewise.

We urge you to spread the word about this cases to everyone – every veteran, every concerned American, every website, every group – especially veterans groups and organizations –

and also to put pressure on all public officials involved to do the right thing, and put pressure on federal officials and members of Congress, as well as the Obama Administration, to set this Marine free.

Demand that they charge him or release him! 

And if you have contacts among current serving Marines at Camp Lejeune, give them a heads up and urge them to be in Salem over the Labor Day Weekend to stand for a brother.

This use of mental health services as a weapon is straight out of the DHS/SPLC playbook. 

Recall that Richard Cohen, the Chairman of the Southern Poverty Law Centersat on the DHS Working Group on Countering Violent Extremism – making SPLC essentially part of DHS

In the published recommendations of that working group in 2010, addressed to the Secretary of Homeland Security,

they specifically recommend that DHS use local social services, including mental health services to counter “violent extremism.” 

This case, just as with the Irish baby snatching case, is precisely what SPLC wants to see done to all of us pesky constitutionalists and liberty lovers on the political right in this country. 

They want, more than anything, to turn all of the apparatus of the state into a weapon against their political opponents,

and above all, they want local police to be their tools of oppression, with their power coming out of the barrels of police guns.

We must defend this brother Marine, brother veteran, and fellow American.

If we don’t, then we will be next, and once the “mental health” raids begin in earnest, we will be at the “Solzhenitsyn moment” when we will have no choice but to resist.

Don’t wait till then.

The time to stand is now.

Sweat now, or bleed later.

Stand up, step up, and show up now, right there in the streets of Salem, Virginia, by the hundreds or thousands, or you will have to step out onto battlefield America later.

The choice is yours.

Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito (Do not give in to evil but proceed ever more boldly against it) -Virgil.

For the Republic,

Stewart Rhodes


Veteran Marine Sergeant Victim Of Pre-Crime Authoritarianism

By Brandon Smith, Associate Editor

During the height of communist power in the former Soviet Union, the corrupt establishment bureaucracy often sought out ways in which they could deal with or silence dissident movements and outspoken individuals while avoiding public exposure and minimize blowback from the Russian populace. 

A very effective method they devised was the use of the ‘Psikhushka’, or psychiatric prisons where activists against the state could be held indefinitely, isolated from other prisoners and the rest of the world. 

By housing dissidents in mental hospitals, the Soviet government hoped that the public would assume that the prisoners were “psychologically unstable or deranged”

and that if the activist ever did get word to others about his political incarceration, no one would believe his claims anyway.

The strategy allowed the Soviets to severely stifle anti-government speech for quite some time, feeding terror into the citizenry who now carefully censored themselves for fear of authoritarian retribution, not to mention the possible betrayal of friends and neighbors who might turn them in for a pat on the head from the state. 

In fact, the widespread propaganda that the communists promoted amongst the public was that anyone who actually did speak out against the government “had to be mentally ill”, creating entirely new clinical designations to categorize those who refused to comply. 

Professors operating in the Soviet run Moscow Serbsky Institute claimed that:

“Most frequently, ideas about a struggle for truth and justice are formed by personalities with a paranoid structure…”

Now, compare this abuse of psychiatry to the DSM-IV-TR manual used by doctors today in the diagnosing of mental illness. 

In it, you will find the term “oppositional defiance disorder”, a supposed illness which encompasses anybody who is disobedient, defiant, a free thinker, or even considered hostile toward authority.

The pigeonholing of political activists and anti-authoritarians is a process that is alive and well in the U.S. today. 

This fact has been made even more apparent by the abrupt detainment or (non-arrest-arrest) of Marine Sergeant Brandon Raub of Chesterfield County, Virginia for posts he made to his Facebook page:



Early reports on the event were sparse, and so far the mainstream media has stayed away from the issue entirely. 

However, new information is slowly surfacing, and here is what we know so far…

The FBI, the Chesterfield County Police, and apparently the Secret Service were videotaped by Raub’s family hauling him away in handcuffs. 

These agencies claim that Brandon is “not under arrest”.

Dee Rybiski, a spokeswoman for the Richmond FBI office, would not comment on the matter except to reiterate that no arrest had been made.

“We don’t comment on mental-health issues or anything like that,” she said. “We simply went to speak with him about the many complaints that we had gotten about his posts.”


The local police reiterated that “there is no criminal matter” and that they were only present to help the FBI transport Raub.

This is a rather strange stance on the part of law enforcement officials, considering they claimed during the incident that Raub was taken away for “resisting arrest”

I would love to hear the FBI’s explanation on how a man can resist arrest without officially being arrested…?

According to Raub’s family, he was never read his Miranda Rights. 

And, Raub himself stated:

“I talked to a Secret Service gentleman for 20, 30 minutes,” Raub said. “I was very cooperative and answered everything honestly…”

Raub is currently being held at the Salem VA Medical Center, where he is to be “detained” after a hearing before a judge who has enforced a 96 hour “observation period”:


The comments which allegedly sparked his persecution included references on Facebook to the government’s complicity in 9/11, his belief that there will be a revolution in America, and suggestions that the Bush family is populated with “child rapists”.

Whether or not you agree with any of Raub’s assertions, the bottom line is that under the First Amendment he is perfectly within his rights to publicly uphold them. 

There is no law against “conspiracy theory”, at least, not yet…

Raub’s family has also stated that the FBI believes some of his comments to be “terroristic” and threatening in nature. 

The only comment that I could find that could be even remotely interpreted as threatening is this post from August 13:

“Sharpen up my axe; I’m here to sever heads…”

This is NOT a statement that could be upheld in any respectable courtroom as being a specific threat and is not prosecutable. 

Also as it turns out, the line is a lyric from a song by the band ‘Swollen Members’ entitled “Bring Me Down”:


So, apparently if the FBI does not like your taste in tunes you can be whisked away to a mental hospital.  Take note music fans…

Raub’s other comments include:

“If you are unaware of the great amount of evil perpetrated by the American Government I suggest you take … your head out of the sand. The day of reckoning is almost at hand.”

“I am standing against a great evil. I will do it all by myself if I have to.”

This is obviously not a mentally ill person, but a political activist and dissident being subjected to a new standard of “Pre-Crime” on the part of our government. 

This action is, in my view, meant to set a precedent by which many other veterans and common citizens who oppose the criminality of the establishment will be subjected, detained, and who knows what could happen after. 

The sky is truly the limit.

Pre-Crime arrests also cause self-censorship in the public, as well as encourage a tattle-tale culture of simpering slaves. 

I believe Brandon Raub’s “detainment” is a test case for the demonization and prosecution of the Liberty Movement as a whole, and a primary step in the destruction of free speech in America.

If we do not take this event seriously, and attack it with every effort, we cannot expect to be saved when the pre-crime police are one day sent to our own doorsteps.

UPDATE, August 22, 2012:

Chesterfield Police Department Statement

Rutherford Institute Attorneys’ Statement About Case

Local News Article: Chesterfield Marine Veteran to Remain Detained …









“Rapidly Closing Window For Peaceful Revolution” – Oathkeeper Stewart Rhodes



From the Trenches World Report

Posted on August 21, 2012 by REDHORSE

Peter Santilli  

Former U.S. Marine Brandon Raub is locked in a psych ward over his 9/11 Facebook posts.

The former Marine who was detained by the federal government over Facebook posts critical of the government is being held against his will, without just cause, and Raub has been sentenced to “up to 30 days” further confinement in a VA psych ward.

The FBI is denying any involvement in the actual arrest of Mr. Brandon Raub and Stewart Rhodes, founder of Oathkeepers.org, is calling that statement illegitimate.

Rhodes claimed in an interview with Pete Santilli on Monday, August 20, 2012 that, “As of now, Brandon Raub has not committed any crime here.”

“You can bet if they could arrest him for a crime they would have done it already.”

“This arrest is the beginning of mental instability being used as a reason for arrest and is exactly what Stalin and Hitler did. Charge him or release him should be the protest cry for Brandon Raub.” ~Stewart Rhodes

Very strong warnings from Rhodes during the interview included, “America is at a crossroads and we are on the short track to a Hitler type Government.

We have to decide whether we are going to turn back the clock to 1775 America or a 1930‘s Nazi Germany America. We have a very rapidly closing window for peaceful solutions — we are running out of time,” says Stewart Rhodes.

Stewart Rhodes has promised that constitutional leaders, Ron Paul, Andrew Napolitano, Chuck Baldwin, Sheriff Richard Mack who will be gathered at the Republican National Convention will be having a meeting of the minds to talk about what they plan to do to fight back against a Government that is obviously out of control.

Susannah Cole of CollapseAlert.com writes in her article titled Raising the American False Flag: The Demoralization of The United States Veteran, “Obviously, the Government’s endless, relentless and ongoing campaign to demonize patriots and in particular the United States Veteran, is working.”

Pete Santilli also takes calls from Liberty Activist and 9 year U.S. Air Force Veteran Kristen Meghan who tells a powerful, yet sad story about how she was castigated by her active duty superiors and peers for carrying the U.S. Constitution in her pocket.

Kristen was told she was un-patriotic and disrespectful to the uniform.

“The fact that I held a Constitution was like I had a pipe-bomb in my pocket.” 

“I’ve read the U.S. Constitution, and I’ve done more for our country through the Liberty Movement than I did when I was in the Air Force…in fact, my fellow service members were fearless to go lay their lives on the line to kill a foreign enemy; but they shake in their boots to speak about 9-11 or what’s wrong with our own government.”




Rutherford Institute Defends Marine Arrested

Incarcerated in Psych Ward & Detained Indefinitely for Posting Political Views



From American’s Journey

August 21, 2012

Support our troops! Support our veterans! (Unless they exercise their first amendment right to free speech.)

Please consider this recent development following the arrest of one of  OUR VETERANS …..

(see the stories above if you haven’t already):

CHESTERFIELD, VA— The Rutherford Institute has come to the defense of a former Marine, 26-year-old Brandon Raub,

who was arrested, detained indefinitely in a psych ward and forced to undergo psychological evaluations based solely on the controversial nature of lines from song lyrics, political messages and virtual card games which he posted to his private Facebook page.

Although the FBI and Chesterfield County police have not charged Brandon Raub, a resident of Chesterfield County, Va., with committing any crime, they arrested Raub on Thursday, August 16, 2012,

and transported him to John Randolph Medical Center, where he was held against his will due to alleged concerns that his Facebook posts were controversial and “terrorist in nature.”

In a hearing held at the hospital, government officials disregarded Raub’s explanation that the Facebook posts were being interpreted out of context, sentencing him up to 30 days’ further confinement in a VA psych ward.

In coming to Raub’s defense, Rutherford Institute attorneys are challenging Raub’s arrest and forcible detention, as well as the government’s overt Facebook surveillance and violation of Raub’s First Amendment rights.

“For government officials to not only arrest Brandon Raub for doing nothing more than exercising his First Amendment rights but to actually force him to undergo psychological evaluations

and detain him against his will goes against every constitutional principle this country was founded upon. This should be a wake-up call to Americans that the police state is here,” said John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute.“”

Actions vs. Words

Here in Virginia, not too long ago , we were treated to the words of State government leaders that arbitrary arrests of outspoken Virginians by power-mad Federal enforcers would not be aided by State employees:

From  THIS ARTICLE we learn:

“On Wednesday, the Virginia legislature overwhelmingly passed a law that forbids state agencies from cooperating with any federal attempt to exercise the indefinite detention without due process provisions written into sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act.

HB1160 “Prevents any agency, political subdivision, employee, or member of the military of Virginia from assisting an agency of the armed forces of the United States in the conduct of the investigation, prosecution,

or detention of a United States citizen in violation of the United States Constitution, Constitution of Virginia, or any Virginia law or regulation.””

Since the actions of the power-hungry Feds trump the words of the law abiding today in Amerika -a Marine veteran was locked up and sent to a psychological hospital for evaluation – with the help of the police.

The actions of the Stalinist feds once again prove that our Virginia government workers are just talk.

There were local police involved in the arrest – so they just went along with the plan – you know – to just….. lock him up…..no charges.

Just following orders … they obviously “know nothing” about the Bill of Rights…..but this is no laughing matter…

Are YOU next?

 The point was made by citizens that the HB1160 law was just words – since nowhere did these great protectors of our rights put into their words on paper that they would actually do anything to stop the Feds if the feds did indeed attempt to violate our rights.

 In this case – the local government workers masquerading as police just helped out.  

I guess they care more about their stinkin’ jobs than they do about the rights of the citizens they are supposed to protect.

 Are you surprised?  I’m not.

It’s funny – many people think that they can call the police to save them if someone comes to forcibly remove them from their home for arbitrary reasons.

 Not any more.  

It’s the cops and plainclothes gunslingers violating your rights now – maybe we should fire all of them before they arrest any more of us.

 What good are these trigger-happy scofflaws?

When will the knock come at your door?  It may not be for you – it may be for your family member who just got home from the wars the neo-cons started.

 Maybe you can very carefully, not making any sudden moves around “police” you know – very carefully hold up a copy of HB1160 when they come to get you.  

It might work – but I doubt it – because laws mean nothing when you are staring down the barrel of a gun.  

And that’s what they brought to arrest this veteran.

 They brought guns and gun-slingers – but no legal foundation for their actions.

 Kinda’ reminds me of a witch-hunt.  

At least they didn’t kill him or anyone around or any dogs.  

The cameras probably helped.

I give thanks to the Rutherford Institute – because you never know – it may not be You that is next – it might be Me requiring their services.

 They must be a welcome site from the inside of a jail cell – or – psychiatric hospital.

Jail for unpopular speech.  

How crazy is that?  

How ironic indeed – that enforcers crazy enough to trample our Bill of Rights and everything it stands for – took their victim to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation.  

Talk about the nuts running the nut-house.

If local government and law enforcement don’t stiffen their spines soon – they will prove their worthlessness to a public tired of paying for them to abuse us.  

If that’s all they care about – their jobs – and not the preservation of liberty – perhaps after they are layed off and they start bitching they will find themselves in the very same psychiatric ward for evaluation.

Here’s another LINK where we learn:

“Col. Thierry Dupuis, the county police chief, said Raub was taken into custody upon the recommendation of mental health crisis intervention workers.

He said the action was taken under the state’s emergency custody statute, which allows a magistrate to order the civil detention and psychiatric evaluation of a person who is considered potentially dangerous.

He said Raub was handcuffed because he resisted officers’ attempts to take him into custody.”

Wowee!  This police chief is a Colonel!  

Remind me to salute!

 I am sorry – Colonel Sir – but it is really really really hard to understand why you had to handcuff a man upon which you had no charges….Sir.  

Oh wait – a shrink told you he’s crazy?  Do the shrinks make the laws Colonel Sir?  

Or are you too chicken to face up to the feds and do your job? 

If these “mental health crisis intervention government workers” are so very keen – Colonel…….  ……..SIR !…. and these “mental health crisis intervention government workers”  are so tuned in to this ONE Marine veteran – who did nothing more than exercise his rights YOU ARE PAID TO PROTECT -how did they get “caught off guard” by this?:

“U.S. military averaging a suicide a day in 2012

(AP) WASHINGTON – Suicides are surging among America’s troops, averaging nearly one a day this year — the fastest pace in the nation’s decade of war.

The 146 suicides for active-duty troops in the first 148 days of the year far outdistance the U.S. forces killed in action in Afghanistan — about 50 percent more — according to Pentagon statistics obtained by The Associated Press.

The numbers reflect a military burdened with wartime demands from Iraq and Afghanistan that have taken a greater toll than foreseen a decade ago.

The military also is struggling with increased sexual assaults, alcohol abuse, domestic violence and other misbehavior.

Because suicides had leveled off in 2010 and 2011, this year’s upswing has caught some officials by surprise.

Our police – as a whole – are a complete disgrace to everything America is supposed to stand for.  

There is no excuse for “just following orders” -prior to examination of said orders to determine LEGALITY – not over the weekend – after the fact – showing up on Monday with a new story that contradicts earlier excuses for violating a citizens’ rights – NOT EVEN if those orders came from a “mental health crisis intervention government worker.”


Those with no respect for the rights of citizens should quit police work or be fired.  

Unless they are auditioning for a role in the stalag they are helping to erect ….








1st Amendment Violated As Facebook Assists Police In Pre-Crime Investigations



From Alexander Higgins Blog

Alexander HigginsPosted by  – August 22, 2012 

US Marine Brandon Raub became the latest political dissident targeted for Facebook activity after he was was arrested for posting his opinion about the US government.

Susanne Posel
Occupy Corporatism
August 22, 2012

On August 16th former US Marine Brandon Raub was arrested for posting his opinion about the US government on his Facebook page .

Raub is currently being held in a psychiatric ward. In a statement by Raub, he explains : “I’m currently in John Randolph in the psychiatric ward being held against my will. They were concerned about me calling for the arrest of government officials.”

Raub’s lawyers say that he will be held for “up to 30 days’ further confinement in a VA psych ward” after “government officials again pointed to Raub’s Facebook posts as the sole reason for their concern and for his continued incarceration.”

While Raub was taken forcefully, put into handcuffs and taken by the FBI to be questioned, both the FBI and Secret Service deny that Raub was arrested or detained by them.

Facebook comments were recently cited as evidence in a court case concerning cyber bullying where comments on a personal page were ruled by a US Federal court as information that can be lawfully obtained by the police to be used against a defendant.

William Pauley, US District Court Judge, stated that because the defendant made violent threats in his posts which are deemed public information that they are allowable as evidence against him by prosecutors.

On April 24th, District Judge Raymond Jackson ruled that by clicking a “like” button on Facebook, that this affiliation is public domain and not protected by the 1st Amendment.

Jackson wrote : “Simply liking a Facebook page is insufficient. It is not the kind of substantive statement that has previously warranted constitutional protection,” and continues to say that, “Facebook posts can be a matter of public concern; however the Court does not believe Plaintiffs Carter and McCoy have alleged sufficient speech to garner First Amendment protection.”

The Electric Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed suit with the US Department of Defense (DoD) because the federal agency refused to admit their relationship with social networks with regard to surveillance and law enforcement investigations.

Government officials scan Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and YouTube for evidence of criminal activities, activists and possible suspects who may have not committed a crime just yet.

And these agencies named in the lawsuit refused to cooperate with the EFF in explaining how gathering this information would impact “citizen’s privacy rights and associated legal protections.”

Hoping to dupe Americans into posting on their Facebook page, the CIA gathers information while inviting people to register and read information about the “employment opportunities.”

While government agencies are using Facebook to data mine on Americans, it has been suggested in the social meme that without a Facebook page, a person’s mental stability is questionable.

Now, having a profile or not is the barometer of whether or not a person is “suspicious” or not.

Some psychologists are even suggesting that not having a Facebook profile means that you are a psychopath.

The link between the Batman shooter and the Norwegian mass murderer was their lack of Facebook profiles.

In fact, this may “be the first sign that you are a mass murderer.”

Trapwire , the most impressive pre-crime surveillance software corporation with clients from Wal-Mart to the White House, is but one of many types of Big Brother network grids that have incrementally begun to invade our lives.

Alexander Keith, director of the National Security Agency (NSA) described at a yearly Def Con computer hacking conference that the internet is “at great risk from exploitation, disruption and destruction.”

He went on to voice his “concern that it’s going to flow into destructive attacks that could have consequences for our critical national infrastructure and the Internet itself.”

Basically, Keith is concerned because the internet is currently not controlled by federal agencies.

When the NSA needs more hackers , they recruit out of colleges and universities across the US under the official Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations.

By using college students, the NSA is amassing an “elite team of computer geniuses” that will be trained in all methodology of hacking based on their exceptional cyber intelligence, military capabilities and ability to enhance law enforcement’s expansion of spying on Americans.

The Department of Justice (DoJ) has requested the authority to criminally prosecute those who lie on Facebook and other social media as a violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

 According to Richard Downing, the DoJ deputy computer crime chief, the law must provide for “prosecutions based upon a violation of terms of service or similar contractual agreement with an employer or provider.”

A felony can be committed by the user of a social media site by exceeding the authorized access; meaning any infraction of the website’s term of service.

Put in other words , “If a person assumes a fictitious identity at a party, there is no federal crime.Yet if they assume that same identity on a social network that prohibits pseudonyms, there may again be a CFAA violation. This is a gross misuse of the law.”

The NSA has transformed itself into the largest and most comprehensive intelligence agency with the expressed purpose of collecting data on American citizens.

Emails, cell phone calls, text messages, Google searches, parking receipts, and all other forms of information are collected and stored for future use. Social media sites like Facebook readily give over information to federal agencies that conduct such surveillance.

And like we have seen with the case of US Marine veteran Brandon Raub, it can be used against you.

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Congress Agrees To Expand Presidential Power



Live Free in an Unfree World

From Personal Liberty Digest

August 21, 2012 by 

Congress Agrees To Expand Presidential Power


President Barack Obama signs a bill into law earlier this month. Staff Secretary Doug Kramer prepares the next bill for the President’s signature.

Political polarization is supposedly at an all-time high as Americans enjoy a tedious election-season that the populace is told pits big government, socialist values that would impress the likes of Karl Marx against small government, pro-business ideals that should satisfy any conservative.

So polarized is the political landscape that legislators are unable to produce a budget for the United States because of sheer gridlock,

the conversation about social issues has denigrated into screaming on both sides and it is political heresy to come to agreement with your political opponent no matter what heights of idiocy you must reach in proving your dissident.

But lawmakers recently and oddly came to agreement that the power of the President should be met with less political opposition, at least when it comes to making certain appointments.

As Americans have been busy trying to make sense of the upcoming Presidential election, Congress quietly agreed on a matter of importance: making sure that, without Senate approval and without retribution, 170 people can be pointed to powerful positions by whoever assumes the Presidency.

The Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011 — sponsored by Senators Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) — eliminates the need to obtain Senate confirmation for about 170 executive branch posts.

The act was passed by the Senate last summer, met House approval last month and was signed into law by President Barack Obama earlier this month.

The legislation’s sponsors claim it simply reduces the amount of time it takes for a newly elected President to make low-level appointments.

But the list includes top public-policy positions within the following Departments: Defense, State, Labor, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development, and Veterans Affairs.

A full list can be viewed here.

Lieberman said of the legislation:

This bipartisan legislation represents the Senate at its best.

A problem was identified, and Democrats and Republicans worked together to craft a solution.

Now, future Administrations will be able to get their teams in place more quickly, and the Senate will be able focus its time and energy on the most important Executive Branch appointments.

In no way does this bill erode the Senate’s role of “advice and consent.”

Rather, it strengthens the Senate’s power by freeing us up to concentrate on nominees who will actually shape national policy.

Despite Lieberman’s assertion that many of these positions do little in the way of shaping public policy,

Americans concerned about the growing power of the Presidency might argue that lessening the vetting process is just another step in the direction of complete top-down political control in the Nation.








An Unusual Perspective – Survival



From the Trenches World Report

Posted on August 21, 2012 by Sheila

Some may call it a self imposed exile, but several years ago we separated ourselves from so-called “society”.

It’s a 90 minute ride to even get to a town from here, mostly across dirt ranch road, some of it “primitive” (white knuckles).

About a year ago, our Ford Bronco died, and we got swindled out of $3000 for a replacement truck that…well, long story, but suffice it to say we haven’t had a vehicle since then.

We haven’t left the ranch in about a year.

The handful of times we had visitors since then, they have been so kind as to bring us up some small amount of groceries for a “treat” or two, but we gained something very special in that time – perspective.

It’s not like we’ve always lived so remotely and we don’t know what the other side of the world is like.

Many of the past 25 years we lived in suburbia, raising our kids and working our successful business.

We traversed the country more times than I can count as we drove to the seminars we taught, kids in tow, giving them a better education than they could have gotten in a classroom.

We stayed in major cities when we, too, were involved in the never-ending rat race.

We went to restaurants too crowded to enjoy a meal, we took the kids to the requisite amusement parks, we stayed in hotels that didn’t realize their business was hospitality.

But our vision was always to walk away from that life, towards one more connected to the nature part of human nature.

To live a more natural life, abiding by natural law – which is the only absolute law under which humanity lives, anyway, whether we know it or not.

As our culture fights natural law, believing that it can overcome the natural consequences of our actions, we simply screw things up for ourselves.

In fulfilling our vision, in breaking away from riding that wave all the way to the shore, we halted those pieces of personality from their natural path within the human psyche – their final destination to dehumanize those caught within it.

What we see from our vantage point is too many people living around millions of other people and having no connection to them whatsoever.

Thirty years or so ago, and for a couple of years, I commuted from New Jersey to my job in Manhattan by train, walking through Penn Station at the rush hours to get to and from my office.

This was about the time that the Sony Walkman (a personal audio cassette player if you’re really that young!) was developed.

Daily I saw hordes of people, walking around – no, shuffling around, it was too crowded to really walk – who believed that if they had their Walkman headphones on in that sea of bodies they would be carried away to a place that was not so frighteningly crowded.

They actually felt like they had some kind of privacy while trying to catch the next train home.

It was like thinking that if you close your eyes, the world no longer exists.

What we see from our vantage point is too many people trying so hard to keep their heads above water that they are sure to drown.

It’s so hard these days to just make amortgage or rent payment, hard – and soon to be much harder – to feed yourself and your family a satisfying meal (let alone what is available as food) that the population can do little else but think of themselves.

By financial and other manipulations by TPTB,(The Powers That Be), we have been taken from a prosperous culture with a bright and hopeful future to a slave society with no future other than to push papers around, serve a hamburger,

or take a government job in which we can get to feel superior to the masses, so that we can pay for our own room and board while any spare change goes to the top echelons, leaving most people with no time to be kind and considerate to themselves nor to others.

It’s an attempt to drain the life’s blood of your soul.

What we see from our vantage point is too many people who have no soul left, no more light of intelligence, common sense or even lust for life left in their eyes, following the daily routine they have been given to follow without question of its rationale.

The masses wait placidly on line to be physically molested or irradiated for the privilege of boarding an airplane, watching silently as the 87 year old granny is strip searched for a fabled threat.

Too many drivers go past and don’t really see the newly stacked jersey barriers on the highway that wait their turn to be used to choke off the traffic flow.

Or they stop dutifully to offer proof of license and insurance for no reason other than the sheer control factor (can I make you stop along your journey?) to the goons who guard the “king’s roads”.

What we see from our vantage point is too many people who think that if something doesn’t affect them, it has no relevance in the world at all.

So it’s alright to disrespect those who offer you kindness, to confuse that kindness as something to be tread upon because that disrespect somehow makes you a rung further up on the ladder of society.

As long as they don’t have to give up their 62” plasma TV or their nightly rack of beer, all is well with the world.

Well, all is not right with the world. It’s been orchestrated by those who wish to make us forget that we are all one. 

They do so because that oneness is our power. Each of us is connected to the same universal energy.

We are all made of the same electrons, protons and neutrons and so are the stars and planets that surround us.

And there are energies all around us of which we do not even conceive at this juncture in history.

So we all have something at stake. We are all one.

There is a Cardinal Rule for humanity, based on allowing higher energies to flow… Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

 It’s not a matter of how big your house is.

It’s not a matter of what church you attend. It’s not a matter of what you learned in school.

It’s a matter of how much kindness and positive intentions we give to each other.

And do this good for others not because they are the same religion as you, not because they are the same color as you, not because they are in the same financial stratus as you – do it because we are all brothers and sisters in humanity.

What you do to the least of us is done to all of us, so choose what you do wisely.

TPTB, (The Powers Thar Be), are about separating us. They do this because separately we are easily dominated.

What connects us is the humanity we show each other:

hu-man-i-ty n. pl. hu-man-i-ties

  1. Humans considered as a group; the human race.

  2. The condition or quality of being human.

  3. The quality of being humane; benevolence.

  4. A humane characteristic, attribute, or act.

Human benevolence (a positive act toward another human) is what we want to try to achieve.

Without one bullet being fired, if we can learn this one thing – to consider another before ourselves and to accept the kindness of others – we could defeat TPTB in a single day.

As in the final scene of the movie, “V for Vendetta”, when all the people come together, unarmed but for their understanding of righteousness no bullets, no cannons, no goon squads could defeat them.

The next time you have a chance, smile at someone you don’t know.

The next time you have a chance, do a kindness for someone that in no way could ever benefit you, without them even asking.

If we have love for others as well as for ourselves in our hearts and take action on that, we have higher consciousness.

Without it we are stuck in lower consciousness.

Don’t allow TPTB to take what is rightfully yours – the understanding that we are all one and that understanding is power.

Show some humanity today and reap the rewards.

NOTE:  If you are considering making a move but don’t know where to go, we have one more space available in our small survivalist community in New Mexico. 

If you would like more information, please contact us at surviving@lavabit.com

Whether or not you are considering changing your lifestyle, please feel free to email us there with any questions you may have. 

We are always happy to help others.  That’s what it’s all about, isn’t it?

Surviving Survivalism








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