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Over the last few years, Michigan and the Great Lakes has seen a devastating surge in policing action by the Department of Homeland Security, around all shores of the Great Lakes.
Most recently, the Ore Docks have been targeted as security sites, at the expense of the businesses there. An anonymous source explained, “We fought this by contacting our Congressional and State Representatives and got nowhere. We are now required, by Homeland Security, to secure the shores around the business. If anyone, a fisherman, a citizen walking their dog, a couple swimming, come near to the area, our workers have to leave their work, go to those people, escort them to a security shed, get their identification and contact Homeland Security with a complete report. Homeland Security decides what happens to the people who inadvertently use the shores near the business. This is done at the expense of the BUSINESS, not Homeland Security, and proves to be a disruption in normal work days.”
The obvious questions are, for example, what justification could Homeland Security possibly have for such a procedure? What can justify requiring a business to do the policing, detain ‘citizen suspects’, demand their identification, write security reports, and be in contact with Homeland Security to decide ‘what to do’ with the citizens thus illegally detained?
The arrogance connected with these kinds of demands are not new for Homeland Security in Michigan.
U.S. Rep. Candice Miller, the five-term Republican congresswoman whose district includes Selfridge, said Friday that the Department of Homeland Security has been “tremendously beefing up” at the base and working with the Michigan Air National Guard contingent there on border security efforts.
The imaginary problem with illegal border crossing between Michigan and Canada, at the tiny point of Sault Ste Marie is one focus of Homeland Security:
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has proposed the use of “fencing and other barriers” on the 49th parallel to manage “trouble spots where passage of cross-border violators is difficult to control.”
The border service is also pondering options including a beefed-up technological presence through increased use of radar, sensors, cameras, drones and vehicle scanners. In addition, it might continue to improve or expand customs facilities at ports of entry.
Rigorous Border Patrolling at the US Canadian Border in Detroit/Windsor has raised serious concerns about massive losses of trade numbering in the billions of dollars between the State of Michigan and Canada. With no evidence to justify such strictures on this border, but mere propaganda, the economic damage done to Michigan has closed untold thousands of businesses who rely on that trade for their incomes, at a time when Michigan’s economy is already stomped down on the ground.
Nobody imagined when Congress created the Department of Homeland Security that the department itself would mount the next attack on American transportation, travel and trade. But the department begins an assault this week that will do billions of dollars in damage if it is not stopped.
While there are virtually ZERO illegal immigrants coming from Canada into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, still DHS has opened Homeland Security Immigration offices there, replete with militarized training.
Far and away, NAFTA is the overriding concern with Michigan, as NAFTA superhighway, the new NAFTA Bridge and the Great Lakes surrounding Michigan, are critical resources in the hands of the few who can seize them. Like the policing ascribed to Great Lakes business owners at the ore docks, all of this is done at the expense of Michigan taxpayers and small businesses, not only in dollars, but in freedoms lost, resources stolen, and the affliction of a formerly free and productive people.
Anonymous- an uprising of young people with formidable talents, skills and resources at their disposal. BUT I want to know… WHERE IS YOUR DIGNITY?
What movement EVER had to defend itself by saying ‘we’re not teenagers living in their mother’s basements’???
It is IMPORTANT and relevant to your future, the future which has been stolen by banksters, Wall Street and hidden agendas who care so little about YOUR future that they toast you with champagne and mockery.
Your empty threat of taking Wall Street off the internet, that never materialized, guaranteed that the powers that be will not take you seriously, and it doesn’t show that the media is gullible, it shows that you don’t as yet understand who you are up against.
Your entire future, its content and its quality, is ON THE BRINK. The ones you are up against have MORTGAGED YOUR ENTIRE LIFE FOR THEIR OWN BENEFIT.
They have it all now, you think fooling around with whether a park is clean or not is going to reserve a future for you?
Your actions and protests MUST proceed as if your life depends upon it, BECAUSE IT DOES.
Back when there WAS a Constitution in force, Nixon’s ‘tin soldiers’ STILL shot 4 students dead. Those students knew their future was at stake then.
Now, however, we not only have tin soldiers who are totally willing to kill Americans, in violation of the Constitution they have sworn to uphold, protect and defend, WE NO LONGER EVEN HAVE CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTIONS AND RIGHTS.
Without breaking open the shadow government, the hidden crimes, and demanding and receiving GENUINE justice, your future will be stolen with impunity.
Without demanding the Constitution and all your rights being restored, your future will be stolen with impunity.
Without demanding that all the necessities and trappings of civilization, like infrastructure, energy, medicine, housing, and important institution be RETURNED TO THE PEOPLE, your future will be stolen with impunity.
The thieves are SO CLOSE to having it all that they won’t stop now, and they have ALL THE CARDS.
They have the media that will tell the story THEIR WAY.
They have the tin soldiers that will enforce arbitrary laws THEIR WAY.
They have banks and financial institutions that will deal with all the wealth of the country THEIR WAY, and their way is NOT to care whether you live or die.
Yes, you can have ‘victories’ but these are victories in battle salvos.
The war is for the rest of your lives, and your enemies don’t care if you and all you love are totally devastated. IN FACT, THAT IS THEIR INTENT.
I suggest you cooperate with others who are fighting in their own ways for the same goals and reasons.
Intrepid, focused and REALISTIC. Claim your dignity and KEEP it. Remember the Vietnam Protests, because this can, and probably will, get ugly.
Planetary tremors shake Earth in 1st and 2nd successive waves (via The Extinction Protocol: 2012 and beyond)
Surviving an economic collapse is serious and difficult business. Surviving hyperinflation compounds the problem exponentially. Surviving global fascism takes it up to the stratosphere.
Is it your destiny to survive what is coming? Are you preparing?
We know we can retain our wealth by investing in gold and especially silver. We know that we may be permitted into the ‘new’ economy if we sell our our American values and succumb to a global government and a new version of fiat currency, this time electronic.
However, ‘cooperation’ is no guarantee at all that we can survive it until the new monster collapses under its own evil weight.
Therefore I think it is an appropriate time to think a little further into they types of skills that are likely to be very important to surviving the juggernaut that is coming.
In American history, one of the useful forms of quiet clandestine communication was the skill of quilting. Certain quilt patterns lent themselves to carrying messages that the uninitiated would not be able to decipher. A person escaping on the underground railroad might find themselves using a quilt with the flying geese patches. The direction the flying geese were going on the quilt would indicate the direction the escapee would go for the next leg of their journey, if the ‘geese’ were flying northeast, the quilt would indicate that by its layout.
Under Cromwell, Catholics were slaughtered in huge numbers and most especially priests. Rather than making normal vestments for the priests to use for hidden masses, needleworkers would create patchwork chasubles that not only worked for the various church seasons and their colors, but indicated various secret congregations based on their arrangements. If a priest was stopped by the authorities all they would see was a quilt/sleeping bag, however, these were valuable maps as well as sacred vestments.
In fishing communities knitted sweaters having special patterns unique to families provided a means of identification.
Saladin used carrier pigeons to send messages back and forth to his various military outposts against the crusaders.
The list of potential communication opportunities is huge. In fact it is limited only by the imagination and skills of any group or series of groups, and it could be done with all manner of materials.
There can be no question that under fascism and communism, under conditions of oppression and war, clandestine communications have been critical for survival, not only of the people themselves, but also for people who find themselves in dangerous situations such as military.
In our world today, when Big Brother is exploiting and infiltrating virtually every form of modern communications, it really is time to begin to brainstorm about the various ways individuals can communicate important messages and warnings to each other without relying on our electronic means.
I hope that you will immediately begin considering various methods that you are capable of using among trusted and important individuals.
We take our clues from survivors of other forms of oppression and times of grave danger from government, military, fascism, genocide.
What was clandestine permitted their ‘manifest destiny.’ Never forget that.
Just like the Rock Man, who sees what he wants to see and hears what he wants to hear, the GOP has decided to attempt to assimilate the Tea Party crowd all the while keeping itself open for the same old tricks to please the ONE PUPPETMASTER.
There is NO COMMITMENT for the criminality and theft to end.
The GOP’s potential platform is designed for the express purpose of drawing the Tea Party crowd, and thereby winning upcoming elections, but without the true commitment that Tea Party people require.
According to WND, the grass-roots rebellion is significant enough to warrant platform changes. Without those changes the Tea Party will never support the GOP.
Some of the proposed platform items are as follows:
I will vote for only that legislation which contains a citation to the specific authority granted in Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution.
I will vote against any legislation that infringes the individual right to keep and bear arms.
I will vote for legislation that allows the use of domestic resources to achieve energy and food independence.
I will vote against any legislation that results in a federal takeover of any private corporation, institution or entity.
I will vote against any legislation that authorizes the United Nations to impose a tax, levy, fee, or royalty on the United States or any of its citizens.
The first problem Tea Party members will have is that THERE MUST BE A GENUINE COMMITMENT TO THE ENTIRE CONSTITUTION AND BILL OF RIGHTS AS PUT FORTH BY THE FOUNDERS.
One or two sections only means that there will always be loopholes whereby corruption will enter and the infection that is killing our country will just destroy more organs of the body America.
The REAL trick of this platform is the fourth point listed. “I will vote against any legislation that results in a federal takeover of any private corporation, institution or entity.”
How easily this one statement can be manipulated, as if these criminal corporations must be given a free pass because they are ‘privately’ owned. As if ACORN can never be legislated against or closed down because it too is an ‘entity’ protected under this plank.
Commitment by any politician to this particular point is catastrophic to the Tea Party. It means that we cannot audit the Federal Reserve because, as Ron Paul points out, to audit the Fed is to END the Fed.
It means that we cannot take any actions against ‘private’ banks, investment houses or international corporations because to do so is to garner results that will become a takeover or destruction of those entities.
In short, while private property is certainly a Constitutional right, this element of the platform guarantees the status quo as regards criminal corporations, corruption in our government and the continued seizure of citizen’s properties for the enrichment of a few.
Far far better to return to the original practices of our Founders and permit corporations ONLY long enough to provide for the public good. Far better to guarantee that no entity of any kind will have more rights, more privileges, more support than the individual human being citizen.
Far better to force our government to take responsibility to ‘coin money’ and to outlaw with severe penalties anyone or anyTHING (corporations) that operates a currency that is fraudulent and nothing more than counterfeit monopoly money.
The Tea Party is GETTING SOMEWHERE. The politicians are ignoring the citizens in every way, and the rage is growing. If we settle for easily manipulated tricks, we hamstring our own advance and drive a stake through the heart of the country, instead of the vampires we intend to take down.
As I’ve written before, as goes Michigan, so goes America. America’s prosperity – even the world’s, was built on manufacturing, especially automobiles.
Oh, Michigan! Oh, Detroit!!!! Officially the unemployment rate is 21%. That DOESN’T COUNT the people who lost their jobs and never qualify for unemployment benefits, like sub-contractors and 1099 people. It also doesn’t count all the people who have fled the area because the economy is so bad.
As goes Michigan, so goes America. It was said before, and with horror we see it coming true before our very eyes.
Americans won’t give away their sovereignty unless we’re homeless and starving. There couldn’t possibly be a NAU or an NWO unless America was on its knees. Or, six feet under.
ANOTHER ‘push-me pull-you’ debate about stem cell research, embryonic stem cell research, the church and the church, and in the center of all of this, and the ones paying the price, are those poor souls struggling with cancer and other diseases.
Let’s begin talking about WILD claims, shall we?
The stem-cell industry has dragged every pity party who has had more than 15 minutes of fame into the presence of an adoring Congress & Senate in order to promote stem cell research, and MORE specifically, EMBRYONIC stem cell research, for the potential cure of everything from spinal injury paralysis, Alzheimer’s Disease, cancer, diabetes, baldness, Muscular Dystrophy, and on and on in the universe of potential miraculous cures, all the way down to freckles.
This is the magic CURE ALL according to the ‘industry.’
In fact, it is so believable that bankrupt states like Michigan and California have purposely gone out of their way to invest countless hundreds of millions, even BILLIONS of taxpayer dollars in the bio sciences, slavering at the thought that these technologies will create a very high ROI and turn those states back into powerhouses of economic booms.
In all this, from the far stretches of liberaldom and even conservativedom come vicious, livid, screeching accusations that the Vatican is opposed to all science, all medicine, all human progress for the reason that it condemns dismantling embryos cell by cell for research or medicinal purposes.
The Vatican is NOT opposed to stem cell research and never has been. It is opposed to the useless and unnecessary experimentation on, and destruction of, embryos for the purposes of stem cell research. The Vatican is totally in support of ‘adult stem cells’ – so named for obfuscation purposes clearly, but available in huge quantities in umbilical cord blood and in amniotic fluid, and proving very effective in a wide range of illnesses.
But with all this hoopla, all the blame-game and accusations, per business-as-usual there are almost no treatments available in the United States with the breakthroughs that have been made in other countries. Citizens attempting to obtain the same medicines, at prices lowered in other countries, faced immediate action by the FDA and the government, making such international purchases illegal. Medication and treatment prices are kept artificially so high that an entire new class of tourism has developed for Americans- medical tourism.
Not so wild claims:
That was BEFORE the massive job losses due to the collapsing economy that we have been experiencing the last two years.
So in the face of a cancer treatment that is helpful AND effective, inexpensive, is ethical according to Christian standards, discussed in a highly respected Vatican journal and used in Catholic hospitals, Damian Thompson considers all this ‘counter knowledge?’
I should add that Pentin writes authoritatively for The Catholic Herald on Vatican affairs, where he knows what he is talking about. I am at a loss to explain the disappearance of his critical faculties on this occasion.
In my estimation, it is Damian Thompson’s critical faculties, and especially, his compassion that have disappeared on this occasion. Blocked by a softening Nanny State cushy health system that most Americans can only dream of, the man has become possessed by arrogance.
The loss is YOURS, Damian, yours and those who read your information like it is gospel.
Either stem cells are living up to those incredible claims or they are not. Just like other supplements, Americans can and do have a right to give them a try.
Having been one of those many souls who has lost loved ones with cancer, loved ones who lived, worked and died without health insurance, who paid the taxes that went into the wild claims of health research; I can only say that if there are any out there who have a chance that this alternative will work, that this alternative will even help, then in every possible way I support this effort. If anyone is interested in trying this ethical new treatment, I have created a page just for you to easily obtain the ‘nutritional supplements.’
God bless you and your difficult, and very sacred, journey with cancer.
You can tell a LOT about a blogger by the information, categories and links on their blog. Obama’s White House Blog is very telling in that regard as well.
It is the Agenda itself that is supremely of interest, in these days of economic collapse, impending depression, widespread and growing unemployment, layoffs, business closings both small and large, incredible numbers of home foreclosures and homelessness…
Yes, the President has his hands full and it wasn’t his fault.
To be SURE we know what his priorities are, we must look at his agenda as he has it categorized on his blog. Here is the list:
# THE AGENDA
* Civil Rights
* Energy & Environment
* Foreign Policy
* Health Care
* Homeland Security
* Seniors & Social Security
* Urban Policy
* Additional Issues
Notice anything missing? Anything at all? Is there ANYTHING on this list that strikes you as, well, critically MISSING given the current free-fall of our economy?
What I noticed missing right away is BUSINESS. No Commerce, no Small Business, no Large Business, no Business Development…
Unless it comes under ‘additional issues.’
On the other hand, social issues are broken out very widely. There is ‘family,’ ‘seniors,’ ‘women,’ ‘civil rights,’ ‘immigration,’ and ‘disability.’
Nothing under ‘housing,’ ‘banking,’ or ‘Federal Reserve.’ No ‘agriculture.’
Aside from that, want to add some political pics to Flickr? Here’s quite the group!
Almost instantaneously after the swearing in ceremony, the section on women, with its new and radical pro-abortion stance, was posted on this new blog. Change indeed.
While the administration seems to intend to include everyone under its mantle, the prominent absence of business related issues, agriculture, banking, and the profound commitment to abortion is guaranteed to bring on a firestorm of controversy almost overnight.
This will certainly be an interesting blog to watch, and to watch for actions and deeds related to this new administration. A platform like that can only be one thing- divisive.
Now our illustrious and traitorous FBI is disclosing that Bin Laden has 20 suitcase nukes, smuggled from the former Soviet Union and into America through the open border between America and Mexico. They assert that THIS is the reason Ahmedinajad of Iran mocks us, saying that America will be bombed back into the stone age.
All this DESPITE THE FACT that BIN LADEN IS DEAD. Benazir Bhutto paid the ultimate price for revealing that information to David Frost of the BBC, in an interview that was- astonishingly- never shown on American television.
Closing the border at Mexico has LONG been demanded of our government, by Americans, and has been an inexcusably ignored issue by our President, our Congress, and the Senate. PURPOSELY ignored, it has become plain, especially when our Department of Homeland Security has been given BILLIONS of dollars to harrass, investigate, and monitor American citizens despite the Constitution.
Like 911 and the World Trade Centers; like Oklahoma City; like the very concerned people of Texas City Texas believe, like the Anthrax attacks; the truth of nukes in America will be that of another false flag operation, designed to crumble America’s and American’s power and grant global domination to… who? Israel? No, not Israel, but the Zionists within it.
With all the ‘intelligence’ our government has collected, with all the ‘intelligence’ that has been given priority of everything, including the rule of law, it is our government that is responsible for any nukes set off in America, directly responsible or indirectly.
Between McCain’s September Surprise of his coming exit from the Presidential race, the likely assassination of BO, and the return of a Hillary Clinton/ Mitt Romney presidential race, the truth is that we are UNLIKELY TO SEE A CHANGE IN GOVERNMENT.
Bush’s dearest wish, “As long as I’m the dictator,” is just about to be realized. There is NO WAY Bush/Cheney will permit themselves to be charged with murder or treason. There is NO WAY the global bankers are going to give up their power over the governments of the world. There is NO WAY the Neo-Cons and their puppet media want to put global nuclear war on the back burner where it belongs.
The only way is to have a catastrophe so great, so devastating, that even the hypnotized American people are willing to give up all their rights, submit to a monstrous dictatorship, and give in to anything the dictators order.
I hope your souls are in order, readers, to meet your maker. We are on the verge of a global destruction for the final realization of the ambitions of a few, and they’re willing to take down the planet and every person necessary, to accomplish their goals.