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Occupy Wall Street: Communism’s Clueless Foot Soldiers

In Shared articles on October 17, 2011 at 8:40 AM

This was such a good article I had to post it here on ny site! Thanks Alan Caruba! This is his! Hope you enjoy!

By Alan Caruba  Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Norman Thomas, a U.S. Socialist Party candidate for president, once famously said, “The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But, under the name of ‘liberalism’, they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Thomas ran for president six consecutive times from 1928. He needn’t have bothered, as Franklin Delano Roosevelt and subsequent Democrat Presidents introduced most of the planks of the Communist Manifesto and we live with them to this day.

The Manifesto had ten planks. The first was the abolition of property in land and the application of all rents to public purposes. Anyone who owns land in America for their homes or any activity such as farming or mining knows that they must pay fees to various levels of government. Even in death, inheritance taxes are a penalty imposed on passing property to one’s children. These taxes were the subject of the Manifesto’s third plank which called for the abolition of all rights of inheritance.

The second plank is one that is very much in the news. It is a heavy progressive or graduated income tax. Everyone pays income taxes and there are demands that “millionaires and billionaires” pay more than others. Corporate income taxes in the U.S. are among the highest in the world. In the Supreme Court decision, McCulloch v Maryland Webster, Chief Justice John Marshall said that the power to tax is the power to destroy. Too much taxation is one of the reasons the nation finds itself in its current financial crisis as it is directly connected to whether people will invest in new businesses or existing ones and destroys job creation.

The Manifesto called for the centralization of all means of communication and transportation in the hands of the state and the U.S. government is replete with commissions that achieve this goal. The fifth plank called for the centralization of credit in the hands of the state and, ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Federal Reserve, a system of privately owned banks that have a monopoly on the creation of money backed solely by the credit of the government. Standard & Poors recently downgraded the nation’s credit rating. Is there really any gold in Fort Knox? One hopes.

Most famously, the Manifesto called for the state to own all factories and instruments of production. Instead of merely permitting the standard practice of bankruptcy to occur so that they could be restructured, the Obama administration stepped in and “bailed out”, i.e. took ownership of General Motors and Chrysler companies. Creditors were kicked to the curb.

The Manifesto called for government control of all labor and agriculture. The federal government has a matrix of departments that exercise control of these sectors of the economy; a Department of Labor and a Department of Agriculture.

The tenth plank of the Manifesto called for “free education for all children in public schools and the combination of education with industrial production.” The Occupy Wall Street protesters are the result of government schools whose purpose is to create a docile work force that, along with various government “entitlement” programs, provides for a cradle-to-grave submissive workforce.

But the Occupy Wall Street protesters, you say, hardly seem submission, nor do the unions that we’ve seen occupy the state house in Wisconsin, call for strikes, and other forms of worker protests. Intimidation in the quest for the Manifesto’s objectives is a Communist tactic.

The protesters are calling for free college educations. The unions were protesting against the loss of collective bargaining with governments that determine their pension and health benefits, all paid for with public funding.

Little wonder the protesters are being embraced by the Democratic Party and unions, and that those spoiled brats befouling the walkways, streets, and alleys of New York and other cities are totally oblivious to the way they are being used.

Americans better insist that Capitalism emerges stronger from this latest spate of organized anarchy. If not, Karl Marx and the foolish liberals will succeed in destroying what is left of the nation.

© Alan Caruba, 2011

One of worlds most dangerous Islamic Extremist, alive and well in Pennsylvania!

In Islam on October 14, 2011 at 6:39 AM

World’s ‘Most Dangerous Islamist’ Alive, Well, and Living in Pennsylvania
Written by Paul Williams, PhD
 “Living in our midst, just Northe of us, just south of DC, this man lives”

An Islamic Armed Fortress Emerges in the Pocono Mountains
The most dangerous Islamist in the world is neither Afghani nor Arab.
He comes from neither Sudan nor Somalia.
And he resides in neither the mountains of Pakistan nor the deserts of the Palestinian territories.
This individual has toppled the secular government of Turkey and established madrassahs throughout the world.
His schools indoctrinate children in the tenets of radical Islam and prepare adolescents for the Islamization of the world.
More than 90 of these madrassahs have been established as charter schools throughout the United States. They are funded by American taxpayers.
One of these charter schools – Tarek ibn Zayed Academy (TiZA) in Minnesota – is so radically Islamic and subversive in nature that the Minnesota Department of Education issued two citations against it and the American Civil Liberties Union is suing it.
Dozens of his universities, including the Faith University in Istabul, train young men to become lawyers, accountants, and political leaders so that they can take an active part in the restoration of the Ottoman Empire and the Islamization of the Western World.
He also allegedly operates compounds to train jihadis in the tactics of guerilla warfare.
This individual has amasssed a fortune – over $30 billion – for the creation of a universal caliphate.
His name is Fethullah Gulen and he resides not in the wilds of southern Turkey – but the mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
 
From his fortess headquarters, located on 28 acres at 1857 Mt. Eaton Road in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, Gulen plots the overthrow of secular governments and oversees the spread of education jihad throughout Asia, Europe, and the United States.
Gulen is surrounded by an army of over 100 Turkish Islamists, who guard him and tend to his needs. The army is comprised of armed militants who wear suits and ties and do not look like traditional Islamists in cloaks and turbans. They follow their hocaefendi’s (master lord’s) orders and even refrain from marrying until age 50 per his instructions. When they do marry, their spouses are expected to dress in the Islamic manner, as dictated by Gulen himself.
The Saylorsburg property consists of a massive chalet surrounded by numerous out buildings, including recreational centers, dormitories, cabins for visiting foreign dignitaries, a helicopter pad, and firing ranges.

Neighbors complain of the incessant sounds of gunfire – including the rat-tat-tat of fully automatic weapons – coming from the compound and the low flying helicopter that circles the area in search of all intruders.
The FBI has been called to the scene, the neighbors say, but no action has been taken to end the illegal activity.
Sentries stand guard at the gates to the estate to turn away all curiosity seekers.
Within the sentry hut are wide screen televisions that project high resolution images from security cameras.
Before the hut is a sign that reads “Golden Generation Worship and Retreat Center.”
It’s hard for the local residents to understand that the Muslim who operates this compound is not an American political or intelligence official – but rather a radical Islamist from Turkey.
Gulen fled Turkey in 1998 to avoid prosecution on charges that he was attempting to undermine Turkey’s secular government with the objective of establishing an Islamic government. Since his arrival in Pennsylvania, the Department of Homeland Security has been trying to deport him. But in 2008 a federal court ruled that Gulan was an individual with “extraordinary ability in the field of education” who merited permanent residence status in the U.S.
The ruling remains quizzical because Gulen has no formal education or training.
Gulen, according to the Middle East Quarterly, was a student and follower of Sheikh Sa’id-i Kurdi (1878-1960), also known as Sa’id-i Nursi, the founder of the Islamist Nur (light) movement. After Turkey’s war of independence, Kurdi demanded, in an address to the new parliament, that the new republic be based on Islamic principles. He turned against Atatürk and his reforms and against the new modern, secular, Western republic.
How powerful is Gulen? And why is he such a threat to America and the Western world?
Consider this.
Turkey is now ruled by the Justice and Democratic Party (Adalet ve Kalkinma, AKP)- – a party under the Gulen’s control. Abdullah Gul, Turkey’s first Islamist President, is a Gulen disciple along with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Yusuf Ziya Ozcan, the head of Turkey’s Council of Higher Education.
Under the AKP, Turkey has transformed from a secular state into an Islamic country with 85,000 active mosques – one for every 350- citizens – the highest number per capita in the world, 90,000 imams, more imams than teachers and physicians – and thousands of state-run Islamic schools.
Despite the rhetoric of European Union accession, Turkey has transferred its alliance from Europe and the United States to Russia and Iran. It has moved toward friendship with Hamas, Hezbollah, and Syria and created a pervasive anti-Christian, anti-Jewish, and anti-America animus throughout the populace.
Speaking on Monday at the inauguration ceremony of “TRT al Turkiye,” the new channel of the state run TV station TRT, Prime Minister Erdogan said Turkey will always be on the side of Muslims wherever they are.
Gulen’s tentacles stretch throughout the country since his followers, known as Fethullahists, have gained control of the country’s media outlets, its financial institutions and banks, and its business organizations.
According to Bayram Balci, a Turkish scholar, the Gulen schools that have been established throughout the world seek to expand “the Islamization of Turkish nationality and the Turification of Islam” in order to bring about a universal caliphate ruled by Islamic law.
Several countries have outlawed the establishment of Gulen schools and cemaats (communities) within their borders – including Russia and Uzbekistan. Even the Netherlands, a nation that embraces pluralism and tolerance, has opted to cut funding to the Gulen schools because of their imminent threat to the social order.
But Gulen’s activities in the United States, including the establishment of an armed fortress in the midst of the Pocono Mountains, have escaped national press attention.
In his public statements, Gulen espouses a liberal version of Sunni/Hanafi Islam and promotes the Muslim notion of hizmet – altruistic service to the common good.
Despite the paramilitary training at his Pocono fortress, Gulen has condemned terrorism and called for interfaith dialogue. He has met with Pope John Paul II, the Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomeos, and Israeli Sephardic Head Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron.
In private, Gulen has stated that “in order to reach the ideal Muslim society ‘every method and path is acceptable, [including] lying to people.’”
In a sermon that was aired on Turkish television, Gulen said:
You must move in the arteries of the system without anyone noticing your existence until you reach all the power centers … until the conditions are ripe, they [the followers] must continue like this. If they do something prematurely, the world will crush our heads, and Muslims will suffer everywhere, like in the tragedies in Algeria, like in 1982 [in] Syria … like in the yearly disasters and tragedies in Egypt. The time is not yet right. You must wait for the time when you are complete and conditions are ripe, until we can shoulder the entire world and carry it … You must wait until such time as you have gotten all the state power, until you have brought to your side all the power of the constitutional institutions in Turkey … Until that time, any step taken would be too early—like breaking an egg without waiting the full forty days for it to hatch. It would be like killing the chick inside. The work to be done is [in] confronting the world. Now, I have expressed my feelings and thoughts to you all—in confidence … trusting your loyalty and secrecy. I know that when you leave here—[just] as you discard your empty juice boxes, you must discard the thoughts and the feelings that I expressed here.
Why has the federal government opted to turn a blind eye to Gulen and his mountain fortress?
Why have Gulen’s madrassahs been kept under the radar screen of Hoimeland Security?
Why have the CIA and FBI allowed Gulen to wreak havoc and topple secular governments without interruption or intervention?
The questions beg answers.
FamilySecurityMatters.org Contributing Editor Paul L. Williams is the author of The Day of Islam: The Annihilation of America and the Western World, The Al Qaeda Connection, and other best-selling books. He is a frequent guest on such national news networks as ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, MSNBC, and NPR. Visit his website at http://thelastcrusade.org.

TVA time of use rates are gonna break the bank!

In Agenda 21, cleveland utilities on October 12, 2011 at 10:37 AM

Time of day pricing?

What is that?

It is basically a way for you to be charged more for what electricity you use while you are awake, based on your pattern of use! It also pads the pockets of the Utilities companies that are involved! In this case, Cleveland Utilities in Bradley County!

Here is a simplified version of how it works as I see it!

TVA sells electricity to Cleveland utilities at wholesale, the Utility company sells it like retail! Cleveland utilities sells it to you at a strong profit!

In between the Utilities and the consumer (you) is where the water gets a little murky!

Cleveland Utilities brings in a “smart meter” to be placed in 30,000 homes in Cleveland City so that a pattern of use can be established!

The “smart meter” sends a message back to Cleveland Utilities telling them what your pattern of use is! Then Cleveland Utilities applies the cost to you from the grid below and ask you to pay accordingly based on your pattern of usage!  Higher rates for peak(more use)and lower rates for non peak times!

If you are a simple mathematician, here you can pick up on the scam and what will equate to Cleveland Utilities as a big paycheck!

Let’s assume that in a perfect world we do exactly as Cleveland Utilities and TVA desires! We see the peak and off peak times as a roller coaster, a rolling hill, so to speak!

I make a concious effort to do all they tell me! Don’t use power on my peak time and use it more on off peak times! This to me does one thing! It flattens the curve! It makes the hills flatten and a pattern of use established somewhere along a median price, where no high or low use pricing is rewarded! A constant median set at a high price based on poor mathematics and your current pattern of use! Basically according to the rate below the utilities will benefit from the weather forcing you to use electricity at the 16 cent per KWH and not the less convenient 3 cents per KWH as it appears in off peak times!

The smart meters capture all this data and send you a huge bill, and the math of it all based on average use!

The 2035 BCC growth plan calls for great capital input from Cleveland Utilities to fund the growth plan and assists with it multiple millions needed! The City has once again placed the burden of growth on the Citizens of this county and once again are taking food from your families mouth to theirs!

Taxation without any representation, no matter how it is done should not be tolerated! This is essentially a tax on the citizens of Bradley County because it will increase your bill and put more money into the hands of these Non Governmental entities that assist the local government with its efforts. In this capacity, although well representd by our City Mayor and several councilmen! You would think at some point a “conflict of interest” would stop this madness!

Check out these rates below and look at the disparity in time of use!

What happened to the good ole days when you simy used electricity and then you paid your bill! It has goneto  big business, it has moved from providing a service to how much money can I make off the consumer?

From the TVA website:
Seasonal and time-of-day prices are reflecting varying demand for power at different seasons and times of the day.
A typical annual average price could be 5.5 cents per kWh, with pricing varying between 16 cents per kWh on hot, high-demand afternoons in July and August, and 3.5 cents in early morning hours in the fall and spring.
The same prices will apply to all technologies, with the average hourly base price escalated annually by a constant percentage over the length of the contract.
Because prices for generation are higher during periods of peak demand, technologies that operate during peak hours (for example, solar) will receive the benefit of higher prices during those periods.
Pricing Example      
Contract prices escalate 3 percent per year beginning in 2012. TVA can adjust the relevant levels of seasonal and time-of-day prices by 1 percent per year, but the annual average will always escalate at 3 percent. For complete details of pricing, see the Renewable Standard Offer Contract.
 
Month Time of Day (CPT) Base Price (¢/kWh)
July & August Mon-Fri 12pm-8pm 15.966
Mon-Fri 6am-12pm and 8pm-12am;
Sat & Sun 6am-12am 6.420
Everyday 12am-6am 4.078
     
June & September Mon-Fri 12pm-8pm 8.139
Mon-Fri 6am-12pm and 8pm-12am;
Sat & Sun 6am-12am 5.263
Everyday 12am-6am 3.963
     
January & February Mon-Fri 6am-10pm 5.937
Mon-Fri 10pm-12am;
Sat & Sun 6am-12am 4.868
Everyday 12am-6am 4.278
     
December & March Mon-Fri 6am-10pm 5.596
Mon-Fri 10pm-12am;
Sat & Sun 6am-12am 4.717
Everyday 12am-6am 4.151
     
April, May, October, & November Mon-Fri 6am-10pm 5.616
Mon-Fri 10pm-12am;
Sat & Sun 6am-12am 4.431
Everyday 12am-6am 3.793

Can you see where bad weather is the friend of the utilities, for that matter, good weather is to their advantage, wait a minute its all favorable to the Utilities company bottom line! Now I get it!!!

EPA regulating farm animal “crap” that may runoff into waterways in Bradley County

In Uncategorized on October 10, 2011 at 2:54 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued new pollution control requirements for large livestock feedlots recently that would allow farm operators to avoid having to get a permit if they agree to not let their farm animals crap and put “harmful discharges” into nearby waterways.
The new EPA standard calls for a “zero discharge standard” which basically says farmers , on their own merit will develop elaborate and expensive plans to prevent the runoff of “excessive environmentally damaging nutrients (crap) such as nitrogen and phosphorous into lakes and streams. “
Oh my gosh! Did I just hear myself repeat that? Damaging nutrients like phosphorous and Nitrogen? And they have agreed to police themselves and not allow their animals to excrete (crap) in a normally digestive way provided by nature? Really?
What will happen and I can see the writing on the wall now! Lets let them regulate themselves and they are caught failing at that miserably, we can swoop in with our Federal regulating power and “save the day” and enforce stiff fines and all the while say “I told you you wouldn’t be able to do an adequate job regulating yourself, from here on out we will do it if you don’t mind and thank you very much.
Environmentalist have long complained that animal feedlots , the large operations where hogs and cattle are fattened for slaughter , pollute waterways because of their huge buildup of manure which is piled up and spread across the land. My first gripe with this is why are we cow towing to environmentalist about an issue that is going on on my private property and will likely affect my livelihood and way of making a living because they think that their drinking water may have too much nitrogen or phosphorous.
Environmentalist have also been concerned that these “lax “ rules of self governance through the “zero discharge” rule is letting the farmers get off easy!
Eric Shaefer, a former EPA Enforcement Official says “This regulation allows these industrial meat farms to avoid the Clean Water Act all together by certifying that they have taken voluntary action to avoid discharges.
EPA officials estimated that the requirements will prevent the release into the streams , lakes and other waterways of 56 million pounds of phosphorous, 110 million pounds of nitrogen and 2 billion pounds of sediment!
You know when a cow or pig craps on my farm, will I be compliant and report my self or allow them to swoop down and take my farm? I know my farm animals are going to crap then it is going to rain and any waterway collects rainwater run off ! This again just as they have determined cows milk a pollutant, cow crap a pollutant, hay a pollutant and dust a pollutant you might as well start digging my hole now, cause If I plan to do any farming under the over regulating eye of the EPA, I might as well cash out and pay all my fines and turn my farm over to the Federal government…..wait a minute…that’s what they are hoping I will do…..an afterthought…..the heck with giving it up it is time to stand and fight!!!

Bradley County News reaches 4,000 readers in record time!

In Uncategorized on October 7, 2011 at 11:27 AM

In a little under two weeks, 1,000 readers to total 4,000 readers! Get on the site and sign up with your email to subscribe and the blogs will come to you automatically! Only takes a minute! I am humbled by your support! You keep reading! I’ll keep pumping them out! It is so fun, cathartic and educational to research these articles and share them with you! It is also liberating to know that in Cleveland Tennessee there is another story that can be read that is not covered up somehow with liberal bias! Thank you once again! Share! Share! Share!

EPA regulating “dust” on farms in Bradley County via the Clean Air Act

In Farmers, Uncategorized on October 7, 2011 at 8:09 AM

Marshall Dillon riding out of Dodge City on a dusty autumn eve, coyotes whelping in the background, the movie credits crawling down the big screen! As the scene ends “dust fills the screen and the Marshall disappears in a heap of dust as he has done another good deed and he returns to his camp for an evening meal! Who knew this would eventually become a crime?
Forward 120 years the Marshall is handcuffed and brought to his knees with gun slinging EPA types on a tear with federal badges shining and guns gleaning down on him as the EPA begins to spout the New Clean Air Act upon him…..your dust behind your horse, sir, is greater than 150 micrometers per cubic meter and you are going to pay enormous fines, lose your ranch and or go to jail.
Sound a little far fetched? Perhaps a little theatrical, but the EPA is definitely cracking down on farmers and there is very little you can do about it.
The United States Senate recently wrote a letter to Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the US EPA by 21 Senators voicing their concerns regarding the expected regulations the EPA has planned for “dust violations” on our local farms. Some of the Senators that signed this letter most notably are Senators Chuck Grassley, Pat Roberts, Jim Bunning, John Conyers, Sam Brownback and Saxby Chambliss!
In the letter, they started out with concerns regarding the US Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) latest actions in its review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) which requires the EPA every five years to review current air standards, under the Clean Air Act.
The second draft policy assessment (PA) for Particulate Matter (PM) released on July 8, 2010 in the Federal Register, if approved, would establish the most stringent and unparalleled regulation of dust in our nations history.
According to the PA (policy assessment) for Particulate Matter, the EPA would be justified in either retaining the current levels of 150 micrometers per cubic meter for regulating coarse PM or in revising it to as some studies have suggested to levels of 65 to 85 micrometers per cubic meter, ending on the emphasis placed on the evidence and uncertainties. A coarse PM NAAQS of 65 to 85 micrometers per cubic meter would be twice as stringent as the current standard. They go onto say that current standards have been difficult if not impossible to adhere to and would most certainly be difficult to attain with a higher standard.
These identified levels will be extremely burdensome for farmers and livestock producers to attain. Whether it is livestock kicking up dust, soy beans being combined on a dry day in the fall, or driving a car down the road, dust is a naturally occurring event.
Producers could be potentially fined for not meeting the PM standards while practicing good management practices on their soil.
If the EPA publishes a rule that regulates dust at these low levels, excessive dust control measures could be imposed which could slow economic development and impose significant costs to farmers and businesses.
This is my favorite part and it is the last line in this letter and it goes like this “ Common sense requires the EPA to acknowledge that the wind blow and so does dust!”
Can you believe that I am sitting here chuckling and in the same sentence terrified of our Federal Government encroaching on us in this way and are actively fining people such as Kevin Rogers a farmer in Arizona who was recently fined for meeting his “dust quota!” he states “this affects our daily operations, just the fact that I have to go out and evaluate whats going on with the wind!”
Democrats in DC are making this a bipartisan issue and are stating that the EPA regulations are being exaggerated to scare the general public and to promote fear mongering. EPA spokeswoman Betsaida Alcantara said the agency is still reviewing its dust regulations but has “no plans to put stricter standards in place. My interjection here is “the sad part is they exist and are being enforced in the USA!”
“The Clean Air Act requires the EPA to evaluate its standards every 5 years for dust and other particulate matter and to tighten them if necessary to protect public health. Studies have linked particle pollution to a number of health problems including asthma, bronchitis and heart attacks. The EPA must have a public safety issue to enforce greater regulations and you can see they have a few.
A federal appeals court in 2009 turned down an appeal by farm groups for an exemption from dust regulations. An area is allowed to exceed 150 micrometers per cubic meter of air once in a three year period or face stiff fines. Average annual maximum levels at locations such as Sioux City, Iowa and Brookings South Dakota, typically vary from 60 to 80 micrograms , though dust pollution in the Brookings area spike at 120 micrograms in 2008 according to the EPA!
Do you realize what these regulations mean on our farmers? The farmers are being held to federal regulation because of an act of God! Dust from the Earth blowing onto their farm and they get fined heavily for it! Its absurd but happening very frequently!
The EPA rarely mentions the monitoring system that must be in place on every farm to fully enforce these regulations! That is another encroachment on your private property and warrants a separate blog that would make this one too lengthy for comfortable consumption!
Areas in Arizona and California including the smoggy San Joaquin Valley have been in violation of the 150 microgram limit for years, which is now affecting farmers like Rogers who are facing restrictions and fines on how they farm, because of dust!
The biggest beef that most farmers have today is from a study done by the EPA in April that suggests the agency would be justified in reducing the allowable limit for dust as low as 65 micrograms.
The EPA under pressure from farm groups and Senators like Chuck Grassley R, Iowa, who with others have proposed a bill to block the EPA from regulating dust, have announced it would set aside any decisions to change the regulations till 2013 and announced it would miss a September 30 deadline for issuing rules for green house gas emissions also.
The EPA has said on more than one occasion said that the farms cannot be exempt from farm dust regulations, but fall short on explaining why not.
Farm Regions found to be in violation of particulate limits are being given time to come up with plans for reducing the pollution. For example in the Phoenix area farmers can pick from several options to curb their pollution risk.
They can park their tractor when the wind is blowing harder than 20 mph, put gravel down or pave roads, limit the number times a field is tilled, minimize traffic on the farm, wet the fields or roads, don’t encourage the animals to kick up dust, not run multiple vehicles on the farm when the wind is blowing, opt not to work the farm when the wind is blowing, harvest on non windy days and work harder after a rain or heavy dew!
Mr Rogers who seems to have been made the example of how things are not to be done says he shouldn’t have to park his tractor on a windy day as he has been forced to do several times this year. He went on to say that “its been a great inconvenience and it shouldn’t have to be that way.”
What is our country coming to when we cant work our own land that has in some instances been worked for hundreds of years with no federal intervention or harassment. What has become of our society when we have allowed the Feds the easy access onto our property and told us that because the wind is blowing and dust from mother earth happens to be in the air we cant make a living to feed our families. Something is deathly wrong with this logic.
We must stand and say “feds stay off my private property, you have no business getting into my business on my own land!”
Marshall Dillon, I don’t know if he ever rode off into a sunset or kicked up a lot of dust in Dodge City, but I do know our forefathers are swirling up the dust up turning in their graves and are facing some heavy fines!!!”

Support Gibson Guitar rally this weekend in Nashville

In Uncategorized on October 5, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Gibson Rally Info

Fellow Constitutionalists,

This Saturday a rally will be held to support Gibson Guitar and Liberty Legal Foundation will be there. If you haven’t heard the story, in brief here is what happened:

Last month federal agents raided Gibson Guitar factories in Memphis and Nashville because they were unknowingly violating an obscure federal regulation. Under the pretense of being in violation of India’s wood export law, Federal officers entered the Gibson facilities with weapons drawn and seized property. To this date, no charges have been filed against Gibson. No proper notice was given. The Federal agents used much more force than necessary to accomplish any legitimate law enforcement goals. Obviously, Tennessee citizens are outraged.

What is even more frustrating is that all of this could have been prevented. Last session, Liberty Legal Foundation co-drafted and lobbied hard to get nullification bills introduced into the Tennessee Legislature. The first bill, SB620, would have set up a committee to review EVERY Federal law currently on the books and recommend nullification by the TN legislature of ALL Fed laws that violate the Constitution. The second bill, SB1108/HB0959, would have re-established that TN Sheriffs have ultimate authority over arrests in their county. It would have required Federal Agents to obtain written permission from the county sheriff before arresting anyone in his county, authorized the sheriff to arrest any agent not complying, and most importantly, would have repealed all current TN laws that authorize Fed agents to arrest without sheriff’s authorization.

Had these bills been passed, the Federal agents raiding Gibson would have had to go to the local Sheriff first for permission. The Sheriff would have seen that the Federal agents had no legal leg to stand on to support such a raid. If these bills had passed this travesty would not have occurred in the state of Tennessee. Unfortunately, both of our bills were killed in committee. We are working to have them re-introduced next January.

To show our collective outrage for this heavy handed treatment by Federal agents, a rally has been planned for this Saturday afternoon with speakers, music, and food. TEA Party, Constitutionalist, and Liberty groups from Tennessee and surrounding areas are sponsors. Citizens from the Southeast will be coming together not necessarily to support Gibson, but to protest this ridiculous abuse of power.

All the events details can be found at: http://www.gibsonrally.com.

If you can, please attend and show the Fed that we won’t tolerate overreaches of power any longer.

In Liberty,

Van Irion
 
Co-Founder, Lead Counsel
LIBERTY LEGAL FOUNDATION
 

U.S. Chamber of Commerce and large corporations dictating agenda for 112th Congress

In chamber of commerce on October 5, 2011 at 4:31 PM

U.S. Chamber’s Agenda
Echo Chamber: How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Top Corporate Funders Dictate the Agenda for the 112th Congress

We are seeing the country being run by large corporations and their representatives the Chamber of Commerce! With them being the number one lobbyist spending near 150 million last year on essentially paying people off it is no wander our country and it’s sovereignty are almost gone! The Chamber and it’s allowed influence over our towns and nations is stifling the economy and is leading us definitely in the wrong direction! Influencing elections and dictating agendas for Congress, please where is our representation in Washington? Who is going to stand in the gap for us if our elected officials are being bought and paid for by the Chamber of Commerce and it’s minions? Something has got to give! Information must get out to the “naive” public! Please read this article and you may have to go to the site to read the full article, which I highly recommend! You can go to Chamber Watch at http://www.fixtheuschamber.com

In the upcoming days, the Republican leadership will produce its legislative agenda for the 112th Congress, an agenda they’ve already started planning. It wasn’t hard for them to create this agenda: the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which pledged to spend more than $75 million in anonymous corporate money to influence this fall’s elections, provided an agenda for them, driven by and for the sixteen companies that provide more than half of the U.S. Chamber’s contributions. The U.S. Chamber has already developed the talking points and plans to implement that agenda. Now that its election war chest has rented it a Congress, look for an agenda from the newly minted Republican-led House that reflects the U.S. Chamber’s priorities – which in turn reflect the interests of the member corporations that make the largest contributions to the Chamber’s coffers.

The bottom line: the handful of corporations that secretly fund the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are influencing national policy, and spent millions of dollars to elect congress members that will pursue their agenda. Here are the top five priorities the U.S. Chamber’s corporate Congress can be expected to pursue.

H.R. 1: The Extension of the Bush Tax Cuts: Keeping Corporate CEOs Rich
H.R. 2: “Personalize” Social Security: Putting Earned Income Programs at Risk to Pay for Bush Tax Cuts
H.R. 3: Repeal/Weaken the Affordable Care Act: Protect Insurance Companies
H.R. 4: Protect Tax Benefits for Outsourcers: Keep Jobs Overseas
H.R. 5: Gutting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Choosing Big Banks on Wall Street over Small Business and the Rest of Us

Source-www.fixtheuschamber.com
Chamber Watch for more detailed reports, very informative

Chamber of Commerce uniting with Unitied Nations to implement Agenda 21 in Bradley County

In Agenda 21, chamber of commerce on October 3, 2011 at 6:24 AM

I am going to place a scenario to you and I am going to encourage you to look up the information I have provided, do your own research and hopefully with my assistance, you come to the same conclusion.

You can come to the end of your research and decide for your self, that you do not agree with me, that is ok! You and I will disagree and go our separate ways and I will be comforted that you have seen the truth and you have shown the facts. I am OK with that, I do not have the ego that needs to have everyone agree with me!

I recently had the pleasure of hearing our Chamber of Commerce President Gary Farlow at a Commission meeting recently describe how he has been disrespected by many in the community!

For whatever reason, he chose to make this an issue in a public forum!

One thing he said was that he was aware that we have a Constitiutional, 1st Amendment right to speak as we want! He also offered “ you wanna talk about disrespected? I have been told I was going to take away someones child, I have been called a Communist, a Socialist and part of an International body that is going to take over the world, Do you know how many times I have been called a communist? End of his sentence!

I have addressed several articles in this venue that have called the actions of NGOs (Non Governmental Organizations) communistic or socialistic in nature, but where did he get that someone is calling him those names or particularly him in that nature?

I would say perhaps his close association to a Communist, Socialist organization like the United Nations prompted this dialogue with the Bradley County Commissioners!

Maybe you didnt catch the intent of that last paragraph but let me rephrase.

The Chamber of Commerce in Bradley County is closely associated with Communists, Socialist and the United Nations even while Mr Farlow attempts to dispel it!

Remember just a few short months ago when I stood in the Bradley County Commission room and stated that Agenda 21 is being fulfilled in this county and its influence on our town is driving the policy in this County? The Growth Plan, The COC, the Educational system were all enablers of this huge scheme and we are falling into the hands and influence of the United Nations?

Remember? I was even mocked in the local papers, even a phone call was made to the UN about claims that citizens were accusing the UN of being involved in Bradley County and a write up discounting our towns involvement in Agenda 21?

Now, we have gone from not even believing or knowing about Agenda 21 and the United Nations to concerned citizens and government officials telling me “I acknowledge the United Nations exists, I have read about Agenda 21, now can you tell me how it is going to affect us locally. Local citizens are speaking up in public forums because they believe their civil and personal rights are being taken away by many in our elected offices by the United Nation through the Chamber of Commerce.

Conspiracy was the tone when they would half heartedly research the subject. “you would be much more effective in getting the word out if you didnt bring up that Agenda 21 crap” as one Commissioner told me. Now we are consumed by it and everyone is asking me how to get rid of it!

All the while, tons of information on this subject are on the internet and even on the UN website and easily accessible.

I have taken the time to research it and display it here for you. I have done this because you wanted the “proof!” You wanted to know that if it existed then where is it?

Well sit right back, pull your computer close and give your kids a hug because our county as you know it is about to change forever.

This may be your first trip down this road and I will be gentle, slow and deliberate. I realize that much of this may be hard to swallow, but please before you tune me out, at least look at the facts I have presented and again dont believe me, I want you to do most of the visual hands on work then let me know what you think, using your own brain to make any conclusion you want.

First step! Get on the http://www.un.org website and look around!

Put in some key words, any words you like in the upper right hand of that page. Put in Chamber of Commerce, more particularly International Chamber of Commerce, World Chamber of Commerce, US Chamber of Commerce, NGO, Chamber Consultative status, Chamber of Commerce RIO+20, Sustainability, Agenda 21, any word you want!

Even put your own name in there, I discourage that, you may get a call in the morning from the UN or the Chamber chastising you for daring research this subject and exposing all the lies. That was a joke!

Secondly, as you scroll around look for key words, you soon begin to realize and ask your self why are all these things on the UN website? Then through normal deduction you begin to realize that all this stuff I have been hearing about is really on there and is originating from within the United Nations. All those “conspiracies” start to reveal themselves with facts and truths! How can a conspiracy be real? Right? Why does one agency have all these printed articles on their website and is true!

Third, now you have started to become a little bit less skeptical, on this same website go to the International Chamber website at http://www.iccwbo.org/id93/index.html, remember this is not my website this is the Chambers international website and look how clever the two C’s have the United Nations world globes in them. Cute huh? That is their marketing person not me. Remember, I don’t want you to believe me, I want you to see it your self……read on!

The natural flow of this organization down to us goes like this; United Nations, DESA, World Chamber of Commerce or International Chamber of Commerce, US Chamber of Commerce, State, and thgen finally to the local Bradley/Cleveland Chamber of Commerce! That is the family tree so to speak of! Please continue reading!

Regarding Private Partnerships and NGO status and the use of the Chamber of Commerce to fulfill the UNs objective , Ban Ki Moon UN Secretary General to the UN says this “Addressing Global challenges requires a collective and concerted effort involving all actors through partnership and alliances and by pooling comparative advantages, we increase our chances success.”
On that same page a little further down, it encourages joining a group called “One World” through Sustainable development, human rights and Environmental Protection.

On that same page read about NGOs and the role of the Chamber in their ultimate plan!

Left hand column, front page of the International Chamber of Commerce, press the tag “What is it” under the heading “setting rules and standards” it says the International Chamber of Commerce-ICC works with World Banks, finances billions in trade every year, abides by the ICC International Court of Arbitration, makes life easier for small companies that cannot afford big legal departments, promotes World business recommendations to the WTO-World Trade Organization, speaks for world business when governments take up issues such as intellectual property rights, transport policy, trade law or the environment, and every year leaders of the G8 host country to provide business input to the summit.

The big kicker here is and listen to this THE ICC-INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IS THE MAIN BUSINESS PARTNER OF THE UNITED NATIONS AND ITS AGENCIES!, I typed this large but these are not my words, the main business partner of the UN! Wow!

Keep reading it only gets better and I will capitalize it just to yell it out loudly, hold your ears!

In 1945, THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RECEIVED THE HIGHEST LEVEL CONSULTATIVE STATUS WITH THE UNITED NATIONS! Just in case you do not know what Consultative status is with the United Nations let me try to explain.

There are currently 3,501 affiliations, organizations….NGOs that have “special status” with the UN and the Chamber of Commerce is at the top as stated in the UN Charter as part of the United Nations Economic and Social Council and DESA- Department of Economic and Social Affairs, two very active entites of which I follow closely on Social websites.

With this status and with the power invested in the Council of Europe and OSCE- Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe via resolution (93)38 the NGOs selected by the UN are granted access to all records and to numerous topical compilations related to OSCE field activities plus it gives civil society access to nearly all intergovernmental processes at the United Nations dealing with economic and social development, gender issues, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, SMALL ARMS and HUMAN RIGHTS! Sorry shouted again, just in case you fell asleep!

Did you catch that?

The Chamber of Commerce has the inside track to the UNITED NATIONS and are our direct connection to Sustainable Development, planning and Agenda 21 projects. To date the Chamber of Commerce has been the “silent partner”, the “the UN mole in our cities” and minion of the Socialistic United Nations.

I have been wandering who has been pushing the agenda around here, even gave me a few headaches trying to figure it out and it has been discovered.

The website also suggests that the UN via the Chamber uses local colleges, elected officials, legislators and representatives to push their agenda. This is a multi pronged approach to its implementation. We know that is happening in Bradley County, just read some of the papers or attend some of their functions.

A huge function is in the works, June 4-6, 2012, in RIO de Jeneiro at the RIO+20 Summit. Many are calling this the final push to implementation of Agenda 21 in our country, which also marks the 20 th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, UNCED, and the 10 th anniversary of the World Summitt on Sustainable Development, WSSD.

This conference will include Heads of States and Government officials to secure “RENEWED POLITICAL COMMITMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT”, assess the progress to date and the remaining gaps in the implementation of the outcomes of the major summits on SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT and address new and emerging challenges!

NGO accreditation and pre-registration for the Conference will be announced at a later date!

Guess who has front row seats, first chair, numero uno status at that Conference?

You guessed it THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE!
Source- http:/csonet.org and http://www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/

As I am researching this animal, I am finding it to be very lengthy and in depth with many, many layers.

I am also thinking that many local Chamber folks are going to read this and not have a clue of what I am talking about and will quickly dismiss it.

I am sure and know many of the folks at the Chamber are very good folks with very nice families. I dont take that away from them.

I don’t feel they are knowingly personally involved in this gradual takeover of our Sovereignty and eventual plans for a single operating government! But I do believe this is intentional and someone is in the know and I have a few ideas of who that may be and will be revealed as the facts come in!

I believe the unknowing part, the deception is a well thought out plan and has its roots in secrecy by the United Nations.

So when I choose to say the things above, this does not make them bad people or a knowing part of this takeover, it just makes them unfortunately associated with an organization that has it strings pulled by the United Nations, that’s all!

Take this information and determine if you see a link to the United Nations and just be a little more attentive and look around our community, see the change, dissect the information and either you will be overwhelmed by the information you uncover or you will say this is nonsense. Either way, you have been able to make your own decisions!

I have posted a few other links that will require further research and will give you something else to chew on!
Other topics to discuss: Outsourcing, Free markets, Organizations that support the COC and the UN, Views from other people who have discovered what I have!

Part 3 on the way!

http://www.okiron.org/IRONUpdates/Chambermailoutcoverltr8.html
http://www.uscib.org
http://www.newswithviews.com, letter by Betty Freuf
you tube video- called “Rachel Maddow-Chamber of Commerce promotes outsourcing jobs and Rachel Maddow exposes the hypocrisy of the US Chamber of Commerce
you tube video- Anti-Corruption Rally at the US Chamber of Commerce
you tube video- U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Siemens announce Sustainable Co
you tube video- Shell Chairman Ollila confrontedon Chamber of Commerce Membership
AP report- 7/5/2004-Donohue says we are short of skills- Defending outsourcing!
You tube video- Sustainability is a business strategy
http://www.stopthechamber.com
http://www.staff.city.ac.uk/p.willets/CS-NTWKS/NGO-ART.HTM#Part5
http://www.iccwbo.org/policy/environment/index.html?id=40775
http://www.un.org
http://cueinc.com/
http://nado.org/
http://www.legis.ga.gov/legis/2009_10/fulltext/hb277.
Book: Beware Metro Regional Government, by Phoebe Courtney 1973
Training for elected officials for Sustainable Development- https://www.dca.ga.gov/secured/academy/history.aspx
http://agenda21library.co.cc/
http://www.citizen.org
http://www.foe.org
http://www.commoncause.org
http://www.fixthechamber.org

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