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Mar 26 13 10:44 AM
occupycorporatism.com / By Susanne Posel / March 26, 2013
Retired US Army Captain Terry Michael Hestilow wrote an open letter and posted it to Facebook concerning the recent purchases by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
directed the letter to Senator John Cornyn. In the letter Hestilow
said: “It is with gravest concern that I write to you today concerning
the recent appropriation of weapons by the Department of Homeland
Security (DHS) that can only be understood as a bold threat of war by
that agency, and the Obama administration, against the citizens of the
United States of America. . . . The Obama administration is deliberately
defunding, overextending, and hollowing the Department of Defense; the
only legitimate agency of the U.S. government with a war mission.”
went on to explain: “This act of the Obama administration stands as a
glaring threat of war against our nation’s citizens! This act of the
Obama administration can only be understood as a tyrannical threat
against the Constitution of the United States of America! If left
unresolved, the peace loving citizens who have sworn to defend the
United States Constitution ‘against all enemies, both foreign and
domestic’ are left no option except to prepare to defend themselves, and
the U.S. Constitution, against this Administration’s ‘coup’ against the
People and the foundations of liberty fought for and defended for the
past 238 years. We have no choice if we honor our oaths.”
demanded that DHS “immediately surrender their newly appropriated
weapons of war to the Department of Defense (DoD). Further, since the
DHS has assumed a position in the Administration to enforce the
tyrannical acts of this president against the People of the United
States against the limits of the United States Constitution, it remains
for the United States Congress to exercise its limiting power in the
balancing of powers established by our founding fathers, to disestablish
and dissolve the DHS as soon as possible.”
Mar 26 13 10:57 AM
examiner.com / By Dave Gibson / March 23, 2013
Thursday, Terry M. Hestilow, a retired Army officer with nearly 30
years of service under his belt, as well as combat experience in both
Vietnam and Afghanistan issued a dire warning to all Americans.
The following warning was posted on Hestilow’s Facebook page:
fully intend to address this in far greater detail within days, but ask
yourself, with all the law enforcement available in the United States,
who the DHS is preparing to declare war on inside the U.S.?
the massive purchases of almost 3,000 new armored vehicles (MRAPs) and
1.6 BILLION rounds of ammunition, with associated weapons, who in the U.S. do they intend to kill? Short answer: You and me! Anyone they think is standing in their way to impose a new Marxist government! Anyone who stands for the U.S. Constitution!
Mar 29 13 5:31 AM
America’s gun owners are under siege on virtually all fronts. Congress is after us, and so are governors such as New York’s Andrew Cuomo and Maryland’s Martin O'Malley.
They must think that when they run for the Democratic presidential
nomination, a strong anti-gun stance will help them with left-wing
It doesn’t stop there, however, as the media, liberal legislators and
both federal and state regulators are looking for new and often unique
ways to please their liberal bosses by harassing gun owners, dealers and
SPECIAL COVERAGE: Second Amendment and Gun Control
One major national firearms retailer, for example, has been under fire for more than two years from the Obama administration’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. It seems the company won’t hire convicted felons, which the commission claims amounts to illegal racial discrimination. The federal government
these days argues that policies that have what government lawyers call a
“disparate impact” on racial minorities amount to impermissible
discrimination - even when the policies themselves were not put in place
for discriminatory reasons. Thus, the government
argues that a higher percentage of minorities within the felony
population than in the population at large means that any policy that
discriminates against felons as a class is discriminatory because its
impact falls disparately on minorities.
Company officials pointed out to commission investigators threatening
to charge the company with discrimination that they couldn’t hire
felons even if they wanted to, because federal law prohibits federal
firearms licensees from hiring felons. The investigator’s response was,
according to a company official I talked to: “That’s your problem, not
ours.” These are investigators and regulators who can read between the
lines, know their bosses are anti-gun and will do anything they can to
Blade: If this harassment and erosion of Americans Constitutional,
Civil and Human rights does not stop then there will be a new Civil War -
perhaps start as a "underground guerilla action" and expand from there.
The article points out the absurdities of the gun grabber Obamunists.
First a gun manufacturer is prohibited by Federal Law from hiring a
felon when he can have access to firearms - then to threaten the
manufacturer with discrimination suits for not hiring felons is sheer
madness. We can see where this is going and this is why I warn people
and tell them to cache and stash multiple stores of firearms and ammo
offsite away from their residences that can be accessed when needed. We
are living under a totalitarian facist regime and only now are some
people waking up to this reality.
Mar 30 13 4:15 PM
wnd.com / by Jack Minor / March 29, 2013
bill is heading to Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s desk that
Republican lawmakers say would give members of the Secret Service broad
arrest powers in the state and could provide a framework for federal
agents eventually to enforce gun restrictions.
“This is absolutely
insane,” Rep. Lori Saine, R-Dacono, said. “In theory if a Secret
Service agent is in a county where the sheriff has refused to enforce
some of the recent unenforceable gun laws, the agent could arrest an
individual if he believes the law has been broken.”
The idea actually aligns with an Obama agenda
to create vast new restrictions and regulations on guns. WND has
reported that hundreds of sheriffs nationwide, including many in
Colorado, have said they cannot enforce federal restrictions that would
violate the Second Amendment.
In Colorado, Weld County Sheriff John Cooke said he and many other county sheriffs “won’t bother” with several laws poised to go into effect in Colorado because they would be impossible to enforce.
of the laws would require private sellers to do a background check on
purchasers in private gun transaction, but the sheriffs wonder how to
keep track of whether gun owners are meeting the new requirements.
said many new gun laws are “feel-good, knee-jerk reactions that are
unenforceable” and would “give a false sense of security.”
said he and other sheriffs are considering filing a lawsuit to block the
laws. And sheriffs in other parts of the nation agree, with more than
340 already banding together to promise to uphold the U.S. Constitution.
The Colorado Legislature also passed a bill putting a 15-round limit on ammunition magazines.
new bill regarding the Secret Service, SB-13-013, passed on a nearly
party line vote in the Democrat-controlled House and is now awaiting the
governor’s signature. The bill grants members of the Secret Service
arrest powers by considering them to be a peace officer, putting them on
a par with state law-enforcement officials with respect to arrest
The legislation does not only apply to agents guarding
the president or other government officials but also to special agents,
uniformed division officers, physical security technicians, physical
security specialists and special officers of the United States Secret
Mar 31 13 10:31 AM
by Monica Davis
Homeland Security sees the role of the
military as a subset of its own mission. A right wing position paper
from a think tank noted how the Army has taken critical steps to broaden
its mission to include homeland security tasks. But the thinking was
that the Army needs to redirect its focus and broaden its nission to
augmenting its capacity to operate in the “Homeland” and broaden the reach of DHS.
In s sort of “hedging strategy”–read
that; a way to bypass posse comitatus, the Army, under the authority of
the Deputy chief of Staff For Operations and Plans (G3) sponsored a RAND
Corporation study to explore the
idea. The study noted that the nation places primary and immediate
homeland security operations with civilian organizations and the National Guard and proposed a hybrid model to blend military support with civilian authority structure.
According to this report, the the
military has taken steps to hedge against an inadequately prepared
civilian “civil defense” model. This response is a hybrid aproach which
focuses on dealing with competing requirements of foreign wars and
domestic security issues. In this approach, the military undertakes to improve National Guard inadequacies by providing funding and asset sharing through DOD Title 32 funding.
This is one of the reasons our police
forces have been militarized. After all, you do not give big boys toys
without expecting them to play with them. And so we have small town cops
ridiing around in armored personnel carriers, big city cops trying to
fake out drug dealers by putting tanks with police logos on them in
“high crime” areas.
Some of you may be having a problem wrapping your minds around the
idea that Homeland Security is absorbing the military in the US, but
look at the way the DHS has spread military funding aroundn to local and
state police agencies. Look at the way DHS is carving an empire out of
federal law enforcement and reaching out to other agencies, via funding,
grants, and equipment giveaways.
But, as the old saying goes, beware of Trojan horses. The military equipment
comes with a price, namely fostering a militaristic mindset in our
police forces, an US vs. them mentaility which is not compatible with
community policing, or domestic law enforcement.
THIS IS THE ORIGINAL RAND CORPORATION REPORT
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Home - by Cardigan - May 18, 2013 - 14:00 America/New_York - 8 Comments
Radio host Dennis Miller and National Review columnist Mark Steyn
considered Thursday the possible outcomes if the United States continues
down the path of socialism.
If socialism became the prevailing governing philosophy, Miller
speculated, escaping it wouldn’t require a move to the Australian
outback. Instead he suggested heading for the state of Texas, because it
would be the first place to push back against it.
Jun 8 13 7:52 AM
The Great Ammunition Conspiracy Theory of 2013 holds that the United
States government - and in particular the many-tentacled and inscrutable
Department of Homeland Security - is stockpiling a tremendous quantity
of weapons and ammunition in preparation for armed conflict against "the
According to a recent survey by Fairleigh Dickinson
University, 44 per cent of Republicans - and 18 per cent of Democrats -
sign on to the belief that "armed revolt might be necessary." These are
the insurgents against whom Homeland Security presumably would be
securing the homeland.
A table sponsored by a group called the Virginia Citizens Defense
League offers hats and bumper stickers bearing the league's motto: GUNS
"A lot of people think government can't be tyrannical,
but they're wrong," a member named Richard Kroh says, adding that he
does not speak on behalf of the VCDL.
"Do you think there will be an armed conflict between the government and 'the people?' " I ask him
wouldn't be surprised," Kroh responds. "They're stockpiling weapons and
ammunition in case there's an uprising so they can defend themselves.
The same thing happened in the Revolution - the British marched on
Lexington to seize the patriots' gunpowder and weapons."
Jul 2 13 11:09 PM
is safe to say that if our country does indeed descend into revolution,
nuclear war will not come into play, for if it did, there would be
nothing to rule over in the aftermath.
United States has witnessed civil war of a conventional nature In the
1860′s as two mighty armies of that era locked horns in what proved to
be the conflict in which America suffered her greatest loss of life. In
the Civil War, both sides had equivalent weaponry and as a result
employed conventional tactics. However, given the disparity of
technology and resources between the people the globalist controlled
forces of the government, a conventional war would prove to be a
disaster for the rebel forces. If key elements of the military were to
break away and support the people, perhaps a conventional war would
unfold. However, it is not likely that the upcoming civil war will be
conventional as it is not probable that the military will bifurcate and
turn in on itself. The likely mode of the revolutionary war conflict
facing the people of the United States is that it will consist of either
guerrilla warfare or terrorism.
Veterans Administration estimates that there are approximately 21.5
million veterans living in the United States. We also live in a country
with over 300 million privately owned guns. These combined factors point
clearly to a guerrilla war being the preferred and necessary mode of
combat which will likely be visited upon the this country.
Jul 4 13 11:52 AM
lewrockwell.com / By Thomas J. DiLorenzo / July 4, 2013
the weeks following the  election, [Northern newspaper] editors
of all parties assumed that secession as a constitutional right was not
in question . . . . On the contrary, the southern claim to a right of
peaceable withdrawal was countenanced out of reverence for the natural
law principle of government by consent of the governed.”
~ Howard Cecil Perkins, editor, Northern Editorials on Secession, p. 10
first several generations of Americans understood that the Declaration
of Independence was the ultimate states’ rights document. The citizens
of the states would delegate certain powers to a central government in
their Constitution, and these powers (mostly for national defense and
foreign policy purposes) would hopefully be exercised for the benefit of
the citizens of the “free and independent” states, as they are called
in the Declaration.
understanding was that if American citizens were in fact to be the
masters rather than the servants of government, they themselves would
have to police the national government that was created by them for their mutual
benefit. If the day ever came that the national government became the
sole arbiter of the limits of its own powers, then Americans would live
under a tyranny as bad or worse than the one the colonists fought a
revolution against. As the above quotation denotes, the ultimate natural
law principle behind this thinking was Jefferson’s famous dictum in the
Declaration of Independence that governments derive their just powers
from the consent of the governed, and that whenever that consent is
withdrawn the people of the free and independent states, as sovereigns,
have a duty to abolish that government and replace it with a new one if they wish.
Aug 25 13 3:50 PM
RussiaToday, Published on Aug 25, 2013
Government “getting ready for civil war”; the experimental vaccines in
your dinner; and that virus on your computer – the army now linked to
systematic black ops against ordinary citizens.Seek truth from facts
with Trends Journal publisher Gerry Celente, editor of Storyleak Anthony
Gucciardi, and author of Questioning the War on Terror Dr. Kevin
Sep 8 13 5:35 AM
A prominent Texas politician, who
is running to be the state’s next Attorney General, said this week his
state is actively preparing to secede from the union and become an
“independent nation” if the U.S. “falls apart.”
Barry Smitherman, currently the Texas Railroad Commissioner, made the comments in an interview published in World Net Daily (WND) on Monday.
speaking, we have made great progress in becoming an independent
nation, an ‘island nation’ if you will, and I think we want to continue
down that path so that if the rest of the country falls apart, Texas can
operate as a stand-alone entity with energy, food, water and roads as
if we were a closed-loop system,” Smitherman said.
Barry Smitherman. (Credit: YouTube)
added that the state is “uniquely situated because we have energy
resources, fossil and otherwise, and our own independent electrical
“This was one of my goals at the Utility Commission and it
is one my goals currently as chairman of the Railroad Commission,”
Smitherman said. “That’s why I stress so vehemently oil and gas
production, permitting turnaround times, and everything that enables the
industry to produce as much as it can, as quickly as it can.”
Smitherman added in the interviewthat Texas has “been very strong leading in the charge agains the Obama administration.”
The comments made by Smitherman have since been seized upon by liberal groups. Think Progress published an article covering his remarks on Friday.
Individuals commenting on the Think Progress article appeared happy over the thought of Texas seceding.
If Texas secedes, the nation will be better and Texas can enjoy it’s
sand and heat until the next hurricane hits the gulf, or the next
firestorm, or the next tornado — with no help available,” wrote
commenter Marie Harris.
“Texas secession would guarantee no Republican is ever elected to the Presidency,” wrote Roger Landes.
“don’t let the door hit ya….” commented Patrick D Brumm.
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Black Blade: Sometimes freedom and liberty are much more preferable than being tied to a failing state (in this case The United States). Unless the country returns to it's core values and the US Constitution who can blame Texas if they follow through on Secession?
Oct 2 13 7:41 PM
Oct 11 13 5:50 PM
Transnistria then broke free of Moldova, and Abkhazia and South Ossetia fought free of Georgia.
The spirit of secession, the desire of peoples to sever ties to
nations to which they have belonged for generations, sometimes for
centuries, and to seek out their own kind, is a spreading phenomenon.
Nov 6 13 3:52 PM
alt-market.com / By Brandon Smith / 06 November 2013 04:24
In 2009, Jim Rickards, a lawyer, investment banker and adviser on
capital markets to the Director of National Intelligence and the Office
of the Secretary of Defense, participated in a secret war game sponsored
by the Pentagon at the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). The game’s
objective was to simulate and explore the potential outcomes and effects
of a global financial war. At the end of the war game, the Pentagon
concluded that the U.S. dollar was at extreme risk of devaluation and
collapse in the near term, triggered either by a default of the U.S.
Treasury and the dumping of bonds by foreign investors or by
hyperinflation by the private Federal Reserve.
These revelations, later exposed by Rickards, were interesting not
because they were “new” or “shocking.” Rather, they were interesting
because many of us in the field of alternative economics had ALREADY
predicted the same outcome for the American financial system years
before the APL decided to entertain the notion. At least, that is what
the public record indicates.
The idea that our government has indeed run economic collapse
scenarios, found the United States in mortal danger, and done absolutely
nothing to fix the problem is bad enough. I have my doubts, however,
that the Pentagon or partnered private think tanks like the RAND
Corporation did not run scenarios on dollar collapse long before 2009.
In fact, I believe there is much evidence to suggest that the military
industrial complex has not only been aware of the fiscal weaknesses of
the U.S. system for decades, but they have also been actively engaged in
exploiting those weaknesses in order to manipulate the American public
with fears of cultural catastrophe.
Nov 25 13 4:52 PM
thecommonsenseshow.com / By Dave Hodges / November 25, 2013
I remember as a young child that the key to winning a lot of the
neighborhood games in football and basketball was all about who got
picked first. If you were lucky enough to get Michael on your team, then
you knew you were going to win. If you were in a foreign park playing
against kids you did not know, Michael was the great equalizer. I also
knew that getting the right kids on my side helped in spelling bees and
walking home from the movies so I didn’t get beat up. Learning how to
organize my team with the right people, served me well when I became a
men’s college head basketball coach in terms of winning the recruiting
wars. I always felt the April recruiting wars was the deciding factor in
many games in the following December.
America is in the choosing sides phase of the coming civil war. To
use a college recruiting phrase, it is accurate to state that the
letters of intent to join one side or another side, have mostly been
signed and the commitments offered. However, there is one big
uncommitted piece, but very soon the sides will be drawn.
What is going on today in America is all about choosing sides. There
are clear lines being formed in the United States. The recruiting pool
consists of the Department of Homeland Security, the American military,
local law enforcement, the Russian troops pouring into the United
States, the trickle of Chinese troops coming into the country through
Hawaii and, of course, the poor, the middle class and elite. This is the
recruiting pool which will form the chess pieces of the coming American
Nov 25 13 8:20 PM
Dec 7 13 8:29 PM
A renowned author and whistleblower who has been nominated for a
Nobel peace prize for his humanitarian work, was contacted earlier this
year by a high ranking military official to reveal the truth about a
“litmus test” proposed by the current administration… apparently asking
the question, “Will you shoot Americans if they won’t give you their
My suspicion is that since we’ve not heard more of this, and although
the current administration has apparently fired more generals and
officers than any president in history, perhaps this “litmus test” was
shelved for the time being. Or maybe part of the reason the generals
were fired (if they failed the litmus test). Or, maybe it has been given
only to key officials in a hush-hush manner, rather than system-wide.
Black Blade: We are all targets. We are property of the state and to be used or disposed of as seen fit. Now the ranks of the officer corps are being decimated and others ask to take a loyalty oath.
Dec 8 13 9:04 AM
Cumberland, Md. (AFP) - By day, Scott Strzelcyzk is an IT
consultant in this rural Appalachian corner of Maryland. By night, he's
something of a modern-day American revolutionary.
"It's time for a 51st state!" declared Strzelcyzk
at a town hall meeting in Cumberland, rallying support for an "amiable
divorce" from the coastal state's more urban eastern half.
United States hasn't added a state since 1959 when Alaska and Hawaii
became the 49th and 50th states, but Strzelcyzk is optimistic that
western Maryland -- five counties -- could strike off on its own in as
little as three to five years.
The area is not alone. In other
states like California, Colorado or Michigan, regions are itching for
statehood, often for the main reason Strzelcyzk cites -- frustration
"I think of myself as an average citizen who is
sick and tired of being sick and tired," said Strzelcyzk, who refers to
the state capital Annapolis with the same contempt that euroskeptics
reserve for Brussels.
"In Maryland, we have a number of irreconcilable differences with the state government and how they govern," he said.
laundry list of grievances that underpins the Liberate Western Maryland
movement runs from higher taxes on alcohol and cigarettes to
"oppressive" gun control legislation, in-state college tuition for
illegal immigrants, and even stricter rules on septic tanks.
hundred people had signed a petition backing the statehood movement by
the time Strzelcyzk and a handful of supporters presented their vision
to about 80 people who attended the rally at Allegany College in
Its credo is "one smaller, leaner government, more
freedom, more personal responsibilities" for the 650,000 predominantly
white, rural and older inhabitants of the Maryland panhandle, where 11
percent of the state's total population lives.
But how would Western Maryland pay its bills? Some members of the audience wanted to know.
"We'll make it attractive" to business, Strzelcyzk said.
Others asked why grievances could not simply be tackled at the
ballot box, eliminating the need for separation from the rest of the
"They have a rigged game, with rigged rules, on a rigged
field and they own the referees," he said. "Even through the normal
electoral process, the outcome cannot be changed."
Once a Democrat, and later a Republican, Strzelcyzk pitches his proposal at meetings of the conservative Tea Party movement.
is largely a Democratic state, with liberals living in prosperous
suburbs just outside Washington and African-Americans making up the
majority of its biggest city Baltimore.
Gay marriage is enshrined in law and Governor Martin O'Malley favors tougher gun laws.
Shafroth, director of the Center for State and Local Government
Leadership at George Mason University in Virginia, said that state
secessionist movements are signs of frustration in an aging population.
"Those rural areas are seeing fewer and fewer young people," he told AFP.
are more and more white; there are more and more people over the age of
55 who have very different values; they have old traditional values --
and they have a difficult time adjusting."
Breakaway regions are
nothing new in US history -- Delaware separated from Pennsylvania,
Kentucky was carved out of Virginia and Maine was once part of
Massachusetts -- but those examples date to the 1700s and 1800s.
recent years, in the Rocky Mountain state of Colorado, 11 counties
attempted to break away from the main city Denver, although the proposal
was defeated in a referendum.
In northern California, the idea of
a Jefferson state -- taking in a southern chunk of Oregon -- dates back
to the 19th century, and is making a comeback.
Secession, however, is more easily argued than done.
"The obstacles would be hard to overcome," Shafroth said.
by a county would require approval from the legislature of the state
concerned, "an unlikely outcome particularly given that those areas that
want to secede represent a declining population, so they have very
little power within the state legislatures."
Even if that hurdle was cleared, secession would still have to be approved by the US Congress, Shafroth added.
Back at the town hall meeting in Cumberland, Todd Arbogast, a 42-year-old analyst, said secession was still worth pursuing.
"Annapolis ignores us," he said.
Juhcish, 30, described his feelings as "a little bit skeptical," while
Josh Frick, 42, a gun shop employee, leaned in favor of the idea.
"Most of these counties are more rural," Frick said.
have different priorities. The environment is different. How they see
themselves as individuals is different. What they expect from the
government is different."
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