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Ron Paul: “End The Fed” Author Now Subcommittee Head Over Fed

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December 9, 2010: Phil Mattingly / Bloomberg – December 9, 2010

It is about time we appointed Americans who are Patriots of this Republic! – SJH

Representative Ron Paul, Texas Republican and author of “End the Fed,” will take control of the House subcommittee that oversees the Federal Reserve.

House Financial Services chairman-elect Spencer Bachus, an Alabama Republican, selected Paul, 75, to lead the panel’s domestic monetary policy subcommittee when their party takes the House majority next month, the committee chairman said today.

“This is the leadership team that crafted the first comprehensive financial reform bill to put an end to the bailouts, wind down the taxpayer funding of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and enforce a strong audit of the Federal Reserve,” Bachus said in a statement.

Paul, in an interview last week, said he plans a slate of hearings on U.S. monetary policy and will restart his push for a full audit of the Fed’s functions. “We are ready to hit the ground running, and I look forward to continuing our work in the next Congress,” Bachus said.

Paul, who has introduced legislation to abolish the Fed, became nationally known during his 2008 presidential campaign. His campaign to audit the Fed picked up steam as the central bank deployed trillions of dollars in emergency loans in the midst of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Paul’s bill gained the support of 320 of 435 members of the House and a portion of the measure ended up in the Dodd-Frank financial regulatory overhaul enacted this year.

Attacks On Bernanke

Paul’s assignment comes as the Republican Party has stepped up attacks on Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and the central bank in the wake of the Nov. 3 announcement that it would buy bonds in an attempt to bring down unemployment and prevent inflation.

“Congress must act to rein in Chairman Bernanke and the Fed before they destroy our currency and permanently damage our economy and financial system,” Senator Jim Bunning, a Kentucky Republican, said in his farewell speech on the Senate floor today. “Public awareness of what the Fed is doing is increasing while public opinion of the Fed is falling.”

Bunning’s views are reflected throughout the country, according to a Bloomberg National Poll that reveals deep skepticism about the Fed.

Americans across the political spectrum say the central bank shouldn’t retain its current structure of independence, according to the poll. Asked if the central bank should be more accountable to Congress, left independent or abolished entirely, 39 percent said it should be held more accountable and 16 percent that it should be abolished. Thirty-seven percent favor the status quo.

Other Subcommittees

Paul, who has been passed up twice before for the subcommittee chairmanship, may cause a problem for Republicans who have traditionally defended the central bank, Representative Barney Frank, the outgoing chairman of the Financial Services Committee, said today in a Bloomberg Television interview.

“I think you’re going to see a significant dispute within the Republican Party,” said Frank, who was re-appointed by his party as the senior Democrat on the committee. “I do not believe that Ron Paul’s views on the Fed represent the views of most Republicans.”

Bachus will keep the senior Republicans on the panel in leadership positions. Representative Jeb Hensarling of Texas will take over as the panel’s vice chairman, replacing fellow Texas Republican Randy Neugebauer, who moves over to lead the oversight and investigations subcommittee.

Representative Scott Garrett of New Jersey will become chairman of the capital markets panel, which would oversee any work done on government-owned mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Representatives Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia and Judy Biggert of Illinois will take over the financial institutions and housing subcommittees, respectively. Representative Gary Miller of California will take over as chairman of the international monetary policy panel.

Bloomberg: Ron Paul Fighting The Fed

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: Are all you Ron Paul bashers beginning to get the picture here?! – SJH

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-12-09/ron-paul-author-of-end-the-fed-to-lead-fed-oversight-panel.html

Who Is Spewing Venom: Helen Thomas? Or ADL & World Net Daily?

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December 9, 2010: Reverend Ted Pike / Truth Tellers.org – December 9, 2010

Twice over the past year, WorldNetDaily owner Joseph Farah has angrily editorialized against the Jewish Anti-Defamation League. He warned ADL not to attempt to destroy WND by insinuating that his online newspaper is anti-Semitic. Yet Farah is now going to greater lengths to avoid the charge of anti-Semitism: placating ADL by recommending its opinions to WND readers. When Helen Thomas again criticized Israel and Jewish supremacism last week, Farah’s popular conservative news organization attacked her.

WND’s top headline screamed: “She’s Back, Spewing Fresh Venom at Those ‘Controlling US.’” WND editor Drew Zahn legitimized ADL as a definer of anti-Semitism by concluding his article with a statement by Abe Foxman:

“The Anti-Defamation League further called on journalistic institutions that have honored Thomas in the past to revoke awards given to the former White House Correspondent. Helen Thomas has clearly, unequivocally, revealed herself as a vulgar anti-Semite. This is a final chapter of the otherwise illustrious career. Unlike her previous spontaneous remark into a camera, these words were carefully thought out and conscious. It shows a prejudice that is deep-seated and obsessive.”

WND’s endorsement of ADL as the recognized authority on anti-Semitic hate sends a powerful endorsement to millions of evangelical readers. It says ADL is a responsible, credible “civil liberties” group whose opinions concerning hate and anti-Semitism are to be trusted. In its online opinion poll the next day, WorldNetDaily repeatedly held up Thomas to mockery and contempt.

Whose Side Is Farah On?

By featuring ADL, Farah is endorsing the opinions of a vehemently pro-homosexual, anti-Christian Jewish supremacist attack group that has repeatedly boasted of having originated the very hate crimes laws Farah claims to oppose. Farah sides with ADL against a veteran Washington insider whose quiet observations over 60 years show her courage to lose all reputation in order to express them.

This is a woman who should be respected at the end of her career for prioritizing what she sees as the whole truth instead of grasping her multitude of honors. Although silent for a lifetime, she now rejects the cover-up of massive Jewish control of Western nations promoted by ADL/WND.

Is Helen Thomas really “spewing venom?” WorldNetDaily’s article omits most of the powerful, unanswerable charges made in Thomas’ recent speech in Michigan. Here is every vital point. Is this “venom” or truth?

1 – Thomas says a nation of abrasive, unjust Jews should vacate Palestine.  This precisely mirrors God’s point of view, expressed succinctly over two dozen times in the Mosaic Law. God says a nation of disobedient Jews can never occupy His Holy Land. (See Thomas’ Remarks are Biblically Sound)

2 – Thomas: “Zionists control US foreign policy…We are owned by propagandists against the Arabs. There is no question about that.” Especially following the US government’s complicity to cover up Israel’s deliberate attack on the USS Liberty, it’s clear that Israel eventually gets its way with the White House. Israel and Jewish media persuaded Washington that Saddam Hussein’s (non-existent) weapons of mass destruction posed an imminent threat to the world.

Pres. George W. Bush could have explained that it is not cowardice to refuse to go to war in the Mideast but wise respect for the advice of great American leaders such as George Washington and Gen. Douglas MacArthur. Instead he allowed the Israel lobby to catapult America into disastrous wars to make the Mideast safe for Israel.

3 – Congress, Thomas asserts, is dominated by Zionists. There are four times more Jews in Congress than the 2 percent of Jews in the general population. A whopping 13 Jews inhabit the Senate (13%) with 29 Jewish House members. Even non-Jewish members of the House and Senate know where their interests lie. “ The Washington Post once estimated that Democratic presidential candidates ‘depend on Jewish supporters to supply as much as 60 percent of the money’.”

4 – Thomas claims Jews dominate the White House. Unelected Jews in the Obama administration may be even more powerful than members of Congress.  They enjoy tremendous clout, just as did a horde of previous Jewish appointees, especially under Bush and Clinton. The Jewish Virtual Library online lists these powerful Jews appointed by Obama:

David Axelrod (2009-2010) – Senior Advisor to the President
Jared Bernstein (2009- ) – Chief Economist and Economic Policy Advisor to the Vice President
Rahm Emanuel (2009-2010) – Chief of Staff
Lee Feinstein (2009) Campaign Foreign Policy Advisor
Gary Gensler (2009- ) – Chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Elena Kagan (2009-2010) – Solicitor General of the United States
Ronald Klain (2009- ) – Chief of Staff to the Vice President
Jacob Lew (2010- ) – Director of the Office of Management and Budget
Eric Lynn (2009- ) – Middle East Policy Advisor
Peter Orszag (2009-2010) – Director of the Office of Management and Budget
Dennis Ross (2009- ) – Special Advisor for the Gulf and Southwest Asia to the Secretary of State
Mara Rudman (2009- ) – Foreign Policy Advisor
Mary Schapiro (2009- ) – Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission
Dan Shapiro (2009- ) – Head of Middle East desk at the National Security Council
Susan Sher (2009- ) – First Lady’s Chief of Staff
James B. Steinberg (2009- ) – Deputy Secretary of State
Lawrence Summers (2009- ) – Director National Economic Council
Mona Sutphen (2009- ) – Deputy White House Chief of Staff

No preference for Jews in the White House? Can you think of just one Evangelical Christian appointed by Obama to high government position?

Before his death, Sen. Robert Byrd sounded the alarm against the Obama administration for also appointing dangerously powerful “czars” who can influence policy and are accountable to no one:

“As presidential assistants and advisers, these White House staffers are not answerable for their actions to the Congress, to cabinet officials, or to virtually anyone but the President. They rarely testify before congressional committees, and often shield the information and decision-making process behind the assertion of executive privilege. In too many instances, White House staff have been allowed to inhibit openness and transparency, and reduce accountability.”

These power players are almost all Jewish and include Larry Summers, Cass Sunstein, Kenneth Feinberg, Steven Rattner (who previously ran three Jewish banks), Alan Bersin, Todd Stern and Carol Browner.

In Mearsheimer and Walt’s Israel Lobby, former AIPAC head Morris Amitay states that lower level Congressional staffers are also a source of Jewish power in Washington DC. He says, “there are a lot of guys at the working level up here [Capitol Hill] who happen to be Jewish, who are willing … to look at certain issues in terms of their Jewishness … These are all guys who are in a position to make the decision in these areas for those senators … You can get an awful lot done just at the staff level.”

AIPAC itself is one of the most powerful lobbies in Washington and is known as an unstoppable force in defeating candidates critical of Israel and rewarding its supporters. Former Democrat Senator Ernest Hollings said, “you can’t have an Israeli policy other than what AIPAC gives you around here.”

5 – Thomas: “I can call a President of the United States anything in the book, but I can’t touch Israel. I cannot say anything [critical] about Israel in this country.” This is self-evident from the fact that after Thomas first criticized Israel last spring her career was ruined. A few more words against Israel last week, and ADL/WND encourage removal of her from the pages of history.

6 – Thomas: Israel “has Jewish-only roads in the West Bank. No American would tolerate that – white-only roads.” Would Abe Foxman tolerate white-only roads in Arizona? End of discussion.

7 – Thomas: “The Zionists have to understand that’s their country, too. Palestinians were there long before any European Zionists.” From the final expulsion of all Jews from Palestine after the abortive Bar Kokhba revolt in 134 A.D., Jews constituted only a tiny minority in Israel. Arabs, however, have been the vast majority for 1,800 years – until nearly half (800,000) were violently driven out by Zionist terrorists in 1948.

8 – Thomas says Wall Street is “owned” by Jews. Goldman and Sachs dominates the financial industry and shares huge responsibility for the meltdown, having been charged with fraud. Goldman and Sachs were its Jewish founders and almost all of its partners since have been Jewish; today it is run by Lloyd Blankfein, Jewish. Another firm charged with responsibility is Magnetar, which is run by Jews including its founder Alec Litowitz.

The current chairman of the Federal Reserve is Jewish Ben Bernanke, who took the helm from Jewish Alan Greenspan. Both Bernanke and Greenspan argued for unregulated financial derivatives, which greatly contributed to the US financial collapse. The Federal Reserve itself is quintessentially Jewish, being owned not by the federal government and American people but by a consortium of Jewish international bankers including the Rothschilds.

Other super-powerful Wall Street Jews include Gary Cohn (COO Goldman Sachs), Barry Zubrow (Morgan Chase), Tom Nides (Morgan Stanley), Bob Greifeld (Nasdaq), Arthur Levitt and Harvey Goldschmid (SEC), Richard Neiman (State Banking Superintendent). These are just a few of the influential Jewish insiders shaping American finances.

In a Forward article, Jill Jacobs laments that unethical Jews receive honor from other Jews as long as they donate some of their ill-gotten wealth back to the Jewish community. This is what the infamous Bernie Madoff did, bilking average Americans (as well as fellow Jews) out of billions.

The Jewish Phenomenon tells us that Jews, who are 2 percent of total Americans, are 45 percent of the top 40 of the Forbes 400 richest Americans. They are one third of all American multi-millionaires. Clearly, Jews, ethical or not, bear an outsized responsibility for shaping the financial world in America today.

9 – “Hollywood,” Thomas says, is controlled by Jews. To quickly confirm Jewish domination of the media, just visit the film department of your local major metropolitan library. You will find a number of books written by Jews (including Neal Gabler’s classic “An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood”) which document Jewish creation and control of the Hollywood film industry and the Big Three TV networks.

Go to the prestigious Encyclopedia Judaica articles on “Motion Pictures” and “Television and Radio.” This Jewish reference source gives definitive testimony of how Jews created Hollywood and big media. In its article on “Publishing,” the encyclopedia also documents vast Jewish ownership of the largest newspapers and publishing houses in America.  Take this link to my article, Jews Confirm Big Media is Jewish.

10 – Thomas: “It was former Israeli leader ‘Menachem Begin’ who created terrorism… they bragged, in his first book, about creating the modus operandi for terrorism.” In Begin’s book “The Revolt” he boasts how his Irgun terrorists in 1948, as a result of their Deir Yassin massacre of over 100 innocent Arab villagers, precipitated the panic that helped cause 800,000 Arabs to flee Palestine. Begin told prominent journalist Lord Howe that he was not just the father of terrorism in the Mideast, but “in the entire world.”

Clearly, there is nothing “venomous,” hateful, or even anti-Semitic about the opinions of Helen Thomas. They are not even opinions. They are facts, easily documented but forbidden in public today.

The real venom comes from ADL/WND who are united to suppress not only biblical truth about God’s conditional terms of occupation in Palestine by Jews but also the well-documented reality of increasing Jewish control of Western societies.

By vilifying Thomas’ true statements as “poison,” WND and ADL turn honest speech into contemptible “hate” – so vile the speaker should be stripped of all honors.  This is the policy toward offenders in communist countries, making dissidents into “non-persons.”

Farah owes an apology to Helen Thomas, his readers, and God. If anyone is “spewing venom,” it is not Helen Thomas. It is Farah, his attack dog Drew Zahn, and their ally in bearing false witness, the ADL.

Helen Thomas On Her Resignation And The Middle East

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: This country has been a puppet for Zionist Israel for far too long! – SJH

“I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.” – Revelation 2:9 

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http://truthtellers.org/alerts/whosspewingvenom.html

An Ancient Civilization May Have Existed Beneath The Persian Gulf

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December 9, 2010: Jeanna Bryner (Managing Editor) / Live Science – December 9, 2010

Veiled beneath the Persian Gulf, a once-fertile landmass may have supported some of the earliest humans outside Africa some 75,000 to 100,000 years ago, a new review of research suggests.

At its peak, the floodplain now below the Gulf would have been about the size of Great Britain, and then shrank as water began to flood the area.

Then, about 8,000 years ago, the land would have been swallowed up by the Indian Ocean, the review scientist said.

The study, which is detailed in the December issue of the journal Current Anthropology, has broad implications for aspects of human history. For instance, scientists have debated over when early modern humans exited Africa, with dates as early as 125,000 years ago and as recent as 60,000 years ago, the more recent date is the currently accepted paradigm, according to study researcher Jeffrey Rose, an archaeologist at the University of Birmingham in the UK.

“I think Jeff’s theory is bold and imaginative, and hopefully will shake things up,” said Robert Carter of Oxford Brookes University in the UK. in an e-mail to LiveScience. “It would completely rewrite our understanding of the out-of-Africa migration. It is far from proven, but Jeff and others will be developing research programs to test the theory.”

Viktor Cerny of the Archaeogenetics Laboratory, the Institute of Archaeology, in Prague, called Rose’s finding an “excellent theory,” in an e-mail to LiveScience, though he also points out the need for more research to confirm it.

The findings have sparked discussion about who exactly the humans were who occupied the Gulf basin among researchers, including Carter and Cerny, who were allowed to provide comments within the research paper.

“Given the presence of Neanderthal communities in the upper reaches of the Tigris and Euphrates River, as well as in the eastern Mediterranean region, this may very well have been the contact zone between moderns and Neanderthals,” Rose told LiveScience. In fact, recent evidence from the sequencing of the Neanderthal genome suggests interbreeding, meaning we are part caveman.

Watery Refuge

The Gulf Oasis would have been a shallow inland basin exposed from about 75,000 years ago until 8,000 years ago, forming the southern tip of the Fertile Crescent, according to historical sea-level records.

And it would have been an ideal refuge from the harsh deserts surrounding it, with fresh water supplied by the Tigris, Euphrates, Karun and Wadi Baton Rivers, as well as by upwelling springs, Rose said. And during the last ice age when conditions were at their driest, this basin would’ve been at its largest.

In fact, in recent years, archaeologists have turned up evidence of a wave of human settlements along the shores of the Gulf dating to about 7,500 years ago.

“Where before there had been but a handful of scattered hunting camps, suddenly, over 60 new archaeological sites appear virtually overnight,” Rose said. “These settlements boast well-built, permanent stone houses, long-distance trade networks, elaborately decorated pottery, domesticated animals, and even evidence for one of the oldest boats in the world.”

Rather than quickly evolving settlements, Rose thinks precursor populations did exist but have remained hidden beneath the Gulf. [History’s Most Overlooked Mysteries]

“Perhaps it is no coincidence that the founding of such remarkably well developed communities along the shoreline corresponds with the flooding of the Persian Gulf basin around 8,000 years ago,” Rose said. “These new colonists may have come from the heart of the Gulf, displaced by rising water levels that plunged the once fertile landscape beneath the waters of the Indian Ocean.”

Ironclad Case?

The most definitive evidence of these human camps in the Gulf comes from a new archaeological site called Jebel Faya 1 within the Gulf basin that was discovered four years ago. There, Hans-Peter Uerpmann of the University of Tubingen in Germany found three different Paleolithic settlements occurring from about 125,000 to 25,000 years ago. That and other archaeological sites, Rose said, indicate “that early human groups were living around the Gulf basin throughout the Late Pleistocene.”

To make an ironclad case for such human occupation during the Paleolithic, or early Stone Age, of the now-submerged landmass, Rose said scientists would need to find any evidence of stone tools scattered under the Gulf. “As for the Neolithic, it would be wonderful to find some evidence for human-built structures,” dated to that time period in the Gulf, Rose said.

Carter said in order to make for a solid case, “we would need to find a submerged site, and excavate it underwater. This would likely only happen as the culmination of years of survey in carefully selected areas.”

Cerny said a sealed-tight case could be made with “some fossils of the anatomically modern humans some 100,000 years old found in South Arabia.”

And there’s a hint of mythology here, too, Rose pointed out. “Nearly every civilization living in southern Mesopotamia has told some form of the flood myth. While the names might change, the content and structure are consistent from 2,500 B.C. to the Genesis account to the Qur’anic version,” Rose said.

Perhaps evidence beneath the Gulf? “If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family Anatidae on our hands,” said Rose, quoting Douglas Adams.

Ur: Ancient Native City Of Abraham (Part 1)

Ur: Ancient Native City Of Abraham (Part 2)

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: The unmarked landmass to the right and above the Gulf is Iran– SJH

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http://www.livescience.com/history/lost-civilization-possibly-existed-beneath-persian-gulf-101209.html

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December 9, 2010 at 5:21 pm

Civil Liberties: Erosion Of Fourth Amendment To U.S. Constitution

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December 9, 2010: Paul C. Wright, Attorney / Global Research – December 9, 2010

The civil liberties of U.S. citizens, their Fourth Amendment rights in particular, are being eroded at a rapid pace. The pretext for the destruction of Americans’ civil liberties is the “global war on terror,” which – according to all three branches of government – requires that Americans surrender their liberties for security and protection from foreign and domestic threats.

The nine-year erosion of civil liberties has been spearheaded by federal agencies, but individual states of the U.S.A. are now following in the federal government’s wake as local law enforcement agencies are increasingly becoming a tool of state authority and state security rather than performing functions as civil service agencies designed to protect and serve citizens. The trend will soon lead to a new framework for law enforcement activities. Without a reversal of this trend, law enforcement will soon exist primarily to protect the interests of government.

The Fourth Amendment, enacted in 1791, is designed to protect both individual and property rights by recognizing and affirming that citizens are endowed with the right to be free from tyrannical government intervention in their personal lives. It respects the individual and requires law enforcement to be subservient to individual rights by barring law enforcement from conducting unreasonable searches and seizures.

Further, it clearly states that search warrants that enable the government to enter a person’s property and seize property pursuant to a criminal investigation must be based on probable cause [1] not the mere discretion or desire of law enforcement agencies to assume an entitlement to conduct a search for the mere fact that they hold police power.

This amendment is rooted in 17th century English law designed to prevent the King from exercising unchecked authority over landowners, and it is what has separated the United States from totalitarian nations in the 19th and 20th centuries. Under U.S. law, the doctrine of probable cause was eventually expanded to include all citizens from the intrusive police powers of the state.

At the federal level the USA PATRIOT Act, passed soon after the events of September 11, 2001, is the keystone of America’s new security state apparatus. The law originally required third party holders of private personal information to turn that information over to federal authorities upon request.

This meant that doctors, libraries, bookstores, universities, and internet service providers [2] would have to provide the government with information on the actions, purchases, health, or activity of private citizens without anything more than a demand from federal authorities. Moreover, secret searches of personal residences and other property could be conducted without notice to the owner that such a search has ever occurred. [3]

This expansion of federal power was a clear and unambiguous violation of the Fourth Amendment and fortunately portions of the PATRIOT Act, including its “sneak and peek” provision, were struck down as unconstitutional violations of the Fourth Amendment. This did not, however, prevent the federal government from continuing to press for the ability to obtain private information or conduct secret searches by other means under the guise of national security. Efforts to mine data and track citizens’ activities are ongoing as are efforts to undermine court authority to review the application of these police powers.

One of law enforcement’s newest tools is the GPS tracking device, and recent court decisions have said that police can enter your property and place a tracking device on your vehicle without showing probable cause or obtaining a warrant. One of the most visible cases is United States of America v. Juan Pineda-Moreno. [4] In this case, DEA agents snuck onto Pineda-Moreno’s property at night and attached a tracking device to his car which was parked in his driveway.

The agents, who suspected Pineda-Moreno of drug trafficking, did not demonstrate probable cause nor obtain a warrant from a court to attach the device. They merely decided they had the right and the power to do so without judicial oversight. They tracked Pineda-Moreno’s movements for a four month period until the tracking devices eventually led them to a suspected marijuana grow site. Pinedo-Moreno was then arrested.

Traditionally, one of the keys to whether or not law enforcement is violating a citizen’s rights under the Fourth Amendment relates to whether or not the person’s property to be searched is on public or private property. Historically, one’s driveway is considered private property, part of a person’s “curtilage,” and therefore subject to the protections of the Fourth Amendment. Curtilage is defined as “the area to which extends the intimate activity associated with the ‘sanctity of a man’s home and privacies of life,’ and therefore has been considered part of the home itself for Fourth Amendment purposes.” [5]

Clearly, a person’s driveway is a part of their curtilage, and the government in the case even conceded the point that Pineda-Moreno’s driveway is in fact curtilage. The court disregarded the concession as well as the concept of private property and ownership and decided that it was not curtilage. The court stated that one’s driveway is “semi-private” unless enclosed or blocked with a barrier or other feature.

The fact that Pineda-Moreno had a “No Trespassing” sign posted on his property was inconsequential. The court went even farther in saying that one has no reasonable expectation of privacy to the undercarriage or exterior of their car – which is where the GPS device was placed.

Pineda-Moreno’s petition to have the full Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals hear his case was denied, leaving a new definition of curtilage and privacy rights in place. In a blistering dissenting opinion, Chief Judge Kozinski, a former citizen of communist Romania, blasted the court for destroying a fundamental American civil right, stating that “[t]he very rich will still be able to protect their privacy with the aid of electric gates, tall fences, security booths, remote cameras, motion sensors and roving patrols, but the vast majority of the 60 million people living in the Ninth Circuit will see their privacy materially diminished by the panel’s ruling. . . . Yet poor people are entitled to privacy, even if they can’t afford all the gadgets of the wealthy for ensuring it.” [6]

Kozinski closed his dissenting opinion by warning that there “is something creepy and un-American about such clandestine and underhanded behavior. To those of us who have lived under a totalitarian regime, there is an eerie feeling of déjà vu. We are taking a giant leap into the unknown, and the consequences for ourselves and our children may be dire and irreversible. Some day, soon, we may wake up and find we’re living in Oceania.” [7]

Since the ruling, other agencies have used the ruling to justify aggressive police activities. The FBI, in Santa Clara, California conducted a warrantless tracking of a young community college student and computer salesman’s car by placing a tracking device on it – as in the Pineda-Moreno case.

Yasir Afifif, who was emotionally devastated by the operation that targeted him, noticed the tracking device hanging from his car when a mechanic at an oil changing station brought it to his attention. [8] The day after the mechanic removed the strange device from the car, FBI agents showed up at Afifi’s apartment door demanding the return of the device.

These are just two examples of many surrounding the proliferation of GPS tracking devices and the erosion of the Fourth Amendment protections historically granted to U.S. citizens. Police powers are supplanting Constitutional rights all across the United States and a number of lawsuits challenging the violation of rights are being heard in courts across the country.

While some states have followed the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, courts in other jurisdictions like Massachusetts and Washington D.C. have not. The variance of rulings from state to federal jurisdictions has set the stage for an eventual U.S. Supreme Court decision on the matter. The Supreme Court decision, if it falls on the side of law enforcement, will effectively rewrite the Constitution and forever change the interface between police power, individual liberty, and private property.

The issues of unlawful search and seizure and invasion of privacy have become extremely urgent matters, particularly with respect to recent scandals involving Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents’ application of radiation body scanners and aggressive frisking techniques at many of the nation’s airports. A groundswell of grass roots opposition is lashing back against the technology and TSA techniques, and many lawsuits have been filed challenging the implementation of procedures that target every American citizen as a prospective threat.

The direct and heavy application of government police power in a manner that challenges Constitutional limits on power is a trend that will continue until the courts resolve the limits of power in this new age. The coming court decisions promise to alter the American legal landscape for decades to come.

Republic vs. Democracy

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: Until Americans take responsibility for their own rights and freedoms, the elite establishment will continue to push us into the corral of ultimate slavery– SJH

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http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=22338

Fed Chairman Bernanke Told America Two Big Lies On 60 Minutes

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December 9, 2010:  Michael Pento / Euro Pacific Capital – December 7, 2010

End the Fed, America! – SJH

This past Sunday on the CBS program “60 Minutes” Americans received a massive dose of mendacity from our Fed Chairman.

Mr. Bernanke’s shaky delivery, and even shakier logic may cause faith in America’s economic leadership to evaporate faster than the value of our dollar. In particular, Bernanke delivered two massive distortions:

Lie #1 – The Fed Isn’t Printing Money

Bernanke stated: “The amount of currency in circulation is not changing…the money supply is not changing in any significant way. What we’re doing is lowering interest rates by buying Treasury securities.” Given that it is the Treasury Department’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing, not the Fed, that actually prints paper money, his statement is technically correct while substantively false. However, Bernanke is buying bank assets with Fed credit. With such an arrangement, printing becomes unnecessary.

According to gentle Ben, credit created to buy something should not be considered money and has no affect on asset prices? But if that’s true, why is he concentrating his buying in the middle of the Treasury yield curve. His stated purpose is to boost bond prices and lower yields in order to stimulate borrowing and aggregate demand. So pushing up bond prices is an act of inflation. Bernanke similarly contradicts himself by saying that he isn’t creating inflation, while at the same time claiming that his easing campaign is designed to boost asset prices to combat the phantom of deflation.

And by the way, the Fed is causing money supply to increase significantly. The compounded annual growth rate of M2 is over 7% in the last quarter. Apparently in the eyes of the Chairman, a 7% annualized increase in the broad money supply isn’t considered significant.

Lie #2 – Bernanke Is “100% Confident” That The Fed Can Control Inflation

He stated, “We’ve been very, very clear that we will not allow inflation to rise above 2 percent. We could raise interest rates in 15 minutes if we have to. So, there really is no problem with raising rates, tightening monetary policy, slowing the economy, reducing inflation, at the appropriate time.”

He failed to mention that the Fed doesn’t have the will to drain money from the system, without which all tools are useless. The Fed has consistently demonstrated its unwillingness to take the appropriate actions when necessary. In claiming he is 100% confident in his ability to control inflation, Mr. Bernanke ignores the record that during his tenure he has misdiagnosed the economy.

In June of 2006, Bernanke culminated his inflation fighting efforts by raising the Fed Funds target rate to 5.25%, after CPI inflation reached 4.2%. But that interest rate was enough to help burst the housing bubble and to spark an international credit crisis. Bernanke was completely unaware that the Fed actions had created an economy that had become completely addicted to artificially-produced low interest rates and inflation.

Shortly after the collapse of the real estate market and the ensuing truncated deflationary-depression, Bernanke took interest rates to near zero percent. But if the Fed was ever really serious about unwinding excessive leverage, the time had clearly arrived. Instead, the U.S. economy has become more addicted to free money than at any other time in our history.

Commodity prices are soaring once again and the real estate market, banking sector, and the overall economy cling precariously on the arm of government induced bailouts and low interest rates. Even worse, our government has massively increased its level of debt, which now stands at just below $14 trillion. Once the rate of inflation eclipses the Fed’s 2% target rate, which appears likely, how then will the Fed raise rates to contain it?

Could the economy then withstand an increase in the cost of home ownership? Most importantly, when will Mr. Bernanke find it politically tenable to dramatically increase debt service payments for the Federal government? In truth, there is never a convenient time to have a severe recession or a depression. Unfortunately, reality can be extremely inconvenient.

Bernanke was accurate in saying that the economy is not expanding at a sustainable pace. Of course, his prescription was the same as it always is; print more money in the misguided belief that inflation will lead to growth. As such, he indicated that it’s possible that the Fed may actually expand bond purchases beyond the $600 billion announced last month.

(Remember that the $600 billion comes after the $1.7 trillion that has already been printed, which failed to produce anything much beyond a weaker dollar). Therefore, the country can look forward to yet more inflation, continued anemic GDP growth, a poorer citizenry, and a vastly lower standard of living.

On the bright side, the next segment on 60 Minutes outlined some of the new social networking capabilities being created by Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. In other words, although our economic misery will likely increase, it should become much easier to share the bad news with friends.

60 Minutes: Fed Chairman Bernanke On The Economy

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: Take a good look at the image above as Ben Bernanke testifies in front of Congress. Then watch this Zionist shill stammer out his bankster lies… – SJH

Link to original article below…

http://www.europac.net/commentaries/bernanke_60_minutes_2_big_lies

COP16: Climate Change Concern Morphs Into Chemtrail Glee Club

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December 9, 2010: Rady Ananda / Activist Post – December 9, 2010

These freaks refuse to go away! – SJH

In Cancun, Mexico, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is under pressure to overturn the UN ban on chemtrails. This would dissolve an agreement reached in October at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity conference in Japan. In that landmark decision, the 193-member CBD agreed by consensus to a moratorium on geoengineering projects and experiments. The US has not agreed to it. 

Citing profits, the US further refuses to cut greenhouse gas emissions attributed to global warming, the purported concern of the United Nations. Instead, it seeks to expand its geoengineering projects for which hundreds of patents have already been filed. (See sampling below.)

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) opened the Cancun conference last week by discussing geoengineering options that will be further explored in Peru later this year. Such environmental modification (ENMOD) programs include putting mirrors in space, iron seeding the oceans, planting genetically modified forests, and chemtrailing the skies.  Of course, all of these activities are already well underway.

The next UN climate change assessment report, AR5, is due out in November of 2014. It will include geoengineering options, said Indian businessman and economist, Rajendra Pachauri, who chairs the IPCC. In his introductory comments in Cancun, he stated, “The scope of the AR5 has also been expanded over and above previous reports, and would include, for instance, focused treatment of subjects like clouds and aerosols, geo-engineering options,” and the usual climate related issues.

Shady Science and Corporate Profits

The IPCC has been condemned for inflating temperature records and exaggerating estimates of glacial retreat. IPCC chair Rajendra Pachauri has also been criticized for his “extensive interests in companies that stand to benefit from carbon trading,” and for using his position “to attract major funding to his own organization, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), known previously (and concurrently by some), as the Tata Energy Research Institute,” noted the Science and Public Policy Institute in an April 2010 investigative report entitled, “Dr Rajendra Pachauri and the IPCC – No Fossil Fool.”

The Tata Group, “has a total market capitalization worldwide of some $77 billion, with major involvement in energy and energy-related industries, including carbon trading,” reports SPPI.

Tata is also linked to India’s war on tribes. Ongoing corporate ecoterrorism and land grabs led world-renowned author Arundhati Roy to agitate on behalf of indigenous peoples, demanding freedom for the people of Kashmir’s disputed territory. Last week, Delhi filed charges against her for defense of tribes characterizing it as “waging war against the state.” Corporate dominance was slowed, however, when a ‘real Avatar tribe’ won a stunning victory over mining giant, Vedanta Resources, last August. (See the 11-minute, award-winning film, “Mine: Story of a Sacred Mountain.”)

It bears repeating that the man connected to Tata, Mr. Rajendra Pachauri, chairs the IPCC which advises the UN on climate actions.

Global governance on geoengineering has a history of profiteering.  See, e.g., Chief sponsor of landmark climate manipulation conference maintains close financial ties to controversial geo-engineering company, by Joe Romm, Climate Progress, 18 Mar 2010. For a partial list of patents for stratospheric aerial spraying programs from 1917 thru mid-2003, see Lori Kramer’s Patently Obvious: A Partial History of Aerosol and Weather Related Technologies.”

In CASE ORANGE: Contrail Science, Its Impact on Climate and Weather Manipulation Programs Conducted by the United States and Its Allies,” researchers revealed that “the proposed scenario by the IPCC in 2001 is identical to the claims” in Hughes Aircraft’s 1991 patent. Hughes was acquired by Raytheon, a major defense contractor, in 1997.

Delivery systems aren’t the only types of patents related to chemtrails. Aluminum is part of the various metal-chemical cocktails sprayed and is highly toxic to plants, therefore representing a serious threat to normal agriculture. For over thirteen years, biotech scientists have researched aluminum resistant genes in plants, finally isolating one in 2007. Today, a “new generation of genetically engineered crop research” seeks to develop aluminum-resistance in commercial crops.

Environmental watchdog ETC Group notes in its 56-page report, “Geopiracy: The Case Against Geoengineering,” that, “there is a complex web of connections between big capital and the global technofixers, comprised of researchers, multinational corporations and small start-ups, the military establishment and respected think tanks, policy makers and politicians. The non-profit institutions that promote geoengineering are well connected with the private sector.”

On December 6th, energy and environmental ministers from around the world began meeting to discuss a “balanced package of decisions.” Louise Gray at The Telegraph advises, “It is generally agreed that a global deal to cut emissions is unlikely.”

Instead, these UN meetings on climate change appear to be more about protecting pollutive industry practices and promoting another environmentally toxic industry: geoengineering.  It would almost be laughable except for the homicidal and ecocidal affect of such plans.

Blogger Cassandra Anderson recently noted that the ETC Group is partly funded by the Ford Foundation, “known for supporting depopulation.” So far, ETC has adamantly opposed geoengineering, as well as genetic engineering, both suspected depopulation tools. However, ETC also denies current ENMOD activities, saying “there is no actual deployment to govern.”

In “Confronting the ‘futuristic’ branding of geoengineering,” mass perception management and the ETC Group are explored in more detail.

What In The World Are They Spraying (Part 1 of 7)

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: To all of you out there who throughout the years, rather than look at the evidence I have been presenting on Chemtrails for over 12 years now, scoffed instead… Look up, idiots! – SJH

TTR Archive For Chemtrails

https://stevenjohnhibbs.wordpress.com/category/chemtrails/   

Link to original article below…

http://www.activistpost.com/2010/12/un-climate-concern-morphs-into.html

Tests Confirm Gulf Seafood Contain Toxic Oil And Not Safe To Eat

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December 9, 2010: Beth Buczynski / Care 2.com – November 14, 2010

Does anybody really believe that the oil just simply vanished?! – SJH

Test from several independent laboratories have confirmed that Gulf seafood contains a high level of toxic compounds as a result of oil contamination.

BP’s Deepwater Horizon well leaked over 206 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico over a five month period, yet government officials have gone out of their way to assure the public that shrimp, fish, and crab harvested from those waters is completely safe to eat.

Unconvinced, scientists in separate parts of the country tested seafood samples from recently reopened areas that have been deemed “safe” for commercial fishing.

Robert M. Naman, a chemist at ACT Labs in Mobile, Alabama, conducted tests on Gulf shrimp pulled from waters near Louisiana after being contacted by a New Orleans activist. “I wouldn’t eat shrimp, fish or crab caught in the Gulf,” Naman told Raw Story. The seafood Naman tested displayed an unusual high concentration of oil and grease in its digestive tracts: 193 parts-per-million.

The FDA claims that up to 100-PPM of oil and dispersant residue is safe to consume in finned fish, and 500-PPM is allowed for shellfish. Another researcher, Dr. William Sawyer, of the Sanibel, Florida-based Toxicology Consultants & Assessment Specialists, replicated Naman’s findings by testing Gulf shrimp, oysters and finned fish. The only difference? This seafood was on its way to market.

“Once oil enters, it can damage every organ, every system in the body,” Dr. Shaw told Raw Story. “There is no safe level of exposure to this oil, because it contains carcinogens, mutagens that can damage DNA and cause cancer and other chronic health problems. Headaches, nausea, fatigue and rapid changes in mental state have all been identified as human symptoms of ingesting oil contaminants, but long term effects are still unknown.

If the state of the environment is any indication of what might be in store for those that ingest contaminated Gulf seafood, the prognosis is grim. Earlier this week scientists surveying the ocean floor in the Gulf of Mexico said coral reefs near the BP spill site were almost certainly dying from exposure to toxic substances.

Above Normal Levels Of Hydrocarbons In Gulf Seafood

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: I will be moving back down to the Gulf region in February 2011– SJH

Illness Plagues Gulf Residents In BP’s Aftermath

http://www.pacificfreepress.com/news/1/7362-sick-for-the-holidays-gulfs-toxic-effects-continue-.html 

Link to original article below…

http://www.care2.com/causes/environment/blog/tests-confirm-gulf-seafood-toxic-oil/