Thursday, May 15, 2014

The State Of The Union

The headlines say it all. If you are reading this and you are not currently residing in the U.S., this is still important because it serves as a reflection of where the entire world is headed: Totalitaranism and the Tribulation - and both are coming towards us as fast as a freight train:

The government is robbing ranchers of their livelihood again, only this time the ranchers have broken no laws.
The federal government – the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) now under the leadership of Harry Reid’s former top aide – closed down access to New Mexico ranchers’ land for the nonsensical reason that it was to protect the New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse.

Rancher Kit Laney, and a number of New Mexico Ranchers are all locked in a vicious battle with the federal government over land that the Feds are now claiming ownership of, land the Laney family has claims to going all the way back to 1883.
The government placed gates blocking his cattles’ access to a creek in the Lincoln National Forest. About 20 local ranchers were also affected, all of whom have watering rights to the creek and have been using the land for decades.

Otero County, New Mexico officials are fighting back. They told the Bureau of Land Management to remove the gates. All BLM has done is cut a ten foot opening in the fence as if the cattle can find their way through an opening that size.

US Fish and Wildlife plan to declare the Jumping Mouse endangered and have been staking out its territory, much of which is used by ranchers or owned privately. That won’t stop the BLM.

Environmentalists, undoubtedly encouraged by the government, asked that the mouse be protected in areas in New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado. An April 8 announcement in the Federal Register stated that they planned to make this worthless mouse an endangered species. It will be done by June 2014.

The mouse hibernates for 9 months out of the year and jumps high. That’s it! That’s its contribution to our nation.
Unlike the Cliven Bundy situation, the ranchers own the rights to the water under New Mexico law, but the creek is within the federally owned forest. The ranchers have broken no laws.
The BLM got a little smarter this time. They didn’t go in with guns drawn, they are stealing the land through the courts.

“The Forest Service is coming in and saying, ‘We’re in charge of the water and the water is part of the forest,’” said Sheriff House. “It’s a control issue, and they’re trying to push the rancher out. They’re using every excuse in the book. One area is a riparian area. One area is critical habitat. One area might be for endangered species.
The ranchers are very concerned that the cattle won’t survive because they can’t get to the water.

[Just a note: "submachine guns" their words, not mine. Additionally, the above headline could read the same with "IRS", "BLM", "Post Office", DHS,  etc...]

A May 7th solicitation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeks “the commercial acquisition of submachine guns [in] .40 Cal. S&W.”
According to the solicitation, the Dept. of Agriculture wants the guns to have an “ambidextrous safety, semiautomatic or 2 round [bursts] trigger group, Tritium night sights front and rear, rails for attachment of flashlight (front under fore group) and scope (top rear), stock collapsible or folding,” and a “30 rd. capacity” magazine.
They also want the submachine guns to have a “sling,” be “lightweight,” and have an “oversized trigger guard for gloved operation.”

Why the ---- would the USDA need 40 caliber submachine guns? I’ll tell you why… the USDA oversees the Forest Service and the BLM. The BLM is in bed with the EPA. Obama’s new homeland military is all of the above and they are arming to the teeth.

Just today, three more instances of land grabbing crossed my desk:
I’m not a violent person. I believe in Constitutional law and resolution, but if there ever was an issue that could cause violent revolt in this country, it would either be the seizure of guns or land or both. We had better stop the EPA/BLM militarization, shut them down and rein in these rogue courts before we have another civil war on our hands. You can only push Americans so far and we are at a tipping point.

Pennsylvania, get ready to have your Constitutional rights violated when you are pulled over. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has decided to rock the citizens of that state with a fascist overreach that could be a chilling precedent for Constitutional violations nationwide.
According to the court, police officers no longer need to have a search warrant to search your car. Just subjective probable cause. In a 4 to 2 ruling in Commonwealth v. Gary, Pennsylvania just took a dark turninvalidating the rights of their citizens:

Rudovsky says Article I, Section 2 of the Pennsylvania Constitution had been interpreted to provide broader protection that the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution. Police had to contact a judge during a stop, either via phone or radio, for permission to conduct a car search. Rudovsky says the new ruling means police, not a judge can decide whether to search.
“Now if police officers have probable cause– a good faith belief that a crime has been committed, they can search your car without having to first obtain a warrant,” he says.
“The district attorneys offices will say this is about drugs and guns and that is true, but it does not end there,” says James Funt, an attorney with Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores.
“Whatever is in the car can be searched,” he says, “it’s a slippery slope.”

A “slippery slope” indeed… right off a cliff. This ruling means you have less privacy in your cars than your home. You have less of a right to privacy in your private property – your personal effects. It’s a very small jump from this to your homes and person. If your cell phone or laptop are in your car, guess what? They will be seized and searched. This does not end with guns and drugs. Look at how Conservatives are being targeted by the IRS. We all know where this is heading.
Pennsylvania is already notorious for excessive stopping of drivers, frisking and the targeting of minorities. Minorities can include a whole host of targets. The right to intrude has increased exponentially here. We are sliding into a state that no longer recognizes your Constitutional rights. This should send a chill down every patriot’s spine.
Remember, governments are very good at being very bad…

Glenn Greenwald, the journalist behind the Edward Snowden leaks, savaged the “pro-government journalists” ubiquitous throughout the American media, accusing The Washington Post and others of making journalism “neutered and impotent and obsolete.”
Greenwald spoke with Amy Goodman on the left-wing radio and TV program “Democracy Now” about the politics behind his Pulitzer Prize-winning reports on the NSA’s domestic surveillance activities.
“I don’t think there’s any secret about the fact that the journalism I advocate for and engage in is controversial among a large clatch of what I would call ‘establishment journalists,’” Greenwald said. “I’ve been a very vociferous critic of how the establishment media in the United States conducts itself and that’s created a lot of animosity, even before the Edward Snowden story.”

 But he singled out The Washington Post — who shared the same Pulitzer with Greenwald and the UK-based The Guardian — for reporting that often demonstrates a more lapdog than watchdog mentality.

Remember when the story about the “phony” IRS scandal broke last year, and the Obama administration placed the blame on a few rogue employees in an IRS office in Ohio?
New emails released by Judicial Watch yesterday show that IRS headquarters in D.C. were actually in control of the targeting of Tea Party and conservative groups – and prove that the Obama administration lied when it tried to pin the scandal on that small local office in Cincinnati.
Yesterday, Judicial Watch released a new batch of IRS documents that show the true origin of the IRS targeting. Hint: It wasn’t that small IRS office in Ohio:

Judicial Watch today released a new batch of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) documents revealing that its handling of Tea Party applications was directed out of the agency’s headquarters in Washington, DC. The documents also show extensive pressure on the IRS by Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) to shut down conservative-leaning tax-exempt organizations. The IRS’ emails by Lois Lerner detail her misleading explanations to investigators about the targeting of Tea Party organizations.

One key email string from July 2012 confirms that IRS Tea Party scrutiny was directed from Washington, DC. On July 6, 2010, Holly Paz (the former Director of the IRS Rulings and Agreements Division and current Manager of Exempt Organizations Guidance) asks IRS lawyer Steven Grodnitzky “to let Cindy and Sharon know how we have been handling Tea Party applications in the last few months.” Cindy Thomas is the former director of the IRS Exempt Organizations office in Cincinnati and Sharon Camarillo was a Senior Manager in their Los Angeles office. Grodnitzky, a top lawyer in the Exempt Organization Technical unit (EOT) in Washington, DC, responds:

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton explained the implications of the new information:

“These new documents show that officials in the IRS headquarters were responsible for the illegal delays of Tea Party applications. It is disturbing to see Lois Lerner mislead the IRS’ internal investigators about her office’s Tea Party targeting. These documents also confirm the unprecedented pressure from congressional Democrats to go after President Obama’s political opponents. The IRS scandal has now ensnared Congress.”

As disturbing as all of this is, Heritage legal expert Hans von Spakovsky has released anew paper that exposes potentially worse news. Von Spakovsky explains new regulations the IRS has proposed. He explained that the proposed rules would:
  • ignore Supreme Court precedents and the Internal Revenue Code;
  • fail to provide clear guidance to citizens and organizations attempting to comply with the Code and accompanying regulations; and
  • threaten to restrict or violate the First Amendment rights of Americans. (source)

The documents reveal that the stalling of conservative applications was directed from the IRS Headquarters in Washington DC and Michigan Senator Carl Levin pressured the IRS to target tax-exempt conservative groups.

The documents discussed above as well as other documents released by Judicial Watchindicate that key Washington personnel of the IRS were involved in the decisions to delay the 501(c)(3) applications of conservative tea party organizations and at least one Democratic Party Senator was doing his best to pressure the IRS to make those targeting decisions.
Once again Judicial Watch has proven that a scandal called bogus by Democrats, is worth much further and closer investigation.

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