• Anti Federalist

    by Published on 09-25-2018 06:19 PM

    Stormy Daniels and “Peak Oil”

    https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2018...-and-peak-oil/

    By eric - September 25, 20189338

    Everyone knows about Stormy Daniels. How many know that the United States is now a net exporter of oil? That more oil and natural gas are produced here, inside than the United States, than the Unites States needs for its own purposes – and that we sell the surplus to other countries?

    Whatever happened to “Peak Oil”?

    Weren’t we supposed to be running out of oil?

    They – the government and the mainstream press – have been saying just that since the early ’70s and their saying so served as the justification for velocity rationing (the infamous Drive 55 national maximum speed ...
    by Published on 07-29-2018 11:07 AM

    Welcome to the Quiet Skies
    https://apps.bostonglobe.com/news/na...a-quiet-skies/
    By Jana Winter
    July 28, 2018

    Federal air marshals have begun following ordinary US citizens not suspected of a crime or on any terrorist watch list and collecting extensive information about their movements and behavior under a new domestic surveillance program that is drawing criticism from within the agency.

    The previously undisclosed program, called “Quiet Skies,” specifically targets travelers who “are not under investigation by any agency and are not in the Terrorist Screening Data Base,” according to a Transportation Security Administration bulletin in March.

    The internal bulletin describes the program’s goal as thwarting threats to commercial aircraft “posed by unknown or partially known terrorists,” and gives the agency broad discretion over which air travelers to focus on and how closely they are tracked.

    But some air marshals, in interviews and internal communications shared with the Globe, say the program has them tasked with shadowing travelers who appear to pose no real threat — a businesswoman who happened to have traveled through a Mideast hot spot, in one case; a Southwest Airlines flight attendant, in another; a fellow federal law enforcement officer, in a third.

    It is a time-consuming and costly assignment, they say, which saps their ability to do more vital law enforcement work.

    TSA officials, in a written statement to the Globe, broadly defended the agency’s efforts to deter potential acts of terror. But the agency declined to discuss whether Quiet Skies has intercepted any threats, or even to confirm that the program exists.

    Release of such information “would make passengers less safe,” spokesman James Gregory said in the statement.

    Already under Quiet Skies, thousands of unsuspecting Americans have been subjected to targeted airport and inflight surveillance, carried out by small teams of armed, undercover air marshals, government documents show. The teams document whether passengers fidget, use a computer, have a “jump” in their Adam’s apple or a “cold penetrating stare,” among other behaviors, according to the records.

    More at link: https://apps.bostonglobe.com/news/na...a-quiet-skies/
    by Published on 07-18-2018 09:48 PM

    You're not going anywhere, prole.



    Splitting up California: State Supreme Court takes initiative off ballot

    https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics...s-13085880.php

    Bob Egelko July 18, 2018 Updated: July 18, 2018 5:12 p.m.

    The state Supreme Court decided Wednesday that California will remain intact geographically, at least for now, while it decides whether the voters can consider a proposal to divide the Golden State into three new states.

    The three-state initiative, Proposition 9, had gathered enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot. Nine days after opponents filed suit, the court issued a unanimous order removing the measure from the ballot ...
    by Published on 03-12-2018 02:35 PM

    And in reading the bill, there is no mention of compensation.

    State Congress Passes Bill to Confiscate Legal Guns from All 18-20-year-olds
    By Matt Agorist - March 11, 2018

    The Illinois House has passed a bill that will force legal gun owners to turn in their weapons to the government or become criminals overnight.

    Illinois — The Illinois House has passed a bill that will require legal gun owners to hand over ownership of heretofore legally possessed guns. Now, this most tyrannical bill has moved to the Senate and is one step away from becoming law.

    The bill, HB 1465 was sponsored in the House by Rep. Michelle Mussman (D-Schaumburg) and passed with a vote of 64-51 last month.

    The legislation would prohibit anyone ...
    by Published on 04-25-2017 03:00 PM

    Cops Detain Entire School, Illegally Search/Grope 900 Kids — Find NOTHING, Parents Furious
    By Matt Agorist - April 24, 2017

    Worth County, GA — Children feel violated, parents are furious, and a lawsuit is getting filed after the Worth County Sheriff’s office conducted an illegal search of 900 students — in the name of the war on drugs. The rights-violating intrusive and aggressive patdowns and drug dog searches yielded absolutely nothing.

    On April 14, when the students of Worth County High School returned from spring break, they arrived at school to find a police state had taken over. The sheriff and his deputies — with no probable cause — detained and illegally searched every single child in the school, all 900 of them.

    When kids went
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    by Published on 04-12-2017 12:20 PM
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    The Orange Balloon Deflates
    By eric - April 12, 2017

    Trump could not replace – much less repeal – Obamacare. So, instead, he did what Republicans do best: Bomb foreigners, remotely.

    Even the Chimp-esque, Oceania tis’ for thee verbiage is back.

    Remember “Saddam”? The first-name personalization of the Enemy of Freedom? Now it’s Assad. And, of course, Assad is the leader of a regime. The Assad Regime.

    It sounds like an ‘80s hair band.

    It is never the Trump Regime. Only regimes being targeted by the regime in Washington are regimes.

    God, my teeth ache.

    I had hope – small, but some – that Trump understood or at least wanted to change the pattern of a fatwa’ing federal government – and ...
    by Published on 04-08-2017 05:24 PM

    Hooded, Handcuffed, ‘Violated’: Cops Force Catheterize 3yo Boy, Man for Drug Urinalysis

    By Matt Agorist
    April 8, 2017

    Pierre, SD — In all the years the Free Thought Project has been reporting on police misconduct and government corruption, we’ve seen some vile, horrific, and nightmarish acts committed by those sworn to protect. However, a recent case getting exposed by the ACLU of South Dakota may be one of the most insanely cruel and horrifying acts committed by police in the name of the drug war — and they’re doing it to children too.

    To find out if a person has traces of an arbitrary substance deemed illegal by the state, cops are torturing adults and children alike.

    Dirk Sparks recalls that horrid night that it happened to him. “It was degrading,” Sparks said. “I was angry. I felt like my civil rights were being violated.”

    The nightmare began when police responded to an incident, in which Sparks had done nothing wrong, at his home. However, one officer said he saw Sparks being “fidgety,” so police claimed the right to test his urine.

    Because Sparks refused to pee in a cup for cops, they arrested him and brought him to the hospital.

    “I didn’t actually think they were going to go through with it,” Sparks said of the event which left him in pain for weeks and an emotional toll which is still there today. “Even when we went to the hospital, I thought it was a threat.”

    But cops followed through with their threat.

    ...

    But it’s not just adults these sadistic cops torture either — it’s their children.

    Kristen Hunter’s boyfriend was on probation when he failed a routine urinalysis. So, multiple cops showed up at her house, along with a Department of Social Services employee and demanded her and her kids produce urine to see if they too had drugs in their system. Hunter’s children were 3 and 5-years-old at the time.

    Police told Hunter that if her kids couldn’t pee on demand that they would be taken from her. Luckily, Hunter and her 5-year-old daughter were able to produce a sample. However, the young boy, who wasn’t potty trained yet, was unable to go.

    Police and social workers then held down the child and sexually assaulted him via forced catheterization.

    “They just shoved it right up there, and he screamed so bad,” Hunter said.

    Because these sadistic cops and social worker were apparently filthy at the time, the poor young toddler contracted a staph infection from the process. “He’s still dealing with a staph infection, and we are still giving him medication,” said Hunter.
    more:
    http://thefreethoughtproject.com/for...-man-violated/
    by Published on 02-20-2017 04:00 PM

    Less waste, more participation, increased choice and quality and still manages to feed the poor.

    Imagine that?

    Penn-Trafford High meal service in black after leaving National School Lunch Program

    http://triblive.com/local/westmorela...rogram-lunches

    Patrick Varine | Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, 11:00 p.m.

    In previous years when they headed to lunch, Penn-Trafford High School students had to wait in longer lines for fewer choices, and the district's food-service program was losing money.

    This year, administrators chose to have the high school opt out of the National School Lunch Program, and they are on pace to be back in the black, budget-wise.

    “We've lost, to date, about $40,000 ...
    by Published on 12-26-2016 09:00 PM

    Matt Agorist
    December 23, 2016




    Mansfield, OH — If a dozen men armed with assault rifles drove up to your house, smashed out your doors and windows, ransacked your belongings, and robbed you of your hard-earned money — this story would undoubtedly be on news channels across the country. People would quickly arm themselves and groups would form to protect neighborhoods from the dangers of the armed gangs robbing and pillaging people. However, when these armed groups of robbers wear a badge on their chest, this plunder becomes justice and the members become heroes.

    People would quickly arm themselves and groups would form to protect neighborhoods from the dangers of the armed gangs robbing and pillaging people. However, when these armed gangs of robbers wear a badge on their chest, this plunder becomes justice and the gang members become heroes.

    Across the country, it is estimated that SWAT teams are deployed hundreds of times — every day. The overwhelming majority of these raids are not used to rescue hostages, or break up human trafficking nests — they are to enforce the drug war.

    Since the 1980s, SWAT raids have increased by 2,500 percent from a mere 3,000 raids a year, to upwards of 80,000.

    Citing the wars on drugs and terror to rationalize their actions, federal assistance from the DOD’s 1033 Program and the DOJ’s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant has been escalating the militarization of American police forces — for decades.

    By sidestepping the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, the U.S. government has blurred the divisions between the military and the police. And all of this has been done to prevent people from possessing arbitrary substances.

    A riveting new documentary by Vanish Films, directed by Craig Atkinson, titled Do Not Resist, takes a look inside this phenomenon of militarized police enforcing arbitrary drug laws.

    more:
    http://thefreethoughtproject.com/wat...team-pot-raid/
    by Published on 12-21-2016 12:30 PM

    Innocent Mother Kidnapped by Cops, Jailed 7 Weeks, Because of 20yo Clerical Error
    By Claire Bernish - December 21, 2016

    Chicago, IL — A Chicago mother of a six-year-old boy found herself behind bars for 49 days, without bail or recourse — missing his birthday and Thanksgiving — because inept bureaucrats made an egregious clerical error.

    Indeed, Latasha Eatman might be lucky she didn’t have a lengthier stay in a cage — the error was only discovered when a Cook County Sheriff’s Official ordered an audit of first time offenders currently housed in the jail.

    More than two decades after a judge dismissed a community service order for minor marijuana possession, Eatman’s nightmarish captivity began, courtesy of a series of blunders that never should
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    by Published on 11-21-2016 11:24 PM

    I fully support this, and am going to donate to the cause.


    Secessionists formally launch quest for California's independence

    http://www.latimes.com/politics/esse...htmlstory.html

    Supporters of a plan for California to secede from the union took their first formal step Monday morning, submitting a proposed ballot measure to the state attorney general’s office in the hopes of a statewide vote as soon as 2018.

    Marcus Ruiz Evans, the vice president and co-founder of Yes California, said his group had been planning to wait for a later election, but the presidential election of Donald Trump sped up the timeline.

    “We’re doing ...
    by Published on 10-12-2016 03:55 PM

    A new documentary on militarized police focuses on mundane, everyday, "legitimate" abuses.

    Jesse Walker
    Oct. 3, 2016

    I haven't seen the new documentary Do Not Resist, but Radley Balko's review at The Washington Post makes it sound like a must-watch. According to Balko, the movie avoids the sort of footage that usually dominates discussions of abusive policing: You don't see anyone killed, you don't see anyone beaten, you don't see a SWAT team storming the wrong address. "What makes this movie so powerful," he writes, "is its terrifying portrayal of the mundanities of modern policing."

    It's one thing to read about a "dynamic entry" drug raid in which the police mistakenly or intentionally kill someone, or in which someone mistakenly or intentionally kills a police officer. It's awful and tragic and unnecessary. "Do Not Resist" doesn't show one of those. It instead shows the sort of drug raid that's far more common. The movie depicts the raid from the beginning, as the officers from the Richland County Sheriff's Department tactical team are meeting to discuss strategy. Some are wearing T-shirts with the tactical team's logo. It's a human skull imposed over two crossed AR-15s.

    There are no children at the residence, the lead officer assures his colleagues. (There were.) There would be a significant quantity of illegal drugs at the house, another says. (There weren't.) The tactical team then proceeds to raid the home of a black family in Richland County. Most officers storm the front door with their guns while one shatters some side windows as a distraction. Minutes go by. The officers' body language eventually shows signs of frustration as their search for contraband continues to come up empty. Finally, someone finds a book bag with traces of marijuana at the bottom—not enough to smoke, much less sell. They arrest a young black man with long braids for possession....

    [The arrestee] runs a landscaping company to help pay for his education. The man later tells the officer that he was on his way to pick up some lawnmowers that morning. Knowing that he's about to be arrested, he asks the officer if he could tell his employee that he was arrested and won't be able to pick up the lawnmowers. He then gives the officer $876 in cash and asks it to give it to his employee to go pick up the mowers, along with a weed-eater.

    Instead, the officer confiscates the money under civil asset forfeiture laws.
    The rest of the review is here, and a trailer is below:




    http://reason.com/blog/2016/10/03/wh...buse-is-normal
    by Published on 06-21-2016 03:30 PM

    Mass Shooting Myth — U.S. Homicide Rate Hits 51-year Low as Gun Ownership Increased 141%

    Jay Syrmopoulos - June 21, 2016

    http://thefreethoughtproject.com/mas...increased-141/

    In the wake of the Orlando nightclub massacre, politicians have attempted to use the tragedy as means of garnering public support for increased gun control measures. Four pieces of knee-jerk gun control legislation were defeated in Congress yesterday, but the debate surrounding gun rights continues unabated.

    The new narrative is that “mass shootings,” defined by the FBI as 3 or more people killed in one incident, are at epidemic level and thus require society to increase restrictions on gun ownership ...
    by Published on 06-01-2016 08:29 AM

    Glenn Beck Suspended From SiriusXM Radio Over Comments About Trump

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/...b02912b24129b2

    SiriusXM Radio on Tuesday suspended talk show host Glenn Beck after Beck spoke with a guest who expressed hope that a “patriot will step up” to remove Donald Trump from office, should he win the presidency.

    The satellite station suspended Beck’s program for the coming week and implied that the future of the show may be in doubt, based on comments from Beck that have been interpreted as an endorsement of anti-Trump violence should the presumptive Republican nominee win in November.

    The controversy erupted when Beck agreed with conservative author Brad Thor, a frequent guest, ...
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