Newsworthy 05-10-2014

King Obama

Hey! Obama really is like Lincoln!

State cop arrested for assaulting repo man

Sober woman arrested for drunk driving after deputy runs stop sign, crashes into her car
Excerpt:
At 95 pounds, Tanya Weyker may look like a pushover, but don’t be fooled. After all, her spine is made of steel.

“A lot of people are too afraid to stick up for themselves against someone in such high power,” Weyker said.

The DA declined to file charges against Weyker, and Deputy Quiles has admitted he was at fault, but Weyker is still waiting for the County to pay her medical bills. Korb says those bills could top a million dollars, but state law puts a cap of $250,000 on claims against government agencies.

Meanwhile, Weyker has filed a separate complaint against the deputy who arrested her. It could be the precursor to a civil rights lawsuit against the County, for which there is not cap on damages.

Deputy Quiles has not worked in more than a year since the crash. He has exhausted his injury pay and has now filed for permanent duty disability for injuries he suffered in the crash he caused. His application is still pending before the County’s Employee Retirement System.

All of this is happening, despite the fact that reports written at the time of the crash indicate Deputy Quiles suffered only minor injuries and was “treated and released” at Froedtert Hospital.

Researchers Discover Bacteria That Produces Pure Gold
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The gold you see in the photo above was not found in a river or a mine. It was produced by a bacteria that, according to researchers at Michigan State University, can survive in extreme toxic environments and create 24-karat gold nuggets. Pure gold.

Maybe this critter can save us all from the global economic crisis?

Of course not—but at least it can make Kazem Kashefi—assistant professor of microbiology and molecular genetics—and Adam Brown—associate professor of electronic art and intermedia—a bit rich, if only for the show they have put together.

Kashefi and Brown are the ones who have created this compact laboratory that uses the bacteria Cupriavidus metallidurans to turn gold chlroride—a toxic chemical liquid you can find in nature—into 99.9% pure gold.

Clear Backpacks Distributed To Franklin Regional Students
Excerpt:
The school backpack procedure is changing a bit at Franklin Regional High School.

Students will still be allowed to carry traditional backpacks to and from school, but the way they carry their belongings between classes will be different.

For years, students have been using small bags of their choice to carry items such as computer cords, but now they will use new clear bags.

Fairfax aims to downsize home assemblies
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A plan to ban “frequent and large gatherings at neighborhood homes” is a lawsuit waiting to happen, a Fairfax County supervisor predicts.

Officials will get an idea Wednesday when public-comment hearings begin in Virginia’s most populous county.

“I believe the county is risking a lawsuit and/or a constitution challenge by interfering with peoples’ right to assemble,” Supervisor Pat Herrity said in a statement.

The proposed zoning ordinance limits “group assembly” at residences to 49 people a day. Such gatherings “shall not occur more frequently than three times in any 40-day period.”

Here’s the First Look at the New Satanic Monument Being Built for Oklahoma’s Statehouse
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In January the Satanic Temple announced plans to erect a monument glorifying the Dark Lord on the front lawn of the Oklahoma Statehouse. An Indiegogo campaign was launched with what seemed like a somewhat lofty goal of $20,000, but by the time donations ended almost $30,000 had been raised. Now an artist trained in classical sculpture is toiling away in New York, crafting a Baphomet figure sitting beneath an inverted pentagram and flanked by two children gazing upward in loyalty. When it is finished, it will be cast in bronze and, the Satanists hope, eventually displayed in Oklahoma.

Satan in the statehouse

This is what America is coming to…

Martial Law, Detention Camps and Kangaroo Courts: Are We Recreating the Third Reich?
“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”—Martin Niemoller

Despite what some may think, the Constitution is no magical incantation against government wrongdoing. Indeed, it’s only as effective as those who abide by it. However, without courts willing to uphold the Constitution’s provisions when government officials disregard it and a citizenry knowledgeable enough to be outraged when those provisions are undermined, it provides little to no protection against SWAT team raids, domestic surveillance, police shootings of unarmed citizens, indefinite detentions, and the like.

Unfortunately, the courts and the police have meshed in their thinking to such an extent that anything goes when it’s done in the name of national security, crime fighting and terrorism. Consequently, America no longer operates under a system of justice characterized by due process, an assumption of innocence, probable cause and clear prohibitions on government overreach and police abuse. Instead, our courts of justice have been transformed into courts of order, advocating for the government’s interests, rather than championing the rights of the citizenry, as enshrined in the Constitution.

Denninger: “If You Take Out Black-on-Black Homicide… Three Quarters of All Gun Murders Disappear”
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Editor’s Note: If you’ve ever spent some time reading Karl Denninger’s Market Ticker you’ve come to realize that he is a straight-shooter of the highest order. Whether commenting on geo-politics, the economy, corruption or the persistent destruction of our liberties, Denninger doesn’t mince words. His arguments are not only logical in a world plagued by irrationality, but backed up with solid data.

In the following article Denninger details the lies, half-truths and coverups surrounding America’s gun debate and the war on drugs. As it relates to gun control, our government and the politicians running it often cite manipulated statistics in order to push forward their agenda. The goal is to disarm America’s tens of millions of law abiding citizens of their right to bear arms. But as is often the case, Denninger blows their entire argument to smithereens with real facts, showing that the violent crime statistics often used to justify the actions of gun control proponents are created by their very own actions and policies.

This is a set up and most Americans, especially those who subscribe to the notion that government is trying to make everything better, haven’t a clue that they’re being indoctrinated by the very people who have caused the problem.

The Economics Of Marriage
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The marriage rate in the United States has fallen to the lowest level ever recorded. So why is this happening? Well, the truth is that there are a lot of reasons why so many young people are choosing not to get married today. One big reason is money. Young adults in the U.S. are really struggling to find good jobs, and many are hesitant to take a big step like marriage without achieving a certain level of financial security first. And as you will see below, many young adults (especially women) do not even want to date someone that is not employed. In this harsh economic environment, money makes a big difference in the world of romance. Another big reason for the decline of marriage in America is a seismic shift in cultural attitudes. Americans (especially young people) do not place the same kind of importance on marriage and having children that they once did. Instead, more Americans are choosing to “move in together” than ever before. But if the percentage of Americans that choose to get married continues to decline, what is that going to mean for our future, and what is our country going to look like moving forward?

According to a startling new study conducted at Bowling Green University, the marriage rate in America has fallen precipitously over the past 100 years.

Teen Dead After Alabama Police Cut Throat Open To Retrieve Drugs
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A mother claims her 17-year-old son died at the hands of Huntsville Police. Nancy Smith filed a federal lawsuit in March claiming assault and battery, wrongful death and excessive force among other things.

In the suit, Smith alleges her family has not been interviewed by Huntsville Police and that she had been refused a copy of her son’s autopsy report.

Texas Cop Guns Down 93-year-old Woman, But Police ‘Not Ready’ To Say Whether She Was Armed
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Authorities in Hearne, Texas are refusing to say if a 93-year-old woman was armed when a police officer shot her at least five times on Tuesday.

According to KBTX, Pearlie Golden was at her home on Karney Street when she was shot by the Hearne police officer. Golden, who was known as Ms. Sully by her friends, was later pronounced dead after being transported to St. Joseph Hospital.

“Hearne police are not ready to say whether Golden was armed or why the officer felt threatened,” KBTX reported.

Boy Punished At School For Refusing To Stand For Pledge Of Allegiance
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Mason Michalec says he loves his country but just not the government.

“I’m really tired of our government taking advantage of us,” said Michalec. “I don’t agree with the NSA spying on us. And I don’t agree with any of those Internet laws.”

That’s why he’s taken a pledge of sorts to not say the Pledge of Allegiance with classmates.

“I’ve basically said it from the time I was in kindergarten to earlier this year and that’s when I decided I was done saying it.”

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Using a Constitutional Convention for the purpose of usurpation

In 1787 Delegates were sent to a Constitutional Convention for the purpose of amending the Articles of Confederation. What happened instead was the writing and adoption of an entirely new Constitution. This was not an accident, Federalists… particularly Alexander Hamilton and James Madison planned for it to happen.

What was born from this convention was the Constitution for the united States of America.

You may be thinking, “Well, that’s a good thing.” And, to a degree, you are right… however, we were lucky. When those 56 men locked themselves away in secrecy, they were playing by their own rules; for Constitutional Conventions are legally able to determine their own rules.

The Delegates were sent and assembled on behalf of the States for the express purpose of amending the Articles of Confederation; however this purpose was quickly and easily changed once they were gathered.

A fierce debate erupted between the Federalists and the Anti-Federalist as to what direction the Constitution would take. The Federalists wanted a strong central government, some even proposed a Monarchy; the Anti-Federalists wanted to ensure State and Individual Rights.

In the end Compromise won out, however James Madison, a Federalist and chief author of the Constitution, placed in careful wording which to this day has been used to allow the central power of the Federal Government to snowball; chiefly the General Welfare Clause and the Commerce Clause.

I am not suggesting Madison purposefully did this… but I am suggesting the Federalists influences did. In fact, the Anti-Federalists thought their fears justified when the government began functioning under the new Constitution in 1789. With the Federalists in charge, and Alexander Hamilton serving as the Secretary of the Treasury, the stage was set; and the government had a foothold into unchecked power.

With major newspapers favoring the Federalist’s policies (my how little has changed), Thomas Jefferson and James Madison (a bit of a waffler) formed “The National Gazette” to counter; and Philip Freneau was chosen as its editor.

In 1792, seeing what was to come and desiring to warn the masses, Freneau wrote an editorial showing how easy it would be for a Republic to become a Monarchy. Freneau was a man of vision, for the warnings he expressed have come to pass; not necessarily in the building of a King of flesh and blood… but of establishing the almighty Federal Government as King.

You can read the actual editorial at Constitution.org

Paraphrased from the Editorial:
1. Remove any limits the Constitution puts on you, and any popular prejudices, by any means necessary.

2. Remove the stigma of titles by giving them to the most dignified officers, and the elderly, and take advantage of given opportunities to use them to set the example.

3. If at first you fail to accomplish your goal due to public aversion, or fear of causing an uprising, simply set it aside and allow time to curry favor with, or get the public used to, the idea.

4. When attempting to write legislation, resolutions, etc. keep in mind the limits of the Constitution and explain them away… most people will buy anything, and those people may be used to further your own ends.

5. Use the press to further your goals; and remind the people that a King (Federal Government), who is an enemy of the people, will take better care of them than they can take care of themselves.

6. Build up a great public debt; assume the debt of your neighbors; make it perpetual; and put it in as few hands as possible. Complicate the debt, divide it, subdivide it, and make it a mystery that only a few can understand to cinch their advantage over the many.

7. Ensure the Legislative body has a stake in the game; ply their interests against their constituency.

8. Great debt will require great taxes, and great taxes increases government control.

9. Great taxes and Great debt will require a Great bank. Establish a central bank run by the government. The Bank controls the money and is to enrich the entrusted few.

10. Divide and govern. Establish classes of people, and keep them at odds with one another. A “majority vote” can be established by pandering to one class or another for the purpose of the question at hand.

11. Chip away at the Constitution little by little removing boundaries. Occasionally a bold move can be made under a plausible and popular name such as “for the public safety”, or “for the general welfare”, or “for security”. If the people do not easily fall for it, do it on behalf of one class of people or another so that they will rally behind you.

12. Perpetuate external dangers requiring the need for a standing army and an enlarged establishment. Even military defeats can be used as a political victory.

13. Increase the need for taxes and debt by increasing the need for a military. If the people begin to complain about perpetual debt for a temporary service, use Rule 10 above plying as many extraneous motives as will conjure the required majority. Black may become white, good can become evil… just spin it.

14. As you seek to accomplish your goals, keep a particular model close at hand to be used as an example. Be sure that the model encompasses some mixture of your desired goals and “representation” so as to keep the illusion of liberty; however, keep it complicated.

15. Though the change from a Republic to a Monarchy may not occur overnight, be prepared for when it does occur. Charge every man who even thinks that revolution is at hand as being the enemy. Repeat the charge over and over again until such confusion and uncertainty occurs in the people, that they are unaware of where the truth lies. Remove the attention of the people away from the contest at hand.

16. Keep the people asleep so as not to discover your true intentions; or divide them so they cannot resist.

Keeping these rules in mind, and seeing where we have come as a Nation (and the fact that the Federal Government has played the playbook for all it is worth); it is time to put all of this into perspective of where we are heading.

In 1964, the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions (a liberal “think tank” founded in 1959, an offshoot of the Ford Foundation, supported by the Rockefeller Group, spent 10 years and hundreds of thousands of dollars writing a new Constitution with the hopes of putting it in place by getting a Constitutional Convention called.

In 1974, the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions released its final draft in a limited print book entitled “The Emerging Constitution”. The book was written by Rexford G. Tugwell, an economist, political scientist, and Socialist who helped author FDR’s “New Deal”.

After the completion of the proposed Constitution, Nelson Rockefeller (then President of the Senate) introduced bill HCR 28 calling for an unlimited Constitutional Convention in 1976; However, public opposition defeated his efforts. Not to go down easy, Rockefeller renewed his efforts, hiding the purpose of calling a Constitutional Convention by promoting the idea of a Convention for the purpose of adding a Balanced Budget Amendment.

Be aware that Article 5 of the United States Constitution States: “The Congress; whenever two-thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the Legislatures of two-thirds of the several states, shall call a Convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three-fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three-fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be reposed by the Congress.”

Since 1976, 32 of the 34 States required to force the Congress to call a convention have passed a resolution for a Constitutional Convention under the guise of adding a Balanced Budget Amendment. The remaining states which had not passed a Constitutional Convention resolution were: Hawaii, Washington, California, Montana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Maine.

A wary few managed to launch a campaign against the Constitutional Convention, and the juggernaut died down for a while. Realizing the danger Alabama, Florida, and Louisiana rescinded their call. The Nevada House of Representatives “negated” the resolution; however BOTH houses passed the resolution so it is doubtful the “negation” would hold up legally.

This means that 29 of the required 34 were ready for a new Constitutional Convention.

By this time, “Conservatives” jumped on the Constitutional Convention bandwagon as well. Among these groups were the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), National Taxpayers’ Union (NTU) Republican National Committee (RNC) and the Committee on the Constitutional System (CCS). In fact, in 1992 Ross Perot publicly called for a Constitutional Convention stating that we “need a Parliamentary Government” and a “Balanced Budget”.

In 1994, the liberals, refusing to give up their goal, started an effort to create a “Conference of States” headed by Mike Leavitt of Utah and Ben Nelson of Nebraska. It was publicized as a gathering to strengthen state authority under the Tenth Amendment Resolution to pressure the federal government to obey the Constitution. This “Conference of States” was very similar to the Conference of States of 1787 which became the Constitutional Convention (See Mike Leavitt’s Memorandum on the Conference at http://www.sweetliberty.org/issues/concon/leavitt.htm).

One difference between Leavitt’s “Conference” and Rockefeller’s “Convention” was that Leavitt stressed that only 26 States be required to convene the “Conference”; the historical precedent being that only 7 of the original 13 States formed the Constitutional majority that met to “amend” the Articles of Confederation.

Again this was defeated, and the “Conference” never took place; however, in 1996 an effort began again to have the States, via referendum, call a convention for a Balanced Budget Amendment after Congress failed to get the two-thirds majority vote. Remember, only 5 States needed to ratify as 29 already had (unless Alabama, Florida, and Louisiana’s rescinded ratification were discounted). Fortunately, this effort failed again.

Never undaunted, a call for a Balanced Budget Amendment has reared its head once again. Louisiana and Florida have reasserted their call for a convention. Ohio has since called for a convention. Michigan has now called for one.

It seems that the Federal Government now has all of their ducks in a row, and we are about to lose our liberty, and the Country our Forefather’s founded will be a distant memory. It seems that the planning of the Federalists paid off.

The stage is set, the Constitution is written, the timelines are in place, and almost everyone is a victim of Rule 16.