Tuesday, September 16, 2014

From the Memory Hole


Houston – This guy is from old-line upstate New Yorker origins, looks like he just stepped out of a Washington Irving tale, and claims multi-generations of relations with a long line of “poor fellow soldiers of Christ of the Temple of Solomon at Jerusalem,” the famed Knights Templar of the Crusades.
Until you get a chance to talk to the man, you don’t really grasp the burning anger that drives his need.
Judson Witham has spent years upon years making smirking, half-insulting videos in which he makes obscure references to people and places that seem so remote from the normal person’s life that one gets lost in the blur. The simple truth is, he is here to tell all comers, is he got ripped off by bankers and public officials he feels he can prove have deceived he and millions of other people to the tune of trillions of dollars raised through illicit means to finance undeclared, clandestine wars they can’t begin to pay for from the public coffers of the U.S. Treasury.
How?

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Constitutional amendment to nullify Citizen United v. FEC


SENATE TO VOTE ON CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT MONDAY, SEPT. 8 – SJR 19 would nullify Citizen United v. FEC
Citizen United v. F.E.C. Is a landmark high court decision handed down in 2010 that granted First Amendment rights to corporations and political action committees to buy and pay for political advertisements, granting those legal entities the same right to political speech as individuals. Backers of the litigation included such deep pockets conservative luminaries as the Koch Brothers, funders of many astroturf Tea Party conservative causes. These Senators seek to nullify that right through this constitutional amendment, which if it passes both houses by a super majority of three-quarters, will be sent to be ratified by at least three-fourths of the 50 states.
 
Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico is the author of the amendment, which was backed by petition signatures of more than two million voters. He stated that the proposed amendment is about “restoring the First Amendment so it applies equally to all Americans.” He went on to say that “our access to constitutional rights and our ability to participate in the democratic process should not be based on our net worth.”

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Drug Corridor

C-D-G stands for "Cartel del Golfo," on of coastal Mexico's largest smugglers
No Man’s Land – Brownsville – In a spy vs. spy dispute that looks like it might be a double cross, federal agents kept armed volunteers busy in a dispute over whether a volunteer citizen soldier had the right to carry a weapon on private property.
When K.C. Massey’s armed volunteer III%er’s arrived at their post in “no man’s land” with intentions to keep a watch for persons attempting to cross the river from Mexico, they didn’t realize they were smack dab in the “corridor” drug smugglers use to bring in contraband through a wooded area of a wildlife refuge.
They got there at the invitation of a caretaker who said he needed help cleaning up garbage and trash left behind by smugglers. It helps when you need to determine if they have come through since the latest time you perused their tracks.
As they settled down to wait, they saw a man whistling and beckoning to others who were out of their line of vision, followed by Border Patrol Agents who had agreed to let them help force illegals into an ambush by pursuing them down the wooded path.
Things came to a screeching halt, and the agents detained K.C., Wolf, and Jesus for 5 hours before Sheriff’s officers made a decision to confiscate their weapons and a video camera in an investigation of the shooting incident. Meanwhile, the smugglers ostensibly went their merry way.
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To live in "no man's land"


Southmost” – Brownsville, Texas – Cuban Alfredo Monsees lives in “no man’s land,”  a neighborhood the locals jokingly call “the gated community,” which lies between the Rio Grande and the fabled border wall, cut off from America by a tall fence of steel pickets that cuts through his land.
He’s lived on his grandfather’s 34-acre farm most of his life. His father rode with Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata, raiding and skirmishing along the Texas border because, “He knew that if there is no middle class, there is no possibility the people of Mexico may accumulate wealth.” A rotund, russet-colored man, “Rusty” is 66 and lives on about $750 per month in Social Security benefits.
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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Border Patrol Agent fires at militia


We really don’t need the militia here… It just creates a problem from my point of view, because we don’t know who they are.” – Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio
Brownsville – To catch people making an illegal crossing from Mexico, you search for the place where they have left their trash in the well-worn grooves of the “porous” U.S.-Mexican border.
They drop plastic jugs, garbage sacks, empty food containers, all the stuff men and women on the move leave behind while they hide and wait their chance to make an illegal foray into the land of the Big Store.
Members of the Three Percent – so-called because historians estimate that only about three percent of the population actually participated in the American Revolution as it surged and raged around the colonial population – have volunteered to clear away trash at known trafficking sites, then wait to see who comes their way, looking for signs of new deposits of the cruddy stuff people on the move leave behind.
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Friday, August 22, 2014

To smack down the tax man...


Six Shooter Junction – Some of the people who collect taxes in McLennan County, Texas, let the tax appraisers know they think they’re crooked.
The city dads at Robinson and the board members at McLennan County Community College don’t aim to pay as big a share as the Appraisal District has them down for in the coming fiscal year – up by 29.77%  in the college district’s case.
Robert E. Cervenka, city manager at Robinson called for Chief Appraiser Andrew J. Hahn, Jr., to step down “to allow for new direction within the organization.”
Aside from a 5% across the board salary increase for staff members in a county that hasn’t seen even cost of living increases for public servants in several years, there’s the issue of the nearly breathtaking judgment of nearly a half-million dollars the appraisal district sustained in a dispute with former landlord Hoppenstein Properties of Amarillo over breaking a lease at its former downtown headquarters across the street from the courthouse.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Grand jurors use 'envelope method' to test insularity and access to system


Dixie County, Florida – The four of them headed up the highway to Tallahassee so they could meet with state officials about their efforts to indict the State’s Attorney for jury tampering, the local school superintendent for blocking parental control over curriculum by inserting Common Core instead of a traditional course of studies.

The Common Law Citizens Grand Jury had returned true bills of indictment, and the Sheriff forwarded them to a state agency called the Florida Department of Law Enforcement at the State Capital, a two-hour drive from this rural county located on the fabled shores of the Suwanee River. Population, 16,000, with one major state highway, a half-hour’s drive west of Gainesville on the quietest part of the Gulf Coast.
The meeting was a study in the grim realities of intimidation by seasoned bureaucrats, according to Rodger Dowdell, Florida state coordinator for the National Liberty Alliance. It’s a New York movement that is aiming to return the power to file information, presentments and indictments to We The People, a God-given right, as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, and the Magna Carta of 1215, many centuries before.
These people are trained interrogators,” Dowdell said, his voice a reedy electronic wheeze as it came over the conference call. In the early stages of the conversation, they “pummeled us with questions,” he told the national audience listening in. A female investigator from the state cops was particularly hostile. “We were having trouble getting a word in…If you really don’t have your head together, she will pick you apart.”
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