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Friday, May 31, 2013

John McCain's Television Consumer Freedom Act


So, I got an email from FreePress.net pretty much championing Mr. McCain's little Television Consumer Freedumb Act. I haven't given a shit about this man John McCain in quite a while... he's just another worthless career politician roach infesting office. But when reading the email FreePress.net sent me I was reminded how movements are circumvented and/or pacified... as I said they were heralding McCain's bill.

Here's what they had to say:

Thankfully Sen. John McCain has introduced the Television Consumer Freedom Act,1 a bill that would allow us to pay for cable channels individually, giving us more control over what we choose to buy and watch.

Forced bundling is a symptom of our dysfunctional, competition-free cable system in which content providers (ESPN, Fox News, HBO) collude with cable companies (Comcast, Time Warner Cable) to push us into paying for hundreds of channels we don’t want — and to keep our cable and broadband bills climbing higher and higher.

Sen. McCain’s bill wouldn’t outlaw bundling. But it would provide incentives for cable companies to offer an “a la carte” option in which consumers would pay only for the channels they want.
I sent them an email asking them the following:

Why are you not crusading against the cable rackets control of markets and stifling of competition in what is supposed to be a "free market"??? Sorry, but giving cable companies "incentives" is ridiculous... and so is Mr. John McCain. 
Stupid me... here all along, I thought those selling products were the ones to provide incentives to their prospective clients, not the other way around. I, of course, received nothing but silence in return.

Americans need to wake up to two facts:
  1. You do not live in a true democracy.
  2. There is no such thing as free markets... the American economy is not based on capitalism - it is now a degree of fascism, where corporations are the power behind government and are accountable to no one.
How is it that we allow these corporations such as Cox, Time Warner, Comcast, and others, to draw up agreements to control the markets in certain areas while stifling and controlling competition??? Does one require anything more to come to the realization that the FCC is a sham?

It pisses me off to no end to know that Cox Communications can provide me with the worst service I have ever experienced, and yet, I have no other choices.

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Gerald Celente - Trends In The News - "The War On Fun!"


"Russia boosts it's military presence in Syria, US Assistant Secretary of Defense: Michael A. Sheehan said "it suits us very well to continue this war for at least 10-20 years" & you thought .08 was tough on the breathalyzer, well it may change to .05!"

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While my aim will never be to cater to Coast to Coast AM fans, I do think there is something to this phenomenon... I'll leave it at that. I think it's a little early to presume this is a deathbed confession... wish this man luck.

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Goodbye Ray Manzarek


Ray Manzarek, Founding Member of The Doors, Passes Away at 74


Ray Manzarek, keyboardist and founding member of The Doors, passed away today at 12:31PM PT at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany after a lengthy battle with bile duct cancer. He was 74. At the time of his passing, he was surrounded by his wife Dorothy Manzarek, and his brothers Rick and James Manczarek.

Manzarek is best known for his work with The Doors who formed in 1965 when Manzarek had a chance encounter on Venice Beach with poet Jim Morrison. The Doors went on to become one of the most controversial rock acts of the 1960s, selling more than 100-million albums worldwide, and receiving 19 Gold, 14 Platinum and five multi-Platinum albums in the U.S. alone. "L.A.Woman," "Break On Through to the Other Side," "The End," "Hello, I Love You," and "Light My Fire" were just some of the band's iconic and ground-breaking songs. After Morrison's death in 1971, Manzarek went on to become a best-selling author, and a Grammy-nominated recording artist in his own right. In 2002, he revitalized his touring career with Doors' guitarist and long-time collaborator, Robby Krieger.

"I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and bandmate Ray Manzarek today," said Krieger. "I'm just glad to have been able to have played Doors songs with him for the last decade. Ray was a huge part of my life and I will always miss him."

Manzarek is survived by his wife Dorothy, brothers Rick and James Manczarek, son Pablo Manzarek, Pablo's wife Sharmin and their three children Noah, Apollo and Camille. Funeral arrangements are pending. The family asks that their privacy be respected at this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, please make a memoriam donation in Ray Manzarek's name at www.standup2cancer.org.


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Say "Hi" to Jim for us. Now, please help guide consciousness on this planet so that we don't destroy this world and everything in it... and The Doors legacy will continue.

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Gang of 8 Bill Would Legalize Tens Of Thousands Of Illegal Aliens With Criminal Convictions


Donna Anderson
Infowars.com
May 20, 2013


According to Center for Immigration Studies, if the amnesty bill proposed by Senators Schumer and Rubio should pass as it stands, tens of thousands of illegal immigrants with criminal convictions will automatically become full-fledged United States citizens. Who knows? One of them might become your neighbor.

Jessica Vaugh, Center for Immigration Studies, examined the most recent data from ICE’s Secure Communities program. This program alerts ICE when a non-citizen with a record in the DHS databases is arrested by a local or federal law enforcement agency.

“I found that nearly half of the criminal aliens who were removed under this program in the last six months are offenders who would qualify for legal status under the terms of the Schumer-Rubio bill. This amnesty would significantly curtail ICE’s interior enforcement programs, benefiting tens of thousands of criminal aliens.”

“In the most recent six-month reporting period (October 1, 2012, to March 31, 2013), ICE removed 38,547 aliens who had been identified as a result of an arrest by another agency. Of these, 45 percent (17,208) were lesser offenders who would be eligible for legalization under the Schumer-Rubio amnesty. These were classified as Level 3 offenders in ICE parlance (convicted of fewer than three misdemeanors on separate occasions), fugitives, prior removals and returns, illegal border-crossers, and over-stayers and visa violators.”

Vaughn also found that, of the total, 55 percent (21,339) were convicted of a felony or at least three misdemeanors, categorized as Level 1 and Level 2. The majority of these offenders would still be deportable, unless the Homeland Security Secretary waived their ineligibility for amnesty, which is entirely allowable under the bill.

Under the Schumer-Rubio bill, the DHS can waive ineligibility if the applicant was convicted when he was under the age of 18, or if he was originally admited as a refugee or someone seeking asylum. But it can also be waived if the offender was convicted under state laws aimed at immigration crimes, “such as alien smuggling, human trafficking, harboring illegal aliens, or identity theft, and anyone convicted after pleading ‘no contest’ instead of ‘guilty.’”

Vaughn also says the bill includes provisions that would require ICE to offer a bond hearing every 90 days to allow higher level offenders the opportunity to challenge deportation in court, and even aggravated felons would be eligible for options such as home confinement instead of actually going to jail.

According to Vaughn, Texas has the highest number of convicted criminals who would be granted amnesty instead of deported, followed by California, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, New York, Washington, North Carolina, Colorado, Virginia, Tennessee, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Nevada, and Illinois.

Not only are these people illegal aliens, they’ve also committed violent crimes while they’ve been hiding out in our country. Kenneth Palinkas, the president of the National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council, issued a statement today explaining why his union has officially decided to oppose the Schumer-Rubio amnesty bill.

“The USCIS Council was not consulted in the crafting of the Gang of Eight’s legislation,” Palinkas writes. “Instead, the legislation was written with special interests, producing a bill that makes the current system worse, not better. S. 744 will damage public safety and national security and should be opposed by lawmakers.”

And all those interviews, miles of paperwork and astronomical fees that Sanderson and Silber think will block the “Pathway to Citizenship?” Not to worry. Palinkas says the Department for Homeland Security and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services are already waiving fees for illegal aliens applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Currently there’s a 95 percent approval rating, so it would appear that the requirements to become a legal, law-abiding U.S. citizen really aren’t all that steep, after all.

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Obama-backed "Free Syrian Army" Osama bin Laden Brigade


...the media narrative has attempted to frame the presence of Al-Qaeda terrorists in Syria under the banner of Jabhat Al-Nusra as a separate entity to FSA fighters, whom the White House is now preparing to arm with heavy weaponry, 29 FSA groups pledged allegiance to Al-Nusra, which was responsible for killing U.S. troops in Iraq, immediately after the group was declared a terrorist organization by the State Department back in December. [Infowars.com]
Can we stop calling these assholes "rebels" now and call them what they are? Foreign terrorists, fighting in a sovereign nation, and backed by NATO powers...

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Ron Paul
May 20, 2013


“What do you expect when you target the President?” This is what an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agent allegedly said to the head of a conservative organization that was being audited after calling for the impeachment of then-President Clinton. Recent revelations that IRS agents gave “special scrutiny” to organizations opposed to the current administration’s policies suggest that many in the IRS still believe harassing the President’s opponents is part of their job.

As troubling as these recent reports are, it would be a grave mistake to think that IRS harassment of opponents of the incumbent President is a modern, or a partisan, phenomenon. As scholar Burton Folsom pointed out in his book New Deal or Raw Deal, IRS agents in the 1930s where essentially “hit squads” against opponents of the New Deal. It is well-known that the administrations of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson used the IRS to silence their critics. One of the articles of impeachment drawn up against Richard Nixon dealt with his use of the IRS to harass his political enemies. Allegations of IRS abuses were common during the Clinton administration, and just this week some of the current administration’s defenders recalled that antiwar and progressive groups alleged harassment by the IRS during the Bush presidency.

The bipartisan tradition of using the IRS as a tool to harass political opponents suggests that the problem is deeper than just a few “rogue” IRS agents—or even corruption within one, two, three or many administrations. Instead, the problem lays in the extraordinary power the tax system grants the IRS.

The IRS routinely obtains information about how we earn a living, what investments we make, what we spend on ourselves and our families, and even what charitable and religious organizations we support. Starting next year, the IRS will be collecting personally identifiable health insurance information in order to ensure we are complying with Obamacare’s mandates.

The current tax laws even give the IRS power to marginalize any educational, political, or even religious organizations whose goals, beliefs, and values are not favored by the current regime by denying those organizations “tax-free” status. This is the root of the latest scandal involving the IRS.

Considering the type of power the IRS excises over the American people, and the propensity of those who hold power to violate liberty, it is surprising we do not hear about more cases of politically-motivated IRS harassment. As the first US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall said, “The power to tax is the power to destroy” — and who better to destroy than one’s political enemies?

The US flourished for over 120 years without an income tax, and our liberty and prosperity will only benefit from getting rid of the current tax system. The federal government will get along just fine without its immoral claim on the fruits of our labor, particularly if the elimination of federal income taxes are accompanied by serious reduction in all areas of spending, starting with the military spending beloved by so many who claim to be opponents of high taxes and big government.

While it is important for Congress to investigate the most recent scandal and ensure all involved are held accountable, we cannot pretend that the problem is a few bad actors. The very purpose of the IRS is to transfer wealth from one group to another while violating our liberties in the process, thus the only way Congress can protect our freedoms is to repeal the income tax and shutter the doors of the IRS once and for all.

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Covert Israeli Forces Inside Syria Within Rebel Ranks? Israeli Military Vehicle Seized


Global Research News
May 20, 2013


Media sources confirm the seizure of an Israeli military vehicle in Al Qseir inside Syrian territory.
The vehicle’s licence plate corresponds to that of the Israeli military with a black background and the letter Tsade (צ) (see image below)

Al Qseir is a strategic border town on the Northern frontier of Lebanon. Occupied by rebels, it was taken back by Syrian forces on Monday.

Al-Qseir  controls the highway which runs from the Lebanese border to Homs. It is through this border city that weapons and foreign mercenaries have entered Syria.

According to SANA, quoting (unconfirmed) media source:

“The seizure of an Israeli military vehicle which terrorists had been using in al-Qseir refutes the allegations made by Israel to justify its aggression on Syria and proves the scale of Israel’s military and intelligence involvements in the events in Syria.”

The source said that the Israeli military support for the armed terrorist groups proves the involvement of Qatar, Turkey and Israel in the aggression on Syria which is waged through a single central operations room.

The source pointed out that the Israeli military support for terrorism in Syria proves once more that Israel was and still is adopting the policy of organized state terrorism, stressing that the world must act to confront this terrorism.

The source said that the questions raised by the seizure of the Israeli military vehicle and the surveillance and jamming equipment in al-Qseir show that the armed terrorist groups with all their different names are merely headlines for a single structure led by Israel, Qatar and Turkey.”  (SANA, May 20, 2013)

According to Press TV quoting Lebanese TV Station Al Mayadeem
The Lebanese channel al-Mayadeen broadcast the video of the confiscated vehicle on Monday.
The report also said that military uniforms as well as wiretapping and jamming equipment were found in the vehicle, but it did not display the items.
The Syrian army has restored security in al-Qusayr in the central province of Homs, after taking back control of 50 percent of the city from foreign-backed militants.
The army said it has killed two militant commanders during the operation in the strategic city, which is located near the border with Lebanon.
Fierce battles are still going on in the city as the Syrian army continues its operations there, while large numbers of militants abandon their weapons and flee the city.
The Syrian army entered the strategic city from every front on Sunday following weeks of battle.
The Syrian army says it has also found Israeli-made rockets in a weapons cache seized from militants in Homs province.(Press TV, May 20, 2013)
The issue of the vehicle requires confirmation.

The capture of an Israeli military vehicle does not in itself confirm the involvement of Israeli forces.
Israeli registered military vehicles would not normally be used in covert operations by Israeli special forces.

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However, with that said, Israel has become militarily involved in Syria.

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Japanese Mayor - "War-time sex slaves were necessary"


Osaka mayor Toru Hashimoto claims that there isn't clear evidence that woman were coerced to become sex slaves, known in WWII Japan as "comfort women", before and during World War II.

Contradicting his prior statement, as any true moron would, he went on stating:

To maintain discipline in the military, it must have been necessary at that time. For soldiers who risked their lives in circumstances where bullets are flying around like rain and wind, if you want them to get some rest, a comfort women system was necessary. That's clear to anyone.

Well Tofu, oops...

Well Toru, it's not clear to me.

Well of course. How can any man in a stressful environment get adequate rest without the ability to sexually take advantage of a woman against her will (also known as rape)? That must be why the people of Okinawa are so understanding of the few US Marines that just needed to get some much needed rest.

How the fuck is this idiot still in office Osaka? Is the fat content of the whale meat you eat filling up the space between your ears? I wonder if the outrage would be louder if a German politician said the same about the Joy Division, whom were also sex slaves, only within concentration camps in Europe.

One thing, unrelated to this guy but that irritates me, is that almost every article I've seen, they kind of highlight the fact that this guy is part of a nationalist party. I feel obliged to state that there is nothing bad or wrong about nationalism:

na·tion·al·ism -noun - \ˈnash-nə-ˌli-zəm, ˈna-shə-nə-ˌli-zəm\ - loyalty and devotion to a nation
However, anyone can take any political leaning and make it a negative.

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[Better late than never.]

"Barack Obama's "American" values, The Associated Press reports that the Obama Administration seized phone records... & "war time sex slaves were necessary" says Japanese mayor! NO OUTRAGE?!"Original release: 5/14/13.

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My hat is off to Rep. Mike Kelly. Here we have a federal agency, which functions only to collect interest on money loaned to our government which goes to a private organization (the "Federal" Reserve), targeting US citizens and organizations based on political leanings. WHAT will it take for Americans to take back control of their country??? And of course Obama (a CHRONIC liar) and his administration, to some extent, were in on this - so why does he pretend he heard it on the grapevine!?

The following is some of the criteria the IRS followed in targeting political groups and individuals for audits and withholding of tax exempt status.;
– Whether “Tea Party,” “Patriots” or “9/12 Project” was referenced in the case file.
– Whether the issues outlined in the application included government spending, government debt or taxes.
– Whether there was advocating or lobbying to “make America a better place to live.”
– Whether a statement in the case file criticized how the country is being run.
– Whether it advocated education about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Basically, their primary targets were those individuals and organizations promoting American nationalism, sovereignty and preservation (all of which, if you were a globalist, are horrible things).

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

WalMart and GAP refuse liability for workers in their sweatshops


Democracy Now
May 15, 2013

The retail giant Wal-Mart has been tied to the collapsed Bangladeshi industrial building where more than 1,100 workers died last month. The New York Times reports documents found in the rubble show a contractor had hired one of the building’s factories to produce jeans for Wal-Mart stores. The contract was over a year old, and Wal-Mart maintains it was not using the factory when the collapse occurred. On Tuesday, Wal-Mart reaffirmed its rejection of a plan requiring firms that profit from low wages in Bangladesh to help pay for fire safety and building improvements at factories. Wal-Mart says it is conducting its own safety review of its Bangladeshi factories and will post the results in six months. On Tuesday, six more companies, including Carrefour, Marks & Spencer and El Corte Inglés, signed on to the plan, which requires companies to conduct independent safety inspections, pay for repairs and end dealings with factories that refuse to improve safety. In addition to Wal-Mart, another major U.S. retailer, Gap, is refusing to adopt the plan unless it drastically reduces the liability of companies found to be in violation. In response, the Worker Rights Consortium, an independent monitor, said: "Gap’s demand is that the agreement be made unenforceable — and therefore meaningless."

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What are we going to do when we run out of third-world nations to pillage cheap labor for our shitty products sitting on shelves at your local Target and Walmart??? How can this be shocking news as well? We, the consumers, all over the planet (not just Americans), have helped create this monster - the same thirst for material shared with the corporations marking up their products 10 fold or more. Overt slavery was abolished to only, what, a century later(?), to have this, covert sort happening now. In the U.S. we have lost our industry and have a plantation-based economy where most job growth is low-wage positions selling these same products or low paying security guard jobs. Many European nations are teetering on the brink. The same will happen in China. And then, the next domino after Vietnam and Bangladesh will need to be found for cheap labor. Make no mistake about it, the only way this absurdity can continue is if there always exists a serf class, somewhere, which can be exploited. 

Welcome to globalism. Where corporate greed rules and corporations do and go where they want.

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Irish pro-life activists threaten murder of politician Regina Doherty



Irish "pro-lifers" have threatened the life of Regina Doherty. Right or wrong, how can one be pro-life and threaten murder? Aside from that, by the following quotes, directly from Doherty, these individuals don't seem quite right in the head;

“I have a number of people at the moment who are going to burn my house down with my children in it, they are going to spit at me when I walk inside my church grounds at Sunday morning at Mass."

“I received an email which I’m sure we all did last week where I’m going to have my throat cut from my neck to my naval and my entrails are going to spill out. There are some very strange people in this country who call themselves Christians.”

While people need to start minding their own god damned business across the board in this world, maybe people should also start wearing condoms? Far be it for me to tell a woman, or a couple for that matter, what they should do; it's none of my business and it doesn't concern me whatsoever...

Read the Irish Examiner's piece here.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

LA Times Hack Lauds IRS Targeting of Tea Party Groups


Paul Joseph Watson
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May 15, 2013 


The scandal involving the IRS’s targeting of Tea Party groups over their political leanings has been slammed as “intolerable and inexcusable” by Barack Obama himself, but the witch hunt has at least one vehement supporter – the LA Times’ Michael Hiltzik.

In an article entitled The real IRS scandal, Hiltzik sardonically downplays how “everyone is screaming about the “scandal” of the Internal Revenue Service scrutinizing conservative nonprofits before granting them tax-exempt status.”

For Hiltzik, the fact that “political organizations are being allowed to masquerade as charities” is the real scandal. “It’s about time the IRS subjected all of these outfits to scrutiny,” he urges.

He goes on to whitewash the IRS’s deliberate targeting of groups based on their political backgrounds, dismissing the entire issue as a routine act of regulation on the part of the federal agency.

“[O]nce again, now that the agency has tried to regulate, the regulated parties have blown its efforts up into a “scandal,” he writes, scoffing at claims that the IRS’s actions were “chilling” or “un-American.”

Let’s remind ourselves of exactly what criteria the IRS followed in targeting political groups and individuals for audits and withholding of tax exempt status.

The Inspector General’s report lists the following terms as criteria for extra scrutiny;

– Whether “Tea Party,” “Patriots” or “9/12 Project” was referenced in the case file.
– Whether the issues outlined in the application included government spending, government debt or taxes.
– Whether there was advocating or lobbying to “make America a better place to live.”
– Whether a statement in the case file criticized how the country is being run.
– Whether it advocated education about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

According to Hiltzik, the fact that the IRS is punishing people with financial audits if they criticize the government or speak about the Constitution is not “chilling” at all, and neither is the fact that while liberal groups had their tax exempt applications approved swiftly, Tea Party groups had to wait 27 months, with many of them giving up altogether.

Neither does Hiltzik have a problem with the fact that individuals such as sociologist Dr. Anne Hendershott or local news anchor Larry Conners were hit with audits after they were critical of Obama.

“Memo to Hiltzik: the IRS itself has apologized and said that their targeting of conservatives was inappropriate. How much of a hack do you have to be to defend them after they admitted what they did was wrong?” writes the Patterico blog.

This again underscores how liberals will scream bloody murder about government malfeasance only when a Republican is in the White House. Imagine if leftist political organizations had been hit with audits and delayed applications as a form of ideological punishment under the Bush administration – would Hiltzik have characterized that as a regulatory necessity?

Both Republicans and Democrats will continue to ignore and even run defense for the corruption of the political class so long as their puppet is behind the teleprompter, which is one of the primary reasons why Americans of every political persuasion continue to see their rights eroded no matter which brand of front man occupies the White House.

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Michael Hiltzik would have been right at home in East Germany.

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Hey Luis, do the next generation of your nation a favor and turn that finger into a barrel.

While millions in Spain struggle financially and unemployment numbers have surpassed 26% (over 12 million unemployed), Luis here has decided to attend Bilderberg 2013 to serve globalism rather than his countrymen. Will the Spanish people, like us Americans, allow their politicians to collude behind closed doors with international bankers, the corporate "too-big-to-fail" players [too-big-to-fail is the most clever, to date, transfer of wealth scheme devised], and foreign politicians???

Luis came to "serve" the Spanish people from a post in Lehman Brothers.

You know the saying, fool me once, shame on you... ... and so on. We, the people, have been fooled so many times because we collectively want to be fooled, that we only have ourselves to blame.

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Chinese Police Beat Monk to Death Over Banned Cassettes


Soepa Gyaltso and Lobsang Choephel
Radio Free Asia
May 14, 2013

A Tibetan monk found in possession of recordings of speeches by exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has been beaten to death by Chinese police, according to Tibetan sources.

Kardo, formerly of the Champa Ling monastery in Chamdo prefecture of the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), was taken into custody on April 21 at his home in Dzogang (in Chinese, Zuogong) county by county police, a Tibetan living in India told RFA’s Tibetan Service on Monday.

“Two cassettes of the Dalai Lama’s speeches were discovered in his room,” the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity and citing contacts in the region.

“After he was detained, he was severely beaten by police, and he died on April 28,” the source said.

Kardo’s parents had died some time before, and he is survived only by a sister, the source said.

“Chamdo police called Kardo’s sister and told her to claim the body.”

Police decline comment

Called on Tuesday for comment, a police officer in Dzogang referred an RFA reporter to the county’s criminal investigation division, saying, “They are in charge,” but declined to provide a number for the office.

“The Chinese say that [Tibetans] enjoy freedom of religion, but that is not implemented in practice,” RFA’s source said.

“Tibetans are not allowed even to save the lives of animals in order to gain merit, and the Chinese also prevent monks from going to conduct prayers in Tibetan homes,” he said.

Kardo had studied for a long time at the Champa Ling monastery in Chamdo and was known to be good in his studies, but had left the monastery at an unknown date, the source said.

“He left because of the monastery’s worship of the Shugden deity.”

Shugden worship is a religious practice regarded as sectarian and discouraged by the Dalai Lama—a restriction that has led to divisions and ill feeling within the Tibetan exile community in India and elsewhere.

Harsh action

Dzogang county authorities have been known in recent years to take harsh action against Tibetan protesters who assert Tibetan national identity or otherwise challenge Beijing’s rule in the region.

On Feb. 10, Chinese police in Dzogang rounded up and brutally beat a group of Tibetans following a protest at the start of the Lunar New Year, leaving two with broken bones and taking at least six into custody, sources said.

The protest in the county’s Meyul township came after authorities insisted that area residents fly the Chinese national flag from the roofs of their homes, a local source told RFA’s Tibetan Service.

“But the Tibetans refused to fly the flags from their roofs,” the man said, speaking on condition of anonymity. “Instead, they tore them down and stamped on them,” he said.

And in January 2009, a young Tibetan living in Dzogang’s Punda township was reported beaten to death by police.

Pema Tsepak, 24, had been detained for taking part in a demonstration against Chinese rule, sources said.

“Chinese officials said he jumped off a building,” a Punda resident told RFA. “But we believe that he was beaten to death and then thrown off,” he said. 

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Someone needs to tell these poor people that taking their own lives is in vain; life, human or otherwise, is cheap in China.

Hey, more news from the control-freak, eugenicist model society known as China. A nation that has a fake GDP based on money wasted building shit nobody wants. A nation that has provided sweat-shop services to western corporations on the backs of its poor to the benefit of their rich. A nation that, at the policy and enforcement level, fails to protect its natural treasures (such as the tiger). A nation that, with all this said, has imperialistic urges (all shit hole places like to spread its influence). 

China, as fast as their economy has "grown" (it grew if you sought to work long days for little pay or if you were at the top of the sweat-shop food chain) are in for a surprise... a surprise that, reportedly, is already in progress; there are more desperate people on the planet that can undercut the cost of manufacturing in China - and corporations are now turning to these sources... such as Vietnam and Bangladesh. With their false GDP, loss of industry to other SE Asian nations, and the vast gap between the rich and the poor, the total time spent in the sun for China will be short-lived. My concern is what will happen when the current co-dependent relationship between the U.S. and China becomes irrelevant.

Why is it that human beings can't mind our own business anyways? Why is it that the UK still lays claim to Northern Ireland? Granted, UK forces aren't murdering (these days at least) people of Belfast, the UK (England) must come to terms with the fact that their empire died long ago, and has no business on the island to its west... and never did. China, likewise, should remove itself from Tibet; people, in my mind, have a right to autonomy. And, of course, those that are threatened by autonomy, individuality, and personal freedoms are likely in fact threatened by a great number of things... including their own shadow probably.

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"Canada adopts "anti terrorist law" similar to the United States, Libya racked by protests & US drone strikes used as alternative to Guantanamo, says lawyer."

Original release: 5/3/13.

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Gerald Celente - Trends In The News - "Arrogance & Bullshit!"


"Mayday protests around the world, Federal Reserve willing to increase "$85 Billion" a month of asset purchasing & Governor Christie stole our Bullshit button! Check it out!"

Original release: 5/2/13.
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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Floridians Encouraged to Report Neighbors Who “Hate Government”


Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
May 2, 2013

A new $1 million dollar program led by Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw aimed at “violence prevention” is encouraging Floridians to report their neighbors for making hateful comments about the government, a chilling reminder of how dissent is being characterized as an extremist threat.

“Bradshaw plans to use the extra $1 million to launch “prevention intervention” units featuring specially trained deputies, mental health professionals and caseworkers. The teams will respond to citizen phone calls to a 24-hour hotline with a knock on the door and a referral to services, if needed,” reports the Palm Beach Post.

Bradshaw makes it clear that the kind of behavior which could prompt a visit from the authorities includes anti-government political statements that may be deemed a prelude to violent action.

“We want people to call us if the guy down the street says he hates the government, hates the mayor and he’s gonna shoot him,” Bradshaw said. “What does it hurt to have somebody knock on a door and ask, ‘Hey, is everything OK?’”

The program will also include “public service announcements to encourage local citizens to report their neighbors,” reports the newspaper.

The program has sparked concerns that the hotline could violate civil liberties or even be exploited to pursue personal vendettas, with Bradshaw acknowledging that, “anyone in a messy divorce or in a dispute with a neighbor could abuse the hotline,” and that it will prompt “frivolous complaints.”

That caveat is all the more chilling given the research of Florida State University’s Robert Gellately into how Germans under Hitler denounced their neighbors and friends not because they genuinely believed them to be a security threat, but because they expected to selfishly benefit from doing so, both financially, socially and psychologically via a pavlovian need to be rewarded by their masters for their obedience.

“How are they possibly going to watch everybody who makes a comment like that? It’s subjective,” said Liz Downey, executive director of the Palm Beach County branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. “We don’t want to take away people’s civil liberties just because people aren’t behaving the way we think they should be.”

The program is set to go ahead unless it is vetoed by Governor Rick Scott.

As Thomas DiLorenzo points out, the program is also a disturbing throwback to how political dissidents were imprisoned in Soviet mental hospitals, where criticism of the state was deemed “philosophical intoxication.”

Under Stalin, dissidents were sent to infamous psikhushka psychiatric prisons where they were isolated and brainwashed in order to have their political ideas discredited amongst the general public.

It is important to stress that both the First and Second Amendments are being targeted via rhetoric about mental health issues, while the threat posed by one of the real culprits behind violence in America, SSRI drugs, continues to be ignored by the mass media.

As we have documented, while efforts at gun control have largely failed at the legislative level, authorities are greasing the skids for wider gun confiscation by expanding the definition under which a person can be declared “mentally ill,” to the point where harsh anti-government rhetoric is now being treated as a potential precursor to terrorism.

Veterans are already having their guns seized by police off the back of forced “psychiatric evaluations,” while the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is sending out letters to servicemembers warning them that “A determination of incompetency will prohibit you from purchasing, possessing, receiving, or transporting a firearm or ammunition.”

Last year former Marine Brandon Raub was forcibly incarcerated in a psychiatric ward by authorities in Virginia for political posts on Facebook.

The fact that authorities in the U.S. are now pursuing similar programs to those used to marginalize political dissidents in historical dictatorships, albeit on a smaller scale, in response to recent incidents of terrorism and mass shootings – which statistically represent a minute threat to the lives of Americans – serves as a warning of how the state is increasingly citing mental health concerns as a means of eroding fundamental constitutional freedoms.

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