Sunday, April 29, 2012

McCarthy Bill Would Ban Common Self-Defense Magazines


On Tuesday, Jan. 18, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) introduced H.R. 308, the “Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act.” The bill would ban the manufacture and importation of new magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. Unlike the magazine ban that was in effect from 1994 to 2004, her new bill would also make it illegal for the tens of millions of Americans who already own these magazines to sell or otherwise transfer them, even through inheritance. In a letter to her colleagues, Rep. McCarthy claimed, “The only reason for the existence of these devices is to be able to shoot as many people as quickly as possible.”

Yet her bill would allow the continued acquisition and possession of these magazines by law enforcement officers, who carry firearms to defend themselves and the public. It would even allow these magazines to be transferred to law enforcement officers upon retirement, even though a retired officer’s right to use firearms for self-defense is the same as any other private citizen’s right.

With H.R. 308, Rep. McCarthy is pursuing the agenda of banning guns and magazines that she brought to Washington 14 years ago. In 2003, 2005 and 2007, Rep. McCarthy introduced bills that, like H.R. 308, would have banned magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. Those bills would also have banned all firearms that were subject to the federal “assault weapon” ban of 1994-2004 and all firearms made specifically to comply with the 1994 ban. They would also have banned all semi-automatic shotguns, commonly owned semi-automatic rifles that don’t use detachable magazines of any size, and other commonly owned firearms.

H.R. 308 would severely violate the fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms for self-defense. The Supreme Court has ruled that the Second Amendment protects the fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms for self-defense, especially arms that are commonly owned. Firearms designed to use magazines that hold more than 10 rounds are among the most commonly owned self-defense guns today.

If you own magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds, H.R. 308 would also put you at risk of prosecution. Because virtually no existing magazines bear any markings that show when they were made, H.R. 308 would require that magazines made after the ban be marked to distinguish them from pre-ban magazines. However, the bill’s “grandfather clause” for possession of pre-ban magazines would only create an affirmative defense — forcing defendants to prove that they possessed the magazines before the ban. This nearly impossible requirement is a major difference from the 1994 ban, which put the burden of proof on the government.

Obviously, despite the burdens it would put on honest Americans, Rep. McCarthy’s bill wouldn’t stop a criminal from obtaining magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. Tens of millions of Americans own countless tens of millions of magazines that hold more than 10 rounds; even Rep. McCarthy admits that confiscation of existing magazines would be impossible. Anything that common can be stolen or bought on the black market. And even if no magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds were available, a criminal could still use multiple smaller magazines, multiple firearms, more powerful handguns, or weapons other than firearms.

To read a more detailed fact sheet on H.R. 308, please click here.

Please be sure to contact your U.S. Representative and urge him or her to strongly oppose H.R. 308! You can call your U.S. Representative at (202) 225-3121.

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9 Examples Of Elderly Americans Being Strip-Searched Or Sexually Molested By TSA Agents At U.S. Airports

End of the American Dream

What in the world has happened to America? This week two elderly women that are more than 80 years old have come forward with claims that they were strip-searched at JFK Airport in New York. But sadly, this is nothing new. The truth is that there has been a whole string of incidents involving elderly Americans being strip-searched or sexually molested by TSA agents at U.S. airports.

When they told us ten years ago that they were going to "beef up" national security, did you think that it would ever come to this? One of the ways that a society is judged is by how it treats the most vulnerable members. Well, instead of honoring our senior citizens, we are treating them like animals. Is this how we are repaying the debt that we owe them for bringing us into this world and raising us.

The rest of the world is laughing at us. America is rapidly turning into a totalitarian police state and we have become a global joke. You won't find any other country on earth where senior citizens are being strip-searched and sexually molested before they are allowed to get on to their flights. Not even North Korea does that. This has got to end, because right now the name of America is being dragged through the mud in front of the whole world.

Does anyone out there believe that living in a "Big Brother" police state is actually going to make us safe? No matter how extreme "national security" becomes, it will never be possible to stop all threats. At some point, more bad stuff is going to happen. It is inevitable.

But meanwhile, we have a choice. We can live without fear as free men and women or we can give in to paranoia. Sadly, the United States has chosen to do the latter.

It is entirely possible to have a very high level of security and still respect the honor and dignity of individual citizens at the same time. But in America, we have chosen to go a different route. In America, citizens will be treated like absolute scum if someone in the government believes that it will improve "national security" even the tiniest little bit. As we have seen recently, they just keep pushing "national security" further and further and further. Meanwhile, our liberties and our freedoms are being systematically destroyed.

Our founders would be absolutely disgusted with us if they could see us today. We are turning our backs on everything that it means to be American.

I honestly do not know how anyone can defend the stories that you are about to read below. We are treating our senior citizens like dirt and it has got to stop.

The following are 9 examples of elderly Americans being strip-searched or sexually molested by TSA agents at U.S. airports....

#1 On Saturday, an 85-year-old grandmother from New York made headlines all over the world when she claimed that she was strip-searched at JFK Airport after refusing to go through a body scanner.

Lenore Zimmerman is a frail old lady that only weighs about 110 pounds, but TSA agents treated her like a very serious national security threat. Apparently they thought that she was so much of a threat that they had to pull down her underwear.

The following description of this incident comes from a recent article in the New York Daily News....

Zimmerman was on her way to a Fort Lauderdale-bound flight when she asked if she could forgo the advance image technology screening equipment, fearing it might interfere with her defibrillator.

“They took me into a private screening room and pulled my pants down and then pulled down my underwear,” the 4-feet-11 Zimmerman said. “If that’s not strip-searching, I don’t know what else you’d call it.”

#2 Now, another elderly woman has come forward and is claiming that she also was strip-searched at JFK. The following is what 88-year-old Ruth Sherman recently told a CBS affiliate in New York....

From her home in Sunrise, Florida, 88-year-old Ruth Sherman says she knows for a fact senior citizens are being violated at a screening checkpoint at JFK.

“I felt like I was invaded,” she told CBS 2′s Dave Carlin.

Sherman says week-long Thanksgiving holiday with family in New York ended with an ordeal that started when the screeners wanted to check the bulge from Sherman’s colostomy bag.

“This is private for me. It’s bad enough that I have it,” she said. “I had to pull from my sweatpants and I had to pull my underwear, my underwear down.”

#3 A grandmother with a metal knee implant says that she was "touched all over" during an enhanced pat-down by TSA officials. The following comes from an article posted on Fox News....

One of the effects of the implant is that whenever the New Port Richey woman flies, she triggers the metal detectors at airport security. She says the normal procedure is that she is then subjected to a TSA pat down. She has experienced multiple pat downs since Sept. 11.

"I feel molested. I'd like to go take a shower with Lysol (afterwards)," Miernik said, describing the pat downs, which she said includes being "touched all over."

#4 Earlier this year, a 61-year-old retired special education teacher from Michigan was left crying and covered with his own urine after an "enhanced pat-down" went badly. The following is how MSNBC described the incident....

Before starting the enhanced pat-down procedure, a security officer did tell him what they were going to do and how they were going to it, but Sawyer said it wasn’t until they asked him to remove his sweatshirt and saw his urostomy bag that they asked any questions about his medical condition.

“One agent watched as the other used his flat hand to go slowly down my chest. I tried to warn him that he would hit the bag and break the seal on my bag, but he ignored me. Sure enough, the seal was broken and urine started dribbling down my shirt and my leg and into my pants.”

The security officer finished the pat-down, tested the gloves for any trace of explosives and then, Sawyer said, “He told me I could go. They never apologized. They never offered to help. They acted like they hadn’t seen what happened. But I know they saw it because I had a wet mark.”

#5 Back in June, a 95-year-old woman with cancer was forced to remove her adult diaper as part of the "enhanced pat-down" procedure.

#6 A female cancer survivor was actually required to show her prosthetic breast to TSA thugs at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

#7 A 71-year-old man with a knee replacement actually had his pants forcefully ripped off of him by a TSA agent right in front of other passengers. What makes this incident even worse is that this man and his wife were taking a trip to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

#8 Earlier this year, a 94-year-old woman was pulled out of line and publicly molested by TSA agents at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Her son says that "they groped her...all over her body".

#9 The following is how another female cancer survivor was recently treated at JFK airport in New York....

Yesterday I went through the imaging scanner at JFK Terminal 4 for my Virgin America flight to San Francisco. Evidently they found something, because after the scan, I was asked to step aside to have my breast area examined. I explained to the agent that I was a breast cancer patient and had a bilateral mastectomy in April and had tissue expanders put in to make way for reconstruction at a later date.

I told her that I was not comfortable with having my breasts touched and that I had a card in my wallet that explains the type of expanders, serial numbers and my doctor’s information (pictured) and asked to retrieve it. This request was denied. Instead, she called over a female supervisor who told me the exam had to take place. I was again told that I could not retrieve the card and needed to submit to a physical exam in order to be cleared. She then said, “And if we don’t clear you, you don’t fly” loud enough for other passengers to hear. And they did. And they stared at the bald woman being yelled at by a TSA Supervisor.

To my further dismay, my belongings, including my computer, were completely out of sight. I had no choice but to allow an agent to touch my breasts in front of other passengers.

Sadly, it is not just elderly Americans that are being abused by these police state tactics. In the name of "national security", we are also treating our children like scum.

Today, public schools all over the United States are being transformed into prison camps. In Albuquerque, New Mexico recently a 13-year-old boy was actually handcuffed and hauled out of school by police because he "burped audibly" in class.

Is that how you would like your own child to be treated?

All of this "security" garbage is completely and totally out of control.

And the next time there is a "major incident" somewhere in the United States the calls for even more "security" will be absolutely deafening.

Perhaps you think that this new emphasis on "national security" is somehow keeping you safer.

Well, it isn't.

But there is actually a good chance that at some point you could become identified as a "potential terrorist".

A new bill was just passed by the U.S. Senate which declares that the United States is now part of the "battlefield" in the war on terror. If this bill becomes law, the U.S. military will be able to arrest anyone identified as a "potential terrorist", ship them away to Guantanamo Bay and interrogate the living daylights out of them.

So what will get you identified as a "potential terrorist"?

Well, street protesting has been defined as "low-level terrorism" by the Department of Defense.

Have you ever been involved in a street protest?

Back in 2009, the State of Missouri issued a report entitled "MIAC Strategic Report: The Modern Militia Movement". That report declared that the following types of people may be potential terrorists....

*anti-abortion activists

*those that are against illegal immigration

*those that consider "the New World Order" to be a threat

*those that have a negative view of the United Nations

Do any of those criteria apply to you?

As I have written about previously, Oath Keepers has obtained an incredibly shocking document in which the FBI instructs store owners to report many new forms of "suspicious activity" to them. According to the document, the definition of "suspicious activity" now includes the following...

.. *paying with cash

*missing a hand or fingers

*"strange odors"

*making "extreme religious statements"

*"radical theology"

*purchasing weatherproofed ammunition or match containers

*purchasing meals ready to eat

*purchasing night vision devices, night flashlights or gas masks

Do any of those "signs of suspicious activity" apply to you?

America is changing. You better wake up.

For many more examples of how the United States is being transformed into a totalitarian police state, please see this recent article....

"30 Signs That The United States Of America Is Being Turned Into A Giant Prison"

Does anyone out there actually believe that these are healthy developments for our nation?

America is supposed to be the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Instead, we are strip-searching and sexually molesting elderly Americans in the name of "national security".

If you want to help stop America from turning into "Amerika", now is the time to stand up and say something.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The UN Plan for the World: Global Carbon Taxes, Global Safety Nets And A One World Green Economy

Activist Post

Did you know that the UN has a plan for running the world and it is right out in the open? It is called "sustainable development", but it is far more comprehensive than it sounds.

The truth is that the UN plan for running the world would dramatically alter nearly all forms of human activity. A 204-page report on "sustainable development" entitled "Working Towards a Balanced and Inclusive Green Economy, A United Nations System-Wide Perspective" has been published in advance of the upcoming Rio + 20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro.

You can read the full report right here. It envisions a vast system of global carbon taxes, massive global safety nets and the implementation of a one world green economy. Many of those that are pushing "sustainable development" on a global level believe that they are doing it for the good of the planet. In fact, the 204-page report mentioned above even says that the transition "to a green economy requires a fundamental shift in the way we think and act" but that it will be worth it in the end.

What people need to understand is that throughout modern history tyranny has almost always been initially introduced by people that believed that they had "good intentions". No matter how much friendly language the UN uses in their reports, the truth is that what they are promoting is an insidious agenda of absolute tyranny on a global scale.

The upcoming Rio + 20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro comes 20 years after the original 1992 UN Earth Summit that adopted "Agenda 21". This new summit will be about renewing that commitment to "sustainable development" and moving that agenda forward.

A lot of people out there will not be alarmed by any of this because they know that the UN does not have the power to impose any of their goals on them right now. But that is not the game that the UN is playing. The UN is not playing a short-term political game.

The UN is ready to play their game for decades if necessary. They will just keep coming back with conference after conference and treaty after treaty until they get what they want.

At the moment, the United Nations is operating as something of a "soft global government". The UN does not have the power to coerce nations to do their bidding yet, so they rely mostly on cooperation. The UN will "take what they can get" right now, and they know that someday they will eventually have the power to turn their recommendations into mandates.

One of the things that the UN would love to implement is a global carbon tax scheme. The power to tax is the power to control, and if the UN is ever given the power to tax the entire globe they will at that point become much more than a "soft global government".

Right now, the UN is proposing a global carbon tax scheme that would come to as much as 0.6 percent of GDP for participating nations. The following comes directly from the report.... If, for example, industrialized countries were to use carbon taxes or auctioned emissions permits to reach the GHG emission targets they pledged in the Cancun Agreements, they could raise as much as 0.6 per cent of their GDP or about US $250 billion in revenues per year by 2020 (OECD 2012). In addition, other forms of carbon finance, PES, green stimulus funds, micro-finance, social responsibility investment funds, green bonds and other local financial innovations have emerged in recent years and can open up the space for large-scale green financing. To further scale up the financing for a green economy, public-private innovative financing mechanisms are needed to tap institutional investors’ capital. The report also envisions the transfer of trillions of dollars a year from wealthy countries to poorer countries. The UN feels that this is necessary for a couple of reasons.

First of all, the UN says that developing nations do not have the resources to pay for the "green infrastructure" that is needed to participate in the new green economy and therefore wealthier nations should pay for it.

Secondly, the UN believes that massive global wealth distribution is needed in order to bring about global "equity".

Does that sound like radical socialism to you?

It should.

The UN report also speaks of a "social protection floor". So now instead of just supporting tens of millions of Americans that are relying on "the safety net", U.S. taxpayers will also be expected to contribute to a global safety net that hundreds of millions of people could end up relying on.

The UN also envisions a one world "green economy" where "freer trade" is accompanied by environmental responsibility. The following comes from the UN report mentioned above.... Freer trade should be tied to important human values, welfare goals and inclusive growth, assisting those developing countries that are marginalized in the global trading system. Trade policy also needs to be accompanied by policies in both the social and environmental spheres.

In this one world "green economy", prices for things like food and energy will go up dramatically for Americans.

The UN is pushing a concept known as "full-cost pricing". What that means is that the "full social and environmental costs" of producing goods and services must be passed on to you so that you will be "motivated" to change your behavior. The following is another excerpt from the UN report.... Full-cost pricing, which includes full social and environmental costs, is an essential tool for changing investments as well as consumption and production patterns and for motivating innovations. For example, the UN really does not like that Americans drive their cars so much. They believe that it is very bad for the environment. So according to the UN it is going to be necessary to raise the price of gasoline dramatically.

The UN report also envisions massive changes to the global financial system. This new UN report on "sustainable development" is just the latest in a long string of UN reports that sees an emerging role for "Special Drawing Rights" to play in the international financial system.... Efforts need to be made to explore the potential for an innovative use of Special Drawing Rights, other international reserve assets and pools of concentrated assets to serve the aim of financing green economy investments with attractive social as well as private returns and increasing the provision of global public goods.

The United Nations also wants to change the way that you eat. This new UN report says that we all need to transition to "sustainable diets". For one thing, that would mean a lot less meat for you and your family.

The United Nations also wants to reform public education. The new UN report says that "climate change education is a particularly important part of quality education".

Do you want "climate change education" to be pounded into the heads of your kids when they go to school?

If not, you better start paying attention to what the UN is trying to do.

Also, the new UN report speaks of the need for "universal access to reproductive health care and family planning". In other words, the United Nations wants to make sure that there is an abortion clinic in every corner of the globe.

As I have written about so many times before, the elitists that are pushing "sustainable development" on a global scale love death. They believe that humans are the primary cause of global warming, and they also believe that if there were a lot less humans running around that there would be a lot less climate change.

Sadly, there are a whole lot of people out there these days that are advocating very strict population control measures for the entire globe. They believe that they are trying to "save the planet", but the truth is that what they are really doing is promoting global tyranny.

Unfortunately, there are now millions upon millions of "true believers" in this "sustainable development" agenda and it is being taught in almost every major college and university in the developed world.

The United Nations is going to keep coming back again and again with this agenda. They will advance it an inch at a time if they have to. The elitists that are promoting this will not get tired and they will not give up.

In fact, UN officials have even been drafting an environmental constitution for the world that is intended to eventually supersede all existing national laws.

This document contains a "preamble" like the U.S. Constitution does, it is organized into "articles" like the U.S. Constitution is, and it even sets forth procedures for "amending" the document just like the U.S. Constitution does.

The working title of this document is "Draft International Covenant on Environment and Development" and you can read the entire thing right here.

Most people out there have absolutely no idea how serious the United Nations is about all of this. The United Nations truly believes that it should be running the world and ushering humanity into a new era of peace, equality and "green prosperity". The environment is going to be used as an excuse over and over to further strengthen global institutions such as the United Nations.

If the American people are not really careful, one day our children will wake up in a world where soldiers in blue helmets are standing on our street corners.

It is not here yet, but it is coming. You better stand up and be heard while you still can.

Related: U.N. Policy Paper Outlines 7 Building Blocks for 'Heavy-Handed' World Government

Monday, April 23, 2012

The TSA's mission creep is making the US a police state


Ever since 2010, when the Transportation Security Administration started requiring that travelers in American airports submit to sexually intrusive gropings based on the apparent anti-terrorism principle that "If we can't feel your nipples, they must be a bomb", the agency's craven apologists have shouted down all constitutional or human rights objections with the mantra "If you don't like it, don't fly!"

This callous disregard for travelers' rights merely paraphrases the words of Homeland Security director Janet Napolitano, who shares, with the president, ultimate responsibility for all TSA travesties since 2009. In November 2010, with the groping policy only a few weeks old, Napolitano dismissed complaints by saying "people [who] want to travel by some other means" have that right. (In other words: if you don't like it, don't fly.)

But now TSA is invading travel by other means, too. No surprise, really: as soon as she established groping in airports, Napolitano expressed her desire to expand TSA jurisdiction over all forms of mass transit. In the past year, TSA's snakelike VIPR (Visual Intermodal Prevention and Response) teams have been slithering into more and more bus and train stations – and even running checkpoints on highways – never in response to actual threats, but apparently more in an attempt to live up to the inspirational motto displayed at the TSA's air marshal training center since the agency's inception: "Dominate. Intimidate. Control."

Anyone who rode the bus in Houston, Texas during the 2-10pm shift last Friday faced random bag checks and sweeps by both drug-sniffing dogs and bomb-sniffing dogs (the latter being only canines necessary if "preventing terrorism" were the actual intent of these raids), all courtesy of a joint effort between TSA VIPR nests and three different local and county-level police departments. The new Napolitano doctrine, then: "Show us your papers, show us everything you've got, justify yourself or you're not allowed to go about your everyday business."

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee praised these violations of her constituents' rights with an explanation asinine even by congressional standards:

"We're looking to make sure that the lady I saw walking with a cane … knows that Metro cares as much about her as we do about building the light rail."

See, if you don't support the random harassment of ordinary people riding the bus to work, you're a callous bastard who doesn't care about little old ladies.

No specific threats or reasons were cited for the raids, as the government no longer even pretends to need any. Vipers bite you just because they can. TSA spokesman Jim Fotenos confirmed this a few days before the Houston raids, when VIPR teams and local police did the same thing to travelers catching trains out of the Amtrak station in Alton, Illinois. Fotenos confirmed that "It was not in response to a specific threat," and bragged that VIPR teams conduct "thousands" of these operations each year.

Still, apologists can pretend that's all good, pretend constitutional and human rights somehow don't apply to mass transit, and twist their minds into the Mobius pretzel shapes necessary to find random searches of everyday travelers compatible with any notion that America is a free country. "Don't like the new rules for mass transit? Then drive."

Except even that doesn't work anymore. Earlier this month, the VIPRs came out again in Virginia and infested the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, also known as the stretch of Interstate 64 connecting the cities of Hampton and Norfolk. Spokesmen admitted again that the exercise was a "routine sweep", not a response to any specific threat. Official news outlets admitted the checkpoint caused a delay (further exacerbated by a couple of accidents), but didn't say for how long. Local commenters at the Travel Underground forums reported delays of 90 minutes.

I grew up in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia. When I was a kid, my dad crossed the bridge-tunnel every day while commuting to work. When I was in university, I did the same thing. The old conventional wisdom said "Get to the airport at least two hours early, so TSA has time to violate your constitutional rights before boarding." What's the new conventional wisdom – "Leave for any destination at least 90 minutes early, so TSA can violate your rights en route"?

Airports, bus terminals, train stations, highways – what's left? If you don't like it, walk. And remember to be respectfully submissive to any TSA agents or police you encounter in your travels, especially now that the US supreme court has ruled mass strip-searches are acceptable for anyone arrested for even the most minor offence in America. If you're rude to any TSA agent or cops, you risk being arrested on some vague catch-all charge like "disorderly conduct". Even if the charges are later dropped, you'll still undergo the ritual humiliation of having to strip, squat, spread 'em and show your various orifices to be empty.

Can I call America a police state now, without being accused of hyperbole?

Monday, April 16, 2012

Geometric Modulation - Increasing the Power of HAARP?

Activist Post

As tornadoes complete their march through America’s heartland, and earthquakes rattle the planet, questions as to the nature of these events are being raised anew, particularly among those aware of the capabilities of HAARP technology. Indeed, the more one understands about the levels of technological development achieved in the upper reaches of government and elitist corporations, the more one is forced to question what previously could be taken for granted as a natural occurrence.

Nevertheless, the very concept of man-made weather is simply too much for many stuck in mainstream tunnel vision to grasp. Admittedly, those of us not actually involved in the project, as a result of overwhelming secrecy and blatant refusal to divulge any real information on the HAARP system, are left to much speculation.

Some individuals may claim that HAARP is incapable of producing large-scale events. Others, however, find a way to blame virtually every natural disaster on the technology. In the end, the truth likely sits somewhere in between.

Regardless, there are individuals who have done amazing amounts of good research regarding HAARP with very little resources at their disposal. Obviously, these researchers have developed their own terminology and designation for the anomalies surrounding weather and HAARP events.
Specifically, terms like “Scalar Squares,” “HAARP Rings,” and “Stairstep Patterns” have become accepted nomenclature for many who follow the HAARP system and its effects on weather patterns and the environment.

These terms have become highly used in HAARP-related videos on YouTube and, unfortunately, are the subject of much ridicule by those still ignorant of scientific advancements. More often than not, the very concept of using these types of “patterns,” or even the technology itself, is rejected as tinfoil hat-wearing conspiracy theory.

However, the folks at Sincedutch have produced a paper published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters by researchers working on a grant presented to Stanford University by the Office of Naval Research regarding the efficacy of a new type of ELF/VLF wave generation. This new method of wave generation – using HAARP itself – is called “geometric modulation” due to the use of geometric patterns for wave generation.

As the paper entitled, “Geometric modulation: A more effective method of steerable ELF/VLF wave generation with continuous HF heating of the lower ionosphere,” states, geometric modulation is a “new method of ELF/VLF wave generation, . . . involving the scanning the HF heating beam in a geometric pattern without modulating its power.”

In the second section of the paper designated “Experimental Setup,” the researchers describe the three main types of geometric modulation patterns used which are subsequently labeled:
line-sweep, defined as “where the heating beam scans back and forth along a chosen azimuth, completing a full back and forth scan . . . in one ELF/VLF period;” sawtooth-sweep, defined as “where the heating beam scans along one chosen azimuth, completing one sweep across the path in one ELF/VLF period and starting back at the initial end;” and circle-sweep, defined as “where the heated beam follows a circular pattern with some radius. . .”

As Sincedutch points out, these designations closely parallel those being used in the alternative media/research communities. Interestingly enough, the terms provided by the independent researchers were largely gleaned from radar signatures, which might explain why the terms are so similar without one side being privy to the other. The name might be slightly different – i.e. HAARP Rings=Circle Sweep, Scalar Squares=Square Waves, and Stairstep Patterns=Sawtooth Sweeps – but the pattern remains the same.

This demonstrates, among other things, that many independent researchers have been on target for some time, even as the mainstream has attempted to demonize and ridicule them into obscurity.

One other interesting piece of information provided by this paper is the reasoning behind the use of geometric modulation in the first place. According to the researchers,

Furthermore, since amplitudes of ELF/VLF signals generated via modulated HF heating as observed on the ground are roughly proportional to total HF power delivered to the ionosphere [Barr and Stubbe, 1991], with some variations resulting from a saturation mechanism at these power levels [Moore et al., 2006] the 7-11 dB enhancement exceeds the 6dB enhancement that would be expected by simply doubling the power of HAARP.

Translating this information into English simply means that geometric modulation is capable of significantly enhancing the HF power projected into the ionosphere, not merely upping the power of the HAARP station itself.

As the paper states in the “Conclusion,”

Near HAARP, GM is less effective than AM below 2kHz, but more effective above 3 kHz. For long distance observations, GM consistently produces substantially stronger signals than AM for ELF/VLF frequencies above 3 kHZ, by as much as 7-11 dB. In addition, GM can lead to the creation of an unprecedented ELF phased array, capable of directed radiation at different azimuths within the EIW.

Again, this means that geometric modulation, given the right circumstances, can be used to drastically increase the ELF powers of HAARP and such related technology.

The paper cited above was published in 2008. However, projects such as HAARP are not quite as new as many might think. I have said before in many of my articles that if the general public is made aware of any new type of research, then the truth is that the technology they are being introduced to is now obsolete. We can safely assume that HAARP and projects like it are at least 50 years ahead of what many so-called “conspiracy theorists” take them to be, much less the mainstream commentators (where they exist).

After all, keep in mind that the paper cited in this article actually cites a previous study where ELF/VLF wave generation was demonstrated in a HAARP-like experiment of its own . . . That study took place in 1974.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Straight From Oz: Real Reason Elites Intend to Legalize Some Drugs?

Daily Bell

Australia foreign minister calls for decriminalisation of low-level drug use ... Bob Carr, Australia's foreign minister, whose brother died after a heroin overdose, has urged the decriminalisation of low-level drug use, after a report concluded the war on the scourge was lost ... "A bit of modest decriminalisation, de facto decriminalisation at the edges, simply freeing up police to be doing the things they ought to be doing, would be a sensible way of going about it," Mr Carr told the Seven Network. He added to fellow broadcaster ABC that by doing so "we wouldn't have armies of police patrolling outside nightclubs and pubs hoping to snatch someone who's got an ecstasy tablet in his or her pocket or purse". – UK Telegraph

Dominant Social Theme: This drug war hasn't worked. Time to be more reasonable about it.

Free-Market Analysis: Last week we thought we detected a trend: The top elites via politicians and the mainstream media in the US were embarked on creating some sort of dominant social theme aimed at legalizing some drugs.At the time we didn't understand why this promotion would be launched, given that the elites have shown no compunction about putting people in jail for years for doing something as innocent as smoking a marijuana cigarette.

We received interesting and insightful feedbacks to our questions about this seeming emergent elite meme, but as is so often the case, a little more time seems to be revealing what may be the truth of the matter. You can see the initial article here: Have Elites Decided to Legalize Some US Drugs? The US has jailed tens of millions in the past decade over drug infractions. But now we seem to be seeing some re-thinking ... First Pat Robertson writes about legalizing marijuana and then CNN's Fareed Zakaria writes about it as well. And that's not all.

A random search of Google shows that a bill to legalize medical marijuana is moving forward in the Tennessee House and that the Rhode Island Senate is discussing legalization as well. In Yakima, Washington, a former Seattle police chief and a former state senator will hold a public forum on the legalization of marijuana.

Now, in this article excerpted above, we think that the purpose of this theme, if that's what it is, is beginning to emerge. Australian foreign minister Bob Carr may have given the game away by referring to, "A bit of modest decriminalisation, de facto decriminalisation at the edges, simply freeing up police to be doing the things they ought to be doing... "

What Carr is saying is that the "authorities" are stretched. The system, he is indicating, has other priorities that are not being addressed because of the "war on drugs."

What might those priorities be? We can only speculate, but as the Western world tends to move in lockstep when it comes to such things (given that nation-states are pretty much an illusion at this point), we would tend to think that a decision has been made to point the resources of Leviathan at the emergent freedom movement that is roiling the Western world.

We've long predicted this moment, of course, writing over and over that the Internet is a kind of Gutenberg Press and that the same sort of society-transforming trends are taking place now as did back then. Then, from what we can tell, the elites started a number of wars, including a so-called Peasant War that lasted about 30 years. War is a great way to control the masses because all the rules of civil society can be thrown out based on "security considerations." That's what is happening today, as then.

There are many other parallels between the circumstances surrounding the Gutenberg Press and today's Internet. We've often mentioned them in these pages. Copyright was invented in Britain after the advent of the press in order to slow the transmission of information – and now today, again, copyright is being used, this time as a weapon against the Internet.

The elites are neither imaginative nor facile. They tend to select repetitious stratagems from a sparse and brutal tool kit. They are not disappointing now. Brutality is increasingly the order of the day. Wars, depression, torture and general intimidation via Draconian laws and regulation are the order of the day.

People are perpetually and increasingly astonished at what's going on. Just the other day, CNN leftist Rachel Maddow appeared on-air with a rant against the Supreme Court for determining one could be strip-searched at the discretion of US law enforcement no matter the reason. Maddow laid the blame on a "conservative" Supreme Court but, in fact, the stale right-left paradigm has no relevance to what's going on. The emergent fascist state throughout the West has all the hallmarks of a deliberate policy.
Of course, Maddow would have to admit that there are dynastic families based out of the City of London that want to run the world and are willing to create a kind of generalized Western Third Reich to do so.

The power elite that wants to rule the world has been destabilizing the US for several centuries – really ever since it came together as a libertarian republic. It took the Civil War to really set in motion the trends that have blossomed today, including a massive military-industrial complex, an intel-industrial complex and a penal-industrial complex.

Australia has all the signal hallmarks of an emergent fascist state including a feverish green lobby, incandescently dishonest politics, an emergent carbon tax, etc. But we have to think that the "stick" of this decriminalization is aimed at the US.

The emergent authoritarian TSA has just ordered 400 million hollow-point bullets and the US is building a trans-national spy facility out in Utah at a cost of billions. The elites have always hated and feared US exceptionalism and its general republican orientation.

Under former President George W. Bush, the US also built numerous detention facilities across the US, giving the contract to Dick Cheney's Halliburton. While there is a large intimidation/propaganda factor to all of this, the elites are probably dead serious about a transfer of resources away from petty drug matters in order to focus on social unrest, "domestic security" and "the war on terror."

Does the real reason for the War on Drugs stand revealed? Was it really intended simply to build a kind of trans-national gulag that can now be employed for the security purposes of the elite? Did people really waste away their lives in prison simply to provide a pretext for the construction of a blossoming Security State?

Conclusion: Having created and staffed this monstrosity, are the top elites now prepared to put it to "better" use. Think about the "great debates" of prohibition that have raged for the past century, the billions of words and books and white papers that have been written. Was it really nothing but an excuse? And if so, how they must have laughed ...

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Powerful Senators Demand Giant Spy Blimp


The massive Blue Devil airship, next to an 18-wheeler truck. Photo: Mav6

It’s a story so convoluted, only Washington could serve it up. Eighteen months ago, the Pentagon’s chief ordered the Air Force to start building a king-sized blimp that could spy on whole Afghan villages at once. That blimp is almost ready for flight testing. But the Air Force doesn’t want to deploy the thing, for reasons both sensible and not. So now a pair of influential senators are demanding that the Air Force send the blimp to the skies above the warzone.

“We believe it would be a significant failure to stop work and not deploy this much needed platform to Afghanistan,” Senators Thad Cochran and Daniel Ionuye complain in a Feb. 14 letter to Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter (.pdf), obtained by Danger Room.

Just two small problems. These senators, though powerful, are pretty famous on Capitol Hill for backing some rather wacky and useless projects. Oh, and there’s a second giant spy blimp that is also scheduled for a flight test soon, and also promised to the generals in Afghanistan.

The airship that’s attracted the senators’ attention is known as Blue Devil Block 2. At 370 feet long and 1.4 million cubic feet fat, it is one of the largest blimps built in this country since World War II. All that size allows it to stay in the air for days at a time at 20,000 feet. And it enables the airship to carry an enormous array of cameras and eavesdropping gear — enough to keep tabs on at least four square kilometers at a time. No other singular eye in the sky could track insurgents for so far around.