Saturday, November 26, 2011

Senate moves to allow military to intern Americans without trial...

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NDAA detention provision would turn America into a “battlefield”
Paul Joseph Watson
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The Senate is set to vote on a bill next week that would define the whole of the United States as a “battlefield” and allow the U.S. Military to arrest American citizens in their own back yard without charge or trial.
“The Senate is going to vote on whether Congress will give this president—and every future president — the power to order the military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians anywhere in the world. The power is so broad that even U.S. citizens could be swept up by the military and the military could be used far from any battlefield, even within the United States itself,” writes Chris Anders of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office.
Under the ‘worldwide indefinite detention without charge or trial’ provision of S.1867, the National Defense Authorization Act bill, which is set to be up for a vote on the Senate floor Monday, the legislation will “basically say in law for the first time that the homeland is part of the battlefield,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who supports the bill.
The bill was drafted in secret by Senators Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.), before being passed in a closed-door committee meeting without any kind of hearing. The language appears in sections 1031 and 1032 of the NDAA bill.
“I would also point out that these provisions raise serious questions as to who we are as a society and what our Constitution seeks to protect,” Colorado Senator Mark Udall said in a speech last week. One section of these provisions, section 1031, would be interpreted as allowing the military to capture and indefinitely detain American citizens on U.S. soil. Section 1031 essentially repeals the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 by authorizing the U.S. military to perform law enforcement functions on American soil. That alone should alarm my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, but there are other problems with these provisions that must be resolved.”
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This means Americans could be declared domestic terrorists and thrown in a military brig with no recourse whatsoever. Given that the Department of Homeland Security has characterized behavior such as buying gold, owning guns, using a watch or binoculars, donating to charity, using the telephone or email to find information, using cash, and all manner of mundane behaviors as potential indicators of domestic terrorism, such a provision would be wide open to abuse.
“American citizens and people picked up on American or Canadian or British streets being sent to military prisons indefinitely without even being charged with a crime. Really? Does anyone think this is a good idea? And why now?” asks Anders.
The ACLU is urging citizens to call their Senator and demand that the Udall Amendment be added to the bill, a change that would at least act as a check to prevent Americans being snatched off the streets without some form of Congressional oversight.
We have been warning for over a decade that Americans would become the target of laws supposedly aimed at terrorists and enemy combatants. Alex Jones personally documented how U.S. troops were being trained to arrest U.S. citizens in the event of martial law during urban warfare training drills back in the 90′s. Under the the National Defense Authorization Act bill, no declaration of martial law is necessary since Americans would now be subject to the same treatment as suspected insurgents in places like Afghanistan and Iraq.
If you thought that the executive assassination of American citizens abroad was bad enough, now similar powers will be extended to the “homeland,” in other words, your town, your community, your back yard.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show.


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Friday, November 11, 2011

11/11/11: Eleven crazy facts to know about...

From Freemasons, spiritualists to RPG-fans around the world, this day has something to offer to everyone.

1) First and foremost – the date’s number is a full palindrome (reads the same from left to right, and right to left), which occurs only once per century. Nothing crazy about this one, it's just plain math. Rather, it’s the date’s palindromic qualities that get people stirred up. Occultists, Freemasons and numerologists each have their own connotation for the number. Oh, and lotto players often refer to 11 as “the drumsticks”.  The Last time a full double-figure palindrome date occurred (November 11, 1911), US citizens in Missouri witnessed an extraordinary temperature drop from 80F to 10 F. Friday will show if it had anything to do with the date or was mere coincidence.

2) Russians get married en masse. Registry services in various Russian towns will be working overtime and setting up additional offices to cater for all the couples who wish to tie the knot. The other popular wedding days – like January 1st, or August 28th – are given a run for their money, as the trend doesn’t stay exclusively Russian. There was also a funny coincidence concerning divorce: trying to stand out in the happy crowd, one Russian couple got married on 09/09/09…and got divorced on 11/11/11!

3) South Korean mothers desperately want to give birth on this date exactly. They flood hospitals with requests for a Caesarean section delivery in order to have the magical 111111 in their children’s registration number. The latter, according to Korean law is composed of 13 numbers, with the first six corresponding for the date of birth.

4) The Anonymous hacker group – in the spotlight lately with its promises to hack the upcoming US election – also plans to organize a flashmob reenactment of the “V for Vendetta” finale in London. They have called for protesters to join together on Friday evening from 9 to 12pm wearing Guy Fawkes masks.

5) Peruvian spiritualist Solara calls to mark the significance of having a “triple master number” date – 11, 22, 33 are called master numbers because are believed by some to process more potential than others. Some 50 groups around the world will mark the date, according to Solara. “I envision a big shift in consciousness on the planet, and it’s coming to a point with this date,” she is quoted by

6) Mystics in Egypt and beyond who had planned on commemorating the day with rituals and rites have been less than lucky.  In order to avoid religious clashes, Egyptian authorities have closed the Pyramids of Giza to tourists and locals alike. Several groups had planned events at the foot of the pyramids, which have long been revered for their supposedly numerological and supernatural powers.
7) Twins celebrate birthday in Wisconsin. The adorable Betsy and Katie Overman are turning eleven on this remarkable day, promising to spend no more than 11 minutes in school. RT wishes them success in each of their other future endeavors. But more than anything this stresses a lack of news topics in US regional press.

8) Mars may be seen in tandem with Regulus – the brightest star the Lion constellation and one of the most noticeable ones in the sky. To witness the rare astronomical event, one has to look eastwards around 9pm GMT. Right above the line of the horizon the orange Mars will be seen, with Regulus rising to the right of it.

Regulus and surrounding region
9) The Chinese calendar provides that silver lining, claiming 11/11/11 is in fact the most successful day of the century, as it “embodies mirror unity and balance between the sky and the land”, whatever that means. Chinese numerology regards number one as a symbol of leadership and independence – no surprises here, while Feng Shui sees it as meaning luck and success. And to think of a day that in fact contains two of those!

10) Nothing in India. Yeah, you heard it – nothing. Indian media was quick to dismiss all the speculation regarding the date saying it holds no significance in the Hindu calendar. Well, in a country as ravaged by sectarian violence as India is, the desire to get rid of numerology freaks at least is understandable. Then again wasn’t there a religion craving for nothing in India?

11) An alternative way of doing nothing can be achieved by purchasing Skyrim – the fifth Elder Scrolls series video game – 11/11/11 is the day of its release. Be advised, though, Elder Scrolls, which is the biggest Role Playing Games (RPG) franchise in history, tends to render you doing nothing for substantially longer time than just 24 hours.
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The search for hangover cures - the hair of the dog and a variety of others...

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By Peter Petterson

First published at Qondio:

I recently posted about when, where and who was responsible for introducing wine and beer to humankind many thousands of years ago.

But as I wrote, no definate cures for hangovers were available. However I promised my friends who had commented about the unavailability of such cures that I would try and rectify the situation. It was even suggested, tongue in cheek no doubt, that it gave me an opportunity to post an intel dedicated to cures. Do you seriously believe that?

With a bit of 'googling' I have discovered an article which deals with that subject. "Hangover cures from around the world: From the scientific to the outlandish, every culture has its own perspective on curing a hangover." Just what do you do?

There is certainly a few to choose from: Food is a recurring theme in many of the cures.

The scientific:

In the north of England you are encouraged to eat as much carbohydrates as possible - as a consequence there are always long queues at Greggs bakery there.

At the Waldorf in 1894, New York socialite, Samuel Benedict, introduced his contribution which has become known as 'Eggs Benedict' - half an English muffin, topped with bacon or ham, poached eggs and Hollandaise sauce. Just a hungry man? However research by Newcastle University concluded it was the bread - those carbohydrates again - and bacon is full of proteins. Together they break down into amino acid which helps our system to counter the effects of alcohol.

The outlandish:

During the 19th century chimney sweeps were known to dose themselves with a lump of soot and warm milk - something also used by hospitals at the time to mop up toxins in the stomach and intestines.

In China today they drink strong green tea; the Italians prefer a pot of strong black coffee (a well known cure to us in the West). Romanians, Mexicans and Turks all recommend tripe boiled in greasy, salty soup with garlic and cream.

Koreans have a stomach soup - pork spine or cow bones with coagulated blood, cabbage and vegetables.

Rabbit dropping tea was favorites with cowboys in the old west to counter the whiskey drunk the night before, something considered in the script of Brokeback Mountain, but finally rejected.

Sicilians eat dried bulls penis; while the old Celts were buried up to their necks in moist river sand. Ancient Romans had deep fried canaries, while we today have a bucket of KFC. Some New Zealanders have a cheese and mince pie with chocolate milk.

Cannabis has been suggested because it stops nausea and creates hunger. But the Dutch have decided over many years that a bit of the hair of the dog is good for you - have a few more drinks in the morning.

As I stated earlier, food is a recurring theme in the 'cures'. I suggest you drink as much water as possible, have a strong black coffee and eat when able.

There are many more available, but we will settle with what I have revealed here. Will you be trying any of these in the future?

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