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Is Obama’s Community College freebie really a draft into a Civilian National Service?

Posted in Civil Rights, Civilian National Security Force, Draft, Free Tuition, Military, National Service with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 9, 2015 by saynsumthn

When I heard that President Obama was going to recommend free Community College – I wasn’t fully surprised. His socialist “Government as daddy” style of governing is nothing new.

But….something kept bugging me about this. And then I knew what it was.

Back in May, I wrote a blog entitled: Push towards Universal National Service: voluntary but an expected rite of citizenship.

I am republishing it below, but let me point out a few things.

The blog post explored the idea of a voluntary National Service in civilian or military service and it questioned the “voluntary” aspect.

A Universal National Service Act introduced in 2013 reads: “To require all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform national service, either as a member of the uniformed services or in civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, to authorize the induction of persons in the uniformed services during wartime to meet end-strength requirements of the uniformed services, and for other purposes.

Now- let me quote a 2012 piece from the New York Times, entitled, Let’s Draft Our Kids, by Thomas E. Ricks, and reads in part: “IN late June, Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the former commander of international forces in Afghanistan, called for reinstating the draft. “I think if a nation goes to war, every town, every city needs to be at risk,” he said at the Aspen Ideas Festival. “You make that decision and everybody has skin in the game.”

NYT DRaft Kids

This was the first time in recent years that a high-profile officer has broken ranks to argue that the all-volunteer force is not necessarily good for the country or the military. Unlike Europeans, Americans still seem determined to maintain a serious military force, so we need to think about how to pay for it and staff it by creating a draft that is better and more equitable than the Vietnam-era conscription system.

A revived draft, including both males and females, should include three options for new conscripts coming out of high school. Some could choose 18 months of military service with low pay but excellent post-service benefits, including free college tuition. These conscripts would not be deployed but could perform tasks currently outsourced at great cost to the Pentagon: paperwork, painting barracks, mowing lawns, driving generals around, and generally doing lower-skills tasks so professional soldiers don’t have to. If they want to stay, they could move into the professional force and receive weapons training, higher pay and better benefits.”

So….is the Obama “freebie” connected to this National Service idea? We shall soon see.

Read my May blog below:

Push towards Universal National Service: voluntary but an expected rite of citizenship.
by Carole Novielli

Aspen festival

A new push by former U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal seeks to force – I mean “obligate” – every young adult into one year of government indoctrination – I mean “service.”

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At the 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival, General (Ret.) Stanley McChrystal, Former Commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan, noted that for first time in history less than 1 percent of Americans are serving in our nation’s military. He called for large-scale national service, either military or civilian. Aspen then created the “Franklin Project,” after Ben Franklin, who believed service by citizens was central to our democracy.

Here is what General McCrystal said at the Aspen Festival:

NEW AMERICAN RITE OF PASSAGE

McCrystal Aspen Festival 2

McCrystal explains, “When we say Universal, we want an expectation. We want..people to get into cocktail parties and talk about ‘where’d you serve?’…And if you didn’t, I kinda want the people who didn’t to look at the floor with embarrassment…I just want service to be something that people feel responsible to other Americans and so I think that the idea that it’s a rite of passage creates and expectation.

According to their Plan of Action– the Franklin Project would make National Service a “New America Rite of Passage

Franklin Project Rite of Passage

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed McChrystal writes:

Here is a specific, realistic proposal that would create one million full-time civilian national-service positions for Americans ages 18-28 that would complement the active-duty military–and would change the current cultural expectation that service is only the duty of those in uniform. At age 18, every young man and woman would receive information on various options for national service. Along with the five branches of the military, graduates would learn about new civilian service branches organized around urgent issues like education, health care and poverty. The positions within these branches would be offered through AmeriCorps as well as through certified nonprofits. Service would last at least a year.

As The Atlantic details, McCrystal subsequently wrote that “instead of making national service legally mandatory, corporations and universities, among other institutions, could be enlisted to make national service socially obligatory.” As he envisions it, “schools can adjust their acceptance policies and employers their hiring practices to benefit those who have served–and effectively penalize those who do not.”

According to their website, the Franklin Project envisions a future in which all young Americans are asked, “Where did you serve?” and can answer with pride.

( For now ) they say that National service would be voluntary, “but expected, in the military or as a civilian for a full year or more at modest pay, and a rite of passage for every young American.”

Back in January, President Obama called service an obligation, “citizenship demands a sense of common cause; participation in the hard work of self-government; an obligation to serve our communities,” he said during the State of the Union address.

The Franklin Projects explains, Americans can discharge their national service obligation by either serving in the military or as a civilian fulltime for a year or more through programs such as Teach for America, AmeriCorps or the Peace Corps. For civilian service, a small living allowance is provided, so that all young Americans have opportunities to serve….We are working closely with the Administration to help federal departments and agencies use national service to meet their missions, such as FEMA Corps. The 21st Century Conservation Service Corps, a public-private partnership across 8 public land agencies and the private sector, could achieve significant scale.

So this is voluntary or is it the beginning steps of a compulsory requirement?

In 2013, Rep. Charles Rangel introduced the Universal National Service Act Introduced in the House which, “Declares that it is the obligation of every U.S. citizen, and every other person residing in the United States, between the ages of 18 and 25 to perform a 2-year period of national service, unless exempted, either through military service or through civilian service in a federal, state, or local government program or with a community-based agency or entity engaged in meeting human, educational, environmental, or public safety needs. Requires induction into national service by the President. Allows persons to be inducted only: (1) under a declaration of war or national emergency, or (2) when members of the Armed Forces are engaged in a contingency operation. Requires each person, before induction, to be examined physically and mentally for classification for fitness to perform. Sets forth provisions governing: (1) induction deferments, postponements, and exemptions, including exemption of a conscientious objector from combatant training and military service; and (2) discharge following national service. Amends the Military Selective Service Act to authorize the military registration of females.”

This 2013 bill is a new version of a legislation introduced in 2010 which used slightly different language: “To require all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform national service, either as a member of the uniformed services or in civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, to authorize the induction of persons in the uniformed services during wartime to meet end-strength requirements of the uniformed services, and for other purposes.”

Universal National Service

In his Wall Street Journal op-ed, McCrystal agrees with the idea of Universal National Service when he writes, Universal national service should become a new American rite of passage,” he says. “At age 18, every young man and woman would receive information on various options for national service…Instead of making national service legally mandatory, corporations and universities, among other institutions, could be enlisted to make national service socially obligatory. Schools can adjust their acceptance policies and employers their hiring practices to benefit those who have served—and effectively penalize those who do not.”

McCrystan Universal National Service

Whatever the details of a specific plan, the objective must be a cultural shift that makes service an expected rite of citizenship. Anything less fails Lincoln’s test,” he adds.

According to the Plan, the 21st Century National Service System—wherein universal national service becomes a new American rite of
passage and helps confront our nation’s pressing problems—will:

• Link military and civilian service as two sides of the same coin;
• Challenge all young adults (ages 18 to 28) to give a year or more of full-time service to their country;
• Establish national service corps, building on those proposed in the Edward M. Kennedy Serve
America Act, that will unite each generation in common purpose through service;
• Strengthen and expand the existing infrastructure of the Peace Corps, VISTA, AmeriCorps, and other
national service efforts;
• Call upon the private sector, industry groups, and professional associations to take the lead in
supporting and expanding national service corps within their fields;
• Partner with the growing non-profit infrastructure—in colleges, community organizations and faithbased
institutions—and leverage new technologies to embed full-time national service across our society;
and
• Ask all federal departments and agencies to use civilian national service members to help accomplish
their missions.

In addition, the plan is the centerpiece of the 21st Century National Service System is the mobilization of young people to serve full-time in national service corps and the linkage of military and civilian service in creative new ways. To accelerate the creation of such a system, the plan proposes:

At 18, every American would receive information on options to serve in one of the five branches of the Armed Forces or in a number of civilian national service corps, helping to improve recruitment for military and civilian national service.

Young adults would serve full-time in national service corps. The civilian national service corps would be in areas where full-time civilian national service has been shown to make a significant difference. Young people may apply to serve in any one of a number of national service corps through national service organizations that bring together people of different backgrounds and zip codes to be trained and work together in solving pressing public problems.

In addition to the national service corps,” the plan details,”young people may apply to serve full-time in nonprofits, colleges and universities, and social enterprises that become certified as national service organizations by meeting certain criteria. These criteria include creating full-time national service positions, defining the service work they will perform, providing a living allowance, ensuring to the extent practicable they will maximize diversity across geography, race, ethnicity and income; providing training, and articulating clear outcomes for the service of participants.”

Ok…I have to ask….would this “service” include working at abortion giant Planned Parenthood?

Supporting the project are General McChrystal chairs the Leadership Council, which includes a diverse group of leaders, including Madeleine Albright, Condoleezza Rice, Robert Gates, Tom Brokaw, David Gergen, Mellody Hobson, Melody Barnes, Barbara Bush, Wendy Kopp, and Wes Moore. John Bridgeland, former White House Domestic Policy Director, and Alan Khazei, City Year Co-Founder, are Co-Chairs, and Jay Mangone, a former Marine and Teaching Fellow at Yale, is Director.

General Stanley McChrystal is the chair of the Aspen Istitute’s Franklin Project .
Patty Gates Franklin Project

Also on board of is Patty Stonesifer the former CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Former Chair, White House Council for Community Solutions

The Franklin Project Leadership Council consists of:

General Stanley McChrystal (Chair) United States Army General (Retired); Former Commander, International Security Assistance Force & U.S. Forces Afghanistan; Author, My Share of the Task

Madeleine Albright Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group; Former U.S. Secretary of State & U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; Author, Madam Secretary; Trustee, Aspen Institute

Don Baer Worldwide Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Burson-Marsteller

Melody Barnes Chair, Aspen Forum for Community Solutions and Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund; Vice Provost for Global Student Leadership Initiatives, New York University; Former Director, White House Domestic Policy Council

Samuel R. “Sandy” Berger Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group; Former National Security Advisor

Tom Branen Executive Director, America’s Service Commissions

John Bridgeland Co-Chair, The Franklin Project; CEO, Civic Enterprises; Former Director, White House Domestic Policy Council

Tom Brokaw Former Anchor & Managing Editor, NBC Nightly News; Author, The Greatest Generation, Boom! & The Time of Our Lives

Michael Brown Co-Founder and CEO, City Year

Anna Burger Co-Chair of the Gettysburg Project on Civic Engagement, Senior Advisor to the Democracy Alliance, Roosevelt Institute Director of the Economic Media Project, Former Member of President Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board, the Retired Chair of Change to Win and Secretary Treasurer of SEIU

Barbara Bush Co-Founder and CEO, Global Health Corps

Jean Case CEO, The Case Foundation; Former Chair, President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation

Raymond G. Chambers
UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Financing of the Health Related Millennium Development Goals & for Malaria; Co-Founder, America’s Promise Alliance; Chair, MCJ Amelior Foundation

AnnMaura Connolly President, Voices for National Service; Chief Strategy Officer & Executive Vice President, City Year

Scott S. Cowen President, Tulane University; Former Member, White House Council for Community Solutions

Maureen Curley President, Campus Compact

Richard Danzig Chairman, Center for a New American Security; Former Secretary of the Navy; Author, National Service: What Would it Mean

John DiIulio University of Pennsylvania, Professor of Political Science, and Former Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

Bill Drayton CEO and Founder, Ashoka: Innovators for the Public; Former Assistant Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency

Joshua DuBois Former Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

General Ann Dunwoody
U.S. Army General (Retired); Former Commanding General, U.S. Army Materiel Command

Michèle Flournoy
Founder & Co-Chair, Center for a New American Security; Former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy

General Jack Gardner U.S. Army Lieutenant General (Retired); Former Deputy Commander, European Command

Robert Gates
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense; Former Director of Central Intelligence; Former President, Texas A&M University

Mark Gearan
President, Hobart & William Smith Colleges; Former Director, Peace Corps; Former White House Director of Communications & Strategic Planning

David Gergen CNN Senior Political Analyst; Director, Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership; Former Senior Advisor to four U.S. Presidents

Elliot Gerson Executive Vice President of Policy and Public Programs, The Aspen Institute; American Secretary of the Rhodes Trust

Michael Gerson Columnist, The Washington Post; Former Assistant to the President for Policy and Strategic Planning

Dan Glickman Vice President & Executive Director of Congressional Programs, The Aspen Institute; Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center; Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture; Former Member of Congress (Kansas)

Rob Gordon
Chief Strategy Office, APX Labs; U.S. Army (Ret); Former Deupty Undersecretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy

Eric Greitens
CEO & Founder, The Mission Continues; United States Navy SEAL (Retired); Author, The Heart & the Fist

Stephen Hadley
Senior Advisor for International Affairs, U.S. Institute of Peace; Former National Security Advisor; Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs

Andrew Hauptman
Chairman, Andell, Inc.; Owner and Chairman, Chicago Fire Soccer Club; Trustee, City Year

Mellody Hobson President, Ariel Investments; Chairman of the Board, DreamWorks Animation, SKG

Chris Howard President of Hampden Sydney College, Founder of the Impact Young Lives Foundation & member of the National Security Education Program Board of Directors

Arianna Huffington President, Chair and Editor-in-Chief, The Huffington Post; Author, Fourth Instinct

Jon Huntsman
Former Governor of Utah; Former U.S. Ambassador to Singapore & China

Walter Isaacson President & CEO, The Aspen Institute; Author, Steve Jobs, Einstein: His Life & Universe, & Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Benjamin Jealous President & CEO, NAACP; Former Executive Director, National Newspaper Publishers Association; Former Director, U.S. Human Rights Program at Amnesty International

Rosabeth Moss Kantor
Ernest L. Arbuckle Professor, Harvard Business School

Dirk Kempthorne Former Governor of Idaho, U.S. Senator & U.S. Secretary of the Interior

Alan Khazei Co-Chair, The Franklin Project; CEO, The Action Tank; Co-Founder, City Year; Founder, Be the Change

Wendy Kopp Founder & Chair, Teach For America; CEO & Co-Founder, Teach For All; Author, One Day, All Children & A Chance to Make History

Laura Lauder Venture Philanthropist, Lauder Family Foundation; Co-Principal, Lauder Partners LLC, Venture Capital

Mel Martinez Chairman, Southeast and Latin America and Vice Chair, JPMorgan Chase; Former U.S. Senator and U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Zach Maurin Executive Director, ServiceNation

Jamie Merisotis President/CEO, Lumina Foundation

Wes Moore U.S. Army Captain (Ret.); Author, The Other Wes Moore; Host of Beyond Belief, Oprah Winfrey Network

Sam Nunn Co-Chairman and CEO, Nuclear Threat Initiative; Former U.S. Senator of Georgia

Eduardo Padrón
President, Miami Dade College; Chairman, White House Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans

Robert Putnam Professor, Public Policy, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government; Author, Bowling Alone, Better Together & American Grace

Lynda Resnick Vice Chairman, Roll Global

W. Taylor Reveley III President, College of William and Mary

Condoleezza Rice Professor & Former Provost, Stanford University; Former U.S. Secretary of State & National Security Advisor; Author, No Higher Honor; Trustee, Aspen Institute

Norm Rice President & CEO, The Seattle Foundation; Former Mayor of Seattle; Former Member, White House Council for Community Solutions

Shirley Sagawa Fellow, Center for American Progress; Former Deputy Chief of Staff, First Lady Hillary Clinton; Author, The American Way to Change

Donna Shalala
President, University of Miami; Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services; Former Peace Corps Volunteer

Patty Shinseki
Board of Advisors, White House Joining Forces Initiative; Board of Directors, Military Child Education Coalition

Bill Shore
Founder & CEO, Share our Strength; Author, The Cathedral Within

Timothy Shriver
Chairman & CEO, Special Olympics; Chair, Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning

Richard Stengel
Former Managing Editor, TIME Magazine; Former CEO, National Constitution Center; Author, Mandela’s Way

Patty Stonesifer CEO, Martha’s Table; Former CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Former Chair, White House Council for Community Solutions

Kerry Sullivan
President, Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Laurie Tisch
President, Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund; Chair Emeritus of the Center for Arts Education and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan; Trustee, Aspen Institute, Whitney Museum, & Lincoln Center

Laysha Ward
President, Target Community Relations and Target Foundation; Board Chair, Corporation for National & Community Service

Harris Wofford
Senior Advisor, The Franklin Project; Former U.S. Senator; Former CEO, Corporation for National and Community Service; Former President, Bryn Mawr College; Associate Director, Peace Corps; Civil Rights Advisor to President Kennedy

Tae Yoo
Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Cisco Systems

Alan Khazei Aspen festival

When asked who is going to pay for it, panel member Alan Khazei responded, ” This is an American idea and we believe America should pay for it…if everybody does their share then it can be paid for.

Is Obama Administration is turning military against people? Military calls Christian Org Domestic Hate Group

Posted in Hate Crimes, Homeland Security, Military, US Military with tags , , , , , , , on October 14, 2013 by saynsumthn

Todd Starnes

From Todd Starnes, “Friends – the Obama Administration is turning the military against the people, We need to SHARE this very important story.”

US Military660-Starnes-AFA-briefingSeveral dozen U.S. Army active duty and reserve troops were told last week that the American Family Association, a well-respected Christian ministry, should be classified as a domestic hate group because the group advocates for traditional family values.

The briefing was held at Camp Shelby in Mississippi and listed the AFA alongside domestic hate groups like the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis, the Black Panthers and the Nation of Islam.

A soldier who attended the briefing contacted Todd Starnes and sent me a photograph of a slide show presentation that listed AFA as a domestic hate group. Under the AFA headline is a photograph of Westboro Baptist Church preacher Fred Phelps holding a sign reading “No special law for f***.”

American Family Association has absolutely no affiliation with the controversial church group known for picketing the funerals of American servicemembers.

It looks like the Obama administration is separating the military from the American people.
“I had to show Americans what our soldiers are now being taught,” said the soldier who asked not to be identified. “I couldn’t just let this one pass.”

The soldier said a chaplain interrupted the briefing and challenged the instructor’s assertion that AFA is a hate group.

“The instructor said AFA could be considered a hate group because they don’t like gays,” the soldier told me. “The slide was talking about how AFA refers to gays as sinners and heathens and derogatory terms.”

The soldier, who is an evangelical Christian, said the chaplain defended the Christian ministry.

“He kept asking the instructor, ‘Are you sure about that, son? Are you sure about that?’” he said, recalling the back and forth.

Later in the briefing, the soldiers were reportedly told that they could face punishment for participating in organizations that are considered hate groups.

That considered, the soldier contacted me because he is a financial contributor to the AFA ministry.

“I donate to AFA as often as I can,” he said. “Am I going to be punished? I listen to American Family Radio all day. If they hear it on my radio, will I be faced with a Uniformed Code of Military Justice charge?”

The soldier said he was “completely taken back by this blatant attack not only on the AFA but Christians and our beliefs.”

It’s not the first time the Army has accused conservative Christian groups of being domestic hate groups.

Read rest here

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No Obama apology so far for woman kicked out of the Air Force for being pregnant, told she could have served if she’d had an abortion

Posted in Military with tags , , , , , , , , on October 28, 2012 by saynsumthn

According to NY Newsday: Rebecca Edmonds was rejected from the Air Force and had her $92,000 scholarship revoked after she told her commanding officers she was pregnant, due to a policy against single moms. She has appealed and her case is under review.


The single mother, who was booted from the military for being pregnant says she was told she could have continued to serve if she’d had an abortion.

Rebecca Edmonds, who joined the Air Force as an ROTC cadet in 2007 when she was 18 years old, is now battling the military after she was kicked out for telling her superiors she was having a baby.

Edmonds, who opened up about her ordeal in a recent CNN interview, found out she was pregnant 11 weeks before she was scheduled to graduate and become a commissioned officer, and says she didn’t say anything because she didn’t know the military had a policy against single parents.

She says she then became terrified to reveal she was expecting after an officer who didn’t even know she was pregnant told her it would likely cause a problem.

The Commander-in-Chief, President Obama, to my knowledge has NOT called this servicewoman to apologize- yet he managed to place a call to college student Sandra Fluke after a comment by Rush Limbaugh:

WHY????

America’s Newest Vaccination: get used to military tanks in your neighborhood

Posted in Alex Jones, Constitution, Military, NorthCom, Police State with tags , , , , , , , , on August 13, 2012 by saynsumthn

In 2008, In a barely noticed development, a US Army unit began training for domestic operations under the control of US Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command. An initial news report in the Army Times newspaper last month noted that in addition to emergency response the force “may be called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control.” The military has since claimed the force will not be used for civil unrest, but questions remain. Democracy Now ( Hardly a Conservative Organization) in 2008 spoke to Army Col. Michael Boatner , future operations division chief of USNORTHCOM, and Matthew Rothschild, editor of The Progressive magazine.

Just a reminder that the Government trained the US Military to respond to a Possible H1N1 Crisis on US Soil as well, why?

And recently on the Alex Jones show a US Military caller said they were planning for a “October Surprise” – read more here

I was sent this interesting Op-Ed by Bob Livingston about how we are being slowly desensitized to seeing the US military on our streets….the article has links to all his examples, I posted a few for authenticity, but you may want to read it on his blog:

America’s Newest Vaccination

August 13, 2012 by Bob Livingston

In medicine under the germ theory of disease, vaccinations are supposed to provide immunity by introducing the disease to the body in small doses, allowing the body to build up its “germ-fighting” abilities. Of course, this is not so, as I pointed out last week.

But that theory is now being employed on Americans in another way that has nothing to do with medicine and everything to do with control. Americans are being “vaccinated” into acceptance of martial law and military rule.

Military vehicles from the U.S. Army Reserve patrolling the streets of Sheboygan County in Wisconsin that began Aug. 5 and will continue through Aug. 17 are part of a “training exercise,” according to Captain William Geddes of the 200th Military Police Command at Fort Mead, Md. But those soldiers have already “trained” in the use of the M117 Armored Security Vehicles in Afghanistan. So the training is more to train the American public.

Geddes said the U.S. Army Reserve wanted to alert to the public — but apparently not those in local government — ahead of the training so they wouldn’t be alarmed when a pack of heavily armored military vehicles is driving around.

Remember, there is nothing to see here. Just move along.

This is just the latest in a series of ongoing violations of the Posse Comitatus Act, which is supposed to prevent the military from engaging in domestic law enforcement activities. Recent “vaccinations” include:

A joint drill between the U.S. Army and the Miami Police Department in May.
Troops from the Minnesota National Guard, which had been deployed to Iraq, walking the streets of Crookston, Minn., in May. One soldier told a resident it was training. When asked what the training was for, the grunt replied, “To be honest ma’am, I don’t know.”
Troops from the Bravo Company of the Minnesota National Guard’s Crookston Armory conducting “Urban Operations Training” with Humvees and 27 soldiers in February.
In Homestead, Fla., the Air Force military police patrolmen from Homestead Air Reserve Base are responding to crimes and detaining criminals for local police.
The National Guard assisting police with traffic control and providing “security” in Kingman, Ariz., in 2009.
The Tennessee National Guard and Arnold Air force Base Police assisting the Tennessee Highway Patrol and U.S. Department of Homeland Security with a traffic checkpoint in 2009.
The U.S. Army sending 22 military police and an officer from Fort Rucker to patrol the streets of Samson, Ala., following a shooting in 2009.
The U.S. Marine Corps Air and Ground Combat Center working with the California Highway Patrol to “reduce accidents and drinking and driving” in San Bernardino County, Calif., in 2008.
The U.S. military expects to have 20,000 uniformed troops inside the U.S. trained to respond to domestic threats, according to The Washington Post.
The battle-hardened 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team training in the United States to “help with civil unrest, crowd control or deal with potentially horrific scenarios” like a terrorist attack. These troops were to be the first of what would soon become a permanent operation, according to a 2008 report in the Army Times.
In 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, police and Louisiana National Guard troops unlawfully confiscated legal weapons and forced residents from their homes.

In2012:

Their frequency is increasing.

Similarly, local police departments are becoming increasingly militarized and the Department of Homeland Security is purchasing more and more military-grade weapons, ammunition and hardware.

On Jan. 1, President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act, which legalized the indefinite detention of Americans and suspended habeas corpus. And although Federal Judge Katherine Forrest issued a preliminary injunction in May that prevented the Obama Administration from exercising the indefinite detention authority, that injunction has been appealed by the Obama Administration — a fact ignored by the mainstream media.

The USA PATRIOT Act, passed in the aftermath of the false flag 9/11 attacks, (see also Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth) essentially stripped Americans of their 4th and much of their 1nd Amendment rights. While it was proposed by George W. Bush and the Republican-controlled Congress, it was approved by both Republicans and Democrats. It has since been reauthorized three times — again by both Republicans and Democrats.

Americans can now be assassinated by the President on a whim. Unemployment has been above 8 percent for 42 months. Gas prices are rising again. Food prices worldwide are rising and food shortages are a real possibility, thanks to excessive heat and drought conditions across the United States.

Welfare is the only thing staving off mass riots and the complete breakdown of law and order. There are now more than 100 million Americans — or almost a third of the U.S. population — receiving some sort of Federal welfare. More than 54 million Americans are on Medicaid, and more than 45 million Americans are on food stamps.

Social Security recipients who have defaulted on student loans are having their Social Security checks docked. Their retirement and pension funds are stagnant at best. The Federal Reserve has kept interest rates at near zero for more than four years. This is a war on and destruction of American savers and retirees. Once these retirees begin seeing cuts to their Social Security checks and trying to buy more expensive food, gas and medicine with less money, something will have to give.

Clearly, the stage is being set for the imposition of martial law. The government is using false flag mass shootings to grease the skids for gun confiscation, the threat of homegrown terror attacks to overturn Posse Comitatus once and for all and false flag FBI-orchestrated terror threats to keep the fear factor high.

The Founding Fathers feared a standing army as much as they feared anything that could take away liberties. That’s the main purpose behind the 2nd Amendment.

The collapse — or what I call the Great Reset — is coming. The elites are preparing for it by stocking up on weapons and inoculating Americans into acceptance of military rule.

Occupy DC ‘We Have People Organizing Inside of the Military’

Posted in Military, Occupy Wall Street, Paganism with tags , , , , , , , on November 15, 2011 by saynsumthn

H/T – The Blaze:

Over the weekend, Adam Kokesh (”Adam vs. the Man”) headed down to Occupy D.C.’s “Anti-Capitalist Teach-In,” where he captured some curious comments from participants. Among the bizarre statements to come from protesters was the notion that Occupiers may be organizing within the military in an effort to see a “revolution” unfold.

“Rod,” a self-described member of the Progressive Labor Party, said that he and his compatriots have been encouraging others to “think in terms of building revolution against this whole system of capitalism.” He went on to say that the fight must be taken to industrial workers, the military, campuses — even churches.

“The other thing we stress is building a base in the military. If we’re talking about revolution, it means we have to win other some section of the military to be on our side and most of them are working class people just like the rest of us…We have people organizing inside the military…,” Rod explained (around 1:50). He continued:

“Our goal is to have everybody in the party, everything organized collectively, everything coordinated, everyone engaged in the discussion and the debate. Our feeling is that some of the worst behavior is the idea of making profit off of another person.”

He also went on to praise soldier who refused orders during Vietnam.

During the course of Kokesh’s discussion with the protesters, it seems there was some confusion over what “capitalist production” means. It didn’t take long for the protesters to tire of his questioning.

At one point, one of the participants asked Kokesh if he’s a “prostitute,” due to his support of capitalist ideals.

Truly bizarre. Watch it, below:

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Occupy DC ‘We Have People Organizing Inside of …, posted with vodpod

Islamic 911 terrorist gets religious burial from same Military which BURNED Holy Christian Bibles

Posted in Christian, Islam, Military, Religion, terrorism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 9, 2011 by saynsumthn

Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was buried at sea from the deck of a U.S. aircraft carrier in the north Arabian Sea after being washed according to Islamic custom and receiving a religious funeral, a U.S. defense official said.

He may have been America’s enemy number one, but after U.S. forces killed him, Osama bin Laden was afforded Islamic religious rites by the U.S. military as part of his surprise at-sea burial.

An Islamic ceremony was carried out on the USS Carl Vinson in the North Arabian Sea.

White house press secretary Jay Carny said the deceased’s body was washed and placed in a white sheet. The body was placed in a weighted bag, then a military officer read an Islamic prayer which was translated into Arabic, then Osama’s body was slipped into the sea.

“The burial of bin Laden’s remains was done in strict conformance with Islamist precepts and practices,” said John Brennan, President Barack Obama’s top counter-terrorism adviser.

According to the U.S. Government those practices that were carried out that day do conform and adhere to Islamic precepts and practices. And some questioned why the man responsible for the September 11, 2001 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people was laid to rest with such respect.

“I was a Navy doctor and if my (commanding officer) asked me to read a passage of the Koran over that guy, I would have gotten nauseated and sick and wouldn’t have done it,” said Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, a Muslim who heads the American Islamic Forum for Democracy.

Shocking to some people is the “respect” given to the 911 Terrorist in granting an Islamic burial, when in 2009, the US Military personnel threw away, and ultimately burned, confiscated Bibles that were printed in the two most common Afghan languages amid concern they would be used to try to convert Afghans.

The unsolicited Bibles sent by a church in the United States were confiscated at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan because military rules forbid troops of any religion from proselytizing while deployed there, Lt. Col. Mark Wright said.

But, critics asked why the Military chose to BURN the Holy Bibles instead of returning them to the States….a question which remains unanswered.