Ron Paul, Racism and Conspiracy Theorists

December 31, 2011 by  
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The Ron Paul campaign must really be doing something right. The corporate owned mainstream media is really attacking him with all guns blazing. They dredge up the fear card and accuse him of being a racist. They spin his words and try to frame the argument in a way that, in my opinion, is very dishonest to say the least. Some would call these corporate shills outright liars, but in their minds they’re just trying to push the propaganda that will get their guy elected so their corporate masters can maintain their power. The problem for them is that the masses of humanity aren’t as dumb as they seem to believe. The people on catching on to their little game. There’s a world of difference between the way they treat Ron Paul who WILL follow through on his campaign promises to restore personal freedoms as best he can (judging from his political consistency and voting record), and the way they treated Barrack Obama who made promises that sounded good and somewhat Ron Paulish but were never meant to be kept. Read more

FBI Sends Informants to Entrap the Muslim Youth

December 30, 2011 by  
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A Year Old but still extremely relevant… the “FBI” also does this to Militias etc..

An FBI informant who attempted to infiltrate an Islamic community centre in the quiet Californian town of Irvine scared Muslim worshippers so much with his talk of violent jihad that they took out order against him, the Washington Post reported.

The FBI claims its use of such informants has prevented more attacks since the attacks of September 11, 2001.

Yet its officials have said that they do not target Muslims – an argument that has long been taken with a dose of scepticism by some commentators.

The latest case follows revelations that a man who tried to bomb a Christmas ceremony in Portland, Oregon, did so not only whilst under FBI surveillance, but had been provided with fake explosives by its undercover agents.

Making matters worse for the agency, Craig Monteilh, the convicted fraudster whom the FBI sent into the mosque to spy on its members, has gone public and is suing the investigative agency.

The two cases are reviving criticisms over the government agency’s apparent surveillance of Muslims in the US.

Southern Californian Muslim community leaders have expressed outrage over the FBI’s methods, saying it undermines any efforts to build trust.

“The community feels betrayed,” Shakeel Syed, the executive director of the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, told the Post.

“They got a guy, a bona fide criminal, and obviously trained him and sent him to infiltrate mosques,” Syed was quoted as saying. “And when things went sour, they ditched him and he got mad. It’s like a soap opera, for God’s sake.”

Ameeeerican Idler Star Kelly Clarkson Breaks her corporate leash and endorses Ron Paul (Backlash finds her zooming up charts)

December 30, 2011 by  
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Known heretofore as the “Ron Paul Effect”

She has her OWN Opinions!

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Kelly Clarkson Loses Some Fans With Ron Paul Endorsement, But May Have Gained Even More

Kelly Clarkson’s endorsement of GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul has turned off some longtime fans, but it may have gained her even more new ones.

Sara Spafford Freeman, a 33-year-old communications consultant, has been a Kelly Clarkson fan since the singer’s “American Idol” days. But after she saw Clarkson’s Twitter endorsement of Paul, Spafford Freeman decided she could no longer endorse Clarkson.

“I used to like Kelly Clarkson. But I can’t like anyone who is either ignorant enough or arrogant enough to endorse a candidate like Ron Paul,” Spafford Freeman told Fox411 on Thursday from her home in Minnesota. “I have listened to ‘Since You’ve Been Gone’ for the last time.”

However, judging from sales of Clarkson’s most recent album “Stronger” since she made her Paul endorsement, the singer has attracted a lot of positive interest as well.

In the past 24 hours, Clarkson’s record is up 192 percent on Amazon.com, according the the entertainment site Gossipcop.com, shooting from #41 to #14.

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“I love Ron Paul,” Clarkson tweeted Wednesday night.. “I liked him a lot during the last Republican nomination and no one gave him a chance. If he wins the nomination for the Republican party in 2012 he’s got my vote. Too bad he probably won’t.”

Many of Clarkson’s Twitter followers immediately demanded that she retract her statement, but so far she’s refused.

Among Clarkson’s critics on Twitter was user @kat_george, who tweeted:

— Ew just found out Kelly Clarkson luvs Ron Paul lyk, 4eva and stuff. Soz Kelly, not your fan anymore.

And there was this one from @waflanagan:

— Oh Jebus Kelly Clarkson is a Ron Paul fan. My love for you has taken a severe hit, Kelly…

Paul, who like Clarkson hails from Texas, has been roundly criticized over the last few weeks for having published a series of newsletters in the 1980s and ’90s that included racist and homophobic remarks. The newsletters’ content was revealed when Paul ran for president in 2008, but they got less attention because the congressman was never a front-running candidate.

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Polls currently show Paul neck-and-neck in next week’s Iowa caucuses with Mitt Romney. His policy platforms include significantly cutting military spending overseas and returning the country to the gold standard.

Clarkson responded to her critics by saying that she supported Paul because of his stance on limited government.

“I am really sorry if I have offended anyone. Obviously that was not my intent. I do not support racism. I support gay rights, straight rights, women’s rights, men’s rights, white/black/purple/orange rights,” she tweeted after being lambasted online.

“I like Ron Paul because he believes in less government and letting the people (all of us) make the decisions and mold our country. That is all. Out of all of the Republican nominees, he’s my favorite.”

Clarkson also tweeted that she had, “never heard that Ron Paul is a racist or a homophobe.”

Indeed many of Clarkson’s fans stood by her on a forum on her website.

“Im glad Kelly stuck up for her opinion, that’s what I love about her!” KellyFan_2011 posted Thursday afternoon on the forum. “She doesn’t let any people push her around and its a really a shame, that some people rudely attack her because they have a different political opinion, she doesn’t deserve that.”

One expert says her political views should not alienate a considerable portion of her fan base.

“Kelly Clarkson has a very strong fan base of people who love her music and respect her as a person for her bold expression of her individuality time and time again,” says In Touch senior editor Dorothy Cascerceri. “Not every fan is going to care about her personal views, and when you have as loyal a fan base as she does, little will stop people from listening to her music, buying her CDs and music online.”

But not everyone agrees.

“For some Paul is seen as a “homophobe and a racist”. So for her fans, that may be sending them a message that she concurs with his homophobic and racist ideals,” explains “Cult of Celebrity” author Cooper Lawrence. “This is a problem since she does have a wide variety of die hard fans which include gays and a wide range of ethnicities who are offended by her endorsement.”

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Michelle Branch Also Supports Republican Ron Paul

12-30-2011 • www.starplus.com
Another singing star has taken heat from fans for her support of Republican Congressman Ron Paul – Michelle Branch has discovered pop and politics don’t mix.

Just hours after Kelly Clarkson unofficially endorsed Paul as the 2012 Republican presidential candidate in a tweet on Wednesday night, Branch followed suit.

Clarkson upset left-wing fans by posting, “I love Ron Paul. I liked him a lot during the last republican nomination and no one gave him a chance,” and Branch did the same hours later when she added, “I wholeheartedly agree. #RonPaul.”

The “Since U Been Gone” singer later addressed criticism from fans who didn’t agree with her politics and Branch was forced to do the same, adding, “Didn’t mean to offend. I am not racist and am absolutely not a homophobe. Just trying to weed through the non-impressive choices!”

Clarkson, who called some of the responses she received online from so-called fans “demeaning & rude” later declared she “actually voted Democrat last election,” suggesting that she was a Barack Obama supporter, who has since changed sides.

Blake Shelton Offers To ‘Throat Punch’ Kelly Clarkson’s Political Critics

Also, see http://www.buzzfeed.com/provincialelitist/kelley-clarkson-endorsed-ron-paul for additional story.

U.S. Government Recruits Mexican Federales As Spies

December 30, 2011 by  
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At least 80 former members of the Mexican government are working as spies for U.S. agencies, the La Jornada newspaper reported over the weekend, citing officials.

Senior Attorney General’s Office, Public Safety Secretariat and Government Secretariat officials told the newspaper that former government officials ranging from police officers to high-level officials have been detected working for the United States.

The former officials have been working as agents for the Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, or ATF, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, La Jornada said.

The agents provided the U.S. agencies with information and monitored matters of interest to Washington.

Active officials may also be working for the U.S. government and aiding their former colleagues, the senior officials told La Jornada.

 

 

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Evolution and Food, a Different Point of View

December 30, 2011 by  
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I read a paper once on a native American tribe from the southwest. They had a larger than normal occurrence of diabetes. To put it in a nutshell, in trying to determine the cause of this the study found that the loss of a melon that had been natural to their diet contributed greatly to the rise in diabetes cases within the tribe. When the melon was reintroduced into their diet the occurrence of diabetes fell dramatically. It turns out that after ten thousand years of depending on this fruit for a major part of their diet their digestive systems had adapted to the point where taking the food source away caused it damage. Read more

Massive U.S. Spy Complex Revealed in Mexico (Re-post)

December 30, 2011 by  
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To our new readers:

 

About a year ago, our website was attacked and we lost many valuable articles, such as this one. We’ve just recovered this translated article thanks to other websites that posted it. It is a translation of a piece published by Proceso Magazine in Mexico, when journalists Jorge Carrasco and Jesus Esquivel discovered a massive U. S. Government spy complex near the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. Further, they not just discovered the presence of the CIA, DHS, FBI and other government agencies; they dicovered that the entire network of Mexican military, law enforcement, and intelligence personnel now operate under orders of the U.S. Government.

 

We hope you enjoy it, but most of all, we hope it helps you become better informed and aware of the current situation with the drug war and the crisis on our border.

 

Cover of Proceso Magazine with the photo of the U.S. Government megaplex in Mexico City.

-Megaplex includes offices for the CIA, FBI, DEA, Defense Intelligence, BATF, Department of Treasury and others.

– U.S. Intelligence Operatives will no longer have to disguise themselves as diplomats.
– Mexico will now have a Military ‘Liaison’ for NORTHCOM.

– U.S. is now in charge of all tactical efforts against the drug war, counter-insurgency, and counter-terrorism in Mexico.

– Obama and Hillary Clinton are credited for the creation of the Office of Bi-lateral Intelligence in Mexico (OBI).

Published by Proceso Magazine

www.proceso.com.mx

Translated by Mario Andrade

With the approval of Felipe Calderón’s Administration, the U.S. Government finally got what it always wanted: To set up a super spy center in Mexico City. It was the escalation of the drug war in the country what opened the door to all U.S. intelligence agencies, including the military, to operate out of the Federal District without having to disguise their agents as diplomats.

The establishment of the Office of Bi-national Intelligence (OBI) was authorized by Calderon, after negotiations with Washington, which began under the government of his predecessor, Vicente Fox Quesada. The creation of the super spy center was authorized by the director of the Center for Investigation and National Security (CISEN), Guillermo Valdés Castellanos, without taking into account any objections from the Mexican military.

Through the OBI, Calderon has given the green light to U.S. Intelligence agents to spy on organized crime syndicates and drug cartels. They can also spy on Mexican government agencies, including the Secretariat of National Defense, Navy, and the diplomatic missions in Mexico.

The building headquarters, which includes offices from the Pentagon, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, and the U.S. Department of Treasury is located at 265 Paseo de la Reforma Avenue, approximately 250 meters from the U.S. embassy.

The most significant presence at the OBI building is that of the Pentagon, which includes the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and the National Security Agency (NSA). It is followed by the U.S. Department of Justice, also with three agencies: the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

With two services, there is the Department of Homeland Security: Coast Guard Intelligence (CGI) and the Bureau of Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE), while the Treasury Department has officers of the Bureau of Intelligence on Terrorism and Financial Affairs (TFI) .

In addition, the OBI opened two remote offices: one in Ciudad Juarez and one in Tijuana, housing U.S. agents and “task force commanders” who coordinate operations against drug trafficking with the support of Mexican Government personnel.

It is not known how many intelligence agents from the U.S. are operating in Mexico with the authorization of the Mexican Federal Government, since the creation of this center was announced on August 31st. The maintain that the exact number is “classified.”

The building occupied by the OBI in the Federal District is right next to the Mexican Stock Exchange and is part of what the security and intelligence services in Mexico define as a “soft target area” in reference to the possibility of an attack on U.S. interests in Mexico.

At this strategic point for Washington in the Mexican Federal District, there are also facilities for transnational corporations such as Ford, American Airlines, as well as Marriott and Sheraton hotels, among others.

The building where the OBI is located gives the impression of an ordinary business facility, with banks, insurance, telecommunications, commercial offices and private offices. The only thing that stands out is the entry and departure of U.S. citizens.

The building directory lists the names of the occupants all the way up to the 21st floor. However, after the 22nd floor, there are three penthouses that are only listed as “occupied.” And on the roof there is a dozen satellite dishes placed just above the logo of the telecommunications company Axtel.

“It’s the best covert location for the agencies to operate,” said the source that provided the location of the OBI. The ordinary appearance of the building is the way in which the United States often disguise  intelligence centers around the world.

The reception and parking are guarded by private security services, while Federal District Police provide outside support.

Furthermore, the city government has installed special surveillance cameras with sirens to observe the movement of pedestrians and vehicles outside the building.

The scope and power of the OBI in Mexico is similar to the El Paso Intelligence Center, in Texas (EPIC), which dates back to 1974 and operates exclusively to combat drug trafficking, weapons and money laundering on the border between Mexico and United States.

EPIC  has been credited for creating the strategies launched against drug trafficking and organized crime in Mexico. Among the most successful are Operation White Tiger, which was used to investigate the activities of the Hank Rhon family in 1997, the capture and extradition, a year earlier, of Gulf Drug Cartel Leader Juan Garcia Abrego, and the discovery of narco-graves in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, in 1998.

Subordination

Overrun by drug trafficking, the government of Felipe Calderón agreed to the establishment of the OBI in Mexico a proposal of the then head of National Intelligence in the United States, Admiral Dennis Blair, who last March was accompanied by Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, during his working visit to Mexico.

According to the formal agreement, the new U.S. office workers interact with their Mexican counterparts, under the coordination of the State Department and the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE).

For the Pentagon, the strong presence of its agents in Mexico is intended to merge the intelligence and espionage services of both countries to identify and exploit the vulnerabilities of drug trafficking organizations and organized crime gangs.

Under this directive, issued on 18 March by Gen. Victor Eugene Renuart, then head of Northern Command (NORTHCOM), Mexico has carried out several operations against drug traffickers.

Since then, among some of the actions taken the drug lords have been the killing of Arturo Beltran Leyva, (aka El Barbas), Ignacio “Nacho” Coronel, and Ezequiel Cardenas Guillen (aka Tony Tormenta), in addition to the arrests of other drug lords, such as Edgar ‘Barbie’ Valdez Villarreal.

Since the killing of Beltran Leyva in December of 2009, U.S. intelligence services, mainly the DEA, have mentioned their participation in various operations, against the very Arturo Beltran Leyva, Barbie Valdez, Teodoro Garcia Simental (aka El Teo), Jose Gerardo Alvarez Vazquez (aka El Indio or El Chayán), operator of the Beltran Leyva organization and Carlos Ramon Castro, a drug dealer who worked for several organizations.

As part of the Mexican government’s need to justify the militarization of the fight against drug trafficking, the Pentagon has strengthened its cooperation with the Mexican military. In early 2009, just as the Department of State and the Mexican Exterior Relations Secretariat (SRE) fine-tuned the details for the establishment of the OBI, the U.S. Department of Defense stepped up military training for Mexicans in Mexico and in several U.S. military bases.

The training has been an unprecedented event in the history of military relations between the two countries. For the first time, the Pentagon has brought counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism expertise from Iraq and Afghanistan to their offices in central Mexico.

In the case of Mexico, the training courses are developed and run by the Defense Department, and are  focused on intelligence and tactical operations against drug trafficking, terrorism and the implementation of counterinsurgency tactics.

In addition to the courses offered in Mexico, the Mexican military has significantly increased the number of special forces troops  in the Army, Air Force and the Navy to attend specialized intelligence training in U.S. military bases.

Liaisons

The main example of this cooperation is the presence -for the first time in the bilateral relationship- a member of the Mexican Army as a “liaison” between the Mexican military (Central Command) and  the Northern Command in Colorado (NORTHCOM), according to a military source who spoke to the Mexican magazine Proceso.

On Wednesday 10, The Washington Post published on its front page a note informing that the liaison will also serve as deputy commander of the Institute for Security and Cooperation in the Western Hemisphere at Fort Benning, Georgia. From the sixties to the eighties, these facilities housed in the so-called School of the Americas, which went down in history as a supplying center for Latin American dictators, which are characterized by the systematic violation of human rights.

A U.S. official, who told the Post on condition of anonymity, said that given the seriousness of the drug violence in Mexico, “we have received direct instruction from the President (Barack Obama) and the highest levels in government, to really examine what more can be done in this counter-narcotics cooperation with Mexico.”

The establishment of the Office of Bi-national Intelligence (OBI) implies that for the first time in the history of Mexico, surveillance, supervision and qualification of work against organized crime between federal government agencies, including the military, rests in part on foreign officials.

According to the document unveiled by the White House on March 25, 2009 on the establishment of the OBI, the office is also responsible for overseeing the proper use of resources that Washington provides the Calderon administration in combating drug trafficking through the ‘Merida Initiative.’

“We will be coordinating our efforts with the government of Mexico through high-level contacts, which in part are related to the new intelligence services responsible for overseeing the implementation of Merida Initiative,” according to the document released by the White House (published by Proceso).

A year later, on March 23, 2010, Hillary Clinton announced during her working visit to the Federal District, in the context of the implementation of Plan Merida, the establishment of two “pilot programs” in the Tijuana-San Diego and Ciudad Juárez-El Paso corridors.

The two governments declared in a joint statement, that in the case of Ciudad Juárez, the program considers the development of “a model for the Mexican Government to collect and analyze tactical intelligence” as well as to “take action against drug trafficking, extortion, kidnapping and other criminal activities.”

However, the actual operations of the OBI in security and intelligence services, Mexicans will be subordinates of the U.S.. Agencies of the U.S. Government will play the role as experts in intelligence  work, apart from previous advisory roles in order to increase Mexico’s ability to use information resources against drug cartel operations.

 

Ron Paul: The Next Wars Will be Trade Wars and Currency Wars

December 29, 2011 by  
Filed under Economy

Meet Dr Paul’s Grand-daughters… Jan has been a great ally to us, and was nice enough to do my show during the 2008 run. TY Jan!

Kent Sorenson on CNN discussing his swtich from Bachmann to Paul (Denies Sell Out Allegation)

December 29, 2011 by  
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So Michele Bachmann IS a Liar!

“I can say unequivocally that Kent Sorenson’s decision was, in no way financially motivated… as it becomes more and more apparent that the caucus cycle is coming to an end, Kent believed that he needed to be with them as they stand on the cusp of a potential caucus upset…

I cannot, in good conscious watch a good man like Kent Sorenson be attacked as a ‘sell-out’ ….That is simply not the case, and it was not the basis of his decision,”

~Wes Enos (Bachmann’s Iowa political director)

Rep Paul on Iranian TV – Sticks up for Palestine, Exposes “Concentration Camp”

December 29, 2011 by  
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(you Tube title is a LIE)– Please RESEARCH before Smearing! Finding the TRUTH requires overcoming obvious war propaganda, and using your Open Mind! Freedom for ALL people and ALL Nations NOW!

Michele Bachmann’s Iowa Chairman Quits, Endorses Ron Paul

December 29, 2011 by  
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Bachmann has accused the Paul Campaign of "Conspiracy" - meanwhile her Bandwagon is empty... Credit: Reuters/Joshua Lott


 

(Reuters) – Republican candidate Michele Bachmann’s Iowa campaign chairman resigned on Wednesday and endorsed rival Ron Paul, six days before Iowa voters begin the nomination process to select the 2012 Republican presidential nominee.

Kent Sorenson, an Iowa state senator who had served as Bachmann’s state campaign chairman for nearly a year, said he had decided to switch his support to Paul because the campaign had reached “a turning point.”

“When the Republican establishment is going to be coming after Ron Paul, I thought it is my duty to come to his aid,” Sorenson said, announcing his endorsement for the Texas congressman during a rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

Sorenson said in a statement that Paul was “easily the most conservative” member of the top tier in the race for the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic President Barack Obama in elections in November next year.

“The fact that he doesn’t take this decision lightly tells a great deal about the senator and Ron Paul,” said Jesse Benton, Paul’s national campaign chair.

Paul has a strong organization in the early voting state and is one of the favorites to win the Iowa caucuses vote on January 3.

Sorenson’s defection gave the Paul campaign some respite from questions about his links to newsletters two decades ago that carried his name and contained racist, anti-homosexual and anti-Israel rants.

Soon after Paul took the stage at the rally late Wednesday, he was interrupted by a few protesters from the “Occupy Des Moines” movement.

“Freedom of speech. Ain’t it wonderful?,” Paul said, “We’re all upset and we want a change in Washington. As a matter of fact, that’s what our purpose is.”

The protesters were escorted out.

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