Possible links between Texas shooting and Tom Clements murder being checked

March 31, 2013 by  
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El Paso County Sheriff’s investigators are speaking to Kaufman County, Texas law enforcement officials after a prosecutor and his wife were killed in an incident similar to the shooting of Tom Clements, head of the Colorado Department of Corrections.

“We have nothing to indicate that they are connected but just based on a (District Attorney) being involved we figured it was worth our while to reach out,” Sgt. Joe Roybal, El Paso County Sheriff’s Department spokesman, said Sunday.

Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia were found dead in their home about 20 miles from Dallas on Saturday.

The killings came less than two weeks after Clements was shot dead when he answered his front door on March 19.

Authorities believe Evan Spencer Ebel, a former Colorado inmate and white supremacist, killed Clements before dying in a shootout with Texas deputies on March 21.

Following the murder of Kaufman County Assistant DA Mark Hasse two months ago, McLelland reportedly said that he carried a gun everywhere he went and took extra care when answering the door at his home.

Read more: Possible links between Texas shooting and Tom Clements murder being checked – The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_22911536/possible-links-between-texas-shooting-and-tom-clements-murder#ixzz2PAduER2s

Ex-CNN Reporter: I Received Orders to Manipulate News to Demonize Syria and Iran

March 31, 2013 by  
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PRAGUE, (SANA)- Ex-CNN reporter Amber Lyon revealed that during her work for the channel she received orders to send false news and exclude some others which the US administration did not favor with the aim to create a public opinion in favor of launching an aggression on Iran and Syria.

Lyon was quoted by the Slovak main news website as saying that the mainstream US media outlets intentionally work to create a propaganda against Iran to garner public opinion’s support for a military invasion against it.

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“TSA has a de facto program of violating the rights of disabled travelers” – harassed and detained, man with neurological disorder issues FOIA request for TSA policies and procedures

March 31, 2013 by  
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I have a neurological disorder that causes episodic muteness and muscle spasms. I always require medical liquids (namely, juice) at hand, and sometimes I require paper to communicate.

The TSA has a de facto program of violating the rights of disabled travelers like me, and I’m fed up with it. They’re routinely violating not just clearly established law, but their own policy. I want this to stop.

I’m currently pursuing administrative & civil action against the TSA for these incidents below. If you know any good lawyers admitted to California, Massachusetts, or Federal practice, who are knowledgable in the ADA / Rehabilitation Act, §1983 or Bivens actions under the 1st and 4th amendment, and/or FOIA litigation, please email me.

I believe that the public has a right to know what the TSA’s rules are. Therefore, I’ve submitted a FOIA for essentially all of the TSA’s policy & procedures documents on public interest grounds. If these are of interest to you, please fill in my simple 3 question survey; it’ll help me a lot in pursuing this.

Right now, the TSA’s “recommended but not required” stance encourages agents to violate travelers’ rights by forcing them to disclose their disability and encouraging someone with no medical training decide whether something is “medically necessary” or not.

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Ex-Schools Chief in Atlanta Is Indicted in Testing Scandal

March 31, 2013 by  
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During his 35 years as a Georgia state investigator, Richard Hyde has persuaded all sorts of criminals — corrupt judges, drug dealers, money launderers, racketeers — to turn state’s evidence, but until Jackie Parks, he had never tried to flip an elementary school teacher.

It worked.

In the fall of 2010, Ms. Parks, a third-grade teacher at Venetian Hills Elementary School in southwest Atlanta, agreed to become Witness No. 1 for Mr. Hyde, in what would develop into the most widespread public school cheating scandal in memory.

Ms. Parks admitted to Mr. Hyde that she was one of seven teachers — nicknamed “the chosen” — who sat in a locked windowless room every afternoon during the week of state testing, raising students’ scores by erasing wrong answers and making them right. She then agreed to wear a hidden electronic wire to school, and for weeks she secretly recorded the conversations of her fellow teachers for Mr. Hyde.

In the two and a half years since, the state’s investigation reached from Ms. Parks’s third-grade classroom all the way to the district superintendent at the time, Beverly L. Hall, who was one of 35 Atlanta educators indicted Friday by a Fulton County grand jury.

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The Jack Blood Show – March 29 2013

March 31, 2013 by  
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EASTER 2013 (Good Friday – 3.29.13) Jack Blood discovers the true reason that the Adam Lanza ( the Alleged Newtown CT shooter) search warrent was “redacted”. The Pope drools all over tennage prisoner’s feet. The ‘Mind Control’ parasite that effects 40% of the population and how this can be used to manipulate minds (fear and desire)… Mexicans rise up against corruption near Acapulco MX. Jack gives out Blood Karma to our donors and supporters…. Plus “this day in History”. WE NEED YOUR DONATIONS MORE THAN EVER!!!!!!!!! PLEASE donate for this archive to jackblood@hotmail.com or write to get our mailing address! Peace and STAY BOLD!

Kansas couple: Indoor gardening prompted pot raid

March 31, 2013 by  
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Cant we just legalize pot farming and be done with it? Who would it really hurt? Big Pharma? Dow Chem? Monsanto? The international Police State? The Central bankers? right…..

Illegal Veggies? Monsanto copyright infringement? Nope – Hope of Dope….. for now.

 

LEAWOOD, Kan. (AP) — Two former CIA employees whose Kansas home was fruitlessly searched for marijuana during a two-state drug sweep claim they were illegally targeted, possibly because they had bought indoor growing supplies to raise vegetables.

Adlynn and Robert Harte sued this week to get more information about why sheriff’s deputies searched their home in the upscale Kansas City suburb of Leawood last April 20 as part of Operation Constant Gardener — a sweep conducted by agencies in Kansas and Missouri that netted marijuana plants, processed marijuana, guns, growing paraphernalia and cash from several other locations.

April 20 long has been used by marijuana enthusiasts to celebrate the illegal drug and more recently by law enforcement for raids and crackdowns. But the Hartes’ attorney, Cheryl Pilate, said she suspects the couple’s 1,825-square-foot split level was targeted because they had bought hydroponic equipment to grow a small number of tomatoes and squash plants in their basement.

“With little or no other evidence of any illegal activity, law enforcement officers make the assumption that shoppers at the store are potential marijuana growers, even though the stores are most commonly frequented by backyard gardeners who grow organically or start seedlings indoors,” the couple’s lawsuit says.

The couple filed the suit this week under the Kansas Open Records Act after Johnson County and Leawood denied their initial records requests, with Leawood saying it had no relevant records. The Hartes say the public has an interest in knowing whether the sheriff’s department’s participation in the raids was “based on a well-founded belief of marijuana use and cultivation at the targeted addresses, or whether the raids primarily served a publicity purpose.”

“If this can happen to us and we are educated and have reasonable resources, how does somebody who maybe hasn’t led a perfect life supposed to be free in this country?” Adlynn Harte said in an interview Friday.

The suit filed in Johnson County District Court said the couple and their two children — a 7-year-old daughter and 13-year-old son — were “shocked and frightened” when deputies armed with assault rifles and wearing bulletproof vests pounded on the door of their home around 7:30 a.m. last April 20.

“It was just like on the cops TV shows,” Robert Harte told The Associated Press. “It was like ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ ready to storm the compound.”

During the sweep, the court filing said, the Hartes were told they had been under surveillance for months, but the couple “know of no basis for conducting such surveillance nor do they believe such surveillance would have produced any facts supporting the issuance of a search warrant.”

Harte said he built the hydroponic garden with his son a couple of years ago. He said they didn’t use the powerful light bulbs that are sometimes used to grow marijuana and that the family’s electricity usage didn’t change dramatically. Changes in utility usage can sometimes lead authorities to such operations.

When law enforcement arrived, the family had just six plants — three tomato plants, one melon plant and two butternut squash plants — growing in the basement, Harte said.

The suit also said deputies “made rude comments” and implied their son was using marijuana. A drug-sniffing dog was brought in to help, but deputies ultimately left after providing a receipt stating, “No items taken.”

Pilate said no one in the Harte family uses illegal drugs and no charges were filed. The lawsuit noted Adlynn Harte, who works for a financial planning firm, and Robert Harte, who cares for the couple’s children, each were required to pass rigorous background checks for their previous jobs working for the CIA in Washington, D.C. Pilate said she couldn’t provide any other details about their CIA employment.

Pilate said any details gleaned from the open records suit could be used in a future federal civil rights lawsuit.

“You can’t go into people’s homes and conduct searches without probable cause,” Pilate said.

Leawood City Administrator Scott Lambers said Friday that he couldn’t comment on pending litigation. The sheriff’s office also had no comment.

“Obviously with an ongoing lawsuit we are not able to talk about any details of it until it’s been played out in court,” said Johnson County Deputy Tom Erickson.

“Armed Citizens Project” VS CNN Airheads (guess who wins)

March 31, 2013 by  
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So in 3 minutes, CNN tries to link the Armed Citizen Project to the Giffords shooting and Newtown. Also started the segment by trying to link ACP to Emanuel Goldstein… I mean Wayne LaPierre. Good job CNN

 

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ARMED CITIZEN PROJECT

Houston, Feb. 13, 2013 — The Armed Citizen Project is dedicated to facilitating the arming of law abiding citizens, and analyzing the relationship between increased firearm availability and rates. We will choose a mid-high crime neighborhood in Houston, and offer defensive weapons to citizens that can pass a background check, and that will take our safety, legal, and tactical training.

This new formation of the Armed Citizen Project features:

· Courses on gun use for willing participants

o All citizens of the area that wish to receive a weapon must pass a background check and have lived in their current home for over one year. Those receiving a weapon will do so upon completion of our safety and tactical course, which we will administer.
·
Arming specific blocks in mid to high crime areas

o Through using existing crime data, we will decide on a few areas that will be a fit with this project.

o All participants that wish to receive a weapon, and take our training, will receive one break-over 20 gauge shotgun, which holds one shell at a time.

· Pursue a media strategy that will ensure that we will increase the broader communities’ awareness of these zones.

o The goal is to find if there exists a causal link between an increase in the presence of firearms and the level of crime.

Designing and implementing new ways at getting citizens armed and able to defend themselves will be a priority of the Armed Citizen Project. We have an operable pay-pal account, and are in the process of registering as a non-profit. The firearms will be purchased with donations which will also cover other expenses that will be incurred in the process of the analysis portion of this project.

The Armed Citizen Project is the only group of its kind and is proud to call Houston home. If you are interested in supporting the group by donating please visit our website and do so. If you live in the Houston area, we are even able to accept firearm donations.

You can help us by visiting our Take Action page. Our effort will only be successful if we as gun supporters are willing to invest in destroying the anti-gun narrative that currently pervades our media. The more donations that we receive the more neighborhoods we can arm!

Obama Easter Sermon …. Whom would Jesus Bomb?

March 31, 2013 by  
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There is no day off for Hypocrisy this Easter….

Chicago Jesus Gives His Easter Sermon- We “Recommit Ourselves To Following Jesus’s Example Here On Earth”

 

Of course, notice the “I” throughout, even in describing Jesus’s message, because it just wouldn’t have any meaning without Obama declaring it so.

WASHINGTON, March 30 (UPI) – Easter and Passover is a special and sacred time for millions of Americans to reflect on their common values, President Obama said Saturday.

In his weekly address to the nation, Obama noted the Christian and Jewish holidays afford people an opportunity to take a break from their “busy and noisy lives” and “slow down and spend some quiet moments in prayer and reflection.”

“This week, Jewish families gathered around the Seder table, commemorating the Exodus from Egypt and the triumph of faith over oppression,” Obama said. “And this weekend, Michelle, Malia, Sasha and I will join Christians around the world to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and the hopeful promise of Easter.

“As Christians, my family and I remember the incredible sacrifice Jesus made for each and every one of us — how he took on the sins of the world and extended the gift of salvation. And we recommit ourselves to following his example here on Earth.

“To loving our lord and savior. To loving our neighbors. And to seeing in everyone, especially ‘the least of these,’ as a child of God.”

The president noted “those values are at the heart not just of the Christian faith; but of all faiths. From Judaism to Islam; Hinduism to Sikhism; there echoes a powerful call to serve our brothers and sisters. To keep in our hearts a deep and abiding compassion for all. And to treat others as we wish to be treated ourselves.”

He called it “the common humanity that binds us together.”

“And as Americans, we’re united by something else, too: faith in the ideals that lie at the heart of our founding; and the belief that, as part of something bigger than ourselves, we have a shared responsibility to look out for our fellow citizens,” Obama said.

“So this weekend, I hope we’re all able to take a moment to pause and reflect. To embrace our loved ones. To give thanks for our blessings. To rededicate ourselves to interests larger than our own.”

Eiffel Tower briefly evacuated after bomb threat

March 30, 2013 by  
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PARIS, FRANCE (BNO NEWS) — The Eiffel Tower was briefly evacuated Saturday after someone called in a bomb threat, saying a bomb would explode at the landmark in the French capital of Paris, officials said on early Sunday morning. Police using sniffer dogs did not find anything suspicious.

The incident began just after 7 p.m. local time on Saturday when police ordered the evacuation of around 1,400 people, many of them tourists, from the 324-meter (1,063-feet) tower and the surrounding area. A large security perimeter was set up around the monument as a precaution.

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Texas DA found dead 2 months after assistant gunned down

March 30, 2013 by  
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(CNN) — A Texas county district attorney and his wife were found dead in their home Saturday night, two months after a county prosecutor was gunned down.

The Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office is in the preliminary stages of investigating the slaying of Mike McLelland and his wife, according to Justin Lewis of the sheriff’s office.

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