Hat Tip: Nancy Jacques
By: Arlen Williams
Time is pressing and these items and links are dispatched in Gulag for your drilling in. More comments, as I’ve said, just a bit later.
New from Dont-Tread-on.Me, where Mr. Raub is a contributor:
By Silver Shield, on August 23rd, 2012
HOPEWELL, Va. –
A judge today ordered the release of a Marine Corps veteran being detained as a psychiatric patient after concerns over his Facebook postings.
After an hourlong hearing, Circuit Judge W. Allan Sharrett said an involuntary commitment petition issued against Brandon J. Raub was invalid because it contained no allegation or basis to holding him.
“The petition is so devoid of any factual allegations that it could not be reasonably expected to give rise to a case or controversy,” said the release order signed by the judge and sought by lawyers Anthony F. Troy and Brian D. Fowler.
Sharrett said that he was shocked by the failure of a magistrate to not include in the order any grounds for holding Raub, a Chesterfield resident who was transferred from John Randolph Hospital in Hopewell to the Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Cathleen Thomas, Raub’s mother, said after the hearing that as soon as an order is entered by the court, she will head to Salem to get her son.
“This is phenomenal.” she said. “This could have happened to anyone. We’re not about allowing wrongs like this to take place.
“This has never been about anything but freedom of speech…. We’re going to continue to post on Facebook.”
Thomas said her son is a “true patriot” who gave up military benefits for a back injury so the money could go to another veteran.
Raub, 26, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, was taken into custody last Thursday after the Secret Service, FBI and Chesterfield Police arrived….
Yesterday, Cincinnati Fox 19’s increasingly popular Reality Check program produced this excellent report and commentary.
Also yesterday, the Washington Times chipped in a report:
by Cheryl K. Chumley, Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The attorney for the former Marine who was forced into a psychiatric ward for anti-government Facebook postings filed a petition Wednesday claiming law enforcement did not uphold Virginia laws for involuntary detentions.
“The law requires that within four hours of detaining someone, you have to have a magistrate write a petition for a temporary restraining order,” said John Whitehead, an attorney with the Rutherford Institute, the Virginia-based civil rights firm that is defending the ex-Marine. “They didn’t do that. That didn’t happen.”
Brandon Raub, 26, was taken into custody at his Richmond, Va., home Thursday, Aug. 16, by FBI and Secret Service agents and Chesterfield County Police. He has yet to be charged with a crime; he was handcuffed and placed in the back of a police vehicle and transported to the police department. From there, he was admitted to the John Randolph Medical Facility in Hopewell for a psychiatric evaluation.
“They did not charge him with anything,” Mr. Whitehead said in an interview Wednesday with Times247.com. “He was in his underwear, in his living room, he sees a group of police, FBI agents walking up, he talks with them, he’s asked about some Facebook postings, they handcuff him.”
The Facebook postings — the biggest clue so far to the reasons for his detention — were part of a private chat, inaccessible without an invitation, and included anti-government sentiments and warnings of revolution.
“This was a closed group, not public, not a posting on a wall,” said Cathleen Thomas, Mr. Raub’s mother, in a Wednesday morning interview. “They had to hack in to it to see it, then they took the comments out of context. But agree with him or not, agree with his comments or not, the bigger question is, why is the government checking on postings in the first place? The point is, he has a right to free speech.”
Released? We will see it when we see it, but even then, will he be thoroughly free? Or, will he be monitored and surveilled?
Can he confidently account for all that happened to him while incarcerated? Is he in possession of all, clear memories he should have of it?
Can we be sure for a fact that no human programming occurred, our (treasonous, Global Governance 2025) “Intelligence Community” being what it has steadily become, under a transnational influence attempting to inflict un-American control over our nation and practicing at least some of what Raub has mentioned in Facebook?
What about the Facebook personal espionage done by our DHS upon Brandon and upon us all? And who is next? Or, who else is being held in this way, even now?
See prior articles on Raub and very related items, via the “tags” below.
By: Ashraf Ramelah
Voice of the Copts
Egyptian revolutionaries of the youth uprising of January 2011 who succeeded in ousting Hosni Mubarak are once again organizing through social media and traditional media outlets (where allowed) to protest against the Morsi presidency and the Muslim Brotherhood. This time with the benefit of political leaders and a coalition of pro-democratic parties, they plan peaceful protest rallies for Friday and Saturday (August 24th and 25th) throughout the country. The initiative is being led by Mohammed Abu Hamed, the secretary and founder of a party yet unlicensed called Egyptian Life (Hyat Al-Masreen). He is a former member of the Egyptian Parliament.
After more than a year and a half of living with degraded conditions and chaos under SCAF (Mubarak’s military) leadership actively scheming behind the scenes with the Muslim Brotherhood to wrest power, Egyptians now have even much more reason to distrust the new government headed by President Morsi. Just 50 days into the new presidency, President Morsi not only appears hopeless to deliver on any of his promises to improve the lives of Egyptians, but is making matters worse.
Many of the poor in need of basic provisions, like jobs and food for their families, came out to the poles to vote for Morsi. Although he promised relief, Morsi instead is seen preoccupied with matters outside the country — reconnecting with leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood in Africa, meeting with the Saudi Arabian king, welcoming a visit from Gazan terrorist leader, Haneyah, receiving the Qatar Prince and accepting Mrs. Clinton’s congratulatory support from America. Soon he will travel to Tehran. All the while, mountains of garbage reek in the streets and lawlessness prevails within a crippling infrastructure.
With shortages of gasoline, drinking water and electricity rationing, the people are fed up. Mr. Morsi and the Freedom and Justice Party rose to power declaring to Egyptians that domestic issues were their first priority, but the people aren’t waiting any longer. Seeing Mr. Morsi clamp down on the press, the military and the ordinary people in the street, it is foolish to waste time. Appalled at the rumor of Sharia tourism, the 13 million Egyptians who benefit from this industry, both Muslim and non-Muslim, are disgusted by talk of restrictions — such as, no alcohol, no bikinis and separate beaches for men and women.
On top of their everyday woes, Egyptians must now worry about the government’s deteriorating relationship with the State of Israel. Running for election, Mr. Morsi confirmed his respect for all international treaties, yet now Egyptians watch their president move the military illegally into Sinai and break a signed international agreement. What is the ultimate plan of the man who was released from prison (having been deemed a dangerous person by Mubarak) shortly before he was chosen by the Muslim Brotherhood’s political party known as the Freedom and Justice Party? Just refer to the Muslim Brotherhood 1928 motto for the answer.
Determining that the Freedom and Justice Party and its deception is synonymous with the Muslim Brotherhood, protest leader, Hamed, announced their intentions to carry out peaceful street protests with the following statement in the Egyptian press at the beginning of August, “It’s the people’s revolution against Muslim Brotherhood, and its goal is to correct mistakes that occurred during the January uprising of last year. The demands of this new uprising are that President Morsi step down, the Muslim Brotherhood group be dismantled and their funds confiscated.”
Likewise, the president of the Egyptian Socialist Alliance Party, Abed el Ghafar, who agrees with the pro-democracy groups’ right to protest but will not participate in order to give President Morsi more time to prove himself, condemned the ills of the current situation. He explained in a statement in the Egyptian press around the same time as Hamed’s announcement that “the issues are serious and should not be taken lightly.” He added that “less than 50 percent of Egyptians voters voted for Muslim Brotherhood.”
Furthermore, Ghafar said, “the disappointment of those who voted Muslim Brotherhood after successive negative events that have taken place after the presidential election like water and electricity cuts, unsafe conditions, or what occurred in Dashour [Muslims attacked Christians], and at the Egypt-Israel border; all that creates waves of anger on the streets” (Bracketed information added).
What is the Muslim Brotherhood’s reaction to the announcement of the coming protest? It comes as no surprise that those who hold the ridiculous notion of blanketing over the pyramids and the sphinx (and all other ancient archeological sites regarded as pagan) and view President Morsi as the new Caliph, are also screaming blasphemy at protestors intent on gathering in the streets to speak out against him.
Accordingly, Al Watan newspaper reported on August 3 that a Muslim Brotherhood spokesman indicated the Muslim Brotherhood “has already a plan to abort the protests of August 24th and 25th.” Determined to quash the uprising by every possible means, the Muslim Brotherhood is fabricating falsehoods in order to jinn up opposition against protesters. The same Muslim Brotherhood source indicated just that to the Al-Watan reporter in a further comment saying, “there are intentions from those who plan to protest to generate violence and try to destroy buildings, overall to burn Muslim Brotherhood offices.”
The Muslim Brotherhood is taking a two-pronged approach to combat the problem of the upcoming protest — on the one hand, curbing any aggression among the protesters, while on the other hand, inciting violence in the ranks of the Muslim Brotherhood. In order to quell the passions of the people and suppress the uprising before it takes place, henchmen taking direction from Muslim Brotherhood headquarters are in neighborhoods handing out Ramadan holiday presents to citizens and urging self-control in the upcoming days.
As reported to Al-Watan in the same article cited above, the Muslim Brotherhood instructed their officers to persuade the people into “self-control,” to “take advantage of the Ramadan holiday to get closer to the people,” to “convince them to not participate in this protest,” and finally to “deal with this invitation against the original revolution in order to avoid any escalation of violence.” This last point, denouncing violence, pertains only to protesters and is a critical part of their strategy to crush this rebellion.
The Muslim Brotherhood very cleverly goes on to publicly label protesters criminals in order to spur hostility and violence among their own members and sympathizers. Their spokesman is quoted in the same Al-Watan article as saying, “We invite everyone to stand against this new criminal faction and stand around the original uprising, the president, and his government in order to achieve our plan of correction and development.” Simultaneously, an Imam has conveniently generated a fatwa stating that all Muslim Brotherhood members are to kill protesters. Paradise will be the reward for those who die in this act of jihad defending President Morsi and his key people. The Muslim Brotherhood is calling for blood in order to retain rule of Egypt – a goal they sought patiently to achieve for many years.
This frightening scenario is especially dangerous for Egypt’s approximately 18 million Christian Copts who are at the bottom of an Egyptian society in crisis which is devoted, now more than ever, to radicalizing a religious-supremacist agenda. It is likely that significant numbers of Copts will join other freedom fighters in the weekend rallies as vital and integral voices to this protest. However, this time it will be to take back what is rightfully theirs from those who annexed their “original uprising” against Egypt’s authoritative regime over 18 months ago. As a result of this unfortunate turn of events, the whole of Egypt is now subject to the tyranny of a powerful minority faction and its leader, President Morsi.
Paul Ryan: “I have always done well in my district where they voted Democratic that past 4-time around because I don’t try to be anyone but who I am.”
It’s been said that no one votes for the Vice-President, but I like the resume. He’s got my vote. Romney has said that when choosing a VP, he was looking for a partner and someone who, if needed, could be President and Paul Ryan was that person. Team Romney calls Ryan ‘the Partner’ not the VP~
Early Saturday morning we learned that Congressman Paul Ryan, Republican from Wisconsin, is to be Mitt Romney’s pick for the next Vice President of The United States.
What are we to think of this selection? He’s not a graduate of Columbia University. He’s not a graduate of Harvard. He wasn’t selected as the President of the Harvard Law Review. He didn’t get a special free quota scholarship ride to any prestigious university and, instead, had to work his way through Miami University of Ohio. For God’s sake the man drove the Oscar Mayer Wiener Truck one summer and waited tables another!
One morning when Paul Ryan was sixteen years old he went in to wake his father up and found him dead of a heart attack. He didn’t write two books about that experience. Instead, he assumed the role of adult at an early age, never having the luxury to pursue youthful drug use and the art of socialist revolution.
Instead, Paul Ryan and his mother took his grandmother, suffering from Alzheimer’s, into the household and served as the primary care provider for his grandma. His grandma wasn’t the Vice President of the Bank of Hawaii so she could offer nothing in return, except the element of “need.”
Once Paul Ryan got his BA in Economics from Miami University of Ohio he was hired as a staff economist in Wisconsin Senator Kastin’s office. The job must have not paid well because young Ryan moonlighted as a waiter and fitness trainer. No one offered him a “token honor” position at the University of Chicago and a $200,000 dollar a year salary.
When a still young Paul Ryan returned to Wisconsin to run for Congress he didn’t demonize his opponent and dig up dirt to shovel against him. He waited until the standing Congressman vacated the office before seeking the office. In Janesville, Wisconsin they don’t have a big political machine to promote you, to criminalize your opponent; instead Paul Ryan had to go door to door and sit at kitchen tables and listen to his future constituents.
After getting elected to Congress Paul Ryan didn’t triumphantly march into Washington, buy himself a Georgetown townhouse and proceed over to K Street to rub elbows with lobbyists. He bunked in his Congressional office and used the house gym for showers and a fresh change of clothes.
Paul Ryan then married and took his bride back to Janesville. He lives on the same street he lived on as a kid and shares the neighborhood with eight other members of the Ryan clan. He hunts with the local Janesville hunt club and attends PTA meetings and other civic functions.
For those who can’t make those public functions, Paul Ryan bought an old bread truck, converted it into a “mobile constituent office” and drives around to meet with those who need his help and attention.
No, I don’t know if we can vote for a guy like this. He doesn’t have a regal pedigree; he’s Irish for God’s sake! No one awarded him a Nobel Peace Prize two months after getting elected. No one threw flowers or got “chills down their leg” as a he took his seat in Congress.
What is most despicable about Paul Ryan is that he has had the nerve to write the House Budget for three years in a row. He’s is brazen and heartless in advocating in that budget for a $5 trillion dollar reduction in federal spending over the next ten years! The House passed his budget three years in a row and three years in a row the Democratically controlled Senate has let it die in the upper house, without ever proposing a budget of their own. What is wrong with this guy? If Congress were to cut $5 trillion dollars from the budget where would the President get the money to give $500 million dollars to a bankrupt Solyndra? Or $200 million dollars for bankrupt Energy 1? Or $11 billion dollars to illegal aliens filing INIT, non-resident tax returns to claim $11 billion big ones in child tax credits, even for their children living in Mexico?
I don’t know. Paul Ryan seems heartless to me. He keeps wanting to cut government waste, he keeps wanting to put a halt to those big GSA conventions in Vegas and, worse, he keeps trying to make people look at that $16.7 trillion dollar deficit! The guy’s no fun at all!
Who wants a numbers cruncher? Who wants someone spoiling the party by showing folks the bill? Nothing will spoil a party quicker than sending the host the bill before the party’s over.
Hugh Hewitt Interview: “Paul Ryan chat was very interesting. He’s worked at McDonald’s, picked corn, painted houses, once drove the Oscar Myer Weiner Mobile, ran track, ran a sub 3 hour marathon…”
Paul Ryan: “This is our generation’s defining moment”
Romney-Ryan is the right team for this moment!!
At the Villages, Florida’s largest retirement community, Paul Ryan shared his mother’s story of returning to school and building her own business to support her family.
h/t to Salome Stevens the Blaze for photos
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. …Thomas Jefferson
By: Arlen Williams
This video, “Tampa RNC 2012 Arrest Video – Public Service Announcement” is posted at YouTube and the caption of user “centrallaw” is posted below it. It is an informational and instructional announcement chiefly to department staff, those deputized, and those security personnel temporarily hired to protect people, property and the People’s peaceful intercourse of travel, communications, and doings at Tampa’s Republican National Convention, August 27-30.
About the orchestrated protests, disruptive tactics, and potentially violent provocations planned for the RNC, see “Soros-funded Marxists to ‘Occupy the RNC’“ in Gulag, thanks to Tina Trent.
Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney just obtained a public service announcement from the Tampa Police Department Chief Castor and Hillsborough County Sheriff, David Gee. In the 3 minute film we see the special badges issues for the Republican National Convention RNC and recieve information about how they will handle the protesters and respect some of their First Amendment Rights. Welcome everyone to Tampa for the 2012 RNC Convention.
If you are not welcomed call 813-222-2220.
Hat Tip: Nancy Jacques
Accuracy in Media
This film explores how, four years ago, America’s Survival, Inc. unmasked Barack Obama’s communist mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, and released his 600-page FBI file. Davis had been under surveillance for 19 years, suspected of espionage, and on the FBI’s “security index.” ASI President Cliff Kincaid discusses how Davis was identified and his identity confirmed. Kincaid also examines how the media continue to ignore the story of the century. See: www.LeninandSharia.com for conference videos and reports from ASI’s July 19 “Vetting Obama” conference.
Hat Tip: BB
Hat Tip: BB