11/1/13

How Smart Meters are Extremist, Antiamerican Surveillance, in 4.5 Minutes

By: Arlen Williams
Gulag Bound

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I’m not worried about Ed Snowden, unless he is actually giving away the secrets vital to U.S. security that those who cannot possibly know assert he has. And even if so, what damage does it do to give away U.S. security information, if the U.S.A. becomes a totalitarian state in the growing global empire?

If this U.S. regime goes much farther in that direction, it would be our “duty,” in the Declaration’s parlance, to make sure it is “thrown off.” Hopefully, such throwing off would only be done by Americans, but even during our Revolution, we needed some help from overseas. Of course that would beg the question of whether anyone from overseas would actually help. If America is lost, what is left of the world?

This video describes one way America is being lost.

And so, I am very glad Snowden has drawn at least some momentary public attention to the burgeoning domestic surveillance technocracy, a.k.a. 1984, a.k.a. Big Brother, a.k.a. totalitarianism, though I don’t know young chap has ever mentioned smart meters and the smart grid.

How you are being, or may soon be surveilled, at every moment of every day, that’s what I”m concerned about.

Have you seen this yet?

Do you have one?

If I had one, I would do what it takes to get it removed.

This video tells how you should be able to prevent one from being attached to your home, though even that hasn’t worked so well, for some. And this presenter isn’t talking out of his hat. I’ve had it publicly confirmed to me by an IEEE specialist that smart meters can and do discover how much electricity we are using, when, and with what appliances, and transmit that information up the chain. (He said I shouldn’t be concerned.)

This video is about violence, constant, perpetual violence.

(And it doesn’t even get into the high levels of dangerous high-frequency radiation emitted by these meters.)

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Another smart grid graphic, if preferable to the Gulag visitor:

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11/1/13

Cold War Redux: China’s Nuclear Counterbalance

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
Cross-Posted at Right Wing News

Image for Yu column Inside China Source: Global Times

For years, Trevor Loudon and I have been warning of the looming threat from China and Russia. We have been called crazy, ridiculed, maligned and ignored. If you ever needed proof that we were right and that America better get her military ducks in order, this is it. I will say it again… the Cold War never ended — it shifted. This week, Chinese state-run media for the first time showed exactly how Beijing’s nuclear submarines could attack American cities (see the map above) as a means to counterbalance U.S. nuclear deterrence in the Pacific. This is a bold and blatant threat. If we get in the way, China will nuke us and they mean it.

In the 50’s and 60’s, this threat by China would have put the U.S. on war footing. Now, we hear crickets not only from our military leaders, but the media and our political leadership. From The Washington Times:

On Monday, leading media outlets including China Central TV, the People’s Daily, the Global Times, the PLA Daily, the China Youth Daily and the Guangmin Daily ran identical, top-headlined reports about the “awesomeness” of the People’s Liberation Army navy’s strategic submarine force.

“This is the first time in 42 years since the establishment of our navy’s strategic submarine force that we reveal on such a large scale the secrets of our first-generation underwater nuclear force,” the Global Times said in a lengthy article titled “China for the First Time Possesses Effective Underwater Nuclear Deterrence against the United States.”

The article features 30 photos and graphics detailing, among other things, damage projections for Seattle and Los Angeles after being hit by Chinese nuclear warheads and the deadly radiation that would spread all the way to Chicago.

In this photo taken on Oct. 26, 2010, and released by the Chinese Navy on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, a Chinese navy nuclear submarine takes part in a nuclear safety drill at the Qingdao submarine base in east China’s Shandong province. In a sign of growing confidence, China’s navy gave Chinese media on Sunday unprecedented publicity on its first nuclear submarine fleet, one of its most secretive military programs. China is devoting increasing resources to its naval forces to safeguard its maritime interests and assert its territorial claims. (AP Photo)

The Chinese sub-fleet is reportedly the world’s second-largest, with approximately 70 vessels. I contend they are the largest, but in the end that is splitting radioactive hairs. About 10 of the vessels are nuclear-powered and four or more are nuclear ballistic submarines that can launch missiles. Our intel is so crappy on China though, I suspect it is much, much worse than this. And this is only the Navy. They have killer satellite systems that can take out communications and strike militarily in the blink of an eye. They have so many soldiers, that losing 100s of thousands is a drop in the military bucket. After all, they are fighting for their homeland and dominance and they hate the barbaric West, so they are willing to lose millions if need be in their quest for conquest and supremacy.

If I have not sufficiently chilled you to the bone, I apologize. The Chinese are not bluffing:

Chinese calculations for nuclear attacks on the U.S. are chillingly macabre.

“Because the Midwest states of the U.S. are sparsely populated, in order to increase the lethality, [our] nuclear attacks should mainly target the key cities on the West Coast of the United States, such as Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego,” the Global Times said.

“The 12 JL-2 nuclear warheads carried by one single Type 094 SSBN can kill and wound 5 million to 12 million Americans,” the Global Times reported.

China also has developed land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles — notably the DF-31A, which has a range of 7,000 to 7,500 miles.

“If we launch our DF 31A ICBMs over the North Pole, we can easily destroy a whole list of metropolises on the East Coast and the New England region of the U.S., including Annapolis, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Portland, Baltimore and Norfolk, whose population accounts for about one-eighth of America’s total residents,” the Global Times said.

All the state-run press reports stressed the point that the PLA’s missile submarines are now on routine strategic patrol, “which means that China for the first time has acquired the strategic deterrence and second strike capability against the United States.”

“Our JL-2 SLBMs have become the fourth type of Chinese nuclear missiles that threaten the continental United States, after our DF-31A, DF-5A and DF-5B ICBMs,” said the Global Times.

Now, I want you to throw into the mix, the threat of EMPs. If it were me, I would launch those first and take out as much as I could that way to clear the path so to speak. Consider the fact that most of our electronics are manufactured by China. They claim to have embedded in our electronics ‘kill switches’ that can be triggered to cause failures and chaos. They also claim that they have back doors into our utility, communications, financial, military and Internet systems. You begin to see the trouble we are in and how negligent our military and leaders have also been.

But wait… there’s more. A surveillance ship from China was spotted in Hawaiian waters for the first time. It is being described as an unprecedented move and as a provocative retaliation to the U.S. naval presence in the East China Sea. The ship is a 4,000 ton People’s Liberation Army electronic reconnaissance ship and was recently spotted near Hawaii within the U.S. 200-nautical mile EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone). It is a spy ship and it got within 2400 miles of San Francisco.

Why all this, you might ask. Well, it is a message to the U.S. to let China do as she pleases or she will crush us. And Russia is right there with China. This is what you get when you gut your military and have a weak kneed President. From InfoWars:

China’s increasing aggressiveness in the East China Sea and its challenge to Japanese control of the Senkaku Islands has sparked tensions, with Japan repeatedly scrambling fighter jets earlier this week in response to Chinese military aircraft flying near Okinawa.

Back in September, China also reportedly sent warships to the coast of Syria to “observe” the actions of US and Russian vessels in the region.

“The recent deployment of a PLAN surveillance ship into Hawaiian waters is seen as Beijing’s message to the US and the rest of the world that China can now contest the waters of the western Pacific and that the US Navy no longer has a free pass in the region. It is also seen as a form of retaliation for what Beijing considers the provocative naval exercises the US recently conducted in the Yellow Sea jointly with the navies of South Korea and Japan’s Self-Defense Force,” states the report.

Did anyone really believe that our enemies wouldn’t seize an opportunity to put America in her place? We have entered a Cold War Redux and China’s nuclear counterbalance is a terrifying warning shot off our bow. World War III is bearing down on America and our President is sacrificing us on a global Marxist altar. America needs to wake up and not be a lamb to the slaughter. If we fall, the rest of the free world will fall and a horrific darkness will descend on the U.S. Somebody better wake up the military and let them know we are being threatened by enemies who do not make idle threats and always, always keep their promises.

11/1/13

Two More Casualties from the ‘War on the Military?’

By: Susan Knowles
Gulag Bound

Barack ObamaYou may recall that I recently wrote an article entitled, “The Thinning of the Military Herd?” It was an article about a number of high-ranking military officers that were dismissed by the Obama administration earlier this year.

After writing that article, I wanted to dig deeper to determine if there are other strategies being put into play by the left to “punish military leaders” or at least to make them wary before carrying out their duties.

Typically, the military is left to carry out its official duties, particularly those not pertaining to wartime functions, without interference from either the White House or Congress. However, when there is an agenda that is being advanced this may not always be the case.

In the re-election campaign, President Obama’s agenda was to vilify the Republicans for what he deemed as the “war on women.” Obama set out to destroy the credibility of the Republican Party with female voters by publicly condemning them for not allowing women to have “free birth control,” among other things.

Obama’s “zero tolerance for sexual assault” in the military appears to have spawned its own agenda. This time, some Democrats may be using Obama’s policy as a means to punish the military for what they hope the American public will see, as the military’s “war on sexual assault victims.”

The message from these Democrats to the military, when it comes to prosecuting sexual assault cases, is make sure you convict all military personnel who have a case brought against them or else you may pay with your career.

In 2012, the Pentagon reported that there were 26,000 troops that had been sexually assaulted and 60 military recruiters and counselors were dismissed because of the allegations against them. The Pentagon further reported that these allegations represented a 35% increase since 2010. Most of the offenses involved incidents from groping to rape.

The military had been prosecuting these cases pursuant to the rules of military justice. However, when two convictions of sexual assault (out of 26,000) were overturned by high-ranking officers in the military, some Democratic Senators (and several Republican Senators) began calling for Congressional hearings.

Senator Jackie Speier, a Democrat from California and member of the Armed Services Committee, jumped into action with other lawmakers and demanded that a hearing be held immediately.

Claire McCaskillSenator Claire McCaskill, Democrat from Missouri, was one of the most outspoken representatives at the hearing. McCaskill called Marine Corps General James Mattis to the hearing before Congress, demanding to know why a Lt. Colonel had his sexual assault conviction dropped after a jury found him guilty. She was referring to Air Force Lt. General Craig Franklin’s decision to overturn the sexual assault conviction of Air Force Lt. Col. James Wilkerson, after Franklin decided that the evidence didn’t warrant a conviction.

General Mattis informed McCaskill essentially that a commander had a right to make such a judgment for “reason.” Mattis was confirming that Lt. General Franklin had acted within his legal authority to overturn the conviction.

Lt. General FranklinNot satisfied with General Mattis’ response, McCaskill wrote to the Air Force Secretary and the Air Force Chief of Staff, stating that Franklin’s decision “shows ignorance, at best, and malfeasance, at worst.” She called for swift action against Franklin. In other words, she wanted him fired. For now, Lt. General Franklin appears to have been spared his job but it’s still early.

Another Air Force Lt. General was not so fortunate. Lt. General Susan Helms has been blocked by Senator Claire McCaskill, for the last six months, from being confirmed as vice commander of Space Command, due to Helms’ decision to overturn a sexual assault conviction of a captain at a California Air Force base in 2012.

Lt. General Helms reported that after studying the conviction record for five weeks, she could not allow the verdict to stand because the burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt had not been met.

McCaskill was outraged by the decision and has made it her mission, it appears, to prevent Helms’ promotion. Apparently, since she was unable to have Lt. General Franklin fired, preventing a promotion for Lt. General Helms was the next best thing.

Both Lt. Generals have the legal responsibility in their positions to ensure that justice is served under the rules of the military justice system. A civilian court is also charged with similar responsibilities in ensuring that justice has been served even if that means overturning a conviction for failure to meet the burden of proof, lack of evidence, or a myriad of sanctioned reasons.

Senator McCaskill is sending a clear message to the military that they must get on board with the Democrats’ agenda even if it means disregarding or violating the rule of law. Failure to comply could result in the threat of dismissal or the end of advancement in one’s career, at the very least.

helmsLt. General Helms had been on a fast track in her exemplary career before her decision to throw out the conviction. She was the first military woman in space, having flown aboard the space shuttle Endeavor and flew on several other space missions, as well. She has logged numerous hours in space and set a world record when she spacewalked for eight hours and fifty six minutes.

Little did Lt. General Helms know that exercising reasonable judgment and obeying the rule of law in our current political climate could be a detriment to her military career. The jury is still out on the outcome of Lt. General Franklin’s future in the military.

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Susan Knowles is an author, psychotherapist and former practicing attorney. Her latest book, a political fiction, is entitled, “Freedom’s Fight: A Call to Remember” available on Amazon.com. Her website is susanknowles.com, where this article may also be found.

References:

  1. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/08/04/military-reacts-to-problem-troops-findings/2616497/
  2. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/05/military-sexual-assault_n_2813937.html
  3. http://threedaysinaugust.com/?p=3434
  4. http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20131027/NEWS05/310270007/Lawmaker-sustains-6-month-hold-3-star-s-nomination

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11/1/13

Sat, Nov 2nd The Chattanooga TEA Party Welcomes Author Trevor Loudon and ‘The Enemies Within’

Pacific Freedom Foundation

The Chattanooga (TN) TEA Party welcomes a modern-day Paul Revere, Trevor Loudon! Bring your friends. This is too important to miss!

The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress is like no other book written on American politics. The book exposes, in layman’s terms, the comprehensive communist, socialist and extreme progressive infiltration of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate.

The book profiles fourteen Senators and more than fifty Representatives and their ties to the Communist Party USA, Democratic Socialists of America, Workers World Party and the Institute for Policy Studies, Council for a Livable World and other radical anti-American organizations. Trevor has done the hard work to connect the dots of why the U.S. Congress has moved further and further left over our lifetime and you won’t want to miss him.

We look forward to seeing you! Bring friends and family!

Chattanooga TEA Party
Saturday, Nov 2nd, 2013 | 6:30 pm — 8:30 pm

Western Sizzlin Steak and More
6021 Relocation Way
Ooltewah,Tennessee 37363

Questions? Contact: Regina Thompson