Thursday, September 27, 2007

Freedom Shenanigan #16

Go After The Advertisers

The Bottom of the Birdcage
by L. Neil Smith

Attribute to The Libertarian Enterprise

Sometimes, when I think about how long I've been involved in politics, one way or another, I am utterly astonished. Nobody really ever expects to get old. And sometimes, during those gray, bleak moments around two o'clock in the morning, I wonder if I haven't wasted my life, considering the amount of progress that I—not to mention countless others in the general freedom movement—haven't made.

My first time on the line was in 1961, when most of the student body of my alma mater, Choctawhatchee High School (yes, that's what I said—rhymes with "booby-hatchie"), traveled all the way from Fort Walton Beach, the biggest little city in Okaloosa County, Florida, to the quaint little county seat in Crestview, to spend their Saturday in what was then a reasonably novel and unprecedented attempt to picket the damn school board into giving our school some badly needed repair money.

Yeah, I know, not very libertarian. But I was 15, only getting started philosophically, and there were several cute girls involved, a splendiferous number of them named "Gail". Not to mention a chance to play a borrowed Stella 12-string all day, just like the one on which Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter famously composed "Good Night Irene". The Stella was, shall we say "inexpensive", and boy did my fingers hurt afterward.

As I recall, we did manage to get some newspaper reporters to come up and talk to us, and I believe at least one TV channel from nearby Pensacola. But it was then that I first suffered an extremely strange and very frustrating experience. If you've ever been associated with anything that got the attention of the media, I'm sure that you'll recognize it immediately. It was exactly as if the reporters and TV personalities had attended some gathering other than the one all of us had.

The simple truth is that, in all the forty-six years since, during which I've been pretty politically aware and active, there hasn't been a single issue, event, or phenomenon—not one—that the mainstream media haven't lied about, blatantly misrepresented or distorted, or overlooked, ignored, or suppressed, by accident or design. Even when they try, the fools never get it right. I have never been involved in anything I would have recognized afterward from their description of it.

Thomas Jefferson believed that a free press would be the salvation of this country's libertarian values and traditions, but sadly he was wrong. The mass media are uniformly populated by cowards, bullies, and toadies who will unfailingly suck up to whomever they perceive to have power—and immediately fall upon and rip out the throats of whoever they believe to be losing it. They know nothing of history, economics, or the law. They give not a fig about freedom or the future. I have sometimes observed that if the American people ever became fully aware of just how badly they're being served by the media (of course most of them don't want to know), there wouldn't be a single newspaper or radio or TV station left standing above its own ashes anywhere in the country.

All through those 46-six years (so far) I have tilted at windmills and bashed my head against walls, losing ground with every decade to the enemies of liberty—often thanks to "allies" who were more of a hindrance than a help—yet somehow never managing to give up. I have often wondered why I couldn't make myself just let it go, be content to live out the rest of my life in relative peace and comfort, and let those who will come after me deal with the mess, or be dealt with by it.

Part of it, I think, is that I've always believed that there's a lever out there, somewhere. Not a trick or a shortcut, but a tool to multiply our effort and make up for the fact that those who value liberty are as badly outnumbered as Colonels Travis and Bowie at the Alamo.

Over the decades, I've experimented with several different ideas, including (somewhat to my chagrin) a sort of religious organization based on institutions Robert A. Heinlein wrote about in The Day After Tomorrow or that Robert Silverberg described in To Open the Sky, or that Anthony F.C. Wallace examined in his remarkable work on cultural revival, Religion: An Anthropological View. I've also written many articles and speeches, run for office, and when I discovered that I couldn't count on most other folks to remain consistent with principle or simply stay the course for more than a few weeks, I started writing the freedom-oriented science fiction novels most of my readers know me for.

And still things have grown steadily worse.

I have plunged us all into this gloom and doom (as I often do at the beginnings of my novels) for a reason: enlightening contrast. I think I know of a way to change things—with relative rapidity. The coming national election in 2008 could represent a good test. But the method will have to be applied with considerable enthusiasm and much energy, and I'm not sure that, as a movement, we have that in us any more.

The idea comes in two parts. Click for MORE

A Pandemic of Police Brutality

And They Usually Get Away With It


Bush's "war on terror" quickly became Bush's war on Iraqi civilians. So far over one million Iraqi civilians have lost their lives because of Bush's invasion, and four million have been displaced. Iraq's infrastructure is in ruins. Disease is rampart. Normal life has disappeared.

Self-righteous Americans justify these monstrous crimes as necessary to ensure their own safety from terrorist attack. Yet, Americans are in far greater danger from their own police forces than they are from foreign terrorists. Ironically, Bush's "war on terror" has made Americans less safe at home by diminishing US civil liberty and turning an epidemic of US police brutality into a pandemic.

The only terrorist most Americans will ever encounter is a policeman with a badge, nightstick, mace and Taser. A Google search for "police brutality videos" turns up 2,210,000 entries. Some entries are foreign and some are probably duplications, but the number is so large that a person could do nothing but watch police brutality videos for the rest of his life. A search on "You Tube" alone turned up 2,280 police brutality videos. PrisonPlanet has a selection of the most outrageous recent cases.

Police brutality has crossed the line from using excessive force against a resisting Rodney King to unprovoked gratuitous violence against persons offering no resistance, such as the elderly, women, students, and elected officials. Americans are not safe anywhere from police. Police attack Americans in university libraries, in public meetings, and in their own homes.

Click HERE for MORE

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Freedom Shenanigan #15
Publish Where They Live!

Created 2007-09-18 11:02

What can we do to prevent people from being tortured for asking good questions? More generally, how can we respond effectively to abuses of power, in an era when the authorities and the media they own are ignoring most forms of peaceful protest?

After spending many hours of conversation with Father Frank Morales of St. Mark's Church during my recent trip to New York, I think I have an answer.

Frank Morales (who now stands beside David Ray Griffin and Rev. Rich Lang in my pantheon of Christian heroes) has been struggling against military and police abuses of power almost since I was in diapers. In my interview with him on 9/8/07 (archived free at: [1]) and in private conversations that kept us up till the wee hours, Frank brilliantly analyzed the trends toward martial law and police state tactics. He pointed out that protesting OUTSIDE THE HOMES of those who abuse their power has often been the most effective way to apply pressure on malfeasant police and other authorities. In New York, the mere threat of doing this has gotten immediate results.

So, inspired by Father Frank Morales, and horrified by the tasering of a young man who asked John Kerry some very good questions, I have created WHERETHEYLIVE.ORG (I have registered the domain name; anyone who wants to help build the site is welcome to contact me at [2])

WHERETHEYLIVE.ORG is founded in the spirit of Thoreau, Gandhi, King, Abdul-Ghaffar Khan, and the many other heroes of principled nonviolent resistance. It will publicize the home addresses of those who are alleged to have seriously abused their power over others, for the purpose of facilitating NONVIOLENT demonstrations on public property outside those home addresses.

I just called the University of Florida Police Department at (352) 392-1111 to ask them for the names, home addresses and phone numbers of the officers who assaulted the young man. I was, of course, refused. The next step is to put out a call to everyone in or around the University of Florida to help us identify these officers and find out where they live. Their home addresses will be posted as soon as they are available and the website is up, and people in the area will be asked to show up to picket in front of their homes until these officers are fired and prosecuted for assault.

WHERETHEYLIVE.ORG will also seek and post home addresses of suspects in the war crimes and crimes against humanity committed on 9/11 and during the 9/11 wars. Each posting will include a summary of the evidence that the individual has seriously abused his or her power over others, along with the home address and a call to nonviolently picket that address.

Those who wish to participate in this project may contact me at [3]

Monday, September 17, 2007


You must apply to schedule a
formal appeal to your local draft board.


Pursuant to Sub-Section 8, Paragraph C of Executive Branch Classified Directive #13334-P, dated 1 May 2004,
the Armed Forces of the United States stand directed by President George W. Bush to accelerate preparations for compulsory induction of the adult non-homosexual population into active combat duty in the War Against Terror.

Henceforth, and in accordance with established Federal conscriptional provisions, all male and female citizens aged 16-45 must register for the impending draft. Each registrant's personal information will undergo rigorous computer analysis to compile a profile of overall physical, mental, and moral fitness prior to the issuing of orders to report for basic training.

WARNING: Persons failing to register prior to the impending invasions of Iran and North Korea will be classified as deserters and become subject to the penalties prescribed therefore by the Rules and Articles of War, up to and including incarceration for a period not to exceed fifteen (15) calendar years and fines up to $125,000.00.

Click HERE to Register!!! Its quick... its easy... ITS REQUIRED BY LAW!!!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Freedom Shenanigan #14
Help Someone, Anyone, Whomever needs it,
Anonymously or Notoriously

Here are two examples of Freedom Shenanigan #2 "Create an Internet Blog" in use.


From Jeff Zurawski,
Hello All,
Last night Julie Anderson (one of our lawyers from the Collins Law Firm) and I appeared on the Comcast TV show Public Perspective with Kevin McDermott. It will air on Comcast's public access channel this Saturday the 8th @ 8:00pm and again on the 22nd.
Mike Barr the activist/videographer was also with us, camera in hand. Check our YouTube channel ( ) in the coming weeks for new video clips from tonight's interview and a West Suburban Faith Based Peace Coalition meeting I spoke at recently. Please help spread the word about our case by subscribing to our YouTube channel and watching, sharing, and commenting on the videos.
I think the show went okay overall. Being in the spotlight is quite uncomfortable for me. I'll never lose sight of this issue's importance though and will continue to speak out as best I can. Julie did an outstanding job advocating for free speech and representing her firm and us. I am extremely impressed with the work she and Shawn are doing. We are so very fortunate to have them on our side.
I wanted to say a few things during the interview and unfortunately I let the opportunities slip by. Mostly I wanted to thank all those who've shown support for the cause. Without it, I'm not sure we'd have had the strength to hang in there for the long haul.
Thanks to my family and all of my friends (new and old) for listening and standing up for me.
Thanks to all the bloggers who've gotten the story out far and wide. We've received responses from people in the U.K., Australia, Ireland, China, and from all across the U.S. It is truly amazing!
A very special thanks to Sheddhead at Daily Kos for doing so much to help us out! From continuous coverage of our story, fundraising, and organizing letter writing campaigns, to just checking in once and a while to see how we're doing.
We have planned to protest against our prosecution on October 11th, 12:00pm, near Joseph Birkett's office building 503 N County Farm Rd in Wheaton. We hope you'll join us. Stayed tuned for more details as they develop.
Our trial date is still set for October 15th, Building 505, Room 4007. The jury selection starts @ 9:30am and the trial follows immediately.

Jeff Zurawski
5633 Lee Ave
Downers Grove, IL 60516

#2 Walworth County Wisconsin Corruption Created by

This is a story about a young married couple who were victimized in Walworth for offering a solid piece of silver (a private currency called the Liberty Dollar which is 100% legal to use) at an ICE CREAM stand! I can't even begin to describe it. You will have to read for yourself.

The victims are Shaun and Svetlana Kranish. Yup that Shaun. Shaun!

From the WCWC Blog:

You can help by calling!

"We would ask that you take a minute or two out of your day and call the numbers listed on the left side. These are the three businesses that were allegedly "victimized" -- two of them freely accepted the Liberty Dollar and one of them called the police. None have sought a simple solution -- such as asking Shaun to give them federal reserve notes instead!!!

We ask that you be as polite as possible and simple ask them to look into this matter and try to resolve it in a simple way, by asking for paper instead of silver. They may also wish to post that they don't accept the Liberty Dollar or train their employees to let patrons know. Just like many stores don't accept credit cards -- Dari Ripple included -- they can simply let people know. Having them arrested and/or pressing charges is ludicrous!

Thank you for standing with us!!!"

Also, please take a moment to check this link out:

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Show us the law, or arrest us too!

Dear Agents of de facto Illegitimate Government,

I see that you've arrested four men today. What I don't see is that these men have committed any crimes. Who have these men victimized? Who has a claim against them? Who has been threatened, harmed, robbed, or defrauded? Where are and who are the accusers of these men? I want to know -- NOW.

It appears to me that you're digging your graves even deeper. Instead of simply coming out and SHOWING THE LAW that requires specifically Ed and Elaine in their former positions as productive, contributing members of sovereign American society, to pay a TAX on their labor. This would amount to slavery, aka involuntary servitude (unless it were VOLUNTARY). Maybe this is why the IRS always uses the term "voluntary compliance?" After all, something cannot be simultaneously voluntary AND mandatory at the same time.

Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution for the United States of America

Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
Section 2. Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

There isn't much room to debate this particular amendment. There also isn't much room to debate that the 16th Amendment was not ratified properly. Nor is there room to debate the various court rulings which have never been overturned that say the 16th Amendment did NOT confer any new powers of taxation to any new subjects. Nor is there room to debate that even if the previous evidence were flawed, CONGRESS HAS NOT PASSED ANY LAW TO TAX OUR INCOME!!! If such a law exists (and the aforementioned is not applicable or correct), then why can't they simply SHOW US THE LAW? Is this too much to ask? If it's there in the law book somewhere, let's see it and we can all stop arguing.

This thing has been blown wide open by the many people involved -- patriots like Aaron Russo, Sherry Peel Jackson, Irwin Schiff, Bob Schulz, Ed & Elaine Brown, and of course Danny Riley, Bob Wolffe, Cirino Gonzales, and Jason Gerhard -- the four men you arrested today -- among countless others. When more, and more, and ever more men and women across this wonderful land realize the fraud of the income tax, that THERE IS NO LAW, how are you going to justify your actions? "I'm just doing my job," or "I'm just following orders," does not work. The Nazis tried these excuses and they failed miserably. You follow in their footsteps -- committing war crime, after war crime, after war crime. You work for the wealthy, power elite who have declared war on US -- the American People. You're on the wrong side!!!

This is how it was in 1775 and the years before the revolution. We're back at that same point again. As JFK said -- before your employers killed him -- "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." You men and women are our brothers and sisters -- just as the British (and their loyalists) were. Why are you making peaceful revolution impossible? Do you CRAVE war? Is that why you dress up as warriors, in black, in sniper suits, with body armor, masks, face paint, and automatic rifles? We certainly don't. We wish for peaceful revolution.

Ed and Elaine have proposed peaceful resolutions to this whole mess. A) You leave them alone and they will continue their peaceful, productive lives not harming anyone as always or B) You can show them the law that required them to pay the tax, and they'll surrender. You seem to want to choose C) Ignore the Constitution and our laws and arrest, hurt, and kill anyone who goes against you.

Option C is tyranny. GO HERE NOW for the rest of this letter

Feds Arrest 4 friends of Ed & Elaine

THEY STILL HAVE NOT SHOWN US THE LAW -- WHY IS THAT SO HARD??? There is no law -- Ed & Elaine broke no law. Now everyday people like you and I are standing behind Ed and Elaine because Ed and Elaine are everyday good people too. And now they\'re arresting US!!! The REAL criminals -- these federal agents who are NOT upholding their oath to the Constitution and to the LAW of this land -- are digging themselves deeper and deeper. Please let everyone know about this!!! Call these numbers and try to find out WHAT IS GOING ON?!?! SHOW US THE LAW OR STOP THIS MADNESS!!!

U.S. Marshall\'s office ------- 603-225-1632
Sheriff Michael Prozzo ------- 603-863-4200
John Lynch NH State Governor --603-271-2121

Sullivan County Sheriff\'s Office
14 Main St.
P.O. Box 27
Newport, NH 03773
PH 603.863.4200
FAX 603.863.0012

Representative Matthew S. Houde
Home Address:
Matthew S. Houde
P.O. Box 66
Meriden, NH 03770-0066
Phone: (603)504-2744
Business Address:
Vermont Law School
Chelsea St., PO Box 96
S. Royalton, VT 05068
Phone: (802)831-1241

Representative Carla M. Skinder
Carla M. Skinder
465 East Road
Cornish, NH 03745-4433
Phone: (603)542-6065
Phone: (603)543-6895
FAX: (603)863-8383

Senator Peter Hoe Burling
Senate Office:
107 N. Main St., Room 105
Concord, N.H. 03301
(603) 271-2642
20 Lang Road
Cornish, N.H. 03745-4209
(603) 675-6255

Governor Lynch
Office of the Governor
State House
25 Capitol Street
Concord, NH 03301
(603)271-7680 (fax)

Marshal: 4 associates of tax-evading couple arrested

September 12, 2007

CONCORD, N.H. --Four men accused of helping obstruct justice in the case of convicted tax evaders Ed and Elaine Brown have been arrested, U.S. Marshal Stephen Monier said Wednesday.

Monier said the men are Cirino \"Reno\" Gonzales, 30, of Alice, Texas; Daniel Riley, 40, of Albany, N.Y.; Jason Gerhard, 22, of Brookhaven, N.Y.; and Robert Wolffe, 50, of Randolph, Vt.

Charges range from accessory after the fact to possession and use of a firearm in relation to a crime of violence.

Officials believe that the men participated in various efforts to assist the Browns in avoiding justice at their rural home in Plainfield and conspired to impede federal agents.

The Browns, who were convicted in January and have refused to turn themselves in to authorities, claim the federal income tax is not legitimate. Supporters from across the country have visited them at their home, although some relationships have come to a bitter end: The Browns have squabbled with bloggers, radio hosts, and several spokesmen and assistants.

A Web site about the Browns says they\'re planning to hold a fundraising event on their property on Saturday.

Monier said Gonzales was arrested in Alice, Texas; Riley in Cohoes, N.Y.; Gerhard at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; and Wolffe in Hartford, Vt.

\"In this case, these men are alleged to have helped the Browns in their ongoing refusal to surrender to authorities,\" Monier said. \"The Browns have engaged in a course of conduct that has led to further criminal investigations into their activity. Anyone who aids the Browns is subject to investigation, arrest and prosecution for serious felonies, which carry very heavy prison sentences.\"

Earlier this year, officials cut power and telephone service in an effort to ratchet up pressure on the couple convicted of scheming to avoid federal income taxes by hiding $1.9 million of income between 1996 and 2003. The Browns said they hadn\'t noticed the changes, they can survive on generators and they have 103 wooded acres to keep warm this winter. Their home is on an isolated dirt road and includes a turret that offers a 360-degree view of the property and a driveway that is sometimes barricaded with sport utility vehicles.

The Brown\'s phone numbers still appeared to be disconnected on Wednesday.

Also, heavily armed police once surrounded the Browns\' home and readied for combat in June while they seized commercial property the couple owned in a neighboring town. SWAT teams, military and explosives vehicles marshaled in the tiny town and sparked rumors -- and expectations -- of a raid. U.S. marshals said it was only for surveillance.

Those authorities were seen by Riley, who was out walking the couple\'s dog when he was detained by marshals.

Since abandoning his federal trial and retreating to his home, Ed Brown has repeatedly said that any attempts to arrest him would result in a violent confrontation. He\'s also directly named investigators, prosecutors and the judge in his case, suggesting that they could be killed if anything happens to him. At other times, he has said their actions to date already justify retaliation.

\"This was a tax case,\" Monier said Wednesday, \"but over the last seven months, the Browns have allegedly obstructed justice and encouraged others to assist them. Ed Brown has threatened to kill law enforcement and other governmental officials. So, our message to the Browns is clear: do the right thing, call us, and surrender peacefully.\"

Monier said his office will continue to assist local police to control access to the Browns\' property, in a safe manner \"and with minimal intrusion to the Plainfield community.\"

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Freedom Shenanigan #13

Takin' It to the Streets

by NonEntity

Exclusive to STR

September 4, 2007

A call to action.

The increase in police brutality and the militarization of the police are becoming ever more frequent laments of peace-loving people. Every day it seems I hear more stories of two kinds: First are those reports of totally uncalled for police brutality of innocent people or brutality on those who have already been secured and no longer present any threat to the officers involved; second are the reports of fed up "citizens" gunning down police.

There has to be a better way, and it needs to happen soon, for this insanity is escalating rapidly to the point of combustion. I have a germ of an idea which I really believe may be able to begin to turn the tide.

On a recent FreeTalkLive show, I heard the story of a man who was accosted by the cop in question, who called for backup support, detained this man for wearing his pistol openly on his belt. He got out of his car and was walking to the local pub for a regular meeting with some fellow "Free Staters." This act is perfectly legal and allowable under the local laws of the State of New Hampshire.

What happened next was magic. The man immediately picked up his cellphone and called a special number, leaving a message detailing the nature of his problem and his location. Within moments of the detention of this man, there was a crowd of observers and video cameras to witness and record the actions of the police and to be available to lend such support as might be appropriate. After a short bit of discussion, the man was allowed to go peaceably on his way and get to his meeting, if a bit late. The crowd dispersed. Everyone went back to their normal lives. I was impressed.

But the problem of the lack of accountability of the individuals who make up the force of government still remains. And here is where I think I have an idea perhaps as powerful as that of the phone notification system.

When a policeman, or other person claiming to act with the authority of the government, acts in a violent or abusive manner, get this person's name. Find out where this person lives. Then, using a computer meet-up group or other method of organizing with others, go to this person's home and picket. Stand up and voice your indignation so that all of this person's community is aware of what he or she has done. Talk to those who are open to hearing. Be respectful, but be firm. Make it clear what this person has done and why you find it unacceptable behavior from a fellow member of the community. It is likely that if there gets to be a regular parade of people out in the street in front of this person's house, he or she will have to start behaving a bit more respectfully or find that living in his community is too uncomfortable to stick around.

We might be able to turn our fascistic Law Enforcement Officers back into Peace Officers. Wouldn't that be nice?

Note: Discussion on the Strike The Root Forum on the above referenced incident is HERE.

Complete Article HERE

Top Ten Reasons for a New 9/11 Investigation

by Glen Allport

Our Constitution, our history, and international law all suggest that our response to the 9/11 attacks has been wrong and, once again, outright criminal – even aside from our systematic violations of the Geneva Conventions regarding torture. Furthermore, there exists a remedy that would have likely succeeded at capturing, killing, or otherwise neutralizing our enemies without causing all the needless death, destruction, and other negative effects of our "Preemptive War" approach.

That remedy, listed by name in Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution, is the use of letters of marque and reprisal. Congressman (and now presidential candidate) Ron Paul introduced the Marque and Reprisal Act of 2001 to deal with the problem of the 9/11 attacks by specifically targeting only the people responsible, rather than going to war with nations that had not attacked us. Early administrations in U.S. history successfully used letters of marque and reprisal to deal with piracy. Paul's legislation was ignored in favor of our present, incredibly disastrous course of action. Why?

The List

10) The Project for a New American Century

9) $2.3 Trillion went MISSING from the Pentagon before September 11, 2001

8) Our defense system – the most expensive on Earth – was useless, yet those responsible were not held accountable

7) Foreknowledge: Relevant intelligence was ignored and insiders were warned

6) President Bush continued reading The Pet Goat to children instead of being whisked to safety or doing his job

5) Passports fluttering down from the WTC

4) Huge airliner vanishes at Pentagon; no bodies, no debris to speak of – no plane!

3) FBI immediately confiscated video of Pentagon event

2) Obstruction of justice and tampering with evidence

1) Use of 9/11 to enable tyranny

The 9/11 attacks have been used to destroy America in ways that no mere terrorist assault could ever do. And that is the number one reason for a new, independent, unbiased investigation into the events of September 11, 2001.

Complete MUST READ article HERE

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Making Money on Misery & Fear

The Age of Disaster Capitalism

In the days after 9/11, America's firefighters, nurses and teachers were hailed as the country's heroes. But President Bush's embracing of the public sector didn't last long. As the dust settled on the twin towers, the White House launched an entirely new economy, based on security - with the belief that only private firms could meet the challenge. In this exclusive extract from her new book, Naomi Klein reports on those who see a profitable prospect in a grim future.

"Every aspect of the way the Bush administration has defined the parameters of the war on terror has served to maximise its profitability and sustainability as a market ... The document that launched the department of homeland security declares, "Today's terrorists can strike at any place, at any time, and with virtually any weapon," which conveniently means that the security services required must protect against every imaginable risk in every conceivable place at every possible time. And it's not necessary to prove that a threat is real for it to merit a full-scale response - not with Cheney's famous "1% doctrine" requires that the US respond as if the threat is a 100% certainty. This logic has been a particular boon for the makers of various hi-tech detection devices: for instance, because we can conceive of a smallpox attack, the department of homeland security has handed out half a billion dollars to private companies to develop and install detection equipment...That was the business prospectus that the Bush administration put before corporate America after September 11.

The revenue stream was a seemingly bottomless supply of tax dollars to be funnelled from the Pentagon ($270bn in 2005 to private contractors, a $137bn increase since Bush took office), US intelligence agencies and the newest arrival, the department of homeland security. Between September 11 2001 and 2006, the Department of Homeland Security handed out $130bn to contractors - money that was not in the private sector before and that is more than the GDP of Chile or the Czech Republic."

Click HERE for the rest of the story

Hal Turner And His Fake "Amero Coins" Story

We had previously posted the "Amero Coin" story but have removed it. Yup got suckered in on this. Below is the REAL story of a clever artist and his "Fantasy" coins.

“The pictures of the coins can be seen by clicking here on the site of the designer. The coin is to be a private-issue fantasy pattern.”

Read more here.

We report. You decide.

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Friday, September 07, 2007

North American Union Driver's License Created

North American Union driver's license created
Logo intended to standardize documentation across continent

Posted: September 6, 2007
1:00 a.m. Eastern

By Jerome R. Corsi
© 2007

New security logo on the reverse of North Carolina's driver's licenses

The first "North American Union" driver's license, complete with a hologram of the continent on the reverse, has been created in North Carolina.

"The North Carolina driver's license is 'North American Union' ready," charges William Gheen, president of Americans for Legal Immigration.

Gheen provided WND with a photo of an actual North Carolina license which clearly shows the hologram of the North American continent embedded on the reverse.

"The hologram looks exactly [like] the map of North America that is used as the background for the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America logo on the SPP website," Gheen told WND. "I object to the loss of sovereignty that is proceeding under the agreements being made by these unelected government bureaucrats who think we should be North American instead of the United States of America.

Security and Prosperity Partnership logo

"To protest, I don't plan on applying for a North Carolina driver's license," Gheen told WND, "even though I am a resident of the state. I don't see how a Division of Motor Vehicles authorized in a Department of Transportation of a state of the United States can force me to have a license place that is designed with a North American Union insignia printed on the backside.

"My decision not to get a North Carolina driver's license could have very difficult consequences for me," Gheen told WND. "Without a valid driver's license, I may not be able to drive a car, fly on an airplane, or enter a government building."

Gheen told WND he does not have a U.S. passport.

(Story continues HERE)

Thursday, September 06, 2007

"What IF" - Freedom Shenanigan #12

Paperwork Pile Up?

Okay, so now according to the TIGTA the FEDGOV is whining that too many people are filing "Tax returns" who don't need to. Oh Boo hoo! Scare the liberty out of people for years with overbearing enforcement, illegal liens, armed CPAs, FEDGOV sponsored propaganda and then bellyache about the mindless dumbed down sheeple who knee-jerk file every year. Typical braindead bureauRat mentality. Next thing they'll do is impose a processing fine (fee) for un-needed filings.

Well, before that happens what would be the result of a few million more doing what they don't want?

Maybe a break down of the offices overwhelmed with needless paperwork?

Awe, that would be just terrible!

Now IF I were to consider this I would use gloves, NOT lick the stamps or envelopes, and probably use the social security number and name of a dead person and not mail it from around my locality, or use the SS number of someone who has brazenly given it out over the internet with a different name, that is IF I were to do it which I don't recommend because IRS is run by rat-bastard traitors to liberty who enjoy enforcing a law that they can't point to.
However, IF I were I might consider it to be a
Freedom Shenanigan in the spirit of the
Sons of Liberty.
8 Million File Unnecessary Tax Returns

More than 8 million people file tax returns each year who don’t need to do so, imposing heavy costs on the Internal Revenue Service, according to a new report from a Treasury Department watchdog.

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration looked at the steps the IRS has been taking to reduce the number of tax returns filed by individuals whose wages are too low to meet the filing threshold. TIGTA found that taxpayers collectively spent an average of $390 million and 75 million hours per year preparing and filing unnecessary tax returns. The IRS, for its part, spent an average of $11 million each year to process the unnecessary returns.

A major part of the expense comes from the 60 percent of the unnecessary tax returns filed on paper, which cost the IRS more to process than electronically filed returns. Most of the taxpayers who file the unnecessary returns qualify for the IRS Free File Program, which would allow them to file their returns electronically for free.

An earlier TIGTA report recommended that the IRS should expand the marketing of the Free File Program by sending materials to eligible taxpayers who have filed paper returns. TIGTA suggested that the IRS do more to educate taxpayers who no longer need to file tax returns, but stopped short of making a firm recommendation. It was concerned about the potential negative consequences of advising the wrong taxpayers to claim exemption from withholding.