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One of the most emotional and difficult presentations I've ever done... The Truth About Bill Cosby. http://ow.ly/EZilc
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Although I will say that the 'conclusion', as it were, maybe the last 5 minutes or less, is great in itself, as general words to live by.

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"The referendum on the Swiss Gold Initiative will take place on November 30.1 The Initiative demands the following: (1) The Swiss National Bank (SNB) shall be prohibited from selling any of its gold reserves; (2) the SNB’s gold reserves must be stored in Switzerland; and (3) the SNB must keep at least 20 percent of its assets in gold (i.e., the “20-percent rule”)..."
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Ferguson, The USA Patriot Act and the US Constitution.

I know that this rant is going to be lengthy (shocker :-) ) but please bare with me on this because it believe it will illustrate a very important that will be totally glassed over by talk show radio and the cable news outlets because it doesn't fit neatly into the dichotomous bucket of left vs. right (conservative vs. liberal, GOP vs. DNC or what ever label the media wants to slap on it and try to force you in for ratings). It revolves around two hot topic issues... Ferguson and The USA Patriot Act. 

What do those things have in common.... everything/ Why is it not being discussed? Because if they do both the discussions and the questions that would arise from those discussions would crush the political agenda's on both sides of the aisle and reveal that something that was sold to the American people as being it's protector is really nothing more than a political tool to silence dissent.

As strongly worded is that last statement is and the fact that in many minds that it evokes an anti-establishment, pro-anarchy stance or should reside in the realm of grand conspiracy theories. This is precisely why we need to address that "hippopotamus" in the room and hopefully with what I am sharing will at least initiate real discussions as well as serious contemplation to things we have been forced to accept is the new normal in American society. 

My goal here is not to sway you to what I believe; it is to simply challenge you to research this stuff on your own. and to divorce yourselves from the opinions fed to you by your favorite political pundit and or media outlet so that you can form your own opinions, which will hopefully ground you firmer in your own personal resolve which will result in you as an empowered American citizen, exercising your full legal and constitutional authority, will go forward and make your elected public servants create the government that you want instead of accepting the one that they are trying to force upon you. 

First, let's start with the USA Patriot Act. To begin with the title of the act is an acronym. It stands for Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act. I want to call out specifically Titles I and VIII as they pertain to what we are discussing. I also want to looks specifically at 18 U.S.C. § 2331 and 18 U.S. Code § 2339A. Understanding these areas of the Patriot Act, I will show how they are not only relevant to Ferguson, but raise some questions about life in the USA moving forward under the the was things are currently.

Let's begin to look specifically at the Titles I and VIII as well as at 18 U.S.C. § 2331 and 18 U.S. Code § 2339A.

Under the Patriot act Title I, the section also reasserts that:

the civil rights and civil liberties of all Americans, must be protected, and that every effort must be taken to preserve their safety
any acts of violence or discrimination against any Americans must be condemned the concept of individual responsibility for wrongdoing is sacrosanct in American society, and applies equally to all religious, racial, and ethnic groups; and the United States is called upon to recognize the patriotism of fellow citizens from all ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds.

Under  Title VIII

The terms "domestic terrorism" is already defined under 18 U.S.C. § 2331 and this was amended by section 802 of the Patriot Act to include mass destruction as well as assassination or kidnapping as a terrorist activity. The definition encompasses activities that are "dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State" and are intended to "intimidate or coerce a civilian population", "influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion" or are undertaken "to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping" while in the jurisdiction of the United States.

Includes the following, but not limited to:

- a raid or predatory attack of any U.S. property
- the conspiracy to damage or destroy specific property situated within a foreign country belonging to a foreign government with which the U.S. is at peace
- the destruction of any building, vehicle, or other personal or real property that is leased or owned by the U.S. government through the - use of fire or an explosive
- threats made to kill or injure another person
- the arson and bombing of Government property risking or causing death
- the arson and bombing of property used in interstate commerce
- the killing or attempted killing of officers and employees of the U.S.
- homicides and other violence against U.S. nationals outside of the U.S
-  harboring terrorists (Hamas, ISIS et al)

To understand what "terror" is, we have to look at how it is defined under 18 U.S. Code § 2331:
(1) the term “terrorism” means activities that—
(A) involve violent acts or acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State, or that would be a criminal violation if committed within the jurisdiction of the United States or of any State;
(B) appear to be intended—
(i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population;
(ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or
(iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and
(C) occur primarily outside the territorial jurisdiction of the United States, or transcend national boundaries in terms of the means by which they are accomplished, the persons they appear intended to intimidate or coerce, or the locale in which their perpetrators operate or seek asylum;
(2) the term “national of the United States” has the meaning given such term in section 101(a)(22) of the Immigration and Nationality Act;
(3) the term “person” means any individual or entity capable of holding a legal or beneficial interest in property;
(4) the term “act of war” means any act occurring in the course of—
(A) declared war;
(B) armed conflict, whether or not war has been declared, between two or more nations; or
(C) armed conflict between military forces of any origin; and
(5) the term “domestic terrorism” means activities that—
(A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State;
(B) appear to be intended—
(i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population;
(ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or
(iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and
(C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.

Now let's look at 18 U.S. Code § 2339A - this one is particularly important especially towards the end of my lengthy rant.

(a) Offense.— Whoever provides material support or resources or conceals or disguises the nature, location, source, or ownership of material support or resources, knowing or intending that they are to be used in preparation for, or in carrying out, a violation of section 32, 37, 81, 175, 229, 351, 831, 842 (m) or (n), 844 (f) or (i), 930 (c), 956, 1091, 1114, 1116, 1203, 1361,1362, 1363, 1366, 1751, 1992, 2155, 2156, 2280, 2281, 2332, 2332a, 2332b, 2332f, 2340A, or 2442 of this title, section 236 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2284), section 46502 or 60123 (b) of title 49, or any offense listed in section 2332b(g)(5)(B) (except for sections 2339A and 2339B) or in preparation for, or in carrying out, the concealment of an escape from the commission of any such violation, or attempts or conspires to do such an act, shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 15 years, or both, and, if the death of any person results, shall be imprisoned for any term of years or for life. A violation of this section may be prosecuted in any Federal judicial district in which the underlying offense was committed, or in any other Federal judicial district as provided by law.
(b) Definitions.— As used in this section—
(1) the term “material support or resources” means any property, tangible or intangible, or service, including currency or monetary instruments or financial securities, financial services, lodging, training, expert advice or assistance, safehouses, false documentation or identification, communications equipment, facilities, weapons, lethal substances, explosives, personnel (1 or more individuals who may be or include oneself), and transportation, except medicine or religious materials;
(2) the term “training” means instruction or teaching designed to impart a specific skill, as opposed to general knowledge; and
(3) the term “expert advice or assistance” means advice or assistance derived from scientific, technical or other specialized knowledge.
Ok, so by now some of you are probably thinking this is all swell, great and wonderful - thanks for the Patriot Act lesson, but what does it have to do with Ferguson. EVERYTHING.

Let's look at a few examples. The reason I am only going to cite a few examples is because of the interest of the time. The valuable time of those gracious enough to read my rant and to bare with me on this plus the fact that citing everything could literally fill chapters and that I do not have time for. I am hoping that this will be somewhat of a living document that, those who see the value in what I am saying, will continue to fill in the blanks. 

Please understand that as I present this I am not a legal expert, nor a lawyer nor am i professionally associated with the legal profession in anyway shape form or fashion other than through the #tsunami efforts of lawyers and legal firms that help initiate tidal waves of restoration of the US Constitution and a returning of this nation to what our founding fathers intended. I have done my personal research, consulted with those I know on all sides of the ideological spectrum who are in the legal profession to get a broad scope of understanding of things that are not my expertise or interest other than seeing what is available to assist others in understanding what their constitutional rights are and to empower them through that knowledge to exercise their legal constitutional authority against the injustices that are being forced upon them by their elected public servants. It is for the previous sentence that the #tsunami was birth and will remain until all is restored. 

Now that I have given my personal disclaimer of where I am coming form, my interest and personal bias, let's go back a few months ago to August 13th, 2014. The FBI issued a report stating that the New Black Panther leader was inciting violence in Ferguson along with the Nation of Islam and the pro-Hamas Organization for Black Struggle – The Organization for Black Struggle Freedom Agenda (See - http://www.examiner.com/article/fbi-new-black-panther-leader-inciting-violence-ferguson)

Why are these players important? Let's look at their history

The New Black Panther Party - Founded in 1990, the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (NBPP) is a militant black separatist organization, notorious for promoting racial violence against Jews and whites. According to an Anti-Defamation League report: “Much of the NBPP’s ideology derives from the notion that African-Americans continue to suffer as a result of a racist white power structure that has oppressed them politically and economically since slavery. The primary perpetrators of this institutional racism, according to the NBPP, are whites, whom it views as ultimately responsible for Black exploitation; Jews, whom it sees as wielding disproportionate control of political and economic affairs; and law enforcement, which it sees as facilitating racial injustice on the ground.”

The Nation of Islam led by Louis Farrakhan - On numerous occasions, Farrakhan has made alliances with avowed foreign enemies of the United States. In January 1996, for instance, he formed a partnership with Libyan dictator Muammar Qadhafi, who pledged $1 billion to help Farrakhan develop a Muslim political lobby in the U.S.  According to Libya’s official news agency Jana, Qadhafi announced: “We agreed with Louis Farrakhan and his delegation to mobilize in a legal and legitimate form the oppressed minorities — and at their forefront the blacks, Arab Muslims and Red Indians — for they play an important role in American political life and have a weight in U.S. elections.” The Jana story further stated that Qadhafi and Farrakhan had pledged to fight America from the “inside.”  “Our confrontation with America,” said Qadhafi, “was [previously] like a fight against a fortress from outside, and today [with the NOI alliance] we found a breach to enter into this fortress and confront it.”


The pro-Hamas Organization for Black Struggle – The Organization for Black Struggle Freedom Agenda states, “We will fight to advance beyond capitalism, which has demonstrated its structural incapacity to address basic human needs worldwide and, in particular, the needs of Black people… We will fight for a society in which every person and every community is free from state repression, including freedom from state-sponsored surveillance. We seek amnesty for, and the release of, all political prisoners… We recognize lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people as full and equal members of society, and of our communities… We will fight for reparations… We will uphold the right of the African American people to self-determination (Black Radical Congress in June 1998)… We oppose the Human Genome Project in its current form and with its current leadership, and we oppose all socio-biological or genetic experiments that are spurred by, and help perpetuate, scientific racism .”The pro-Hamas Organization for Black Struggle alone, apart from the other groups is demanding:

- Community control of the police and a civilian review board with subpoena power.
- A professional certified police department that looks like majority Black Ferguson.
- An end to racial profiling. No more driving, walking, shopping while Black. Fight to get enforcement of penalties for racial profiling.
- Black political empowerment and proportional representation.
- Accountability of elected officials.
- Jobs, home improvement, training opportunities, etc.

On August 16th, 2014, the Black Panthers lead death chant for Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, MO (see -http://youtu.be/FwJrG2AMghw). 

There was the nearly ignored report of a St. Louis Community services to bring in Syrians, Iraqis & Afghans (see -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DizJl83ERlc

Did these people undergo thorough background checks via DHS and the FBI to see if theses refugees are terrorists themselves or have ties to any known international terror groups? Seems somewhat suspect considering there is confirmed Hamas presence among the protesters not to mention citings of ISIS flags. 

The Daily Mail of the UK cited CNN and other news sources in it's report that...
- ISIS supporters urge Ferguson demonstrators to embrace radical Islam
- That hate groups used social media to stir up racial hatred and encourage yet more violence
- Militants urge ISIS sympathizers in U.S. to travel to Ferguson to join protest
- News comes as image appears to show demonstrator holding ISIS banner
- Man was seen holding an 'ISIS is here' placard on purported CNN footage

See http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2728624/How-democracy-treating-guys-ISIS-militants-social-media-encourage-Ferguson-protesters-embrace-Islamic-extremism.html 

On November 17, 2014 Ferguson activists caught on video planning to target white areas, police and their ‘children’ (see - http://toprightnews.com/?p=7260) Also on the 17th, Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency for all of Missouri on ahead of an anticipated announcement from a grand jury in the shooting death of Michael Brown and protests expected to take place in the St. Louis area. (see - http://online.wsj.com/articles/missouri-governor-declares-state-of-emergency-before-grand-jury-decision-1416256018

Then on Monday there was St. Louis Police Officer who was Shot in U-City yesterday November 24, 2014, after the Michael Brown decision. (see http://youtu.be/ylzRicsA_O8) Next the engaging of these violent and criminal activities on yesterday November 24, 2014, also forced Lambert St. Louis Airport to shut Down to all arriving flights during riots, (see http://youtu.be/YFPDIbJqkHA)
St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, went on record at a press conference at 130AM yesterday November 25, 2014, stating that  "he was grateful nobody was killed but was disappointed at the amount of damage".  (see - http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/in-ferguson-police-cars-businesses-on-fire-much-worse-than/article_47fc89b3-b0d2-5c41-a1fa-f4636673aac0.html)  

Unfortunately later on yesterday, the St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar's sigh of relief that 'nobody had gotten killed' was premature.  DeAndre Joshua, 20, was found “shot dead” inside his car. Joshua’s family believes that “somebody killed him” during the rioting, looting, and fires which began not long after the grand jury decision was announced not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. (see -  http://www.inquisitr.com/1634913/deandre-joshua-first-ferguson-riots-fatality-man-found-shot-near-where-michael-brown-died/)
At 140AM yesterday November 25, 2014 St. Louis County Police Sgt. Brian Schellman said this morning that at least 61 people were arrested. Charges ranged from burglary to trespassing to receiving stolen property... what about charging them with violations of 18 U.S. Code § 2331 as well as Title's 1 and VIII of the USA Patriot Act?. At least 10 businesses in and around Ferguson were damaged or totally destroyed by fire.  Government Property was destroyed. Public transportation was halted. People felt terrorized. Everything they did and some of those who participated comfortably meet the criteria of acts of terror by definition and as stipulated in Title's I and VIII.

Also KMOV said that 14 so far were reported injured from the violent riots. (see - http://www.kmov.com/special-coverage-001/At-least-14-injured-in-Ferguson-related-protests-283847931.html).

Then today, November 26, 2014 - two FBI agents were shot at a barricaded home just miles from the protest-wracked St. Louis suburb of Ferguson early Wednesday, police said. Both suffered non-life threatening injuries after the shooting in north St. Louis County, NBC station KSDK reported. (see - http://www.cnbc.com/id/102219283#)

Why are any of these events important? Well under 18 U.S. Code § 2331, it states that the definition of terrorism is engaging in activities that:

(A) involve violent acts or acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State, or that would be a criminal violation if committed within the jurisdiction of the United States or of any State;
(B) appear to be intended—
(i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population;
(ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or
(iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping;

And under Title VIII of the USA Patriot Act it stipulates:
- threats made to kill or injure another person
- the killing or attempted killing of officers and employees of the U.S.

If people from other counties came over here and perpetrated these sorts of violent acts in a city (see -http://www.ksdk.com/picture-gallery/news/local/2014/11/25/photos-ferguson-overnight-damage/70082154/), targeted specific areas and threatened people to the point where the governor declares a state of emergency for the entire state, then follows through with said threats -  terrorizing the people that lived there, threatened life, destroyed government property, destroying personal and public property, halting transportation, including air travel - these individuals would be immediately charged, tried and convicted without hesitation or reservation, with perpetrating acts of terror on innocent US citizens. 

If some radicalized domestic anti-government group committed these crimes or even threatened to commit such crimes, they would be immediately charged, tried and convicted without hesitation or reservation, with perpetrating acts of terror on innocent US citizens. There is a good chance that such a domestic group would be completely taken out like in the case of the totally insane cult in Waco TX, - The Branch Davidians on  February 28, 1993.

Then there is the case of 18 U.S. Code § 2339A. 18 U.S. Code § 2339A defines a violation of this statute as whoever provides material support or resources or conceals or disguises the nature, location, source, or ownership of material support or resources, knowing or intending that they are to be used in preparation for, or in carrying out, a violation of section 32, 37, 81, 175, 229, 351, 831, 842 (m) or (n), 844 (f) or (i), 930 (c), 956, 1091, 1114, 1116, 1203, 1361,1362, 1363, 1366, 1751, 1992, 2155, 2156, 2280, 2281, 2332, 2332a, 2332b, 2332f, 2340A, or 2442 of this title, section 236 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2284), section 46502 or 60123 (b) of title 49, or any offense listed in section 2332b(g)(5)(B) (except for sections 2339A and 2339B) or in preparation for, or in carrying out, the concealment of an escape from the commission of any such violation, or attempts or conspires to do such an act, shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 15 years, or both, and, if the death of any person results, shall be imprisoned for any term of years or for life. A violation of this section may be prosecuted in any Federal judicial district in which the underlying offense was committed, or in any other Federal judicial district as provided by law. 

The definition of violating this statute is further defined and includes but is not limited to providing as defined by the term “material support or resources” which is any property, tangible or intangible, or service, including currency or monetary instruments or financial securities, financial services, lodging, training, expert advice or assistance, safehouses, false documentation or identification, communications equipment, facilities, weapons, lethal substances, explosives, personnel (1 or more individuals who may be or include oneself), and transportation, except medicine or religious materials; “training” means instruction or teaching designed to impart a specific skill, as opposed to general knowledge; and “expert advice or assistance” means advice or assistance derived from scientific, technical or other specialized knowledge. 

The consultation that Mr. Obama provided the protesters as he encouraged them to "stay the course" could be argued that he advised individuals committing criminal and terrorist activity (again we are defining terrorism by the definition provided in the USA Patriot Act and as enumerated under statute 18 U.S. Code § 2331), thereby violating statute in 18 U.S. Code § 2339A. Proof of that would be in the fact as Obama encouraged those who might protest the verdict to do so 'peacefully' and little has been done governmentally to curtail it - including denying the Mayors request of the National guard by the Governor on the first day of the riots. Governor Nixon isn't acting like a man who was elected as the steward, the chief elected PUBLIC servant of his state; he is acting more like a man who is being ordered to follow a political agenda much like Kathleen Blanco and Ray Nagin did in 2005.

Then there is Eric Holder. Eric Holder ordered police to "use restraint. He had them go through sensitivity training. Would they have exercised the same level of 'restraint', (i.e. just letting the groups commit the crimes, the acts of terror) if they had been with another racist hate groups like the KKK, the neo-nazi's? What about if they were radicalized citizens who were fed up their government behaving out of control and foolishly decided to take matters in their own hands through similar acts of hate and violence? While all this was going on did any senator, congressman via the Department of Justice illegally "encourage" the IRS as well as other agencies to target these groups and or these individuals who descended in Ferguson? When their faith based leaders were spewing hate and inciting the masses, were they ever asked to provide outlines of their sermons for the government to review? 

The support provided as well as the encouragement from the highest levels of government of these sorts of protests not to mention the flaming of racial tensions, agitation, division as well as hatred by this administration could easily put everyone of them as an accessory to such crimes as defined by the USA Patriot Act, definitely guilty of violating 18 U.S. Code § 2339A, and guilt of acts of treason since groups of known enemies of this nation (I will will explain later) were present in Ferguson. For in not removing said enemies of this nation, they effectively provided aid and comfort to this nations enemies which is defined as treason.

18 U.S. Code § 2381 defines treason as:

Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

Holder and Obama took the constitutional oath of office and thereby from their swearing in witnesses present attest to the fact that they were doing so both men affirmed that they bore true faith and allegiance to the same; that they both took this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that they would well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which they did enter to.

Known enemies... some would say that is a strongly worded and baseless accusation. Here is what I mean. It could be argued that with a majority of the groups present, their mission statements, their purpose as well as their body of work since they first organized could additionally be considered as treasonous. Their support of questionable groups internationally could get them labeled as terrorists since many of those groups they support are terrorists organizations.  

For since the US Constitution is the highest law of the land, and the supremacy clause overrides any law contrary to the US Constitution, many of the groups present in Ferguson have been quite vocal in expressing their intent to destroy the US Constitution as well as this nation. Since the oath of office of any public servant is to support and defend the US Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic - failure to perceive such groups as being enemies of this nation should make anyone question that individual's loyalties and commitment to this nation and what makes it great.  

So having said all this, do I personally think that those in Ferguson should be charged as being terrorists - specifically violating Titles I and VIII of the USA Patriot act? Absolutely not. Why? Because 1) the USA Patriot Act is an unjust law. Depending upon sitting administration's political ideology, their character and what they believe governance should look like, Titles I and VIII could be used to silence any level political dissent. The fact that in 2009, the DHS report of what constituted a domestic terrorist should be more than enough evidence to illustrate the dangerous nature of this unjust law. 

Under this unjust law, certain conservative and or libertarian leaning groups could arguably be justified as being considered as terrorists by the way the law is written.This rant itself could be labeled as an direct violation of 18 U.S. Code § 2331 and considered as an attempt to coerce a civilian population or to influence the policy of a government by coercion, i.e. via persuasion. Fortunately for any US citizen, the supremacy clause reigns and the highest law in the land supports my 1st amendment right as well as everyone else, irregardless of whether or not others like what I have to say or if they  agree with me or not. 

Having stated the fact that I do not believe that the Ferguson protesters should be charged with acts of terrorism, I definitely do not think the police should give them a pass, or use Holder's definition of "restraint" in this situation. These are public servants whose job it is to enforce the law (the ones on the books not the orders of other public servants with a higher pay grade)... it is to "serve and protect". Allowing crimes to be committed via "restraint" is not serving nor protecting the people whose lives are being threatened and victimized and or their property which is being destroyed. I do, however,  believe those who are associated with known international terrorist groups should be taken in as enemy combatants and if US citizens convicted of treason and if foreign convicted for engaging in enemy subversion campaigns - not as terrorists under the USA Patriot Act. 

What I am trying to get you to see, using the events of Ferguson, is that the USA Patriot Act  may have been originally intended as the defacto knee jerk reaction to regain public trust lost in the midst of a national tragedy. But it is far from that original intent anymore and needs to be dismantled (as well as everything associated with it). We can see, in its present form how those with self serving agendas took what was there and perverted its vague, open ended nature to fit their own self-serving agendas. The intention may have been to protect you from the threat of terrorism in a very big government sort of way, but now it is totally used to protect those who wrote it from all the tax payers who would want to hold them accountable for the crimes they have committed as well as constitutional violations they have engaged in since its passing. 

Now, because of how those with questionable intentions have transformed this unjust law,  the USA Patriot Act can be implemented as the ultimate political tool which can be used to guarantee that any sitting administration's agenda can be rammed through without any objection as any objection or resistance could be labeled as an act of terror. It is now the ultimate "get out of jail free" card for government employees who want to abuse their power all in the name of "enforcing the law". This simply cannot be allowed to continue. 

If anyone reading this, and served in the military or any other form of public service (elected or not elected) - if you take your Constitutional oath seriously then you have a duty to do everything in you legal constitutional authority to make sure the USA Patriot Act, the NDAA, et al are all dismantled. For I do not remember any clause in the oath of service that stipulated that when your service was over, you were released from the oath you took. 

So here is the crossroads we are at and some things we must consider:

If we are to be a nation of laws and not a nation of men - if all are equal under justice, then race, religion, political affiliation, socio-economic status or any other classification should make anyone exempt or a target  - for any reason - when weighing the decision of delivering justice to those who have broke any laws. For the pain of the victims doesn't fluctuate in degree of discomfort and acceptability contingent upon if the perpetrators  race, religion, political affiliation, or socio-economic status is. 

If the USA Patriot Act is to remain, then it needs to be strictly enforced instead of politically enforced. Therefore all the protesters engaging in the hate filled, violent acts listed in the USA patriot Act should be charged and convicted as terrorists. 

If the USA Patriot Act is to remain, then Barack Obama, and Eric Holder, as well as any member of his administration (any government employee) that followed illegal the orders of Barack Obama, Eric Holder and or encouraged/ordered any employee they directly or indirectly managed to follow said orders which provided material support to any of the Ferguson Protesters as defined in statute 18 U.S. Code § 2339A the term “material support or resources” means any property, tangible or intangible, or service, including currency or monetary instruments or financial securities, financial services, lodging, training, expert advice or assistance, safehouses, false documentation or identification, communications equipment, facilities, weapons, lethal substances, explosives, personnel (1 or more individuals who may be or include oneself), and transportation, except medicine or religious materials; any “training” means instruction or teaching designed to impart a specific skill, as opposed to general knowledge; and or any “expert advice or assistance” means advice or assistance derived from scientific, technical or other specialized knowledge. should be charged and convicted under 18 U.S. Code § 2339A violations

If the USA Patriot Act is to remain, then Barack Obama, and Eric Holder need to additionally be charged with treason as providing aid and comfort to know terrorists and to those committing acts of terror would be easily arguable as committing acts of treason. 

We have to decide whether we as a nation will uphold, support and defend the US Constitution or the USA Patriot act. The two cannot coexist for they are the antithesis of one another. For example the US Patriot act directly violates:

The 1st Amendment says: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. The USA Patriot Act violates this by giving the government the unconstitutional and illegal precedence prosecute librarians or keepers of any other records if they tell anyone the government subpoenaed information related to a terror investigation. Additionally it nullifies Freedom of association as the government may monitor religious and political institutions without suspecting criminal ANY activity.
 *The 2nd Amendment says*: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. The USA Patriot Act violates this by enforcing The High capacity magazine ban as well as the Joint Terrorism Task Force monitoring the records of law-abiding gun owners, using the excuse of terrorism surveillance (which also violates the 4th amendment)
The 3rd Amendment says: No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law. The USA Patriot Act violates this by installing a surveillance device in your home, is that sufficiently  "quartering troops" or government presence in your home even though the violation is more abstract in nature. Additionally the government installing spyware on your computer or on your cable modems or the EPA installing "smart meters" that allow moment-to-moment monitoring of your thermostat settings or toilet flushes all would be violations of the 3rd amendment
The 4th Amendment says: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. The USA Patriot Act violates this by conducting warrantless searches without even informing the property owner they were there. No probable cause needs to be proved, no oath taken, and no limit to what can be searched or seized. Americans also may be jailed without being charged or being able to confront witnesses against them. US citizens (labeled "unlawful combatants") have been held incommunicado and refused attorneys.
There are also the indirect violations of these four amendments.  If you are imprisoned on suspicion of "terrorism through monitoring in your home i.e "quartering of government presence - "troops" without any charges, you do not have your freedom of speech, religious liberty, or your right to bear arms as installing said monitoring device would be enumerated as an unreasonable search,
The 5th Amendment says: No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation. The USA Patriot Act violates this by violating your right to a grand jury and Due process of law.
The 6th Amendment says: In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense. The USA Patriot Act violates this by prosecuting individuals with no charges, no trial, jury, witnesses, or counsel
The 7th Amendment says: In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law. The USA Patriot Act violates doesn't directly violate this one yet.
The 8th Amendment says: Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. The USA Patriot Act violates doesn't directly violate this one yet.
The 9th Amendment says: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. The USA Patriot Act violates this by denying and or disparaging  any rights we have previously retained. 
The 10th Amendment says: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. The USA Patriot Act violates this by  superseding ALL rights of states and people.
The 12th Amendment says: 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. The USA Patriot Act violates this by suspension of all rights.  Without all the other rights, we are slaves. Anyone who supports the Patriot Act after seeing this holds the constitution in contempt and is guilty of treason against America.

Reform cannot be an option,  The USA Patriot Act has to be dismantled because not only does it make Americans less safe in the world but it totally nullifies the rule of law. It makes us a nation of men, rather than a nation of laws. Reforming something which was egregiously flawed to begin with is not the solution. The visual and immediate "fixes" will be short lived and the reform will not only have the same problems the first version had, but many of it's fixes will present a host of new problems. Granted it makes for good job security for the elected public servants in DC, but I believe we should be less concerned with what keeps them employed and more concerned about fully restoring both the rule of law and the US Constitution.

If we are to remain as a Free nation, as one that supports and defends the US Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic must not allow irrational fears of the threat (or potential threat) of terrorism, hyped by political, military and or corporate interests, to erode our Constitutional civil liberties as enumerated in the Bill of Rights.

For we as a nation cannot allow this duality of laws to exist. It is tearing this nation apart. It is creating the chaos and the lawlessness as well as putting us as a nation more at risk  - the very things we were promised... the opposite is happening and we are spiraling faster and faster our of control. It has to stop.
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LET"S REVIEW:
"You have a police state when the police have any combination of de jure and/or de facto immunity from civil liability or criminal prosecution."
 
Immunity from the common law is the principal defining characteristic of being a member of a class of nobility. It violates the principle of the rule of law, which is what separates a Republic from other forms of government--such as a police state.

You have a police state when the police have any combination of de jure and/or de facto immunity from civil liability or criminal prosecution.
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#FERGUSON: REPORT FROM THE GROUND

There was LIVE stream online from people on the ground awaiting verdict.  These people were completely separate and blocked from others shown on TV rioting.  They had no idea what was happening on another street.

The governor announced that Guard would be present 1 or 2 weeks in advance of this verdict.  One of the lawyers commented then, 'if you send tanks, you're expecting war and you'll get a war'...  But even given this announcement, we the people did not comprehend its meaning.

People standing waiting for the verdict were said to have "knocked down the police barricade"- well, that is Not what I saw- those people were trapped IN by hundreds of militant police all around.  There is no way those people had any chance or thought that they could fight this massive militant display. 

The media is shifting back and forth between two separate events/groups, making it appear as all the same.

Somebody near the group awaiting verdict did break a windsheild of a car but did Not set fire to any car there.  These people were obviously unarmed, except with one bullhorn and phones. 

Blocked in people were chanting: "Hands up, don't shoot" and "let us through!"

One citizen was directing the people: "Don't get too close-- if they [police] get scared they'll shoot!"  And he stood in front of stores telling everyone to leave our local businesses alone.

The people shown on TV awaiting verdict were planning on a simple protest march event but were blocked by police with many bullhorns demanding dispersal, yet police at same time were entrapping people such that there was no way out.

Rubber bullets were randomly fired at unarmed people by police advancing threatening with assault rifles, while tear gas was being launched into the air everywhere, including into residential yards where there was nobody out.  Apparently the launching of the gas cannisters started even before the verdict was announced.

There was a HUGE MILITARY presence on the streets: many fully equipped, large armored vehicles fully manned with countless war-ready police/Guard.

The people were bewildered: "Are these police or are they soldiers?"  "Look at all of them!"  "What are they doing?" [as tear gas was launching into yards and AT media crews] "Why are they doing this?"  "Go fight ISIS--we have no weapons!"

The police/military caused fire in the street, street-side field, AND empty residential yards, with a continuous barrage of gas cannisters propelled at high speed in all directions, choking, overwhelming and stupefying bystanders on the sidewalk.
 
Militant Police ALLOWED all fires to remain burning, including burning regular police cars as the live ammo inside the cars exploded making everyone think there were shots being fired, including a Fox news crew on the outskirts, too far away to be able to tell what was going on-- they thought they were under attack too.

At No time was there any sign of Any attempt by any authority to put out Any fire.

Same unarmed protesters were thereafter standing on the sidewalk talking & broadcasting via phone cam. Upon hearing more shots, "Who did that?"

They were close enough to eventually realize that explosions were Not "shots fired", BUT they were blocked in by continuously propelled gas and the burning/exploding cars placed at both ends of the block.

There was a pastor & a rabbi in attendance and these protesters were able to rush the pastor & rabbi out of there unharmed. There was a LIVE stream online the whole time with 90,000 viewers.

Military guard advanced on them forcing them northward, announcing: "Whoever doesn't proceed north is going to jail". 

Police soldiers advancing, someone hit the camera man with a can, chased him into full sprint, and finally seized his phone cam.

It is unclear who was setting fires/rioting simultaneously on other streets: that is a separate group from the protesters being blamed in MSM reports.  Nobody has claimed responsibility, as protesters would.  The protestors had no idea nor did they condone it.

There is way more than just one case or one protest going on here!  This is a class war, NOT a race war.  All kinds of citizens were present and represented in this protesting group.

This is a protest long time coming against the progression of a For-Profit incorporated gov-revenuing police state here.

My editorial:
DC created this cycle of poverty and long-predicted Ferguson mess & similar public outcries nationwide, with its ongoing failed war-debt fed-gov-expansion economics & elitism.  Nobody is immune. Authorities and DC are spinning it against the people and in favor of themselves. 
 
The FACT that no authority was concerned with putting out fires, and the fact that the advance-planned march was blocked in and thereby separated from other rioting, SMACKS of gov intervention, similar to police agents who became known to have been sent to agitate and discredit Vietnam protesters. 

Patriot Act & worse: Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) renewal and expansion is upon US:  where's the media frenzy on that? This will be the first agenda of Congress in January, after the lame duck period.  Mark my words, THIS and similar events nationwide will be used as tool to renew these unconstitutional criminal acts by government against American citizens at large, and to justify and fund FEMA camps, ongoing "war on drugs", "war on terrorism" and a state of martial law in-country.
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Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!
And as long as it's all farm raised, everything's better with BACON!

Title=Savoir Faire: Bacon Wrapped Turkey you cannot resist!
URL=http://thepleasuresofthepalate.blogspot.com/2011/12/bacon-wrapped-turkey-you-cannot-resist.html
I had this turkey in mind since last Thanksgiving. My thought was: if you can wrap a turkey with bacon why not wrap it? I made it for our Christmas Eve dinner and since I had a full house, I didn’t have time to post it on ...
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"Here is a koan:

Customer Service, how does one translate this? Mu, in Japanese. Wu, in Chinese. Or, in English, nothingness."



Title=The Zen Master Goes Black Friday Shopping | Tricycle
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OBAMACARE RoboCalled me again today for the 11th time since January.  It says, "Press 1 to hear all about Open Enrollment available for LIMITED TIME ONLY!" -Every time I press 1, it hangs up on me.

ps: FCC rule: Businesses must have your prior expressed written consent before making telemarketing robocalls to your landline. ..Oh right, I forgot, this is not a business...
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"For in Truth the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America... He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage, and would not hesitate to attack a Grenadier of the British Guards who should presume to invade his Farm Yard with a red Coat on." - Benjamin Franklin
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This is What Real Charity Looks Like | Free State Project
"Now for the 4th year running, Shire Sharing and the greater Porcupine community came together the weekend before Thanksgiving to help distribute food packages to New Hampshire's needy. All the actions were voluntary, from the financial contributions to the folks who helped film this short clip. Enjoy the video, but be warned, you might want to grab a tissue first. Real charity is moving!"
URL= https://freestateproject.org/blogs/what-real-charity-looks?utm_source=@Classicalliber&utm_medium=twitter
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