Officials: Soldier fatally shot by another soldier on Fort Bragg

Shatner drops pants at L.A. airport

"The actor was queuing at Los Angeles International Airport to catch a flight to South Africa when he was singled out for a search by officials."

Detained for Open Carry, Portland, Maine 26MAY2012

USA's Middle Class, Then and Now: Two Vids

Compare and contrast...



Watching America Die

servitude |ˈsərviˌt(y)oōd|nounthe state of being a slave or completely subject to someone more powerful.• archaic Law the subjection of property to an easement.ORIGIN late Middle English : via Old French from Latin servitudo, from servus ‘slave.’*Apple dict

Scanning the headlines and perusing articles and videos on the net  - it is obvious that the drift toward tyranny continues.  Despite the efforts of patriots everywhere the masses remain hopelessly blind to the fate that awaits them - servitude.

Americans are now "completely subject to someone more powerful"  - that "someone" would be the international bankers.  This is not news to the keyboard patriots, the 911 truth leaders, the Wall Street protesters, the folks like "We are Change" who confront the representatives of the puppetmasters.  It is also not news to the general public since the corporate owned media - the teevee media - the "afternoon drive" radio media and the moribund newspapers most Americans rely on for their information  as such tools of the 1% persist in their propaganda war against the general public.

I say "against" because the false reality - the bubble-world - the poison - fed to the masses is not meant to inform - it is meant to control.  Whether the propagandists realize it or not - whether they intend it or not - the end result of the manipulation of the public mind now underway will result in the death of the United States of America.  

I am not a gloom-and-doomer - I am a realist.  Self-governance - a government Of the People, By the People, and For the People is impossible when the public is lied to.  Just like a computer program tasked to crunch numbers given to it - the output of the computer is based upon the input given to it.  "Garbage in, garbage out" is the saying - and that is where we are today in America.  The public is only a factor in the equation. 

Personally I've given up on elections for now.  Even if the elections were honest - they cannot serve their purpose since the public will vote according to the false premises presented to them by our corrupt General Electric owned and Pentagon poisoned media.  I was impressed when I saw that Alexandria, Virginia had paper ballots recently for an election - but alas - go to Alexandria, Virginia - talk to the robots up there.  For the most part they remain the most highly educated ignoramuses on the planet.  They are surrounded.  They are the true believers.  They see the terrorists everywhere - just like I used to see Santa Claus on Christmas Eve when, as I found out later, my older brothers and sisters were ringing copper cow-bells outside the windows of our house on Christmas Eve.  Yes - I saw Santa Claus - but I didn't.

America has become a nation of children.  Perhaps it's always been that way - I don't know - haven't lived that long - but presently that's how I see it.  This is a nation of true-believers.  A nation of grown men and women who, despite being screwed by every bank, being lied to by "experts" in the "news", despite having their children killed and maimed in wars of aggression based on lies - this nation of "adults" continue to believe that their big-daddy in the government cares about them.  What rationalizations they must concoct!  How a parent rationalizes the loss of their kid, a mother her son, a brother, sister - a loved one - how these folks lie to themselves never ceases to amaze me.

Our police have become Americans' prison guards.  If you don't come up with the jingle to pay the banker - our nation's finest can be counted on to evict you from the bank's property.  It doesn't matter if the bank really owns it or not - the cops don't care.  An eviction is simply an opportunity for our nation's thuggiest to use a Taser on somebody - anybody - they don't care.  There was a recent story where a cop heard a guy talking on his phone too loud - the off-duty cop punched the guy so hard that the victim ended up on life support.  The victim had four kids - and the occasion was Fathers Day: more

"Vander Lee was sitting with his brother and wife on the patio of Tanners Station in Andoverat about 7 p.m. Saturday when Sgt. David Clifford punched him once in the head, according to authorities. The 43-year-old fell to the ground and knocked his head on the concrete patio. Clifford, the executive officer of the Minneapolis Police Department's SWAT unit, then walked out of the bar, authorities said.

Witnesses identified the assailant as Sgt. David Clifford but police did not find the officer at his home. Commander Paul Sommer said that Clifford finally turned himself in at about 1:30 p.m. on Sunday after retaining a lawyer.

Clifford, 47, was charged just before 5 p.m. Monday with third-degree assault.

An online biography indicated that Clifford had served with the Army's 82nd Airborne Division as team leader of Personal Security Detachments in Kosovo and Iraq.

After two brain surgeries, Vander Lee was still on life support Sunday. Doctors are hopeful that he will recover."

Is this what our SWAT police are for - to bash our heads in for our own good?  This brings me to the topic of restraint.

I must give Americans credit for one thing:  Restraint.  

Over and over again we see that our police are brutalizing the public, Tasering them, doing all kinds of horrible things.  But I never hear about vigilantes striking back.  

It is a wonder to me that armed Americans haven't decided to take the law into their own hands - especially since the courts protect murderous police time and time again.

I am yet to read a story where somebody finally "loses it" and just kills the cop.  Americans are not doing that.  Is that a testament to the restraint of the average American - or just an acknowledgement by the public that we live in a police state?  Are Americans just too dopey to do anything about the murder or maiming of their loved one at the hands of thug police - or are they resigned to the idea that we are sliding into tyranny anyway - and that there really is no hope?  I can't figure it out.

Our food supply is under attack as Monsanto continues their attempts to monopolize the world food supply.  Only Americans seem to get the shaft when it gets to the courts.  Poland has recently kicked these Monsanto-monsters out of their country - but in America - we have guys like Rand Paul voting against GMO food labeling.  Our government agencies agree.  Screw the American public - let them eat.....poison.  And make sure they can't read labels to avoid the poison.  F the public.  That's the attitude here in the States.

Our water supply - this is a big one.  I firmly believe that there is a major effort underway by the big corporate players to control the water supply - of the entire planet.  This will make control and perpetual taxation a reality for the puppetmasters over the herd.  Look at all the wars going on - some of them are in areas where water is at stake.  What about Paraguay - isn't there an ouster of a leader there?  Didn't the  Bush's recently buy land on the largest aquifer in the land?  Hmmmm.  Maybe it's just coincidence.  Libya is another example.  I'm sure there are many more - but I've not been busy informing myself lately - I've been tuning out - the information overload requires rest once in a while.

Soon, we may find ourselves embroiled in war in Syria and Iran - yes - I know - we already have our killers there.  I'm talking about full-scale war - war requiring lots of troops - like - your kids.

Is there any good news?  Not enough.  People are waking up fast - the numbers are growing......

But propaganda works.  

I can only ask those reading this to keep up the good fight - fixing a mess as big as the one we are in takes time.  Since our culture has been so undermined that our values are also in trouble - our task becomes much much more complicated.

The very value of life - today in America - has successfully been diminished.  

Can we turn this mess around?  Or will America die on our watch?

It may not matter anymore - either way we must rebuild our nation - learn from our mistakes - and preserve liberty.

Monsanto Faced with Paying 7.5 Billion Back to Farmers

"Back in April, a Brazilian court ruled that Monsanto absolutely was responsible for paying back the exorbitant amounts of cash back to the farmers, ordering the company to issue back all of the taxes collected since 2004 — a minimum of 2 billion dollars. Afterwards, Monsanto appealed the decision and the case is now suspended until a further hearing is initiated by the Justice Tribune of the local court stationed in Rio Grande do Sul."

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Obama's Air Force bomb expert blew fuse on Martha's Vineyard

"In her statement to police, obtained by, the teacher said she had her back to the room when, “I felt two hands deliberately placed on the sides of my breasts, which then slid down my torso to my waist and moved me to the left. I heard a voice say, ‘Excuse me.’”
Reached by, the woman declined to discuss the incident. But a bartender who was there that night told McNally was out of control.

“He was just loud and grabbing girls and talking sh--,” the bartender recalled. “[McNally said], ‘I box. I kill people for a living. I protect the President of the United States,’ things like that. We kicked him out.”

According to interviews and police reports, McNally and a friend then walked across the street to The Atlantic restaurant, where he got into a fight with manager Jamie Zambrana at closing time. When Zambrana told McNally he needed to exit through the front door, "McNally threw a punch with a closed fist, striking [Zambrana] in the face, knocking him through the door and onto the ground," the police report states. "Zambrana stated he kicked McNally three times in the groin area, then punched McNally with a closed fist in the face. McNally then fell to the ground."

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EXCLUSIVE: Biden's brawlers: Veep's security team squared off in Nantucket melee

"The fight, which a police report said “caused visible damage to both parties,” pitted Jonathan Dawes, a hulking, 217-pound Secret Service agent, and Eric “Bomb Squad” Gahagan, a Massachusetts State Police bomb technician assigned to Biden, against three Air Force officers who had just been assigned to the same detail. The airmen, who suffered black eyes, head contusions and a chipped tooth, thought their assailants were local cops. Gahagan and Dawes knew the airmen were part of the Biden detail.
A bouncer told cops “the incident bothered him because Gahagan and Dawes were both considerably bigger than the men they attacked,” the eight-page police report stated. “He said he felt that Gahagan and Dawes were acting like bullies.”

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Great Battles of the Ancient World - Lecture 22 - The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest.mp4

The Truth Shall Make You Free-Max Igan

From The Crowhouse:

Note:  Max Igan's videos etc... are fascinating - this talk is one I found particularly so.

Hacked companies fight hacking by hacking

"Known in the cyber security industry as "active defense" or "strike-back" technology, the reprisals range from modest steps to distract and delay a hacker to more controversial measures. Security experts say they even know of some cases where companies have taken action that could violate laws in the United States or other countries, such as hiring contractors to hack the assailant's own systems."
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Mystery disc-like object stumps Baltic Sea divers

"In the release, Peter Lindberg, one of the founders of the Ocean Explorer team, called the finding "the strangest thing I have ever experienced as a professional diver." Lindberg had said in a previous interview his initial thought when he encountered the object was that the team had discovered a sunken UFO."

update jun 28 12

Facebook paid $10M to settle “oops, we used your face” ads

"VentureBeat covered this story before, and the lawsuit is not new. However, the settlement amount was not released previously. It was released this weekend in court documents that were finally made public."

China's first female astronaut shows how 'women hold up half the sky'

"On Saturday a Shenzhou-9 spacecraft blasted off from its Gobi desert launch site carrying the first Chinese woman into space.
"I am grateful to the motherland and the people. I feel honoured to fly into space on behalf of hundreds of millions of female Chinese citizens," Liu told reporters before take-off."

The Mind Has No Firewall TIMOTHY L. THOMAS

"Solntsev also examined the problem of "information noise," which creates a dense shield between a person and external reality. This noise may manifest itself in the form of signals, messages, images, or other items of information. The main target of this noise would be the consciousness of a person or a group of people. Behavior modification could be one objective of information noise; another could be to upset an individual's mental capacity to such an extent as to prevent reaction to any stimulus. Solntsev concludes that all levels of a person's psyche (subconscious, conscious, and "superconscious") are potential targets for destabilization."

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Let's Pizza: Pizza Vending Machine

I'm assuming that the "Applications Specialist" featured in vid not included with unit...

7,000 miles for the USS Liberty
"Larry Toenjes, of Clear Lake Shores, is sailing in the Mediterranean Sea, heading to the spot where 45 years ago the USS Liberty was attacked, killing 34 and injuring 174.

Members of Congress never miss an opportunity to say to a U.S. service man or woman, “We thank you for your service!”
But their service is not praised if doing so would embarrass the state of Israel, the pro-Israel lobby or diminish campaign contributions."

TASERS are low-tech defibrillators

Tasers have been in the news a lot as their use by police has become routine.  Touted as a "less-than-lethal" weapon - originally sold to the public as an alternative to firearms - they have instead become a useful cattle prod the cattle known as We the People.

"Brooks was seven months pregnant and driving her 11-year-old son to school in 2004. Police clocked her going 32 miles per hour in a 20 mph school zone. She handed over her driver's license but denied wrongdoing.

A speeding citation was issued but the woman refused to sign it as state law required. Brooks later claimed she mistakenly believed signing the ticket was an admission of guilt. An argument ensued with two police officers. A federal appeals court later said, "she remained defiant even after (Officer) Jones told her she'd be arrested if she continued to refuse."

A police sergeant soon arrived and informed the motorist that force would be applied if she did not get out of her vehicle as ordered. Brooks refused. A Taser electro-shock weapon was displayed, and officers warned her it would be used if there was further resistance. Brooks explained her pregnancy, and later claimed one of the officers replied, "Well, don't do it in her stomach, do it in her thigh."

The Taser was applied in a "drive-stun" mode three times in a one-minute span -- in her thigh, arm, then neck, according to court testimony.

Brooks fell out of the vehicle, was dragged onto the street face down, and then was handcuffed."  LINK

...but are Tasers really that safe?

Our heart has its own internal pacemaker called the SA (Sinoatrial Node.)  The SA node generates a DC impulse that travels to the AV (AtrioVentricular) node- where it is delayed they spreads to other conductive fibres in the heart causing the muscles/chambers to contract properly to drive blood through the circulatory system.

The first pacemakers were AC (Alternating Current) where "house current" was applied to the heart - and the operator relied upon luck for the Alternating Current applied to "catch" the impulses of the SA node at the right time bringing the heart back to function.

The heart is then placed between two large electrodes and ordinary 110 volt alternating current with 1.5 amperes is momentarily impressed through the heart between the electrodes. Usually a series of such shocks is necessary to accomplish defibrillation. If the treatment is successful, the ventricles cease fibrillating and remain in standstill momentarily before a supraventricular rhythm is established. Massage is again continued until the vigor of the heart beat is sufficient to empty the cardiac cavities of blood. Defibrillation of the human ventricles at the operating table has been performed five times at this hospital in the past, but all patients have subsequently died without regaining consciousness. We are reporting the first case with complete recovery after prolonged ventricular fibrillation. We present it with the hope that, following Beck's suggestion, operating rooms will be equipped to handle cases of sudden ventricular fibrillation and that personnel will be trained in the method. Speed and precision in the technique are important."

So we know electrical current can be used to stop the heart.  The researchers realized there existed a vulnerable period in the heart's electrical cycle where a heart could be sent into fibrillatioin:
The Ventricular Vulnerable PeriodWiggers: six electrocardiograms

In 1940 Wiggers and Wegria established beyond doubt the existence of the ventricular vulnerable period by elegant experiments that confirmed previous less striking observations.
A. "Repeated tests on seventeen different dogs demonstated consistently that stimuli falling during the rise of interventricular pressure are without effect, that those applied during the summit at various intervals up to about 0.06 second before the end of contraction, marked by the incisura, produce either a small premature contraction early in following diastole, or ventricular fibrillation, and that those given during isometric relaxation or subsequent diastole cause premature contractions only. "
B. "A considerable portion of late systole constitutes a (vulnerable period), during which alone stimuli are effective in inducing ventricular fibrillation. This corresponds roughly to the T wave of a standard electrocardiogram, although in our experience great variability exists in the relation of this wave to the end of systole."
Wiggers CJ, Wegria R, Pinera B.The effects of myocadial ischaemia on the fibrillation threshold.
Am JPhysiol 1940; 131:309-316  LINK SEE ABOVE PARAGRAPH

Modern defibrillators use DC and computer control to ensure delivery of a current in sync with the needs of the patient's heart.

Now what about Tasers?

Tasers are AC current generators that deliver a small current at high voltage.  When the prongs of the Taser are used to penetrate the skin - the protective current-limiting features of human skin are nulled - and the current delivered becomes variable - and higher than it would be if the skin were not broken.

This is the same reason we are told not to handle electrical appliances while standing in water or while our hands are wet.  This is precisely the same effect gained when Taser prongs are fired into or jabbed into the skin.  This electrical resistance variability varies with circumstances, victim etc...  It cannot be stated as a fixed amount.  

We know people vary greatly from individual to individual.  So do the states of heart health vary - a Taser shock to one person is not necessarily of equal impact on another individual.  Further - physical size has a tendency to distribute the current over a greater area.

Are Tasers "safe?"

Tasers are cattle prods.  

"In the beginning of the design, police used electric cattle prods as electric shock prods."  LINK HERE


Tasers are not "safe" - because it is impossible to define the conditions for use upon which they would prove safe for everybody.  

Getting Tased cannot be good for anyone.  The falls and other injuries that have proven to follow - demonstrate they're used as a weapon of coercion, torture and death.

I wonder if anyone is developing conductive clothing to counter these weapons?

Bullet Points: Australian Politicians warned NOT to Electroshock kids...Vids:

BONUS VIDEO: American lines clarified well here.

More of the inevitable: When you're hungry and have no food, no money....need food.....she gave them hell...

"A 340- pound Georgia woman, 26, was so determined to shoplift beer, bacon, cheese, and chicken wings from a Piggly Wiggly that she punched, spit at, and pepper-sprayed store workers who confronted her as she tried to flee. Police said she escaped on foot and seems to be a great deal of fun."
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link for pic at end para above

This is a "foodfight."  Another predicted news report.  Popularity to follow.

NATO Summit: Everything That Is Wrong With Our Society: By Paul Heise

Bru sent this one in:  LINK HERE

"The NATO summit put on display how we can and do conjure up foreign and domestic threats to justify government control of our society. For it is fear that justifies not just our obscene military spending, but more importantly, the official violation of our civil and constitutional rights and the concession of political power to corporations.
This fear is then used to justify a growing military alliance even when there is no credible threat. It is the basis for the militarization of our police force, the erosion of our civil liberties and globalization of our economy.
This fear arises because the United States, more than any other country, still lives in the shadow of the Cold War. The culture of fear created at that time and continuing to this day frames our every government action and our federal spending of almost $1 trillion per year on our "security." The NATO summit is the celebration of that culture of fear and constitutes a show of force.
The governing elite in the industrialized world, and these are the people who attend the summit, have framed their governance task in terms of security, not growth, freedom or peace. It is absurd, but we spend billions of dollars on antimissile batteries in Poland and Romania and the newly dreamed up East Coast Missile Shield to guard against Iran, which is not and never will be a threat."

U.S. District Judge Forrest blocks Controversial NDAA
"MANHATTAN (CN) - A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction late Wednesday to block provisions of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act that would allow the military to indefinitely detain anyone it accuses of knowingly or unknowingly supporting terrorism.
 Signed by President Barack Obama on New Year's Eve, the 565-page NDAA contains a short paragraph, in statute 1021, letting the military detain anyone it suspects "substantially supported" al-Qaida, the Taliban or "associated forces." The indefinite detention would supposedly last until "the end of hostilities."
     In a 68-page ruling blocking this statute,
U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest agreed that the statute failed to "pass constitutional muster" because its broad language could be used to quash political dissent.
     "There is a strong public interest in protecting rights guaranteed by the First Amendment," Forrest wrote. "There is also a strong public interest in ensuring that due process rights guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment are protected by ensuring that ordinary citizens are able to understand the scope of conduct that could subject them to indefinite military detention.""

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Finally some good news.  Thank you U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest.  

     We should keep a close eye on those in Congress determined to force this law through - as this blocking of the law is only temporary.

     Those intent on silencing dissent are the very same people who use the argument that "if you have nothing to hide you shouldn't mind being searched" without probable cause - yet deny access to information that might make them look bad - often information that belongs to the public in the first place.

     The only reason for such a law is to prevent the unmasking of criminals and the dissemination of facts proving the crimes of those crooks.  Denial of trial is important to the Constitution-haters that voted for this rotten law because trials have a tendency of bringing forth damning evidence - one example being the phone calls lasting zero seconds that never connected on 911 from a cell phone in the airplane.  

     Can you imagine going to jail for UNKNOWINGLY supporting "terrorism?"  How is one accountable for the unknown?  Who the hell signs something like that?  Some lawyers for sure signed that fumbduckery - one is the present occupant of the White House.  

     How is it possible for so many in government - lawyers - and a president too - supposedly a "Constitutional Scholar" (whatever that is) - trained at our nation's finest universities (hard to believe anybody learned anything about the Constitution there) - how is it possible for so many of these lawmakers to enact such dangerous and dictatorial legislation?  Are they acting out of ignorance or out of desperation?

     I find the "ignorance" excuse for committing such a crime (this rotten legislation) against the public lacking credibility.  My gut tells me that the public "servants" that conspired to sneak this "jail-for-speaking-up" "law" past the public have a reason for creating such un-American and tyrannical rules for the rest of us. They must not want certain people to have their day in court.  They must not want certain facts to meet the light of day where the public may be confronted with the truth.  They may know that only by silencing people who have the goods on them can they hang on to their "get out of jail free cards."

     We are innocent until proven guilty in this country.  We get to face our accuser.  We get to see the evidence.  We don't rely on witchcraft, secret witnesses, invisible evidence or documents written in disappearing ink.  We don't rely on confessions conjured up in a torture chamber.  Or do we?

     Judge Forrest has taken a step in the right direction.  For too long those intent on editing the Constitution to fit their present needs have been getting away with it.  Those prisoners in Gitmo were unjustly held.  Those tortured by Americans suffered horrible injustices - many are scarred for life - physically - emotionally - some may be dead.  The blood is on all of our hands - yours and mine too.  

     Although we cannot ever make up for such obscene acts taken in our name, sheltered behind Old Glory, or patriotically disguised in American uniforms - we can stop it.  

     ALL "public servants" - every single one of them - that vote for any version of this NDAA that contains such language pretending to legalize illegal laws - must be removed from office.  

     Thanks again to Judge Forrest for helping to bring America back onto our course toward justice and liberty for all.




Easter Island archaeology project digs up island's secrets

"“We found over 500 stone tools. The statues were carved with different types, big heavy picks and finer basalt and obsidian tools to finish details,” she explained. Other tools were used to rub surfaces and burnish the statues. Van Tilburg found evidence of post holes as well, big enough for a tree trunk, and rope guides carved in some statues to elevate them into standing position.
But the intent of the giant sculptures, their reason for being, is still not totally clear.

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What I wanna' be when I grow up

I'm an American kid.  My Mom and Dad work for the US Federal Government.  When I grow up I wanna' be a torturer - just like my Mom and Dad.  Why?

The people I look up to think torture is OK.  So it must be OK.  Right?

If torture was wrong - wouldn't my Mom and Dad say something about it?

Take a look at this nice lady who explained to one of my friends in fourth grade that they had to torture people to keep me and my family safe from torturers like my Dad is in the US military:  LINK HERE

"Then Misha Lerner, a student from Bethesda, asked: What did Rice think about the things President Obama's administration was saying about the methods the Bush administration had used to get information from detainees?
Rice took the question in stride. saying that she was reluctant to criticize Obama, then getting to the heart of the matter.
"Let me just say that President Bush was very clear that he wanted to do everything he could to protect the country. After September 11, we wanted to protect the country," she said. "But he was also very clear that we would do nothing, nothing, that was against the law or against our obligations internationally. So the president was only willing to authorize policies that were legal in order to protect the country.""

What I don't understand is how revolting torture is to me - but my Mom and Dad - working for the CIA - torture people at work because somebody told them to.  I think it was some guy named John Yoo, who's a lawyer.  I heard my uncle say that you can always tell when a lawyer is lying - it's when her/his lips are moving.

Another thing I was wondering about is how my Mom and Dad torture people when they go to work.  I thought they were just waterboarding people like KSM a coupla' 150 times until he confessed.  He's a grown-up - and I think a Muslim too - and I'm just a kid and not a Muslim - so I didn't think they would torture me too - but then I saw this on my Dad's computer:  LINK HERE

"Bush Administration memos released by the White House on Thursday provide new insight into claims that American agents used insects to torture the young children of alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

In the memos, released Thursday, the Bush Administration White House Office of Legal Counsel offered its endorsement of CIA torture methods that involved placing an insect in a cramped, confined box with detainees. Jay S. Bybee, then-director of the OLC, wrote that insects could be used to capitalize on detainees’ fears....

The memo was dated Aug. 1, 2002. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s children were captured and held in Pakistan the following month, according to a report by Human Rights Watch."

I thought my Mom and Dad were concerned about the safety of children since they drive really slow in our SUV and make me wear a helmet when I ride my bike.  They also walk us to the school bus stop and wait for us after school in case there are any terrorists that might want to torture us.  They told me that would be a bad thing.  I don't understand how they are torturers at work but are different people when they are home.  I wonder if they would ever torture our cat to make it confess to taking a peepee on the rug?

Here's something that confuses me:  Jesse Ventura was in the military and he says that waterboarding is torture - especially since he was waterboarded during a survival school in the military.  He seems a lot tougher than the newspeople - many of whom have never been waterboarded - so how come they think they know more than somebody like Jesse who had it done to him?  I don't know - I just a kid - maybe when I grow up I'll find out the truth.  It's hard to understand - especially when my Mom and Dad work for the United States government and they torture people.  They are real nice to me.  I just don't understand.  Here's the video of Jesse talking about torture to a guy that doesn't seem to have any opinions:


When I grow up - I wanna' be just like my Mom and Dad.  I want to be a torturer and I'm gonna practice right now on some bugs.  Even though it makes me sick to my stomach - if I want to be like Mom and Dad I guess I'll have to get used to punching people's faces in which makes me sick too.  I'll have to start with puppies - then I can move on to other animals - then - when I'm old enough - and I'm in the CIA like Mom and Dad - I'll be able to do it without any remorse - just like them!

Maybe - eventually - I can then graduate to be a murderer for the Federal government - since they murdered Anwar al Alwaki and his son.  Maybe after I'm a torturer I can become a murderer too - just like my Mom and Dad working for the US government.

P.S.  My  uncle and aunt are peeping thoms and snoops for the NSA.  They look at everything my neighbors do - at their job.  I wonder if they ever snoop on us - you know - our family?  I think they are really creepy and sick.

PCR; The Case of the Missing Terrorists

This article hits the bullseye:  LINK

"If there were any real terrorists, Jose Rodriguez would be dead.

Who is Jose Rodriguez? He is the criminal who ran the CIA torture program. Most of his victims were not terrorists or even insurgents. Most were hapless individuals kidnapped by warlords and sold to the Americans as “terrorists” for the bounty paid.
If Rodriguez’s identity was previously a secret, it is no more. He has been on CBS “60 Minutes” taking credit for torturing Muslims and using the information allegedly gained to kill leaders of al Qaeda. If terrorists were really the problem that Homeland Security, the FBI and CIA claim, Rodriguez’s name would be a struck through item on the terrorists’ hit list. He would be in his grave.
So, also, would be John Yoo, who wrote the Justice (sic) Department memos giving the green light to torture, despite US and International laws prohibiting torture. Apparently, Yoo, a professor at the Boalt School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, was ignorant of US and international law. And so was the US Department of Justice (sic)."

My only critique is he's left out a lot of names like Philip Zelikow etc...