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This issue of Freedomwriter has a number of letters.

Thank you and keep your letters coming!


Aug 17, 2006
Complaint

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This individual has absolutely no class. He/She doesn't even have enough intelligence to click unsubscribe on the invitation to participate in Freedomwriter, or even enough guts to list their own email address, so I can remove it.

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Jul. 16, 2006
PRIMARY PICKS
Sterling

We are a couple of Non-Partisan registered super voters that have the privilege of picking up either the Republican or Democratic Ballot for the August 22nd primary. We have studied the candidates closely for the Governor and Lt. Governor races.

When the smoke, mirrors, dog and pony shows clear, we would like to see the following candidates’ face-off in the November General Election:

Republican: Sarah Palin and Jerry Ward

Democrat: Eric Croft and Kay Rollison

Other Party Candidates: (the field)

Independent Candidates: (the field)

This would ensure that Juneau will not be doing “business as usual,” because these folk want meaningful change like us. We are a small population of about 630,000 and the government in Juneau is managed like a “gold plated” California or New York state type government. Partisan Politics is the plasma that pumps up our “bloated whale of state.” If one party has a good idea, the other party says “no” because it was not their idea! This is the kind of “mental featherweight” thinking that has historically prevailed in Juneau for decades, costing us billions of dollars each year! Anything that could have been saved in effect was “flushed down the partisan bickering political toilets.”

The time is “ripe” (similar to a warm-smelly Limburger cheese) for change in Juneau. We have the power to effect that change by voting intelligently in the primary election on August 22nd, culling the best of the best to face-off in the general election on November 7th. We do our job “right” in the primary and general elections, future generations of Alaskans will remember 2006 and us for “standing up” for them!

Bill and Samon Arnold
Post Office Box 1392
Sterling, Alaska 99672-1392
(907) 260-5463

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May 26, 2006
ILLEGAL ALIEN BENEFITS

I just learned about a little known Federal law that is extremely important.

A Massachusetts lawyer wrote this memo to a local housing authority on the topic of federal law which prohibits states and localities from giving public aid to illegal aliens. Specifically, it restricts such public aid to CITIZENS and CERTAIN CLASSES OF LEGAL ALIENS. This federal statute did provide one potential loophole: it permits a State Legislature to enact legislation affording public benefits to otherwise unqualified aliens. But the point is this: the way the law reads: unless a State deliberately enacts such legislation (and Massachusetts has NOT done so to date, believe that or not!), neither the state, nor its localities, may provide ANY public benefits to illegal aliens (and even some legal aliens).

Well, guess what! Obviously, such benefits are being provided to illegal immigrants in Massachusetts and the law is not being enforced. How about your state?

Let's make sure that our local legislators know about this law and demand that it be observed where there are no state laws that allow for benefits. Where there are, let's demand that they be repealed.

Submitted by Don Stacey

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May 10, 2006
OIL PROFITS
Cleveland

This letter is in response to the article appearing in most major newspapers across the country concerning the $8.4 billion profit reported by Exxon. Concern over profits by this oil company has brought about accusations of gouging the American consumer. According to the article, "CEOs from Exxon and its industry peers have already appeared twice at Senate hearings and were asked to justify their profits shortly after reporting them to shareholders." This has to be an American first. I have never heard of a company being called to justify it's profits. One wonders if an extension of this idea could be made to other companies in other industries as well.

Per the article, "Lawmakers believe the profits are made on the backs of consumers who are paying a national average of $2.91 a gallon - 68 cents more than last year. Exxon says a strong commodities market combined with fortuitous planning and prudent management are producing record numbers." This should make Americans ask the fundamental question: what is the difference between what a public non-profit utility company provides and what a private for-profit oil company provides? Afterall, they both sell energy to all United States citizens. The difference is that natural gas and electricity are sold in the form of a public good whereas oil is sold in the form of a private good. Accordingly, on the grounds of promoting national security the United States Congress should convert all oil companies to utility companies. This would eliminate the windfall profits and force the oil industry to earn just enough income to cover operating expenses just as natural gas and electric utility companies are required to do. The resulting drop in gasoline prices would further stimulate the economy and lighten the energy stranglehold upon the United States by the Middle East. In this case, desperate times call for deliberate measures.

JOE BIALEK
216-739-1147

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Apr. 23, 2006
REVENUE COMMISSIONER’S FINDINGS
Fairbanks

It appears the attempt to suppress the Department of Revenue Commissioner’s findings were not in the best interest of our state, and in support of the 22.5% oil production tax/ 25% tax credit proposed by some of our senators. Mr. Corbus’s (Natural Resources Commissioner) report reflects the fact that increased exploration counters the decline we are experiencing currently, at least to a degree. The Senate proposal of a tax increase to 22.5%, along with increased incentive through the elevation of the tax credits available should enhance what we already seem to be experiencing, relative to the reflection cast in Mr. Corbus’s report.

The oil companies stand to take a loss because of increased taxes, however, can substantially recover a significant portion of the loss through heightened investment, in turn, leading to bringing more wells on line, likely to lead to more revenue. Thus, the oil companies can counter the effects of the increased tax by increased investment.

Alaska stands to gain from the (22.5 tax/25credit) proposal, because, as I mentioned above. The increased investment into exploration as a result of the considerable increase in credits potentially leads to more revenue. The increase in taxes encourages oil companies to heighten investment to reduce the taxes they pay. The increased tax gives the oil companies reason to chase the investment credits. It appears to be a win, win deal for us, and potentially for them as well, not to mention both the oil companies and Alaska share in the risks. Risks where increased investment does not lead to enhanced production.

The only problem I see that could arise out of this would be loopholes the oil companies might slip through, in the language defining how a given company might obtain the investment credits. The oil company’s investments would have to be closely monitored if at all possible to prevent it, and the language defining obtainment of these credits would have to be carefully constructed

Mark L. Kline
Fairbanks, Alaska
451-6822

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Mar. 29, 2006
PICTURES THE MEDIA FORGOT TO SHOW YOU
Location

Greetings Fellow Citizen.

Massive protests are going on in major cities around our country and the media is not reporting the whole truth … incredibly important and expansive decisions will be made in Washington in the next 2 weeks, and we're not being told the real long-term repercussions.

Check these pictures from the recent protest march in L.A. last Saturday:

http://www.mexica-movement.org/granmarcha.htm

We must contact our 2 U.S.Senators and 1 U.S.Congressman THIS WEEK (number in phonebook / internet) and tell them to stop the phony 'Guest Worker'/ AMNESTY double-talk.

Tell them the solution is really all very simple …

#1) FIRST -- SECURE OUR BORDERS NOW!

Place the National Guard on the borders now to back up our Border Patrol and the continual invasion of Illegal Aliens into the country will cease. This would also go a long way toward preventing an easy terrorist infiltration. What a concept!

#2) SECOND -- ENFORCE CURRENT LAWS ALREADY ON THE BOOKS WHICH LEVY STIFF FINES
(MIGHT I SUGGEST SOME JAILTIME) AGAINST ANY CEO/EMPLOYER CAUGHT HIRING ILLEGAL ALIENS.

That would stop the hiring problem overnight. The 11 to 20+ million who have already broken our laws by sneaking into our country, and who continue to break laws by stealing jobs and healthcare and opportunity/programs intended for our own poorest and most deserving (legal) citizens ... these Illegals would simply and peacefully be inclined to (left without a means of support) return to their own homeland … and most would of their own volition do just that, if faced with solid resolve from our government.

Our borders will then be secured for the first time since 9/11 ... and wages will then gradually rise for our own citizens who need jobs, and need to work again, instead of looking to govt handouts.

The problem has always been and continues to be, a D and R problem …

...the Democrat Party and their Liberal pals want to sign the Illegals up to vote by handing out all their "free" (taxpayer funded) 'give-away/ feel-good' programs … further increasing the size and cost of an already bloated govt.

... The Republican Party Politician/hacks and their corporate pals want continued access to the absolutely cheapest labor.

Legal, loyal, law-abiding, taxpaying U.S.Citizens and their families will be the ultimate losers if nothing is done to stop this continuing INVASION. They will eventually realize their children have been denied the hope of any future Middle Class life as most of us have experienced it.

So I'm asking you to spread the word.

Here's what former President Teddy Roosevelt had to say on the issue :

"In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American...

There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

--Theodore Roosevelt, 1919

I ask you now … is that the attitude you saw reflected in the pictures above, taken last Saturday in the streets of L.A. of over 500,000 Immigrant Protesters?

Please Call your elected officials today … Call tomorrow …. Continue to call EVERYDAY, and keep checking back in on the office of your Public Servants until they finally realize their own job security is what will be at stake if they continue to cater to Corporate Contributor$ & $pecial-Intere$t money over the will of their Constituents.

The vast majority of Americans have finally awakened to this very real threat to the future of America as we have known it.

Thank you for taking the time and effort to stand up and speak out as a responsible citizen during such a serious period of national decision.

Sincerely,

Gaylord Herman

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Mar. 15, 2006
QUOTES

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."
William Pitt (1759-1806)

British Prime Minister (1783-1801, 1804-06) during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars.
Source: Speech, House of Commons, 18 November 1783

"When we got organized as a country and we wrote a fairly radical Constitution with a radical Bill of Rights, giving a radical amount of individual freedom to Americans, it was assumed that the Americans who had that freedom would use it responsibly.... [However, now] there's a lot of irresponsibility. And so a lot of people say there's too much freedom. When personal freedom's being abused, you have to move to limit it."
Bill Clinton

[William Jefferson Blythe III] (1946- ),
42nd US President
Source: MTV's "Enough is Enough" 3-22-94

"The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer."
Henry Kissinger (1923- )
Source

Share these quotes -- spread them around! Many have sacrificed their lives for our Liberty. Let us renew our commitment to Freedom.

Liberty Quotes -

Submitted by Don Stacey

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Feb. 28, 2006
NEW CD OUT
UK

Our new CD was just reviewed by Eric Scott for Blues Matters magazine, the big blues magazine here in the UK. It's a pretty good review, all in all!

Heres the link if you're interested:

In other news, it's snowing like gangbusters here, really making me homesick for a good Alaskan winter. All I need is a snow shovel and I'll feel at home! Hope this finds you well, stay in touch!

Son Henry
http://www.sonhenry.com

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Feb. 14, 2006
THINK ABOUT IT

In 1920, writing in Economic Consequences of the Peace, English economist, John Maynard Keynes said,

"Lenin was certainly right. There is no more surer, more subtler means of destroying the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, (credit usage) governments can confiscate secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of the citizens. The process engages all of the hidden forces of economics on the side of destruction and does it in a manner that not one man in a million can diagnose."

Further on he wrote,

"If governments should refrain from regulation (taxation) and allowed matters to take their course (price explosion), the worthlessness of the money becomes apparent and the fraud upon the public can be concealed no longer."

Submitted by Don Stacey

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Feb. 7, 2006
THINK ABOUT IT !

Of course, the whole nation is involved in an even more earnest cause. If you believe the president, ending "tyranny" is worth bullets .... many, many bullets.

"Abroad, our nation is committed to an historic, long-term goal - we seek the end of tyranny in our world," said the commander in chief a few days ago.

"Some dismiss that goal as misguided idealism," Mr. Bush continued.

They do? Well, then...there, we part company with the critics. We don't dismiss it as misguided idealism. Idealism has nothing to do with it. It is merely a conceited delusion. The Soviets - who died by the millions in World War II - thought they were trying to end tyranny in the world, too. They just saw a different tyrant: the capitalist class. And their most vicious enemy, Nazi Germany, said it was trying to exterminate tyrants, too: the Bolsheviks. But that's the problem with the world improvers: they always think they can spot the tyrants and never bother to look in the mirror.

From The Daily Reckoning

Submitted by Don Stacey

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Feb. 1, 2006
RANK BY STATE
Kenai

Working Folks left out….

The $1.2-billion windfall is just the beginning for the Governor and Legislature.

Where is our benefit?

$400-million toward State ownership of the new gas pipeline. ABSOLUTELY NOT!! Private ownership through a publicly traded corporation makes more sense. Can anybody name just one successful, state-sponsored business …Delta Barley? Seward Dimensional Lumber Mill? Anchorage Fish Plant? Healy Coal-Electric Project? Others!

$565-Million to forward-fund the k-12 schools. Public education has too much money and not enough educatin’. $565-million for parent-controlled school vouchers.

$86-million plus $30-million for major highway and big city transportation. WELL, MAYBE. But, no studies, no Knik Arm Bridge and no Gravina Island Bridge.

Repay the $5.6-Billion borrowed from the Constitutional Budget Reserve Fund as mandated by the Alaska Constitution. The Permanent Fund and its dividends are very most important to regular Alaska citizens.

PERS/TRS and government worker health-care. The shortfall is over $6-billion. Health-cost reports are not yet complete. Ford and GM are merely indicators. State and Municipal plans are twice as generous and twice as unsustainable.

$22-Million for a national advertising campaign to improve Alaska’s image so ANWR passes. NO!! Alaska has the very highest per capita tax revenue and expenditure rates (as reported at http://www.census.gov/govs/state/03rank.html ).

The Alaska Municipal League (AML) shall NOT find more revenues. Municipalities must CUT SPENDING, reduce staff, privatize and re-negotiate contracts to lower PERS/TRS and health-care costs.

Help me stop these guys.

Fred Sturman, member
akvoters.org
P. O. Box 513
Soldotna, Alaska 99669
Phone: 907-252-0100

2003 Rankings

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Jan. 26, 2006
PORK SOUP

Normally, liberals and other assorted leftists love to make a display about how much they care for the indigent; however, it seems now in France such gestures of goodwill are only acceptable if the meals appeal to the dietary peculiarities of every immigrant falling off the boat.

Groups linked to the "extreme right" in France are offering pork soup to their countrymen needing a helping hand. Since certain religious groups don't consume pig products --- particularly Muslims --- the eleemosynary is being denounced as "racist".

However, the charities point out the soup is being offered to anyone that wants it. If Muslims decide to decline the offer, that is their choice.

It is bad enough that governments of the West are allowing their borders to be overrun by alien cultures and belief systems. Now we are being told what kind of charity we are to extend to those we might decide to take pity on.

Where will this all end? Will we be forced to give booze to a panhandling drunk on the street corner who refuses a cup of coffee?

It is nearly unprecedented in the annals of history for the people of a nation to be compelled by their own government to finance their own takeover and ultimate demise. According to the account, police surrounded these volunteers and confiscated their pottage. Ashame law enforcement is not as vigilant about interdicting the immigrants before the border is breached.

If this rabble can't eat pork for fear of disobeying God but has no problem rioting, rampaging and murdering, perhaps the only charity they deserve is none whatsoever. They can either eat what the good people of France are willing to feed them or they can starve if they are unwilling to provide for themselves.

Frederick Meekins

Related Links:
French Pork Soup

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Jan. 1, 2006
COUNTRY LIFE

(Must reading for all you peak-oilers, doom-sayers, and job outsourcing, balance of trade critics, etc!)
Charleston Voice

COUNTRY LIFE
De Bow's Review,
Nov 1860

WITHIN the last forty years country life has quietly and almost imperceptibly undergone great changes, and, under the influence of modern discoveries and inventions, will, ere long, be wholly revolutionized. The pursuits and amusements of our parents are not our pursuits and amusements, nor has anything, new come in to supply the place of what has passed away. The whole tenor and complexion of country life has changed, and that change consists in the country having become more and more dependent on the towns. Whether in pursuit of business, pleasure, or information, men leave the country and visit some neighboring city.

Agriculture is the only rural avocation, and country is mere plantation life. The private social festive board is rarely spread; the barbecue, with its music and its dance, is obsolete and almost forgotten; the report of the fowling-piece disturbs not the slumber of the woods or the fields; the huntsman's horn is not heard, the cry of the hounds, and the clattering hoofs of the pursuing steeds enliven but rarely the dreary monotony of country life. The boys, like the men, look to visiting town for amusement, and neglect their traps and snares, their guns, and their boats, and their fishing tackle, their dogs and their riding horses.

The anvil rings no longer under the sturdy strokes of the stalwart smith, the shoemaker has ceased to ply his awl, the seamstress neglects her needle, and the sounds of the shuttle and the spinning-wheel are forgotten. Our fields are clothed in living drapery of black negroes, black mules, black birds, and black crows, with here and there a forlorn looking master or overseer. Our bodies are in the country, our souls in town.

There used to be far more variety, more leisure, more refinement, and more social enjoyment, in country than in town. Each farm was a little community, producing within itself most of the necessaries and luxuries of life, and each neighborhood a little world within itself, with its store, its post-office, its church, its school-house, its carpenters, blacksmiths, tanners, tailors, doctors, lawyers, and farmers. Men used to make fortunes in town and retire to the country to enjoy them. Hospitality was unbounded, and the guests always in attendance. Now the tables are sometimes spread, but the invited guests have gone to the city or the springs.

All used to go to town to labor and to make money, and return to the country to enjoy it. How sadly is this changed. The country is the scene of mere monotonous agricultural labor-labor neither lightened by variety nor relieved by amusements. Men endure country life merely to make money, and go to town to spend it-to cease work and give themselves up to enjoyment. Steam, and other modern inventions and improvements, but principally steam, has effected these great changes, and will bring about, ere long, much greater.

Towns are become the foci of all art, industry, education, wealth, amusement, and civilization. They will rob the country at a distance of its wealth and its civilization, and only shed their enlivening rays over little neighborhoods that encircle them. Countries with many and large towns will become enlightened, powerful, and wealthy; countries without them, dreary, poor, ignorant, weak, dependent, and tributary. It has become cheaper to visit New-York or Saratoga than to keep an equipage to visit our neighbors, and as every one goes now to cities and watering-places,'tis there we are most likely to meet with our friends, neighbors, and acquaintances.

Railroads and steamboats enable farmers to send daily to town for every article they need, and this breaks up country stores, villages, and mechanic shops. Men are wholly segregated in the country, and meet each other in the cities in pursuit of business or pleasure. Our daughters mope and pine at home, and desire to visit town for amusement, or for religious, social, moral, and intellectual association. Our little girls beg to be sent to school in town, in order that they may see something of the world. Our boys long for the holidays, and hoard every cent they can get, in order that they may go to town and see the great world-the theatre, the legislature, the ships, the printing establishments, the factories, and the great stores.

Our wives, too, wish to go to town because there is no society in the country, because there is nothing going on to improve the minds of their children, because there are no openings for business of any sort in the country, in which a talented or industrious child can get a living or attain reputation. The women all hate the country; and they are right, for in the country woman is now a mere fixture, with few occupations and no associations. The domestic manufacturing, the sewing, knitting, weaving, cutting, and making the clothes for her children and the negroes, which she formerly superintended and took part in, gave some interest and variety to life. These occupations superseded and done away with, and visiting all tending townward, has left woman solitary and disconsolate.

The negroes are the most social of all human beings, and after having hired in town, refuse to live again in the country. No doubt the census will exhibit proofs of our theory. It will be found that population increases much more rapidly in all well-located towns, than in the country. This tendency to aggregate population in the cities, will be of great advantage to the South, which has all along suffered much from the opposite tendency. Mr. Jefferson has taught us that cities were evils. So they are, great evils to distant country people that trade with, but great blessings to their neighbors. They afford variety of occupation, increase wealth, and improve civilization in their immediate vicinities, by robbing their distant customers. They hoard the wealth which their far-off customers make. The wealth of London, of New-York, and of Paris, is not made in those cities, but transferred to them by trade, from a tributary world.

Agriculture as the sole or common pursuit, impoverishes a people; and the larger their crops, the greater the draft on their land, and the more rapid the process of impoverishment. We must have cities, towns, and watering places, in the South, for country life is daily becoming more unpopular; and unless we have cities at home, our rich people will spend half their time and all their money abroad.

We must not leave trade, commerce, fashion, manufactures, taste, education, and public amusements, to take care of themselves, and to pursue their natural courses and direction. The great centres of trade, fashion, taste, manufactures, literature, and education, are all without the South, and all exploitate, tax, and fleece, the South. If we let things alone, they will daily grow worse for us; and the great foreign centres will daily become more wealthy, enlightened, and attractive, while we daily become poorer, more ignorant, and dependent. We must make country life tolerable, nay, fashionable, by bringing the country nearer to the town.

We must have many small towns, and in each State, at least one city. We must have attractive centres at home, or become daily more and more the tributaries and dependants of centres abroad. Disunion alone will not cure the evil - non-intercourse must be superadded to disunion. Indeed, if disunion restore friendly relations between the sections, we shall become more than ever the mere slave colonies of the North. We want actual, not technical and nominal disunion.

Our quarrel with the North is rapidly building up Southern trade, manufactures, literature, fashions, thought, &C., and establishing actual independence. Make up that quarrel, whether within or without the Union, and we are ruined. Town life and country life are both required, in order for the full development of human character. He who has lived always in the country, is a mere rustic or clown; but he who has spent his whole life in town, is a far more awkward, uncouth, and artificial character. His notions are narrower than the rustic's, because there is more of the world in the country than in the city.

A Londoner is proverbial for his narrow notions, his bad English, his vulgar conceit, and his uncouth deportment. But cockneys are not peculiar to London. Every town rears them; and the smaller the town the more intense the cockney. To mistake London for the world, makes a man ridiculous; to take a small town for the world, makes him absurd. Country youths should spend some years of their lives in business, or at school, in town. It not only varies and en larges their experience, but it teaches them orderly, systematic, and industrious habits.

Every pursuit in life is carried on more systematically in town than in country; and men are more industrious, because they gain their daily bread by their daily work, while in the country, people, rich or poor, can idle away half their time, and yet get along tolerably well. Two years as clerk in a store in a city, is the proper education for a farmer. He learns to keep accounts, and becomes habituated to calculating and balances, expenses and profits, outgoings and incomings. Merchants always make the best farmers.

Submitted by Charleston Voice

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Dec. 4, 2005
ATV
NC

We've recently moved to the country and have discovered that we have a serious problem with illegal ATVers. Could you tell me if there's a resource I could use in NC to address this problem and affect change?

Thanks for these chilling articles.

Richard Davis

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Nov. 25, 2006
THE NEO-CONS ARE OF THE US FAR LEFT

For newer CV subscribers this past year I am submitting a file of the American political left as crafted by the Democratic-Socialists of the USA. The argument here is that the Neo-Conservatives are claimed by America's Far Left to be a major component of their movement. The Neo-Cons are shown in the right-hand margin of the image. The aura presented to the American people is that of "right wing Republicans" when, in fact, their agenda and philosophies are closely aligned with the Left.

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Their Socialist "opposition" comrades in Congress can be shown here:

Southern "patriots" should take notice that their Georgia congressional sweetheart centerfold, Cynthia McKinney, is a card-carrying member of the DSA. Talk about being dumbed-down and duped! Always true of single-issue activists, in this case the Georgia state flag issue.

Submitted by Charleston Voice

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Nov. 17, 2005
PULL OUT NOW! IT IS TOO DANGEROUS!

If you consider that there have been an average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theater of operations during the last 22 months, and a total of 2112 deaths, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000.

The rate in Washington D.C. is 80.6 firearm deaths per 100,000. That means that you are about 25% more likely to be shot and killed in our nation's capitol, which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation, than you are in Iraq.

Conclusion:
We should immediately pull out of Washington D.C.

Warning:
Pursuant to the USA PATRIOT ACT, passed by our Congress in 2001, all electronic transmissions may be read by federal law enforcement agencies. Remember the Miranda warnings: "Anything you say ..." when sending e-mail, as NONE ARE PRIVATE since the passage of the USA Patriot Anti-Free Speech/Anti-Civil Liberties Act.

IF anyone other than the addressee of this e-mail is reading it, you are in violation of the 4th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Any law repugnant to the Constitution shall neither be enforced nor obeyed. You would do well to remember this.

Submitted by Don Stacey

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Nov. 1, 2005
IRWIN SCHIFF TAX CONVICTIONS

Irwin Schiff Tax Convictions ---- Experiencing the U.S. Gulag

Excerpt:

"As previously detailed by the WTP Foundation, these patriots were charged with tax crimes stemming from their consulting activities related to Schiff's best-selling (and now banned) book, "The Federal Mafia: How the Government Illegally Imposes and Unlawfully Collects Income Taxes". In his book, Schiff provides evidence consisting of key U.S. tax statutes and Supreme Court decisions that enable people to legally assert their income is zero (0) because the high Court has repeatedly, and consistently, defined the legal term "income" (as used in the Internal Revenue statutes) as a "corporate profit or gain" upon which an excise tax applies and further, that there is no law that actually creates any legal liability for the payment of income taxes. Indeed, as reported by trial observers who took copious notes during the proceedings, the draconian bias and denial of Due Process exhibited by the U.S. District Court Judge Kent Dawson was so blatant and outrageous it can leave but one conclusion: Those that challenge this nation's tax laws will be treated as 'enemies of the state,' and they will be ruthlessly prosecuted as political criminals and they will find no safe-harbor in the protections of the Constitution, the written laws of the nation, or most alarmingly, the federal judiciary. In short, the Internal Revenue Code has become the tool by which our public servants now control our nation and order its most dangerous political dissidents – those that openly demand to be shown its authority to tax -- to suffer the U.S. Gulag."

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Oct. 12, 2005
MASS MURDERERS

It is time to call the war in Iraq what it really us: the mass murder by the United States of America of at least 150,000 civilians – mostly women and children.

We say “at least” because the Bush administration’s propaganda machine goes to great lengths to hide the exact number of innocents who have died as a result of our invasion of the country two years ago.

The warmongers who try to con us into accepting murder as a justifiable means to an end claim the invasion was a necessary part of the so-called war on terror. Bullshit. The attacks against the Taliban in Afghanistan may have been necessary to flush out al Qaeda and punish those responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks but, as we should have known but learned all too late, the Iraq invasion was an ill-conceived military FUBAR based on lies, manufactured intelligence and hidden political agendas.

And, according to the International Red Cross, this illegal invasion of a country that posed no immediate threat to this country has resulted in the death of at least 150,000 civilians – mostly women and children – and the hands of the U.S.

This number does not include the rising toll of civilian deaths from the almost daily suicide bombers – terrorists who have entered the country and have flourished since President George W. Bush flew onto an aircraft carrier in a ridiculous photo op two years ago and declared “mission accomplished.”

Iraq today is a country in chaos, bordering on civil war. No amount of manufactured news generated by the Dubya’s spin masters can obscure those sad facts. More than 1,900 American soldiers have died in the war, one quarter of them members of the Reserves and National Guard.

Americans who die in service to their country should, and must, be honored for their sacrifice even when their deaths come in a shameful war like Iraq. But their deaths must also be recognized as something that should never have happened. We should have learned that lesson in Vietnam but now we make the same mistakes in Iraq. How many more Americans must die to pay for George W. Bush’s lunacy?

And how many more women and children must be bulldozed into mass graves to hide the true costs of an immoral invasion of a foreign land by a country that once valued life and stood for decency and morality? How many more American men and women must die in this insanity?

Yes, America – like much of the so-called civilized world – faces threats from international terrorists. But invading a country when the facts did not support a President’s bias and “gut” does not make America safe. Instead, it creates more enemies and increases the threat against our way of life – a way of life threatened more by George Bush’s insanity than Osama bin Laden’s bombs.

A once-respected America has become a laughing stock on the world stage. The so-called “threat” that all but shut down the New York subway system over the weekend turned out to be a hoax perpetuated by an Iraqi con man who wanted to extort money from the U.S. It’s not the first time our intelligence community has been had by a fast-talking liar with money on his mind.

Other, more accomplished intelligence agencies around the world look at the many blunders by our spy agencies and shake their head.

“You were never that good when it came to understanding the minds of terrorists,” says a Mossad agent I’ve known for 25 years. Another acquaintance, a career officer with England’s Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), otherwise known as MI-6, says his agency no longer trusts intel from the Central Intelligence or National Security Agency.

“We prefer intelligence based on facts not political expediency,” he says.

But let’s forget the politics, the spin and the propaganda from the invasion of Iraq. When you put all the hyperbole aside you are left with the sad fact that this is murder: Cold blooded, heartless murder of more than 150,000 Iraqi civilians – far more than the 30,000 to 50,000 Iraqi citizens estimated to have died at the hands of Saddam Hussein during his years of tyranny.

DOUG THOMPSON

© Copyright 2005 Capitol Hill Blue

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Sep. 27, 2005
COMMUNITY INTERNET - BROADBAND CAPABILITY AND SERVICES

Dear Fellow Americans,

Hundreds of U.S. cities and towns are finding that the best way to guarantee universal, affordable Internet access to their residents is to provide it themselves. But without your calls to Congress, these Community Internet projects may be shut down by big cable and telephone companies.

New networks are taking root across the country. These projects improve access to information, provide education and job training, enhance public safety and bolster local economic development. They're even being used to connect families and provide relief to thousands of Americans displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

To learn more about Community Internet near you, visit Free Press' new interactive map profiling more than 270 projects nationwide. find a network near you.

These innovative networks are not without enemies. The giant cable and telecom companies would rather squash these local efforts than provide more Americans with affordable Internet access. Industry lobbyists have pushed through laws in 14 states that prohibit or restrict municipal broadband projects.

But on Capitol Hill, Sens. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) recently introduced a bill (S. 1294) that would "preserve and protect the ability of local governments to provide broadband capability and services."

Please call your senators now and ask them to co-sponsor the Community Broadband Act.

Tell them about local efforts underway in your state and urge them to support this crucial legislation. Please forward this message to all your friends and encourage them to call their Senators now.

Onward,

Ben Scott
Policy Director
www.freepress.net

P.S. A group of Community Internet developers, coordinated by our friends at the Center for Neighborhood Technology and the Champaign-Urbana Wireless Network, have converged in Louisiana and set up wireless networks and Internet phones at a series of shelters for evacuees from Hurricane Katrina. Click here to help the relief effort.

P.P.S. To learn more about the Free Press Community Internet campaign, visit www.freepress.net/communityinternet.

Submitted by Bahram Maskanian

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Sep. 21, 2005
RESPONSE TO ARTICLE RE: NATIONAL INSECURITY & NATURAL DISASTERS

Dear Bill,

Thank you so much once again for sending me your articles. Again, I am so proud of you that you have the guts to continue to expose just what a bunch of criminals have infiltrated our great system of government. Nothing that you report would surprise me now. And imagine this, people are actually wondering why the government failed to react appropriately on yet another national disaster, i.e., Hurricane Katrina! Three years ago, and one year prior to 911, seven (7) National Security Whistleblowers testified before Congress, all of us, emphasizing the core problems in not only Customs, but in most all federal agencies. The number one thing that we all emphasized to our elected officials was the damage that Cronyisim is causing, and the potential threat to National Security. All of our statements addressed that these agencies are built on a foundation of sand - that foundation of Sand being the “GOOD OLD BOY” promotion systems, and network in place within management that operates like the Mafia.

FEMA ran and operated just like Customs (now DHS). The head of the agency was appointed under the “GOOD OLD BOY” program, and this continued throughout the agency. Thus, THE CREAM OF THE CROP IS NOT RUNNING THE AGENCY. This is exactly what we testified to before Congress those many years ago. Our elected officials on the hill knew it then, and they still know it. Yet, no one is lifting a finger to correct this gaping hole. How embarrassing for our once great nation that on the news today it was stated that third world countries are a-gasp at how ill prepared our country was for a natural disaster.

As you well know, in the current agency DHS and in any other Federal Government Agency, it has become even more deadly for Whistleblowers to speak out, no matter how bad the finding of corruption is. There is still no protection for Federal Government Employees who make the fatal error of using their conscious and becoming Whistleblowers. Again, our elected officials on the hill have the power to do something about this, and still they don’t. It is a no-brainer to predict how the next terrorist attack or national disaster will be addressed, when all the federal agencies are managed by the most incompetent. The people with the most competence and integrity in these agencies either learn to bend the rules and turn their heads the other way, resign, or become Whistelblwoers like me, and loose everything. How sad it is that in our country, these are the only choices for the folks on the very front line of our defense against Terrorist, Drug Lords, and Natural Disasters. How sad it is that thousands more of innocent people will have to die because our Government has repeatedly failed to do its job - But I’ll make you another no-brainer prediction, while our enemies sit on the sidelines and gloat, Congress, no doubt, will vote themselves yet another raise this year. SHAME ON THEM!

Darlene Fitzgerald
Former Special Agent U.S. Customs,
BADGE OF DISHONOR

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Sep. 1, 2005
THINK ABOUT IT

DARPA, headed by convicted and then pardoned Iran-Contra criminal, Admiral John Poindexter is spending major research funds to perfect a new-implantable chip called MMEA, Multiple Micro Electrode Array. This chip is so far ahead of the Digital Angel Veri-Chip product that it is terrifying. This chip would be surgically implanted directly into a human nerve or into a specific area of the brain. It is smaller than a Tic Tac and is capable of detecting electric signals to the nervous system via a RFID device connected to the MMEA. This is far ahead of anything now available. The chip would allow governments the capability of controlling entire captive populations, as for that matter their own populations with a sophisticated software program. As you can see government could control the world population. This is what your government is doing behind your back. If we do not take our country back from these megalomaniacs this is what we face in the future.

Robert Chapman / International Forecaster

Submitted by Don Stacey

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Aug, 18, 2005
REASON FOR THE BASE CLOSINGS

To find out the real reason for the Base Closings, (B.R.A.C.) one has to do is pull up on the Internet, "BLUEPRINT FOR THE PEACE RACE" Outline of Basic Provisions of a Treaty on "General and Complete Disarmament in a Peaceful World." (aka Publication No. 7277) . This was signed into law under John F. Kennedy, where he made in a speech at the United Nations on September 25, 1961, asking for global acceptance of the plan and he presented the above booklet to every U.N. Member. The very next day, on September 26, 1961, the Congress passed P.L. 87-297 into law, and Kennedy signed it as future policy for all succeeding presidents. (The abridged version was compiled by the State Department) (These are government documents and can be pulled up on the Internet to view and research yourself)

Not all bases will be closed. Only those bases which are to be used by the "world army" will be allowed to stay open. They are being "transformed" and "realigned" for approval of the International Disarmament Organization (I.D.O.) The I.D.O. Is a major arm of the United Nations. This process is being addressed as the "transformation" of the U.S. Military.

In Dec. 1989, George Herbert Walker Bush signed another disarmament law to increase Public Law 87-297, called P.L. 101-216. There shall be no more national Armed Forces: No more Army, Navy, Marines, or Air Force! By the end of Stage 111 they, including our military bases, will all be transformed as a major part of an international U.N. "world army". This puts an end to our Constitution, our sovereignty, our liberty, and our "Declaration of Independence"! Have you caught on yet? Our Government will be overthrown by the U.N. With the complete and overwhelming okay from our President, V. President and our Congress.

Does George W. Bush know about the "Blueprint for the Peace Race"? You bet he does, he uses double talk all the time, right out in the open. If you remember correctly, the first George H. W. Bush, was the first to openly speak of the One World Government, and George W. is continuing that goal. His latest round of base closings is not for cutting military expenses. He appointed the B.R.A.C. Commission in order to facilitate the transformation of all the military bases of the United States from use by national armed forces to the exclusive use by international forces of the U.N. World army. The agreement for this plan is in the government book listed above. In this latest base closing, they use the word : "Redevelopment" to minimize the economic consequences. The real truth about the base closing is in the third phase of the above booklet to finish the process that JFK started back in the 60's. These dastardly deeds must be stopped at all costs!

With some of the avowed enemies of the United States building up war machines, and producing nuclear weapons, why are we closing many of our military bases?

I suggest that the "UNAMERICAN" forces that are furthering these deeds, should be taken to task for these activities and shown to the American people for what they indeed are, "TRAITORS" to this great nation of ours.

You can e-mail your disagreement of the B.R.A.C. Closings at: www.brac.gov and find their e-mail address or immediately send your statement to: (must be to them by Aug. 19th.) BRAC Commission, 2521 South Clark St. Suite 600, Arlington, Va. 22202 (all written submissions will be considered part of the public record of the BRAC Commission.

Virginia Brooks
1196 T.R. 2116
Ashland, Ohio 44805
Ph: 419-368-6074

Submitted by Charleston Voice

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