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U.S. Government Using Terrorism Against the American People

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Year of the Snake(s) by Anthony Freda

We've documented that - by any measure - America is the largest sponsor of terrorism in the world.

But remember, terrorism is defined as:

The use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.

The American government has also been using violence and threats to intimidate and coerce the American public for political purposes.

For example, the U.S. government is doing the following things to terrorize the American public into docility and compliance:

U.S. constitutional law has taught for hundreds of years that chilling the exercise of our liberties is as dangerous to freedom than directly suppressing them.

For example, as we've previously noted, reporters censor themselves:

Initially, there is tremendous self-censorship by journalists.

 

For example, several months after 9/11, famed news anchor Dan Rather told the BBC that American reporters were practicing “a form of self-censorship”:

There was a time in South Africa that people would put flaming tires around peoples’ necks if they dissented. And in some ways the fear is that you will be necklaced here, you will have a flaming tire of lack of patriotism put around your neck. Now it is that fear that keeps journalists from asking the toughest of the tough questions…. And again, I am humbled to say, I do not except myself from this criticism.

 

What we are talking about here – whether one wants to recognise it or not, or call it by its proper name or not – is a form of self-censorship.

Keith Olbermann agreed that there is self-censorship in the American media, and that:

You can rock the boat, but you can never say that the entire ocean is in trouble …. You cannot say: By the way, there’s something wrong with our …. system.

As former Washington Post columnist Dan Froomkin wrote in 2006:

Mainstream-media political journalism is in danger of becoming increasingly irrelevant, but not because of the Internet, or even Comedy Central. The threat comes from inside. It comes from journalists being afraid to do what journalists were put on this green earth to do. . . .

 

There’s the intense pressure to maintain access to insider sources, even as those sources become ridiculously unrevealing and oversensitive. There’s the fear of being labeled partisan if one’s bullshit-calling isn’t meted out in precisely equal increments along the political spectrum.

 

If mainstream-media political journalists don’t start calling bullshit more often, then we do risk losing our primacy — if not to the comedians then to the bloggers.

 

I still believe that no one is fundamentally more capable of first-rate bullshit-calling than a well-informed beat reporter – whatever their beat. We just need to get the editors, or the corporate culture, or the self-censorship – or  whatever it is – out of the way.

Former Fox News reporters say the same thing.

Any reporters who don't censor themselves are harassedWhistleblowers are prosecuted ... or even tortured by the government.

The fact that the government is spying on all Americans - and using the information to launch political witch hunts - makes us all watch what we say, and makes us careful about who we talk to.  As the ACLU notes:

Peaceful protesters should not be treated as potential terrorists nor spied upon by federal government agents.  Not only is this a misuse of public funds that could be used to find real terrorists, it chills free speech activities and inhibits the public debate on important issues.

A federal judge found that the NDAA's provision allowing indefinite detention of Americans without due process has a "chilling effect" on free speech. And see this and this.

The threat of being labeled a terrorist certainly dissuades and chills our willingness to  exercise our rights.

Especially when power has become so concentrated that the same agency which spies on all Americans also decides who should be assassinated.

And fear of terror makes people docile and stupid ... and the government has intentionally whipped up an exaggerated hysteria of terror by "others" in order to scare the people.

The bottom line is that - like Stalin, Mao or Hitler - the U.S. government is using  violence and threats to intimidate and coerce its own people for political purposes ... to consolidate power and suppress dissent.

 


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Tue, 01/08/2013 - 00:56 | Link to Comment The Heart
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Honored brother and thank you. Back at ya! Truly, the pen is mighter than the sword.

May your truth and messages serve as lessons for a generation that is fast headed towards the same destination of destruction row unless the train is stopped in it's tracks and them there criminal critters is thrown overboard. Arggggg...tis da ting to do ay!

 

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 01:55 | Link to Comment Salon
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Our founding fathers had that same concern, that the constitution was a piece of paper, so why bother?

However Madison pointed out that it could serve as a source of inspiration and a rallying point in the future. This piece of paper may not prevent tyrants from abusing it, but it could serve as a source of inspiration and a rallying point to unify those who would resist tyranny

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 23:34 | Link to Comment F. Bastiat
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While the current regime is certainly coercive, collectivist, and counter-liberty, the author discredits any points he may be trying to make by using such hyperbolic nonsense in the title.

Even the very word "terrorism" is a nonsense word - as are most of "ism" words. ("Capitalism", for example, implies acceptance of false marxist premises.)

The correct, precise term to use is "act(s) of war". "Terrorism" is a lazy-man's word used by the slovenly thinkers in our midst.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 23:16 | Link to Comment lindaamick
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The worst crime being visited on peoples of the world is the current Raytheon/US AirForce/Navy global cooling scheme of pumping tons of particulants which are mostly toxic into the atmosphere thinking they can control global warming. 

I used to be able to smell sweet fresh smells as a child.  No more.

I used to see blue skies with fluffy white clouds.  No more.

The saddest thing is that Mother Nature can not be controlled.  Therefore this group of hubristic evil doers run the risk of bringing about the demise of our planet by making it uninhabitable due to pollutants.

Give me whatever Mother Nature dishes out but NOT what man does in his ignorance.

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 08:33 | Link to Comment Arnold
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Didn't grow up in Pittsburgh, did ya?

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 23:43 | Link to Comment Roosting Chicken
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Nice that someone else is paying attention.  It's officially called Solar Radiation Management, part of the overall geoengineering methods.  You can read all about it on the Council of Foriegn Relations website.  It's not a conspiracy, it's policy, and it's right out in the open. 

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 04:33 | Link to Comment The Heart
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Besides all the rest of the ca-ca they put in them there chemtrails, there is aluminum oxide that after years of Ariel pounding, the soils of the planet become very alkalized making food production harder and harder to do outdoors.

When one simply contemplates how many different ways the rothschild empire of the money god is trying to slowly kill off every human being on the planet, it becomes an amazing amount of attacks on the peoples of the world. They call it population reduction and it has nothing to do with the growing recorded accumulations of radiation spewing all over the planet either...well...maybe it does.

Ever studied what a slow low does of radiation poisoning does to the human brain after so many years?

Can you say ZOMBIE?

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 23:16 | Link to Comment Salon
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If we cant control 5000 full time taliban with all the NATO troops there then there is no way to control 100,000 defenders of liberty willing to walk the walk.

It will be a lot more than that out in the streets, resisting the tyrant, or looking the other way or providing support for the 100,000.

The greatest sniper of all time was a Finn with a shitty bolt action. He killed over 500 Russians. If the taliban had modern american deer rifles and a 200 dollar scope versus a stamped, cheaply made AK47 they would be tearing us up over there. Fortunately the AK47 is about all they can afford.

Buy a deer rifle. Any deer rifle. Put a scope on it and learn to make 300 yard shots. It is a fun, cerebral sport. Silencers are easy to build. Books and instructions are everywhere. Dont build one until you know it is the right time.

Keep a few hundred rounds of ammunition at all times. 15 men, not necessarily even working together, can Control a city and deal death to those who support the would be tyrant. When the tyrant's men can only travel freely with armored cars and a convoy then they essentially become powerless to control the streets. Never target local police unless they clearly take sides.

Family of supporters of the tyrant would be fair game. Assymetric warfare can be ugly, but it is the only way to beat a modern army

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 13:23 | Link to Comment TSA gropee
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This is dangerously unrealistic and borders on fantasy. Perhaps some research on the latest (crowd control) weapons would be in order. Microwave, Active denial sonic systems, speech neutrailzing emitters and not to mention armored carriers, grenades of all kinds, through-wall imaging, shot triangulation sensors and of course the ubiquitous drones and whatever elase they have  would render your band of 15 a simple exercise. Not trying to intentionally piss in your cornflakes, but sometimes reality bites. 

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 13:38 | Link to Comment WarPony
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there's nothing they can build that can't be used against them.

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 13:44 | Link to Comment HardAssets
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The real battle is a one for our fellow American citizens hearts and minds. Thats where the focus should be now. Shouldnt we give our efforts to enlightening those caught in 'the Matrix' like most of us were too ?  Success there will make any other kind of conflict unneccesary. The Soviet troops refused to obey orders to crack down on the people that were given them by the hardliners and the USSR was no more. They saw that they were facing their own countrymen, and wouldnt go along with it.

As for your statement about hi-tech weaponry & material superiority . . . there are many examples in history when that hasn't been the deciding factor at all. The American Revolution started in 1776 and the Vietnam War immediately come to mind.

Complex systems and bureaucracies get bogged down. 

Motivated human beings improvise and endure.

As for 'assymetric warfare' and suggestions of attacking peoples families - - - - if your fight is for Liberty and other higher values - - - never dirty yourselves using the tactics of tyrants. You lose the moral stand which draws good men and women to the cause.

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 12:08 | Link to Comment paratrooper325
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You sir win the tactical prize! I support this message.

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 00:41 | Link to Comment CompassionateFascist
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"500 Russians...". No, Stalin - typically - used colonial troops. In this case, mostly Uzbeks. Frozen Uzbeks. And, if you can afford it (or, at the moment, find one) get an M1a and put on scope. Thus good for long-range hunting and close-up, rapid wet-work. In fact, with specialized armor-piercing/incendiary ammo, you can stop anything short of a main battle tank with it. 

 

                                                   @Soros, Bloomberg, Feinstein, Schumer, Nadler, Gross, Shugarman et al: Molon Labe

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 01:45 | Link to Comment Salon
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Go for any .30 caliber and above high powered rifle if you want to take the 600 yard shots. M1 is not the most accurate but it is battle tested and it will operate reliably in all conditions. When you are crawling for your life thru mud, rocks, and tumbling down gullies and racing thru streams you trusty M1A will be AOK

For those with the big bucks google desert tactical rifle, the most practical urban and suburban sniper rifle out there.

Chey tac is proly the best all around.

300 winchester magnum is as good as the best most expensive sniper rifles for 1000 yards and less targets. And is cheaper.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 23:35 | Link to Comment F. Bastiat
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Certainly, a well-armed citizenry is the greatest deterrent to the tyrants, totalitarians, and utopian delusionaries inhabiting our midst. For sure.

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 00:31 | Link to Comment The Heart
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In the near future, they will be called Forest Brothers.

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 14:19 | Link to Comment WarPony
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WE are called "Un(not dis)organized Militia."

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 23:10 | Link to Comment tenpanhandle
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after we are done asking Keith Olberman and Dan Rather what is wrong with with modern journalism lets ask Hitler why he loved the Jews so much.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 23:17 | Link to Comment willwork4food
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If you are trying to make a point here, please come out and say it.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 22:47 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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A corrupt government cannot allow dissent, free speech, property ownership, rights, liberties - these threaten the corrupt oligarchs and kleptocrats.

Speech?

Dissent?

Those threaten the kleptoligarchy, they must be crushed under the guise of "security"; as they were in Nazi Germany, and are in China and other despotic regimes.

We have more in common with China; no surpirse they are our #1 trading partner.

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 12:13 | Link to Comment HardAssets
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There were many reasons China was pulled up to be the home of off shored American industry by the traitor criminals. Cheap labor and a totalitarian government which the criminals admired and desired.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 23:15 | Link to Comment willwork4food
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Right on-and planned for years prior to Ross Perot...before he was blackmailed.

There are no accidents in politics.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 22:44 | Link to Comment tlnzz
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Mcarthyism is back !

McCarthyism is the practice of making accusations of disloyalty, subversion, or treason without proper regard for evidence. It also means "the practice of making unfair allegations or using unfair investigative techniques, especially in order to restrict dissent or political criticism."

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 12:04 | Link to Comment orangegeek
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If we acted on McCarthy-ism then, the communists wouldn't be in the White House today.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 23:15 | Link to Comment tenpanhandle
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The big difference is McCarthy was right.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 23:44 | Link to Comment The Heart
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When one really reads and understands this entire document it is plain Jane to see, like any third grader could, who and WHAT is behind all the insanity and madness that exists on this planet.

http://www.iamthewitness.com/DarylBradfordSmith_Rothschild.htm

Every info-warrior on the planet knows we are all the same kind of human beings. What divides us all and who profits from it? (Bare in mind that there are two kinds of richness's->:one at pocket, and one in the Heart. Choose well which you want to embrace in your last breath.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 22:37 | Link to Comment ramacers
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hone the blade for the smug, elitist, theivin' political master classers.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 22:29 | Link to Comment TrustWho
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...Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!

A timeless phrase warning cowards about their fate....Slavery; and Freemen their risk...Death. But Freemen always have hope and the fortunate few will have their sweet liberty; however cowards have no hope for independence, but pray for benevolent rulers. Obama and the democrats are the current answer to cowards' prayer.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 22:28 | Link to Comment TulsaTime
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I keep coming back to Augustus saying, 'the more things change, the more they stay the same'.  The larger and more powerful any entity gets, the more it seeks to insulate itself from critcal publicity and information.  Catholic Church?  Oh yeah, in the biggest of ways.  Industrial giants including the railroad robber barons, Big Steel, The Auto Industry, IBM, and the Beef Council.  

Getting a leg up in the world has always led to seeking to suppress the protests of those groups you mangled on the way up.  Nice to know that history always shows the pendulum swings back, frequently promoted by the excesses of those dominate players that rode it the other way.  Different groups always imagine they have their supremacy locked up, only to taste dirt again when the obvious comes back to bite them in the ass.  

I hope to still be alive when big government and big spying and massive databases all become the millstones that drag the bigs to the bottom of the pool.  it will be a fitting end to the centralization of everything and endless biggness.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 23:38 | Link to Comment F. Bastiat
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The Allies observed, after WWII, that "centralization institutionalizes igorance". A reliance upon centralization and a limited brain trust, the Fuhrer, was identified as a key reason that the German National Socialists were defeated by the Anglosphere in WWII.

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 04:30 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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now this is an interesting comment. btw, decentralization requires trust, the true currency of everything

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 10:29 | Link to Comment laboratorymike
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The Mr. X Document - One of the great works of the Cold War

Mr. X got it spot on in his famous work on the USSR. While it should be noted that while the USA is not exactly the same, it has been well shown that the more power gets concentrated into a few federal hands, the less stable the whole system becomes. This happens because any disagreement at the top cannot be handled because every tier below it is dependent on orders coming from the top in order to know what to do. The USSR was an interesting case primarily because it was able to reach such an extreme level of instability that it went from empire to nothing in just two weeks, wheras kingdoms and empires usually take longer to decay.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 23:14 | Link to Comment tenpanhandle
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Lots of people deserve to wear the millstone charm bracelets-not just the few at the seeming top.

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 00:05 | Link to Comment laboratorymike
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I had a great discussion with one of my Chinese friends about what happened during the reforms period in the 1990s. The worst possible fate for many bureaucrats after years of easy living is to be cut loose, and in a few cases some of the old guard bureaucrats actually starved to death after being de-funded. But hey, doing so has moved half a billion Chinese people out of extreme poverty (under $1/day income in 2000 dollars) over the last 30 years. I think de-funding would be a fitting fate for many legal criminals here: cut funding to the university establishment, cut the lucrative military contracts, and let the banks eat the losses on all the bad loans they made. No need for violence outright, just cut the cash flow.

The money currently being legally stolen will flood back to the people to whom it belongs, and there will be plenty of private wealth for social welfare types to walk the walk and actually take the poor, sick, or elderly into their own homes, or to take care of such people in whatver way they find best. The only ones who need to worry are public workers expecting fat pensions and benefits in exchange for no work.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 22:12 | Link to Comment foxmuldar
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Once they take our guns away, they can do whatever they want without fear of reprisal. They already control the media. Once our Second Amendment is gone, the First will quickly follow. Blogs like this will be outlawed. Free speech will be a thing of the past. Your children are the ones to suffer the most when the Socialist are in full control. 

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 10:11 | Link to Comment flattrader
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>>>Your children are the ones to suffer the most when the Socialist are in full control. <<<

Don't be confused.  This is the march to corporate facsism.  Tax money going to the corporate welfare queens that comprise the military industrial complex and other corporate sectors far exceed any amount going to the "people."

If you think the unemployed guy with a SNAP card trying to feed his family is the "enemy," you have been brainwashed and fully co-opted.

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 00:27 | Link to Comment WTFUD
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Foxy is that ( national ) " socialist " in full control?
Really if you had used fascist or elite or dictator or any collective noun to describe who wants your liberty then i would give you a thumbs up!
Know thyne Enemy!

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 10:03 | Link to Comment robobbob
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Yes, know your enemy

socialism, fascism, and communism are branches of the same marxist tree. they vehemently argue otherwise, but the primary differences lie in methods, not goals. Central planned, elite control based on surrendering individuality to the collective, each ultimately requiring state sanctioned coercion to enforce compliance. socialists are just really good at using the fluffiest of velvet gloves to disguise their iron fist.

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 10:16 | Link to Comment flattrader
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>>>socialism, fascism, and communism are branches of the same marxist tree.<<<

Gawd, you are an idiot.

The "tree" is "statism."  It wasn't "invented" by Karl Marx.  It existed before he was born.

[ I really won't know who to point my gun at when the time comes with moronic thinking like this...I'm sure I'll figure it out. ]

 

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 12:52 | Link to Comment HardAssets
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You were a little tough on him, but youre right.

The 'isms' are all a scam and a cover for what is simply one group living off of another without giving anything of real value in voluntary exchange.

Collectiivsm is used as a cover to make up two sets of rules - - - ones for the rulers, and another for everyone else. The connected insiders always live it up . . . while the rest of the population is in common poverty - sacrificing for 'the cause'. (They are also easily controlled by those who promise them what they need to survive. The serfs never quite figure out that it is they who produced those goods & services to begin with.)

When the populace starts complaining, they create internal & external 'enemies' to take attention off the ruling parasites.  - - Its also important to control the indoctrination machines of 'education' and 'the media'. And it helps to provide other diversions that take up peoples energy and focus.

This is the story of human 'civilization' over thousands of years.

Maybe we'll wake up and do something different - choose to no longer enslave ourselves.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 23:39 | Link to Comment F. Bastiat
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It would certainly be easier to plunder your assets if you've no method of resistance. Absolutely.

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 00:01 | Link to Comment diogeneslaertius
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the fraud is stage one

stage two is war and disarming the plebs

stage three is rapey time

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 00:41 | Link to Comment F. Bastiat
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With the crop of today's liberals, at least, it seems to come down to a burning desire to use the force of government to plunder those who don't worship their primitive collectivist superstitions.

Today's liberals, in contrast to their marxist forefathers, seem to have given up almost altogether on the original pseudo-intellectual notions of a centrally "planned utopia".

Today's liberals, Elizabeth Warren and the like, may as well be called "arm-chair marxists" or something to that effect.

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 08:40 | Link to Comment Arnold
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If Warren does half the job that Senator (elect) Frank did, she will be on a fast track, despite her Indian Affairs experience.

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 02:00 | Link to Comment Henry Hub
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Well it's good to know that Elizabeth Warren has: "given up almost altogether on the original pseudo-intellectual notions of a centrally "planned utopia". Now she only wants to set up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to protect ordinary Americans from being ripped off by the TBTF banksters. If that entails being an "arm-chair marxists" then maybe that's not a bad thing.

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 12:37 | Link to Comment HardAssets
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They always want their own vision of a Utopia.

For some of them, that includes the death of 90% of human beings in order to protect 'Mother Earth'.

They are crazy psychopaths.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 22:28 | Link to Comment diogeneslaertius
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the disarming of the last armed, somewhat free peoples on earththat actually stands in the way of a world government

2013

it Did happen here

-Inmate#001090281891, FEMA Region 5

 

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 22:11 | Link to Comment Joebloinvestor
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Seriously, Keith Dipshit and his Fabricating pal Dan?

There is something wrong with the system alright when credability is given to those two jackasses.

 

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 22:19 | Link to Comment George Washington
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