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Guest Post: State Dept Launches "Free The Press" Campaign As DoJ Tries To Jail Reporter

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Submitted by Trevor Timm via The Freedom of the Press Foundation,

The US State Department announced the launch of its third annual "Free the Press" campaign today, which will purportedly highlight "journalists or media outlets that are censored, attacked, threatened, or otherwise oppressed because of their reporting." A noble mission for sure. But maybe they should kick off the campaign by criticizing their own Justice Department, which on the very same day, has asked the Supreme Court to help them force Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times reporter James Risen into jail.

Politico's Josh Gerstein reports that the Justice Department filed a legal brief today urging the Supreme Court to reject Risen's petition to hear his reporter's privilege case, in which the Fourth Circuit ruled earlier this year that James Risen (and all journalists) can be forced to testify against their sources without any regard to the confidentiality required by their profession. This flies in the face of common law precedent all over the country, as well as the clear district court reasoning in Risen's case in 2012. (The government's Supreme Court brief can be read here.)

Associated Press reporter Matthew Lee commendably grilled the State Department spokesman about the contradiction of its press freedom campaign and the James Risen case at today's briefing on the State Department initiative, repeatedly asking if the government considers press freedom issues in the United States the same way it does abroad. The full transcript is below.

As Gerstein noted, "The Justice Department brief is unflinchingly hostile to the idea of the Supreme Court creating or finding protections for journalists," and if the Justice Department succeeds "it could place President Barack Obama in the awkward position of presiding over the jailing of a journalist in an administration the president has vowed to make the most transparent in history."

The government does mention it is working with Congress to craft a reporter's shield bill, which should give you some indication that the proposed bill is at best a watered-down, toothless version of what many courts have offered journalists for decades, and that would be no help to James Risen—the exact type of reporter that we should be attempting to protect the most. It's important to remember that in Risen's case, the government has previously analogized reporter's privilege to a criminal receiving drugs from someone and refusing to testify about it.

We'll have more on both the shield law and the Risen case soon, but it's clear that the US government still refuses to walk the walk when providing journalists the protections it claims to believe in.

Oh, and while we're on the subject, maybe the State Department can use its "Free the Press" campaign to put pressure on one of its staunchest allies, the United Kingdom, which is using terrorism laws to suppress acts of journalism—something the State Department has condemned many times in the past.

Here's the full interaction between the AP's Matthew Lee and the State Department spokesperson Jennifer Psaki on James Risen and US press freedom at today's State Department briefing:

JENNIFER PSAKI: One more announcement for all of you: With World Press Freedom Day around the world on May 3rd, the department will launch its third annual Free the Press campaign later this afternoon in New York at the U.S. U.N. mission. Beginning on Monday and all of next week, we will highlight emblematic cases of imperiled reporters and media outlets that have been targeted, oppressed, imprisoned or otherwise harassed because of their professional work. The first two cases will be announced by Assistant Secretary -- Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski later at the -- at U.S. U.N. And we invite you of course to follow Tom at Twitter, who has -- on Twitter who, as you all know, was just confirmed several weeks, @Malinowski and to keep up with human rights issues on DRL's website.

With that --


Q: Sure. Just on that, reporters who are, what, harassed? I'm sorry --


MS. PSAKI: Targeted, oppressed, imprisoned or otherwise harassed.


Q: Otherwise harassed. Does that include those who may have been targeted, harassed, imprisoned and otherwise whatever by the United States government?


MS. PSAKI: I'm --


Q: No?


MS. PSAKI: I think you're familiar with our Free the Press campaign, Matt, but --


Q: Fair enough. So it does not include those who might have been harassed by --


MS. PSAKI: We highlight, as we often do, where we see issues with media freedom around the world.


Q: Right, I understand. But you would say that you don't -- the U.S. does not believe that it has a problem with press freedom, or if it does, that it's not nearly as severe as the problems in other countries.


MS. PSAKI: We do not. I think we can look at many of the problems --


On media press freedom?

Oh. Go ahead. And then we'll go to you, (Paul ?).

Did you have another question on media press freedom, or --



Q: If I could just go back to the overall, in general, the administration does not regard attempting to prosecute American journalists as an infringement of press freedom?


MS. PSAKI: I'm not sure which case you're -- what you're referring to.


Q: Well, there's several cases that are out there right now. The one that comes -- springs to mind is the James Risen case, where the Justice Department is attempting to prosecute. I just want to be clear. I'm not trying to --


MS. PSAKI: Well, Matt, I --


Q: I just want to know if you regard that as an infringement on press freedom or not. And I suspect that you do not, but I want to make sure that that's the case.


MS. PSAKI: As you know, and I'll, of course, refer to the Department of Justice, but the leaking of classified information is in a separate category. What we're talking about here, as you all know and unfortunately we have talk about on a regular basis here, is the targeting of journalists, the arrests, the imprisonment for simply exercising their ability to tell the story.


Q: Right. I understand that. And we're all, I'm sure, myself and all my colleagues, we're very appreciative of that.

But the reporters in question here have not leaked the information; they simply published it. So is it correct, then, that you don't believe -- you don't regard that as an infringement of press freedom?


MS. PSAKI: We don't. I don't have anything more to say on that case.


Q: OK.


MS. PSAKI: Do we have a new topic?



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Sat, 04/26/2014 - 21:46 | 4700158 earleflorida
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We? The USSA, are now officially a--  'Totalitarian/Fascist' whatever name you call it,  overlords... today and forever with a timestamp '911'!0

mission accomplished 

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 21:58 | 4700177 Greenskeeper_Carl
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Par for the course with that kind of name. "Affordable care act". "Patriot act" "Whistleblower protection" "national defense authorization act"

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 21:58 | 4700178 LetThemEatRand
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Meet the State Press.

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:15 | 4700228 NYPoke
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Meet the Pressure

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:17 | 4700235 LetThemEatRand
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"I say when it drops, oh you gonna feel it

Pressure pressure pressure pressure

(Know that you were doing wrong)

Pressure drops, oh pressure pressure pressure pressure

(Know that you were doing wrong)"

-Toots And The Maytals - Pressure Drop 

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:33 | 4700273 fonestar
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Sat, 04/26/2014 - 23:35 | 4700340 Soul Glow
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Free Bitcoin!

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 23:35 | 4700341 Soul Glow
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I mean free Corzine!

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 01:03 | 4700463 Oh regional Indian
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For many years, especially once I'd been/lived int he US and seen through the facade, I realized how broken all those annual reports about corrupt countries were.

COnflating a nations (people) with it's rulers (oligarchs) has been a master move by the Bernaysists of the world.

There is the Govern Ment (Mind Governors) and then there are the governed. Both are not the country. 

THe hypocricy of the western controllers is staggering.


Sun, 04/27/2014 - 09:08 | 4700839 kaiserhoff
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Some things you will never see criticized by the American media.

Vote fraud.

Multi-generational welfare.

kleptocrat wages and benefits.

Illegal aliens.

Abuse of power by the government.

Attacks on white people.

Bigotry in the media is expressed, not so much in what they say, as in what they choose to ignore.  These are the issues I hear discussed all day, every day, but never by the talking heads.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 09:28 | 4700867 chubbar
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We aren't going to hear the end of the racist remark from a basketball team owner. Not a word will be written about black on white "knockout" attacks occuring all over the U.S. every day. If it doesn't fit the narrative the MSM have orders to convey, it isn't covered, period!

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 18:00 | 4701996 boogerbently
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I thought they were going to CHANGE the Amendment with just 5 little words.
So, journalists can still have freedom of speech, as long as they are "in the military", right ? 

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 09:17 | 4700854 Chuck Walla
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“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. ...We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. ...In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons...who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.” 


 Edward L. Bernays, Propaganda



Sun, 04/27/2014 - 09:59 | 4700890 Oh regional Indian
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Bingo CHuck, hidden in plain sight!


Sat, 04/26/2014 - 23:39 | 4700344 fonestar
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Satoshi, you take away the sins of the virtual world!


Sun, 04/27/2014 - 01:06 | 4700473 MsCreant
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Did they finally get around to crucifying him? What a cross to bear.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 07:29 | 4700707 ebear
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Sun, 04/27/2014 - 07:30 | 4700708 ebear
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Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:21 | 4700244 Ignatius
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They don't leave elections to chance so why would the press be different?

The 'Press Freedom Bill'... gee, isn't that addressed in the First Amendment?  It says something like "keepa your fucking hands off", though I forget the exact wording.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 08:56 | 4700825 kaiserhoff
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Some non Jewish media in America would be a start.

A really good start.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 02:25 | 4700528 Flux
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I have to say that Matthew Lee has some balls, he was the same cat who grilled that bimbo on Edward Snowden.

I'm surprised he hasn't been shipped off to some torture prison somewhere.


Sun, 04/27/2014 - 08:14 | 4700763 piliage
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War is Peace

Freedom is Slavery

Ignorance is Strength

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:00 | 4700183 El Oregonian
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Ah, the reporter must have forgotten to carry his 'little red book' in order to receive such a harsh reprimand.

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:11 | 4700215 Van Halen
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"Free The Press"?

Hysterical! The US press are willing slaves to the Obama administration.

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 23:44 | 4700350 edotabin
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And now they are perfect examples of what happens to useful idiots.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 02:56 | 4700561 Rakshas
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Perhaps the best evidence of support of Free the Press..... the spirit........from the body...

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 10:06 | 4700910 Oh regional Indian
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Meet the press, a 100 years ago...


Sun, 04/27/2014 - 08:21 | 4700775 Cacete de Ouro
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If I say anything about those Israeli art students and 9/11, I might as well clear my desk....

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 10:11 | 4700914 Seer
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Yeah, this only started during/for this administration.

Got Yellow Cake?

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 10:40 | 4700957 Rakshas
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"....... his head could be seen to move violently forward...."


free press ...... not even trying to maintain the illusion an longer, haven't been for a long long looooooooong time...... can't even muster a cynical laugh any longer....

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 21:49 | 4700164 nmewn
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Matt Lee, at least we have one left in the cesspool of "journalism reportage" that is statist propaganda, that passes for something worthy of public news.

Kudos to you sir, all I have to offer you is the acknowledgement of your honor, integrity, character and the use of my shower & soap for having to wade through what you after day.

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 21:59 | 4700179 DoChenRollingBearing
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I do not have the information handy right now, but a reporter recently asked someone at the State Department to name ONE THING that Hillary had accomplished or done well.  The State Dept. guy/gal heemd & hawwed.  The reporter asked again for JUST ONE SPECIFIC ACCOMPLISHMENT...

Crickets...  So, it looks like Hillary has very little record to run on.

What did she do as Senator from New York, I can't remember anything, but f she did do something worthwhile, please jump in with a comment!

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:10 | 4700212 erg
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Thinking...she tried to avoid having her make-up shotgun set to whore.

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:14 | 4700225 Van Halen
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DoChen, I respectfully ask you to recall one thing Obama had accomplished or done well. Not to mention if anyone can even recall Obama in many of the places he claimed to have lived and went to school.

My point being that it makes no difference whether the candidate has done anything. It's what the voters, uninformed and stupid as they are, wish and imagine the candidate COULD do.

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 23:01 | 4700304 DoChenRollingBearing
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Hmm, OK...  Obama did do the below, which I disagree with in all cases:

1) He rammed ObamaCare through.

2) He got his two lefty-ites onto the Supreme Court.

3) He beat the Republicans in the Budget / .gov threatened shutdown.

4) He muffed his chance to show the world the head of Osama bin Laden, even though he purportedly (hey, he probably did) had OBL killed by our Special Forces.  But, dumping his body unseen into the Indian Ocean is what launched me into the Tinfoil Hat Brigade.  

                   ^--- Just in case anyone was wondering...  :)

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:18 | 4700238 nmewn
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In the infamous words of Hitllary herself, I believe it was:

"I don't recall."...concerning cattle futures, Madison Guarantee S&L and land grabs with the McDougall law firm.

"What difference does it make..."...seems to be the latest iteration of that.

But only Norman Hsu knows for sho ;-)

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:30 | 4700270 erg
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"National security" being the blanket response of last resort to hide some governmental misdeed.

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:43 | 4700288 nmewn
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The appeal to patriotism has ALWAYS the last refuge of a scoundrel.

Can't remember who originally said it but it has never been truer.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 00:19 | 4700396 Greenskeeper_Carl
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I always liked the mark twain line about patriotism : "patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it"

Also "if voting made any difference, they'd make it illegal"

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 01:08 | 4700474 Oh regional Indian
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Twain was something else, thanks for sharing those GC.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 01:28 | 4700483 Fred Hayek
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It was Samuel Johnson who uttered that timeless line in 1775.

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:45 | 4700291 Rakshas
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..... the security and secrecy of the National government  would be the meaning of that..... after all the greatest enemy the USSA faces comes from its own citizenry ever waking up from thier big pharma enhanced MKULTRA  stupor..... before the Monsanto enhanced FED funded genetic mutations are complete....

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 00:26 | 4700412 Element
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"I don't recall."


Perhaps she misspoke? ... channeled Ronald? ... maybe a flashback from the trauma of running sniper ally? ... could possibly even be a lie? She came, she saw, she lied.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 09:21 | 4700858 kaiserhoff
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"I have no independent recollection,"

when she got caught holding illegal back room meetings about Hillary care, but I'll bet she remembers every one of Slick Willy's bimbos, and will never let him forget.

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 23:17 | 4700296 mccvilb
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I only remember how she often had caused traffic to shut down in Boston during the height of the Big Dig.

On more than one occasion she came rolling into the Park Plaza Hotel, giving the surprised hoi polloi the old one handed limp-wristed Queen Elizabeth wave from the back of a limosine motorcade, ostentatiously surrounded by around a dozen Boston PD motorcycle cops roaring in in order to properly to announce her presence. Bill wasn't the only one maintaining grass root connections. I'll leave the reasons for her many solo visits for you to figure out.

Mayor Menino made a lot of political hay with that motorcade perk. I think it's where Gore acquired his addiction, if you recall from his An Inconvenient Truth fictumentary.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 01:13 | 4700476 MsCreant
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Depends on your definition of accomplishment, dear sir.

She helped get Bill elected. There was a lot of closed door politicking and lawyerly gangster action behind that.

She put up with all the whores.

She put up with him sexually harassing all those women who did not want the attention and covered for it when they complained.

She stood by her man in the face of all that pubic humiliation.

She put up with Bill mounting her so that they could have Chelsea. 

She has put up with one hell of a lot.

It's just her turn, NOOOOOW! Or else all the bodies start to surface. Mwah, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, haaaaa!

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 01:21 | 4700479 Element
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lol ... wicked!  :D

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 02:04 | 4700512 Dr. Sandi
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So Hilly is really Tammy Wynette?

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 06:27 | 4700671 g'kar
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Don't forget she helped in the impeachment of Nixon.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 08:22 | 4700774 overmedicatedun...
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an inconvient truth, ms clinton, was kicked off the congress led investigation because it is said, her lies were too over the top even for partisan dem congress ...evil back then willing to do anything for power.

"Don't forget she helped in the impeachment of Nixon."

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 08:27 | 4700779 JustObserving
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She put up with Bill mounting her so that they could have Chelsea. 

That assertion is at variance with the following:

Juanita Broaddrick is an American former nursing home administrator from Arkansas. She alleged in 1998 that United States President Bill Clinton had raped her two decades earlier

In an interview by Dorothy Rabinowitz for the Wall Street Journal editorial page, Broaddrick claimed that Clinton had told her not to worry about pregnancy, because childhood mumps had rendered him sterile.[3] The alleged incident occurred two years before Clinton's daughter with his wife Hillary Rodham was born (Wiki)

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 11:59 | 4701067 Buckaroo Banzai
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It is fairly well known that Webb Hubbell is Chelsea Clinton's biological father.

Google up his picture to refresh your memory, and compare it to one of Chelsea...before she got all the plastic surgery.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 01:30 | 4700484 Fred Hayek
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DCRB. She did an exceptional job of misplacing State Department funds as the news that they "lost" $6 billion shows.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 12:34 | 4701129 Seer
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LOL, a measly $6 billion?

Ever wonder what happened to that $1 trillion that Donald Rumsfeld was scratching his head over?  Of course, that itch was resolved by 9/11...

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 03:00 | 4700565 Serenity Now
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Hugh Hewitt (AM radio) started that "Name one thing Hillary has accomplished" line of questioning a few weeks ago.  He asks it to every Democrat, liberal, or reporter (redundant) that comes on his show.  Not one of them has been able to name a single accomplishment of hers.  One reporter actually suggested that her accomplishment from her time at State was that she probably garnered the nomination.

Anyway, they can't answer the question, and they don't care.

Hugh Hewitt is a smart Constitutional law professor (a real one, unlike Obama) whose style of questioning is unparalelled in the media, in my opinion.  He has THE best guests on every topic....real experts on every topic (such as Frank Dowse on the situation in Ukraine) as opposed to political pundits who know nothing.

Thought you might like to know where that question came from.  :)

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 06:37 | 4700675 avenriv
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Frank Dowse a real expert ?

did you read what he said ?

ukrainian army is well equipped, will fight, will bla-bla-bla. did the ukrainian army fight ? NO, there the new security forces involved now that started to do something.

plus saying the army was purged by eliminating the people that have only ukrainian ancestors plays DIRECTLY in putin's game, putin can now say the ukrainians are against ukrainian citizens of russian origin.

is FD a russian agent ?

are they really so stupid to offer putin help ?

come on !



Mon, 04/28/2014 - 04:33 | 4703184 Serenity Now
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Yes, Frank Dowse is an military expert who was stationed in Kiev for several years.  He speaks Ukraine and Russian.  I have listened to his interviews and read his words.  

If you disagree with Frank Dowse, then please clarify your argument, because I didn't understand your post.  If you can clarify your points about how you disagree with Frank Dowse, I'll go back and read his words and try to answer you.


Sun, 04/27/2014 - 10:20 | 4700931 Seer
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I didn't find this to be such a big deal.  Seems pretty common that gov folks don't know what's going on.  And since most can only speak with a lawyer or a teleprompter present it's not a surprise to see one of them not being prepared to answer a question.  Being new to a position one may not be totally up to speed on what has happened before.  I'd be interested to see what Mr. Lee's questions to Clinton were like.  After all, Clinton should be the one crucified here. (and yes, the program should be shit-canned as well)

Bumbling for sure.  At the ver least it should have been an "I'll get back to you with a written letter" or something, that's kind of the standard practice, no?

Regarding the piece of crap Hilary, the right-wing party pussies were all over her during her hubby's administration.  Then in the Obama administration she gets in and starts shaking the war rattles and there's nary a peep from the Hilary bashers.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 12:04 | 4701073 Buckaroo Banzai
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Actually it is a pretty easy question to answer-- the correct answer was, "nothing".

Public relations people make a living of having an answer for every question they are asked. It's their fucking job, it's what they get paid for, and if they are working for FedGov, you can bet your ass they are good at it. When a PR person "doesn't know" something, the question is obviously one they do not want to answer. Better to look "incompetent" than fuck up your client.

All part of the job.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 12:48 | 4701148 Seer
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"Public relations people make a living of having an answer for every question they are asked."

In theory.  Even though they are a bunch of low-life scum I find it hard to believe that they can have super-human/computer-like capabilities and are able to log EVERY possible bit of information.  It's quite telling that folks on one hand can refer to all these folks as stupid and incompetent and then on the other believe that they should be able to conjure up/know about everything.

Like I said, the best way to have handled it would have been to offer a written response.  We're talking about commenting on a predecessor, and professional decorum has it that you don't go disecting what someone else did: elected politicians can, but department folks just really don't do it.

As ususual, the Party Pussy folks here will attack thinking that I'm protecting Hilary.  No (and, to those people I offer this preemptive: FUCK OFF).  The person asking the questions should have stated it more in a departmental than personal level way- what was the one thing that the department sucessfully did during its initial term/administration.  The System wants you/I/us to focus on the individuals so we lose track of what it is really doing.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 11:56 | 4701064 Buckaroo Banzai
Sun, 04/27/2014 - 15:27 | 4701522 Monty Burns
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So, it looks like Hillary has very little record to run on.


And your point is?  I mean, when did a lack of achievement ever stop a pol reaching the highest office?

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 21:56 | 4700168 ebworthen
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"...but the leaking of classified information is in a separate category"

How trite.  "Separate category" the operative word in that little exchange.

"Separate category" and "domestic terrorist" could be used to jail w/out bail 12-year-old kids selling red lollipops.

The United States = the land of propaganda; of euphamism's, hypocrisy, and doublespeak from .gov.

Habeus corpus, free speech, right to privacy & property - all equivocated into the grave.

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:02 | 4700186 erg
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They hate us for our lemonade stands. The ones that aren't SWATted down.

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:09 | 4700202 El Oregonian
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N.N. is the Acronym for 'New Nation'.
Mark my words....

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 10:22 | 4700933 Seer
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Seems pretty straight forward and explainable by our two sets of laws society, no?

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 21:53 | 4700172 Global Hunter
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Fuck You Psaki stupid bitch.

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:12 | 4700219 Cabreado
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Not to detract from your message, but Psaki is an enabler; an ignorant-but-dangerous sycophant.

I don't think "fuck you" is going to work.

There are more important places on which to concentrate your energy, else it is wasted.

Consider what might happen when a "justice dept" fails at justice, and all the energy goes elsewhere...



Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:26 | 4700256 LetThemEatRand
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The Ministry of Justice, Truth and the American Way.  There are no tanks in Baghdad.  We believe in a Free Press.  

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 23:44 | 4700349 willwork4food
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Apple pie, fun BBQ's and the government of the United States represents all that we stand for.

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:48 | 4700297 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Not to detract from your message, but Psaki is an enabler; an ignorant-but-dangerous sycophant.

She was dazzled by the exciting new costume of Coco, in a way she can't explain.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 08:28 | 4700783 NumNutt
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"Consider what might happen when a "justice dept" fails at justice, and all the energy goes elsewhere..."

excellent statement, the general population is starting to awaken to the fact that the US legal system is seriously broken from the top down. When the US population comes to the conclusion that the justice system has been turned into a rigged game the fun will really begin.  Get ready to see more of the types of situations like the Nevada cattle rancher standoff, and the police graduation that refused to allow Erick Holder speak at their ceremony. Obama and his brigade of fools have stumbled into a powderkeg with a lit candle....

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 10:25 | 4700937 Seer
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All fine, but making it administration-specific misses the fact that none of this came to be overnight.  And it also had the odor of Party Pussy-ness.

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:01 | 4700174 mccvilb
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Funny but I don't remember them covering a chapter on exceptions to freedom of the press in  J-School or reading about one in Hacker's A Writers Reference. Hey, Alex...

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:09 | 4700210 nmewn
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Because the state (and all its many denizens) now believe they are the sole arbiters of law.

They're in for a very rude awakening, just like all despots before them. The law is what we say it is, not them, always has been.

And law is force at its elemental level.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 10:39 | 4700955 Seer
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Sigh, in theory, in theory...

ALL of this is a manifestation of the loss of control for the priviledged.  That "loss" does not bode well for their continuance in/of power.  And while that is a GOOD thing I'm afraid that with it will come a complete breakdown in the fundamental structure of law.  I think we're seeing that fraying now.

Quite the dilemma.  Enforce laws w/o becoming a police state...  It's kind of like being an occassional crack user.  As soon as POWER is made availble it is NOT given up and it is not diminished (it's only ever expanded)- pretty much leads to death.

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:10 | 4700187 JustObserving
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American exceptionalism.

No US media would carry Seymour Hersh's story that Obama lied about sarin in Syria to try to start a war.  His stories had to be published in the London Review of Books (circulation 59,235).  Of course, no US media reported that story after it was published:

Collateral Murder: U.S. Apache helicopters killing journalists in Iraq

April 5, 2010 Wikileaks released this leaked video footage from a U.S. Apache attack helicopter, which shows Reuters journalist Namir Noor-Eldeen, driver Saeed Chmagh, and about a dozen other people standing around together as the Apache blows them all to pieces with 30mm cannons, in a public square in Eastern Baghdad in 2007.

After the helicopter murders this group, a minivan arrives on the scene and some people attempt to transport some of the wounded to a hospital. These rescuers are fired upon as well, along with the children they had in the vehicle.

The official statement on this incident initially listed all adults as insurgents and claimed the US military did not know how the deaths occurred. They refused to release the video to Reuters, for an investigation of the murders. But fortunately for us, and unfortunately for them, Private Bradley Manning released the video to the folks at Wikileaks, who decrypted it and shared it under the name "Collateral Murder".



Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:12 | 4700217 El Oregonian
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More like "American Deceptionalism"

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:38 | 4700277 kchrisc
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Good point and examples. I found it amusing that the propaganda media ignored the Iraq helicopter murders, but referenced it as one of the “crimes” by Manning.

However my all-time favorite was the propaganda media's complete and TOTAL ignoring of "Climategate." Not a peep until the first of two UK "investigations" cleared the "scientists" involved. Even then it was just a small blurb.

And then there  was NDAA. It landed in CONgress in November, and not a peep while the alternative media and millions of people were screaming about it. They then only mentioned it in February when the outcry got so loud that they had to say something to the sheeple. So they just mentioned how Obama had signed a "signing statement" swearing that he wouldn’t do those dastardly things included within. LOL

All I have to tell them is that at some point their collusion makes them subject to the same fate as the pol, crats and banksters they are enabling.


"You got newsprint on my guillotine."

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 23:43 | 4700348 booboo
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Look, I don't believe for a minute the bullshit coming out of the mouths of any politician or this state department OR any president for the last 50 years and I certainly don't think ,our "spreading DemoCrazy" is a nobel cause but if you are a reporter in a war zone running through the streets with guys carrying RPG you are bound to get shot and that is a fact my friend.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 00:05 | 4700381 kchrisc
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All I have to say is, if you are a reporter in the Middle-East, stay away from schools and wedding parties.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 00:42 | 4700439 goldsansstandard
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The shooters said it was an RPG, but , if I recall, it was a camera with a big telephoto lens.Not sure if they were shamed by that "innocent FU" or knew that shooting up the de facto ambulance would wind then up in Nuremberg some day.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 10:41 | 4700959 Seer
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The issue has more to do with reporters being out of the war zone (returned) and being "shot at" by their State for reporting.

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:03 | 4700189 LetThemEatRand
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Media Freedom = MSM Freedom to repeat the government talking points.  Otherwise, not so much.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 10:43 | 4700962 Seer
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MANY years ago I'd had a political science instructor say that "Freedom of speech means the freedom to talk about what everyone else is talking about."

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:04 | 4700191 williambanzai7
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We've found the missing consititution, shredded and scattered all over Putznik's golf course

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:05 | 4700195 LetThemEatRand
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But please feel free to cover the golf game (so long as you report the score as "officially reported").

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:44 | 4700290 TheFourthStooge-ing
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The president always shoots par.

For some reason, the courses he plays have been experiencing odd fluctuations in par, but that can't be reported for reasons of National Security®.

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:05 | 4700196 highly debtful
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I'm almost fifty now and I have always been a staunch believer in our western democratic values. I never dreamed that one day we could actually become the bad guys. What's next? Do I have to sew some gold coins in the seams of my clothes and head for Russia? 

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:16 | 4700232 Van Halen
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Don't mistake the Russian Bear for the good guys. They're just as awful as they've always been. It's just that our guys have reached bottom and begun digging. We're stuck between a rock and a hard place at the moment. In America, there are about 3000 of them running 320 million of us straight off a cliff. It's way past time we marched.

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:28 | 4700265 highly debtful
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Yes, I know, my comment about Russia was somewhat cynical. What worries me, though, is that Europe should stop being the lapdog of the US right now and find the moral courage to show its powerful nephew the error of its ways. Unfortunately, we seem to share the same vices these days so good luck with that. 

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 10:49 | 4700970 Seer
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The US's history is about repression and exploitation.  But to be fair, that's SOP for all rising imperialist nations.

"Do I have to sew some gold coins in the seams of my clothes and head for Russia?"

Depends on your objective.

Do keep in mind that raging fires eventually burn themselves out.  Perhaps one strategy might be to stay put and dawn fireproof clothing... and don't miss the opportunity when presented- stock up on bags of marshmallows!

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:06 | 4700200 Yen Cross
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 How many weeks/months until Iran has the "bomb"? 

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:39 | 4700281 TheFourthStooge-ing
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How many weeks/months until Iran has the "bomb"?

Six months, the same as it's been for the last thirty years.

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 23:00 | 4700305 The Blank Stare
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Nice one shemp!

Meanwhile, Oscumer is skipping around Asia telling each country exactly what they wanna hear:

Japan-we support your Sekaku islands

South Korea-Japan's WWII sex slaves was terrible

On to Malaysia- ?????

I'd really like to know who's hand is on the strings?

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:07 | 4700207 Van Halen
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The same state department that pulled this dormroom diplomacy?

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 23:01 | 4700306 mccvilb
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Hashtag this!


This was posted yesterday by another ZHer. Sorry, brother, I forgot your handle.

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 23:44 | 4700351 mccvilb
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Found it. This video was originally posted by Gunter yesterday. Credit where credit is due. You owe it to yourself to watch this in its entirety ZHers.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 01:49 | 4700495 TN Jed
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This is real good stuff.  Only wish I didn't have to pause every 10 seconds to read the subtitles but it's important to hear the impassioned pleas from the speaker.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 02:09 | 4700518 mccvilb
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Unequivocally demonstrated the mainstream media in the EU has forfeited all credibility, and so have the various governments. Germans don't want to be forced into fighting a  war with their neighbors. They don't see Putin or Russia the way the media has portrayed them.

This is no longer a theory; it's an undeniable conspiracy. Kudos to the Berliners for coming out onto the street en mass and demonstrating their solidarity, and to Jebson for daring to speak out against the suppression of truthful, balanced reporting of the news.

Gunter said they meet on Mondays and the crowds are growing ever larger. Pretty eloquent fellow (and no teleprompter in sight).

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 03:15 | 4700572 TN Jed
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I can be a nit picky bastard at times, but I couldn't find one thing in that eloquent 50-minute stream of consciousness that I disagreed with.  You could drop that speech on any corner in the western world and have it resonate.  I just wonder if it can penetrate our population of 300 million. 

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 12:07 | 4701078 Seer
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"I can be a nit picky bastard at times, but I couldn't find one thing in that eloquent 50-minute stream of consciousness that I disagreed with."

I can nit-pick with the best of them.  I think that he got really close with his interest/compounding interest points, but this still doesn't find the root of the problem, and that is that interest/compounding interest is really the mechanism by which growth is pushed and that we need more introspection on the very notion of dealing with growth.

"I just wonder if it can penetrate our population of 300 million."

Not a bad idea to help make this thing go viral.

One at a time, one at a time.  Fulcrums don't require that the entire length of the lever rest on only one side in order to do the job...

A few bits that really resonated:

Make sure that no one ever gets up there."  (in to power)

Send the governing home.

Errors only become mistakes when we refuse to correct them.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 12:30 | 4701117 TN Jed
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I hear you there.  I gave a pass on that because he had so much right, and for this to succeed he needs to avoid baited divisive buzzwords.  "Compound interest" is a gross understatement but honestly people aren't going to stand for a half hour to listen to an economics lesson. I'm hoping the message of no hierarchy and decentralization covers it though.

"Everybody's talkin at me.  I can't hear a word they're saying."

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 12:58 | 4701163 Seer
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Yeah, like I said, it is almost perfect.  Allowing the crack there is good enough.

It really is a masterpiece.

"I'm hoping the message of no hierarchy and decentralization covers it though."

Nature insists upon it.  It's why I never believed NWO had a chance.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 11:56 | 4701063 Seer
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Thanks for reposting.  Very worthwhile.

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:10 | 4700209 LetThemEatRand
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What we have here is a failure to communicate.  Some men you just can't reach. So you get what we had here last week, which is the way he wants it... well, he gets it. I don't like it any more than you men.

Constitution?  Night in the box.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 03:43 | 4700581 kurt
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"What we have here is a failure to communicate..."

Cool Hand Luke

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:18 | 4700237 Peter Pan
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"in Risen's case, the government has previously analogized reporter's privilege to a criminal receiving drugs from someone and refusing to testify about it."

Since when is receiving the truth from a source the same as receiving drugs from a source?

This is all getting too idiotic, insane and evil.

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:24 | 4700253 Ignatius
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In America we're allowed to believe anything, but know nothing.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 12:12 | 4701084 Seer
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Ah, The American Dream!

Through the Looking-Glass.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 19:51 | 4702280 Grouchy Marx
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And I believe that you are right. 

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:57 | 4700303 kchrisc
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See, the "War on Drugs" is not about drugs or protection or safety after all.

Money and power.


Sidenote: By calling the persecution against people and their property, rightfully, a "war," all those that prosecute that war, from the  federalized local gun and badge thugs to the president, are clearly guilty of treason under Article 3, Section 3 of the Constitution. That is the tragic irony of the "War on Drugs."


"My guillotine is going to get its 3.6 kilos.”

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:22 | 4700249 Seize Mars
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A brood of vipers.

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 23:52 | 4700361 willwork4food
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Which, coincidentally is what Jesus called the Jewish rulers who wanted to hang him for fucking up the silver/roman coinage exchange program they had going on. Remember?

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 11:41 | 4701043 Seize Mars
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You don't say.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 05:15 | 4700557 mccvilb
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A murder of crews. (news crews)



Come on people. Surely worth at least a WTF, a groan, a down vote for the intentional misacceptation of the collective? (gaggle of geese, squabble of seagulls,... murder of crows).

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:23 | 4700250 Atomizer
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KGB Bezmenov 1985 - Four Steps to Subversion of a Nation


Fuck off Obama administration, you're the Global Joke.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 00:13 | 4700390 naughtius maximus
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It would seem the vapors of the KGB are working against the people that put them into place

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:24 | 4700252 yogibear
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What else would you expect from Eric Holder and  his Just-Us department.  Just a bunch of marxist hoodlums in charge.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 09:21 | 4700859 Ban KKiller
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You give them too much credit.

Holder is bought and paid for.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 12:15 | 4701089 Seer
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And the last time that there was any real justice eminating from that department was when?

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:24 | 4700254 kchrisc
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Tyrant is tyrant does.


"It all fun and the highlife until someone gets guillotined."

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 23:57 | 4700373 willwork4food
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Excellent point. But should good men stand aside while evil prospers? Would you let Homeland Security goons into your house and fuck your wife without comment? Perhaps if they fucked your daughter it might get do the trick. Funny thing is they allready are.

How long are we going to put up with this shit?

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 03:22 | 4700575 TPTB_r_TBTF
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That would depend on whether they blindfold me or not.

If they allow me to watch ...

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 12:21 | 4701099 Seer
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"Would you let Homeland Security goons into your house and fuck your wife without comment?"


They don't need permission.  I'm not thinking that they're going to listen to "comments," that's what judges do, and they're not there to judge, just ACT.

The REAL question is whether you are prepared to die for something.  And while it may sound all well and noble (macho or whatever) you really ought to be VERY measured because if you error it might mean you have no other chances.  These are the things that religious texts try to give us guidance on...

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 14:24 | 4701363 kchrisc
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The passive response, Resistance, is to wait for them to come. Wait for them to surround and annihilate us like at Ruby Ridge or Waco. Wait like they are at the Bundy ranch.

The active response, Revolution, is to take the fight to them--in their offices, their cars, their homes, the streets, their neighborhoods. They should not feel safe anywhere.

The time is coming when the actions of the criminals of the DC US will cause the American people to decide between persecution or Revolution.


The Four Rs
Rejection: Quit paying, quit obeying , quit playing
Revolution: It is inevitable, so prepare, as they are.
Retribution: Is there really any place for these sociopaths and criminals in a restored civil and Constitutional society?!
Restoration: Restore the Constitutional republic.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 15:56 | 4701624 Seer
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"Rejection" is all that is necessary.  W/o our complicit support they have nothiing.

"Revolution" is in the mind.  By rejecting them you're already in revolution mode.

"Retribution" = violence, and it only bring you to their level (talk of it only justifies, in their minds, them being preemtive with violence- and while we're still funding their capabilities of it it's not a good idea to entice them to act [why "rejection" is key])

"Restoration" won't work because this is NOT the same country it was when it was founded, there is no longer an entire "candy store" watiing for exploitation in which everyone has a crack at it (well, everyone except women, blacks/slaves, and, um, "landowners")

"La Revolucion is like a great love affair. In the beginning, she is a goddess. A holy cause. But... every love affair has a terrible enemy: time. We see her as she is. La Revolucion is not a goddess but a whore. She was never pure, never saintly, never perfect."

- Jack Palance, as 'Jesus Raza', in, 'The Professionals' (1966)

We must not turn into alcholics.  Know when to stop, and that point comes right after "rejection"- just walk away.

This is applicable to ALL people, not just those in the US.  The US is not suffering from some unique form of dystopia flowing only from the fountains of D.C..

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:47 | 4700294 kchrisc
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By the way, the Constitution has no qualifications on "press" and there is no mention of the word journalist, or an equivalent.

It does say "...or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press..."


"Is it time for the guillotines yet?!"

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 12:24 | 4701105 Seer
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And they've been trying to work this angle for a while now.  Only "offical" press-like folks can "report," the only one's "protected" by the right to free speech.

Fucking walk away from ALL of it.  Don't give your enegy to the System.  Stop voting.  Start doing on your own.  Speak out whenever and wherever.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 14:30 | 4701371 kchrisc
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They can work any "angle" they like, but the Constitution is clear.

Article 3, Section 3 speaks the loudest.


"My guillotine has the right to press on."

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 16:12 | 4701681 Seer
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"but the Constitution is clear."

Yeah, and how is that working for you/us?

It's been correctly or uncorrectly reported that George W. Bush stated that the "Constitution is just a goddamned piece of paper."  Back when I'd heard that (again, no idea whether it's true or just propaganda) I felt more than a bit upset, but now that I think about it he's stating the obvious- it's paper, it's words, none of it seems to matter as far as how things are working (we're now established as operating under no real basis in law).

Read the Suskind quote from here:

In clear practice those serving TPTB could care less about the US Constitution.  Exposing their "crimes" or trying to hold them to the US Constitution is like trying to pin down mercury on level sheet of glass.

Don't get me wrong, emotionally I track your sentiments.  Emotions, however, provide for a poor basis for achieving complex goals: best is that they add motivation, but they are never good at providing direction/guidance.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 21:54 | 4702638 kchrisc
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""but the Constitution is clear." Yeah, and how is that working for you/us?"

It is a measuring stick against which their legitimacy should be measured. If they come up short, that is criminal, they have no legitimacy and therefore no authority.

That the Constitution is just a “goddamn piece of paper” is true, but the ideas and contract written on that paper is the real Constitution. Not the paper, or the ink, but the ideas and the agreement, the contract, which those that framed it made to make it the “law of the land” and to live by its covenants.

It is those ideas from that “goddamn piece of paper,” that should be carried in our heart, in our souls, that is where the Constitution should dwell. To recognize those that disregard the Constitution is to disregard oneself, one’s Liberty. It is to become slave to those that steal and extort, but offer back a portion in return for obedience and the continued privilege to command more from you.

I do not recognize their illegal regime and therefore they have no authority over me. Those that violate their oaths or Article 3, Section 3 are especially odious.

See you on the battlefield.


Sat, 04/26/2014 - 22:49 | 4700298 holdbuysell
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That transcript is chilling. The US is certainly not abiding by its founding's running open loop.

This could get nasty.

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 23:20 | 4700326 booboo
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When the government classifies all information as "classified" I guess there ain't much left to report on, maybe the Sunday talk shows can interview Miley Cyrus and the Bieber. Modern journalism is a complete joke anyways and are basically the press agents for the American Enterprise Institute.

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 23:50 | 4700356 q99x2
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Nigel Farage last week remained on course for one of the greatest upsets in recent political history in next month's European elections.

Things will change. Each one of you fuckers out there, all 200 million of you better vote this year. At the least you will cause the globalist traitors to spend a ton of money fighting the 15 minutes to thirty minutes it takes you to vote. And, if you don't know who to vote for just vote whoever is in office out of office.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 00:06 | 4700383 booboo
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Nothing is as certain as a perfect prince candidate tuning into a toad once he is kissed by the majority of the public. Farage will either be captured by the ptb or killed, most likely captured since he will be given a choice and the customary 5 minutes to make the decision.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 02:09 | 4700517 Dr. Sandi
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How am I supposed to vote when I can't even afford ammo?

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 04:25 | 4700571 TPTB_r_TBTF
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Vote in melee.


When you can no longer vote with ballistics,

then close the distance and vote in melee.


Plus, if you close the distance between yourself and the politician,

then you can take prisoners.

If you have prisoners, then you can use the guillotine as a voting machine.


With Diebolds, you vote politicians into office.

Using the Guillotine you vote politicians out of office.


Sun, 04/27/2014 - 03:19 | 4700573 TPTB_r_TBTF
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. "Things will change."


only promising me change?


Please promise me hope too!

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 13:02 | 4701170 Seer
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Oh, and you get FREE MEDICAL INSURANCE!  (you get a "free" card that say you have paid to have it!)

Do people demand a really just system? Well, we'll arrange it so that they'll be satisfied with one that's a little less unjust ... They want a revolution, and we'll give them reforms -- lots of reforms; we'll drown them in reforms. Or rather, we'll drown them in promises of reforms, because we'll never give them real ones either!!

- DARIO FO, Accidental Death of an Anarchist

Stop asking and start doing...

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 10:39 | 4700954 Escapedgoat
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I shall participate, in order to upset the fuckers......Twice (Because I AM more equal than some others, p.s: Treble PASSPORT)

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 12:26 | 4701110 Seer
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I think that you missed this link as posted previously in this thread (it's a MUST watch):

It's the System!

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 23:55 | 4700367 naughtius maximus
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Tickle us do we not laugh, prick us do we not bleed, wrong us SHALL WE NOT REVENGE?

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 23:56 | 4700372 naughtius maximus
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Sun, 04/27/2014 - 00:14 | 4700392 IridiumRebel
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Pink Floyd

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 00:24 | 4700409 Aussiekiwi
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Send Hilary in, she believes in free speech and fair play......


sarc off.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 00:44 | 4700442 El Vaquero
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MS. PSAKI: As you know, and I'll, of course, refer to the Department of Justice, but the leaking of classified information is in a separate category.

From NY Times v United States:



We granted certiorari in these cases in which the United States seeks to enjoin the New York Times and the Washington Post from publishing the contents of a classified study entitled "History of U. S. Decision-Making Process on Viet Nam Policy." Post, pp. 942, 943.

"Any system of prior restraints of expression comes to this Court bearing a heavy presumption against its constitutional validity." Bantam Books, Inc. v. Sullivan, 372 U. S. 58, 70 (1963); see also Near v. Minnesota, 283 U. S. 697 (1931). The Government "thus carries a heavy burden of showing justification for the imposition of such a restraint." Organization for a Better Austin v. Keefe, 402 U. S. 415, 419 (1971). The District Court for the Southern District of New York in the New York Times case and the District Court for the District of Columbia and the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in the Washington Post case held that the Government had not met that burden. We agree.

The judgment of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is therefore affirmed. The order of the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is reversed and the case is remanded with directions to enter a judgment affirming the judgment of the District Court for the Southern District of New York. The stays entered June 25, 1971, by the Court are vacated. The judgments shall issue forthwith.

Somebody should tell that dumb sorority slut, Psaki, that publishing classified information that you did personally obtain through illegal means is not illegal and is protected under the First Amendment.  Fucking hell, where the fuck do they find these people? 

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 00:53 | 4700451 Chief Wonder Bread
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Cowboy they don't have to find em, they manufacture em.

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