On Monday, April 1, 2008 Admiral Bobby R. Inman spoke at the University of Texas-Pan American on issues related to cyber security.
During and after the Q&A session, South Texas We Are CHANGE members Eloy Gonzalez II and Leo Krayola confronted Admiral Inman on a a number of pressing and current political issues such as the congressional bill H.R. 1955 as its relation to terrorism, 9/11 truth activism, and freedom of speech.
Other important topics, such as the Federal Reserve, the admiral declined to discuss.
By Cheri Roberts-Piper MTR News
On Thursday March 13th authorities announced that an Officer involved in the investigation of the Las Vegas Ricin incident tested positive for small amounts of Ricinine or Ricidine found in his system. Ricinine is an alkaloid (3-cyano-4-methoxy-N-methyl-2-pyridone) that shares a common plant source with Ricin, and its presence in the system infers Ricin exposure. However, the alkaloid substance is extracted from the seeds of the castor plant and does not derive directly from Ricin.
KTNV News in Nevada reportedly identified the Officer as Jim Mitchell and he is said to have no symptoms of Ricin poisoning. The Officer was one that arrived on the scene to search a Las Vegas hotel room on Feb. 26th - weeks after it’s occupant - who is believed to be suffering from Ricin exposure, called 911 on Valentines Day. Bergendorff had been transported to a local hospital for respiratory distress. He was reported to have fallen into a coma after arrival and remained so for many weeks although family members have reported differently and have said Bergendorff was merely heavily sedated.
KPFK Senior Producer, Christine Blosdale, prepared a segment for the January 11, 2008 "KPFK Evening News" on what she called a "great gotcha moment in history," namely the recent truth-squading of Representative Henry Waxman. Interspersed with her own take on it were a few powerful moments from the encounter pulled from the We Are Change LA video of the event.
You can download the entire news show here- http://reader.feedshow.com/show_items-feed=ef181e40d78292013740efca4c3774fa
The segment starts right before the 21:30 mark.
Here's a link to just the 6-some minute segment: Click here to watch '-gotcha-Henry-Waxman--on-KPFK-1-11-08' or
We Are Change LA Talks to Jane Harman's Office about HR1955, Architects and Engineers for 9-11 Truth and False-flag Terrorism
The earlier part of our Eleventh Day of Action last month was spent demonstrating outside of Congresswoman Jane Harman's office in El Segundo, CA. We took the opportunity to go inside and speak with her aid about our concerns surrounding HR 1955, Mark Weitzman's powerpoint presentation identifying www.ae911truth.org as "Disinformation" and appealing to terrorists, and Congress's continuing silent complicity in the 9-11 cover-up. Her aid would not allow us to film the conversation so we attempted to describe the conversation as best we could. We left behind some information about 9-11, including an ae911truth.org card about the destruction of the Twin Towers and a DVD with "9-11 Mysteries" and Richard Gage AIA's "Blueprint for Destruction," among others. Here's the video:
Received a response from Ron Wyden concerning HR 1955. My reply to Ron Wyden:
"I received your letter in response to my opposition to S. 1959/HR 1955. The bill is full of vague language and mere lip service to constitutional safeguards and protection of civil liberties. The bill was falsely portrayed in the House as a routine matter requiring no debate. That is why it passed by such a wide margin.
The bill is a false flag attack on democracy and free speech. Many of your constituents are now aware of this."
United States Senate
WASHINGTON. DC 20510 3703 December 7, 2007
Thank you for contacting me to share your concerns about the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.
Here's a Thought Crimes Act flyer a friend of mine created.
Yes, I felt so incredibly free after walking out of Bill Nelsons' office! This was a truly rewarding experience and I propose that EVERY 9/11 Truther make sure that their local representatives are lobbied and made aware of the growing concerns of their constituents! If you do not report treason it is a CRIME!
I woke up early, trimmed my beard, and put on a dress shirt and a tie. I wanted to look professional and presentable. I may be a college student, but I know how to be taken seriously!
We all converged at the federal courthouse and had a bit of trouble getting in because of the tight security. No cell phones, cameras, or anything!
We had briefly gone over the packet prepared by 911truth.org on the way to the senators office. I felt unprepared, but Mia assured us that the presentation was very simple and that all the work was done for us already. We had the simple outline, the supplemental material to leave with the senator, and Dr. Griffin's list of 115 Ommisions and Distortions of the 9/11 Commision Report.
by Ron Paul
Before the House of Representatives, December 5, 2007
Mr. Speaker, I regret that I was unavoidably out of town on October 23, 2007, when a vote was taken on HR 1955, the Violent Radicalization & Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act. Had I been able to vote, I would have voted against this misguided and dangerous piece of legislation. This legislation focuses the weight of the US government inward toward its own citizens under the guise of protecting us against "violent radicalization."
I would like to note that this legislation was brought to the floor for a vote under suspension of regular order. These so-called "suspension" bills are meant to be non-controversial, thereby negating the need for the more complete and open debate allowed under regular order. It is difficult for me to believe that none of my colleagues in Congress view HR 1955, with its troubling civil liberties implications, as "non-controversial."
(It is more effective to call your Senators, but it helps to send this email as well. I've done both).
Stop the Police State Bill
If you believe that America is a democracy and should not be turned into a police state like Burma, Pakistan, and China, then join with us to STOP The Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007, S. 1959.
This flawed and dangerous bill , introduced by Rep. Jane Harman, could be the final triumph of fear over reason as the Federal government makes thought a crime under the guise of preemptive National Security, if we allow the Senate to pass it.
Please email your Senators now, and tell them to vote NO on the The Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007. We encourage you to edit the title and text using your own words.
This is what I sent via PDA:
Libelous presentations by the Simon Wiesenthal Center at the House hearings have made the intent of this law clear.
ACLU contact form: http://www.aclu.org/contact/general/index.html
We can contact MoveOn at: http://pol.moveon.org/feedback/fb/form.html?tp=suggest
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: (202) 675-2312 or email@example.com
Washington, D.C. – The ACLU continues to have serious concerns regarding the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007 (H.R. 1955). Caroline Fredrickson, Director of the Washington Legislative Office of the ACLU said, "Law enforcement should focus on action, not thought. We need to worry about the people who are committing crimes rather than those who harbor beliefs that the government may consider to be extreme."
author: Ross Stone
"The Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act"
Rep. Jane Harman's "Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act" is not written exactly like the Nazi 1933 Discriminatory Decrees that suspended the Reich Constitution, but it can bring America to the same place by trashing America's civil liberties. Harman's bill has the potential of driving lawful political and other activists underground into American cell groups. Perhaps expectantly creating the domestic terrorists the Bush Administration has said we need to be protected from.
NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD AND SOCIETY OF AMERICAN LAW TEACHERS
STRONGLY OPPOSE HOMEGROWN TERRORISM PREVENTION ACT
On October 23, 2007, the House of Representatives passed the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007 by a vote of 404-6. The bill will be referred out of committee this week and will then go to the Senate floor. The National Lawyers Guild and the Society of American Law Teachers strongly oppose this legislation because it will likely lead to the criminalization of beliefs, dissent and protest, and invite more draconian surveillance of Internet communications.
This bill would establish a Commission to study and report on "facts and causes" of "violent radicalism" and "extremist belief systems." It defines "violent radicalism" as "adopting or promoting an extremist belief system for the purpose of facilitating ideologically based violence to advance political, religious, or social change." The term "extremist belief system" is not defined; it could refer to liberalism, nationalism, socialism, anarchism, communism, etc.
Managed to take a few screen shots from:
Simon Wiesenthal Center presents 9/11 sites alongside radical Jihadist sites to House Hearing on "Terrorism and the Internet"
EDIT: Revised title and inserted video. -rep.
The following speech was made by Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS], chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.
Bennie Thompson refers to the Gilmore Commission, whose last report was issued in 2003. Don't know where he came up with the 1993-98 timespan. The Gilmore Commission information is located at the RAND website.
THIS MEANS HR 1955 WAS WRITTEN BY THE RAND CORPORATION AS WELL AS ALL OTHER TERROR LEGISLATION THAT HAS BEEN ENACTED IN THE UNITED STATES. I do not have the time or writing skills to do this issue justice. i hope someone can pick up this ball and run with it.
Bennie Thompson's speech:
"Madam Speaker, I rise in strong support of H.R. 1955, the Violent Radicalization of Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007.
This bill can make all who participate in non-violent, civil disobedience labeled a potential terrorist. Your words could be considered "promoting an extremist belief system", and YOU ARE THE TERRORIST (WHICH MEANS THEY CAN STRIP YOUR CITIZENSHIP, AND HAVE YOU TORTURED AND EXECUTED).
Tina Richards http://www.grassrootsamerica4us.org
Mon, 26 Nov 2007 13:02:36 -0500 (EST)
Grassroots America, A Non Profit
As my daughter threw herself onto Independence Ave last month in her passionate plea to stop the second deployment of her brother and respect the earth at the "No War, No Warming" protest, she did not know about this upcoming senate bill. This bill that passed 404-6 in the house is poised to pass in our Senate. This bill looks to make myself, my daughter and all others who participate in non-violent, civil disobedience a potential terrorist.
Please call your senator and oppose S 1959.
(You can post responses here. The guy at Republican Senator Smith's office was warm when I mentioned S. 1959, until I told him why I opposed it. The lady at Democrat Senator Wyden's office was very receptive.)
Thank you again for all your support.
EDIT: There is now a petition that you can sign in opposition to H.R. 1955:
Kurt Nimmo blogs on Jane Harman, H.R. 1955, and RAND. On Monday, it is time to call your Senators, and at least let their staffers know that you have have concerns about this bill. I want to echo aayers call to action, and note that it is H.R.+1955 that sits in the Senate waiting to be voted on, not 1959, which is a ditto bill. I want to suggest that we concentrate our communications on two key Senators who have made strong stands against the grain on key issues involving Civil Liberties. Senator Robert Byrd, and Senator Bernie Sanders. If you can think of any other Senators worth spending time on, list them in the comments bin. -rep.
November 22, 2007
According to Jessica Lee of Indypendent and Kamau Karl Franklin of the Center for Constitutional Rights, the Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act was penned with plenty of help from the RAND Corporation.
“Rep. Jane Harman, Democrat from California, has had a lengthy relationship with the Rand Corporation,” Lee tells Democracy Now, although she was unable to determine if RAND wrote the bill. On the 12th anniversary of the OKC bombing, Rep. Harman, as chair of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment, introduced the bill in the House of Representatives...
H.R. 1955 Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007
This bill has passed and now waits for a vote in the Senate;
The true intent of this bill has been demonstrated and discussed;
"Simon Wiesenthal Center presents 9/11 sites alongside radical Jihadist sites to House Hearing on "Terrorism and the Internet"
Senate in session again next week, start calling on Monday, November 26th.
CALL: Use the US Capitol Switchboard toll-free numbers to call your two US Senators.
HR 1585 which is the 2008 Defense Authorization Bill is an evil piece of legislation that actually gives authorization to the U.S. military to plan a future merger with the police that will be used during a catastrophic emergency. This bill authorizes the Department of Defense to design a plan for a martial law apparatus. There is no question that the U.S. government is seeking to ratchet up the militarized police state as they anticipate massive resistance to the coming collapse of our economy and war with Iran. This bill is yet another step in the direction for the implementation of a militarized police state in this country.
Section 1615 of the bill describes the determination of department of defense civil support requirements. Subsection (a) states the following regarding the determination of requirements.
SEC. 1615. DETERMINATION OF DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CIVIL SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS.
Below is the text of the so-called Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act
(H.R. 1955) recently passed by an overwhelming majority in the House and soon to be voted on by the
Senate (the House vote may be viewed at http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2007/roll993.xml ). Only six House members voted against the bill--which should give us some idea of the 'improvements' we can expect should the Democrats succeed in retaking the executive branch next November.
In particular, note the reference to the Internet in item 3 under 'Findings.'
Questions: Would it be appropriate to characterize this measure as a 'thought crime bill'? Or are people who are truly violent the only ones likely to be affected by it? Might it best be viewed in the context of other recent measures? Such as the Defense Authorization Act passed in October 2006,
granting the President the authority--upon his own declaration of a public emergency--to station troops