(Editor’s Note: If DHS didn’t absolutely detest me a few days ago, they will now…and the file keeps getting bigger AND this article doesn’t even cover the possibility of bio-warfare research being done.)
Nine days ago, I was sent the premiere of Jesse Ventura’s ‘Conspiracy Theory’ about Plum Island Animal Disease Center off of Long Island, New York. The Plum Island program made for some very entertaining and sensational television that left many questions unanswered, and it is actually worth watching because of the very questions raised including the Montauk Monster, Erich Traub’s research with ticks, and Lyme Disease. I have spent hours trying to independently substantiate Ventura’s claims with more than one reliable source. I have not been able to accomplish that, but I did come across the end of one string that Mr. Ventura’s team did not cover in any depth.
On June 1, 2003, control of Plum Island was transferred from USDA to the Dept. of Homeland Security. In January, 2006, DHS began site selection for the new National Bio and Agro Defense Facility even though, at that time, it was illegal to introduce live foot and mouth disease virus on the mainland.
21 U.S.C. § 113a : US Code – Section 113A: Establishment of research laboratories for foot-and- mouth disease and other animal diseases; research contracts; employment of technicians and scientists; appropriations
The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to establish research laboratories, including the acquisition of necessary land, buildings, or facilities, and also the making of research contracts under the authority contained in section 427i(a) of title 7, for research and study, in the United States or elsewhere, of foot-and- mouth disease and other animal diseases which in the opinion of the Secretary constitute a threat to the livestock industry of the United States:
Provided, That no live virus of foot-and-mouth disease may be introduced for any purpose into any part of the mainland of the United States (except coastal islands separated therefrom by water navigable for deep-water navigation and which shall not be connected with the mainland by any tunnel) unless the Secretary determines that it is necessary and in the public interest for the conduct of research and study in the United States(except at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York) and issues a permit under such rules as the Secretary shall promulgate to protect animal health, except that the Secretary of Agriculture may transport said virus in the original package across the mainland under adequate safeguards, and except further, that in the event of outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in this country, the Secretary of Agriculture may, at his discretion, permit said virus to be brought into the United States under adequate safeguards. To carry out the provisions of this section, the Secretary is authorized to employ technical experts or scientists: Provided, That the number so employed shall not exceed five and that the maximum compensation for each shall not exceed the highest rate of grade 18 of the General Schedule. There is authorized to be appropriated such sums as Congress may deem necessary; in addition, the Secretary is authorized to utilize in carrying out this section, funds otherwise available for the control or eradication of such diseases.
Where does DHS decide to put a (now) $650 million dollar lab (employing 300) with several live zoonotic pathogens? Why, of course, the heart of ‘Tornado Alley’ at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, where the economic fallout from an escaped bug will be the greatest (not to mention the human and animal toll).
NBAF in Manhattan, Kansas, will be a state-of-the-art biocontainment facility for the study of foreign animal, emerging and zoonotic (transmitted from animals to humans) diseases that threaten the U.S. animal agriculture and public health. NBAF will provide and strengthen our nation with critical capabilities to conduct research, develop vaccines and other countermeasures, and train veterinarians in preparedness and response against these diseases. For the past 50 years, the Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC) has served our nation as the primary facility to conduct this research. However, PIADC is nearing the end of its life-cycle and needs to be replaced in order to meet U.S. research requirements and ensure the timely development of countermeasures in the event of an outbreak. NBAF meets that need and will serve as a replacement for the PIADC facility. Strategically, NBAF will boast of new and expanded capabilities, specifically, Biosafety Level (BSL) 4 containment for the study of high-consequence diseases affecting large livestock.
How’s that title grab ya kids? Yes, ladies and gentlemen; that is an actual quote from Howard Dean himself sending a welcoming message to the Party of European Socialists at their congress in December, 2009. According to Howie, the American progressives and EU progressives have been working together for a long time. (My sincerest apologies for missing this a year ago.)
Any more doubts that the Democrats have become the American Progressive Socialist Party, or the future that the Democrats want where we have to follow the rules laid down by unelected officials on the other side of the world?
The cooperation between our parties has intensified significantly in the past two and a half years with regular contact at congress, senate, party and foundation levels. Efforts have been remarkable from both sides. The attendance of President Clinton and myself at the Global Progressive Forum World Conference in Brussels in 2009, I think is eloquent and proves this point very well. Many common initiatives have been launched. There’s been consistent work on the issue of the financial crisis, private equity and hedge funds with strong coordination between EU and US progressives. – Howard Dean, address to PES Congress, December 2009.
Bill Whittle with the third part of the ‘Firewall’ series about tea party core beliefs entitled ‘Wealth Creation‘. Once again, I have listed the preceding videos following Part 3 for those that may have missed them.
I think that the fundamental divide between liberal and conservative philosophy and policy comes down to how people feel about wealth; not money, money is just a unit of exchange. I’m talking about wealth; having more than you need to survive. Now it seems that most modern liberals believe that wealth is essentially limited. They see the multi-millionaire with the Lear jet, the big car, and the three or four big houses as a villain because if wealth is more or less fixed, if there’s a giant, but limited, pot of money out there somewhere, then the fact that he has more means someone else has less.
What’s it going to take for people to stand up for liberty? – Glenn Beck
Glenn starts out this program showing us how our taxpayer dollars are being used by the unions to run campaign ads smearing us, the tea party patriots, and he also alludes to the ‘Crime of the Century’ being Bennie’s QE expected on November 3rd, and the rate of inflation. For those that have not seen the pictures of the Monster’s local coffee at $14.19 a can, go here.
Glenn also reminds his viewers that THEY NEED TO VOTE. Yes, I’m pretty sure we all have purposely skipped an election or two over the last few decades because of the sheer demoralization of voting between evil and/or the devil. This election is not that; this election is about putting the Republican Party back on track and actually having a party that represents Americans and not progressive globalists. This election is also about finding out exactly where people stand, and making the decision about whether the Republicans can be saved.
The Dems would not be committing voter fraud from coast to coast if they were sure that the Tea Party was smoke and mirrors.
Michelle Malkin on Voter Fraud:
Glenn Beck (entire program; H/T CaptainUSA)
(Editor’s Note: I will add the rest of the program as it becomes available.)
Ron Paul’s weekly radio address about the government’s destruction of wealth through Fed inflated bubbles, and war. (Full transcript follows).
As the current economic downturn shows no signs of lifting, we hear quite a lot of rhetoric from current and potential officeholders about what government can and will do to create more jobs. This is especially disconcerting to those that understand that the best thing government can do for job creation is to simply get out of the way. Jobs are properly created by businesses. Government created jobs are either fueled by fiat money and manipulated market conditions or directly funded by taxes paid for by businesses and individuals who then have less to hire people for real wealth creation. Government created jobs destroy wealth and sap potential from the economy. The several stimulus bills passed by Congress have done much to expand government, but not much to keep money in the hands of real job creators; the entrepreneurs. Keynesian economists don’t see things this way. They see government spending as a stop gap measure that tides us over through rough economic patches, but is this really the case? Far from it. The reality is, instead of sustaining us until the economy can catch up, government spending perpetuates the problems the bureaucrats and the politicians created. Maintaining a high level of employment is one of the main objectives of The Federal Reserve, which is just one reason it is ill conceived at its very core. It legitimizes economic intervention which is always destructive. When unemployment rises after the bust of a Fed created bubble, you can be sure Congress will attempt to rescue the economy through various policies that will always prolong the agony and expand the downturn.
In the late ’90’s, it was thought that encouraging home ownership would have a stimulative effect that would ripple through the rest of the economy and create jobs. Various government policies favorable to home ownership were enacted and the Fed kept interest rates artificially low so everyone would be able to buy a home whether or not they could really afford it. For awhile it worked. The housing boom increased demand for realtors, mortgage lenders, and construction workers. However, as reality sank in, not only are we back to where we were when the bubble began, but we are actually worse off. For example, not only have we lost all of the one million extra construction jobs the bubble created, but we have lost another one million jobs on top of that. So not only did the artificial wealth evaporate, but real wealth has been destroyed as well.
Even more sinister are jobs created by war. Recent reports highlight the increasing dependence on contractors to support our war efforts in Afghanistan. Massive corruption is endemic to these highly lucrative positions. Almost half of the contracting companies we use are Afghan owned and include such business models as recruiting away the very same Afghan police force we are training, at great expense to the American taxpayer. Meanwhile, we have pledged not to leave until the police forces reaches a certain level. We also bribe many Afghans to simply not attack us. We are in a proverbially hole in Afghanistan, and our leaders need to just stop digging. Neither a Keynesian big spending program nor the military-industrial complex can create long-lasting employment or economic prosperity for our country. The only way to restore both peace and prosperity is draw down our overseas commitments, along with un-Constitutional spending at home; return to the Founders’ vision of a limited republic that neither straddles the globe, nor mismanages the domestic economy.
Dr. Paul’s Texas Straight Talk is found here, and the number to call in for his updates on Monday morning is 888-322-1414.
Greta interviewing Rep. Mike Pence about bi-partisanship in Congress once the Republicans take back control of the House.
I want to be very, very clear with people around the country. There is going to be no compromise on ending the era of runaway federal spending, borrowing, bailouts, takeovers, deficits, and debt. No compromise on repealing Obamacare, lock, stock, and barrel. – Mike Pence
I will believe it when I see it because I don’t believe it right now. As for bi-partisanship and getting something done in the District of Criminals; compromising so that the bills that are shoved through are not as bad as the pieces of crap that the Progressive Dems hammered us with IS NOT going to cut it with the American public. There had better be no half measures or piece meal repeal of certain parts of Obamacare or the Fascist Financial Regulation Reform law. Americans are livid that our time, energy, and money was wasted ramming Obamacare down our throats, but we are willing to cut our losses and START OVER FROM SCRATCH with billS that reflect American values and not European Collectivism.
Bill O’Reilly, in his talking points memo, blasts taxpayer funded NPR for the firing of Juan Williams stating that Mr. Williams was fired because of his association with FoxNews, that former NY Times employee and NPR CEO, Vivian Schiller should be fired for incompetence, that Sen. Jim Demint will be introducing legislation to defund NPR, and that George Soros has infused millions in cash to Media Matter and NPR (to hire political journalists) to attack FoxNews. Mr. O’Reilly believes that NPR will ‘rue the day’ they decided to impose rules on free speech, and that NPR has ‘devolved into a totalitarian outfit functioning as an arm of the far left.‘ (Wow, Bill, you just figured that out? Actions speak louder than words, and yes, us little people have to slap you silly sometimes; we’ve known for over two years now.)
I personally believe that now that the progressives have the prize in their sights, they are going to go whole-hog to achieves their ends. I say, “Bring It” because FoxNews is NOT the only alternative news platform and ‘net neutrality’ does not scare us.
In making the announcement, Ailes said, “Juan has been a staunch defender of liberal viewpoints since his tenure began at Fox News in 1997. He’s an honest man whose freedom of speech is protected by Fox News on a daily basis.”
Also, today Glenn Beck announced on his television program that George Soros contributed $1.9(Editors Note: My typo) $1.8 Million to NPR. Check out NPR’s memo at the bottom of this post.
What Would These Guys Have Done? (Oh, excuse me! What DID THESE GUYS DO?)
A few thoughts about the firing of Juan Williams by NPR because he spoke his truth and committed the sin of exercising his God-given right to free speech in the America infiltrated by progressive ‘know-it-alls‘.
I’m not a big fan of Juan Williams but I will defend to the death his right to exercise his right to free speech.
A close friend from Nigeria who fled that country because he was a christian used to tell me on almost a daily basis, “if you speak the truth, you are considered rude.”
This isn’t so much about trying to shut down FoxNews and make people shy away from appearing on the cable news station, this is more about the CONTINUED ‘Chilling Of Free Speech’ in this country when it comes to anything the globalists don’t want interfering with their agenda. (Like Americans who have independent thought, action, and who exercise all of their freedoms.)
This entire situation is just more fodder for the Dems and the administration to wave the left hand vigorously and distract you while they bitchslap you with the right. What are Wall Street and those federal economic agencies doing today? What’s happening with Fraudclosure or the value of the dollar? Oh that’s right, Fannie and Freddie need another bailout.
NPR may have just broken the camel’s back; which is what always happens when you push good people too far – they let you know what they think!
Do you think that Juan Williams will have a David Horowitz moment now?
Are you as sick of the multiculturalism as I am? What are you first and foremost; an American or something else?
Juan Williams’ response to his firing by NPR:
According to Vivian Shiller , ‘this action was not anti-Fox’. I am calling bull**** on that statement, although the ‘anti-Fox’ aspect is only one agenda of many that the left thinks they are going to advance by firing Juan Williams.
The following is an internal memo sent on behalf of NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller:
Thank you for all of your varying feedback on the Juan Williams situation. Let me offer some further clarification about why we terminated his contract early.
First, a critical distinction has been lost in this debate. NPR News analysts have a distinctive role and set of responsibilities. This is a very different role than that of a commentator or columnist. News analysts may not take personal public positions on controversial issues; doing so undermines their credibility as analysts, and that’s what’s happened in this situation. As you all well know, we offer views of all kinds on your air every day, but those views are expressed by those we interview – not our reporters and analysts.
Second, this isn’t the first time we have had serious concerns about some of Juan’s public comments. Despite many conversations and warnings over the years, Juan has continued to violate this principal.
Third, these specific comments (and others made in the past), are inconsistent with NPR’s ethics code, which applies to all journalists (including contracted analysts):
“In appearing on TV or other media . . . NPR journalists should not express views they would not air in their role as an NPR journalist. They should not participate in shows . . . that encourage punditry and speculation rather than fact-based analysis.”
More fundamentally, “In appearing on TV or other media including electronic Web-based forums, NPR journalists should not express views they would not air in their role as an NPR journalist.”
Unfortunately, Juan’s comments on Fox violated our standards as well as our values and offended many in doing so.
Here is the truth:
We’re profoundly sorry that this happened during fundraising week. Juan’s comments were made Monday night and we did not feel it would be responsible to delay this action.
This was a tough decision and we appreciate your support.
President & CEO, NPR
Vivian has a wholelottasplaining to do.
Megyn Kelly interviewing Ibrahim Hooper of C.A.I.R.:
Considering how much time DHS spends on this site, I felt they should have their own ‘way-too-opulent’, overstuffed, armchair to be totally comfy while they track what they consider to be an ‘American Domestic Terrorist‘ – namely the tigger.
Today, they stopped by to look at this article from Sept. 14, 2010:
If I hear one more ‘conservative’ talking head state that Bush 43 kept us safe after 9.11, or that 19 hijackers took down the twin towers all by themselves, I think I will absolutely lose my mind from the lowing of the moos in the field.
No 9.11; no Patriot Act with accompanying anthrax scare; no Department of Homeland Security to create a mirror database of personal information and then take an exemption from the 1974 Privacy Act. Who needs a national ID card when DHS has the mirror database, The Fed has all your financial records, and Obamacare has everything else including your bank account information to draw funds electronically for medical care?
Now, given that DHS hasn’t secured the border, people who read the Constitution have been labeled as possible domestic terrorists, and the FBI considers the ‘sovereign’ movement to be domestic terrorists, do we watchdogs of the republic still look insane or are you feeling us yet?
Hit the link if you need all the information to refresh your memory.
Also, please feel free to wave that very special wave to the FDIC and Fannie Mae who did flybys this morning. I wonder what DHS is going to do when I am able to prove that they are breaking a very important law…?