One can go back to 1977 and the FISA Act that started the war against your right to privacy, but in 2001 the Bush administration and a congress full of assclowns and elitists ramped up the assault when they passed the incredibly un-Constitutional PATRIOT ACT which allowed for all sorts of invasive and silent investigations; federal agents writing their own warrants, warrantless wiretapping, library records, new banking rules, TSA sexual assault and conditioning, and the list goes on and on and ON. All of it is an attack on the Fourth Amendment and flips the whole notion of ‘innocent until proven guilty’on it’s head. (more…)
Since CNN decided to exclude former two term New Mexico governor Gary Johnson from the debate last night based on his record poll percentages, I thought it might be prudent to put up his interview earlier yesterday with Judge Napolitano on FreedomWatch. For those that don’t know anything about Gov. Johnson, he is the republican businessman who was highly successful (like Herman Cain but with political acumen and no connection to the Federal Reserve), cut New Mexico’s state budget by 10%, and was elected and re-elected in a predominately democratic state because of his record. Besides being a former governor and businessman, Mr. Johnson is a triathlete, has climbed Mt. Everest, and left the State of New Mexico with a $1 billion surplus due to his record of vetoing based on cost-benefit analysis. CNN definitely cannot have a young, robust, limited government type up on the stage showing up Hermain Cain and Mitt Romney. (more…)
Though there have been many instances where I have seen my research all over the Beck program, I cannot definitively prove that it was lifted from my website. What I do know is that it came from somewhere other than Beck’s researchers because it has always been days to weeks after being initially written about by alternative media journalists and bloggers (Bretton Woods II); myself included. I am currently searching for what appears to be a dig against the Monster at the end of a recent Beck program where he states, “something wicked this way comes”. Look and sound familiar? I will post the clip when I find it.
In the meantime, I have always kept the frame of mind that if the information was finally getting out to the corporate owned moos, then it’s all good…until now. Check out the last quoted paragraph where Beck takes credit for a slogan that he is now making cash on that someone else came up with and made the effort to secure the website url for.
A number of conservative activists and bloggers say they’re furious at media magnate Glenn Beck for what they call content theft. Over the past several years, Beck has relied on video, audio and written content from others to fill his radio and television shows, as well as his websites. Often he has credited his fellow conservatives for their work. Yet in many other instances say dozens of conservative journalists who spoke to The Daily Caller, he has not, often taking elaborate steps to cloak the origins of the material.
By any standard, Beck seems unusually reliant on the work of others, and unusually reluctant to credit it. In an interview with TheDC, Roger L. Simon, CEO of Pajamas Media, suggested that Beck has committed the journalistic equivalent of a notorious crime. “It is not a question of just doing it right the majority of the time. It is a question of doing it right always,” Simon said. “Doris Kearns Goodwin is forever a fraud in my estimation because she has been caught plagiarizing once. If you rob a bank once, you still robbed a bank.”
A remarkably large number of conservative writers say they feel robbed. During the March 18 airing of his television program, for example, Beck ran a portion of video created by a Chicago-based blogger who calls himself Rebel Pundit. The blogger, who does not publicly reveal his name, says he was initially pleased to see Beck running his video, which featured left-wing protesters demanding amnesty for illegal immigrants. He was soon shocked, however, to see that Beck’s staff had obscured the watermark logo of his website, RebelPundit.com, from the tape.
“I put my website name on there for a reason – to bring people from the movement to my website so they can see the other stuff that I’ve done,” the man behind Rebel Pundit told TheDC. “You’ve got pretty much the biggest guy in the movement take your stuff and actually have his editors spend the time to scrub my name off of it.”
Mandy Nagy, a conservative blogger known online as Liberty Chick, spent untold hours last fall creating a chart that tracks left-wing billionaire George Soros’s influence over media organizations, only to see it appear, in its exact form and without any attribution, on Beck’s famous chalkboard. “We were laughing that he went to all the trouble of [recreating] the visual on the blackboard,” Nagy said, not sounding entirely amused.
John Sexton, who blogs at VerumSerum.com, has provided Beck with material several times, and has sometimes received credit for it. But in several other cases, Sexton says, “he’s used our stuff without any hat tip at all. I don’t understand that.” According to Sexton, in one instance even famously liberal CBS News credited VerumSerum.com for content it used, while Beck, who lifted the same material, did not.
Pamela Geller of AtlasShrugs.com recalls watching Beck use a story she wrote about campaign contributions the Obama campaign received from donors in Gaza. Many other publications referred to the story, Geller says, but only Beck refused to give her credit for it.
“I went through thousands of pages of FEC documents and it was an enormous task to uncover the campaign contributions from Gaza, a Hamas-controlled area, to President Obama,” Geller says. “It’s in my book and it wasn’t a secret that I wrote the story. I don’t know how to describe such outrageous and proud thievery. I like his work, but he’s a thief.”
In February of this year, Beck announced on the radio that he had created a new motto for his website, The Blaze. “This is the slogan that I wrote for The Blaze,” Beck said. “We’ve put it up everywhere here and we’ve written it out for The Blaze. And it is: ‘The truth has no agenda.’”
But in fact, this was not the truth. Beck did not write any such slogan for The Blaze. According to GoDaddy.com website domain name registration records, a man named Michael Opelka bought the domain “truthhasnoagenda.com” in July 2009. Beck has since hired Opelka to work for The Blaze. Shortly thereafter, Beck began selling “The Truth Has No Agenda” merchandise.
This may be the globalists’ agenda to discredit Beck, but I am hoping that this story will drive the moos to those very same alternative media websites that came up with the original research and just cut out the middleman.
AND, if you see this video that was originally uploaded to YouTube in August, 2010; yep, it’s mine.
No, not this un-American, economy destroying, debt-increasing, wealth redistributing, geography-failing, golf-linking, teleprompter-reading, ass-kissing, bowing to kings and appeasing our enemies coward…
Barry Soetoro (College Years...and probably still today)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. PRESIDENT!!
Thomas Jefferson, (April 13, 1743 - July 4, 1826), Author of the Declaration of Independence and Third President of the United States
Pres. Jefferson even has some thoughts on debt as Chairman Zero decided to give his big 2012 budget speech today…
We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debt, as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our calling and our creeds…[we will] have no time to think, no means of calling our miss-managers to account but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers… And this is the tendency of all human governments. A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for[ another]… till the bulk of society is reduced to be mere automatons of misery… And the fore-horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression.
…and my personal favorite in regards to banking and central economic control:
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.
Sorry to inform you folks but Thomas Jefferson’s worst fear has come to pass; they own us now…
GOOD LORD! SAVE US FROM THIS MILQUETOAST who doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of beating the Obama foreign money and globalist influence machine…No offense Tim; save your money because you ain’t got it going on…
Tim Pawlenty for President Exploratory Committee Announcement
I believe the tea party is short lived. I think you will find, even people that claim they are tea party folks, will either be gone as a result of their extreme positions or they will move to the more moderate position, which is certainly not being a liberal, that is being a conservative. I think with the economy getting better, you are going to see less and less agitation from the tea party folks. – Harry Reid
Are frakkin’ Nevadans out of their minds? They re-elected this sub-human darksider who continues to spew the exact opposite of reality to keep the corporate owned moos in the chute.
No, Harry Reid is not stupid enough to believe:
The tea party is going away,
The economy is recovering,
That we will see less agitation as prices based on food and energy skyrocket,
That tea party patriots are going to move to a more moderate position,
That Constitutionalists are doing anything but preparing for the financial collapse and the chaos that will ensue from the 20% of the population that actually does believe Harry’s bullshit and has absolutely no clue how to take care of themselves.
Would you agree that Allen West and Rand Paul probably laughed their asses off when they heard that comment?
Guess how well that worked out for the CAIR representative who decided to take on a politically truthful American patriot who just happens to be smarter than the average liberal and has read his history. There shall be no fawning or apologizing.
I went to muslim countries to defend the freedom of the muslim people. Don’t you come up here and try to criticize me. – Rep. Allen West
The posters have been created. Now go out and put them on every legal surface. Make the public ask questions. Go for a Victory walk. Spread the V!
Alex Jones invites you to produce videos defending our natural rights against the onslaughts of the New World Order. Others may be viewed on Alex’s Facebook page.
Video must be uploaded to You Tube and the URL sent to email@example.com by February 28th 2011. Video must address the Police State and the disappearance of our liberties. “INFOWARS.COM” must be included in the title/credits of each submission.
Big Brother telescreens at more than 9,000 locations. Naked body porno radiation scanners. PSA propaganda cranked out by the DHS spreading paranoia and the insidious proliferation of a high-tech Stasi state. Militarized police teams armed to the teeth patrolling subway platforms and bus stations as goons in latex gloves rummage through backpacks and briefcases without probable cause and in total disregard for the Fourth Amendment and the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
It’s all about fighting back against the psychological warfare we are now being subjected to by our new would-be slavemasters. Use the V for Victory flyers we have provided to let Big Sis know that we are not her slaves. Use them on banner hangs or as stand alone flyers, post them on message boards or any places where announcements are made in your local community. Anywhere that’s legal and lawful, we want to see the V for victory proudly displayed as a symbolic message of resistance and defiance.
Dr. Ron Paul does it again by winning the CPAC straw poll with 30% of the vote and giving one of his excellent speeches detailing the attack on the 4th Amendment with the Patriot Act, our failed foreign policy, the fallout from the federal government taking money from us and propping up dictators in other countries ($70 billion to Mubarek), operating bases all over the world, the shenanigans of the Federal Reserve (which brought the usual ‘End The Fed’ chant), how the Federal Reserve is working hard to collapse the dollar, and that we have had too much bipartisanship for the last 60 years (the progressive movement). We are rapidly approaching the crossroads when enough people realize that Dr. Paul has been right all along.