The sickening transformation of these United States into an authoritarian police state with an incarceration rate that would make Joseph Stalin blush, has been a key theme of my writing since well before the launch of Liberty Blitzkrieg. One of the posts that shocked and disturbed readers most, was published a little over a year ago titled: American Police Make an Arrest Every 2 Seconds in 2012. In the event you never read it, I suggest taking a look before tackling the rest of this piece.
Fast forward to fall 2014, and the Wall Street Journal has a powerful article about how children in schools systems across the U.S. are being arrested or turned over to police custody for doing things that children have always done since the beginning of time. Things such as wearing too much perfume, sharing a classmates’ chicken nuggets, throwing an eraser or chewing gum.
As a result of our insane societal obsession with authority and disproportionate punishment, the WSJ reports that “nearly one out of every three American adults are on file in the FBI’s master criminal database.”
A generation ago, schoolchildren caught fighting in the corridors, sassing a teacher or skipping class might have ended up in detention. Today, there’s a good chance they will end up in police custody.
In Texas, a student got a misdemeanor ticket for wearing too much perfume. In Wisconsin, a teen was charged with theft after sharing the chicken nuggets from a classmate’s meal—the classmate was on lunch assistance and sharing it meant the teen had violated the law, authorities said. In Florida, a student conducted a science experiment before the authorization of her teacher; when it went awry she received a felony weapons charge.
Over the past 20 years, prompted by changing police tactics and a zero-tolerance attitude toward small crimes, authorities have made more than a quarter of a billion arrests, the Federal Bureau of Investigation estimates. Nearly one out of every three American adults are on file in the FBI’s master criminal database.
Did you catch that too? “Zero-tolerance attitude toward small crimes.” Indeed, the big criminals go to Wall Street, crash the economy and then receive trillions in taxpayer bailouts. Or they get a top job in the Obama Administration…
Shocking video footage shows two NYPD officers dumping their protective gear in a public trash can after leaving the area near the apartment of Ebola victim Dr. Craig Spencer.
The clip shows the officers placing their gloves, face masks and caution tape in the trash and then walking away from the scene outside the Harlem apartment of Dr. Spencer, who last night became the fourth confirmed Ebola victim in the United States.
It is not known whether the two officers actually entered Spencer’s apartment, although putting the items in a biohazard bag out of an abundance of caution would make sense. Placing them in a public trash can on a busy sidewalk in a major city is ludicrous.
The incident serves as a reminder that unprotected workers used a pressure washer to clean up the vomit of Ebola patient zero Thomas Eric Duncan outside an apartment complex in Dallas where Duncan was sick all over the sidewalk according to eyewitnesses.
Concerns about other individuals potentially being exposed to Ebola are paramount after it was revealed that Dr. Spencer violated his voluntary quarantine to go bowling on Wednesday night the day before he was admitted to hospital.
Spencer, who returned after treating Ebola patients in Guinea, also took an Uber cab to and from the location, potentially exposing the driver and other passengers. The doctor also used the subway as well as going for a jog.
Spencer’s fiancée, Morgan Dixon, is under quarantine at Bellevue Hospital, while his two other friends are quarantined at home.
As we reported yesterday, several doctors have told Infowars that health authorities are covering up potential Ebola cases in the United States in an attempt to prevent hysteria.
A doctor who arrived in New York City from the Ebola stricken country of Guinea has tested positive for the Ebola virus, making him the fourth confirmed case in the United States.
The doctor had a 103 degree fever when he checked into a hospital.
New York officials are scrambling to identify potentially hundreds of individuals he may have come into contact with. According to The New York Times, the doctor took a subway train from New York to Brooklyn, where he joined others at a bowling alley for the evening. He then took a taxi back to his home in New York.
The doctor, Craig Spencer, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital Center on Thursday and placed in isolation while health care workers spread out across the city to trace anyone he might have come into contact with in recent days. A further test will be conducted by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to confirm the initial test.
Even as the authorities worked to confirm that Mr. Spencer was infected with Ebola, it emerged that he traveled from Manhattan to Brooklyn on the subway on Wednesday night, when he went to a bowling alley, and then took a taxi home.
The next morning, he reported having a temperature of 103 degrees, raising questions about his health while he was out in public.
For weeks the Obama administration has been under pressure to restrict flights to the United States if they or their passengers originate in Ebola-stricken countries. The Centers for Disease control has said that such a ban would actually increase the chances that Ebola would make its way into the country.
While they think a travel ban would secure the U.S. border from Ebola and shrink the potential spheres of contact, CDC director Tom Frieden says instituting a flight ban would forfeit what little control we currently have over the virus.
“Right now we know who’s coming in,” Frieden said at the hearing. “If we try to eliminate travel… we won’t be able to check them for fever when they leave, we won’t be able to check them for fever when they arrive, we won’t be able—as we do currently—to see a detailed history to see if they’ve been exposed.” The White House has sided with Frieden. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Thursday that a travel ban is “not something we’re considering.”
We now have a confirmed case of exactly the scenario that a travel ban would have prevented.
Though the CDC said yesterday that they would begin quarantining travelers from West Africa for 21 days once they entered the U.S., they are once again a day late.
But this time it may be much worse than anyone at the CDC would care to admit. Unlike Dallas the city of New York has a massive public transportation system and the Ebola-stricken doctor just happened to travel on it from his home in Harlem all the way to Brooklyn. Next he arrived at a bowling alley where, as most Americans know, there would likely have been some sharing of bowling balls, food, and high fives.
Less than 24 hours later the doctor was showing a fever of 103 degrees consistent with Ebola symptoms.
This means that for a full day before he checked into the hospital there were hundreds of other people that could have been exposed.
Last week President Obama issued a video message in which he said that you cannot catch Ebola just by riding on a bus:
“Ebola is actually a difficult disease to catch. It’s not transmitted through the air like the flu.”
“You cannot get it from just riding on a plane or a bus.”
Did you know that a storm 14 times larger than the Earth is happening on the sun right now? Earlier this week, it unleashed a flare which was a million times more powerful than all of the nuclear weapons in existence combined. Fortunately, that flare was not directed at us. But now the area of the sun where this solar storm is located is rotating toward Earth. An eruption on the sun at just the right time and at just the right angle could result in a society-crippling electromagnetic pulse blasting this planet. So if your computers, cell phones and electronic equipment get fried at some point over the next few weeks, you will know what is probably to blame. Such an electromagnetic pulse has hit our planet before, and as you will read about below, some very prominent voices are warning that it will happen again. It is just a matter of time.
Scientists tell us that the absolutely massive sunspot group that has recently formed on the sun is highly unusual. NASA has described it as “crackling” with magnetic energy. The mainstream media has not been paying too much attention to it, but this sunspot group is potentially extremely dangerous.
The following is an excerpt from an article on Discovery.com that gives some of the technical details about what has been going on…
The sunspot, a dark patch in the sun’s photosphere, represents intense solar magnetism bursting from the sun’s interior known as an active region. This particular active region, designated AR2192, has been rumbling with intense flare activity, recently exploding with 2 X-class flares, causing some short-lived high-frequency (HF) radio black outs around the globe.
Such blackouts are triggered by the intense extreme ultraviolet and X-ray radiation that solar flares can generate, causing ionization effects in the Earth’s upper atmosphere — a region known as the ionosphere. HF radio can be strongly hindered by this activity, triggering blackouts that can effect air traffic and amateur radio operators.
The other day a flare erupted which did cause radio blackouts all over the world for a time. But we were fortunate that the flare was not directed at us. If it had been, the results could have potentially been catastrophic.
We have not seen anything like this sunspot group for a very long time, and according to a report posted by the Daily Mail, experts are saying that we might not see another one like this for 25 years…
Space Weather Prediction Center forecaster Christopher Balch, meanwhile, said the flare affected radio that uses part of the upper atmosphere. That includes some but not all radar and plane systems as well as amateur radio.
Mr Balch said the storm briefly was rated as strong for affecting Earth radio systems but then dropped to minor levels.
The event followed months of near-silent activity on the sun before the huge flare erupted from a sunspot 14 times bigger than Earth.
A spokesperson for the Met Office Space Weather Operations Centre told MailOnline it may be the biggest sunspot for 25 years.
Unfortunately, there are no signs that this sunspot group is fading.
Below, I have posted a video which shows some of the recent activity on the sun. As you can see, these explosions can be quite violent…
As advanced as we like to think that we are, the truth is that we are still very much at the mercy of this giant ball of fire that our planet revolves around.And even with everything else that is going on in the world today, a massive electromagnetic burst from the sun remains one of the greatest potential dangers to our way of life.
The protective dome over the defunct Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant’s Reactor 1 is being dismantled to prepare for the removal of nuclear fuel rods – one of the most difficult and dangerous tasks in the entire decommissioning process.
The canopy was installed by TEPCO, the plant’s operator, in 2011 to mitigate the damage done to the plant in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, which led to one of the worst nuclear disasters in human history.
On October 22 it started to take the construction apart using a crane-mounted drill to make 30sq cm holes in one of the structure’s six panels, The Asahi Shimbun reports.
After the holes were drilled, the workers coated the inside of the building with special anti-scattering resin to ensure that radioactive materials still lingering after reactor meltdown would not be agitated.
The inside of the building contains a significant amount of debris left after a hydrogen explosion following the disasters. The operation will therefore require the installation of cameras inside to survey the area.
The dangerous next step in the decommissioning process comes in 2016-2017, when the workers will proceed to remove the rubble and garbage, followed by an extremely delicate process for the removal of spent nuclear fuel rods from cooling pools.
Watch our brief explanation below of what this entails:
TEPCO can’t complete some of its objectives at this time, as it has other more pressing matters to deal with – the erection of frozen soil walls under and around Reactor 1 to keep the escaping radioactive water from seeping into the Pacific Ocean.
The plant was plagued by numerous faults, both natural and man-made, which led to a number of leaks and consequent structural damage, releasing massive amounts of radiation into the water.
One such incident was in August 2013 and involved Reactor 3, where the removal of debris led to contamination of workers as far as 500 meters away.
TEPCO has also faced a massive backlash from the government, foreign observers and Japanese citizens for its unsatisfactory handling of the crisis resulting out of the 2011 tragedy.
As though human error weren’t enough, it turned out in early October that the level of radioactivity in water around the plant has risen to record highs, following a typhoon that passed through the Japanese coastline.
Specifically, levels of the radioactive isotope cesium are now at 251,000 becquerels per liter, three times higher than previously recorded levels.
Cesium, which is highly soluble and can spread easily, is known to be capable of causing cancer.
The scary part about the escaping radioactive material all this time later is that no one truly knows the scope of the problem and how best to approach it. Some other measures apart from constructing frozen soil walls involved pumping off groundwater. They all had varying levels of success.
This week, the President’s approval hit another all time low of 40%. A ABC News/Washington Post poll documented the lowest mark in Obama’s two terms, also noting that the Democratic Party’s popularity is its weakest for 3 decades, with more than half of Americans having an unfavorable view of the party for the first time.
Of course, this is not to say that anyone is looking to the GOP for any light at the end of tunnel. The Republican party is even more unpopular, according to the same poll.
However, the Democrats stand to lose the most with the midterm elections less than a month away. Obama’s approval directly matches that of George W. Bush going into the 2006 midterms. At that time the GOP lost 30 seats.
Countdown: Here’s why Americans are so sick of Obama:
No one likes golf at the best of times right? Even worse, whenever a major problem arises, be it Ebola, ISIS, or mayhem on the border, the President goes golfing. Just last Saturday, Obama spent four and a half hours golfing, then held a brief meeting on the Ebola crisis. Obama has spent more time playing golf than he has in intelligence briefings since 2009. Just two of Obama’s trips this year to the golfing playgrounds of Palm Springs and Key Largo cost taxpayers nearly $3 million for flight expenses alone on Air Force One.
Obama’s two-week vacation to Martha’s Vineyard in the summer reportedly cost taxpayers a staggering $37 billion. He has taken 6 holidays so far this year, the latest coming during a period that included unrest in Ferguson, Mo., the launch of U.S. airstrikes against ISIS, the beheading of American journalist James Foley by the terror group, and the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa. He still has quite a way to go to catch George W. Bush, however, having only ben on a third as many vacations at this point in his presidency.
8. “No-Fly List” Has Grown Tenfold Under Obama
In 2009, the draconian “no-fly” terrorist watch list, which had contained 44,000 names, including thousands of innocent Americans, had been dramatically reduced in size to just 4000 names. This was due to intense scrutiny from media and some elected representatives in Congress. Recently leaked classified documents, released via Edward Snowden, show that the no-fly list has grown again by ten times since Barack Obama took office. It now contains even more names than ever before.
7. Instead Of Monitoring ISIS, Obama Spied On Americans
As Judge Andrew Napolitano recently noted, the Obama administration has “dispatched 60,000 agents to spy on Americans in the United States of America, instead of on these monsters as they started to acquire more wealth and more of our former military equipment.”
6. Obama’s Support/Weapons Has Allowed ISIS To Grow
5. Obama wants to arm Ukrainians fighting alongside Neo-Nazi militants
A new bill introduced in the U.S. Senate last month would authorize the Obama administration to send $350 million dollars worth of sophisticated weapons technology to Ukraine despite the fact that neo-nazi militants are openly fighting alongside Kiev forces. Obama has openly expressed support for Kiev in it’s confrontation with pro-Russian rebels.
5. Obama used American journalists as pawns for Syria airstrikes
The spokesman for the family of murdered American journalist Steven Sotloff has repeatedly hit out at the Obama administration, accusing the president and his insiders of being uncooperative and bullying, and scaring the family into softening efforts to rescue Sotloff from the hands of ISIS terrorists. He has said that the White House used both Sotloff and his compatriot journalist James Foley, also killed by ISIS, as pawns to further its agenda in Syria. The president even admitted that the gruesome propaganda “resulted in the American public’s quickly backing military action.”
4. Obama Ignored Congress Again to Launch Syria Attack With No Legal Basis
By once again snubbing Congress, Obama brazenly violated the constitution and committed yet another impeachable offense in dropping missiles on Syria. Obama claims that he has legal justification to attack ISIS based on the same 2001 authorization to use military force (AUMF) that preceded the war on terror. However, as W. James Antle notes, that law only covers “those nations, organizations, or persons” that “planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons.”
2. Obama’s Incompetence allowed Ebola to spread in the US
The CDC under Obama has been so woefully incompetent and lax, allowing infected patients to be sent home and to get on planes across the country. Obama even proposed to cut the CDC’s funding for public health preparedness in his fiscal year 2012 budget proposal. His boldest move so far has been to hire a lobbyist who has publicly stated that there are too many people in Africa anyway.
1. Obama has pursued a program of wide open borders and Amnesty by stealth
Research has revealed that immigration enforcement has fallen off drastically in the past year with tens of thousands of criminal illegal aliens being released back into communities. Busloads of illegal immigrants, mainly children, are being processed via overcrowded detention facilities and then released into the general population. Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees have said they are being ordered to stand down and cease pursuing drug smugglers, human smugglers and traffickers, and illegal aliens. DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson has said the country’s sovereignty is secondary to the government’s obligation to illegal children. The President has laid the blame for this activity on the Bush administration’s passage of restrictive legislation.
The trend of average U.S. citizens being incarcerated by overzealous judges and prosecutors within the police state formerly known as America continues with reckless abandon. In fact, these sorts of cases are becoming so commonplace I simply cannot keep up with all of them. The following story is a perfect follow up to my piece earlier today, which shows how American public school students are being arrested or harassed by police for the most minor of infractions, such as wearing too much perfume, sharing a classmates’ chicken nuggets, throwing an eraser or chewing gum.
If you are an adult American slave, you can add not mowing your lawn to the list of prison-worthy crimes in the police state.
If you are a resident of Lenoir City, Tennessee, you might want to remember to mow your lawn — otherwise, you will be spending the night in jail.
Karen Holloway just spent six hours in a jail cell for failing to maintain her yard in accordance with the standards set by the city.
The saga began last summer, when Holloway was sent a citation for her overgrown grass and shrubbery. Holloway, who works a full-time job and has two children living at home, a husband in school, and one family vehicle, admits the yard needed some attention but that it just wasn’t feasible to do the work.
“The bushes and trees were overgrown. But that’s certainly not a criminal offense,” she says.
Last week, Judge Terry Vann handed down a five-day jail sentence to Holloway for refusing to comply with the city ordinances regarding yard maintenance, specifically the lack thereof. Holloway feels this was all just too much, saying, “It’s not right. Why would you put me in jail with child molesters and people who’ve done real crimes, because I haven’t maintained my yard.”
In addition to the severity of the sentencing, Holloway say she also feels that she was bullied during the process because she was never read her rights or told that she could have a lawyer present.
The only time the public has felt worse was in October 2008, during the first, deep spasms of the recession. Then, 78% said the nation was on the wrong track, and only 12% felt good about the country’s direction. The last time “right direction” beat out “wrong track” was in January 2004 — and the last election cycle where that was the case was 2002.
For related stories about serfs being arrested for minor incidents, while the rich and powerful get away with enormous criminality, see:
Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught falsehoods in school. And the person that dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool.
The United States has been declared under martial law. All constitutional rights have been suspended. Anyone interfering with the collection of urine samples will be shot. Anyone failing to attend morning school prayer will be shot. The number one enemy of progress is questions. National security is more important than individual rights. Sports broadcasts will proceed as scheduled. Shut up, be happy, obey all orders without question. At last everything is done for you.
POLICE STATE USA
You learn that you either are going to have a police state where you don't have any freedom left, or you're going to build a world that doesn't create terrorists, and that means a whole different way of getting along.