–For third year in a row, Foley’s effective tax rate was zero 18 Oct 2014 (CT) Republican gubernatorial nominee [and plagiarist] Tom Foley, the wealthy Greenwich investor who spent $11 million of his own fortune running against Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in 2010, had an effective federal tax rate of zero in 2013. The Foley campaign allowed reporters to view summaries of the candidate’s 2013 federal income tax returns Friday — after last month granting members of the press access to summaries of his 2010, 2011 and 2012 returns. The most recent returns reveal that Foley paid zero percent in federal taxes for the third year in a row, a fact that will probably fuel Democratic criticism about the Republican candidate’s wealth.
Archive for the ‘law’ Category
The UK security services used ‘child sexual abuse’ as a way of controlling the IRA.
Reportedly, MI5 provided boys from the Kincora childrens care home to the militants, so that they could be controlled.
Jimmy Savile in Belfast in Northern Ireland. Savile is believed to have been working for the UK security services.
In addition, Cahill’s grand-niece, Mairia, revealed that the IRA covered up the alleged abuse she suffered as a 16-year-old at the hands of another IRA figure.
Gerry Adams’ brother Liam was jailed for sexually abusing his own daughter.
Liam is currently serving a 16-year prison sentence for raping and abusing Aine Dahlstrom when she was aged between four and nine in the late 70s and early 80s.
Labour MP Simon Danczuk, who exposed the truth about MP Cyril Smith, said: “The exploitation of children by the secret services and members of the establishment comes as no surprise.
“We are discovering a history of poor children being treated like disposable goods by people in high places and no one batted an eyelid.”
Meeting of PIE 1971?
Jimmy Savile boasted that he had friends in the IRA who could beat up anyone who got in his way.
Northern Ireland by niknkimnollie
The Sunday People revealed how Jimmy Savile once told one of their journalists that he could fix anyone with just one phone call – to the IRA terrorists.
Savile said: “All I have to do is call my friends in the IRA. They’ll have someone waking up in hospital the next morning eating their breakfast through a f***ing straw.
“I know the IRA, men from the IRA, and you don’t need to ask these guys twice.
“I’m serious. Don’t f***ing think I’m not serious. I can get them done – just with a phone call. That’s all it takes, young man.”
When Savile talked of IRA terrorists, he presumably meant those working for MI5 or MI6.
Northern Ireland by Slainte
Savile was a regular visitor to Belfast, the location of the KINCORA children’s home, reportedly used by the UK security services as a boy brothel.
Virus ‘returning to sender?’
17 Oct 2014 A woman who said she had recently returned from Africa vomited outside the Pentagon on Friday, prompting police to close a parking lot and entrance amid concerns about the spread of the Ebola virus. The incident occurred about 9:10 a.m., said Lt. Col. Tom Crosson, a Pentagon spokesman. The officers found the woman in the Pentagon’s south parking lot, and the Arlington County Fire Department was notified…UPDATE, 3:25 p.m.: A source familiar with the investigation told Checkpoint that the woman does not own a passport and it is not believed she left the United States. The source acknowledged the contradiction between that and the Pentagon’s previous statement that the woman told police she had recently traveled in Africa, but it is not believed that is the case.
Bono’s anti-poverty foundation ONE is under pressure to explain its finances after it was revealed that only a small percentage of money it raises reaches the needy
The immigration minister, Scott Morrison, has defended a proposal to collect Australians’ biometric data and said retaining sensitive personal information on travellers was becoming a “common standard” for countries.
The second tranche of national security legislation proposes sweeping new powers for police and intelligence agencies to detain people without charge and harsher penalties to people who assist or are involved in foreign incursions.
But the bill also grants broader powers for customs and immigration officers to harvest information using “authorised systems” to collect personal data, and potentially share it with foreign and domestic government agencies.
If passed, travellers in Australian airports could be forced to undergo searches such as iris, thermal or biometric scanning without key privacy safeguards. The shadow attorney-general, Mark Dreyfus, has also raised concerns about the proposal.
16 Oct 2014 A soon-to-be released Senate report on the CIA doesn’t assess the responsibility of former President [sic] George W. Bush or his top aides for any of the abuses of the agency’s detention and interrogation program, avoiding a full public accounting of one of the darkest chapters of the war on of terror. “This report is not about the White House. It’s not about the president. It’s not about criminal liability. It’s about the CIA’s actions or inactions,” said a person familiar with the document, who asked not to be further identified because the executive summary – the only part to that will be made public – still is in the final stages of declassification. The Senate Intelligence Committee report also didn’t examine the responsibility of top Bush regime lawyers in crafting the [il]legal framework that permitted the CIA to use simulated drowning called waterboarding and other interrogation methods widely described as [and are] torture, McClatchy has learned.
16 Oct 2014 Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter was discharged from the Navy Reserve this year after testing positive for cocaine, according to people familiar with the matter. Hunter Biden, a lawyer by training who is now a managing partner at an investment company, had been commissioned as an ensign in the Navy Reserve, a part-time position. But after failing a drug test last year, his brief military career ended…Hunter Biden has embarked on several different professional ventures, including his recent appointment with a Ukrainian firm, that have drawn scrutiny.
15 Oct 2014 President Barack Obama said Wednesday his administration will respond to new Ebola cases “in a much more aggressive way,” taking charge of the issue after a second Texas health care worker was diagnosed with the disease. The meeting came amid questions about how two health care workers could have contracted Ebola in a country said to have strict protocols in place…Afterward, the President sought to tamp down fears of of an outbreak of the disease within the United States — saying that he shook hands with, hugged and kissed nurses who’d treated an American doctor who contracted Ebola in Africa, and felt safe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will have “SWAT teams” ready to send to hospitals where future cases are discovered, he said.
Posted in 9-11, economics, foreign policy, government, history, law, media, military, politics, tagged American history, covert government, hidden government group, Iran Contra, JFK assassination, Watergate on October 15, 2014 | 1 Comment »
For some time now, I have been analyzing American history in the light of what I have called structural deep events: events, like the JFK assassination, the Watergate break-in, Iran-Contra, or 9/11, which repeatedly involve law-breaking or violence, are mysterious to begin with, are embedded in ongoing covert processes, have political consequences that enlarge covert government, and are subsequently covered up by systematic falsifications in the mainstream media and internal government records.
The more I study these deep events, the more I see suggestive similarities between them, increasing the possibility that they are not unrelated external intrusions on American history, but parts of an endemic process, sharing to some degree or other a common source.
For example, one factor linking Dallas, Watergate, Iran-Contra, and 9/11, has been the involvement in all four deep events of personnel involved in America’s highest-level emergency planning, known since the 1950s as Continuity of Government (COG) planning, or more colloquially inside the Pentagon as “the Doomsday Project.” A few of these actors may have been located at the top, as overseers of the secret COG system. Others – including some I shall talk about today – were located further down in its secret communications network.
Each month James is joined by David Smith of the Geneva Business Insider to discuss the latest breaking stories in politics, finance and society. This month they tackle: Libya’s sovereign wealth fund’s billion dollar lawsuit against Goldman Sachs; the many, many fraud cases and convictions against GlaxoSmithKline; and the latest DOJ show trials against the banksters.
Posted in health, law, tagged Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, nearby residents, nuclear energy, nuclear exposure, NUCLEAR PLANTS, nuclear power plants, potassium iodide pills on October 13, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
11 Oct 2014 Residents and businesses near nuclear power plants must be provided with potassium iodide pills as a precautionary measure in case of an emergency, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission said Friday. The pills, which must be preemptively distributed in conjunction with local governments, protect against nuclear exposure by preventing the human thyroid gland from absorbing radiation. Nuclear energy operators must provide the pills to “all residences, businesses and institutions” that could be at-risk of exposure from a radiation plume potentially released during an emergency.
A week ago I noticed that the Treasury published our total increase in Treasury bonds for the past year. It had grown by $1,085,888,854,036.50. Some people mistakenly think that this is the Treasury deficit. Not quite. They have not accounted for the privilege certain Too Big To Jail Banks have which is that one or more of them is allowed to counterfeit US Treasury bonds and pocket the cash.
The Treasury deficit is calculated the old fashioned way. You take federal expenses and subtract revenues. The total Treasury deficit for 2013 cited by Joint Statement of Secretary Lew and OMB Director Burwell on Budget Results for Fiscal Year 2013 was $680 billion.
If you subtract the Budget deficit from the total number of Treasury bonds sold you have: $1,085,888,854,036.50 minus $680 billion which equals $405,888,854,036.50.
So the Bankers are allowed to take more than $405 billion a year from you because they can counterfeit Treasury bonds. The Federal Reserve has 21 primary dealers who handle Treasury transactions through the New York branch of the FED.
Is there any evidence that there are large amounts of fake Treasury bonds floating around? Yes. There is. There is a rather intriguing story from June 2009 about two Japanese men headed to Switzerland who were detained in Italy with 134 billion dollars in US Treasury bonds. The bonds turned out not to be genuine according to the US Treasury. It is illegal to possess counterfeit securities, but the men were sent back to Japan without being charged. Bloomberg did a story a few days later saying this was merely bizarre news.
We warned a week ago of the various possibilities surrounding an Ebola outbreak in America, and today we get some degree of confirmation of a medical-based martial-law coming to the US. Governor Dan Malloy has declared a Public Health Emergency in Connecticut, authorizing the “isolation of any individual reasonably believed to have been exposed to the Ebola virus.” Simply put, as we noted previously, the State of Public Health Emergency allows bureaucrats to detain and force-vaccinate people without due process – despite not one single case being found in CT. If there is a major Ebola pandemic in America, all of the liberties and the freedoms that you currently enjoy would be gone.
“I hereby declare a public health emergency for the State, pursuant to the Connecticut General Statutes Section 19a-131a, for the duration of the epidemic. Specifically, in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes Section 19a-131b, I authorize the Commissioner of Public Health to Order the isolation or quarantine, under conditions prescribed by the Commissioner of Public Health, of any individual or group of individuals whom the Commissioner reasonably believes to have been exposed to, infected with, or otherwise at risk of passing the Ebola virus.”
Which he defended as a precautionary and preparatory measure in the event that the state has either a confirmed infection or has confirmed that someone at risk of developing the infection is residing in the state.
“We are taking this action today to ensure that we are prepared, in advance, to deal with any identified cases in which someone has been exposed to the virus or, worst case, infected,” said Governor Malloy. “Our state’s hospitals have been preparing for it, and public health officials from the state are working around the clock to monitor the situation. Right now, we have no reason to think that anyone in the state is infected or at risk of infection. But it is essential to be prepared and we need to have the authorities in place that will allow us to move quickly to protect public health, if and when that becomes necessary. Signing this order will allow us to do that.”
Translated… as we previously noted:
If there is a major Ebola pandemic in America, all of the liberties and the freedoms that you currently enjoy would be gone. If government officials believe that you have the virus, federal law allows them to round you up and detain you “for such time and in such manner as may be reasonably necessary.” In addition, the CDC already has the authority to quarantine healthy Americans if they reasonably believe that they may become sick. During an outbreak, the government can force you to remain isolated in your own home, or the government may forcibly take you to a treatment facility, a tent city, a sports stadium, an old military base or a camp. You would not have any choice in the matter. And you would be forced to endure any medical procedure mandated by the government. That includes shots, vaccines and the drawing of blood. During such a scenario, you can scream about your “rights” all that you want, but it won’t do any good.
In case you are tempted to think that I am making this up, I want you to read what federal law actually says. The following is 42 U.S.C. 264(d). I have added bold for emphasis…
(1) Regulations prescribed under this section may provide for the apprehension and examination of any individual reasonably believed to be infected with a communicable disease in a qualifying stage and (A) to be moving or about to move from a State to another State; or (B) to be a probable source of infection to individuals who, while infected with such disease in a qualifying stage, will be moving from a State to another State. Such regulations may provide that if upon examination any such individual is found to be infected, he may be detained for such time and in such manner as may be reasonably necessary. For purposes of this subsection, the term “State” includes, in addition to the several States, only the District of Columbia.
(2) For purposes of this subsection, the term “qualifying stage”, with respect to a communicable disease, means that such disease—
(A) is in a communicable stage; or
(B) is in a precommunicable stage, if the disease would be likely to cause a public health emergency if transmitted to other individuals.
In addition, as I discussed above, the CDC already has the authority to isolate people that are not sick to see if they do become sick. The following is what the CDC website says about this…
Quarantine is used to separate and restrict the movement of well persons who may have been exposed to a communicable disease to see if they become ill. These people may have been exposed to a disease and do not know it, or they may have the disease but do not show symptoms. Quarantine can also help limit the spread of communicable disease.
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Governor Dannel Malloy has declared Connecticut to be in a state of public health emergency, enabling the indefinite suspension of certain civil rights. State bureaucrats have been granted the broad authority to forcibly detain suspected sick people without due process. The declaration came preemptively, as Connecticut has not yet seen a single case of the virus it purports to stop.
Rationalizing his actions, the governor said in a statement: “We need to have the authorities in place that will allow us to move quickly to protect public health, if and when that becomes necessary. Signing this order will allow us to do that.”
The recipient of most of the newly-imparted power is Jewel Mullen, Connecticut’s Commissioner of the Department of Public Health (DPH). By having this measure in place, Commissioner Mullen explained, “we don’t have to scramble in the event I need to take action.”
The actions that authorities might want to “scramble” to use is the forcible quarantine of citizens — without charges or trial.
Connecticut General Statutes Section 19a-131a spells out the powers that may be used during the state of public health emergency:
“[While] the emergency exists [the state] may do any of the following: (1) Order the commissioner to implement all or a portion of the public health emergency response plan developed pursuant to section 19a-131g; (2) authorize the commissioner to isolate or quarantine persons in accordance with section 19a-131b; (3) order the commissioner to vaccinate persons in accordance with section 19a-131e; or (4) apply for and receive federal assistance.”
As noted above, the Commissioner may issue an order of mass vaccination at his or her own discretion.
Section 19a-131d states that any individual who refuses to comply with any portion of the order may be punished with with fines and imprisonment for up to one (1) year.
Fending off a police state requires constant vigilance against efforts to desecrate civil liberties. As the current scenario has shown us, a climate of fear — fear of disease, terrorism, foreign threats, etc. — makes it all-too easy to suspend constitutional rights with minimal public resistance. Many people actually feel grateful to see the government absorbing greater powers; taken with the promises of keeping them safe.
The state of public health emergency will remain in effect indefinitely until lifted by the governor.
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Welcome to the new normal American police state.
8 Oct 2014 …”The CDC has developed detailed instructions for handling a body infected with Ebola,” the health department said in a written statement. The CDC [8 Oct 2014] published a document titled “Guidance for Safe Handling of Human Remains of Ebola Patients in U.S. Hospitals and Mortuaries,” which states that the “handling of human remains should be kept to a minimum.” …The CDC says, the “remains should be cremated or buried promptly in a hermetically sealed casket.” The casket must secure “against the escape of microorganisms” and have valid documentation for being airtight.