Monday, November 29, 2010

Secret US Embassy Cables

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Wikileaks began on Sunday November 28th publishing 251,287 leaked United States embassy cables, the largest set of confidential documents ever to be released into the public domain. The documents will give people around the world an unprecedented insight into US Government foreign activities.

The cables, which date from 1966 up until the end of February this year, contain confidential communications between 274 embassies in countries throughout the world and the State Department in Washington DC. 15,652 of the cables are classified Secret.

The embassy cables will be released in stages over the next few months. The subject matter of these cables is of such importance, and the geographical spread so broad, that to do otherwise would not do this material justice.

The cables show the extent of US spying on its allies and the UN; turning a blind eye to corruption and human rights abuse in "client states"; backroom deals with supposedly neutral countries; lobbying for US corporations; and the measures US diplomats take to advance those who have access to them.

This document release reveals the contradictions between the US’s public persona and what it says behind closed doors – and shows that if citizens in a democracy want their governments to reflect their wishes, they should ask to see what’s going on behind the scenes.

Every American schoolchild is taught that George Washington – the country’s first President – could not tell a lie. If the administrations of his successors lived up to the same principle, today’s document flood would be a mere embarrassment. Instead, the US Government has been warning governments -- even the most corrupt -- around the world about the coming leaks and is bracing itself for the exposures.

The full set consists of 251,287 documents, comprising 261,276,536 words (seven times the size of "The Iraq War Logs", the world's previously largest classified information release).

The cables cover from 28th December 1966 to 28th February 2010 and originate from 274 embassies, consulates and diplomatic missions.

Barney Frank Resigns From Congress........

........to take his dream job with the TSA........
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Via Sedition, A&M

"Never Let Anyone Get Closer Than 20 Feet From You At Any Time"

Battle on First Avenue
"A Veteran Policeman's Observations on The Golden Horde" and what you will face when they come for what you have.
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Don't miss this.


WikiLeaks: Word

we are everywhere
"........why the outrage over Julian Assange? Where's the outrage over the system that created the conditions for this to happen?"

Since we're in a wikileaking mood, how about leaking something important. Like:

ATF internal communications and documents regarding:
  • Korean Garands
  • Mossberg 500s
  • Ruby Ridge
  • Waco
  • NFRTR errors
  • Oklahoma City
  • Len Savage
  • David Olofson
  • R.A. Bear
  • ex parte communication with judges
  • funds transfered to SPLC (and for what reason)
Or how about something of immediate importance like:
  • FEMA's plans to maintain "law and order" when the collapse comes
  • The FED's back door dealings with the golden sachs
  • Fusion center raw intelligence reports (and sources) on "domestic terrorists" otherwise known as taxpayers
  • The source of the mystery contrail/smoke trail off the California coast
  • Copies of the flight plan and orders for Air Force one to "buzz the tower" in New York City
  • DNC/ACORN communications and documents regarding vote fraud at the local and state levels
  • DOJ documents about the Black Panther case of voter intimidation in 2008
  • Obama's academic records, passport, real live honest to God birth certificate
  • Documents proving the deeds of the decliners ("hide the decline""

Liberal/Republican Upton's Shocking Votes On Energy-Related Bills

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"House Republicans are poised to begin making the same kind of business-as-usual mistakes that relegated the party to minority status in 2006. The most glaring example is the looming threat of having Rep. Fred Upton (RINO-Mich.) become chairman of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee, despite his liberal voting record, simply because he’s next in line.

Upton’s liberal voting record is a textbook example of why Republicans were kicked to the curb. From taxes to energy to federal government land grabs, Upton is no conservative.

Upton’s proudest energy achievement is co-authoring the ban on incandescent light bulbs with ├╝ber-liberal Rep. Jane Harman (D.–Calif.)."Repubicans,

Texans Move To Nullify Federal Education

"A new article in The Austin-American Statesman reports that Cynthia Dunbar, a member of the Texas State Board of Education, has introduced a new bill to the board that would nullify the Federal Board of Education’s claim to authority in Texas."

The Heroism Of WikiLeaks

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"And the lunacy of Government Newspeak. We have truly reached a point of no return if the provision of accurate information to the people about what their supposedly democratic government is doing is equated with terrorism by their so-called leaders."

If WikiLeaks meets the legal criteria of a "U.S.-designated terrorist organization" then so does Wikipedia and the Encyclopedia Britannica.

"Americans May Revolt"

The Left’s Last Gamble

"The goal was to provoke them to anger, and ultimately to rebellion."

GOA Action Alert


Obama Nominates Rabid Anti-gunner to Head the ATF


Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
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Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408
http://gunowners.org

Monday, November 29, 2010


It was not a good sign that Barack Obama kept his nominee to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives a secret until after the midterm election --- and then quickly announced that anti-gun zealot Andrew F. Traver would be named to fill the slot.

After being blasted before November 2's election by the liberal New York Times for failing to beef up the ATF by appointing a director --- for fear of the wrath of the "gun lobby" --- Obama gets right past the election and, presto chango, a nominee appears. How 'bout that?

And not just any nominee.

As special agent in charge of Chicago's ATF field division, Traver had taken the lead in calling for a ban on semiautomatic firearms.

And Chicago, of course, has been the epicenter of anti-gun government activism. It is not surprising that Traver has also been active in the virulently anti-gun International Association of Chiefs of Police, which has worked to empower Handgun Control-type activists and has commissioned panels to:

* support one-gun-a-month and lock-up-your-safety laws, as well as "ballistic fingerprinting" files on all firearms;

* espouse an "effective" ban on .50-caliber firearms, and a redefinition of "armor-piercing" ammunition that could effectively ban handgun use;

* mandate gun-destruction policies for law enforcement and enhanced funding to go after guns;

* prohibit all private gun sales and make "prohibited persons" out of a much wider variety of persons committing simple misdemeanors;

* back a repeal of the Tiahrt amendment; and,

* allow federal health and safety oversight of the firearms industry (through agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Food and Drug Administration).

It is disconcerting that ANY organization espousing these views would be taken seriously. That an activist in such an organization would be put in charge of the ATF is truly troubling.

ACTION: Contact your Senators. Urge them to support a filibuster of the Traver nomination to head the ATF. You can use the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center to send your Senators the pre-written e-mail message below.


----- Pre-written letter -----

Dear Senator:

It was not a good sign that Barack Obama kept his nominee to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives a secret until after the election -- and then quickly announced that anti-gun zealot Andrew F. Traver would be named to fill the slot.

As special agent in charge of Chicago's ATF field division, Traver had taken the lead in calling for a ban on semiautomatic firearms.

And Chicago, of course, has been the epicenter of anti-gun government activism. It is not surprising that Traver has also been active in the virulently anti-gun International Association of Chiefs of Police, which has worked to empower Handgun Control-type activists and has commissioned panels to:

* support one-gun-a-month and lock-up-your-safety laws, as well as "ballistic fingerprinting" files on all firearms;

* espouse an "effective" ban on .50-caliber firearms, and a redefinition of "armor-piercing" ammunition that could effectively ban handgun use;

* mandate gun-destruction policies for law enforcement and enhanced funding to go after guns;

* prohibit all private gun sales and make "prohibited persons" out of a much wider variety of persons committing simple misdemeanors;

* back a repeal of the Tiahrt amendment; and,

* allow federal health and safety oversight of the firearms industry (through agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control, the Consumer Product Safety Commission or the Food and Drug Administration).

It is disconcerting that ANY organization espousing these views would be taken seriously. That an activist in such an organization would be put in charge of the ATF is truly troubling.

Please support a filibuster of the Traver nomination to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Sincerely,

The Morril Tariff

Short Video.

The Bear River Massacre And The Massacre At Marianna, Florida


The Bear River Massacre
"On the 29th of January, 1863, during the American Civil War occurred one of the greatest massacres of Native Americans by U.S. troops in American history."
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From Confederate military history; a library of Confederate States history (1899) Vol. XI, Chap. VI, page 114 By Clement A. Evans.

Massacre at Marianna, Florida.

FURTHER OPERATIONS IN THE FALL OF 1864 FED
ERAL INCURSION TO MARIANNA GREEN COVE
SPRINGS RAID TO MILTON FIGHT NEAR BRAD-
DOCK FARM NEAR CEDAR KEYS NATURAL BRIDGE
THE CLOSING SCENES.

ON the morning of the 25th of September, 1864,
the usually quiet little town of Marianna, in west
Florida, of about 2,000 inhabitants, was in a state
of great anxiety over the report that the * Yankees were
coming. The nearest railway station was Quincy, some
50 miles east, and the nearest point on the gulf coast, St.
Andrews bay, about an equal distance, where a number
of Federal gunboats blockaded the sound. Pensacola,
the largest naval station in the South, 150 miles to the
west, was held by the Federals. The inhabitants, aside
from the slaves, consisted of well-to-do planters, mostly
emigrants from North Carolina and Georgia. The politics
of this county previous to the war was strongly
Whig, and secession was bitterly opposed ; but after the
war commenced the young men volunteered freely in
the Confederate army. A small detachment of Confederate
cavalry was then stationed at and near Marianna,
about 300 men all told, residents of Jackson and adjoining
counties, and men of fine intelligence. At Marianna
was a cavalry company, commanded by Captain Chisolm;
two other companies detached from Colonel Scott s battalion
of cavalry were stationed, one under Capt. W. H.
Milton 25 miles south of Marianna, and one under Captain
Jeter 20 miles west, at Hickory hill. They were
under the command of Colonel Montgomery, once a lieu
tenant in United States army and appointed from private
life. He was a martinet with little or no experience in
the field. There was also a post hospital in charge of
Assistant Surgeon H. Robinson, C. S. A.

The scouts had often brought alarms that the Yankees
were coming from St. Andrews bay, but they generally
proved false. On this occasion, however, September
25th, Colonel Montgomery made a personal reconnaissance
and found the report well founded. He hastily re
turned to headquarters and sent out couriers to his scattered
companies, with orders to report in all haste at Marianna.
The church bells were rung, calling out all citizens
to the court house, where a meeting was held and
resolutions passed to repel the invaders. A few Con
federate soldiers, then at home on sick leave, formed a
nucleus of an organization which was at once perfected.
Grayheaded old men, boys under 16 years of age within
the town and ten miles around, regardless of previous
Union sentiment, arrived with shotguns and formed what
they themselves called * The Cradle and Grave militia
company," in all about 200, and partly mounted. They
elected Captain Norwood, a prominent Unionist, as their
captain, and reported for duty to Colonel Montgomery,
full of ardor and brave endeavor.

Two roads enter Marianna from the west in parallel
lines, one from Campbellton and the other from St.
Andrew s bay. At the point where the two roads unite
in the center of the village, forming the main street,
there was on the left an Episcopal church and cemetery,
and opposite the church a large two-story boarding-
house. Another road, diverging from the Campbellton
road, led around the town in the rear. As Colonel Montgomery
had no pickets out he did not know from which
direction the Federals would advance. He ordered his
hastily levied militia to form a line, and constructed an
abatis of old wagons and logs of wood across the street
at the junction of the Campbellton and St. Andrews roads,
forming his right at the boarding-house and his left resting
at the Episcopal church. Here the gallant men and
boys impatiently awaited the arrival of the enemy. The
Federal command consisted of a battalion of the Second
Maine cavalry under Maj. Nathan Cutler, of Augusta,
Me., and several companies of deserters, the so-called
First regiment of Florida Union troops, and two full companies
of ferocious Louisiana negroes, in all about 600,
under the command of Brigadier- General Ashboth.

About two o clock in the day the advanced pickets of
the enemy made their appearance on the edge of the
town, from the Campbell ton road. It was then too late to
draw in Colonel Montgomery s straggling line, so fire
was opened upon the pickets about 200 yards in front of
our men, under which the Federal advance made a hasty
retreat, inspiring the little Spartan band of defenders
with hope of victory. But presently the main body made
its appearance and General Ashboth detached a part of
his command to flank the village, and advanced the main
body directly toward the church. An indiscriminate firing
began from the Confederate front and rear, the old men
and beardless boys fighting like enraged lions, disputing
every inch of ground. The contest was fierce and deadly
for half an hour, when General Ashboth ordered the
church, boarding-house and a private residence opposite
burned. The militia kept their ground manfully between
the two walls of flames. In the meantime the Federal
flanking party gained the rear of the militia and com
menced an indiscriminate slaughter, giving no quarter to
any one. The negro companies in particular acted in the
most fiendish manner. Old men and boys who offered to
surrender were driven into the flames of the burning
buildings ; young lads who laid down their arms were
cut to pieces; others picked up bodily by stalwart negro
soldiers and thrown into the seething, burning church.
The charred remains of several of the half-grown boys
were afterward found in the ruins of the church. Colonel
Montgomery and his staff made a very precipitate
retreat toward the Chipola river, the eastern boundary of
the village, leaving the men to fight it out the best they
could. The colonel was unhorsed and captured, and the
staff made their way across the river in safety. The
Confederates scattered in every direction, every man for
himself, pursued by the Maine cavalry who kept up a
steady fire upon them. The casualties on the Federal
side were Captain Adams and i o men of the Second Maine
cavalry, killed. General Ashboth and Maj. N. Cutler
were seriously wounded, and about 25 enlisted men
wounded. The loss on our side was about 60 killed,
burned and wounded. About 50 of the Confederates succeeded
in crossing the Chipola river and tore up the
bridge. Captain Miller, quartermaster, and Dr. Robin
son, post surgeon, made attempts to reform the scattered
command, and held them together until late in the evening,
when they were reinforced by the arrival of Captain
Milton with 75 mounted men. The whole fight lasted
about an hour. With the retreat of the Confederates
across the river, the town was in full possession of the
Federals. General Ashboth and Major Cutler were carried
to a private house, where their wounds were dressed.
A council of war was held by the Federal officers, who
concluded that in consequence of the wounded condition
of their general they would return to Pensacola with
their prisoners, contraband and plunder. About mid
night General Ashboth was carried off in a carriage.
Major Cutler and the other wounded were left behind,
and the town evacuated. The several companies of Con
federate cavalry who had been previously sent for made
their appearance on the east side of the river, anticipating
and hoping for a renewal of hostilities next morning.
By dawn their scouts were sent in town and learned of
its evacuation by the enemy.

It was deemed advisable not to attempt a pursuit until
stronger reinforcements that were looked for from Tallahassee
should arrive, but to take possession of the town and await
results. The prisoners carried off by the Federals
were most of them old men and boys who had surrendered,
also a number of non-combatants, in all about 100 men.
They were sent to northern prisons, principally
Elmira, N. Y. About 40 of these unfortunates survived
the rigor of the climate and the painful experience
of prison life and returned to their homes so enfeebled in
health and broken-hearted that most of them were soon
released from a life of suffering before the year expired,
and but few are living to tell the tale of their sufferings.

On the arrival of Col. G. W. Scott with a battalion the
day following, an attempt at pursuit was made, but the
enemy had 24 hours start and the desperate Confederates
failed to overtake them. The day after the fight, Marianna
presented a pitiable sight. The dead and wounded
lay all about, and the wails and cries of mothers, wives and
sisters could be heard in every direction. Women and
children searched for father, son or brother in the ashes
of the burnt buildings. Here and there a charred thigh
or ghastly skull was disinterred from the debris. Eventually
some sort of order was evolved from the chaos.
The dead were buried, the wounded citizens taken to
their homes or those of friends, and the Federal wounded
to the military hospital. While this skirmish was a de
feat to the people of Marianna, it in reality resulted in a
victory. The objective point of General Ashboth s expedition
was to capture Tallahassee, the capital of the State,
and as the resistance made at Marianna frustrated his object
and compelled his hasty retreat to Pensacola, his
success was barren.

The foregoing account of this cruel raid was given by
the post surgeon, an eye-witness of the horrors of the invasion
and the atrocities that were perpetrated.

How I Joined A Black Sorority And Helped Fight Racism And Sexism

Mike AdamsThe highlight of the news video is, of course, the portion featuring a black female student who tells us that we still need diversity centers because of the persistence of racism and sexism. But she made the statement while wearing big black sorority letters emblazoned on her blouse. In other words, while lecturing us on the persistence of racism and sexism she was touting her membership in an organization that limits its membership to blacks and women. The hypocrisy of asking the public to fund “solutions” to the “problems” she is exacerbating is simply staggering.
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The WWAY website (a local TV station) ran a poll, which I am thankful to have won by a ratio of eight-to-one.

6 Reasons To Start World War III If You Are A Globalist

RAND Corporation documents point to a desire for total war abroad and at home.

"........if one puts on the thinking cap of a sociopath, one might find the following 6 reasons are perfect to start World War III, by nukes or by stealth, and further the agenda of world governance."

WikiLeaks: A ‘Foreign Terrorist Organization’?

julianassange3 GOP Rep. asks Clinton to declare WikiLeaks a foreign terrorist organization"A key Republican Congressman from New York has a new definition for the word "terrorism" that doesn't require the use of violence or even fear.

All that's needed to be a terrorist, according to Rep. Peter King, the incoming chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, is a website revealing inconvenient information."

9 Shocking Examples Of Black Friday Violence


"Is This A Foretaste Of The Economic Riots We Can Expect When The Financial System Collapses?"

"Despotism Made Easy"

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Via Western Rifle Shooters Association

The Real Target Of The Terrorists















"The purpose of Islamist separatism is to undermine American law, to establish an independent society within the nation. It is designed to wage another attack on Western economic principles by overloading the social programs that will lead to governmental insolvency and economic chaos"