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Archive for January 16th, 2010

Think of airports as laboratories where the Feds test and fine-tune methods of humiliation and forced compliance with arbitrary rules. Never mind that the Federal government kills far more people than hijackers could ever hope to do.

WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security is further increasing aviation security in response to intelligence indicating Islamist terrorists were planning another attack on the United States.

The new regulations — which are to be announced later Thursday — were not described in detail, but a senior U.S. official told NBC News on condition of anonymity that they would include further in-flight restrictions in passengers’ movement, more random pre-flight screening of passengers and an increase in the number of federal air marshals on flights.

Read more at MSNBC.

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The Feds don’t need a national police force when they can simply federalize the cops at the state and local levels. And they don’t need direct control over state governments when they can force governors to be subordinate to them.

Barack Obama’s January 11 executive order creating a “Council of Governors” to help “synchronize” policy regarding foreign and domestic military operations doesn’t merely add another redundant layer of bureaucracy to the overgrown Homeland Security apparatus. It represents a critical milestone in the devolution of the American republic into an undisguised Reich.

The Council of Governors will be a bipartisan panel of ten state governors who “meet at the call” of various executive functionaries, including the Secretaries of Defense and Homeland Security, to assist the Supreme Leader in carrying out the “synchronization and integration of State and Federal military activities in the United States,” with special emphasis on the role of the National Guard.

Read more at LewRockwell.com.

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These teens are the future of Britain. Maybe there’s hope after all for the British people and for British liberty.

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Americans fall for this ploy again and again, as surely as Charlie Brown will try to kick the football only to have it snatched away each time. “The consequences will be dire if you don’t grant us total control and secrecy,” says the Fed. Good. Let the truth be revealed and let the chips fall where they may.

It is fitting that as attempts to expose the Fed’s shady practices accelerate on all fronts, and include direct legal approaches as well as subpoena demands by various politicians, that a Fed President would once again come out today, and recap the good old Mutual Assured Destruction treatise that both Wall and Main Street have gotten used to since the beginning of the bailouts. Somehow financial M.A.D. makes an appearance every time the bankers demand something and have no other rational justifications. So why not just feed the stupid plebs something about the Apocalypse that is certain to transpire should the financial oligarchs not get their way. Today was no exception.

Read more at Zero Hedge.

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