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Bush-Cheney Paranoia: ’Domestic Terrorism’ & the National Security Service (The New SS)

by : AMR
Monday July 25, 2005 - 17:37
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(7-18-05) Talked with an FBI agent last week, someone I haven’t talked to in about ten years or so. He was with a domestic terrorism task force in the Western regional FBI office in the mid-1990’s. This was at the peak of what the FBI thought was a potential crisis with “domestic terrorism,” i.e. the so-called militia groups. As everyone knows, the militia groups reached their peak of influence in the mid-1990s.

At that point, the FBI was becoming increasingly concerned. Consequently, in 1994, the FBI established a nationwide, Domestic Terrorism Task Force that was concentrated west of the Mississippi, since that is where the militia were most active.

Anyway, this guy is retired now but he was telling me that they had offered him to come back, and that the FBI is now forming a whole new domestic terrorism task force because they see that the militia groups have begun to become reconstituted.

The FBI had the militia groups so well penetrated by 1996 that the militia groups effectively fell apart because everyone in these militia groups began to distrust everyone else, believing them to be a potential FBI informant. That’s how the FBI was able to effectively end the militias — by spreading fear and mistrust within their own ranks, which is always a cheap and effective way to end an anti-government movement.

However, the FBI has seen signs that these militia groups are now being reconstituted. And they are concerned that the economic stress in the nation due to Bushonomics is proving to be fertile breeding grounds for the reconstitution of militia groups.

Why? Because millions and millions of jobs have been exported under the Bushonian jobs export program. There has been a record number of bankruptcies, 10 million bankruptcies under this regime thus far. There is a record number of people losing their homes within the lower economic income strata. There are increasing restrictions on firearms (what the FBI calls creeping restrictions) some of which are contained in the Patriot Acts. In addition the Bush Cheney Regime is becoming increasingly confiscatory towards assets, combined with the new reinstallation of ‘body writs’ for those who do not pay their bills.

You put this all together with a 50% increase in the use of prescription antidepressants that has occurred under this regime, as well as a one-third increase in the consumption of hard liquor, a 25% increase in the consumption of tobacco, and the huge surge, (which we talked about in an article a few years ago), in petty crime, petty larceny, swindles, and frauds. These are the stresses and anxiety from the effect of Bushonomics.

People can’t pay for their Prozac. They can’t pay for their booze. And now the FBI has indications that the militia groups are being reconstituted under more hard line and dangerous management because there are millions and millions of people in this country who are desperate. And this is fertile breeding ground for anti-government activities.

He also said that the Bushonian regime gives fuel to these groups to re-solidify by their increasing restrictions, contained in the Patriot and other acts, and their refusal to back down on the sunsetting of the most onerous parts of Patriot I and II, as well as their willingness to expand and to push forward with the national identity card act and other repressive measures.

The FBI had stopped doing this for a period of 8 years, but they have begun to once again monitor conspiracy radio and conspiracy publications. He said the problem was that the conspiracy radios and publications now have drawn in more people than ever before - people who have lost their jobs under this regime, have lost their pensions, have gone bankrupt, or have been among the 50 million citizens under this regime that have lost their health care insurance.

So they’re obviously fodder for anti-government movements, and that’s what the FBI is concerned about. Ergo the new National Security Service has been formed within the FBI, the New SS. Concern also comes out of the Office of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice and the Office of Internal Security, that not enough money can be quietly diverted from existing programs to expand the Civilian Inmate Labor Facility (CILF) program quickly enough.

The concern is that Bushonomics is creating many more millions of BOVOBs (pronounced boe-vobs), or Burned-Out Victims of Bushonomics than can be potentially housed on federal lands. He said, even the FBI, internally, uses the same language that former KGB General Primakov, a Department of Homeland Security advisor, did regarding Section 215 under Patriot II, when Primakov called for the establishment of an internal American gulag on federal lands. He said the FBI uses the same word — ‘gulag’.

They’re concerned that not enough CILFs can be built on federal lands, and that these gulags cannot be created fast enough to house enough people versus the number of people that are now in a state of economic decline in the nation.

He said the solution is to establish a whole new type of terrorism task force, but to rely more heavily on intelligence and to get the CIA involved now that the CIA has expanded domestic intelligence powers through the National Intelligence Directorate, headed by John Negroponte. This is the National Security Service (or The New SS), an elite group of FBI and CIA agents, which will have nothing to do with “international terrorism,” but will be used against dissident groups within the United States.

We’re waiting to see a picture of Negroponte in jack boots, holding a swagger stick. With a monocle and his new all-black uniform, the outfit would be complete.

It’s interesting to observe how deeply the FBI has become involved with GeorgeBush.com and that this entire organization that former RNC chairman, now chairman of GeorgeBush.com, Ed Gillespie has put together. The FBI is increasingly using GeorgeBush.com to recruit a new crop of informants.

The FBI isn’t showing their hand. They’re not telling any loyal citizens that they’re actually being an informant for the FBI. They’re allowing GeorgeBush.com to stand as a seemingly separate organization. And they’re selling this to radical pro-Bush faction citizens under GeorgeBush.com as fighting sedition in the nation.

In other words, this is the first time I believe this has ever happened in the history of the Republic. In essence, they are now taking the millions of people who have been victims of economic policy and labeling them as potentially seditious because of it. Eventually these people will become so BUD-sterized, (Broke Useless and Depressed) that the reconstituted anti-government groups will become increasingly appealing as citizens become more desperate. Even this guy admitted that the FBI is fully aware that Bushonomics has created a new, ever-growing, permanent underclass in the nation. And that’s what concerns him because underclasses can quickly become seditious when a regime is on a policy to consistently restrict citizens’ civil rights and to strip citizens of their constitutional protections.

He also noted that a lot of the victims of Bushonomics couldn’t even spend $500 on a gun. The key is that you keep the victims of Bushonomics broke. You keep them down, so if they got no money and you keep them down, they’re no threat.

That’s the joke I used to use. If you can’t afford the tank of gas to get to the militia meeting, then you’re definitely not a threat.

While I was talking to him, he was in Washington attending one of the retired FBI agent dinners. The FBI has a large organization of retired agents. A lot of them have become private investigators. But he said that the tone within the Bushonian Regime now is fear. They know that their policies are causing the nation’s economic decline, so they fear the population now.

And that, he said, drives paranoia, and you can see this in the faces of George Bush and Co. That’s why, despite elections next year, in 2006, and despite the fact that pro-Bush faction Republicans told the White House to let much of Patriot II sunset and then pursue it after the November `06 elections: We’ll create another incident that will whip up public support and flag- waving that we can hide it in, and reconstitute it, the White House has refused. They put a lot of political capital behind defeating Democratic and moderate Republican efforts to cancel or get around the sunset laws. They are going full steam ahead with the rest of Patriot II, and intend to go full steam ahead with Patriot III.

This is a symptom of paranoia, and they know that their paranoia is justified because it is Bushonian economic policy that is causing the economic decline of America.

The International Monetary Fund has directly linked Bushonomics to the United States being a power now in decline. These things have made the Bushonian Regime cloistered, and they now have a fortress mentality. Effectively it becomes the Bush Cabal against the rest of the planet.

This, of course, is a dangerous attitude for a regime, having such broad powers under the Patriot Acts, like the power to cancel elections permanently. It’s very dangerous for a regime, particularly a far right-wing regime whose intent is to consolidate what remaining wealth is left in the nation before the end comes. It becomes increasingly paranoid, since it has been given extraordinary powers to perpetuate itself in charge of the country and to virtually command power forever.

You’ll also notice that there is no hard right-wing religious faction at the top. The regime still uses them and manipulates them for their political and financial support, but that’s all. Their influence stops at a certain level in Washington. It’s like the so-called ‘useful idiots’ in the old Soviet vernacular. As long as they’re useful.

We have mentioned this before on AlMartinRaw.com, and it’s worth mentioning again — that 1% of the entire wealth of the nation per annum is being transferred to the top 1% of citizens under this regime because of disproportionate tax cuts and a whole variety of other measures that are fiscally designed not to stimulate economic growth — as the regime would let us believe — but to concentrate wealth even further while what wealth remains in the country can still be concentrated.

We are now transferring 1% of the entire wealth of the nation, per annum, into the hands of the top 1% of the nation. Never before in the history of the planet has any government been able to accomplish that. This is such an enormous concentration of wealth at the top.

The real cost of this is ever-increasing debt. This is also accomplished through so-called “Privatization,” which increases budgetary cost, and manipulation of tax cuts, which effectively raise the net tax burden for those earning less than $76,000 a year, while reducing the tax burden for those earning more than $250,000 a year.

Will the former FBI man take the job? Yes. He said many of the retirees are going back. They’re still young enough to go back. Many are going back because they see it as one of the few safe places to be when times get tough. He said the FBI is using a projection that it will be controlling a population in a post-economically collapsed environment in 5 years’ time.

That’s what they believe. They believe that they’re going to have to control a population and establish the mechanisms necessary to control a restive and seditious populace in a post-economically collapsed environment. They don’t see any other option. This guy said — How do I know my federal pension check will still be good in 5 years’ time? How do I know I’m going to eat? How do I know I’m going to be given fuel when there’s fuel rationing? He’s a 50-something guy.

To understand all this, you only need to look at, not only that which has happened in this regime with the increased use of narcotics, liquor and tobacco, but 10 million bankruptcies. The American Bankruptcy Institute is predicting that there will be 20 million additional bankruptcies in this nation by 2010. The NCCI, National Credit Council Institute, is predicting that the foreclosure rate, already at the highest since the Great Depression, will double by 2010.

I’ve been accused of gloom-and-doom scenarios before. But now is the time, for the very first time, when government is actually beginning to operate on a gloom-and-doom scenario.

And who better to understand the gloom and doom coming than those fostering the economic policies that are causing the generation of said gloom and doom? And their minions, like the workers of the FBI.

But in the last analysis, he’s right when he said — This is shades of the 1980’s, where a lot of guys in the FBI felt this way because they all had their hands in something dirty. They felt obligated not to retire and to stay connected somehow because everyone was concerned about their own dirty laundry.

Now this is a new scenario, in which retired guys are saying — Hey, why not go back? Or how about going into a higher paying, privatized cutout type of deal? These guys know that a lot of them don’t have the skills to go into the corporate world. They understand a government paycheck and government bennies. They understand that they can dip their hands in the till and have little scams going on the side, as long as it isn’t big money. That’s what these guys understand.

Now is the time for citizens to be concerned — when a right-wing regime begins to become paranoid because it knows the stress that its economic policies are creating. Then you combine that with the vast expansion in governmental power within the White House, particularly for the current regime to perpetuate itself literally in perpetuity, and the creation of a panoply of new government agencies designed specifically to control the citizenry.

So with Bushonian paranoia and “domestic terrorism,” the noose on the American people tightens again.

But we were talking about the 1980’s, and he said — Look, if you ever get your offshore safe deposit box under the name of Mr. Smith well-stuffed by now, you’d best get on the ball.

And he’s right: It’s like the 1980’s again. Look at the dramatic increase in the old Republican fraud favorites — securities fraud, insurance fraud, real estate fraud, oil and gas fraud.

Look at the dramatic increase in these frauds, the old Republican fraud favorites to use the word s of Chief Republican Fraudster Major General Richard V. Secord from the 1980’s that have occurred under this regime. He said, the reason you see that happening is because people that didn’t get theirs in the 80’s or were forced to give it up in legal fees or whatever because they had to become scapegoats, everybody knows this is the last opportunity to get your offshore safe deposit box stuffed.

The pressure is coming to do everything that he has just mentioned for the FBI to get back into things, domestic terrorism and all that, and put together this intelligence network, the National Security Service. He said the pressure is coming from the top. It’s coming from wealthy Republicans.

They’re concerned about their own safety in the future. And I’ve noticed this too — the paranoia that exists now within the ranks of wealthy Republicans that have ties to the regime. Should the American people ever understand all of this, and what has been done to them and what is going to happen to them, I don’t care how many machine-gun-toting guards you have in front of a gated, wealthy Republican community, you’re not going to keep the BOVOBs out. It’s a fortress mentality the top 1% have.

A number of these high-security, wealthy Republican, gated communities are purposely being built around military bases, so they can have easy access and protection. Then they can be hustled into an underground bunker on short notice.] When the hordes of BOVOBs come.

It was pressure from the real estate industry that opened up the sale of closed-down, and soon-to-be closed-down, military bases for development. Not only that, but the federal government even finances some of it.

Another displaced population is the number of wealthy Republican gated communities that are being built on former military bases. They’ve got gates, they’ve got walls, they’ve got underground bunkers. Everything is blast-proof and radiation-proof. Internal power and water systems. There’s even air strips, so you can get your Lear jet to the Cayman Islands in a hurry.

The new infrastructure for the National Security Service and allied agencies will reorganize the country into an almost unrecognizable state.

The post-Patriot III infrastructure will start at the para-militarized Neighborhood Watch Association, which will act like an intelligence gathering capacity at the grassroots level. It will be used for informing on citizens who are considered to be seditious - ‘sedition’ being defined as anyone who would publicly criticize the regime or its policies, or anyone who would attempt to reveal any crimes being committed by the regime or its immediate members, including the great and all-powerful Bushonian Cabal.

That would then go up to the Civilian Defense Force (CDF), (which is operational now at the state level, although it’s only a shell) which would report on a national level to the Office of Internal Security, which is also just a shell at this time. Again, these will be shells no longer — once posse comitatus is overturned.

What’s going to happen is that law enforcement and intelligence then becomes broken up. The so-called NorthCom command already operates as a shell in Philadelphia. The government has already leased buildings there, with about 30,000 square feet of space.

NorthCom will be the creation of the so-called 5th Service Branch. There will be a 5th Joint Chief that will be added. NorthCom command will be in charge of the nation’s law enforcement. Post-Patriot III, after the overturning of posse comitatus, the nation’s law enforcement will be militarized and will be under the command of NorthCom.

But there will be, also, a separate intelligence function that will exist at both the local, state and national level, as we have just described, with a whole separate internal setup.

Now, this defacto “Gestapo,” (and I can’t think of any other way to call this new National Security Service) would not be under the jurisdiction of NorthCom command, but would be actually under the jurisdiction of the National Intelligence Directorate, chaired by John Negroponte.

However, I think the real control would not be Negroponte’s. This is not Negrponte’s forte. People forget, but Negroponte is really a diplomat. He doesn’t have any experience in operating a “state security service.”

Porter Goss would be the much more likely candidate given his extensive experience in the formation of CIA controlled right wing paramilitary groups in Central America during the 1980s.

Porter Goss has actual experience in the repression of a civilian population. He is a lot more qualified than even Heinrich Himmler whose only experience was raising chickens.

Therefore, I think what would happen, since the National Security Service is going to be staffed with so many men from Langley, the de facto control would fall under the Agency and, more specifically, under Porter Goss, since he has more field management in agent provocateur activities.

The new National Security Service is going to be composed of a core of former CIA and FBI domestic terrorism task force guys.

The primary function is to prevent the old militia groups from reforming and being used as a new mandate by grassroots Republicans, particularly to stand in opposition to any policies of the state. Also the structure will be what I call a greater system of informants to effectively inform, and thus control, label, and collect names of all citizens considered to be “seditious.”

Also, for the first time, this new linkage is being made. The regime knows where its policies are destroying the nation’s economy. The regime knows that it has created tens of millions of BOVOBs (Burned-Out Victims of Bushonomics) and that petty crime is increasing by these people, who are increasingly desperate.

Football games and McDonald’s isn’t going to keep them docile anymore —because they haven’t got the money for their $2 hamburger. And football is increasingly going pay-per-view.

We are seeing the linking for the first time of the commission of crime in order for BOVOBs to get money for seditious acts against the State.

In other words, a whole new class of political crime is being created, wherein a BOVOB, who’s seen his trailer confiscated, his beat-up pickup truck repossessed, his factory job’s gone to Bombay, becomes increasingly desperate. He’s got a fat wife and a couple of fat rug rats, so he goes out and sticks up a 7-11 or commits some petty larceny to get a couple hundred dollars.

Suddenly this is going to become a potential political crime against the State because, after all, he was a BOVOB. And BOVOBs are inherently seditious, as Tom DeLay inferred when he said — Look, there’s been $9 trillion of wealth created under this regime. Of course, what DeLay doesn’t mention is that $6 trillion of that wealth has inured to the top 1% of the nation, 78% of whom are Republican.

So DeLay is saying - If you’re not making money, then you’re not with the program.

But this will be the fulfillment of the extension of the Patriot Acts in a physical structure of these agencies. People should not be surprised about this. So much of the Patriot Acts are drawn from the German Internal Security Acts of 1934 and the Soviet Internal Security Enhancement Acts of 1965.

One only has to look at Germany in 1934 for the model — when the German regime then in power was making the transition. In other words, it was establishing a whole new system of state security-and also linking the commission of economic crimes to acts of sedition. This is precisely what the Germans did in 1934 and this is what we can expect in the United States of America today...

By 1935, virtually any economic crime a German citizen committed was legally construed to be an act of sedition against the state. Also, by 1936, any German citizens that attempted to take Deutschmarks out of the country or convert them into foreign currency, gold or diamonds to get them out of the country was also committing an act of sedition.

These are clear historical precedents, and the power to force asset declaration and disclosure under Patriot Two, this new TDF 90-22.1, which is a de facto confiscation penalty for non-declaration, the fact that U.S. citizens now are no longer safe in holding assets abroad as long as they are U.S. citizens-this is, once again, the logical extension of Patriot Act powers in physical form.

But citizens should not delude themselves. This regime is not acting in secret. Citizens should understand where the nation is going and that the regime is not attempting to hide its desire to turn the United States from a democracy into a dictatorship.

* AL MARTIN is an independent economic-political analyst with 25 years of experience as a trader on NYMEX, CME, CBOT and CFTC. As a former contributor to the Presidential Council of Economic Advisors, Al Martin is considered to be a source of independent analysis for financially sophisticated and market savvy investors.

After working as a broker on Wall Street, Al Martin was involved in the so-called "Iran Contra" Affair as a fundraiser for the Bush Cabal from the covert side of government aka the US Shadow Government.

His memoir, "The Conspirators: Secrets of an Iran Contra Insider," (http://www.almartinraw.com) provides an unprecedented look at the frauds of the Bush Cabal during the Iran Contra era. His weekly column, "Behind the Scenes in the Beltway," is published weekly on Al Martin Raw.com, which also publishes a bimonthly newsletter called "Whistleblower Gazette."

Al Martin’s new website "Insider Intelligence" (http://www.insiderintelligence.com) will provide a long term macro-view of world markets and how they are affected by backroom realpolitik.



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> Bush-Cheney Paranoia: ’Domestic Terrorism’ & the National Security Service (The New SS)
Tuesday July 26 - 00:50 - Posted by 27137ac02089d7f2...

Americans should be now very vigilant, because Bush and Cheney are getting desperate!
In order to run their wars, they will sacrifice more American civilians.

I think Bush and Cheney should be transfered for interrogation to Egypt!




Bush-Cheney Paranoia: ’Domestic Terrorism’ & the National Security Service (The New SS)
Friday August 20 - 22:00 - Posted by Blake Barnes - 3f21e364ef0d763a...

And this is not only a Bush-Cheney phenomenon, but continues under Obama. The "neighborhood Nazi’s", which were organized as a hyper-patriotic vigilante set of groups, has been discovered to be a great tool to circumvent pesky Federal and State laws concerning illegal employer harassment and retaliation. Those people who were told that they would be "the eyes and ears of Freedom" now unknowingly (mostly - not their leaders who are "paid" to lie) are being used almost primarily to harass and stalk those Federal government employees who report fraud, waste, and abuse in government to Inspector Generals of different agencies, or dare file an EEO complaint against a manager. Certain low-lifes are even paid to bear "false witness" to enrage the group against the target, just as in the outlawed COINTELPRO practices of the FBI earlier in the 20th Century. I can tell you from over 20 years with the National Security Agency at Ft. Meade, MD., our Inspector General will ruin the career of anyone who dares report a manager to him - for ANYTHING. Over the years, the Federal IGs have become the crooked manager’s first line of defense against being exposed as a criminal or even a traitor. There is indeed an evil cabal within Federal government who "put hits out" on Federal employees or even reporters - more often meaning a mass conspiracy to ruin the person than to actually kill them outright, which would beg investigation. This cabal for NSA meets on the 5th floor of the 2B building in the "NSA Advisory Committee" spaces when a target is selected. Then, NSA Security "Special Actions" branch is called in to organize the harassment, stalking, and massive slander campaign on and OFF NSA property.







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In a 2004 episode of Comedy Central’s animated series South Park, an election was held to determine whether the new mascot for the town’s elementary school would be a “giant douche” or a “turd sandwich.” Confronted with these two equally unpalatable choices, one child, Stan Marsh, refused to vote at all, which resulted in his ostracization and subsequent banishment from the town. Although this satirical vulgarity was intended as a commentary on the two (...)
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HIGHER EDUCATION IN AMERICA: DREAM OR NIGHTMARE? PART IV
Friday 28 September
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
PART I PART II PART III If there is one major inconsistency in life, it is that young people who know little more than family, friends and school are suddenly, at the age of eighteen, supposed to decide what they want to do for the rest of their lives. Unfortunately, because of their limited life experiences, the illusions they have about certain occupations do not always comport to the realities. I discovered this the first time I went to college. About a year into my studies, I (...)
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HIGHER EDUCATION IN AMERICA: DREAM OR NIGHTMARE? PART III
Friday 28 September
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
PART I PART II PART IV Disillusioned with the machinations of so-called “traditional” colleges, I became an adjunct instructor at several “for-profit” colleges. Thanks largely to the power and pervasiveness of the Internet, “for-profit” colleges (hereinafter for-profits) have become a growing phenomenon in America. They have also been the subject of much political debate and the focus of a Frontline special entitled College Inc. Unlike traditional (...)
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HIGHER EDUCATION IN AMERICA: DREAM OR NIGHTMARE? PART II
Friday 28 September
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
PART I PART III PART IV Several years ago, a young lady came into the college where I was teaching to inquire about a full-time instructor’s position in the sociology department. She was advised that only adjunct positions were available. Her response was, “No thanks. Once an adjunct, always an adjunct.” Her words still echo in my mind. Even as colleges and universities raise their tuition costs, they are relying more and more on adjunct instructors. Adjuncts are (...)
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HIGHER EDUCATION IN AMERICA: DREAM OR NIGHTMARE? PART I
Friday 28 September
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
PART II PART III PART IV When The Bill of Rights was added to the United States Constitution over two hundred years ago, Americans were blessed with many rights considered to be “fundamental.” One conspicuously missing, however, was the right to an education. This was not surprising given the tenor of the times. America was primarily an agrarian culture, and education, especially higher education, was viewed as a privilege reserved for the children of the rich and (...)
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ONE SOLITARY LIFE, PART TWO
Monday 30 July
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
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If there is one universal question that haunts all human beings at some point in their lives, it is, “Why do we die?” Death, after all, is the great illogic. It ultimately claims all, the rich and the poor, the mighty and the small, the good and the evil. Death also has the capability to make most human pursuits—such as the quest for wealth, fame and power—vacuous and fleeting. Given this reality, I have often wondered why so many people are still willing to (...)
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HOW MUCH CORRUPTION CAN DEMOCRACY ENDURE?
Thursday 28 June
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
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How much corruption can a “democracy” endure before it ceases to be a democracy? If five venal, mendacious, duplicitous, amoral, biased and (dare I say it) satanic Supreme Court “justices”—John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Anthony Kennedy—have their way, America will soon find out. In several previous articles for Pravda.Ru, I have consistently warned how the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision is one of the (...)
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DEMOCRACY IN THE HANDS OF IDIOTS, PART TWO
Tuesday 12 June
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
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Imagine, if you will, that the United States government passes a law banning advertisers from sponsoring commercials on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show or Rupert Murdoch’s Fox (Faux) “News” Network. On one hand, there would be two decided advantages to this ban: The National IQ would undoubtedly increase several percentage points, and manipulative pseudo-journalists would no longer be able to appeal to the basest instincts in human nature for ratings and profit while (...)
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DEMOCRACY IN THE HANDS OF IDIOTS
Thursday 7 June
by : David R. Hoffman, Pravda.Ru Legal Editor
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LIVE, from the State that brought you Senator Joseph McCarthy, Wisconsin voters now proudly present, fresh from his recall election victory, Governor Scott Walker! At first glance, it is almost unfathomable that anyone with a modicum of intelligence would have voted to retain Scott Walker as Wisconsin’s governor. This, after all, is a man who openly declared he is trying to destroy the rights of workers through a “divide and conquer” strategy; who received 61% of the (...)
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PEOPLE WITHOUT SOULS
Tuesday 13 March
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
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A question I’ve frequently been asked since I began writing for Pravda.Ru in 2003 is, “Why did you become disillusioned with the practice of law?” This question is understandable, particularly since, in most people’s minds, being an attorney is synonymous with wealth and political power. I’ve always been reluctant to answer this question for fear it will discourage conscientious and ethical people from pursuing careers in the legal profession—a (...)
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