News 05/25/11 – Updated 2230 Hrs. Eastern

Feds Issue Threat: No Fly Zone for Texas?



Harold Camping



Living “off the grid” at the Field Lab



The Changing Face of the Police and the Death of the Fourth Amendment



US CREDIT-Corporate commercial paper swells 60 percent



Stop Austin Scanners



Risk From Spent Nuclear Reactor Fuel Is Greater in U.S. Than in Japan, Study Says



US to store passenger data for 15 years



Obama: We’re Working on Gun Control ‘Under the Radar’




Obama Looking For Ways Around Congress On Gun Policy



The Sheriff Who Sold His County





Many of you probably remember HOTT covering this on the broadcast and sending out that exact “secret” memo from the Whitehouse last year.


Indy 500 Winner Bobby Unser vs. the U.S. Government






  1. That’s interesting – my father taught me that as well. We have also been loading-up bucket loads of 2″ shells here – it allows us to have a lot more rounds in the tube magazine of a pump action. They also feed well in the semi’s like the 1100 with one small do-it-youself change to the shotgun.

    Maybe we will have to do that for a class at the Conference this year.


  2. I remember Doyel briefly showing us the shorter shotgun shells at the ’09 conference. Good stuff.

    Shotguns rock. This is the first time I had ever seen anyone cut shotgun shells. All new for me. Something to keep in mind. Sweet stuff.

  3. Mr. Whitehead,

    Overall, this is an excellent article that highlights a growing trend
    in (civilian) law enforcement across the country. My wife and I
    noticed this trend locally, in Alaska, when my wife worked as a
    probation officer for the State of Alaska where she noticed how
    disgustingly self-righteous and deluded local and state law personnel
    really were… their actions were, more often than not, truly criminal.

    Since you allude to the founding documents of this country, I would
    like to point out a glaring inconsistency with your argument that is
    fundamental to society’s change in perception concerning our
    government: you call our system of government a “democracy” (paragraph
    10, “They have seeped into our subconscious awareness of life as we
    know it and colored our very understanding of freedom, justice and
    democracy” and paragraph 17, “We have succeeded in forfeiting one of
    the principles that has been a hallmark of American democracy–the
    idea that every person is innocent until proven guilty”), when in
    fact, it is not supposed to be one.

    I’ve included a few quotes to support my assertion for review:

    * Alexander Hamilton, /The Federalist Papers/: We are a Republican
    Government. Real liberty is never found in despotism or in the
    extremes of democracy…it has been observed that a pure
    democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect
    government. Experience has proved that no position is more false
    than this. The ancient democracies in which the people
    themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of
    government. Their very character was tyranny; their figure
    * John Adams: Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes,
    exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet
    that did not commit suicide.
    * John Quincy Adams: The experience of all former ages had shown
    that of all human governments, democracy was the most unstable,
    fluctuating and short-lived.
    * James Madison: Democracy was the right of the people to choose
    their own tyrant.
    * John Marshall: Between a balanced republic and a democracy, the
    difference is like that between order and chaos.
    * et al.

    While many people in politics and academia state that this is a
    semantic argument, I would point out the fact that, clearly, such
    geniuses as Benjamin Franklin (quote: ” Democracy is two wolves and a
    lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb
    contesting the vote”), Thomas Jefferson (quote: “A democracy is
    nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may
    take away the rights of the other forty-nine”), and others whose names
    will echo through history uniquely understood the differences between
    the two forms of government and emphatically and clearly stated that
    they chose a republic form of government over a democracy due to the
    inherent tyranny in democracy.

    For those that fight for liberty, we must take back the language that
    has been changed in such an Orwellian fashion. In fact, Anatoliy
    Golitsyn predicted this change in, and control of, our language in his
    book, “The Perestroika Deception: The World’s Slide Towards the Second
    October Revolution” and then stated that this would be done to
    undermine the foundations of liberty in the West. Understood thus, it
    is imperative that we recognize the fact that we have a republic and
    stop using the word democracy to describe our system of government.
    It can be argued that if we /do, /in fact, have a democracy, then this
    escalation in police powers is completely justified; after all, in a
    democracy, consent is given through explicit actions and voice or
    through implicit acquiescence.

    Thank you in advance for your time.


  4. By the way, right now I’m reading “JFK and the Unspeakable,” which is a very good book and in-depth look at Kennedy and his assassination. It’s also very hopeful as it keeps talking about how Kennedy managed to avert nuclear war, which is what the people around him kept pushing him towards, yet he kept striving for peace and started writing letters to Khruschev, bypassing all the other agencies which were against him, and both of them ended up sharing a vision of peace and started moving away from the horror of nuclear war. There’s a lot of interesting stuff about the way the CIA works and that is examined in detail as well, such as the way Harvey Lee Oswald was used and being set up as a scapegoat long before the assassination. There were even people impersonating him at different times, and at one point there were too many Oswalds doing different things at the same time. Just crazy stuff! It’s a really good book filled with facts and statements from different witnesses to strange events.

    Marina (Oswald’s widow): Oswald didn’t kill anyone:

  5. Shotguns are the bomb, but State’s rights are even bombier. And I see that dear Lana is doing some background on ol’ Kennedy, the fulcrum point of a generation. Just gets deeper and deeper, doesn’t it? Like an onion.
    All this heady stuff has inspired my simple mind to contribute where I can, locally.
    Aint’ this just a great place to go and speak one’s mind?…

  6. Lana :
    Wow, that guy getting shot by his kid was crazy!!

    Yeap. Tha’s right, Lana. For Mr. Numbnuts…

    What comes around goes around. Hope you enjoyed that.

  7. @Lana

    I watched the video with Oswalds wife and then another of his daughter. Somebody should find them and have them watch The Sacrificed King. That’s what’s up.

  8. JackWagon :
    Shotguns are the bomb, but State’s rights are even bombier. And I see that dear Lana is doing some background on ol’ Kennedy, the fulcrum point of a generation. Just gets deeper and deeper, doesn’t it? Like an onion.
    All this heady stuff has inspired my simple mind to contribute where I can, locally.
    Aint’ this just a great place to go and speak one’s mind?…

    I’m not in the country right now. Won’t be doing anything locally for a while.

    What exactly have you done/do you do locally?

    Yes, this is a great place to come and learn and to speak your mind.

    “The fulcrum point of a generation” is a good way to describe the events around Kennedy. The shot to Kennedy’s head was more than just a shot to Kennedy’s head. It was a shot to the head of America and the symbolic beginning of her decline. I feel certain that those behind the assassination were glad to have someone like Kennedy come along. They needed a way to send the American people the message that America and all she stood for was on the way out one way or another. Killing Kennedy was the perfect way to do just that. Perhaps he was placed in the office of the presidency specifically for that purpose? Perhaps the Conspiracy knew he would go against them and they needed someone to prop up and knock down just to help them set an example and get the message out there that they are the ones in charge now? In a way, it is good that Kennedy was killed the way he was. Perhaps those behind his assassination could have created a much worse way to get the message out there… Nukes? Another big war? Who really knows?

    I was born in 1964, just after the Kennedy assassination, at the tail end of the big, giant economic boom that made pretty much all Americans believe that they would live in Freedom and prosperity forever. It was that generation that built the machinery of the system that taught us that all we needed to do was go to work each day, save our pennies, work hard and always tell the truth and “do the right thing” and we would be all right forever. They taught us to “think positive” and never ask questions or doubt our leaders, but get solidly behind everything and anything they did, go to the public schools and shut the fuck up and take that big red, white and blue pecker up your ass for twelve long years of your young life. Then, when that’s over, when their done running your mind and body through that meat-grinder, it’s off to war to get your face melted off or your limbs blown off or your guts and brains splattered all over the place — or maybe all of the above — and smile proudly, if you have any face left to do it with, as they stick you with a pin and say, “Geez, thanks, a lot”. Or maybe you were lucky and just ended up not going off to war, but to some bullshit job in a factory working as a proud American Labor Whore.

    That was the American Experience for me anyway. Maybe things were quite different for you.

    Even as a very young boy growing up in the concentration camps I knew instinctively that something was very, very wrong, that this simply could not go on forever this way. I am now aged forty-six and I find myself amazed at my intuitiveness and how absolutely right I was; me, a straight F and D- public grade school student — telling them like it really was and is. Maybe I wasn’t so dumb after all.

    You can probably imagine just how rough things were for someone like me. I couldn’t question anything or even write with my left hand, which came only naturally to me, without getting backhanded across the face, my hair yanked at the base of my skull or my knuckles bloodied with the straight metal edge of a yardstick. Artsy-fartsy people, like me, who liked to use the right side of their brains were of no use to the war machine. Guys like me got stuck out on the front lines in Viet Nam, for example, and were got rid of as quickly as possible. I sensed the war machine’s hatred for me and people like me immediately. Fortunately for me, in spite of my loving ways, I had the balls to tell them to stick their fucking army up their ass. I never joined the military. I must admit, I did like the idea of the adventure of it all and would have liked to have joined the military to get the training and what-have-you, but the thought of getting mixed up in one of their bullshit wars, killing people who never did anything to me or anyone else for that matter, to serve God-only-knows what agenda — made me wanna puke. I just couldn’t have a thing like that on my conscience. I never wanted to go to Asia and kill “gooks”, like my school friends did, for example. I wanted to go to Asia and embrace her. To learn from her history of medicine and culture that has been on this planet for thousands of years. Silly me, I always had the idea in my head that our new culture, then just two hundred years old in America, and all our new technologies, could and eventually would go to Asia and we’d all learn from one another. I thought the Americans could learn all those cool “ancient Chinese secrets” and the Asians could learn how to embrace Freedom instead of political oppression and have better farms to feed their people. It’s still not a bad idea, as far as I am concerned anyway, but we all know that’s not going to happen. Instead they’ll start another war and we’ll all be killing each other again soon enough. The technology I always thought would go to Asia, did in fact end up going to Asia anyway – in big packages stolen from the American people. Many Asians did come to America as individuals and embrace Freedom and share some of their cool “ancient Chinese secrets” with us. Some of them are my dearest friends.

    My folks were both Democrats. Back in their day, that meant something good. It meant sticking up for the working man, creating and maintaining the so-called “middle-class”, it meant working people having pensions and their children not growing up on dirt. It meant dignity for the working class and the poor people.

    I don’t think I need to tell you what the word “Democrat” means today. All the great things that used to mean have all been stolen from the American people as well.

    I grew up in a United States before Bush had his time in the sun, before Clinton and NAFTA and other tragedies like those took place. Looking back, I now know that it was quite a wonderful thing to see. Looking back, in spite of my intuition, I, too, had moments where I never thought it would end, where I thought I might be crazy or stupid for ever having doubted anything “American”. Needless to say, those days are over – but I’ll go ahead and say it anyway: those days are over.

    What’s up ahead? Hard to say. The America I knew is completely wiped out and her chances of being rebuilt aren’t looking very good right now. I could be wrong, but then again…

    Anyway, I have no complaints. I learned how to complain a long time ago, but nobody listened to me, so I gave up on all of that.

    I learned how to “think positive” and “do the right thing” and be a rather amicable fellow – and still nobody listened.

    These days, the only thing I can think about, as far as politics are concerned anyway, are the words of the communist Mao Zedong, “Power grows from the barrel of a gun.” Perhaps that is the only way we will get our Constitutional Republic back now – at the point of our guns.

    After all, the Founders didn’t give us our Second Amendment for nothing.

    Perhaps ol’ Mao was thinking right all along. Perhaps we can learn something from our Asian brothers and sisters after all. Perhaps all is not lost.

  9. in addition to the previous post

    top law makers agree to patriot act extension


    “Some Patriot Act opponents suggest that Osama bin Laden’s demise earlier this month should prompt Congress to reconsider the law, written when the terrorist leader was at the peak of his power. But the act’s supporters warn that al-Qaida splinter groups, scattered from Pakistan to the United States and beyond, may try to retaliate.”

    “Now more than ever, we need access to the crucial authorities in the Patriot Act,” Attorney General Eric Holder told the Senate Judiciary Committee.

    ^^there is your reason for the Bin Laden BS