HOTT Newslinks September 7, 2008

Gee, I wonder what this is for…



Citizens’ U.S. Border Crossings Tracked
Data From Checkpoints To Be Kept for 15 Years



Knights Templar ‘Heirs’ Sue Pope For Billions



Hey, it was just an honest mistake – the fishing boat was mistaken to be a Russian destroyer.


PS See how they try to sink the boat with their wake!


‘Change Is Coming,’ McCain Says


Just not the kind we need.


Michelle’s Boot Camps For Radicals



Do you recognize the clown in this video?


Pay close attention if you can stand the nauseating behavior and listen to what the crowd accuses him of several times. He also like to make sure the camera is in place quite regularly.


Give us a week and you too can become a Zionazi



An escalation of the war, and a fine example of twisted logic…notice the language…
“What you’re seeing is perhaps a stepping up of activity against militants in sanctuaries in the tribal areas that pose a direct threat to United States forces…”


Not the United States, but “United States forces”.


…and, you have to wonder what rock fell on Cheney’s head that brought him to THIS conclusion….
“Mr Cheney added that Russia’s actions during the recent conflict with Georgia had cast doubt on its reliability as an international partner.”
Now I’m no genius…but…what moron ever assumed that you could trust the Russian government to be a reliable international partner?



Tesla will probably NEVER get the credit…



Specialty Vehicle Institute of America and Motorcycle Industry Council Join with Recreation Groups to Protect Off-Highway Vehicle Access



Groups sue over forest travel plan



The use of the term “anarchists”, 13 times in this short news video, seems very contrived and seems to be intended to plant an idea in the viewer’s mind. Interesting that these people are specifically called “anarchists”, without any evidence whatsoever as to the political stand that these people take. Couldn’t they just as easily be “Democrats”, fed up with the Republican policies of the last several administrations? Couldn’t they be “Republicans” dissatisfied with the choice of candidates? There is a reason that this term is being force fed to the Fox audience.


“You just learn not to ask questions.” [Chicago Tribune, 9/16/2001]


Flight 77…

“Peter Gay, 54, of Tewksbury, Massachusetts, was a Raytheon Co. vice president of operations for electronic systems based in Andover, Massachusetts. He had worked for Raytheon for more than 28 years.”
“David Kovalcin, 42, of Hudson, New Hampshire, was a Raytheon Co. senior mechanical engineer for electronic systems in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. He had worked for Raytheon for 15 years.

“Kenneth Waldie, 46, of Methuen, Massachusetts, was a Raytheon Co. senior quality control engineer for electronic systems in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. He had worked for Raytheon for 17 years.”


Flight 77…

“Herbert Homer,48, of Milford, Massachusetts, worked for Raytheon Co.”


Flight 77…

“Stanley Hall, 68, of Clifton, Va., was “our dean of electronic warfare,” said a colleague at Raytheon, a defense contractor. Hall, director of program management for Raytheon Electronics Warfare, helped develop and build anti-radar technology.”
“Charles S. Falkenberg – Director of research at ECOlogic Corp., NASA, Global warming issues. He worked on data systems for NASA and also developed data systems for the study of global and regional environmental issues. Falkenberg was the lead software engineer for ECOlogic Corp.”


Flight 77 was full of people connected to the DoD!


“In 1914, Low, a commanding officer during the war, set up the first project involved with the radio command guidance of an unmanned aircraft.”



“Louisiana National Guardsmen are stationed across the city to help keep the peace”
“The barcode is linked to a database maintained by the Texas Army National Guard. It’s the same system the guard used to track personnel coming and going from Iraq, said Lt. Sheila Tidrick.”


“Royal Navy Warship HMS Iron Duke and Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessel Wave Ruler have now arrived in the vicinity of the Cayman Islands, ready to render assistance if required in the wake of Hurricane Gustav,”
But perhaps the most startling call for forces comes from Blackwater, the controversial private security contractor.



Business as usual…
“Larger meatpackers have opposed such testing by smaller companies. The big packers feared market pressure for them to test too if Creekstone advertised that its cows had all been tested.”



“We routinely train in places that we’re not familiar with,” he said. “The first time our guys are in a large, unfamiliar city, it should not be in combat.”
A VERY interesting statement, indeed! Now they are familiar with Portland. If any of you have harbored any illusions as to where the US military is expecting combat, this should clarify the matter….and this is why they have been “practicing” in every major city in the US over the last several years.
Does anyone remember when “conspiracy theorists” were ridiculed for believing in black helicopters? This is the way it always is…the “conspiracy theorists” get it right FIRST!



The last such pandemic, in 1918, killed between 40 and 100 million people.


.“De-population should be the highest priority of US foreign policy towards the Third World.” This sentence formed the hard backbone of NSSM 200. The memo went on to state that “Reduction of the rate of population in these States [Third World nations] is a matter of vital US national security.” Why? Simply because “The US economy will require large and increasing amounts of minerals from abroad, especially from less developed countries.” In stating this the focus was exclusively, on the “…economic interests of the US.”


“They successfully reconstructed the influenza A (H1N1) virus responsible for the 1918 “Spanish flu” pandemic…”


Remember that they have no scruples…


Now remember the Georgia Guidestones?
“1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.”




Picture in your mind for a moment the rough-and-tumble individualist who gave birth to this nation, a man who had tamed a wilderness, fought Indian wars on and off for 180 years, and successfully faced down the world’s mightiest empire. Hold a picture of that man in your head for a moment and then try to imagine him when he is told that this new federal government would have the authority to regulate his ownership of firearms in any manner it saw fit, including imprisoning him for possession of any firearm for any reason at any time.
No honest person could ever profess for even a second that the men who founded this nation would ever have submitted to such a thing, especially as, lacking any significant gun crime at the time, the only conceivable reason for such a federal power grab would be to lay the groundwork for enslaving the populace.



Americans and Zimbabweans are both troubled by rising prices and the devaluation of their money. The only difference between the two is the degree. Clearly, the economic situation in the United States has not reached the level that it has in Zimbabwe. But what assurance do we have that it won’t reach that level?
Zimbabwe’s dire economic situation is attributed to the actions of its government. Is it conceivable that the U.S. government is at the root of America’s economic problems? Could the parallels between the United States and Zimbabwe be more than coincidence? Is Zimbabwe’s present America’s future?



The belief that any group with power – government officials, economic experts, or social activists – can establish a price that’s “fairer” or “more just” than the actual market price is a fallacy that bedeviled communism for decades and it’s bedeviling the fair-trade movement today.



City Hall could easily spare the Violence Policy Center and the Shakespeare Theatre the hardship by striking the provision when it returns from summer recess. But that is as likely as Mayor Adrian Fenty testing the onerousness of his own bureaucracy and anti-gun logic by trying to buy and register a handgun. Indeed, the mayor is seemingly refusing to yield even to the Supreme Court when it comes to handgun rights. Mr. Fenty’s response to the second lawsuit filed by Mr. Heller sounds as if the mayor was not even aware that the court had ruled in Mr. Heller’s favor: “The Office of the Attorney General will vigorously defend the District’s laws as reasonable regulations of firearms, and as the lawful action of the people’s representatives, the Mayor and the Council.”



If someone develops a practical mind-reading device, you can expect the Department of Homeland Security to argue that skulls are merely another “closed container” that officers guarding the border may search at will. After all, government agents have long been allowed to read documents in briefcases carried by Americans returning from abroad. Why should the medium in which information is stored make a constitutional difference?



With every telephone call, swipe of a card and click of a mouse, information is being recorded, compiled and stored about Britain’s citizens.
An investigation by The Sunday Telegraph has now uncovered just how much personal data is being collected about individuals by the Government, law enforcement agencies and private companies each day.
information stored about him or her, most of which is kept in databases for years and in some cases indefinitely.



The Americans viewed the request, which was transmitted (and rejected) at the highest level, as a sign that Israel is in the advanced stages of preparations to attack Iran. They therefore warned Israel against attacking, saying such a strike would undermine American interests. They also demanded that Israel give them prior notice if it nevertheless decided to strike Iran.



At the Democratic national convention next week, Lynn Forester, Lady de Rothschild, one of Britain’s most influential political hostesses, will be contemplating treachery. She poured her heart and money into Hillary Clinton’s campaign and she is thinking of voting for John McCain, the Republican candidate, for president.



A US campaign watchdog has accused presumptive Republican president nominee John McCain of violating election laws by accepting campaign contributions from two prominent Londoners.
At issue is a fundraising luncheon held in March at London’s Spencer House, during McCain’s swing through the United Kingdom. An invitation to the event lists Lord Rothschild and Nathaniel Rothschild as hosts, and indicates the event was made possible with their “kind permission”.



Besides cutting to the heart of the age-old debate over who is a Jew, the dispute between the Israeli government and the American Jewish activists who finance the Gondar camps raises uncomfortable questions about a central tenet of Israel’s founding philosophy.



The United States is planning to take control of all military operations in Afghanistan next year with an Iraq-style troop surge after becoming frustrated at Nato’s failure to defeat the Taliban.



Russia’s attack on Georgia has become an unexpected source of support for big U.S. weapons programs, including flashy fighter jets and high-tech destroyers, that have had to battle for funding this year because they appear obsolete for today’s conflicts with insurgent opponents.



In Canada, the agreement paving the way for the militaries of the U.S. and Canada to cross each other’s borders to fight domestic emergencies was not announced either by the Harper government or the Canadian military, prompting sharp protest.



The personal details of 45,000 people, including dates of birth, criminal records, National Insurance numbers and court information, were lost by a single Government department last year.



Despite claims by Moscow that a pullout had begun, Russian forces could be seen across most of the country, and Georgian officials claimed that armoured columns had tried to push further into the mountainous heartland, towards Borjomi in the south and Sachkhere in the west.



A spokesman for the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency (MDA) said the new system could double or even triple the missiles’ range of identification, which would be particularly useful should Iran launch an attack on Israel



The Wall Street giant, which employs 5,500 in the City of London, could be eligible for a tax holiday of more than 50 years after making billions of pounds of losses on ‘exotic investments.’



There are major problems, however, with that position, at least from the standpoint of conscience. For one, there has been no attempt on the part of many Americans, especially through their elected representatives in Congress, to investigate whether the president and his associates knowingly and intentionally lied about the real reasons for invading Iraq. Instead, it is obvious that people just don’t want to know whether their federal officials lied or not. Wouldn’t a person struck by a crisis of conscience want to know the truth in order to deal with what he has wrought?




Kazakhstan is considering pumping its oil through Russia as an alternative to the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline due to increased security concerns over the clashes in the Caucasus, a Turkish daily reported on Thursday. A high level Kazakh official told Turkish business daily Referans that question marks now hang over the security of the BTC pipeline. “We could reconsider our decisions on sending Kazakh oil to the world market. Changing the (export) route is in our agenda now,” the official was quoted as saying by Referans.



AN INTERNATIONAL criminal gang has pulled off one of the most audacious cyber-crimes ever and stolen the identities of an estimated eight million people in a hacking raid that could ultimately net more than £2.8billion in illegal funds.



WASHINGTON — It took seven years, but Charles Ulrich did something many people dream about, but few succeed at: He beat the IRS in a tax dispute.



It’s one of the simplest hacks we’ve seen in a long time, and the more elite computer users have known about it for a while, but it’s still kinda cool and just a little bit unnerving: A hacker has revealed a way to use Google and other search engines to gain unauthorized access to password-protected content on a dizzying number of websites.



MOGADISHU: Islamic militants said they have seized control of Kismayo, Somalia’s third largest city, after three days of fighting that left about 70 people dead and led thousands to flee.



WASHINGTON — A government program to find gaps in airport screening is “a waste of money” because it doesn’t follow up on why screeners failed to spot guns, knives and bombs on undercover agents, the head of the House Homeland Security Committee says.



Confidential information on almost 130,000 prisoners and dangerous criminals has been lost by the Home Office, sparking yet another Government data crisis.



SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Court authorities here will be able to track students with a history of skipping school under a new program requiring them to wear ankle bracelets with Global Positioning System monitoring.



Rich Mexicans, terrified of soaring kidnapping rates, are having tiny radio transmitters planted under their skin so they can be quickly tracked and rescued.
Hundreds of people, including a growing number of middle-class Mexicans, are buying the tiny chip designed by Xega, a Mexican security firm.



The Model State Emergency Health Powers Act (MSEHPA)

The Model State Emergency Health Powers Act (MSEHPA) grants public
health powers to state and local public health authorities to ensure
a strong, effective, and timely planning, prevention, and response
mechanisms to public health emergencies (including bioterrorism)
while also respecting individual rights. Developed by the Centers in
collaboration with a host of partners, MSEHPA has been used by state
and local legislators and health officials nationwide as a guide for
considering public health law reform in their states.
Legislative Status Update: Since its completion on December 21,
2001, the Centers has been tracking state legislative activity
related to MSEHPA. As of July 15, 2006, the Act has been introduced
in whole or part through 171 bills or resolutions in forty-four (44)
states, the District of Columbia, and the Northern Mariannas
Islands. Thirty-eight (38) states [AL, AK, AZ, CA, CT, DE, FL, GA,
OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WI, and WY] and DC have
passed a total of 66 bills or resolutions that include provisions
from or closely related to the Act. The extent to which the Act’s
provisions are incorporated into each state’s laws varies. For more
information, please refer to the specific legislative bills or
resolutions referenced in the MSEHPA State Legislative Activity
Table and the MSEHPA State Legislative Surveillance Table (both documents include information as of July 15, 2006).



When it comes to separatist movements, the American and Russian governments have no principles whatever. They take whatever side advances their political interests at the moment. When ethnic Albanians in Kosovo sought to break from Yugoslavia, the Russians sided with ally Serbia and opposed independence, but the United States backed the separatists and unleashed its bombers. Something similar happened when the Bosnians did the same thing. (The United States gave mixed signals when the Russians moved against separatists in Chechnya.) Yet when the Ossetians and Abkhazians want to be free of Georgia, the big-power roles are reversed.



William R. Polk: Rushing toward War with Iran



DENVER – A group of suspected drug users arrested in Denver this weekend with methamphetamine, guns and bulletproof vests made racist threats against Barack Obama but posed no true danger to the presidential candidate as he accepts the Democratic nomination here this week, federal authorities said Tuesday.



  1. No President, including Bush, has the authority to violate the Bill of Rights for any reason. This includes the Patriot Act, torture, illegal wire taps, illegal wars, etc. He should be IMPEACHED, put on trial, and put in prison where he belongs. In case you think I am full of it, here are some more quotes from U.S.A. court that say there is no excuse to violate the people’s rights. Bush and the people who follow his unconstituional orders should take notice of these court opinions.

    “…mere good faith assertions of power and authority (jurisdiction) have been abolished.” Owens v The City of Independence (CITE MISSING! “The Constitution was written to be understood by the voters; its words and phrases were used in their normal and ordinary, as distinguished from technical meaning; where the intention is clear, there is no room for construction, and no excuse for interpolation or addition.” Martin v. Hunter’s Lessee, 1 Wheat 304; Gibbons v. Ogden, 9 Wheat 419; Brown v. Maryland, 12 Wheat 419; Craig v. Missouri, 4 Pet 10; Tennessee v. Whitworth, 117 U.S. 139; Lake County v. Rollins, 130 U.S. 662; Hodges v. United States, 203 U.S. 1; Edwards v. Cuba R. Co., 268 U.S. 628; The Pocket Veto Case, 279 U.S. 655; (Justice) Story on the Constitution, 5th ed., Sec 451; Cooley’s Constitutional Limitations, 2nd ed., p. 61, 70.

    “It cannot be presumed that any clause in the Constitution is intended to be without effect;…” Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 137, 174 (1803)

    “The Constitution is a written instrument. As such, its meaning does not alter. That which it meant when it was adopted, it means now.” South Carolina v. United States, 199 U.S. 437, 448 (1905)

    “History is clear that the first ten amendments to the Constitution were adopted to secure certain common law rights of the people, against invasion by the Federal Government.” Bell v. Hood, 71 F. Supp., 813, 816 (1947) U.S.D.C. — So. Dist. CA

    “The necessities which gave birth to the Constitution, the controversies which precede its formation and the conflicts of opinion which were settled by its adoption, may properly be taken into view for the purposes of tracing to its source, any particular provision of the Constitution, in order thereby, to be enabled to correctly interpret its meaning.” Pollock v. Farmers’ Loan & Trust Co., 157 U.S. 429, 558.

    “The values of the Framers of the Constitution must be applied in any case construing the Constitution. Inferences from the text and history of the Constitution should be given great weight in discerning the original understanding and in determining the intentions of those who ratified the constitution. The precedential value of cases and commentators tends to increase, therefore, in proportion to their proximity to the adoption of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, or any other amendments.” Powell v. McCormack, 395 U.S. 486, 547 (1969)

    “To disregard such a deliberate choice of words and their natural meaning, would be a departure from the first principle of constitutional interpretation. ‘In expounding the Constitution of the United States,’ said Chief Justice Taney in Holmes v. Jennison, 14 U.S. 540, 570-1, ‘every word must have its due force and appropriate meaning; for it is evident from the whole instrument, that, no word was unnecessarily used, or needlessly added. The many discussions which have taken place upon the construction of the Constitution, have proved the correctness of this proposition; and shown the high talent, the caution and the foresight of the illustrious men who framed it. Every word appears to have been weighed with the utmost deliberation and its force and effect to have been fully understood.'” Wright v. United States, 302 U.S. 583 (193

    “The language of the Constitution cannot be interpreted safely, except where reference to common law and to British institutions as they were when the instrument was framed and adopted. The statesmen and lawyers of the convention who submitted it to the ratification of conventions of the thirteen states, were born and brought up in the atmosphere of the common law and thought and spoke in its vocabulary…when they came to put their conclusions into the form of fundamental law in a compact draft, they expressed them in terms of common law, confident that they could be shortly and easily understood.” Ex Parte Grossman, 267 U.S. 87, 108.

    “The courts are not bound by mere forms, nor are they to be misled by mere pretences. They are at liberty—indeed, are under a solemn duty—to look at the substance of things, whenever they enter upon the inquiry whether the legislature has transcended the limits of its authority. If therefore, a statute purporting to have been enacted to protect the public health, the public morals, or the public safety, has no real or substantial relation to those objects, or is a palpable invasion of rights secured by the fundamental law, it is the duty of thye courts to so adjudge, and thereby give effect to the Constitution.” Mugler v. Kansas, 123 U.S. 623, 661

    “Constitutional provisions for the security of person and property should be liberally construed. It is the duty of the courts to be watchful of constitutional rights against any stealthy encroachments thereon.” Boyd v. U.S., 116 U.S. 635.

    “Where the words of a constitution are unambiguous and in their commonly received sense lead to a reasonable conclusion, it should be read according to the natural and most obvious import of the framers, without resorting to subtle and forced construction for the purpose of limiting or extending its operation.” A State Ex Rel. Torryson v. Grey, 21 Nev. 378, 32 P. 190.

    “A long and uniform sanction by law revisers and lawmakers, of a legislative assertion and exercise of power, is entitled to a great weight in construing an ambiguous or doubtful provision, but is entitled to no weight if the statute in question is in conflict with the plain meaning of the Constitutional provision.” Kingsley v. Merril, 122 Wis. 185; 99 NW 1044

    “Economic necessity cannot justify a disregard of cardinal Constitutional guarantee.” Riley v. Carter, 165 Okal. 262; 25 P. 2d 666; 79 ALR 1018

    “Disobedience or evasion of a Constitutional mandate may not be tolerated, even though such disobedience may, at least temporarily, promote in some respects the best interests of the public.” Slote v. Board of Examiners, 274 N.Y. 367; 9 NE 2d 12; 112 ALR 660.