Archive for October, 2007

Who do you believe on Iran? « Carsons Post

October 31, 2007

schumer-weasel.jpgWho do you believe on Iran? « Carsons Post

This would be an interesting piece of work if the theme was not so overwhelmingly anti American. Forget about what President Bush says for a moment. What are ex-patriots from Iran saying? Well? I happen to have met a few of them. They talk of government sanctioned kidnapping, and torture as if it were the norm in the civilized world. Yet we are supposed to listen to the Russians, and negotiate with Iran seemingly forever? What the heck! Even the spineless French are beginning to talk about taking action against Iran.

Then there is indeed, the question about Israel. What law did they break to “illegally” acquire nuclear weapons? By using their collective brains and putting their resources to work for their own survival they broke some law? Who have they threatened to wipe from the face of the Earth?

One might think that the hate America First crowd would also have enough intelligence to realize that when / if America gets stomped by some fascist Islamic group that their collective heads would be adorning some fence post long before they could even begin to establish a Peoples Republic of the United States of America.

Free the Browns from Tyranny!

October 31, 2007

People need to know about things like this. 

Fw: [LPCO] Free the Browns petition End IRS Tyranny

Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:34 pm (PST)

———- Forwarded Message ———-
Please consider signing the following petition. The Browns gained national attention when they armed themselves and held off the feds for eight months. Now it is your turn. Either ask to be shown the law or submit to tyranny.

The petition is for a fair trial in the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals and reads as follows:

Congress shall make no law respecting the right of the people to petition the government for a redress of grievances. (United States Constitution, First Amendment).

The case of United States vs. Edward and Elaine Brown was not about income taxes. For more than a dozen years, they simply asked the Internal Revenue Service to show them the law that specifically makes them liable to pay the federal income tax, all the while stating that if the government could do so, they would gladly pay all income taxes and never question the law again. Instead, the Internal Revenue Service ignored their requests, year after year, although the Browns were constitutionally entitled to an answer. Then, in 2004, after never responding to any of the Browns’ countless requests, the Internal Revenue Service, along with a SWAT team, U.S. marshals, and state and local police, raided Elaine’s office building and took each of the Browns, by force, into custody.

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor. (United States Constitution, Sixth Amendment).

Elaine Brown, representing herself and her husband, Ed, hand crafted more than 50 motions during the course of their trial. All legal experts who read the motions agreed that they were flawlessly written and all within the scope of the law and in accordance with established court procedures. All but a handful of the motions were denied, many without objection from the prosecution or without explanation. The Browns were not allowed to present witnesses, or evidence, or to cite case law. The jury was also instructed to return a verdict based solely on whether or not the Browns paid federal income taxes or filed tax returns for the years in question. Also, the Browns were technically not charged with a crime, they were charged with two penalty clauses. No indictment ever cited a statute that showed the defendants liable to pay an income tax or file a tax return.

Due to the fact that because the Browns’ constitutionally guaranteed rights were not honored, they now sit in prison, separated from each other. Their livelihood has been taken away, their property confiscated, and they have been financially destroyed. When they are finally released from prison, they will be homeless, penniless, unemployed, and in their 70s. No government employee, or public servant, has yet answered their question and showed them the law subjecting them to a federal income tax on their wages.

The Browns are being destroyed for asking a question. Furthermore, the Internal Revenue Service is illegally confiscating more than $3 trillion worth of property and assets for an alleged, and unproven, debt of only $650,000. Our servant government is obligated to answer their question, but instead it locked them up and destroyed their lives. This is unacceptable.

We hereby petition the United States government, specifically the United States Federal Court of Appeals, 1 Courthouse Square, Boston, MA, to reconsider the appellate denial of Edward Lewis and Elaine Alice Brown. We also petition the United States government to cease the seizure of the Browns’ properties and assets until such time that a fair trial, as defined by the United States Constitution, can be executed.

You can sign the petition at

http://www.petitiononline. com/brownirs

To end IRS Tyranny forever pass the Fair Tax to abolish the IRS and Income taxes, then repeal the 16th amendment to make sure it never comes back.

Blackwater members given IMMUNITY from shooting 17 Iraqi civilians « Mrs. Silence Dogood

October 30, 2007

Blackwater members given IMMUNITY from shooting 17 Iraqi civilians « Mrs. Silence Dogood

When you absolutely, positively, have to have the very best, Blackwater is the answer. That American General that got hit? Please note that it was not Blackwater International that was guarding him. It is in things like this that the Utilitarian comes out in me. As for the abuse of power question? Better judged by twelve than carried by six.

“Liberty is a word which, according as it is used, comprehends the most good and the most evil of any in the world. Justly understood it is sacred next to those which we appropriate in divine adoration; but in the mouths of some it means anything, which enervate a necessary government; excite a jealousy of the rulers who are our own choice, and keep society in confusion for want of a power sufficiently concentered to promote good.” —Oliver Ellsworth

Burn Baby, Burn…

October 25, 2007

As I read about the tremendous damage from the wildfires that ravage the stomping grounds of my youth I began to think about a few things.

STORY HERE: http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2007/10/25/news/top_stories/1_01_0110_25_07.txt

First, I noticed the paths of the fires. During the late sixties and early seventies, there were what at the time were described as the biggest wildfires in the states history. Those were in the same general areas, but remarkably not in the exact areas of the current burns. This has me thinking, albeit the fire science types will need to take a much closer look, that much of the current burn could well be related to what is called, “Downed Fuel.”  That, and it also appears to be concentrated in protected areas of Manzanita growth. Well folks that stuff, as a former Red Card Firefighter I can tell you, really burns with a ferocity that is difficult to comprehend.

As much as I despise my former haunts my prayers go out to those that are being displaced, and especially for those that have “One foot in the burn.”

Kazakhstan’s “Glorious” Neighbor Kyrgyzstan « Giving Up Control

October 25, 2007

Kazakhstan’s “Glorious” Neighbor Kyrgyzstan « Giving Up Control

An interesting take on the customs of people in other parts of the world. The comments are mostly quite thoughtful as well.

Seems as though this solution to the high cost of courting works for them, as disgusting as it appears to others. I mean? The money is one thing, but she better be very exceptional if a cow is also included in the bride price! ( Joke)

INFORMATION SOUGHT ON DEAD ELK

October 25, 2007

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is seeking information about a suspicious incident in the Hanks Creek drainage of Game Management Unit 61 where a bull elk was found dead. Unit 61 is located north and east of the San Miguel River on the west side of the Uncompahgre Plateau.
     
On Oct. 9 a local rancher reported finding the carcass of a large bull elk. Due to the position of the carcass and other factors, the rancher was suspicious of the cause of death. When Division of Wildlife officers examined the carcass they determined that the elk had been dead for at least a day and that the animal’s antlers had been removed.
     
Information can be provided to the DOW anonymously. Anyone providing tips abut this incident, if it is determined to be an illegal act, could be eligible for a cash reward. Also, because GMU 61 is a totally limited draw unit for elk, anyone providing a tip could also be eligible to receive a bull tag for the unit under the TIP(Turn In Poachers) program.
     
Anyone having any information regarding this incident should call District Wildlife Manager Mark Caddy at (970)327-4489 or Operation Game Thief at 1-877-265-6648.  

This is in the general area, or drainage that the all time record bull was collected. Those that kill an animal for the antlers alone are thieves that are stealing our public property, and heritage.
      
 

For more information about Division of Wildlife go to: http://wildlife.state.co.us.

Planet “on a hair trigger” … « Energy Smart

October 21, 2007

Planet “on a hair trigger” … « Energy Smart

More of the new religion as I call it. Can someone, anyone, please tell me when the Earth was not either cooling or warming? Glaciers have been falling into oceans for eons, the polar caps have expanded and receded forever, and man has had nothing at all to do with that.

and a time for war…

October 21, 2007

One of the most troubled regions in the world is about to have yet another round of warfare. Will this suceed in pacifying the area? I seriously doubt that it will. After all, when has there been peace there in all of known history?

source: http://atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/IJ19Df01.html

Pakistan plans all-out war on militants
By Syed Saleem Shahzad

An all-out battle for control of Pakistan’s restive North and South Waziristan is about to commence between the Pakistani military and the Taliban and al-Qaeda adherents who have made these tribal areas their own.

~snip~

Retirement in Alaska

October 21, 2007

Retirement in Alaska

Tom had been in the liquor business for 25 years.

Finally sick of the stress he quits his job and buys 50 acres of land in Alaska as far from humanity as possible.

He sees the postman once a week and gets groceries once a month. Otherwise it’s total peace and quiet.

After six months or so of almost total isolation, someone knocks on his door.

He opens it and a huge, bearded man is standing there.

”Name’s Lars, your neighbor from forty miles up the road. Having a Christmas party Friday night. Thought you might like to come. About 5:00.”

Great”, says Tom, “After six months out here I’m ready to meet some local folks. Thank you.”

As Lars is leaving, he stops. “Gotta warn you, be some drinkin’.”

Not a problem,” says Tom, “After 25 years in the business, I can drink with the best of ‘em.”

Again, the big man starts to leave and stops. “More ‘n’ likely gonna be some fightin’ too.”

Well, I get along with people, I’ll be all right. I’ll be there. Thanks again.”

“More’n likely be some wild sex, too”, Lars says.

Now that’s really not a problem,” says Tom, warming to the idea, “I’ve been all alone for six months! I’ll definitely be there. By the way, what should I wear?”

Lars replies, “Don’t much matter. Just gonna be the two of us.”


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Terrorism in America

October 21, 2007

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Where do I start..? Some here know of my background, and that may lend some credence to what I say. For others it will hinder that! )
I am a former FEMA Mass Casualty Incident Planner/Trainer among other things. I traveled to Africa,Europe and Israel several times learning about these sorts of things. We developed contingency plans for just about every scenario possible. That the veritable book that was written gets tossed every time something happens is not the fault of the people that prepared for what we know will happen some day. It is the fault of those that have their collective heads stuck in the sand, from Columbine to Katrina, that has been the rule.
It is also true that here in the Denver area, we are a target rich environment, especially what with the DNC being held here next year. I will not comment on what things are being explored as possible responses to the myriad possibilities.
I will comment though that I believe that there is simply not enough being done that would preempt a strike. So bomb dogs are trained differently by different agencies? So what, that is a strength in that it makes it more difficult for the bad guys to learn how to circumvent them. So behavioral studies are not complete? So what, you might just catch some creep that you did train for. So the people of America will burn out on being cautious and reporting suspicious behavior? So what, an awareness campaign just might be key to saving a lot of lives.

Folks, when it comes to our safety and freedom here in America, I simply refuse to lose.


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