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See Something, Say Anything You Want (because you won’t get sued)

Kaye Beach

Jan 27, 2011

Not if Pete King gets his way.   He’s a Republican by the way.  It’s hard to tell anymore, isn’t it?


He wants to grant immunity to busy bodies that report you when they think you are acting act weird.


With all of the reports that are sure to pour in since DHS Secretary, Janet Napolitano began her Wal Mart telescreen gig, this bill is bound to be a winner.

Pete might try listening to this expert;

“Director Michael Leiter complained that the NCTC receives ‘literally thousands’ of pieces of intelligence every day. Adding innocuous information about the everyday activities of Americans will only increase this burden on intelligence resources.” link

Instead of this one;  (results yahoo search “Pete King+IACP” first hit)

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Meet in office with Jim McMahon, the Deputy Executive Director of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and former NYS Director of Homeland Security. Good conversation and cooperation on terrorism. Jim is a terrific guy. LINK

Ahhh!  Second hit is worse!

Press Release of Senator Lautenberg

Police Chiefs Endorse Lautenberg, King Bill To Close ‘Terror Gap’

Lautenberg-King Bill Would Restrict Terrorists’ Access To Guns

LINK

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has announced its support for legislation — the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2007 (S.1237/H.R.2074) — Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Rep. Pete King (R-NY) have introduced to prevent terrorist suspects from purchasing firearms.


JoeFranzese writes;

Republican quislings Peter King of New York, Mark Kirk of Illinois and Mike Castle of Delaware have just introduced a new gun control bill that comes right out of this so-called “Rightwing Extremist” report.  I’m talking about H.R. 2159, the shockingly misnamed “Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2009.”  I call it the “Disarming American Citizens Act of 2009.” Read more about this awful bill

Does Pete King’s “R” stand for Ridiculous?  I knew I smelled IACP all over this guy.

But back to his current travesty…

Pete goes on and on  about Muslim extremists.  Has he been under a rock for the past few years?  It’s not just the Muslims that are at the other end of the end of the of the snitch state spy glass.  Not to say that it is a good idea to let Wal Mart people get away with ruining anyone’s life by siccing the feds on them for buying too many diapers or taking photographs, Muslim or otherwise.

…This might be a good time to look at who is working on the domestic “extremism” problem before you buy on to this nonsense. (See below)

It might not hurt to take a short trip back to the recent past either and see who the domestic extremists are in the eyes of Homeland Security and their Fusion Centers.

Here are just a couple of examples (there are many, many, more)

DHS: Rightwing Extremism report

lawmaker aims to protect tipsters on extremists

(AFP) – 1 day ago

WASHINGTON — A top US lawmaker unveiled legislation on Wednesday to protect individuals who tip off authorities to potential extremist threats from lawsuits, in the event that they turn out to finger innocents.

House Homeland Security Chairman Pete King introduced the “See Something, Say Something Act” as a shield for those “acting in good faith” and with “objectively reasonable suspicion” that a plot may be unfolding.

“Good citizens who report suspicious activity in good faith, should not have to worry about being sued,” King, a Republican, said in a statement released by his office, citing “frivolous lawsuits” in 2007.

Read More

Who decides what constitutes an extremist threat?

Experts…of course.

HSAC -The Homeland Security Advisory Council

The HSAC shall provide organizationally independent, strategic, timely, specific and actionable advice to the Secretary and senior leadership on matters related to homeland security.Link

The Council is comprised of experts from state, local and tribal governments, emergency and first responder communities, academia and the private sector. Link

Problems with HSAC?

Private Interests Influence Homeland Security Agenda: POGO Criticizes Conflicts of Interest & Secrecy of Advisory Council

HSAC -The Homeland Security Advisory Council

The HSAC shall provide organizationally independent, strategic, timely, specific and actionable advice to the Secretary and senior leadership on matters related to homeland security.Link

The Council is comprised of experts from state, local and tribal governments, emergency and first responder communities, academia and the private sector. Link

Check out the membership!

DHS Announces New Initiatives to Counter Violent Extremism in Communities

Six months ago, the Homeland Security Advisory Council’s (HSAC) “Countering Violent Extremism” Working Group–comprised of chiefs of police, sheriffs, community leaders and homeland security experts–made a series of recommendations to the DHS leadership.

HSAC Recommendations

The overarching goal was to incorporate efforts to counter violent extremism into pre-existing, community-oriented violent crime reduction efforts.

There were many great ideas in this report aimed at increasing public awareness of the threat:

– Develop case studies on recent events (Zazi, Ft Hood, Jihad Jane, etc) and use them to train local law enforcement
– Create public service ads to educate public on the threat and how to recognize characteristics of dangerous behavior
– Share threat info and assist with better security practices for faith-based communities
– Create a web sites for parents, caregivers, educators on human trafficking, hate crimes and predators.
– Develop a comment lexicon and definitions for “radicalization”, “extremism”, etc
– More focus on community-oriented policing

Six months later, DHS released the follow on guidance: Next Steps: Supporting Community-Based Efforts to Reduce Violent Crime (dated August 2, 2010)  DHS Fact Sheet
– DHS is developing standardized curriculum for state and local  LE
– Will host regional summits to discuss best practices
– More focus on educating the community on recognizing threats and how to report (expand the “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign)
– More partnering with communities and sharing threat info

The Southern Poverty Law Center and The Aspen Institute Helping Homeland Security Combat Domestic Extremism

Feeling safer?

The most troubling aspect of watchdog opportunism is their infiltration of law
enforcement. Watchdog organizations feed law enforcement agencies information in order to prompt them to go after their enemies, real and imagined. By alleging “dangerousness” on the basis of mere assumed values, opinions and beliefs, they put entirely innocent citizens at risk from law enforcement error and misconduct.–Laird Wilcox

The Watch Dogs

Two groups on the forefront of the Everything Un-American Team are now part of Homeland Security reports Stewart Rhodes of the Oath Keepers;

It’s Official: Southern Poverty Law Center Is Now Part of DHS

Read more about the Oath Keepers and their entirely American endeavor to support our military and police in keeping the oath they took to uphold the Constitution.  About Oath Keepers

Right now there is a family in New Hampshire whose brand new baby girl was taken from them at the Concord Hospital.

Oath Keepers have confirmed that the father’s association with Oath Keepers at least is a factor in removing this child from her mother’s arms;

We have confirmed that the affidavit in support of the order to take the child from her parents  states ,along with a long list of other assertions  against both parents, that “The Division became aware and confirmed that Mr. Irish associated with a militia known as the Oath Keepers.”

Here is the latest on the New Hampshire couple

(Oath Keepers is NOT a militia)

If the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Aspen Institute are officially advising DHS, we are in a heap of trouble. They have done enough harm already…

The Southern Poverty Law Center regularly conducts in-person training sessions for local, state and federal law enforcement officers by request. We focus on the history, background, leaders and activities of far-right extremists in the United States.
What is really disturbing is that the statistics and “facts” that the SPLC uses to train our Law Enforcement is provably FALSE, INFLATED and SKEWED!

In February 1992 USA Today reported that Klanwatch, a division of Morris Dees’ Southern Poverty Law Center, had identified a total of “346 white supremacy groups operating in the USA, up an alarming 27% from the past year.” Included were 97 Klux Klan and 203 alleged neo-Nazi groups.264

What Klanwatch apparently did was list any group they could find mention of, including groups only rumored to exist. These included the large number of “post office box chapters” maintained by Klan and skinhead organizations. Some Christian Identity“ministries” consist only one person and a mailing list and many “patriot groups” consist of but three or four friends.

They also listed many groups whose actual affiliation is neither KKK nor neo-Nazi and who would argue with the designation of “white supremacy.” In short, they misleadingly padded their list.When the SPLC releases their list, either in print or on the internet, it fails to contain actual addresses that might be checked by journalists or researchers.  Several listings refer to “unknown group” and the name of a city or town.

Lair Wilcox The Watch Dogs pg 79

Here is the latest document showing the SPLC and the Aspen Institute’s work with DHS;

Countering Violent Extremism Working Group

Another GOOD ONE, a publication from the DOJ in 2005;

Many local law enforcement initiatives are collaborative endeavors involving federal agencies (such as the ATF, FBI, or the Community Relations Service), large national non-governmental organizations (such as the SPLC or the ADL), or state and community organizations (such as local advocacy groups). Most states and large cities have hate crime task forces involving coordination of effort across agencies and levels of government, and with independent community organizations. Page 12

Also:

Advocacy Group Qualitative Data. Several
advocacy groups (e.g., Anti Defamation League
[ADL]; Human Rights Campaign, Southern Poverty
Law Center [SPLC]) continuously compile and
periodically disseminate reports and anecdotal
evidence of hate crime. Many of the incidents are
gathered through direct reporting to the organizations
or are gleaned from media accounts. These reports
constitute an important and underutilized source of
qualitative data on hate crime.–Law Enforcement Intelligence: A Guide for State, Local, and Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies

Here is a little backgrounder on the Southern Poverty Law Center from Sourcewatch

More:

The Southern Poverty Law Center got my full attention a few months ago with their completely unwarranted attacks on Oklahoma and other completely non-violent, upstanding Americans;

Why is the Southern Poverty Law Center picking on Oklahoma’s “Patriot” Activists?

Southern Poverty Law Center Publishes Patriot Hit List

Remember the MIAC Report?

Guess who helped fashion that bit of political propaganda masquerading as an intelligence report??

“In fact, there are entire passages in the MIAC report that are lifted verbatim from Southern Poverty Law Center,” said Wilson.

ALG Blasts Missouri Information Analysis Center

Want to go back a little further?  How about the Oklahoma City Bombing?

• Dees admitted that he had an informant at Elohim City as the teletype said. However, the coy attorney refused to elaborate on the  situation, except to say he had warned then-attorney general Reno, six months before the attack, that,
“(A)n attack on the government is planned by members of the far right.” –Morris Dees 2003
That conversation is ON RECORD!

More to come….

AxXiom

Declare Your Independence! (from Government Surveillance…)

I was a guest on Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock today. Topic; Government surveillance, Biometrics and the new documentary on the OKC bombing by Free Mind Films “A Noble Lie” (See links below for items discussed)

I’m on Hour 2 and into hour 3 (but the whole show is great!) http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Article/075291-2010-09-13-declare-your-independence-with-ernest-hancock-afternoon-september-13th-2010.htm

Envisioning the Future of the CODIS DNA Database

California Vision 2015

Jesse Trentadue, Salt Lake City Utah Attorney with a portrait of his slain brother, Kenneth Trentadue.

2009 Court Brief

“I didn’t start out to solve the bombing, I started out to find the men who killed my brother,” –Jesse Trentadue

This brief lays out what Jesse Trentadue has found to date as a result of his ongoing battle with the federal government to find out what happened to his brother Kenneth and why.

Fascination read!

More…

From OKC to Abu Ghraib: The Kenneth Trentadue Case

CIA Vaughan Index 2009

FBI surrenders documents that judge ordered
10-21-2005

J.D. Cash

More on Jesse Trentadue’s battle to find justice for his brother, Kenneth.


Terry Yeakey-Always a Hero

AxXiom for Liberty Live “High Resistance” Show Notes 11-3-10

“Your Body Is Your ID”  New Book!

QUOTE by Robert Mocny of US VIST Dept. of Homeland Security:

DHS“Information sharing is appropriate around the world, and DHS plans to create a ‘Global Security Envelope’ of internationally shared biometric data that would permanently link individuals with biometric ID, personal information held by governments and corporations.”

This book contains what Mark Lerner  has learned from being an insider into the boardrooms of the Biometric industry, from dissecting policy and working for years with legislators all over the country to craft legislation in order to stop what he discovered in those boardrooms was being planned for all of us.

His mission is to convey the meaning buried in the technical details of these super snooping systems and to unsnarl the facts and history about the issue and to present it to people who are in a position to do something about it.

YOUR BODY IS YOUR ID and DVD

Mark Lerner for The Constitutional Alliance

This book is a remarkable tool for anyone who is searching for a way to stop our country from being transformed by pervasive surveillance.


Order Here

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Poker Face

Paul Topete from Poker Face  spoke with us tonight. We discussed the band being targeted by the ADL (which is a whole show in and of itself!)

For an unbiased review of the problem of some of the supposed “Anti-Hate” non-profit organizations, read “The Watchdogs” by Laird Wilcox.

Poker Face video to Area 51 (The Nephilim)
video by D Rossiter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IeN6D1GG8I

“Poker Face” www.pokerface.com

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-I mentioned SIF in Oklahoma Public Schools (more to come on this one!)

SIF stands for Schools Interoperability Framework. In a nutshell, SIF provides specifications that enable data sharing between institutions.

Oklahoma Receives First Ever SIF Award Public Schools

CPSI is pleased to congratulate the Oklahoma State Department of Education (The Wave) as the Outstanding SEA/Vertical Implementation SIF Excellence Award. . . reflected in the creation and growth of a support network that encompasses CPSI as the contracting vendor, 13 participating student information system vendors and 540 state districts. The resulting effort is the largest SIF deployment in the country.

Read more

Bevely Eakman from her 2008 critically acclaimed speech “Edcation’s Role”
“Today, hundreds of seemingly unrelated pieces of data that reveal political leanings and parental views are fed into a “predictive” computer algorithm. What’s a predictive computer algorithm? Well, it’s a mathematical formula that sifts masses of information, then predicts what a person will probably do, given various hypothetical scenarios.”
read more of Beverly’s speech

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Kevin L Kobe

Kevin Kobe is currently running for Missouri State Representative in the 51st District.
He is writing the book: “Don’t Be Tread On: Propaganda, False Paradigms, and Civics” about how the Media and Government have manipulated the American English language to further political agendas and subvert the original intent of our Constitutional Republican form of government.

VOTE KOBE on Facebook

BOOK SNEAK PEEK

http://www.scribd.com/doc/36805203/Don-t-Be-Tread-On-Sneak-Peek-2

You Are Not The Enemy (Kevin’s writing on the MIAC report is included)

http://www.scribd.com/doc/34048141/You-Are-Not-the-Enemy-PolicePrimer-2009-2

I mentioned

“Today, hundreds of seemingly unrelated pieces of data that reveal political leanings and parental views are fed into a “predictive” computer algorithm. What’s a predictive computer algorithm? Well, it’s a mathematical formula that sifts masses of information, then predicts what a person will probably do, given various hypothetical scenarios.

Beverly in her 2008 acclaimed speech said;

“. . .data-mining actually started in the schools back in early 1980s, when it was called psychographics: a combination of socio-economic demographics and consumer trends. Psychographics is essentially a data-gathering strategy to sell products or services, like deciding where to place a new daycare facility or sell a new kind of cereal. In the process, however, personal and political leanings are revealed, and since everything is now computerized, it can be cross matched, analyzed, and transmitted.

SHOW NOTES for April 23, 2010


posted 4/25/10

SHOW NOTES for


April 23, 2010 Axiom for Liberty archived show

Special Guest-DAVID PACKMAN

The creator of the National Police Misconduct Statistics and Reporting Project


Did you know…

that the last time the US government bothered to gather any information about the problem of police misconduct in the United States was in 2002?

Injustice Everywhere
InjusticeEverywhere.com
National Police Misconduct Statistics and Reporting Project

David Packman:

“I’ve tried my best to make something positive come from everything that happened by creating the National Police Misconduct Statistics and Reporting Project in the hope that it can educate people about the issue of police misconduct and help improve attitudes towards victims, improve how victims of police misconduct are treated, and make it easier for them to find the kinds of help that were never available to me and my family.”

David’s story in his own words;

(As you read this story, please keep in mind that I was eventually found innocent thanks to security camera footage taken at the scene of the incident. The news stories that mention the video evidence that eventually freed me can be found here and the follow-up news weekly article: Justice Delayed. Also, I know it’s a long read, but I’ve tried to edit it down as much as I can.)

http://injusticeinseattle.blogspot.com/search/label/Funhouse%20Case


News about the incident;

Stab in the Dark

Funhouse Arrest Relies on Mob-Rule Verdict

http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/Content?oid=105174

Justice Delayed

Accused Funhouse Stabber Gets Sprung

http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/justice-delayed/Content?oid=133936


News Feeds on Twitter;

Injustice Twitter Feed

www.twitter.com/InjusticeNews

National Detainee and Prisoner Rights News feed
http://www.twitter.com/InjusticeNews2
RSS News Feed;

http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/39610586.rss

Worst Police Misconduct Videos of 2009

The Orwellian dream realized of 24/7 monitoring of civilian life appears to be a double-edged sword for police, though it’s also true that they continue to fight to keep such videos under wraps… many more videos were mentioned in reports that never made it out to the public.

We mentioned Hope Steffey’s case;

The video obtained by Hope Steffey’s lawyer and released to the public represents only a fraction of Hope’s actual torture by the Stark County sheriffs department in Ohio. The video is difficult to watch, but it’s very important for people, particularly Americans, to know that this outrageous crime has taken place in their country. The legal outcome of this case could determine what kind of country the United States becomes. If this level of injustice and brutality towards American citizens by their own law enforcement agencies and legal system is condoned and not corrected, the real possibility of humiliating and painful torture exists for all Americans. http://www.sott.net/articles/show/151009-US-Woman-Hope-Steffey-Brutalised-and-Strip-Searched-by-Male-Officers

Laws in some states keep Information about misconduct secret.

http://www.injusticeeverywhere.com/?p=1561

Links to the open record laws of each state. Scroll down to “Record Categories — Open or Closed” and then to “Police Records.” There you will find the state’s law on investigatory documents

SEE www.suffolkmedialaw.com

Injustice Everywhere- Incident Map

http://www.injusticeeverywhere.com/?p=1615

If you find this gentleman’s work as valuable as I do, please help him by going to Injustice Everywhere and clicking the donate button on the left.

Thank you David, for all of your hard work!

James Lane, co-host of Radio Free Oklahoma and founder of Oklahoma We Are Change joined us for the first part of the show

Andrew Griffin of the Red Dirt Report and the Oklahoma Watchdog gave his observations on the political antics in Oklahoma over the last couple of weeks. He shared his thoughts about McCains’s Senate Bill 3081.

Charles Key was treated to fabricated quotes by the Associated Press;

Keep the power in hands of people

Oklahoma State Representative Charles Key

On April 13, the Associated Press released a story about militias that claimed, among other things, that I was considering filing legislation for a state-authorized militia next year in Oklahoma. This was simply false. I had made it clear several times in the interview that I had no intention to file, knew of no other legislator who was planning to file such legislation, and hadn’t discussed the possibility with anyone.

Two days later, in a meeting with the reporter and his supervisor, it was revealed that the AP had decided to write a story on the militia. They were determined to find a connection to the tea parties, conservative legislators and other grassroots constitutional organizations one way or another. The story not only attributed false statements to me and others but also went national to a willing press who repeated the false information over and over.

Why did this happen? Will the media probe this question of how they got it so terribly wrong with as much zeal as they pursued their pre-determined effort to make a connection between militias and conservatives? I wouldn’t bet on it.

I believe the bigger issue that we face today is this: Will we return to the principles our nation was founded upon or will we continue to devolve to an inferior political system and fade into history?

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20100420/OPINION01/4200321/Guest-editorial-Keep-the-power-in-hands-of-people

Andrew Griffin from Oklahoma Watchdog;


Key demands Associated Press retraction

By ANDREW W. GRIFFIN Oklahoma Watchdog, editor Posted: April 22, 2010 andrew@oklahomawatchdog.org OKLAHOMA CITY — State Rep. Charles Key (R-Oklahoma City) sent out a press release late last week noting that he had been misquoted in an April 12 Associated Press article. As Key wrote in a piece headlined “Keep the power in hands of people,”

Read More;

http://oklahoma.watchdog.org/673/key-demands-associated-press-retraction/

Deborah Stevens Producer and co-host of Rule of Law Radio
Joined us with commentary on the wiretapping laws.

We razzed the Southern Poverty Law Center for their efforts to demean some of the most beloved activists of the Liberty movement today;


Back Fire!

Republic Magazine just got picked up for national distribution by Barnes & Noble, website membership is over 22,000 and we’ll be updating the site very soon to kick it into overdrive.

Patriots Report-Memberships are UP!

Amanda Teegarden Exec. Director of
OK-SAFE, Inc. Oklahomans for Sovereignty and Free Enterprise, joined in to tell us about some upcoming
events
and discuss some of the
alarming changes
that we are witnessing in government
. These are changes that started long before President Obama took office and transcend partisan politics.

Her research and our mutual interest in state
Fusion Centers
was briefly touched upon as well.

Some additional documents on
Fusion Centers

A big thank you to all the great guests from Fridays show!

Southern Poverty Law Center Publishes Patriot Hit List

Chuck Baldwin
April 21, 2010

In a report on its web site dated April 2010, entitled “Meet The Patriots,” the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) profiled “36 individuals at the heart of the resurgent [patriot] movement.” (In reading the list, I counted only 35 “patriots” and 5 “enablers” for a total of 40. I’m not really sure how the SPLC came up with “36.” Perhaps their ability to count is commensurate with their ability to appreciate patriotism and liberty.) The SPLC (founded by Morris Dees) sees itself as America’s guardian against “right wing militias” and loves to label conservatives and libertarians that it doesn’t like as “extremists.” The SPLC is one of the most ultra-liberal organizations in the country and should be dismissed as a group of paranoid leftists, not worthy of thought or mention.

The sad truth is, however, our federal government has chosen to exalt the SPLC to the position of being its “go to” source for information regarding “potential domestic terrorists” and similar characterizations. As a result, the information and reports disseminated by SPLC wind up in police reports and bulletins all over the United States. As an example, the SPLC had its fingerprints all over the infamous MIAC report. One could even question whether the SPLC is merely a front organization for Big Brother.

http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/baldwin/100421

Why is the Southern Poverty Law Center picking on Oklahoma’s “Patriot” Activists?

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04/02/2010



Why is the Southern Poverty Law Center picking on Oklahoma’s “Patriot” Activists?


Kaye Beach from Radio Free Oklahoma goes solo-debut show.

Special Guests, Jeff Davis from the Georgia Heritage Council, Bob Donohoo, a member of the John Birch Society and Amanda Teegarden, Executive Director of OK-SAFE, Inc. give their thoughts on their organizations being targeted by the SPLC as “Patriots”   Chris Emery from Radio Free Oklahoma makes a surprise appearance,  gives some excellent commentary about the SPLC and provides  some much appreciated moral support to Kaye as she does her first show.

*Note to self-avoid reading on air!


archives

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“Whatever you do will be insignificant,

but it is very important that you do it.”

— Mahatma Gandhi

Of all the topics I want to cover, the Southern Poverty Law Center doesn’t even qualify for the top 100.

I chose to cover this due to a sense of urgency. The SPLC is ramping up and apparent campaign to demonize those who are lawfully and peacefully trying to exercise their civic duty through various forms of activism. This country desperately needs the sensible input that ordinary Americans can provide and our neighbors are rising to that task, becoming aware and actively involved in their governance.

I feel very protective of these people who are pushing past their comfort zone to engage in legal, constitutionally protected activities and see some of the material being promoted by the Southern Poverty Law Center as terribly unjust. The actions of the SPL also serve to illustrate tactics that are widely used by those who would like nothing more than to see this resurgence of civic engagement just disappear so that they can continue to benefit from ill gotten gains in peace.

Unfortunately this kind propaganda is used to poison our connections to one another. If we don’t understand what is happening and why, we tend to simply react in ways that divide us and to redirect our ire towards one another rather than the real issues at hand. Let’s not allow ourselves to be so easily diverted.

Be skeptical. Whenever I am treated to an earful of negative information about any person or group my first reaction is to wonder why the source is giving me the information.

Then I decide whether or not it is relevant to myself or the matter at hand. Lastly, if the information passes the “smell test” I will then want to know if it is factual.

Sometimes, the first step of considering the source is as far as it will get, especially if the source or motivation of the source is obviously suspect.

This is exactly the approach I took with the materials being published by the SPLC except I went above and beyond my normal process for evaluating information due to the seriousness of the statements and insinuations made by the SPLC.

Rage on the Right” By Mark Potok

Intelligence Report, Spring 2010, Issue Number:  137

Summary of the Southern Poverty Law Centers report about “Patriot” Groups

The SPLC says that “Patriot” groups espouse extreme “anti government” doctrine. They are nutcases that spend their time fretting over imagined conspiracies that have no basis in reality and that they are mentally unbalanced, paranoid types of people who’s central purpose is to oppose the” New World Order” which is the delusional idea that the federal government is plotting to include the US in a one world government.

Due to weak kneed politicians who are guilty of pandering to this slobbering hoard of armed, anti government slobbering madmen, 37 states have introduce inane Tenth Amendment Resolutions which are based on some obscure constitutional “provision” for keeping those powers not authorized to the federal government reserved to the states.

These anti government “patriot” groups were first formed in the mid 90’s, seeded by racists but they hate the government worse than minorities because of a unifying vision of tyrannical government inspired by the “deaths” of 76 Branch Davidian’s during a law enforcement siege in Waco TX. We should be scared to death of these people because patriot groups are often prone to violence as evidenced by the OKC bombing that killed nearly 200 people.

According to the SPLC these people are not only mentally incompetent and extremely anti government in their doctrine but they are now “seething with anger” fueled by racist concerns with the changing demographics in our country. Some of the issues near and dear to the hearts of these lunatics are liberal policies such as healthcare reform legislation and immigration policy. I gather from the report that the Tea Party groups are in grave danger of being infected by the insane ideologies of these undesirables that lurk among them.

The SPLC notes that the majority of Americans shares a similar distaste and distrust for the government at the present time. Does the Southern Poverty Law Center believe that this means that most Americans are dangerous extremists?

If some of the organizations that the SPLC names really are guilty of the many afflictions that are being ascribed to them, this report would certainly be relevant to me. I have done some fact checking and have found the SPLC’s information to be flawed beyond all credibility.

I cannot vouch for all the groups or individuals being targeted by the SPLC but considering the source, I wouldn’t be quick to t make any judgment on them based on the words of the SPLC.

As for the groups from Oklahoma that were represented on this show, I know better. To say that they are being targeted unjustly by the SPLC is an understatement.

This is an effort to stifle dissent and make money doing it-plain and simple. It is wrong no matter who is doing it or what group it is being done to!

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APRIL 2, 2010     Show 01

NOTES

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.  If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat.  If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

–Sun Tzu

The Art of War


Political Backlash “Southern” Style

With little regard for fairness or facts-The Southern Poverty Law Center’s logic and tactics mirror the very kind of ugliness they claim to oppose.

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Special Guest Jeff Davis of the Georgia Heritage Council

Mr. Jeff Davis from the Georgia Heritage Council provides some history about the SPLC and shares some of his anecdotes including one very good example of Backfire that involved the Jefferson Davis Beauvoir Mansion, Southern Confederate Soldiers in full regalia including Black Confederates, 9 sniveling  KKK members and the NAACP.

Jeff Davis is a retired radio-TV journalist living in Gainesville, GA. Active in civic and political affairs, he is past president of the Georgia Jaycees and former campaign chairman of the Georgia Republican party. He volunteers as chairman of the Georgia Heritage Council. He is a collateral descendant of President Jefferson Davis and a member of SCV Camp 1404 in Gainesville and National Chairman of Public Relations and Media for SCV.

The Georgia Heritage Council

The Georgia Heritage Council is a group of Georgia citizens taking action to correct the recent abuses of trust by our State government with respect to our heritage.  We cannot stand by as public officials trample our liberties, deny our history and malign our symbols and our religious faith.  “Summer soldiers and sunshine patriots” may choose not to stand with us, but like Thomas Paine in the 18th century, we believe the time to act is now.

http://georgiaheritagecouncil.org/site2/aboutGHC.phtml

Georgia Heritage Council-HATEWATCH

The collection of commentary, parody and news links below chronicles the “Hate Industry,” including the racial grievance pimps, hypocrites and demagogues in America.

http://georgiaheritagecouncil.org/site2/hatewatch.phtml

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Also featured were two Oklahomans responding to the dubious honor of being members of organizations listed as “Patriot” groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center

Gusest 1

Mr.Robert Donohoo

Section Leader, Oklahoma John Birch Society

JBS’s National Website

http://www.jbs.org/

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Guest 2

Amanda Teegarden

Executive Director of OK-SAFE, Inc.

I forgot to mention that OK-SAFE was contacted by Janet Wilson from the SPLC wanting to do a story on the organization. Ms. Teegarden rightly decided not to return the call.

**We made mention of OK-SAFE’s great internet radio show “America in the Balance” and in particular their recent interviews with Don Wyatt who helped develop DAARPA.  These shows dated 02/14/10 and 02/21/10

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Also included in The SPLC’s list of “patriot groups” from Oklahoma

Complete Okla list;

OKLAHOMA (5)
Constitution Party

Chandler
John Birch Society
Statewide
Oath Keepers
Statewide
OK SAFE, Inc. (Oklahomans for Sovereignty and Free Enterprise)
Tulsa
We the People
Statewide


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There is some dispute about the “Hate”  statistics

SPLC’s “The Year in Hate” misled about FBI hate crime statistics

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Items Referenced during the show;

Fusion Centers and the Missouri Information Fusion Center (MIAC) Report

Commentary on the MIAC Report;

Missouri Fusion Center Designates 75% of the Population as Subversives, Extremists

News- the MIAC Report

The eight-page report is labeled “unclassified” but “law enforcement sensitive” and includes numerous editing and design errors, including a misspelling of President Barack Obama‘s name. http://primebuzz.kcstar.com/?q=node/17825


The actual Report:

The Incomparable MIAC Report

NOTE: This is NOT a comic book.  It is an actual report that was put together by the  Missouri Information Fusion Center and disseminated to law enforcement agencies nationwide.

I am pleased to report that according to OSBI Director DeWade Langely, Oklahoma’s Fusion Center did not circulate or utilize this report when it was received.


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SPLC report: Radical Right Catches Fire

Number of “Patriot” Groups, Militias Surges by 244% in Past Year

Patriot groups have been fueled by anger over the changing demographics of the country, the soaring public debt, the troubled economy and an array of initiatives by President Obama that have been branded “socialist” or even “fascist” by his political opponents.

“This extraordinary growth is a cause for grave concern,” said Intelligence Report editor Mark Potok. “The people associated with the Patriot movement during its 1990s heyday produced an enormous amount of violence, most dramatically the Oklahoma City bombing that left 168 people dead.”

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/southern-poverty-law-center-report-radical-right-catches-fire-85951147.html

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Also as promised-Yes! RFID chips are Tracking devices.

Identification and tracking of persons using RFID-tagged items IBM Patent App. 2002

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Classic guides for activists;

Saul Alinski- Rules for Radicals

http://www.scribd.com/full/29352612?access_key=key-1m1s1iuodicleudu0k8q

Sun Tzu-The Art of War online

http://classics.mit.edu/Tzu/artwar.html

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The MIPT and the SPLC

Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism

Rise in Anti-Government Groups-MIPT Comments to News9

Experts Warn of Increase in Anti-Government Groups in U.S.-News9.com

http://www.mipt.org/rise-in-anti-government-groups-mipt-comments-to-news91

MIPT “POLLS” and Mr. Cid

http://www.scribd.com/doc/18931009/Oklahomans-Believe-Terror-Threat-High

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Other Undeserving Targets of the Southern Poverty Law Center;


William Lewis, a documentary film maker and Gary Franchi also take a hit.  I know these gentlemen well enough to say that there isn’t an ounce of hate in them.

Their film, Camp Fema,  is well researched and though the thought of internment camps is a disturbing one, we shouldn’t be too afraid to look.. The movie begins by asking the question Is it possible? and  provides some little known facts about the internment of Americans of Japanese decent during WWII.then goes on to lay out why we should be concerned.

I was familiar with Mr. Lewis’ work through his previous excellent films Washington Your Fired, and Beyond Treason.

I highly recommend Washington Your Fired as a primer on the changes to government and law since 9-11.

Washington Your Fired! promo

Have you ever wondered what all of those “terror-related” bills, passed over the last eight years, have collectively done to the U.S. Bill of Rights?  Do you really know what “Habeas Corpus” means?

Washington, You’re Fired explains all of those unfamiliar terms that keep getting thrown around in the press… “Posse Comitatus,” “Habeas Corpus;” “Torture.”  Includes breakdowns of The Military Commissions Act, The John Warner Defense Act, The USA PATRIOT Act, and other astonishing bills that you may not be familiar with, such as The Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act. This film captivatingly delivers an education into detrimental legislation that will affect generations of Americans to come. With Special Guests: Jonathan Turley, Meria Heller, Charles Goyette, Ann Wright

a clip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_VKQBiJYro


Beyond Treason was an eye opening documentary and as always, Mr. Lewis’s facts check out.

If I hadn’t already been sold on William Lewis, I admit, Camp Fema might not have made it onto my ‘films to see’ list just because the whole idea is, well, unthinkable.  I wondered how he would go about approaching a topic that for many is literally unthinkable.

He did though, and he did it well. See it and make up your own mind.

from Wikipedia

Beyond Treason is an 89-minute 2005 film by William Lewis and Joyce Riley.

It reveals a history of profiteering by chemical companies such as Monsanto Company who used war as an occasion to sell their latest products, such as agent orange. The film gives details of US government testing of chemicals on its own citizens such as Operation Whitecoat and MKUltra. The film makes a compelling case that this policy is responsible for Gulf War syndrome, still referred to by the US military as a ‘mystery illness’. The film suggests that the symptoms have a range of causes including cost cutting on safety equipment by military contractors, exposure to depleted uranium (DU) munitions or other unlicensed chemicals as well as intentional experimentation on American soldiers by the US military.

The documentary has been criticized by some for over emphasizing the dangers of DU. Beyond Treason won the Grand Festival Award at the 2005 Berkeley Film Fest. The film is accompanied by a CD that contains supporting information that depleted uranium was considered as an area denial weapon in 1943.

Indy Bay Reports;

Southern Poverty Law Center Takes Aim at Camp FEMA & Others

In its Spring 2010 Newsletter and a recent article about Colorado Public Television, SPLC appears to be becoming a mouth piece for an out-of-control government.

Is the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) running damage control for the Federal government? In Popular Mechanics denial fashion, its Spring 2010 newsletter and newest article are all but rejecting the widespread evidence about FEMA camps and they are taking potshots at a new documentary that includes information about FEMA. Considering the plummeting approval rating of the new President and Congress, the government must be feeling the pressure of anxiety among US citizens, especially with the outright anger caused by last year’s “leak” of the now-infamous MIAC (Missouri Information Analysis Center) report, the CNN attack piece on the Oath Keepers, and the fall 2009 release of the new film Camp FEMA, it seems likely that damage control is exactly what is going on.

[. . .]The William Lewis Films/Gary Franchi production opens with newsreel footage from the World War II era explaining the internment of Japanese Americans. At that time, the facilities were not referred to as “FEMA camps” (for those with questions, research REX 84), but were called War Relocation communities, as there was no Federal Emergency Management Agency at the time. What is revealed by the first two minutes of the film, however, is that of those relocated to these “communities,” more than two-thirds were American citizens, a fact that sets the stage for the rest of the well-documented film.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/03/12/18640676.php

a portion of the film can be seen here;

http://disclose.tv/action/viewvideo/32800/camp_FEMA_american_lockdown_2009_/

Camp Fema website

I became familiar with Gary Franchi first through his Magazine Restore the Republic. They I met his remarkable wife.  Gary lived up to both very well.  He’s smart caring and kind.

Here is the copy that won me over.  The whole issue is about REAL ID, a subject that I was already very familiar with.  No fluff, lots of facts and the issue made me a fan because it had some information in it that I still to this day have not seen covered anywhere else.  There was a small blurb about what happened to the DAARPA and Poindexter crew after Total Information Awareness, the creepy program that was ended in 2003 due to outrage from Americans and Congress alike.  Answer?  Singapore.  I got enough info there to dig in a little and short story is that it is true and the little I have written about it seems very fascinating to Singaporeans as I have gotten thousands of hits from that country on those pieces.

you can check out his monthly magazines here; his magazines here.

http://www.republicmagazine.com/

Anyone out there that offering such valuable  bits of  knowledge has my respect-these guys both have a knack for that.

Only fools take anything on someones word alone, much less the thoroughly discredited Southern Poverty Law Center and these people that they have tried to disparage are all the evidence I need that the center is not doing the work of good.

AxXiom

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End Notes


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Show Promo 04.02.2010