Sunday, July 31, 2005

Intimidation Tactics Aimed at California Minutemen

KFI radio in Los Angeles reports that the California Minutemen have had a busy week -- the most violent week to date, with threats of more violence to come.

The danger appears to be escalating to include not only drug runners who want the area the Minutemen are guarding cleared for trafficking but also illegal aliens waiting to enter the United States as well as intimidation tactics and death threats from pro-illegal immigration groups.

This week, according to Minutemen, a border patrol agent was severely cut by a sharp rock thrown from the Mexico side of the border.

There have also been numerous death threats. "I'm going kill all of you. The VFW is going to be blown up within a week," one caller claimed in one such threat.

Shots were fired from across the border again on Saturday night but no injuries were reported.

Last weekend, a group of Minutemen reported that two Mexican men near the border, carrying AK-47s, fired several rounds in their direction, as they were guarding the border.

Threats against the Minutemen and promises of continued confrontation have been reported over the past week from several pro-illegal immigration advocacy groups in all states bordering Mexico, where members of the Minuteman Project plan watches.


Friday, July 29, 2005

The Definition of Treason

Why the US Government doesn't stop the illegal alien invasion.

Pronunciation: 'trE-z&n

Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English tresoun, from Old French traison, from Latin tradition-, traditio act of handing over, from tradere to hand over, betray -- more at TRAITOR

: the betrayal of a trust : TREACHERY

: the offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance or to kill or personally injure the sovereign or the sovereign's family


It's an especially sickening and orchestrated plan that is selling out our nation's sovereignty, perpetrated by a cabal of globalists and the big business money men who own our elected officials and, by default, our non-elected officials.

There are several points to the overall plan that would combine the nations of Mexico, the United States and Canada, eliminating the middle class in the US and placing most citizens of all three nations at the same lower living standard while those who own most everything take even more.

Elements of the plan can be seen working separately toward the same goal:

... Allow the flow of illegals to continue unabated.

... Step up the rhetoric about "immigration reform" while stalling its implementation.

... Portray elements and groups in America against illegal immigration as "extreme," "unpatriotic" and "racist."

... Stall enforcement of laws regarding illegal immigration.

... Apply stricter enforcement against legal immigration regards the new "undesirables" in Africa, Asia and Europe.

... Use language concerning "immigration reform" to mask the goal of an outright amnesty for those from south of our border.

... Portray any possible attempt to secure the US border with Mexico as "futile."

... Pass legislation for "free trade" that allows even more illegal immigration and that destroys domestic business and erodes middle class influence.

In fact, it's even broader and worse than the above examples. The president and other elected officials have attempted to paint those trying to stop illegal immigration as "vigilantes" and criminals. Every arm of government, federal, state and even local, has attempted to strong-arm patriots in favor of "oppressed immigrants."

But why? Why would our elected representatives do this in the face of obvious threats to our national security and our economy – especially in the wake of the 911 attacks?

That's easy... the elected representatives do not represent American citizens. They represent the entities that own them in the corporations and, in some cases, higher up, the groups that actually run our country.

This is why the effort to secure our border appears to be "futile" and the government seems "unable" to stop it.

It's all being done by design...

For cheap labor for corporate donors: Big business has enjoyed several years of unabated watering-down of wages and benefits due, mostly, to illegals coming into the United States to "pick fruit." The illegals are also "doing the jobs Americans won't do." These are the jobs that Americans can't do because corporations enjoy hiring the illegal aliens illegally over American citizens in order to pay less wages and benefits.

For additional votes: Obviously illegals, once registered to vote, can vote for the party that helps get more illegals into the United States (both parties in this case), so that they can go to work for the corporations for less wages and benefits.

In order to meld the nations of America, Mexico and Canada into one big country: So that all workers inside the three nations can work for the corporations for less wages and benefits.

This is really the bottom line of the whole enterprise: Money. The individuals selling-out our nation's sovereignty — both elected and influential — are only concerned about this one item. And they aren't keen on the idea of letting something like our country's Constitution get in the way of their profits.

If there is another terror attack, so much the better for those implementing this enterprise. Nothing goes together with creating a two-class, welfare-warfare socialist police state better than the further elimination of individual rights.

The icing on the cake for the globalists inside, behind and in control of the Bush Administration and our other elected officials, is the fact that, regards terrorism, the American people are even asking for further state controls.

The CAFTA agreement, narrowly passed last week, is one aspect of the overall plan to begin eliminating our borders, while watering-down the standard of living for the disappearing middle class. Another aspect is the agreement already reached without public exposure, debate or consideration for the US Constitution.

I refer, of course, to The Council on Foreign Relations plan called, "Building a North American Community."

That's the agreement President George W. Bush was signing on to when he was at his ranch in Crawford Texas with Mexico's El Presidente Vincente Fox and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin back in March — the same meeting Bush was at when he referred to the Minuteman patriots as "vigilantes." And... it's the plan behind the other actions, inactions, potential bills and agreements the Bush Administration is involved in regarding illegal immigration.

A thorough reading of this plan — already being implemented without the knowledge (for the most part) or consent of the American people, but also WITH the tacit approval of their elected representatives — spells out a five-year plan for the "establishment by 2010 of a North American economic and security community" with a common "outer security perimeter."

"Community" means integrating the United States with the corruption, socialism, poverty and population of Mexico and Canada. "Common perimeter" means wide-open US borders between the US, Mexico and Canada.

Here are just a few of the jewels in the document:

... Employers can recruit low-paid workers from anywhere in North America. No more "illegal aliens" at all; employers can openly recruit foreigners willing to work for a fraction of US wages.

... Mexican trucks are allowed "unlimited access" to the United States, including the hauling of local loads between US cities.

... A "tested once" principle for pharmaceuticals, by which a product tested in Mexico will automatically be considered to have met US standards.

... The implementation of "the Social Security Totalization Agreement negotiated between the United States and Mexico." This will put illegal aliens into the US Social Security system.

... US taxpayers are required to create a major fund to finance 60,000 Mexican students to study in US colleges.

There is much more to the document. But with this agreement, CAFTA and the attitude regarding illegal aliens and border security by the Bush Administration and our elected representatives, it's easy to see that the elements are all in place for implementation.

Except for one more small detail...

The selling of our national sovereignty and the implementation of a two-class, welfare-warfare socialist police state also needs... an effective PR campaign.

Not to worry... that's being taken care of as well.

Already we are, once again, hearing that Bush "wants an immigration reform package" by the fall. The package he wants is the same one he's been pushing for several years and, especially, since his reelection: An amnesty bill disguised as a "guest-worker" program.

Only this time Bush plans an all-out pro-illegal immigration propaganda campaign to accompany the bill. In this campaign illegal aliens will be portrayed as "victims" of American "racists." The Statue of Liberty and patriotic music will permeate the commercials.

Bush and other conspirators in our government hope this campaign will lead to passage of the amnesty bill. Another sell-out of our national sovereignty, aimed at creating a "border-less North America" by 2010.

It's never really made sense, has it? The fact that we can pave and maintain thousands of miles of Interstate highway but... we "cannot secure our southern border." The fact that we can invade, occupy and "rebuild" a foreign nation but... we are "helpless to stop the invasion of millions of illegal aliens" into our own country. The fact that we can document and tax 300 million American citizens but... we "cannot locate or expel illegal aliens" from our country.

It doesn't make sense.

But President Bush, The Council on Foreign Relations and our other bribe-taking elected officials want you to believe their nonsense anyway.

For that matter... one has to wonder if our best and brightest and most able aren't in Iraq to keep them busy while this treasonous plan is implemented.

Nobody wants to believe that their president, senators and other elected officials might be traitors to The United States of America and its Constitution. But, by definition...

That's exactly what they are.

Bush Keeps Scouts Waiting

President Bush cancels appearance at tragic jamboree... again

Bowling Green, Virginia -- A gathering of Boy Scouts in Bowling Green, Virginia for a national Jamboree was planned under a cloud, began with a tragedy and continues in misery.

The idea that the Boy Scouts could even hold the Jamboree — held every four years at Fort A.P. Hill — has been the subject of a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union, which contends that the Defense Department's sponsorship violates the First Amendment because the Scouts require members to swear an oath of duty to God.

A federal judge recently ruled that the Pentagon can no longer financially support the event. If the ruling stands, the Boy Scouts of America would have to find another location for their next gathering.

In exchange for getting the use of the Army training base, the Scouts have spent about $20 million on base improvements that include road paving and plumbing upgrades. The Army uses the Jamboree as an opportunity to train its personnel in crowd control, communications and other logistical skills

The Bush Administration has refused to even contest the suit by the ACLU and only the appeal by the Boy Scouts to the ruling stands in the way of removing the organization from all military bases.

Which, after this year, might be okay with most Scouts.

The Jamboree of over 40,000 Scouts experienced tragedy at the very beginning of the event when four Scout leaders, who were erecting a tent, were killed when a tent pole touched a power line.

Killed were Michael J. Shibe, 49, Mike Lacroix, 42, and Ronald H. Bitzer, 58, all of Anchorage, Alaska; and Scott Edward Powell, 57, who had recently moved from Anchorage to Perrysville, Ohio. Shibe had two sons at the Jamboree and Lacroix had one.

The tragedy was witnessed by several Scouts.

The Scouts have been visited by grief counselors and leaders have decided to forge ahead with the jamboree in honor of the victims and their families.

The gathering especially looked forward to a visit from President Bush, in the wake of the tragedy, and the entire gathering endured sweltering temperatures in anticipation of the visit.

The Boy Scouts marched onto the reception field Wednesday singing and plopping down in the grass to wait for President Bush. The more than 40,000 Scouts, volunteers, and leaders attending the event had been standing in the sun about three hours when word came that Bush would not be there until Thursday.

In the interim, hundreds fell ill because of the blistering heat. About 300 people were hospitalized for heat-related illnesses after waiting hours while the scouts in attendance passed through security lines to see Bush.

The visit by the president was again postponed on Thursday.

Boy Scouts of America rescheduled its arena show for Sunday in the hopes that Bush will show the event — less than an hour's drive from the White House.

At the last Jamboree four years ago Bush's trip was also canceled because of "bad weather," in which lightning strikes caused minor injuries to two Scouts. Bush spoke to the group a day later by videotape.


Thursday, July 28, 2005

The Definition of Insanity?

NASA Grounds Shuttle Flights Over Foam Debris

SPACE CENTER, Houston — NASA said Wednesday it is grounding future shuttle flights because foam debris that brought down Columbia is still a risk — and might have doomed Discovery if the big chunk of broken insulation had come off just a bit earlier and slammed into the spacecraft.

A large chunk of foam flew off Shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank just two minutes after liftoff Tuesday morning. Shuttle managers do not believe it hit the shuttle, posing a threat to the seven astronauts when they return to Earth. But they plan a closer inspection of the spacecraft to be sure.

"You have to admit when you're wrong. We were wrong," said shuttle program manager Bill Parsons. "We need to do some work here, and so we're telling you right now, that the ... foam should not have come off. It came off. We've got to go do something about that."

The loss of a chunk of debris, a vexing problem NASA thought had been fixed, represents a tremendous setback to a space program that has spent 2 1/2 years and over $1 billion trying to make the 20-year-old shuttles safe to fly.

"We wont be able to fly again," until the hazard is removed, Parsons told reporters in a briefing Wednesday evening. "Obviously we have some more work to do."

Parsons said, "Call it luck or whatever, it didn't harm the orbiter." If the foam had broken away earlier in flight, when the atmosphere is thicker, it could have caused catastrophic damage to Discovery.

"We think that would have been really bad, so it's not acceptable," said Parsons' deputy, Wayne Hale.

Engineers believe the foam was 24 to 33 inches long, 10 to 14 inches wide, and just a few inches thick, only somewhat smaller than the chunk that smashed into Columbia's left wing during liftoff in January 2003.

NASA has said all along that Discovery's mission was a test flight designed to check the safety of future shuttle missions. Parsons refused to give up on the spacecraft that was designed in the 1970s.

"We think we can make this vehicle safe for the next flight," he said, declining to judge the long-term impact on the manned space program. "We will determine if it's safe to fly."

Atlantis was supposed to lift off in September, but that mission is now on indefinite hold. Parsons refused to speculate when a shuttle might fly again.

"Until we're ready, we won't go fly again," Parsons said.

In less than 36 hours, the euphoria of what initially looked like a picture-perfect launch on Tuesday evaporated thanks to images shot from just a few of the 100-plus cameras in place to watch for the very problem NASA announced.


Tuesday, July 26, 2005

A War by Any Other Name...

White House Drops 'War on Terror' Slogan

WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration has begun downplaying the "war on terror" in favor of "a global struggle against violent extremism," the New York Times reports.

Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the National Press Club that if something is a war "then you think of people in uniform as being the solution."

Myers said that while the military may be in the forefront now the long-term solution is more diplomatic, economic and political.

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld used the new terminology at a retirement ceremony Friday for the naval chief of operations. Rumsfeld said the country "wages the global struggle against the enemies of freedom, the enemies of civilization."

Officials told the Times that the new language is a product of meetings of President Bush's top national security advisers.


Bush Push Aims to Quiet Border Security Advocates

The White House attempts to build a propaganda machine to court Latinos and marginalize hard-liners.

WASHINGTON — After years of pandering to illegal aliens the Bush Administration is concerned that border security advocates are pushing Latinos away from the Republican Party and that the conservative wing of the Republican party is making inroads against its open-border policies.

The White House has hired political operatives to create a broad coalition of business groups and immigrant advocates to back a plan against the conservative wing of his own party and those groups taking steps to protect the US-Mexico border on their own and without the support of the federal government.

President Bush's push to pacify Americans concerned about national security and exploding illegal immigration has begun with the 2006 elections in mind.

Strategists say Bush's plan will go into action as soon as media focus on a Supreme Court vacancy has passed. The campaign is being planned to coincide with next year's campaigns for the House and Senate, in which Latino voters could be crucial in several states, and to thwart the growing independent effort to curb illegal immigration.

The new campaign is part of a broader White House strategy to forge a majority by drawing more minority voters from those being allowed into the country with the aid of the Mexican government and the tacit approval of the US federal government.

The president's propaganda campaign is aimed at the center of the controversy and will feature a softening of language, patriotic themes and a not-so-subtle attempt to make advocates against the open border policy seem childish and treasonous in their beliefs.

The campaign is to be called, "Americans for Border and Economic Security" and will be led by former U.S. Reps. Cal Dooley (D-Hanford) and Dick Armey (R-Texas). The chief organizer is one of the capital's most important White House allies: former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie, who has hosted preliminary meetings at his Washington lobbying firm just blocks from the White House and has been advising the RNC on minority outreach.

The effort is designed to help Bush take control of an increasingly contentious debate that has threatened to split the Republican Party.

In January 2004 Bush proposed a guest-worker program that would be open to many illegal immigrants already in the U.S. and to prospective workers abroad. Many since then have recognized this plan as an outright "amnesty" and since that time illegal immigration has increased dramatically, groups of American citizens have sprung up to handle the situation on their own and the president's own party has seen a drop-off in support of Bush's policies.

A guest-worker program is naturally favored by many Latinos, who want to flee poverty-stricken Mexico, and by businesses — many of them major GOP donors — that depend on a steady flow of illegal aliens from Mexico and other countries that enable them to offer lower wages with decreased benefits. The White House effort is aimed at satisfying these groups while pacifying moderates in the Republican party and undecided voters by appearing to promote tougher border security enforcement while, at the same time, giving added weight to Bush's original "guest-worker" proposal.

The latter focus is an attempt to mollify the increasingly vocal bloc of cultural conservatives in the GOP — some in the House leadership — who argue that undocumented workers present a security threat and take jobs that could be filled by Americans.

The issue has presented a quandary for Bush, who backed off his earlier calls for immigration changes after conservatives rebelled. Now, the White House hopes to defuse the situation and also reinvigorate the drive for the guest-worker program — but this time it wants to work in advance to ensure that the president is backed by a broad alliance of business and Hispanic advocacy groups.

There are signs, however, that the administration effort is running into problems even as it begins: Several key business groups are hesitant to join the new coalition, questioning whether the administration can separate itself from the anti-illegal immigration wing of the GOP that is promoting border security. And the party's leading voices favoring stricter limits on immigration, such as Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.), remain undaunted — pledging to intensify their efforts.

Coalition organizers say that makes their work all the more timely, coinciding with a burgeoning independent push by border security advocates.

"The politics of the Republican Party isn't going to change by itself. It needs help," said Terry Holt, a spokesman for Bush's 2004 reelection campaign, who works with Gillespie and is recruiting members for the new coalition. "Immigration needs advocates. And if those advocates engage, they can have a profound impact on the issue."

Referring to the Latino vote, which turned out in larger numbers last year for Bush than in his 2000 campaign, Holt added: "There are great opportunities for Republicans, and also dangers if we don't handle this properly."

Holt and Armey, who as House majority leader from 1995 to 2002 unsuccessfully challenged some of his fellow conservatives to soften their opposition to illegal immigration, said the new group's message would seek to isolate and demonize players such as Tancredo, who leads a House caucus that backs stiff border restrictions.

Holt and Armey say that Tancredo has succeeded in dominating the debate because of conservative talk radio and other advocates for limiting the influx of illegal aliens across the border. They hope that, with this new propaganda campaign, they can make inroads against the voices in favor of border security by using an orchestrated effort involving media sound bites and a well-funded media campaign.

"There's two voices right now, and the noisy one is what I call the slam-the-borders crowd," Armey said. "The voice we want to speak with — and the one that will be in unison with President Bush — is the voice that echoes those marvelous words on the Statue of Liberty."

"To me, the Tancredo wing appeals to the more prurient character of our nature," Armey added, purposefully describing the opposition with a word that is defined by "unwholesome interests" and "appealing to an unusual sexual desire."

Organizers of the media and political campaign say the new coalition is patterned after groups formed to press for Bush's overhaul of Social Security and his successful 2003 push for a Medicare prescription drug program — a new aspect of Republican strategy in which corporations and other interest groups are tapped to help move public opinion in favor of a policy initiative.

Corporations and advocacy groups with a direct interest in illegal immigration are being aggressively targeted for membership. Those being courted include Microsoft Corp., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and groups representing academic institutions, restaurants, hotels, landscaping firms, hospitals and nurses.

Organizers say this is the first time an effort has been made to bring these disparate groups together to focus on illegal alien issues.

The Bush Administration plans to charge admission into the pro-illegal immigration coalition for between $50,000 and $250,000 per slot. The proceeds are expected to pay for a political-style campaign for an approach to illegal immigration that combines the promise of heightened border security with a guest-worker program of some sort, creating an environment that the White House believes will be more favorable for Bush to step back in front of the growing controversial issue.

Congressman Tom Tancredo says the administration is simply forging an alliance with business executives who view illegal immigrants as a path to greater profits.

"They know this has nothing to do with Hispanic votes," he said. "They're trying to cover what their real motive is, which is to supply [business] with cheap labor, to not close the spigot of cheap labor…. But they've lost in Congress. They've lost the public. And now they're in damage control."

Tancredo says that Bush is in bad spot politically, caught between public opinion favoring restrictive immigration policies and corporate interests that want looser policies. He said the apparent plans being laid by the new coalition seem to contrast with the message Bush gave to House leaders during a recent White House meeting: that the borders must be secured.

"I think he is trying to figure out a way to triangulate here," Tancredo said.

Corporate supporters of Bush, being courted by the new coalition, expressed disappointment at newly unveiled legislation from Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) that would create a strictly enforced guest-worker program that would require illegal immigrants to leave the country before applying for the chance to work legally. The White House has not endorsed the measure, but business lobbyists fear that Bush may fold to political pressure.

Another measure, sponsored by Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), would set looser restrictions and allow undocumented workers to apply for guest-worker status without going home first. The White House has not given its opinion of this proposal either... leery of taking a stand on the issue that might alienate open border activists, its corporate supporters or members of its own political party.

There are about 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States, according to several conservative estimates.