Google CEO Larry Page has rapidly positioned Google to become an indispensable U.S. military contractor.
Google recently purchased Boston Dynamics, a robotics pioneer that produces amazing humanoid robots for the U.S. Defense Department.
This development invites attention to Google’s broader military contracting ambitions — especially since Boston Dynamics is the eighth robotics company that Google has bought in the last six months.
Newt’s World Order Confronted by We Are Change Colorado
By WACC media group
Newt Gingrich recently came to Denver’s own terrorism museum called The C.E.L.L. to promote the Global War on Terror and talk about his less than totally secret plans to possibly make a run for president in 2012. We Are Change Colorado was there as we hoped to participate in the Q&A sessions and ask Mr. Gingrich some of the tougher questions. The Center for Empowered Learning and Living, or The C.E.L.L., is the first museum dedicated specifically to the subject of terrorism. The C.E.L.L. opened in downtown Denver on September 11, 2008. It encourages participants to shed their preconceived notions on the ideologies and aims of international terrorism. It also has a new name: The Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab. We did an investigative piece on The C.E.L.L. shortly after they opened and exposed who is behind this 6 million dollar piece of ‘nonprofit’ propaganda. Follow the money as they say, and when we learned who funded and promoted this place, as well as the agenda being pushed inside the museum itself, the true motives behind this ‘terrorism museum’ became all too apparent. The full investigative article and video can be found here.
As Mr. Gingrich came on stage he was met by many who came to see him talk with Denver Post editor Greg Moore about our need to be more vigilant in fighting terrorism both domestically and overseas. It seems that it can be counted on that the Denver Post will be a nice little pro War on Terror publication from now on. Interestingly enough, the Denver Post ran several articles praising Mr. Gingrich the day after his appearance. As the presentation got underway Greg commented about Newt’s possible presidential run in the coming election. Someone shouted from the audience, “Yeah, Newt for President!” This garnered cheers and applause from the audience. The voice rang out loud and clear again “Newt for President!” Newt and Greg were all smiles, lapping up the apparent support for his run at the White House. What happened next surprised most seated in the opera house.
So what did they mean by New World Order, anyway? Well maybe the best people to ask would be the politicians who have used that phrase over and over again. G. W. Bush used it over 200 times. Bill Clinton, Gary Hart, Gordon Brown, Merkel, Sarkozy, Chavez, Ahmedinijad, Kissinger, and yes, even Obama has called for an “International Order”. The New World Order is essentially tiny elite ruling over everyone else. As the late George Carlin would say “it’s the ‘big club’ and you’re not in it.”
Global government and the War on Terror are now coming to a town near you. If you have anything unpopular to say you could be labeled a terrorist. Local police departments in recent years have been granted direct access to Federal databases maintained by The Department of Homeland Security and supplemented by nongovernmental organizations. Free speech is being very carefully eroded, and even the right to record a public officer has been made illegal in some states. The Department of Justice recently sent out a memo entitled ‘Communities Against Terrorism’ encouraging people to report anyone handing out “extremist literature.” ALL literature, even ‘extremist literature’ is protected by the first amendment, commonly known as free speech. If we follow all of these steps to their logical conclusion, we will certainly have a police state on our hands in short time.
There is also lot of buzz coming from DHS about ‘homegrown terrorism’ when what they actually mean to say is that the American populace is waking up and finding out they’re being lied to. The widespread free-flow of information on the internet has sparked an enlightenment as to how government, banks and corporations actually function with regards to personal life and the rest of the world. This in turn has led some to join together to do the one thing they still can: protest. The vast majority of these groups are peaceful and non-violent, and though they do dissent, most are only interested in spreading information and raising awareness. It’s quite alarming then to see peaceful groups like We Are Change, a non violent political activist/media group and The Oathkeepers, a group of active duty military, veterans and police, listed as potential hate groups on the SPLC website. While ‘domestic terrorism’ tends to refer to people linked with supposed terror groups abroad such as Al-Qaeda, the IRA, etc., this newer phrase ‘homegrown terrorism’ seems to be referring to anyone in the United States with a negative opinion of the government. There has also been speculation in the media as to whether or not the focus of the war on terror needs to be shifted to the domestic front. If you haven’t noticed your local police departments gearing up for this, just take a look at all the new equipment most metropolitan departments have acquired in recent years, from armored personnel carriers to sound cannons to x-ray vans. Naturally the elite have to generate support for this and it provides great opportunity to confront them when they come to rub elbows with their financiers and admiring public on their speaking/book-signing/campaigning tours.
In addition to the Newt event We Are Change Colorado joined with their fellow group in Colorado Springs (one of the largest military cities in the country hosting NORTHCOM, NORAD and much more) and hit the NWO hard with a big protest/rally on 9/11/10, passing out hundreds of DVDs and displaying many large signs and banners to passersby which resulted in two members being arrested for using amplification devices (a.k.a. bullhorns). It has come to our attention that these last two actions that We Are Change Colorado participated in have agitated the elitist community here in Denver so much so that we have actually received warnings from our sources about both incidents, raising our concerns that we may be at risk of being singled out in the future.
Some will certainly question the journalistic merit of employing a tactic like this; however we have attended The C.E.L.L. events before and have not been given a fair chance to ask real questions. All questions taken by The C.E.L.L.’s guest speakers must be submitted on an index card and are pre-screened prior to the Q&A session which means nothing but softball questions supporting the agenda being pushed will be asked. Newt Gingrich along with the Republican Party are saying we need to end the war on terror in ten years; not now, of course, but in ten years. I suppose that does sound like a compromise to some who remember John McCain saying ‘100 years’. Gingrich is clearly posturing to run for President in 2012, and his talking tour which focuses on terrorism and what he describes as the current administration’s LACK of persistence and severity in the war on terror is designed to generate steam for his campaign. He is for Carbon Taxes, body scanners, implantable microchips, and is a Council on Foreign Relations member; a consummate globalist. As you can see in this video, he means serious business when it comes to his definition of security and combating terror, and to have someone like that at the helm would be a frightening thing indeed.
The strategy for implementing the New World Order has for some time been painstaking incrementalism; taking the smallest of steps towards a closed society so as not to alarm the public with any bold sweeping changes in policy. One of these steps being taken now is the restriction of recording devices in public, more specifically as it pertains to police, private security, and federal and state buildings. More and more people are being told they cannot video tape public officers in public places… does that sound funny to anyone else? There are literally thousands of videos on the internet now of police officers going way beyond the call of duty; the other way, that is, committing crimes and acts of violence towards citizens. Many officers have had to face the consequences of their negligent and/or criminal actions in the face of rock-solid video evidence in court as well as perjury charges for having lied about it in the first place; however this has led some departments to claim that recording police could interfere with their ability to enforce the law. There are some instances where people have been charged under a wiretapping law, and the states of Illinois, Maryland, and Massachusetts are taking steps to make it illegal to record police altogether. Public surveillance (CCTV) is on the rise here in Denver as in other major cities around the globe and the message is clear: “we have the right to record you; you do not have the right to record us.” Even though it is still perfectly legal to record police in Denver, we are frequently asked to stop, and of course we politely decline.
We are supposed to have the right to privacy and freedom from unreasonable search and seizures here in America; the right to travel freely; the right to free press, free speech, and the right to film in public for our own protection. We have all of these rights as outlined in the Constitution. They are not granted by government, but are inalienable, meaning that they are yours by the mere fact that you exist. Not only do you have them, inalienable actually means that you could not give them away, even if you wanted to. That’s how the founding fathers saw it. That is America folks. That is what our military and law enforcement agencies have taken an oath to defend.
|Posted on: Monday, October 25, 2010|
A former police officer was convicted on Thursday of lying about a collision with a bicyclist who was taking part in a Critical Mass ride in Times Square in 2008 — an altercation that was videotaped and became a viral presence on the Internet.
The jury found the officer, Patrick Pogan, 24, guilty of filing a criminal complaint that contained false statements concerning the cyclist, Christopher Long, including an assertion that Mr. Long knocked Mr. Pogan down by intentionally steering his bicycle into him. (The video showed that Mr. Pogan remained on his feet, while Mr. Long flew to the pavement.)
Mr. Pogan’s conviction carries a maximum sentence of four years in prison.
Mr. Pogan, who resigned from the Police Department after the episode, was also convicted of a misdemeanor for attesting to the complaint’s truthfulness, even though it contained a warning against making false statements.
But Mr. Pogan, who was in his 11th day on the force when the collision happened, was acquitted of a misdemeanor charge of reckless assault.
Prosecutors had contended that Mr. Pogan should have known that the force he used on Mr. Long presented a substantial risk of injury. None of the jurors, who reached their verdict in the third day of deliberations, were available for comment.
But Mr. Long said in an interview he was pleased with the verdict, in part because it would prevent Mr. Pogan from becoming a police officer again.
“The worst of it is he lied, and fortunately the jury saw it that way and convicted him on those charges,” Mr. Long said. “I don’t think he ever really intended to assault me.”
Mr. Pogan, who is scheduled to be sentenced on June 23, wore a blank stare as the verdict was read. He left the courthouse without commenting.
Outside the courthouse, Stuart London, Mr. Pogan’s lawyer, said he was pleased that his client was exonerated of assault, but was disappointed in the convictions.
“The important part to remember is, regardless of what’s on these documents, if at the time you filled them out you believe you’re being truthful, then that’s really all that should matter,” Mr. London said.
The collision between Mr. Long and Mr. Pogan occurred during Critical Mass, a monthly group ride that is viewed by the Police Department as a way for agitators to rile up the police.
Bill DiPaola, the director of Time’s Up, a cycling and environmental advocacy group, said he hoped the trial, which lasted about a week, would force the police to change the way they treat riders.
Mr. Long took the witness stand, and the bulk of the cross-examination focused on his background, which he admitted included frequent marijuana use and causing the death of a man in a traffic accident.
During Mr. Pogan’s testimony, he acknowledged that he told both his sergeant and an assistant district attorney that Mr. Long knocked him down with his bicycle, but characterized that as an honest mistake. He said he had confused the initial collision with two later instances in which he went to the ground while trying to handcuff Mr. Long.
The jury also acquitted Mr. Pogan on charges that he falsified the initial arrest report filed after the collision. (Mr. Long initially faced charges of attempted assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, but they were all dropped.)
The jurors apparently placed significance on Mr. Pogan’s testimony that his sergeant filled out and filed the arrest report, which Mr. Pogan did not have to sign.
The acquittal on the assault charge was perhaps indicative of the public’s belief that police officers should be given latitude to use force when they perceive a threat, said Philip Karasyk, a defense lawyer who regularly defends police officers.
“When an officer puts on that badge and uniform, he’s not feeling a heightened sense of security — he’s feeling a heightened sense of insecurity and a sense of being on guard,” he said.
Colin Moynihan contributed reporting.
A former rising star at the CIA accused of drugging, raping and taping Muslim women while stationed in the Middle East appeared before a federal judge in Virginia today after skipping a pre-trial hearing more than a week ago and going on what sources called an apparent drug binge. Andrew Warren was arrested after an intensive search by federal officials concerned he might be a danger to himself.
According to two federal law enforcement sources, drug paraphernalia and a handgun were found in the Virginia motel room where Warren, former CIA chief of station in Algeria, was arrested. Warren sat in a wheelchair during his Monday afternoon court appearance.
A person close to Warren told ABC News that State Department officials began searching for Warren 11 days ago after he missed a routine pre-trial appearance and could not be found. “His phones were shut off, and none of his family or friends had heard from him,” the person told ABC News.
Warren, 42, was located after federal law enforcement officers reached out to his friends and family, warning them that they were concerned for Warren’s safety and believed he was armed and consuming crack cocaine. He was arrested by local police, U.S. Marshals and the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service at a Norfolk, Virginia Ramada Limited hotel late Monday. He was taken by law enforcement officials to a local hospital.
The former station chief’s fall from grace has been dramatic. According to two former CIA officials, Warren was a rising star at the CIA. He was a fluent Arabic speaker who had converted to Islam, making him an ideal officer in the Middle East for the intelligence agency. Officially, however, CIA has refused to acknowledge Warren was their spy.
Before being posted to Algeria, Warren had served in Egypt, Afghanistan, and a stint in that CIA domestic station in New York. It was in New York, a few years after 9/11, that supervisors spotted him as a potential star, ready to be deployed around the world as a spy. Within a very short time – four years – Warren had been posted as station chief in Algeria.
Warren worked for the agency in the Middle East until October 2008, until he was recalled from the region and then fired after two women came forward and accused him of rape, accusations which were first reported by ABC News’ Brian Ross in January 2009. He was charged with one federal count of sexual abuse in June.
BY ROCCO PARASCANDOLA
DAILY NEWS POLICE BUREAU CHIEF
Tuesday, April 20th 2010, 4:00 A
A pillow fight might seem like harmless fun – but try telling that to the NYPD.
Cops on alert for unrest recently conducted surveillance of a giant pillow fight in Union Square, sources told the Daily News.
There were no arrests at the April 3 event – touted as hipster performance art attended by hundreds of people – and no indication beforehand that anything violent was brewing, sources said.
“The NYPD assigns both uniformed officers and plainclothes officers, from Intel [Intelligence Division] or otherwise, to make certain disruption associated with these and similar events in the past don’t get out of hand,” said Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne, the NYPD’s top spokesman.
But police sources involved in the surveillance complained it was a waste of time. The pillow fight “was just about a bunch of high school kids goofing off,” one source said.
Kevin Bracken, the 23-year-old organizer who has irked cops by producing dozens of daffy public events without getting permits, said the attention paid to the pillow fight was over the top.
The NYPD visited him before and after the event to warn him he could be arrested because he did not have a permit, and they visited his mother on Long Island.
“They said, “We need to talk to your son,” Bracken said. “These were Intel guys who had been to my house before – I live in Bushwick – so obviously they know where I live.
“They were harassing her.”
A woman was arrested during a similar pillow fight last year when she thwacked a cop with a pillow.
The NYPD’s surveillance tactics came under scrutiny after it was revealed that before the 2004 Republican National Convention, Intelligence Division investigators traveled across the world to spy on groups that planned to protest.
Cops also recently questioned people in connection with the Anarchist Book Fair held Saturday in Greenwich Village, sources said.
Intelligence investigators were assigned to cafes and bars in the area and told to listen for discussions about rallies or protests, sources said. “We expect a certain degree of this because the Police Department is the Police Department,” said Wayne Price, spokesman for the fair. “But it’s just their fantasies.”