Homeland Security & the FBI are at it again
Note all commodity currency is bad, but currency backed by commodites have with exploited with compounding interests. Some people don't believe that the government should regulate the value of the nation's currecny in the public interest. Article I, Section 8 of the Constituion proves that easily. Even King Henry the First of England used the government to regulate the currency in the Talley system. This was done to avoid money manipulation in the world. Talley Sticks system were money made up of long sticks of polished woods. He wanted to prevent against counterfeiting by keeping one half of it. Even China has its government owning the central banks (or public banking) workign the economy better than the private banks owning the government (since it isn't in the government's interest to ruing the economy per se). Economic reforms have been promoted increasingly since the recession of 2007. Now, Malthusian economy extremists promote radical deregulation and cutting meaningful services that can cripples the economy. Some want to have a gold currency, but there isn't enough gold to satify all people in America. The gold's value can't be regulated by Congress and most of the gold in the world is owned by the elite or internationalists. A better solution would be to end derivatives, stop foreclosures, allow new dealings to held the housing crisis, allow COngress to control our finanical policies, and use federal credit to produce our infrastructure (via debt free currency). The social safety net should be perserved since not only do we live in a recession, but some of these programs are the reason why many Americans are living literally right now. Some wnat the IMF and the World Bank to be banned and set up a monetary system internationllay that focuses on production of resources.
A former Pentagon leader withdraws from the TSA nomination. The Retired Army Major General Robert Harding in no longer in the running to head up the TSA. The Associated Press reported on something. They reported on President Barack Obama's second nominee for transportation security chief withdrew from consideration Friday because of questions over his background as a defense contractor. Hardin served as the Defense Department's top human intelligence officer, managing a $1 billion intelligence collection program. Earlier in the week, Harding told COngress he would like to see U.S. airport security more closely resemble security at Israeli airports. He also told Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson of Texas intelligence operation need to be expanded to trains and buses. Obama's selection of Harding to run the TSA was an obvious signal that the government plans to further militarize airport security operations. “I feel that the distractions caused by my work as a defense contractor would not be good for this administration nor for the Department of Homeland Security,” Harding said in a statement released by the White House. Harding had extensive intelligence experience that Obama hope to tap in shoring up airport screening and other anti-terrorism transportation fronts. Harding retired from the Army in 2001. This ends a 3 decade career during which he served as the Defense Department's top human intelligence officer, managing a billion dollar intelligence collection program. He was removed form consideration when it was found that his company (called Harding Security Associates) had over charged the Defense Intelligence Agency. Harding's company assisted "interrogations" in Iraq. The firm was obliged to refund 1.8 million to the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2008. An earlier pick to run the TSA, Erroll Southers, withdrew his nomination after it was discovered he had run background checks on his then-estranged wife’s boyfriend two decades ago. Southers, a top official with Los Angeles police, admitted giving “inconsistent answers” to Congress on the matter.
The Georgia Senate OKs a bill to stop race based, sex based, or coerced abortions. This bill will make it illegal to do an abortion when it's done, because a baby is of a certain race, gender, or because the mother was coerced into having one. Senator Chip Pearson was the sponsor of SB 529, which cleared the chamber on a 33-14 margin. The Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act would apply to abortion in the same standards of nondiscrimination that govern employment, education, government, and housing its sponsors say. The bill provides enforcement of the existing law regarding the Women's Right to know and it gives women who have been coerced into having an aboriton they don't want the opportunity to bring suit against abortionists who violate Georgia law. Catherine Davis is the directory of minority outreach at Georgia Right to Life. She told LifeNews.com that the bill is needed since abortions target black women. "According to the CDC, of the 38 states that report, Georgia is currently leading the nation in abortions in the black community. African-Americans make up 30% of the population and 59% of the abortions," she said. Davis mentioned that in 2008, 18901 abortions were done on black women according to the Georgia Division of Health. SB 529 seeks to protect women and their children from making decisions they didn't want to amke. Dan Becker is the President of the Georgia Right to Life. He talked about the importance of the legislation in these words: "....No child should be aborted because of his or her race, sex, or color. If it's wrong to discriminate in the workplace, in housing and in education because of race or sex, it should be wrong to discriminate against a child because she was born the wrong sex," he said. The timeliness of this policy debate is evidenced on the edition of The Economist magazine that featured its cover story entitled, "Gendercide: What Happened to 1000 Million Baby Girls?" Four articles address the problem of gender selection abortions. Abortion is wrong enough, but gender specific abortion is blatantly immoral. This bill now moves to the Georgia House, where a committee approved a similar bill earlier this month. The House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee passed the bill out of committee on a 7-6 vote. There was a controversy with the message of "Black Children are an Endangered Species" billboard all across Atlanta. I don't agree with those words since I am Pro-Life, but I don't compare babies to species of animals at all. The Georgia RIght to Life worked with the Radiance Foundation to promote these billboards. Davis said that the billboards and the bill want to alert the community and awaken the community. Statistics from the federal government and the mainstream media appear to back up the point that abortions target black women. It's not a secret that abortion targeting women, especially black women is wrong. Also, more black Americans are waking up about the racist legacy of eugenics and abortion on demand in recent years. Margaret Sanger was an eugenicist and went into a Klan rally in the 1920's. So, the legacy of abortion has been tied into racism.
The UK police are asking Internet cafes to monitor customers. Internet cafe users in London may want to watch wha they download. Scotland yard is advising administrators of public web spaces to periodically poke through their customers' files and keep an eye out for suspicious activity. The Metropolitian Police said that the initative (which has been rolled out over the past weeks under the auspices of the Government's counterterrorism strategy) is aimed at reminding cafe owners that authorities are ready to hear from them if they have concerns about their internet users. Posters and computer desktop images are emblazoned with Scotland Yard's logo are also being distributed. This is more authoritarianism again. "It's not about asking owners to spy on their customers, it's about raising awareness," a police spokesman said. "We don't ask them to pass on data for us." Still, he said, police were "encouraging people to check on hard drives." He did not elaborate, saying it would be up to cafe owners to decide if or how to monitor what customers left on their computers. Checking hard drivers could reveal what customers were up to fairly easily under the right circumstances according to Graham Cluley of the software security company called Sophos. One example is an owner could examine a browser's Internet history or sift through the programs or documents the customer downloaded (although distinguishing which user did what might be difficult in a busy cafe). Yet, Clulely commented that a computer savvy cirminal could make their activities invisible in a few simple steps. He said that: "...You would expect any cybercriminal who had made the decision to use an internet cafe to pretty much dust off their fingerprints...there's no harm in keeping an eye open..." The program is voluntary. Owners can ignore police advcie if they so choose. Civil libertarians oppose this policy though. One civil libertarian believe it can risk creating an atmosphere of fear while undermining Internet users' privacy. Simon Davies is the director of Privacy International. He believes that people will report Muslims in Internet ccafes. He acknowleged that people might have lower expectations of privacy in an Internet cafe than at home and their communications should nonetheless be kept to themselves. "We don't expect that our calls from a public phone would be monitored, anymore than we should expect our e-mails to be monitored," he said. "As citizens we have to hold the line that there is a fundamental right of privacy of communications." The police want to be viligant since they feel that terrorists can use Internet cafes in an attempt to avoid detection. The police spokesman said aht the men behind the plot to blow up US bound passengers jets with liquid explosives secreted into soft drink containers used an Internet cafe to coordinate their plot. The police showed posters warning customers about inappropriate and offensive content posted at Internet cafes in various places in London. The desktop images promoted by Scoltand Yard, which would have the warning starring out from every computer screen. They were absent from the few north London cafes by The Associated Press. In other EU nations' Internet cafes generally go about their buinsess with a minimum of official inteference. Germany's federal police agency Bundeskriminalamt has no similar programme, spokeswoman Barbara Huebner said, while French internet cafes do not generally monitor users' activity. The Paris Internet cafe apart of Cybercafe Milk chain, employees are not allowed to view what their customers are researching on the Internet. Pierre Larroque said that his Internet research is private. The internet cafe initiative came as MPs criticized the Government's counterterrorism strategy. A report published by a parliamentary committee on human rights yesterday said civil liberties were all too often "squeezed out by the imperatives of national security and public safety" in the fight against terrorism. The Government said the threat to Britain from terrorists remained "real and serious." Paranoia about terrorism have reached into the Internet world.