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THREAT MATRIX 2012 #1
Freepers Who Care | JANUARY 1, 2012 | TM CREW

Posted on 01/01/2012 5:51:39 PM PST by MestaMachine

~2003~THREAT MATRIX~2012~

LAST 72 71 SEVENTY 69 68 67 66 65 64 63 62 61 SIXTY

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 91112; corruption; enemieswithin; islamicradicalism; nucleariran; obamabetraysisrael; shadowwars; terror; threatmatrix; tm
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To: PRePublic; LucyT; thouworm; caww; MamaDearest; Yehuda; All

For anyone who gives a damn about jihad, jihadis, and what they stand for, PRePublic’s Profile page is a MUST READ resource. My heavens! I wish I had seen it sooner!

http://www.freerepublic.com/~prepublic/

Thank you, PrePublic, for taking the time and making the effort to expose the lie of islam for what it is.


401 posted on 03/21/2012 11:27:02 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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Amen...what a treasure trove! Excellent!


402 posted on 03/21/2012 11:36:35 AM PDT by caww
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Bounced me right back on my heels! HOW did I MISS this???


403 posted on 03/21/2012 11:46:23 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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For anyone who gives a damn about jihad, jihadis, and what they stand for, PRePublic’s Profile page is a MUST READ resource.

http://www.freerepublic.com/~prepublic/

Fantastic FR profile page, PRePublic. Thank you for all your hard work researching this important subject. Just wow!

404 posted on 03/21/2012 11:47:06 AM PDT by LucyT
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To: LucyT; PRePublic

‘Fantastic FR profile page’

Indeed.


405 posted on 03/21/2012 11:51:49 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: MestaMachine

Seek and you shall find.....;)...and even if not seeking God holds surprises along the way to delight and encourage us. This is one of them....surprise! surprise!


406 posted on 03/21/2012 11:55:11 AM PDT by caww
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To: LucyT; PRePublic

WOW! Thanks so much. Bookmarked it.


407 posted on 03/21/2012 12:03:02 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: MestaMachine; PRePublic; LucyT; thouworm; caww; MamaDearest; Yehuda; All

Wowser, WHAT A FIND!!!!! Thank you!!!!!


408 posted on 03/21/2012 3:20:38 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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[Blushing] Thnanks guys. I am here to serve God and this great nation on eart,h together standing with Israel. We are united against the most dangerous phenomenon since WW2.


409 posted on 03/21/2012 4:17:54 PM PDT by PRePublic (9)
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To: LucyT; PRePublic

Thanks for the ping, LucyT. WOW!...PRePublic! Thanks VERY much.


410 posted on 03/21/2012 5:37:25 PM PDT by PGalt (R.I.P. Ruth Robinson a.k.a. nw_arizona_granny, Love, Phil)
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To: All

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2862116/posts

Obama Bypasses Congress, Gives $1.5 Billion to Muslim Brotherhood
Big Peace ^ | 3/21/12 | AWR Hawkins

Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 9:04:50 PM by Nachum

During a trip through Colorado in December of last year, President Obama spoke of his intention to implement his economic policies with or without the approval of Congress. Said Obama, “And where Congress is not willing to act, we’re going to go ahead and do it ourselves.” It now appears that such a mindset applies not only to economic matters but to the distribution of foreign aid as well—in particular, foreign military aid for the Muslim Brotherhood, who now hold the reigns in Egypt. Congress has restricted and, in fact, halted military aid to Egypt until
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and “unless the State Department certifies that Egypt is making progress on basic freedoms and human rights.”
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Nevertheless, the news breaking now is that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will soon announce that President Obama will “resume funding for Egypt’s military, despite Congressional restrictions and objections from human rights and democracy advocates.”
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Can you say “treason”? I knew you could.


411 posted on 03/21/2012 10:18:53 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: MestaMachine

412 posted on 03/21/2012 10:22:39 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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Full title: ‘We have a duty to prepare for the worst’: Peter King warns Iran has ‘hundreds’ of Hezbollah agents in the U.S.

Iranian-backed militant group Hezbollah may have hundreds of operatives based in the United States, and Hezbollah—not al-Qaida—poses the greatest terrorist threat to Americans, the Republican chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Peter King, said today.

More here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2862150/posts


413 posted on 03/21/2012 10:45:23 PM PDT by LucyT
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Obama Bypasses Congress, Gives $1.5 Billion to Muslim Brotherhood

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2862116/posts

Where’s the outrage?


414 posted on 03/21/2012 10:48:47 PM PDT by LucyT
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“I will stand with the muzlims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

From “Audacity of Hope” by Barry Hussein 0bama

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415 posted on 03/21/2012 10:51:53 PM PDT by LucyT
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“I will stand with the muzlims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

May God help us and this nation to get through the next few months.

Experts warn of new twist in terror tactics

Snips: "We have a different kind of jihadist threat emerging and it's getting stronger," said Europol chief Rob Wainwright. "It is much more decentralised and harder to track."

Encouraging individuals to carry out terrorist attacks, without organising them in cells, has become integral to the organisation's modus operandi, said Noman Benotman, a former jihadist who now works for the London-based Quilliam Foundation.

Acts of State terrorism reported in Chile

Snip: The letter was prompted, said Lira, by the drama that the Aysen region is going through, where a criminal repression is undertaken against a people asking for reduced gas prices, which is very important in such a cold area.

416 posted on 03/25/2012 7:09:01 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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Related thread:

[This thread got little attention (and I have not seen this info posted before. Did I miss it?)]

Iran-Hezb'allah: 'They Already Hit the Homeland 10½ Years Ago' [Clare M. Lopez, a senior fellow at the Center for Security Policy and an expert witness in the Havlish case.]

Moreover, because [911] Commission staffers discovered only at the last minute before the report went to press a treasure trove of classified National Security Agency (NSA) documents which constitute the archives of the U.S. Intelligence Community about the Iran-Hezb'allah-al-Qaeda relationship, that material could be included in the final report only in a limited fashion.

Quite apart from those Commission Report references, however, Judge George Daniels of the Southern District of New York ruled in federal court on 22 December 2011 that Iran and Hezb'allah provided "direct and material support" to al-Qaeda in the attacks of 9/11, assistance without which the attacks could not have taken place.

The so-called Havlish case and Judge Daniels' ruling have not been tucked away in some obscure database, accessible only to the legal community; they've been posted online at http://iran911case.com/ for three months now, complete with the Order of Judgment; Findings of Fact and Law; and all nine affidavits plus declarations, other testimony, and supporting documents. The media have been alerted to the ruling, as have members of Congress. The CIA apparently was so embarrassed by the ruling that an operative identifying himself as a CIA official tracked down Iranian defector witnesses in the case and attempted to suborn their testimony using bribery and intimidation.

The American people and especially the family and loved ones of 9/11 victims deserve to know that Congress and the U.S. government are committed to holding Iran and Hezb'allah, as well as al-Qaeda, accountable for their role in murdering nearly 3,000 people on American soil more than 10 years ago. It is time that the whole truth about that atrocity is told. A good place to start would be with a thorough review of those NSA documents.

417 posted on 03/31/2012 10:34:17 AM PDT by thouworm (.)
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Spectacular find. I had not seen it before. Thanks for bringing it to attention here.


418 posted on 03/31/2012 1:09:50 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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Adding this to TM because there's no other place to post it right now.

Dubious donations illustrated:

As we note below, the zer0 campaign does not require the widely used CVV 3-digit s e c u r i t y - c o d e feature for credit card transactions on its Web site. Anyone, anywhere can donate to _resident zer0's re-election campaign — as Adrian Murray did in the name of Adolf Hit - ler yesterday. The zer0 campaign is thus facilitating i l l e g a l and f r a u d u l e n t campaign contributions, just as it did in 2008.

From:

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/04/dubious-donations-illustrated.php

Also, check out thouworm's # 417.

[Thanks for the pings.]

419 posted on 04/02/2012 5:52:28 PM PDT by LucyT
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While preparing dinner, I had FoxNews on. I thought the scroll bar at the bottom of the screen was reporting that the Empire State Bldg.(?) had an electronic sign flashing that AlQaeda was coming to New York City soon......just caught a flash of it. I’ve seen nothing since then. Was I imagining that or did anyone else see it?

Maybe the Alzheimer’s is finally getting a grip.


420 posted on 04/02/2012 6:23:39 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: MestaMachine; WestCoastGal

Meant to ping you also to my post above.


421 posted on 04/02/2012 6:25:13 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: Rushmore Rocks

Keep us posted, please.

(I’m in the hinterlands without tee-vee.)


422 posted on 04/02/2012 6:33:20 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: Rushmore Rocks; LucyT; Cindy

Cindy has details here:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2867228/posts


423 posted on 04/02/2012 6:44:41 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: LucyT

There was some report on the radio news today about a vast number in the millions of credit card numbers and data and the 3 digit security #s being taken. Has anyone come across this news story?


424 posted on 04/02/2012 6:45:41 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG ...)
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To: Velveeta; LucyT; MestaMachine; WestCoastGal; All; Cindy

Just saw on FoxNews.com the following header.....

“Al Qaeda Mystery Ad Has Authorities on Alert”


425 posted on 04/02/2012 6:52:53 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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I should have said post #17 on Cindy’s link coupled with forums going dark. Also coming up on 1st anniversary of UBL’s death.


426 posted on 04/02/2012 7:01:50 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: MamaDearest; thouworm

ping to 425


427 posted on 04/02/2012 7:04:56 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: Velveeta

Anniversary of Bin Laden’s death. I hadn’t thought about that.

Thanks.


428 posted on 04/02/2012 7:06:22 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: Domestic Church

MasterCard and Visa Data Theft Brings Concern To A Wide Profile of Card Holders

The breach of 10 million credit card holders’ data is believed to be the largest in history. The profile of card holders reveals that it also may cut across income brackets.

More:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/prospernow/2012/04/02/mastercard-and-visa-data-theft-brings-concern-to-a-wide-profile-of-card-holders/

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Global Payments credit-card data breach: How big is the theft?

The Global Payments breach is the largest known credit-card theft from a business or financial institution in the past two years. Last year, data from some 3.4 million credit cards were grabbed.

By Mark Clayton, Staff writer / April 2, 2012

(Excerpted)

Among data theft worldwide last year, there were 855 incidents with 174 million compromised records, according to the Verizon study, which was conducted by Verizon’s RISK Team and included data from Australian, Dutch, and Irish police as well as the US Secret Service. In the report last year, the number of compromised records came in at an all-time low – 4 million.

Most payment-card thefts, the Verizon study found, are from small businesses, with only about 5 percent last year from large organizations. More than three-quarters of the breaches involved losses of fewer than 10,000 records. Just seven breaches involved more than 1 million records each.

“The criminal community has effectively been deterred from engaging in high-profile activity,” Verizon’s 2011 study found. “Pulling off a huge heist might achieve fame and fortune, but it also attracts a lot of unwanted attention.”

The Global Payments cybertheft falls squarely in the Verizon report’s “mega-breach” category. But it’s counter to the overall trend in which criminals targeting payment cards have largely shifted from big to small businesses to dodge law enforcement.

One notable mega-breach of a card processor occurred in 2008 against Heartland Payment Systems, which netted thieves data on more than 100 million cards. For that crime, hacker Albert Gonzalez was sentenced in 2010 to 20 years in prison.

It’s not certain yet what methods were used to snatch credit-card numbers from Global Payments, although early reports indicated a possible link to a New York City street gang and possibly to parking garages in the city, according to Brian Krebs, the cybersecurity blogger who first broke the story last Friday.

“In an alert sent to card-issuing banks ... [Visa and MasterCard] said the window of vulnerability for the breached processor (at that time unnamed) was between Jan. 21, 2012 and Feb. 25, 2012,” Mr. Krebs reported on his website. The data stolen included sufficient information for the thieves to counterfeit new cards, he said.

More:

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2012/0402/Global-Payments-credit-card-data-breach-How-big-is-the-theft

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1.5 Million Credit Card Numbers Stolen

By Ross Kaminsky on 4.2.12 @ 11:35AM

The computer systems of a major credit card payment processing company called Global Payments have been hacked, reportedly compromising information on up to 1.5 million credit card account numbers.

Two of my credit cards - (one MasterCard and one American Express) - are among the numbers stolen, as proven by Amex and Citibank calling me to verify charges on my cards (2 through Yahoo, 1 to Google AdWords, and 1 to EasyJet) which I did not make. Those cards have been canceled.

More:

http://spectator.org/blog/2012/04/02/15-million-credit-card-numbers


429 posted on 04/02/2012 7:07:59 PM PDT by LucyT
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I should have said post #17 on Cindy’s link coupled with forums going dark. Also coming up on 1st anniversary of UBL’s death.

Have they finally learned the value of OPSEC? Going dark is in itself a red flag. Are we checking for clean shaven ME men hanging out it strip clubs? Any ME street vendors missing? Good Friday, Passover and Easter weekend ahead.

430 posted on 04/02/2012 7:09:02 PM PDT by Myrddin
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431 posted on 04/02/2012 7:51:21 PM PDT by LucyT
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Oh, sorry.

Photo from 2009.


432 posted on 04/02/2012 8:02:17 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: Velveeta; All

Now a couple of articles on Drudge (right hand side of form).


433 posted on 04/02/2012 8:09:51 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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Walked in and caught this report as well. Said something like 9/11 is going to happen all over again. NYPD is taking it very seriously. The image looked like a painting.
Coincidence that doj is giving NYPD such a hard time over muslim surveillance?
oscumma is probably drooling over the prospect.

It looks like all hell is about to break in a few places in Europe too.

Sorry I haven’t been keeping up so well the last few weeks. A lot of stuff going on.


434 posted on 04/02/2012 11:08:21 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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And how freaking stupid are THEY for only ‘suspecting’ that the 19 SAUDIS who pulled off 9/11 MIGHT have ties to the freaking SAUDIS??

Not all 19 hijackers were Saudis in Sept. 2001, and of those that were, not one could be described as a Saudi loyalist.

One of the 19 hijackers was an Egyptian named Mohammed Atta who was a member of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad; he had links to Syrian MB. He, not some Saudi, was the leader of the 9/11 hijackers.

In fact, the Germany-based cell from which Atta emerged consisted of a Yemeni, 2 Moroccans, 2 Syrians (besides Atta), a half-breed German/Moroccan, an Indonesian, an apparent Sudanese, a Malaysian, and some others. Guess What? Apparently no Saudis.

Another 9/11 hijacker, Marwan al Shehhi, was not a Saudi, he was born in the UAE.

Another 9/11 hijacker, Ziad Jarrah, was Lebanese.

The mastermind of the plot was KSM, a Kuwaiti and a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. Damn Kuwait! -Oh, wait, he may have been born in Kuwait but his parents were Pakistanis. He was about as "Kuwaiti" as Obama is American.

Osama bin Laden was born in Saudi Arabia of a Syrian mother and a Yemeni father. In the tribalistic regions of the Middle East, unlike what is the norm in our country, one's tribe and family have far more influence on your belief system than a nationality that was created by foreigners when they marked out boundaries without regard to tribal relations. Last I heard there were 14 Saudis aboard, not 19. Twelve of the Saudi citizens who hijacked planes on September 11, 2001 were not typical Saudis but were instead from the tribal regions of Saudi Arabia's southwest- in other words, more closely affiliated with YEMEN's tribes than to the more distant government of Saudi Arabia. This should not come as a surprise given OBL's partial Yemeni ancestry.

This is why al Qaeda doesn't have much of a problem finding "Saudis" to bomb Saudi targets or to use overseas. The southwestern part of Saudi Arabia is heavily influenced by the goings on of Yemeni tribesmen across the border. AQ's comfort zone is more in line with rebellious tribesmen than government and this is why AQ set up shop in Yemen with Anwar al Awlaki. OBL's turn towards islamic radicalism took place after he'd been quite the womanizer and drinker in L ebanon in the 1970s. He and his new wife went to the US where he met Azzam. OBL's former mentor and MAK cofounder Azzam was a Palestinian and a member of Arafat's PLO- not a Saudi. AQ came into existance after Azzam was killed.

That lawsuit story with former Senator Graham has been repeated endlessly for years and it's pretty much nothing but follow-the-money- the lawyers can't get Ahmadinjad's Iran or Saddam's Iraq or Tourabi's Sudan to pay up so they are looking for money from a source more likely to pay them off.

The fact is Saudi Arabia pulled OBL's citizenship years before 9/11, even before anyone on this side of the Atlantic thought OBL was a big deal, because the government of Saudi Arabia viewed him as a threat to itself. The fact is, OBL's family was harbored by Iran. The fact is, AQ is led now by an EGYPTIAN of Islamic Jihad... the other half of OBL's original dynamic duo, and not by a Saudi.

So no, 9/11 was not a "Saudi operation." Were Saudis involved? Sure. It might be easier to list what nationalities were not involved.

435 posted on 04/03/2012 1:50:13 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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I saw it too - I had CNN on because of the bad weather.

I wish this site wasn’t so slow, I would like to keep up with this again. Ping me if any other news pops


436 posted on 04/03/2012 2:47:53 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (SL I believe hes a remarkable race-car driver, I think some people in the world have forgotten that)
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Most useful info I have seen on this story (not because of its conclusion, but for the other info it contains). I would like to post in it's entirety, but am assuming NYT blog falls under same copyright as NYT.

Experts Say Qaeda Image Unlikely to Be Real Warning of Attack

437 posted on 04/03/2012 9:36:18 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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Pinging TM & Ping List; helping MestaMachine, - and catching up.

Thanks, thouworm.

438 posted on 04/03/2012 10:09:01 PM PDT by LucyT
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Domestic terrorism:

Barack 0bama Was A Foreign Student – American Media Threatened Into Silence

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2867831/posts


439 posted on 04/03/2012 10:36:14 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: MestaMachine

Wow thanks for that MM a ton of stuff there!!


440 posted on 04/04/2012 6:07:11 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: rodguy911

It’s not just me. There are a lot of good people here taking up my slack and they are the ones who should be thanked. I appreciate them more than I can say.


441 posted on 04/04/2012 8:44:30 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: MestaMachine

For sure! This thread is definitely a joint venture and one of the things that sets FR apart from everywhere else. When you figure everything that is going on here its a great place to be.


442 posted on 04/05/2012 5:35:28 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: All

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2868838/posts

Join this conversation and add what you can:

....And Environmental Justice For All, Comrade
My Brain, | 4/6/12 | Alan Levy

Posted on Friday, April 06, 2012 4:00:30 AM by Absolutely Nobama

Hey, take a look at what I found on the EPA’s website (Yes, I have a life. Really. I do. Promise.):

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“Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Fair treatment means that no group of people should bear a disproportionate share of the negative environmental consequences resulting from industrial, governmental and commercial operations or policies. Meaningful involvement means that: (1) people have an opportunity to participate in decisions about activities that may affect their environment and/or health; (2) the publics contribution can influence the regulatory agency’s decision; (3) their concerns will be considered in the decision making process; and (4) the decision makers seek out and facilitate the involvement of those potentially affected.”

http://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/basics/ejbackground.html

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Hmmmm....environmental justice....environmental justice.....where did hear that before....? Dang, the 90’s were such a blur...Oh, wait, now I remember!

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“Mother Jones: Can you briefly explain what ‘environmental justice’ means to you?

Van Jones: Environmental justice is the movement to ensure that no community suffers disproportionate environmental burdens or goes without enjoying fair environmental benefits.”

http://motherjones.com/environment/2008/10/qa-van-jones

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Yep, that’s the same Maoist who served as Chairman Obama’s “Green Jobs Czar”. (’till Glenn Beck exposed him, and the Big Mommy Regime quietly fired him over the weekend. Ah....the days when Glenn Beck was still cool....No bizarre attacks on Newt Gingrich.....Ah, those were the days, weren’t they ?)

No, really, the guy is a Maoist:

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“Recalling his brief incarceration, Jones says: ‘I met all these young radical people of color. I mean really radical: communists and anarchists. And it was, like, ‘This is what I need to be a part of.’ I spent the next ten years of my life working with a lot of those people I met in jail, trying to be a revolutionary.’

After leaving Yale in 1993, Jones relocated to San Francisco, where he helped establish Bay Area Police Watch, a hotline and lawyer-referral service that began as a project of LCCR and specialized in demonizing local police. In 1996 he founded the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, which, claiming that the American criminal-justice system was infested with racism, sought to promote alternatives to incarceration. Jones headed the Baker Center from 1996 to 2007. Between 1999 and 2009, the Baker Center received more than $1 million from.......”

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2406

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From..from...c’mon, take a guess......Yep. That’s right. The Fuhrer himself, George $oros.

Needless to say, Van the Maoist is very big on the whole concept of environmental justice. In fact he said this in 2008: (For craps and giggles, I’m going to add emphasis to certain words. Maybe we’ll see a pattern of some sort emerge.)

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“MJ: What’s the relationship between environmental justice and sustainability ?

VJ: Well, the only reason that we have the unsustainable accounting that we have right now is because incinerators, dumping grounds, and sacrifice zones were put where poor people live. It would never have been allowed if you had to put all the incinerators and nasty stuff in rich people’s neighborhoods; we’d have had a sustainable economy a long time ago. We’d have had a clean and green economy a long time ago. It’s the environmental racism that allowed the powerful people in society to turn a blind eye for decades to the downsides of the industrial system that got us to this point. So there’s a direct relationship between environmental racism and the lack of sustainability of society as a whole. We were the canaries in the coal mines, crying for relief. Now finally the consequences are affecting everyone, with global warming and everything else. The other thing is that the environmental justice agenda is also changing. Before, it was much stronger on demanding equal protection from environmental bad. Now we are also demanding equal opportunity and equal access to environmental good. We don’t want to be first and worst with all the toxins and all the negative effects of global warming, and then benefit last and least from all the breakthroughs in solar, wind energy, organic food, all the positives. We want an equal share, an equitable share, of the work wealth and the benefits of the transition to a green economy.”

http://motherjones.com/environment/2008/10/qa-van-jones

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Wanna see something really weird ? Let’s go back to the EPA’s website. Again, because I’m a “racist, homophobic, climate change denying, Zionist war-mongering Right Wing nutjob”, I’m going to add emphasis to some words:

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“How Did the Environmental Justice Movement Arise? The environmental justice movement was started by individuals, primarily people of color, who sought to address the inequity of environmental protection in their communities. Grounded in the struggles of the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement, this movement sounded the alarm about the public health dangers for their families, their communities and themselves.

Early in 1990, the Congressional Black Caucus, a bipartisan coalition of academic, social scientists and political activists met with EPA officials to discuss their findings that environmental risk was higher for minority and low-income populations. They alleged that EPA’s inspections were not addressing their communities’ needs. In response, the EPA Administrator created the Environmental Equity Workgroup in July 1990 to address the allegation that ‘racial minority and low-income populations bear a higher environmental risk burden than the general population.’ The Workgroup produced a report, ‘Reducing Risk in All Communities’, in June 1992 that supported the allegation and made ten recommendations for addressing the problem. One of the recommendations was to create an office to address these inequities. Thus, the Office of Environmental Equity was established [Not by a bill passed in CONgress and signed into law at some lame ceremony at the White Hut, FYI] November 1992. The name was changed to Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ) in 1994.

On Feb 11, 1994, President Bill Clinton signed Executive Order 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations, to focus federal attention on the environmental and human health conditions of minority and low-income populations with the goal of achieving environmental protection for all communities. The Order directed federal agencies to develop environmental justice strategies to help federal agencies address disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects of their programs on minority and low-income populations. The order is also intended to promote nondiscrimination in federal programs that affect human health and the environment. It aims to provide minority and low-income communities access to public information and public participation in matters relating to human health and the environment. The Presidential Memorandum accompanying the order underscores certain provisions of existing law that can help ensure that all communities and persons across the nation live in a safe and healthy environment.”

http://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/basics/ejbackground.html

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Yep. The “fundamental tranformation” of America didn’t start with Chairman Obama. It started under Bill Caligula. Now, if I remember right, Bill had a Vice President named Al Snore, who, by sheer coincidence of course, would stand to make billions from this madness. You know what else ? Bill Caligula was also married to this woman, who, once again, this is just coincidence mind you, just happened to have a mentor named Saul Alinsky. Yep, it’s just Crazytown how that all worked out, huh ?

Creating a Marxist-Leninist command and control Soviet style economy isn’t easy. (Just ask “Republican” Presidential Candidate Mitt Trotsky. Look how it blew up in his face in Taxachusetts.) You gotta have a plan, Comrade. You can’t just come in and slaugher the bourgeoisie all Che Guevara-like. That’s soooo late Twentieth Century. First, you have to have a cadre ready. For example, a person like this would be very helpful. True Believer, I’d like you to meet Nia Robinson. Ms. Robinson is member of the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council at the EPA (AKA—the Empire Protection Agency.)

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“Robinson, Nia Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative

Ms. Robinson is the Director of the Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative (EJCC) in Washington, D.C. She was a 2003 Climate Justice Corps Fellow prior to joining EJCC. She was also an organizer and labor relations representative with Service Employees International Union [emphasis added] and a program organizer with the Earth Tomorrow Program of the National Wildlife Federation. Ms. Robinson co-authored the July 2008 report, A Climate of Change: African Americans, Global Warming, and a Just Climate Policy for the U.S.”

http://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/resources/publications/nejac/members-exec-council-bio-2010.pdf

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Not only do you need the right people to help out, you also need the political will to pull it off. (It also doesn’t hurt when you’re a rogue federal agency like the EPA that doesn’t have to answer to those pesky voters and you get to make “regulations” that carry the same weight as laws.) Emphasis added where appropriate:

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“Dear Colleagues:

Expanding the conversation on environmentalism and working for environmental justice are among my top priorities for our work at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. All too often, low-income, minority and tribal Americans live in the shadows of the worst pollution, facing disproportionate health impacts and greater obstacles to economic growth in communities that cannot attract businesses and new jobs.

In 1994, President Bill Clinton issued an executive order directing all federal agencies to participate in a governmentwide effort to address environmental justice issues. To strengthen our efforts in anticipation of the 20th anniversary of that directive and to ensure that the EPA is setting a standard for all other agencies, I am pleased to share our comprehensive environmental justice strategy Plan EJ 2014.

Plan EJ 2014 builds on the solid foundation we have established at the EPA to expand the conversation on environmentalism. Since my first days as Administrator, I have traveled the country to meet with diverse communities and listen to their concerns. And I am committed to making environmental justice an essential part of our decision making. Plan EJ 2014 offers a road map that will enable us to better integrate environmental justice and civil rights into our programs, policies and daily work. The plan focuses on agencywide areas critical to advancing environmental justice, including rulemaking, permitting, compliance and enforcement, community-based programs and our work with other federal agencies. It also establishes specific milestones to help us meet the needs of overburdened neighborhoods through our decision making, scientific analysis and rulemaking. Every American deserves clean air, water and land in the places where they live, work, play and learn.

Through our implementation of Plan EJ 2014, the EPA will be leading by example in expanding the conversation on environmentalism and working for environmental justice – now and into the future. I am proud to be a part of this effort and ask you to join me as we strengthen our mission to protect the health of all Americans.

Sincerely,

Lisa P. Jackson [EPA Administrator]”

http://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/resources/policy/plan-ej-2014/plan-ej-overview.pdf

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All kidding aside:

We are on the edge of complete and total economic, political, and social disaster.

I can’t gussy it up.

I can’t make it sound palatable.

God help us all.

(This coulmn is written is dedicated to the memory of Andrew Breitbart. Words can’t express how much I appreciated his work when he was here and they can’t express how much his work will be missed.)


443 posted on 04/06/2012 5:12:26 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: All

(Excerpted)

Two of Latin America’s deadliest gangs join forces

Associated Press By ROMINA RUIZ-GOIRIENA | Associated Press
April 7, 2012

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — — Hardened in the streets and prisons of California and deported in the 1990s to the Central American countries where they were born, the members of the Mara Salvatrucha street gang swiftly grew into a force of heavily tattooed young men carrying out kidnappings, murder and extortion.

Now, Guatemalan authorities say, they have begun to see new and disturbing evidence of an alliance between the Maras and another of the most feared criminal organizations in Latin America — a deal with the potential to further undermine that U.S.-backed effort to fight violent crime and narcotics trafficking in the region.

Secret jailhouse recordings and a turncoat kidnapper have described a pact between leaders of the Maras and the Zetas, the brutal Mexican paramilitary drug cartel that has seized control of large parts of rural northern Guatemala in its campaign for mastery of drug-trafficking routes from South America to the United States.

In recent months, authorities say, they have begun to see the first signs that the Zetas are providing paramilitary training and equipment to the Maras in exchange for intelligence and crimes meant to divert law-enforcement resources and attention.

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Maras, recognizable by intimidating, dark tattoos that cover swaths of their bodies and often their faces, have begun carrying AR-15, M-16 and AK-47 assault rifles and military fragmentation grenades.

Maras have also begun chopping off the fingers of kidnapping victims to pressure their families into sending ransoms, a technique previously seen in Mexico, Velasco said.

“As a result of this union with the Zetas, the Mara Salvatrucha have more ability to organize, strategize and maneuver,”

Read more in this important article:

http://news.yahoo.com/two-latin-americas-deadliest-gangs-join-forces-114955613.html


444 posted on 04/07/2012 12:39:47 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: MestaMachine

I agree. But I think after the collapse things will get better. The poison needs to get vomited out first.


445 posted on 04/07/2012 3:20:53 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: LucyT; thouworm; maggief; Myrddin; shibumi; Hardraade; Candor7; Absolutely Nobama; caww; ...

Catch up ping and #444.
Happy Passover and Happy Easter, everyone!


446 posted on 04/07/2012 3:43:13 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: MestaMachine

Backdoor communism all of it—the trick is to expose it all.


447 posted on 04/07/2012 3:51:03 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: LucyT; MestaMachine

“.....the Maras and the Zetas, the brutal Mexican paramilitary drug cartel”

You mean paramilitary as in the Columbian communist FARC, or as in paramilitary as in armed by Operation Fast and Furious ?

Interesting question. I’m going to look into this after I’m done playing Inspector Gadget with the EPA.


448 posted on 04/07/2012 3:56:48 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (The Right Of You To Be You Is At Stake....Resist Cultural Marxism!)
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To: MestaMachine

Mesta did you hear about this http://vinienco.com/2012/04/07/muslim-calls-jihad-u-s-response-bounty/ It is about a Muslim calls for jihad on US PLEASE READ IT


449 posted on 04/07/2012 4:55:14 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: LucyT; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; Bikkuri; ...
Ping...............

To Lucy's #444...what's happening in the world?

450 posted on 04/07/2012 8:10:43 PM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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