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Obama Spells Out His Five-Point Criteria for Death by Drone

Posted on Sep 14, 2012 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Police, Military, & War, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: The New American

President Obama is tearing the shroud of secrecy off his once hush-hush death-by-drone program.

The president may assume that there is little reason to try hiding something that is being publicized daily — except in the mainstream media. In fairness, the New York Times has done fine work chronicling the expansion of the use of drones, as well as their involvement in the killing of innocents overseas caught in the blast zone of missiles aimed at alleged militants.

An exception to the official policy of silence on the matter of the death-by-drone program being carried out by the White House and the CIA was made earlier this year. In April the White House’s top counterterrorism advisor, John Brennan, admitted for the first time publicly to the government’s significant reliance on drones in prosecuting the War on Terror. Brennan said that the remote control killing of suspects on foreign soil who have been charged with no crime whatsoever, is “in full accordance with the law.”

Brennan also said the United States “respects national sovereignty and international law.”

Speaking with Margaret Sanger at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), Brennan defended the president’s drone program....

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Winning the True War on Terror: Federal Judge Permanently Blocks NDAA’s Indefinite Detention Provision

Posted on Sep 12, 2012 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Police, Military, & War, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Zero Hedge

Back in January, Pulitzer winning journalist Chris Hedges sued President Barak Obama and the recently passed National Defense Authorization Act, specifically challenging the legality of the Authorization for Use of Military Force or, the provision that authorizes military detention for people deemed to have “substantially supported” al Qaeda, the Taliban, or “associated forces.”

Hedges called the President’s action allowing indefinite detention, which was signed into law with little opposition from either party,  “unforgivable, unconstitutional and exceedingly dangerous.” He attacked the civil rights farce that is the neverending “war on terror” conducted by both parties, targetting whom exactly is unclear, but certainly attaining ever more intense retaliation from foreigners such as the furious attacks against the US consulates in Egypt and Libya.  He asked, “[W]hy do U.S. citizens now need to be specifically singled out for military detention and denial of due process when under the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, the President can apparently find the legal cover to serve as judge, jury and executioner to assassinate U.S. citizens.”

A few months later, in May, U.S....

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Hayden’s Note: Rutherford Institute Defends US Marine Arrested for Facebook Posts

Posted on Aug 21, 2012 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations, Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts, Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Global & National News, Political Issues, Social Networking

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Rutherford Institute – Editorial by Hayden

Update:  “A judge said today [08.23.12] he will order the release of a Marine Corps veteran…Circuit Judge W. Allan Sharrett said an involuntary commitment order issued against Brandon J. Raub was invalid because it contained no allegation or basis to holding him.”

The Rutherford Institute has come to the defense of a former Marine, 26-year-old Brandon Raub, who was arrested, detained indefinitely in a psych ward, and forced to undergo psychological evaluations based solely on the controversial nature of lines from song lyrics, political messages, and virtual card games which he posted to his private Facebook page. Although the FBI and Chesterfield County police have not charged Brandon Raub with committing any crime, they arrested him on Thursday, August 16, 2012, and transported him to John Randolph Medical Center, where he is being held against his will due to concerns that his Facebook posts were controversial and “terrorist in nature.”

Hayden’s Note:

While I understand their reasoning for using the defense that his Facebook comments were taken out of context, or were merely song lyrics, I am dismayed that it is likely their focal point in his defense.  

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Hayden’s Headlines: Hemp, al-Qaeda, Aurora Shooters, and Presidential Appointments

Posted on Aug 04, 2012 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Global & National News, Police, Military, & War, Political Issues

Texas and US Facing Growing Threat of Domestic IEDs; Congress Wants to Suspend Posse Comitatus?

Posted on Aug 04, 2012 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Police, Military, & War, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Houston Chronicle via Cryptogon

Improvised explosive devices have claimed the lives and limbs of thousands of American soldiers across Iraq and Afghanistan.

And now officials say the devilish devices are posing a growing threat across Texas and the United States.

The growing concern is prompting urgent cooperation between U.S. military experts who are familiar with the devices and civilian law enforcement officers who are not.

But legal restrictions on the activities of U.S. armed forces are slowing crucial collaboration, insiders complain. Federal laws dating back to the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 limit the use of U.S. armed forces in domestic law enforcement and training — impediments some members of Congress are pressing to change.

Hayden’s Note:

How convenient.

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Congressman Ron Paul Spells It Out in Speech Against Iran Sanctions Bill

Posted on Aug 02, 2012 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Dennis Kucinich [D-OH] yields his time in order for Congressman Ron Paul [R-TX] to try and educate the crooked Congress in a floor speech against the Iran Sanctions bill on August 1st, 2012.

Epic.  I’m truly going to miss Ron Paul when he leaves Congress.  We will likely never have such a Patriot again.

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Portrait of a Drone Killer: Unquestioning Obedience, Coming to a State Near You!

Posted on Jul 31, 2012 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Police, Military, & War, Science & Technology

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Lew Rockwell Blog via Cryptogon

One wonders if drone pilot Col. D. Scott Brenton listens to Louis Armstrong in the suburban Air National Guard Base in Syracuse from which he murders people 7,000 miles away.

“I see mothers with children, I see fathers with children, I see fathers with mothers, I see kids playing soccer,” Brenton tells the New York Times. Drone operators see their intended targets “wake up in the morning, do their work, go to sleep at night,” explains Dave, another high-tech murderer who killed from an office cockpit at Nevada’s Creech Air Force Base and who now trains new recruits to the cyber-killer corps at New Mexico’s Holloman Air Force Base.

When instructed to kill someone he has stalked from the air for a prolonged period, “I feel no emotional attachment to the enemy,” Brenton insists. I have a duty, and I execute my duty.” When the deed is done, he points out, nobody “in my immediate environment is aware of anything that has occurred.”

“There was a good reason for killing the people that I did, and I go through it in my head over and over and over,” insists another drone operator named Will, who — like Dave — served a deskbound “combat” tour at Creech and now trains others to do likewise at Holloman Air Base....

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Homeland Security Gears up for Civil Unrest Prior to National Convention, Rushed Solicitation for Riot Gear

Posted on Jul 29, 2012 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations, Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Police, Military, & War

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: RT News

The Department of Homeland Security has ordered masses of riot gear equipment to prepare for potential significant domestic riots at the Republican National Convention, Democratic National Convention and next year’s presidential inauguration.

The DHS submitted a rushed solicitation to the Federal Business Opportunities site on Wednesday, which is a portal for Federal government procurement requisitions over $25,000. The request gave the potential suppliers only one day to submit their proposals and a 15-day delivery requirement to Alexandria, Virginia.

As the brief explains, “the objective of this effort is to procure riot gear to prepare for the 2012 Democratic and Republican National Conventions, the 2013 Presidential Inauguration and other future similar activities.”

Hayden’s Note:

It would seem as though the Powers That Be are a bit concerned over their Federal Protective Police Officers getting injured.  These officers guard Federal buildings and properties and typically do not possess riot gear.  With the hasty order, it is painfully apparent that they are expecting bigger trouble than usual from the citizens…err, I mean those violent protesters! As if Free Speech Zones weren’t enough, and an absurd amount of tactical officers in attendance, now we’re giving security guards riot gear?  

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Oregon Man Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail for Collecting Rainwater on His Property

Posted on Jul 29, 2012 in Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Political Issues, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: CNS News

A rural Oregon man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail and over $1,500 in fines because he had three reservoirs on his property to collect and use rainwater.

Gary Harrington of Eagle Point, Ore., says he plans to appeal his conviction in Jackson County (Ore.) Circuit Court on nine misdemeanor charges under a 1925 law for having what state water managers called “three illegal reservoirs” on his property – and for filling the reservoirs with rainwater and snow runoff.

“The government is bullying,” Harrington told CNSNews.com in an interview Thursday.

“They’ve just gotten to be big bullies and if you just lay over and die and give up, that just makes them bigger bullies. So, we as Americans, we need to stand on our constitutional rights, on our rights as citizens and hang tough. This is a good country, we’ll prevail,” he said.

The court has given Harrington two weeks to report to the Jackson County Jail to begin serving his sentence.

Harrington said the case first began in 2002, when state water managers told him there were complaints about the three “reservoirs” – ponds – on his more than 170 acres of land....

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US Military Purchasing Combat Equipment for Domestic Contingency Planning

Posted on Jul 20, 2012 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Police, Military, & War

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Public Intelligence

For the last two years, the President’s Budget Submissions for the Department of Defense have included purchases of a significant amount of combat equipment, including armored vehicles, helicopters and even artillery, under an obscure section of the FY2008 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the purposes of “homeland defense missions, domestic emergency responses, and providing military support to civil authorities.” Items purchased under the section include combat vehicles, tanks, helicopters, artillery, mortar systems, missiles, small arms and communications equipment. Justifications for the budget items indicate that many of the purchases are part of routine resupply and maintenance, yet in each case the procurement is cited as being “necessary for use by the active and reserve components of the Armed Forces for homeland defense missions, domestic emergency responses, and providing military support to civil authorities” under section 1815 of the FY2008 NDAA.

Section 1815 of the FY2008 NDAA requires that every five years the Secretary of Defense work with the Secretary of Homeland Security to determine “military-unique capabilities needed to be provided by the Department of Defense to support civil authorities in an incident of national significance or a catastrophic incident.” The section defines “military-unique capabilities” as those that “cannot be provided by other Federal, State, or local civilian agencies” and are “essential to provide support to civil authorities in an incident of national significance or a catastrophic incident.” Once these “military-unique capabilities” have been determined in consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Secretary of Defense must develop a plan for maintaining the capabilities as well as any “additional capabilities determined by the Secretary to be necessary to support the use of the active components and the reserve components of the Armed Forces for homeland defense missions, domestic emergency responses, and providing military support to civil authorities.” Once the plan is enacted the DoD must then “include in the materials accompanying the budget submitted for each fiscal year a request for funds necessary to carry out the plan ....

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Active Shooter at Colorado Theater – Hayden’s Note on the Mockingbird Media, Gun Bans, and Globalists

Posted on Jul 20, 2012 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations, Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts, Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Global & National News, Police, Military, & War, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: PoliceOne

A former medical student in a gas mask barged into a crowded Denver-area theater during a midnight showing of the Batman movie on Friday, hurled a gas canister and then opened fire, killing 12 people and injuring at least 50 others in one of the deadliest mass shootings in recent U.S. history.

When the smoke began to spread, some moviegoers thought it was a stunt that was part of the “The Dark Knight Rises,” one of the most highly anticipated films of the summer. They saw a silhouette of a person in the haze near the screen, first pointing a gun at the crowd and then shooting.

Hayden’s Note:

I have spoken at length regarding active shooters, including Hillary Clinton and other members of various alphabet agencies warning that the next major blow to America would be a gunman.  I have gone into detail regarding Mumbai-style shooters, who are heavily armed, have some training, and opening fire at malls, theaters, and other crowded, soft-targets.  You can bet your next paycheck that with all of the media stories about the ATF, AG Eric Holder, Fast and Furious, the United Nations’ Small Arms Treaty, and more, this administration, and the Globalists, including the mockingbird media, will seize the opportunity and capitalize on these tragedies.

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Hayden’s Headlines: Monsanto, Drones, Bees, and Executive Orders

Posted on Jul 08, 2012 in Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts, Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Economic News, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Global & National News, Police, Military, & War, Political Issues

Farmageddon: the Truth About the Food and Dairy Industry

Posted on Jul 08, 2012 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Health, Food News, & Big Pharma, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Americans’ right to access fresh, healthy foods of their choice is under attack. Farmageddon tells the story of small, family farms that were providing safe, healthy foods to their communities and were forced to stop, sometimes through violent ac-tion, by agents of misguided government bureaucracies, and seeks to figure out why.

Filmmaker Kristin Canty’s quest to find healthy food for her four children turned into an educational journey to discover why access to these foods was being threatened. What she found were policies that favor agribusiness and factory farms over small family-operated farms selling fresh foods to their communities.

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Instead of focusing on the source of food safety problems — most often the industrial food chain — policymakers and regulators implement and enforce solutions that target and often drive out of business small farms that have proven themselves more than capable of producing safe, healthy food, but buckle under the crushing weight of government regulations and excessive enforcement actions.

Farmageddon highlights the urgency of food freedom, encouraging farmers and consumers alike to take action to preserve individuals’ rights to access food of their choice and farmers’ rights to produce these foods safely and free from unreasona-bly burdensome regulations....

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Homeland Security Report Lists ‘Liberty Lovers’ as Extreme Domestic Terrorists

Posted on Jul 04, 2012 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations, Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Police, Military, & War, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Paul Joseph Watson

A new study funded by the Department of Homeland Security characterizes Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority,” and “reverent of individual liberty” as “extreme right-wing” terrorists.

Entitled Hot Spots of Terrorism and Other Crimes in the United States, 1970-2008 (PDF), the study was produced by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland. The organization was launched with the aid of DHS funding to the tune of $12 million dollars.

The report takes its definitions from a 2011 study entitled Profiles of Perpetrators of Terrorism, produced by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, in which the following characteristics are used to identify terrorists.

– Americans who believe their “way of life” is under attack;

– Americans who are “fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation)”;

– People who consider themselves “anti-global” (presumably those who are wary of the loss of American sovereignty);

– Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority”;

– Americans who are “reverent of individual liberty”;

– People who “believe in conspiracy theories that involve grave threat to national sovereignty and/or personal liberty.”

The report also lists people opposed to abortion and “groups that seek to smite the purported enemies of God and other evildoers” as terrorists....

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Hayden’s Headlines: Israel, Google, Eco Villages, Contempt Charges, and Tiny Houses

Posted on Jul 02, 2012 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations, Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts, Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Economic News, Global & National News, Political Issues, Science & Technology
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