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County Sheriff Has Audacity to Stencil “Protecting Your Constitutional Rights” on Agency’s MRAP & Humvee

Posted on Aug 16, 2014 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Police, Military, & War, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Law enforcement agencies are turning to the Department of Defense, more and more, for their tactical policing needs, requesting such items as Mine Resistant Ambush Protection (MRAP) vehicles, surplus Humvees, rifles, and other assorted military-grade hardware. While some can be used in special operations, such as protecting officers from active shooters, or gaining entry into heavily fortified buildings, the sheer audacity of one Oklahoma Sheriff goes far beyond this.

canacountysheriff_mrap2Sheriff Randall Edwards, of the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office, located on the western edge of Oklahoma City, has failed miserably in his attempt to soften the image of these war machines by stenciling, “Protecting Your Constitutional Rights“, on the sides of his new MRAP and Humvee.

How does a 50,000 lb. vehicle, capable of shielding occupants from rocket propelled grenades and AK-47 fire, protect American Rights?

Does this vehicle serve to protect protesters exercising their First Amendment right? Will the Sheriff deploy this armored beast to aide in citizens wishing to vote, or perhaps, to shelter his fellow Oklahomans who decide to use their Second Amendment right?...

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Documents Explicitly Link BLM & Sen. Harry Reid to Bundy Ranch Land Grab for Chinese Solar Farm, Special Interests Thumbnail

Documents Explicitly Link BLM & Sen. Harry Reid to Bundy Ranch Land Grab for Chinese Solar Farm, Special Interests

Posted on Apr 13, 2014 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations, Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Police, Military, & War, Political Issues, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Kit Daniels

The Bureau of Land Management, whose director was Sen. Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) former senior adviser, has purged documents from its web site stating that the agency wants Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle off of the land his family has worked for over 140 years in order to make way for solar panel power stations.

Deleted from BLM.gov, but reposted for posterity by the Free Republic, the BLM document entitled “Cattle Trespass Impacts” directly states that Bundy’s cattle “impacts” solar development, more specifically the construction of “utility-scale solar power generation facilities” on “public lands.”

“Non-Governmental Organizations have expressed concern that the regional mitigation strategy for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone utilizes Gold Butte as the location for offsite mitigation for impacts from solar development, and that those restoration activities are not durable with the presence of trespass cattle,” the document states.

The first segment of the document pulled by the feds from BLM.gov.

The first segment of the document pulled by the feds from BLM.gov.

Another BLM report entitled “Regional Mitigation Strategy for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone” (BLM Technical Note 444) reveals that Bundy’s land in question is within the “Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone and surrounding area” which is part of a broad U.S....

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Oklahoma Senate Passes SB 862, Making Gold & Silver Legal Tender

Posted on Mar 11, 2014 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Economic News, Federal Reserve & Bankers, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Ben Swann

On Monday, the Oklahoma State Senate passed a bill that would legalize gold and silver as legal tender, moving the legislation on to the House for consideration. The vote was 37-4.

If passed into law, Oklahoma could become the first state to recognize gold and silver as legal tender authorized for payments of debts and taxes.

Last month, the Arizona senate also passed a similar bill by a vote of 18-12. However, the governor has already vetoed a similar bill last year.

The United States Constitution states in Article I, Section 10, “No State shall…make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts.” The Constitutional tender act is a big step towards that constitutional requirement which has been ignored for a long time in every state of the country. Such a tactic would achieve the desired goal of abolishing the Federal Reserve system by attacking it from the bottom up – pulling the rug out from under it by working to make its functions irrelevant at the State and local level....

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New Jet-Powered Drone Can Kill 1,800 Miles from Home Base (Video)

Posted on Feb 24, 2014 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations, Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Police, Military, & War, Political Issues, Science & Technology

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Wired & YouTube

The Avenger (formerly Predator C), whose prototype flew its first flight in 2009, is operationally ready after a new round of tests completed last month, according to its maker, General Atomics. Based on the company’s more well-known MQ-9 Reaper drone, Avenger is designed to perform high-speed, long-endurance surveillance or strike missions, flying up to 500 mph at a maximum of 50,000 feet for as long as 18 hours.

Compared to its earlier prototype, Avenger’s fuselage has been increased by four feet to accommodate larger payloads and more fuel, allowing for extended missions. It can carry up to 3,500 pounds internally, and its 66-foot wingspan is capable of carrying weapons as large as a 2,000-pound Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM).

Switching from propeller-driven drones to jets will allow the CIA to continue its Pakistan strikes from a more distant base, if and when the U.S. is forced to withdraw troops entirely from neighboring Afghanistan.

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Performance

Max Altitude : 50,000 ft
Max Endurance : 18 hr
Max Airspeed : 400 KTAS

Features:

•High Energy Liquid Laser Area Defense System (HELLADS) (150kW)
•Jet performance and reliability
•Reduced detection features
•Internal stores carriage
•Multiple payload capacity
•Retractable EO/IR gimbal
•Triple-redundant avionics
•Dual-redundant flight controls
•Six external hard points
•Compatible with all GA-ASI GCS
•C-5/C-17 transportable (or self-deploy)...

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South Carolina House Passes Legislation to Ban Drone Use 100-0

Posted on Jan 25, 2014 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Police, Military, & War, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Ben Swann

The South Carolina state senate this week is considering a bill to virtually ban the use of drones without a warrant. It recently passed the state house unanimously, with a vote of 100-0.

Introduced in early 2013 by Reps. Hamilton (R), Delleney (R), Taylor (R), Putnam (R) and Loftis (R), House bill 3514 (H3514) would prohibit the operation of drones by an agency of the state unless it is “pursuant to a criminal warrant issued by a court of competent jurisdiction.”

“We’re really just updating our laws to keep up with some of the technology,” the bill’s primary sponsor, state Rep. Dan Hamilton, R-Taylors, told South Carolina Radio Network. ”The technology is changing rapidly. A lot of these companies that have sold them for use overseas are now marketing them domestically. I think, before things get out of hand, that we put a box around it and make they’re being used in the way they should be.”

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CIA Drones: The New Wedding Crashers & a Policy of Indiscriminate Killing Thumbnail

CIA Drones: The New Wedding Crashers & a Policy of Indiscriminate Killing

Posted on Dec 16, 2013 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations, Police, Military, & War, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Reuters

Fifteen people on their way to a wedding in Yemen were killed in an air strike after their party was mistaken for an al Qaeda convoy, local security officials said on Thursday.

The officials did not identify the plane in the strike in central al-Bayda province, but tribal and local media sources said that it was a drone.

“An air strike [...] hit a wedding car convoy, ten people were killed immediately and another five who were injured, died after being admitted to the hospital,” one security official said.

Hayden’s Note:

The CIA’s program of “targeted” drone killings in Pakistan’s tribal heartlands is politically counterproductive, kills large numbers of civilians, and undermines respect for international law, according to a report by US academics.

“The dominant narrative about the use of drones in Pakistan is of a surgically precise and effective tool that makes the US safer by enabling ‘targeted killings’ of terrorists, with minimal downsides or collateral impacts. This narrative is false,” the report, entitled Living Under Drones, states.

It is clear to see that our use of drones increases militant recruitment, as well as fueling hatred towards our Nation....

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Did Putin Quietly Play the Debt Card Over Syria? Thumbnail

Did Putin Quietly Play the Debt Card Over Syria?

Posted on Sep 29, 2013 in Economic News, Federal Reserve & Bankers, Global & National News, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Truth Contributor Ron Holland

“They are living beyond their means and shifting a part of the weight of their problems to the world economy. They are living like parasites off the global economy and their monopoly of the dollar. If [in America] there is a systemic malfunction, this will affect everyone. Countries like Russia and China hold a significant part of their reserves in American securities. There should be other reserve currencies.” – Vladimir Putin in 2011

While I hate to give such praise to a foreign leader, Putin has undoubtedly run rings around the moribund and bureaucratic incompetence of the Laurel and Hardy-style Obama and Kerry team on Syria. Putin diplomatically has the swiftness and stealth of the South’s Stonewall Jackson and Germany’s Erwin Rommel, probably the two greatest military commanders in world history.

What Really Happened on the Night of Friday, August 30th?

“At one point last week in the charade known as ‘the Syria peace negotiations’, John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, announced solemnly, ‘This is not a game.’ Well, he was wrong there....

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Texas Judge Rules Schools Can Force RFID Chips on Students or Face Suspension

Posted on Jan 09, 2013 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Health, Food News, & Big Pharma, Political Issues, Science & Technology

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Activist Post

In the fall of last year the San Antonio Northside School District in Texas announced that they would track students with RFID (radio frequency identification) chips in their student badges.

One student, sophomore Andrea Hernandez, was suspended for refusing to wear the tracking device and took the matter to court.

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled in favor of the school district claiming they have the right to expel Hernandez for refusing to abide by school requirements. By default the judge ruled that the school had the right to force children to be treated like cattle while on campus.

The program, called the “Student Locator Project,” is aimed at increasing student attendance rates presumably to boost in public funding for the district.

“There is something fundamentally disturbing about this school district’s insistence on steamrolling students into complying with programs that have nothing whatsoever to do with academic priorities and everything to do with fattening school coffers,” said John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute when he took the case.

As part of the pilot program, roughly 4,200 students at Jay High School and Jones Middle School are being required to wear “SmartID” card badges embedded with an RFID tracking chip which will make it possible for school officials to track students’ whereabouts on campus at all times.

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Ron Paul on the Fiscal Cliff: “We Have Passed the Point of No Return” Thumbnail

Ron Paul on the Fiscal Cliff: “We Have Passed the Point of No Return”

Posted on Dec 29, 2012 in Economic News, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Zero Hedge

In a little under three minutes, Ron Paul explains to a somewhat nonplussed CNBC anchor just how ridiculous the charade that is occurring in D.C. actually is.

This succinct, spin-free clip should be required viewing for each and every asset-manager, talking-head, propagandist, and mom-and-pop who are viewing the last-minute idiocy of the ‘fiscal cliff’ debacle with some hope that things will be different this time.

“We have passed the point of no return where we can actually get our house back in order,” Paul begins, adding that “they pretend they are fighting up there, but they really aren’t. They are arguing over power, spin, who looks good, who looks bad; all trying to preserve the system where they can spend what they want, take care of their friends and print money when they need it.” With social safety nets available to rich and poor, there is no impetus for change and “the country loses,” but Paul concludes, the markets are starting to say “there is a limit to this.”

Forward to 5:45 for the Ron Paul interview (ignore everything else)

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Gun Frenzy: Photos Show How Quickly Stores Across the Nation are Selling Out Thumbnail

Gun Frenzy: Photos Show How Quickly Stores Across the Nation are Selling Out

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Police, Military, & War, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: SHTF Plan by Mac Slavo

After nationwide calls to ban assault rifles and high-capacity magazines following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Americans concerned about the government’s coming move to restrict the sale, the transfer, the importation and the possession of firearms deemed too dangerous to be in the hands of private citizens are cleaning out gun stores from coast to coast.

While some retailers have made the decision to suspend sales and stop selling certain firearms altogether, others are seeing sales skyrocket to never before seen levels. Parking lots are packed and hopeful shoppers are waiting hours for their chance to get their hands on weapons, parts and magazines that may soon be banned under Federal mandates.

The following photos taken over a three day period at a local gun store give us a glimpse of just how fast gun stores are clearing out their inventory. According to the shop owner who took these pictures, their store was selling upwards of one thousand guns per day.

Here’s how the store looked on the Sunday before the frenzy:

On Monday:

By Tuesday, shelves were almost clean:

Magazines, especially high capacity magazines, are selling at such a rapid pace that supply and demand has led some retailers to charge three times as much for a single magazine then they did just a week prior to the frenzy....

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Congress Making it Nearly Impossible to Pass on a Farm to Your Children – 55% Estate Tax

Posted on Nov 22, 2012 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Economic News, Political Issues, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden  – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Economic Collapse Blog by Michael Snyder, Truth Contributor

If you have a farm or a small business, would you like to pass it on to your children when you die? Well, unless Congress does something, it is going to become much, much harder to do that starting next year.

Right now, there is a 5 million dollar estate tax exemption and anything above that is taxed at 35 percent. But on January 1st, the exemption will go down to 1 million dollars and the tax rate will go up to 55 percent. A lot of liberals are very excited about this, because they believe that the government will be soaking wealthy people like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. But the truth is that a lot of farms, ranches and small businesses will be absolutely devastated by this change in the tax law.

There are many farmers and ranchers out there today that do not make much money but are sitting on tracts of land that are worth millions of dollars. According to the American Farm Bureau, approximately 97 percent of all farms and ranches in the United States would be subject to the estate tax if the exemption was reduced to just a million dollars.

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Keynes on Worker Utopia Through Perpetual Threat of War – Hayden’s Note Attached

Posted on Nov 20, 2012 in Economic News, Political Issues

Kevin  Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Borrowed from Zero Hedge, via YouTube

Presenting 74 seconds of pure Krugmanism from the mouth of the man himself – John Maynard Keynes – in this 1939 (pre-war) radio address on the beginning of The Grand Experiment.

Hayden’s Note:

I don’t think the experiment ever ended, do you? Unemployment continues to rise and “defense” spending is at an all time high.  This is the cat-chasing-his-own-tail sort of bedtime story that most Keynesian followers still believe is the way to peace and prosperity – keep buying bullets, bombs, and missiles! War is Peace!

George Orwell would be proud.

Funniest part IS: most warmongering “Republicans” scream about Keynesian economic policy when they can attach it to a Liberal/Democrat, but in reality, they, too, are followers of Keynes to a T.

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Truth is Treason in the Empire of Lies: Ron Paul’s Farewell Speech to Congress Thumbnail

Truth is Treason in the Empire of Lies: Ron Paul’s Farewell Speech to Congress

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Economic News, Federal Reserve & Bankers, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Burning Platform by Jim Quinn

Farewell Dear Doctor. You were the last remaining patriot. I salute you for your wisdom, courage, and honesty. You alone were the shining light during this dark time. You are no longer alone in your fight for freedom, liberty, and truth.

Farewell to Congress

This may well be the last time I speak on the House Floor. At the end of the year I’ll leave Congress after 23 years in office over a 36 year period. My goals in 1976 were the same as they are today: promote peace and prosperity by a strict adherence to the principles of individual liberty.

It was my opinion, that the course the U.S. embarked on in the latter part of the 20th Century would bring us a major financial crisis and engulf us in a foreign policy that would overextend us and undermine our national security.

To achieve the goals I sought, government would have had to shrink in size and scope, reduce spending, change the monetary system, and reject the unsustainable costs of policing the world and expanding the American Empire....

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Vote Obama for Unaccountable Drone Warfare. Vote Romney for Unaccountable Drone Warfare

Posted on Oct 23, 2012 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations, Police, Military, & War, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Steve Watson

Last night’s debate highlighted the fact that Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are in full agreement with each other that secret unmanned US missile strikes, documented to have killed thousands of innocent people, are “necessary” and “right “.

When Romney was asked about the US policy of drone strikes in Pakistan and elsewhere, he responded:

“Well, I believe that we should use any and all means necessary to take out people who pose a threat to us and our friends around the world. And it’s widely reported that drones are being used in drone strikes, and I support that entirely and feel the president was right to up the usage of that technology, and believe that we should continue to use it, to continue to go after the people who represent a threat to this nation and to our friends.”

Indeed, perhaps the only difference you’ll get with Romney is that he’ll use even more drones…

“But let me also note that, as I said earlier, we’re going to have to do more than just going after leaders and — and killing bad guys, important as that is.”

Conor Friedersdorf at the Atlantic today poses the question ‘What If Mitt Romney Inherits Obama’s Killer Drone Fleet?’ and presents facts that confirm both candidates have shown that they would continue unscrupulous operation of death from above....

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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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