Denying the Individual Right to Freedom of Speech is like "Trying to Take the Heaviness out of Lead" - must watch Video

In light of Obombya signing an extension of the USA NAZI ACT again - here is a video everyone interested in becoming free again should watch.

After watching this video I challenge you to justify the actions of Crass (shut up or go to jail) Spinstein and Barack (What is a Bill of Rights?) Obombya regarding their pretended authority over the rights of individuals. Perhaps they are actually scholars of a constitution other than the one Franklin, Washington, Adams, Madison, Jefferson et al. developed. That is the only explanation I can come up with. So they really are doing their job defending "a constitution" - just not the one we were thinking about. Can you come up with a better explanation?

Here's a snippet from the article linked in previous paragraph to demonstrate the complete disregard for Americans' rights - from so-called "Constitutional Scholars" - HA! With friends of the Constitution like these - who needs enemies? Here's what will stay in place thanks to our weak-minded prez:

• Authorize court-approved roving wiretaps that permit surveillance on multiple phones.

• Allow court-approved seizure of records and property in anti-terrorism operations.

• Permit surveillance against a so-called lone wolf, a non-U.S. citizen engaged in terrorism who may not be part of a
recognized terrorist group.

The Senate also approved the measure, with privacy protections cast aside when Senate Democrats lacked the necessary
60-vote supermajority to pass them. Thrown away were restrictions and greater scrutiny
on the government's authority to spy on Americans and seize their records

Only a madman would think he has the power to steal your dreams. Take the time to watch this video because- as Badnarik states - it is that Americans don't understand RIGHTS vs. PRIVILEGES -that Americans are not more inflamed regarding the attacks on their liberties.

Michael Badnarik mentions a section of his book on this topic you can download FREE BY CLICKING HERE

Rights vs. Privileges -

Part 1-Constitution Class

UPDATE FEB 28, 2010 FYI I made a slight change to a sentence above that after re-reading this - could have been taken as words attributed to M. Badnarik - it didn't sound quite right so I shortened it to only include his words.

Obama signs extension of Patriot Act

Read entire article here:

" • Permit surveillance against a so-called lone wolf, a non-U.S. citizen engaged in terrorism who may not be part of a recognized terrorist group."
Note: I guess the coward in chief had to do this in case they need to silence critics. I watched some David Bowie concert-on-CD - there's a song something about "I'm afraid of Americans" - well these are the guys he's talking about. "Lone Wolf" boooo! A Lone Wolf is someone who hasn't been taken under the spell of propaganda - gotta shut them up! Click on inverted American Flag this blog to see exactly who benefits from this disgrace.



Fall of Rome vs Failure of American Politics, Economy pt 1


Read entire article here:

" This earthquake occurred at the boundary between the Nazca and South American tectonic plates. The two plates are converging at a rate of 80 mm per year. The earthquake occurred as thrust-faulting on the interface between the two plates, with the Nazca plate moving down and landward below the South American plate."

Here's s another story where we discover:
"Chile is the world's No. 1 copper producer, and the quake halted operations at two major mines."
Note: Depth = 35 km (21.7 miles) -deeper than the one in Haiti.


?: Glenn Beck And Alex Jones Working Together To Destroy Debra Medina's Campaign For Texas Governor (Rogers Report)

Read entire article here:

" The Debra Medina for Texas governor campaign is clearly being sabotaged by both Glenn Beck and Alex Jones in a carefully staged divide and conquer operation. Medina’s campaign of limited government, lower taxes and state sovereignty has not made the establishment powers happy. When Medina was interviewed by Beck on his show he used the issue of the 9/11 truth movement in an attempt to make her look bad in the eyes of Republican voters. It was an obvious operation by Beck to try to sabotage her campaign in favor of other establishment cronies like Rick Perry and Kay Bailey Hutchinson who are running against her in the Republican primary. Although this sort of action was to be expected from someone like Beck who is an obvious paid propagandist that engages in all sorts of dishonest journalism, it was of more interest to see Alex Jones use the same issue to also demonize Medina. "
Note: Can't play favorites here - Alex Jones' site has presented valid information and produced helpful work but there are anomalies that raise red flags.
UPDATE FEB 26, 2010 Glenn "Rotiart" Beck and the Mob vs. John Adams


Nationwide Strike Paralyzes Greece

Read entire article here:

" ATHENS—Tens of thousands of Greeks took to the streets Wednesday as much of the country went on a 24-hour strike against government austerity measures."
Note: I heard Thom Hartmann - a supposed lefty - on his radio show yesterday - tell his audience (after taking a call from a knowledgeable caller who asked Thom Hartmann why he doesn't support the national strike coming up on April 15 2010 here in the United States ) that a national strike won't work.

The caller was initially labeled and portrayed by Thom Hartmann as a righty - but the caller dispelled the labels. Thom Hartmann takes the position that the national strike is nothing more than a subterfuge by the Republicans - and that participants are tools and operatives of the Republican party.

Thom Hartmann has not criticized Cass Sunstein (click on inverted Old Glory top left this blog) - why? As a radio show talker Thom makes his money seeming to exercise freedom of speech - but by not supporting the national strike - and by misrepresenting the grass roots nature of the movement - he loses credibility in my eyes.

Big Box Mart Jib Jab Ha Ha


Pentagon Quietly Explores De-Citizenship of US Citizen Terrorists

Read entire article here:

" February 22. 2010 "TPM" -- February 10, 2010 - At the highest levels of the US military, a quiet discussion is going on about putting in place a legal framework that would permit the US government to strip American citizenship from terrorists.
The case of Las Cruces, New Mexico born al Qaeda commander Anwar al-Aulaqi, who has been a key organizer and recruiter for the terrorist organization in Yemen is the primary driver of this exploration of possibly modifying US law to allow "de-citizening."

As the Washington Post's Dana Priest recently revealed, al-Alaqi was added recently to a short list of other Americans for whom there are kill orders in place."


ConocoPhillips Alaska president killed in avalanche

Read entire article here:

" In a separate incident, miles from Spencer, another avalanche killed a skier Saturday afternoon. A woman who saw the accident called 911 while her husband was able to locate the skier's body. A dog accompanying the skier survived the avalanche, authorities said.
Between mid-February and mid-March warm temperatures cause layers of snow to become unstable."

Discovery Dates Seafaring 100,000-Plus Years Ago

Read entire article here:

" Crete has been an island for more than five million years, meaning that the toolmakers must have arrived by boat. So this seems to push the history of Mediterranean voyaging back more than 100,000 years, specialists in Stone Age archaeology say. Previous artifact discoveries had shown people reaching Cyprus, a few other Greek islands and possibly Sardinia no earlier than 10,000 to 12,000 years ago.

The oldest established early marine travel anywhere was the sea-crossing migration of anatomically modern Homo sapiens to Australia, beginning about 60,000 years ago. There is also a suggestive trickle of evidence, notably the skeletons and artifacts on the Indonesian island of Flores, of more ancient hominids making their way by water to new habitats.

Even more intriguing, the archaeologists who found the tools on Crete noted that the style of the hand axes suggested that they could be up to 700,000 years old. That may be a stretch, they conceded, but the tools resemble artifacts from the stone technology known as Acheulean, which originated with prehuman populations in Africa."

FBI Snitch: Prosecutors want to bar North Bergen shock jock Hal Turner's role as informant in new trial

Read entire article here:

" Federal prosecutors are seeking to bar ultra-right wing shock jock Hal Turner from revealing his longtime role as a FBI informant to a jury when he is retried next month for allegedly threatening three appeals court judges from Chicago."
Note: You see how it works don't you? Why is the FBI in the business of hate speech? What do they have to hide? Why are blogs like this one threatened with idiotic "hate speech" legislation looming to "protect the children" while my tax dollars go to the FBI so they can create more "hate speech."

The FBI is completely disfunctional. Unless their mission really has nothing to do with protecting our "freedom" - but with assisting in the dismantling of the Bill of Rights with stupidity like that shown in the article.


Glenn "Rotiart" Beck and the Mob vs. John Adams


First and foremost: Please watch the first video then continue to understand the rest:
Bob Barr ridiculed by the mob - pure "Democracy" - an unjust, bloody, and mindless form of government our Founding Fathers understood from the lessons of history.

Democracy was incorporated into our tripartite republic with checks and balances (video shows why) to restrain the mindless tendencies of the mob when confronted with reason while preserving the will of the people in government.

The emcee who brags he is a defense lawyer - says- "Honestly Congressman - I'd prefer to defend him in a civilian court" - the implication being what? The emcee lawyer, like University of Virginia-trained sophist "lawyer" Laura Ingraham, practicing law as a radio talk show host (Republicrat party operative), is more interested in appeasing the mob, in getting a conviction for a man who is "obviously" guilty - an accused "innocent until proven guilty" who would stand a better chance of escaping the lynch mob in a civilian court.

This emcee must be a product of the American "justice system" - a fraud, a made-for-tv lie designed to protect the well-heeled "priests" in the system who can decode the sacred "texts" of arcane rules by which the poor are sent to prison, and the lawyer's next Ruth's-Chris-Sean-Hannity-Steak can be devoured in celebration.


But John Adams didn't abandon the rule of law, or cry that law is only for Americans when he represented an unpopular military leader responsible for firing on American civilians in Boston. No - on the contrary - he gave the man his day in court - and the man was acquitted. It seems that real Patriots practice what they preach - regardless of the urgings of the mob - remaining true to the ideals of our Republic despite the risks- justice FOR ALL.


No Habeus Corpus - no trial just shoot him in the head! How can a nefarious nincompoop like Glenn Beck be a Patriot, or any friend of the Republic when he advocates NAZI ideology above the wisdom of our Founding Fathers - specifically John Adams?


By the way- the logic regarding only affording Constitutional protections, Habeas Corpus etc... to American Citizens - and not to "terrorists" (undefined word) - or non-citizens - is complete hogwash - because recently - right in front of Congress due process of law was declared null and void for American citizens as well! Yes.


Who would agree with Glenn "Rotiart" Beck? (Hint - Swastika circa 1939) Watch below at time=2:26 so you can understand the ideology expressed by the patriotic hijacker of the Tea Party movement Glenn "Rotiart" Beck:
"this government... as a government started to become a murderer...remember that they shot a great number of people without any bringing them to court - they just killed them..."


Now John Adams, architect of our Republic, who understood first-hand the "Tyranny of the Masses" (Democracy) and demonstrated that justice for all really means "Everybody"


Jesse Ventura, who was waterboarded, makes the point that waterboarding yields the confession desired...


"At the prison where I conducted interrogations we heard day in and day out foreign fighters who had been captured state that the NUMBER ONE REASON THEY CAME TO FIGHT IN IRAQ WAS BECAUSE OF TORTURE AND ABUSE -what had happened at Gitmo and Abu Ghraib... "

Is it significant that suicide bombers, recruited via torture to the "enemy" side, make up 90% of suicide bombers?
Perhaps you can make up your own mind by visiting HERE, WHERE CASUALTY SPECIFICS ARE LISTED.


Glenn "Rotiart" Beck, and others spewing NAZI ideology ARE THE PROBLEM, beclouding, dividing, and scapegoating those who wish to find solutions and peace. Glenn "Rotiart" Beck - never saw a war for Israel he wasn't willing to send your kid to, just like Randi Rhodes, Thom Hartman, Laura Ingraham, Stephanie Miller (and sidekick Eunuchs), Rush Limbaugh, Neil Boortz, Michael Savage, Chris Matthews, Alan Colmes, Sean Hannity, Keith Olbermann, Sarah Palin - they all march to the beat of the same drum.

They all want more war for Israel, Oil and American Empire while acting like they are on opposing sides. None have spoken out against the "Rotiart" Cass Sunstein (click inverted Old Glory top of Blog) protesting his call for scapegoating, infiltrating, taxing, and silencing of free speech - as an advisor to Obama. Silence they all believe in - as demonstrated by their tacit agreement demonstrated via omission of a topic one would think would scare the hell out of anyone earning their living exercising free speech - unless they don't REALLY earn their living by exercising free speech- but by NOT EXERCISING free speech!

It is not an accident that all of the radio Rotiarts listed above ignore the same topics and pretend to debate two fake sides of non issues on behalf of the Demopublicans or Republicrats. Common sense would tell any thinking person, any citizen, any Patriot, that someone who makes their living speaking would not only be concerned when free speech is threatened - no - even moreso - they would have a duty taking up public airwaves - to act as watchdogs when someone infringes on their livelihood and the public good.



Finally: What kind of radio talk show host, television personality, or anyone in the media SEES NO EVIL, HEARS NO EVIL, AND SPEAKS NO EVIL AS THE FIRST AMENDMENT IS SHREDDED? An actor - not a newsperson. A fraud - not a journalist. A traitor - not a Patriot.

Be not afraid to see that which is right before your eyes.


Medical studies show cannabis effective for treating pain, spasms

Read entire article here:

" With the results of a medical study summarized by a new report delivered to the California state legislature, the California Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR) claims it has established scientific proof that inhaled cannabis holds medical value at or above the level of conventional prescription medicines used for a variety of ailments."
Note: Recently here in the Charlottesville area they locked up a woman for growing pot plants. Below is part of the idiotic statement made by Julia C. Dudley acting U.S. attorney. We owe her our thanks for saving the world from plants, and for protecting her job by locking up people for growing medicine. Thanks Julia for wasting taxpayer money and destroying lives for nothing. Keep collecting your paycheck. I hope you feel good about Americans rotting in jail over a plant.

Read entire article here:

" “By stopping those individuals who grow illegal drugs, we are cutting off the distribution of drugs at the source,” Julia C. Dudley, acting U.S. attorney, said in a statement." "


Message to the Tea Party Movement

Joe Stack and the Coming of the Rage of Reason

CLICK HERE where you can read an opinion post discussing the mood out there. You know - the mood that seems to be expressed in the recent airplane crash in Austin, Texas. The post is called "Summer of Rage" --- Here is a snippet:

" Seems Joe Stack got tired of the overreach of the government. Breaking news is the Austin IRS/CIA/FBI building just got slammed by Joe after he burned the house down and went all kamikaze on Big Brother. Would it be wrong to call this person a freedom loving patriot?"
Note: Below are a few links to catch you up on the plane crash story. As a nation we can't even have something as simple as a fed-up citizen leaving a suicide note, burning his house down, and crashing an airplane into the IRS building without intrigue.

Whether you agree with what he did or not - and I haven't heard anybody sympathizing with the IRS - it doesn't sound like a big mystery. Especially if you read his suicide note linked in one of the paragraphs below. In my opinion it ought to be required reading for all public serpents so they can see one that slipped through the "customer service" cracks.

But wait - there's more! We have speculation and rumor to deal with - why? Because there is no transparency hence zero trust in our own government. They have been caught lying so many times; the video footage is there to prove it, the records are there to prove it - that they can't even report the obvious with a sense of authority. And rightly so.

I wonder if you would agree that U.S. government agencies have zero credibility after you examine the stories below - how this airplane crash will be investigated differently and held to higher standards than other, very very very similar airplane crashes - yet they are all supposed to be held to the same standards and laws.

It doesn't take a "conspiracy theorist*" to consider every word and act originating with government or media- including their interpretations of the Austin plane crash event, as nothing more than a confusing liquor siphoned into our brains via their corporate-owned moonshine-media. For example - their inability to discriminate whether or not Joe Stack's act was; or was not; an act of terrorism.

My Apple dictionary says terrorism is:

" terrorism |ˈterəˌrizəm|
the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims."

I've read Joe's note and am taking it at face value. From this point on without independent verification of all facts I believe absolutely, positively NOTHING the government or the moonshine media have to say about this event. NOTHING. I will stick with my own interpretation - that he was fed up and used violence to intimidate the IRS in an attempt to bring about a change in their policy. Why shouldn't I think that? I know how to read. An interpreter who needs a badge and a gun to "convince" me is obviously dumber than I am - I rely on my brain.

In the following article the media and our protectors ponder the existence of explosives since the aftermath seemed out of proportion to what one would expect from an airplane of this size of such fuel capacity. Sounds like a good idea to me. Ya' know that kind of reminds me of another couple of plane crashes..
Texas Plane Crash: Did Suicidal Pilot Joe Stack Have Explosives on Board?

In this video we see the building is only safe enough for our protectors to check out but nobody else. That's because our protectors know that when airplanes crash into buildings we can expect the building to collapse at free fall speed after converting itself into powder. This video discusses the absence of Joseph Stack's body so far. They are NOT calling this "Terrorism" YET - although it was an attack against a civilian target designed to strike fear into employees of the IRS according to the suicide note Joseph Stack left. They have to wait until the investigation is over before they can proclaim this an act of terrorism. I suppose the delay is so our protectors can determine whether calling this terrorism or not is politically advantageous or not.

Here is a link to Joseph Stack's suicide note, now being called "diatribe" "hate-filled" and a "manifesto" by our protectors, so we don't think Joseph Stack is a good guy for attacking an IRS building with an airplane. That's a good thing, because our protectors consider us little children who can't think for ourselves and , as such, they fear that we might start to cheer this frustrated and robbed man who had no course of action and seems to have taken the law into his own hands.

Joseph Stack suicide note

Finally: if you haven't seen how explosives studies are done following incidents like this here's how the pros do it:

FBI explosives residue analysis not done at plane crash crime scene

* "conspiracy theorist" = every police detective since Sherlock

UPDATE FEB 19, 2010 No Pilot two people unaccounted for, Fed missing according to this vid:
Reporter asks if flight plan was necessary - hmmm - perhaps she needs to refer to his suicide note. That's an approximate flight plan if you ask me. Why does anyone think making pilots do more paperwork is gonna' stop terrorism?

UPDATE FEB 19, 2010 Joe Stack's house burned up - wife and kid checked into hotel after he Raged about the IRS the night before. Rest assured - the investigation is in the hands of the FBI - and I know we can count on them to do the same bang-up job they did with the 911 crime scene evidence. See "dust study" this blog.


UPDATE FEB 19, 2010 Prosecutors want to bar North Bergen shock jock Hal Turner's role as informant in new trial

UPDATE FEB 19, 2010

UPDATE FEB 21, 2010 Shocking Video game shamefully showing dissenting viewpoint!


U-Boat in the Caribbean

Bush's Hypocrisy on War Crimes

In Amerika - our world truly seems to have been turned on its head: Upside-down if you will in EVERY WAY.

I'm not trying to be funny. But what do Americans do when their government is committing war crimes? What is a war crime? Why not ask the accused what a war crime is? Then we can use their own definition to make sure they know the difference between right and wrong - allowing them a courtesy not granted to the citizens - allowances for ignorance of the law.

Read entire article here:

" "If there is somebody captured," President George W. Bush told reporters on March 23, 2003, "I expect those people to be treated humanely. If not, the people who mistreat the prisoners will be treated as war criminals." "
Note: Perhaps this previous blog post will be of interest to those not in denial:

Please read and examine links in article here:

" America waterboarded prisoners
The argument seems to have boiled down to whether or not waterboarding is torture or not. Some say yes, others say no. The question is not whether or not it was done. There are also conflicts regarding the value of torture - but illegal is illegal regardless of the monstrosity justified or beliefs held. Here is a review to help you follow this contorted path of cruelty."

UPDATE FEB 18, 2010 Cheney Admits to War Crimes, Media Yawns, Obama Turns the Other Cheek

Britain's Explanation is Riddled with Inconsistencies. It's Time to Come Clean

Read entire article here:

" -Collusion. That's what it's all about. The United Arab Emirates suspect – only suspect, mark you – that Europe's "security collaboration" with Israel has crossed a line into illegality, where British passports (and those of other other EU nations) can now be used to send Israeli agents into the Gulf to kill Israel's enemies. At 3.49pm yesterday afternoon (Beirut time, 1.49pm in London), my Lebanese phone rang. It was a source – impeccable, I know him, he spoke with the authority I know he has in Abu Dhabi – to say that "the British passports are real. They are hologram pictures with the biometric stamp. They are not forged or fake. The names were really there. If you can fake a hologram or biometric stamp, what does this mean?""

Former Pfizer representative charged with health care fraud

Read entire article here:

" U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz accused Reuben of accepting a $75,000 grant from Pfizer to research the effectiveness of pain medication Celebrex for a 2005 study in which no patients were actually enrolled. Prosecutors allege that Reuben made up the data, which he subsequently published in the medical journal "Anesthesia & Analgesia."

The data supported the conclusion that Celebrex was effective in helping post-operative patients who had received a particular type of knee surgery on the anterior cruciate ligament. "Anesthesia & Analgesia" later had to retract 10 papers written by Reuben, and medical experts at the time said at least 21 journal articles by the anesthesiologist appeared to be fabricated."

Kerik Sentenced to 4 years: Maps of Associations

It's official - Bernard Kerik, Rudy Giuliani's Police Commissioner during the 911 attacks, and former nominee to head the Orwellian Department of Homeland Security is going to jail - but not for long - and from what I can determine - NOT for conspiracy - as was one of the original charges as you will see below. But first let's see what the New York Times reports:

" Mr. Kerik, 54, pleaded guilty to two counts of tax fraud, one count of making a false statement on a loan application — the most serious — and five separate counts of making false statements to the federal government. These last charges stemmed from statements Mr. Kerik made to the White House during the vetting process after the Bush administration nominated him to lead the Department of Homeland Security. He later withdrew his name. "

Here's another where no mention is made of conspiracy: here:

" Kerik was Giuliani's police commissioner when New York City was attacked, and he was praised worldwide for his leadership. At Giuliani's urging, he was nominated to the top Homeland Security post in 2004. It was the peak of his fast-rising career — as corruption allegations began to mount."

Kerik seems to have had a lot of friends:

You can see that conspiracy charges were part of the original charges against Kerik in this article:

" Bernard Kerik, the former head of the New York City Police Department, who was briefly a nominee to head the US Homeland Security Department, was arraigned Friday in US federal court in White Plains, New York on a 16-count indictment that includes felony charges of fraud and conspiracy.
Among the principal charges against Kerik is that he took some $255,000 worth of goods and services from a New Jersey construction and waste haulage company linked by investigators to the Gambino crime family. In return, he is said to have helped the mob-connected firm by lobbying city officials to approve it for contracts."

Here's another article discussing guilty plea: Paterson native, former NYC police commissioner Bernie Kerik sentenced to 4 years

" WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Ex-NYC police commissioner Kerik was sentenced to 4 years in prison Thursday for White House lies and tax fraud.
Kerik, who began his law enforcement career as a Passaic County sheriff’s officer before joining the NYPD, pleaded guilty last November to eight federal felonies, including obstruction, tax fraud and lying to the Bush White House after being nominated to be secretary of Homeland Security. That nomination was derailed when Kerik was accused of accepting renovations on his apartment while he was NYC police commissioner."

Note: After much digging I found an article that mentions conspiracy charges but it is from 2007:

Rudy Giuliani Defends Bernard Kerik's Record Amid Bribery Investigation

"Federal prosecutors in New York have spent more than a year pursuing criminal charges against him, reportedly including bribery, tax evasion, obstruction of justice, providing false information and conspiracy to eavesdrop. Kerik rejected a plea deal in the spring, but meetings have continued."

Finally here's another map showing some of Kerik's associations:

Move along now - no conspiracy to see here.

There's an old saying: "Birds of a Feather Flock Together" so it's a safe bet that nobody wants to be associated with Bernard Kerik right now lest they seem somehow guilty by association; as is evident from this article: As Kerik Faces Sentencing, Giuliani Is Conspicuously Silent

" It's one of those moments where you find out who your true friends are. But while supporters have written letters to the judge to advocate for a light sentence, one prominent figure is staying silent: Rudy Giuliani, once Kerik's most powerful patron.

Prosecutors are seeking a sentence of 27 to 33 months. The defense "supplied letters of support from [Kerik's] son, fellow police officers, a priest and a man who lost two sons on Sept. 11," the AP notes. But, "there was no letter from Giuliani."

All in all - considering the initial penalty he was facing - not a bad deal for Bernard Kerik.

Schools gave students computers, then used webcams to spy on them: lawsuit

Read entire article here:

" “The school district has the ability to remotely activate the embedded webcam at any time,” the lawsuit says.

“Many of the images captured may consist of minors and their parents or friends in compromising or embarrassing positions, including various stages of undress.”"
Note: Perfect for the purpose of blackmail of dissidents.

Lawsuit: School gave kids laptops to spy on them at home


" Robbins' lawsuit (PDF) alleges that students and parents weren't told that school administrators had the ability to activate the laptop webcams remotely, even when the student is at home or away from the computer."
Note: Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you. I wonder how many persons are being blackmailed right now with information gathered through similar techniques?

Wooden Clock

Here's a clock I built that ran for 37 minutes ... then stopped...having run out of energy due to escapement problems.

Recommendation: I wish the person who designed this clock would have made it a recoil escapement - not a deadbeat escapement - that would have allowed for some error.

The axles all had to be hand ground from steel dowels in a drill press, sandpaper on sticks in the right hand and a micrometer in the left hand to fit the axles into the brass sleeves - a custom job. The numbers on dowels and the numbers on brass tubing inside diameter are not in the same universe once one attempts to fit the dowel into the tube as an axle. Anyway - if you wish to build one of these the axles are a pain.

A tool I became aware of on this project is the brad-point drill bit. Essential when drilling holes in the clock frame and gear centers for precision. They are mentioned in the plans - and are essential. Still - the holes in the frame were off by a half-millimeter in a spot as careful and painstaking as I was... arghh.

Interesting fact:

When the "mouse ran up the clock" I've heard that the reason the mouse ran up the clock was because tallow was used to lubricate the wooden gears - and mice like to eat tallow.

The clock in the video below was cut out of Baltic Birch plywood on a DeWalt scroll saw, using plans from Scroll saw magazine.

There is a wood-gear clock in the James Monroe house here in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was not running when I took the tour.

Legend has it that wooden clocks were made by Americans because metal normally used for this purpose was scarce. I've read and heard that some wood-gear clocks had brass gears in the escapement (the part that makes the tick-tock sound and suffers wear.)


Updated following deletion of John Adams quote-Article on Orwellian Obama Advisor Cass Sunstein attempt to scapegoat 911 Truth

inalienable |inˈālēənəbəl| adjective unable to be taken away from or given away by the possessor
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin

Just when you thought America and her citizens had suffered enough abuse from federal fraudsters demanding that We The People must give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, an ominous doom-cloud looms to further cheat Americans of those sunny rays that are freedom in America - the cloud's name? Cass Sunstein. In this post we will examine his paper "Conspiracy Theories" and contrast some snippets from the paper with videos demonstrating the misrepresentations the paper portrays regarding the 911 Truth Movement and what it stands for.

Wikipedia has a bio on Sunstein:

" Cass R. Sunstein (born September 21, 1954) is an American legal scholar, particularly in the fields of constitutional law, administrative law, environmental law, and law and behavioral economics, who currently is the Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Obama administration. For 27 years, Sunstein taught at the University of Chicago Law School,[1] where he continues to teach as the Harry Kalven Visiting Professor. Sunstein is currently Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he is on leave while working in the Obama administration."

So we have another Constitutional Scholar working for We The People in addition to President Obama. Perhaps this "Constitutional Scholar" will go a step further and actually work to uphold the Constitution and Bill of Rights? Just the opposite.

Sunstein co-wrote a paper titled "Conspiracy Theories" with Adrian Vermeule. The paper can be downloaded HERE. The co-author is identified in the paper as a Professor of Law at Harvard and will be referred to as "the other guy" since he deserves no respect. That isn't to say Sunstein does but since he will be working for the Constitutional Scholar in the White House I focus on him.

To get started please listen to the founder of Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth (http://www.ae911truth.org/) , Richard Gage AIA, at the 5:41 mark respond when he is asked for a theory as to who he thinks is behind the attacks of 911 if the official story is false. This follows his discussion of evidence from the crime scene that does not support the official hypothesis - in fact - it supports a hypothesis the 911 commission refused to consider - controlled demolition. Pay special attention to the fact that he doesn't start with a conspiracy theory - he starts with a discussion of evidence and resists the urge to jump to conclusions or "conspiracy theories."

Now that you've had a chance to see one member of the 911 Truth movement speak for himself let's examine some excerpts from Sunstein's paper paying special attention to the disconnect between the picture Sunstein paints of "Conspiracy Theorists" and the reality that is the 911 Truth movement he so desperately, and in vain tries to vilify.

Page 2: "Among sober-minded Canadians, a September 2006 poll found that 22 percent believe that "the attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001 had nothing to do with Osama Bin Laden and were actually a plot by influential Americans. In a poll conducted in seven Muslim countries, 78 percent of respondents said that they do not believe the 9/11 attacks were carried out by the U.S. or Israeli governments. What causes such theories to arise and spread?"

Has it ever dawned on Sunstein that discrepancies between the evidence and the explanation given for events would cause such theories to arise and spread? Apparently he's thought of everything under the sun except for this possibility.

Page 3: "Our main ...focus...involves conspiracy theories relating to terrorism, especially theories that arise from and post-date the 9/11 attacks. These theories exist within the United States and, even more virulently, in foreign countries, especially Muslim countries."

May I point out the authors forgot to mention Denmark and Australia as countries where 911 Truth has blossomed? Note that Muslims this and Muslims that. Don't leave out the Muslims. It's crazy people and Muslims - that's all you need to know. Let me know when you see the crazy fanatical conspiratorial-Muslim people Sunstein needs to rob of their rights as you watch the videos below.

Professor in chemistry Niels Harrit and Jakob Hede Madsen interviewed on TV2 - Denmarks largest TV channel:

Richard Gage AIA and Jan Utzon of Sydney Opera House discuss 9/11 truth:

The authors wonder what gives rise to such "Conspiracy Theories." Notice so far that there is no "conspiracy theory" posited by the 911 Truth movement - although after examining the evidence they point out that it contradicts the 911 Commission official conspiracy theory conclusions, and lend support to an alternative hypothesis - controlled demolition. Below is a video you may be familiar with. Another person Sunstein needs to silence?

I can understand why our Harvard Law Professors, guardians of the Bill of Rights and Constitution want to silence citizen-researchers like Richard Gage AIA of Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth. In the following video from Canadian television Gage discusses specifics and hard facts (none of which appear in Sunstein's sciolistic scarefest white paper) like "fuel air ratios" "hydrocarbon" and "iron-rich microspheres" - incantations too fantastic for our Harvard Professors to grasp. Is this why they view members of the 911 Truth movement as witches to be preemptively silenced before they can practice their witchcraft otherwise known as the scientific method?

Other facts discussed in these videos, like the melting point of structural steel, or that no steel-framed skyscraper had ever collapsed due to office fires - puzzles demanding investigation escape our Constitutional Scholars from Harvard. As Omniscient Law Professors from the illustrious Harvard University one would think they could grasp the importance of such sober concerns coming from an architect. Nope - they see terrorists they can't debate in public that must be silenced.

Go to time= 8:41 in the video below-listen to what Gage says when pressed to state a conspiracy theory - HE DOESN'T POSIT ONE. So exactly what/which "Conspiracy Theory" are Sunstein (and the other guy) referring to in their paper? Read their paper - it contains only generalizations. Gage does later talk about directions the investigation might take in light of the evidence collected - of course hypotheses will sprout - but the difference between Gage and what our Harvard geniuses misrepresent him and others as - is that Gage considers alternate hypotheses the official 911 Commission and other government investigators chose to ignore. He puts it simply: "Let the chips fall where they may."

"We bring forward the forensic-based science"

And by the way - for a couple of Harvard professors that like throwing the word "Epistemology" around it is ironic that the recommendations proposed in their sanctimonious "Conspiracy Theory" paper would also quash the Socratic method as a means of finding truth. It is no wonder, with American institutions often following the leadership of the great Harvard University; that with philistines like Sunstein and the other guy in prominent positions that our justice system is a travesty.

Later in the paper Sunstein (and the other guy) speciously draw a link between the thought-mechanisms that make people consider "Conspiracy Theories" and "Anger and Hatred." This is the set-up to start calling dissenters terrorists obviously. Translation - critical thinking skills are bad. Blind faith is good.

So lemme guess - that's the reason he needs to send out secret police and internet shills to ridicule, torment and attack with twisted logic those participating in the grass-roots-led investigation that is the 911 Truth movement. He considers all kinds of problems the government faces when faced with the possibility that a "false conspiracy theory" is spreading. Since he and other wise men can intuitively identify a "false conspiracy theory" they will protect us from ourselves by employing agents by night, infiltrators, and shills to disrupt the process by which the rest of us arrive at truth - evidence - science - debate - questioning. Never explained in the paper is how the rest of us can identify "false conspiracy theories" like Sunstein can without examining evidence and applying the scientific method - perhaps the concept is similar to the divine right of kings?

I am a bit surprised that a Harvard Law Professor doesn't leap at the opportunity to publicly debate a bunch of whackos like architect Richard Gage AIA or a plebian like Jack Rabbit. Why can't he use his impenetrable Harvard logic, scientific method, and Harvard debating skills to discredit people who he pretends don't have their facts straight?

Or does he know how to pick his fights - and knows the only way to stop a movement with the truth behind it is by corrupting the very laws that provide the citizens with the checks and balances on their government. The checks and balances that make a free society capable of dispelling myth through open debate - a society that can stop witchhunts because logic and reason rule over fear mongering and emergency measures that rob us of our liberty? Consider this snippet from this autocratically-minded soon-to-be-advisor-to-the-president's paper:

Page 3: "When civil rights and civil liberties are absent, people lack multiple information sources, and they are more likely to accept conspiracy theories.
In a closed society, secrets are not difficult to keep, and distrust of officialaccounts makes a great deal of sense. In such societies, conspiracy theories are both more likely to be true and harder to show to be false in light of available information. But when the press is free, and when checks and balances are in force, government cannot easily keep its conspiracies hidden for long. ...But it does mean that institutional checks make it unlikely, in such societies, that powerful groups can keep dark secrets for extended periods, at least if those secrets involve important events with major social salience."

Thanks professor - for once I agree with you - so why instead of protecting our liberties, the primary function of our Republic, do you propose the opposite?:

Page 14: "What can government do about conspiracy theories?"

Note: The authors from Harvard seem unaware that the 911 Commission Report is itself a conspiracy theory. Completely omitted is that the facts that have been uncovered by scientists, architects, engineers, pilots etc. linked on the left side of this blog question the conclusions of the official 911 report based on an overwhelming body of evidence. Wesley Clark is a member of Patriots Question 911 Truth - do the Harvard Professors intend to 'cognitively infiltrate' Wes Clark's conspiracy group? Which of the following actions they forward would they recommend for a former head of NATO?

Page 14: " We can readily imagine a series of possible responses.
1. Government might ban conspiracy theorizing."

Note: OK so although the geniuses from Harvard know an open society is the best protection against misguided government secrecy they make this proposal banning free speech - which is an inalienable right. A Harvard Law Professor? Send this clown back to school - somewhere else!

Page 14:
"2. Government might impose some kind of tax, financial or otherwise, on those who disseminate such theories."

Note: By "such theories" Sunstein means those that he and others blessed with special DNA can instinctively tell are "false conspiracy theories" - such as the one he imagines is held by the 911 Truth movement. See above videos where Gage distinctly states that he doesn't have a complete theory. Gage uses an analogy describing the 911 Truth movement as that of a detective who after walking into a room, finds a body and several shell casings. The detective doesn't need a complete theory to perform a thorough investigation. The detective, in order to find perpetrator/s must consider ALL hypotheses, not just the hypothesis Harvard Law Pontiffs anoint, and letting the scientific method and good police work lead to the truth.

Page 14:
" 3. Government might itself engage in counterspeech, marshaling arguments to discredit conspiracy theories."

Note: Methinks Sunstein protests too much. Counterspeech as he describes is already impemented. But the government agents will lose this battle because when one argues against the truth one ultimately must rely on logical fallacies which are self-defeating.

Page 14:
" 4. Government might formally hire credible private parties to engage in counterspeech"
Note: They already are but they are running into the same problems stated in paragraph above. Radio and TV personalities are backing away from these tactics because they backfire when the truth comes out - ratings drop - TV and Radio shills lose credibility.

Page 14:

" 5. Government might engage in informal communication with such parties, encouraging them to help. ... our main policy idea is that government should engage in cognitive infiltration of the groups that produce conspiracy theories, which involves a mix of 3, 4, and 5.

Page 22:

" Government agents (and their allies) might enter chat rooms, online social networks, or even real-space groups and attempt to undermine percolating conspiracy theories by raising doubts about their factual premises, causal logic or implications for political action. "

Note: The Harvard Law Professor's 29 page paper "Conspiracy Theory" defines a conspiracy theory as:
"an effort to explain some event or practice by reference to the machinations of powerful people, who have also managed to conceal their role."

So let me get this straight: Harvard Law Professor is proposing government sanctioned conspiratorial acts directed at the 911 Truth Movement while simultaneously proposing that people who know that their government commits conspiratorial acts are "dangerous" and must be pre-emptively silenced.

Page 16:
"According to an anonymous State Department official in charge of anti-disinformation, "a great deal of harm can result 'when people believe these lies and then act on the basis of their mistaken beliefs.' "

Note: This is great information from Sunstein - and I wish to add that I have information from an anonymous State Department official too! I was told by this anonymous top secret source that there are some Harvard Law Professors with absolutely no respect for the United States Constitution committed to the employment of scare tactics to trample on the Bill of Rights.

Page 29:

" Some conspiracy theories create serious risks. They do not merely undermine democratic debate; in extreme cases, they create or fuel violence. If government can dispel such theories, it should do so."

Note: I wonder how having a debate about a conspiracy or not is a bigger risk to democratic debate than the proposals this goof from Harvard is proposing?


Consider this excerpt from John Adams' book "A Defense of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America against the attack of M. Turgot"

Considering his interpretation of what our Founding Fathers intended for our Republic, and his portrayal of the 911 Truth movement - do you think Sunstein has good judgement? Do you think he will be a champion of your liberties? Do you think he gives good advice? Does it seem like he thinks he is better than you?

---Note: On Feb 17, 2010 I found the clip below deleted from my blog for some mysterious reason - let me try adding it again - It's from the book mentioned above:

"make our comparison with England and the English constitution Our people are undoubtedly sovereign all the landed and other property is in the hands of the citizens not only their representatives but their senators and governors are annually chosen there are no hereditary titles honours offices or distinctions the legislative executive and judicial powers are carefully separated from each other the powers of the one the few and the many are nicely balanced in their legislatures trials by jury are preserved in all their glory and there is no standing army the habeas corpus is in full force the press is the most free in the world and where all these circumstances take place it is unnecessary to addt that the laws alone ean govern "

----let me try adding the dangerous words of John Adams one more time - Feb 17, 2010


BONUS VIDEO-Sunstein wants to kill the 2nd Amendment too!

George Washington said:
"Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth. " -what part of that doesn't Sunstein understand?

Bonus Video 2

Update Jan 18, 2010 Alex Jones discusses Sunstein's radical views in this audio
UPDATE Jan 19, 2010 The 911Truth-Blind U.S. Corporate Media: PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER ONE
UPDATE JAN 27, 2010 Hey Cass you stupid Ass put Oliver Stone on your list
UPDATE FEB 2, 2010 Wesley Snipes acquitted of federal tax fraud
Actor also not guilty of conspiracy but convicted for failing to file returns

NOTE: FALSE CONSPIRACY THEORY ALERT - WARNING WILL ROBINSON - Quick - somebody call Harvard Law Professor and Constitutional Scholar and Obama advisor CASS SUNSTEIN (am I supposed to address this 1st Amendment denier as "Doctor?-apologies in advance ...
...find out who the law enforcement people are who came up with this "false conspiracy theory" - infiltrate their "conspiracy group" and tax them.


Why Are We Unable to Resist? by Christopher Bollyn

Read entire article here:

" I often wonder why young Americans do nothing to protest the outrageous criminal regime that has taken control of the United States. Where is the resistance? Two illegal wars, a growing police state, and several trillion dollars stolen by criminal bankers from the American people in the past year alone -- why aren't they protesting, resisting - burning tires in the streets?"
Note: From looking at my blog statistics - I'd say there's a lot of internet blocking of information going on among other things. Statistics I've followed have changed - and although people are waking up - it is being reflected less and less in the statistics.

Mayans, Money, Mayhem

UPDATE MAY 10, 2012 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18018343

In light of recent doomsday predictions based on one of the Mayan calenders I took a look into the issue to see for myself what all the hype is about. As usual there's a cast of characters with diverse information presented- from scaremongers to scientists, from the spiritual to the charlatan - who knows the truth?

Below are some videos and a link to a NOVA website that may fascinate you and help you to understand what all the hype is about. The video at the bottom, featuring Ian Lungold, is where you may wish to start for the deepest understanding - but it takes 3 hours to get through the whole two vids. What is fascinating is the precision by which the glyphs are claimed to mark time - and the comparisons the speaker makes with pivotal events in history and the sea changes in life as we know it throughout the ages. Are the conclusions accurate?

If you are concerned mostly about investing check out the one with Carl Calleman - again there are no real answers although the man claims accurate predictions can be made about the collapse of the present monetary system and shifts of power in the world. Everybody has opinions, this gentleman is careful about giving out advice. What the heck, why NOT listen to his predictions based on the Mayan calender - it's got to give better unbiased information than CNBC on money or Glenn Beck on politics - that is if you compare the performance of the two systems side by side. At the very least it's fun and there's no shouting. Also the exercise encourages the questioning of our own dogmas - rather than our present prognosticators who discourage questioning that which we are to accept undubitably as fact.

If you just want to look at the glyphs and hear them spoken, check out the NOVA site. Pay close attention to the mural found - a most recent discovery with glyphs that predate those so far decoded. Another fascinating mystery to ponder. See my note at the bottom where I conclude the fate of the planet based on this mural.

To see the trouble one must go through to get to such treasures see the video "An Amazing Mayan Discovery."

What did I learn that I didn't know?
1. The Mayans divided each day into 13 hours, then further divided by 13 into "min", then 13 "sec", infinitely: while the number 13 is considered an unlucky number in the "Western Culture."
2. The Mayans didn't use fractions.
3. The Mayans account for billions of years of time.
4. The Mayans had three calenders -
HAAB: 365.25 day calender (fractions when expressed in terms of our "days" not theirs)- used only for taxation - agrarian society therefore based on length of solar year.
TZOLKIN: "count of days" - 260 "days" long - astrological calender of the Maya - or the "personal calender" of the Maya intermeshed with 13 "intentions" - one may visualize this as two intermeshed gears - explained in Lungold vid.
Go here for Tzolkin page: click here
TUN: The "Divine" or "prophetic" calender - this is the one we hear the prophesies about - this is the calender the pyramids immortalize - you can learn about this in the Ian Lungold video. I commend the video if you wish to understand the basics - and watch a nicely prepared and delivered talk- click HERE to see the calender superimposed onto a pyramid so you can visualize the symbolism.

5. The day the Mayan calender ends is October 28, 2011, according to the folks I've chosen to believe - while I've heard through most fear-based American media that the end date is in 2012.

6. Every 52 TUNs the Mayans would put out every fire and spark in their entire civilization for a night - then fire was relit at the temples in the morning by priests, and this fire was spread via runners with torches to spread fire anew throughout their entire civilization.

7. How central something we take for granted, like a calender is, to our entire belief system, and the limitations it may impose on our very ability to perceive.

Cracking the Mayan code - look at the mural and decoding of the stele

Ian Lungold: This video may fascinate... it's the most boring-looking from here - but purely amazing and explains a lot

Note: I'm going to take a leap here and get everyone mad, but if you pay attention to the information available and try to sort it all out - the comet theory looks good as depicted by the snake with the Maize god on it, and the birth scene to the left in the mural at the NOVA site. What are your theories? Either way I suppose I'll continue with business as usual - we'll see what happens when the day gets here.
Update Feb 17, 2010 One of the commenters pointed out that this video is valuable - it is from one of the linked sites above - but in case you don't find it yourself here it is. Thank you commenter. (Sometimes I don't link the videos directly because the most interested readers will find it at the links - helps the researchers out and keeps the vid in the context intended - but I agree it's a good idea to put it here.)

UPDATE FEB 17, 2010 Note: I had the link for the TUN calender on the wrong line yesterday - it was under TZOLKIN- I moved it to proper location today. There was a link at mayanmajix under "daily TZOLKIN" where one could see the two wheels intermeshed depicting the TZOLKIN astrological concept. It isn't working now as I write this but maybe they'll fix it. It was while trying to work that link into the paragraph that I made the errors. Sorry 'bout that.


Obama Moves to Unravel Twenty Years of 'Law & Order' Episodes, Seeks Optional Miranda --By Lori Price

Read entire article here:

" In a single night, President Barack Obama re-invaded Afghanistan (because it's worked *so well* over the last eight years) and announced that the White House is 'reviewing a plan that would require the Justice Department and FBI to consult with the intelligence community before *deciding* whether to inform terrorism suspects arrested in the United States that they have the right to remain silent and to consult with an attorney.' This is quite staggering, even for the Administration's Friday night bad news dump!"
Note: Exactly - Friday night is when each disgraceful act comes out while the public is tied up trying to forget their three jobs, mortgage payment they can't make, credit card bills at usury prices, wars everywhere etc...

Look at the bottom of this blog for a window showing Citizens for Legitimate Government recent headlines. It's really a great site.

CIA and the NAZIs: How we got where we are today

The second video below contains interviews with historians, dramatizations and vintage footage to show the history of American dealings with the NAZIs. By understanding our past we can better understand how we got where we are today - that is - how America has become a nation supporting torture, government sanctioned murder, government murder of its own citizens, wars of aggression - essentially how we've become NAZIs.

Please first consider this video from Paul Craig Roberts - what is to be done?

Video below is described on Google website as follows:

" Conspiracy: CIA and the Nazis reveals how over 4,000 former Nazis went to work for the U.S. government, without the public's knowledge, to help fight the Soviet Union. Reinhard Gehlen, an intelligence officer for Hitler's General Staff, was tapped to head the U.S. intelligence program in West Germany to spy on the Russians. At the same time, former Nazi scientists and engineers were welcomed onto American soil. But the extent of these operations is only now becoming clear: In 1998, a law was passed mandating declassification of documents concerning recruitment of former Nazis. CIA AND THE NAZIS examines these files to see how far the U.S. went in recruiting its former enemy to fight its new one."

UPDATE FEB 13, 2010
Picture borrowed from here


UPDATE FEB 19, 2010 UPDATE FEB 19, 2010 Should Corporations share your First Amendment Right to Free Speech?: Antiques and a Job Description


Alex Jones: Too Big for us Peons?

Alex Jones hijacks an ongoing protest in an arrogant display of megalomania. Rather than being an ally of the protesters on the scene he becomes a divider bringing confusion to an event already underway. While a "speaking platform" for the event had already been established - with a speaker on a megaphone already talking - Alex Jones appears with his own megaphone, walks up with a small entourage and begins shouting into his own megaphone effectively drowning out those who already had a good thing going.


My compliments to the balsy folks that confronted Alex Jones - this is exactly the information the public needs to see how "divide and conquer" works.