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670,000 Without Power, ConEd Says Repairs Could Take A Week

[Ed. Note: fast forward to 3:10 in the clip below to see what happens when a NYC transformer gets flooded.]


The good news is that no workers are trapped. The bad news is that between the 14th Street transformer explosion and the flooding and damage elsewhere, there are 670,000 people without power and over 230,000 of them are in Manhattan.



Gangs Plan Hurricane Looting Spree Via Twitter

New York National Guard to “protect against looting”

by Paul Joseph Watson, Prison Planet:


Scores of Twitter users have flooded the social networking site announcing their plans to go on looting sprees once Hurricane Sandy makes landfall, as the New York National Guard announced it would put troops on duty in Long Island to prevent such activity.

1,175 New York National Guard troops have been mobilized to “provide command and control and logistical support” in New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley and the Southern Tier. According to NBC New York, the troops will also be on hand to “protect against looting.”

They might well be needed given the fact that a deluge of Twitter users are using the website to appeal to others to join them in exploiting the chaos generated by the superstorm to ransack stores.

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Biowarfare alert: Is a mass bio-terror pandemic planned for 2012?

J. D. Heyes
June 5, 2012

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), despite America’s dubious history of using the population as a test tube for all sorts of crazy things, plans to release what it claims is a harmless bacteria in the Boston subway system this year as a way to test biological sensors, and at least some folks think it may be the start of a bio-terror pandemic with sinister implications.

In an early May report, CBS News/Boston said federal officials “test the subway sensors by releasing dead bacteria called B-subtilis. They say it is used in food supplements, has been rigorously tested and has no adverse health effects for low exposure in healthy people.”

The unknown variable here, then, is what sort of an effect will this bacteria have on unhealthy people – will they be able to handle it? Will it make them sicker?

According to the CBS News report, the test will be conducted in Cambridge and Somerville during off peak hours sometime this summer; DHS held a public hearing on May 16 at the CambridgeYMCAin Central Square, to allow the public to ask questions and voice concerns over the test.

Later in the month, Boston mass transit police hailed the test as forward-thinking and said it was a proactive, rather than reactive, measure.

Testing to ‘validate performance of technologies’

“So often in the security field we take action retroactively,” said Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) Police Chief Paul MacMillian, who referenced the banning of liquids aboard commercial flights. “These things are done after the fact. We have not had a bio attack but there’s all this chatter that we hear about it.”

DHS itself said in a 28-page summary of the test published in January and titledEnvironmental Assessment for Bacillus subtilis Particles to Challenge Bio-Detection Sensors in Subway Stationsthat it is vital to help examine equipment aimed at thwarting, or at least mitigating, a bioweapons attack.

“DHS (Science and Technology Directorate) has been developing technologies and sensors needed to rapidly detect a potential biological attack on the Nation’s transportation infrastructure in order to minimize public exposure and strengthen security,” says an executive summary of the document. “To validate the performance of the technologies, it is necessary to perform field tests in a real-world environment.”

The summary went on to say subway systems were being chosen for the test because they “provide one of the most challenging and harsh indoor settings that sensors of this nature would be exposed to in real-world deployment, due to the temperature and humidity extremes that often characterize these types of indoor environments.”

“In order to understand the true detection capabilities of the biological sensor networks, challenge tests with a material must be performed,” the summary said.

The government has a history of these kinds of tests. In 1977 during a Senate hearing, information was divulged of numerous secret germ “attacks” the Pentagon had launched on U.S. cities – all without the public’s knowledge – in an effort to test threats posed by biological agents (sound familiar?).

History of testing – and infecting

Leonard A. Cole, writing inWashington Monthlyin 1985, cited that Senate hearing, saying the tests “may have caused outbreaks of disease which occurred in some of the test areas.”

Such “attacks” included testing by the U.S. Army in the mid-1960s, as the Vietnam war was beginning, in which travelers at Washington’s National Airport were sprayed with a bacteria mist without their knowledge.

Other tests included placing Bacillus globigii in light bulbs that were dropped in the subway systems of New York City and Chicago by government scientists. When people began to get ill, the effects of the tests were discarded because Uncle Sam did not keep track of the health effects caused by the substance.

But some see a more disturbing link to the current round of tests. Citing an increase in bio-terror drills since President Obama took office in 2008 – as well as an uptick in bio-terror plots – some believe the government is conditioning citizens and first responders alike for a major attack, one that they believe is coming from the government itself.

Dangerous, dubious, yes – but sinister?

“The overall goal of bio-terror propaganda is to convince America and the world that it is on the precipice of a bio-terror induced pandemic,” writes one blogger on a site calledTrutherNews. “Bio-terror propaganda is currently at an all-time high and confirms that an upcoming bio-terror attack is in the cards and may be played in a last ditch effort to regain political, economic and military control of society.

While that may be a little paranoid, there’s no question the government has conducted tests of bio-weapons for decades, and is intending to continue them, based on what DHS has planned for the subways of Boston.

“Since the 1940′s, the military and the CIA have conducted numerous ‘tests’ on the American people, including the release of dengue fever carrying mosquitoes in Georgia and Florida, biological warfare tests on the civilian population in Puerto Rico, the release of bacillus globigii from a submarine on the port of Oahu, Hawaii, and dozens of other incidents, most of them classified,” writes Paul Joseph Watson

Whether there is some disturbing globalist plot to kill tens of millions of Americans later this year is a matter for discussion. But the history of the government to use its own population as a test bed for its own devices is a matter of public record. A growing public record. And one day, probably by accident, it’s entirely possible the government could overplay its hand, fulfilling the predictions of the doomsday crowd.

This article was first published on Natural News.

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Protecting Your Assets from an Out-of-Control Government, Part I

by Terry Coxon,

By keeping all your assets in the country where you live, you commit, ahead of time, to ratify whatever policy your home government might adopt, no matter how objectionable, unreasonable or pernicious that policy happens to be. If the next new mandate is “Register today to get a nail pounded into your head,” you’re already signed up.

Americans, by and large, run all their affairs within the confines of the US. The US economy is so large and so varied that it’s easy to assume that everything you want to do with your wealth can be done without crossing any borders. And people in the US, like people anywhere, live with the habits and attitudes developed over generations. They’re only human. In the case of Americans, those habits grew out of long experience with a government that was small and that generally practiced the rare virtue of following its own laws. In a happy exception to mankind’s experience with rulers, there was little to fear from it.

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He had great sexual warmth: Obama’s secret Australian girlfriend tells all in new book

YOU’RE a smart-looking dude fresh out of college with the whole of New York to romance.

You’ve just broken up with a chick from California – it was a long-distance thing and she was a serious literary type who made you write to her about T.S. Eliot.

But then you meet a hot young primary school teacher in a kitchen at some party. You’re wearing jeans, a T-shirt and cool leather jacket. She has an accent and it turns out she’s the daughter of a diplomat. From Australia. A week later she spends the night with you. Score.

She’s comfortable with you lounging around bare-chested in a blue and white sarong – hey, she grew up in Indonesia too – and doesn’t mind that you wear Brut, smoke and eat raisins.

For some reason you break up and years later, while you’re making a name for yourself in politics, you decide to write an autobiography.

Except, you don’t talk about the raisins, the sarong or the fact she’s an Aussie. You just refer to her as “woman in New York that I loved”. And then you start making stuff up.

Which would be fine, if you didn’t go on to become the President of the United States.

Normally, when trouble comes Barack Obama’s way, it’s more of the “North Korea threatens nuclear war” variety. Ex-girlfriend stuff rarely comes up. That’s more Bill Clinton’s patch.

But a new biography threatens to bog down the President by revealing intimate details of his past loves that raise questions about why his memory of the ’80s in New York was so fuzzy.

Obama admitted to David Maraniss, author of Barack Obama: The Story, that “woman in New York” was a “compression” of several girlfriends he had in New York and Chicago.

But there was only one woman he dated in New York and she was Australian Genevieve Cook.

Maraniss had access to Cook’s diaries and they shed light on the character and personality of the young Obama.

“I’m left wondering if Barack’s reserve, etc is not just the time in his life, but, after all, emotional scarring that will make it difficult for him to get involved even after he’s sorted his life through with age and experience,” Cook wrote after breaking up with Obama in 1985. “Hard to say, as obviously I was not the person that brought infatuation. (That lithe, bubbly, strong black lady is waiting somewhere!)”

The diaries, extracts of which appear in the new issue of Vanity Fair, also recall their first night together and what it was about Obama that made him so attractive.

“I’m pretty sure we had dinner maybe the Wednesday after. I think maybe he cooked me dinner. Then we went and talked in his bedroom. And then I spent the night. It all felt very inevitable.”

“I open the door, that Barack keeps closed, to his room, and enter into a warm, private space pervaded by a mixture of smells that so strongly speak of his presence, his liveliness, his habits – running sweat, Brut spray deodorant, smoking, eating raisins, sleeping, breathing.”

She also recalls how Obama would spend Sundays lounging around bare-chested in a blue and white sarong, while drinking coffee and solving The New York Times crossword puzzle. She also talks about his great sexual warmth.

Obama chose to remember things differently for his autobiography, Dreams of My Father.

In one passage he writes about taking his New York girlfriend to see a play by a black playwright:

“It was a very angry play, but very funny. Typical black American humour. The audience was mostly black, and everybody was laughing and clapping and hollering like they were in church. After the play was over, my friend started talking about why black people were so angry all the time. I said it was a matter of remembering – nobody asks why Jews remember the Holocaust, I think I said – and she said that’s different, and I said it wasn’t, and she said that anger was just a dead end. We had a big fight, right in front of the theatre. When we got back to the car she started crying. She couldn’t be black, she said. She would if she could, but she couldn’t. She could only be herself, and wasn’t that enough.”

Maraniss says “none of this none of this happened with Genevieve. She remembered going to the theatre only once with Barack, and it was not to see a work by a black playwright.”

The author put this detail to the President, to which Obama replied: “It is an incident that happened. But not with her. He would not be more specific, but the likelihood is that it happened later, when he lived in Chicago. I was very sensitive in my book not to write about my girlfriends, partly out of respect for them.”

Obama’s autobiography does say in the introduction to Dreams of My Father that “some of the characters that appear are composites of people I’ve known”. But his description of his white New York girlfriend is touching and feels genuine.

“She had dark hair, and specks of green in her eyes. Her voice sounded like a wind chime.” Reading T.S. Eliot paid off.


Report: More Than 100,000 Americans Are Domestic Terrorists

Concerns over martial law in America on a par with Islamic extremism

Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, February 24, 2012

An L.A. Times report which characterizes the Sovereign Citizen movement as “a major threat” on a par with Islamic extremism infers that “more than 100,00 Americans” are domestic terrorists as a result of their affiliation with the group.

The article, entitled ‘Sovereign citizen’ movement now on FBI’s radar, frames the belief that “the U.S. is essentially under martial law,” along with support for reintroducing the gold standard, as political views indicative of violent extremism.

The report quotes Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center, who in one fell swoop demonizes “more than 100,00 Americans” as domestic terrorists.

“This is a movement that has absolutely exploded,” said Mark Potok, a senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit organization based in Montgomery, Ala., that tracks domestic terrorists and hate groups. More than 100,000 Americans have aligned themselves with the sovereign citizens, the center said.

Potok specializes in seizing upon tragedies to push his organization’s political agenda. Immediately after the shooting of US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Potok took to the airwaves to blame the attempted assassination on the “radical right,” when the shooter, Jared Loughner, was described by those who knew him as a “left-wing pothead”.

Potok has been described as “the Boy Who Cried Right-Wing Terrorist” because of his obsession with exploiting almost every act of violence to impugn conservatives.

“The fact that he is consistently wrong about, well, just about everything — from the political views of the supposed right wingers to the supposedly violent nature of conservative groups to the mere presence of violent crime — does not seem to dissuade Old Media from using him to smear conservatives,” explains Lachlan Markay.

The SPLC makes tens of millions of dollars every year demonizing politically active Americans as domestic terrorists, making it the most profitable “civil rights charity” in America, and yet the establishment media continues to treat the organization and its mouthpieces like Potok as impartial observers.

Of course, any political group with such a substantial membership is bound to contain a smattering of crazies – the report claims members of the Sovereign Citizen movement have killed six police officers over the course of the last 12 years – but to demonize over 100,000 Americans as violent terrorists on a par with Al-Qaeda because they express concerns about the militarization of law enforcement is clearly asinine.

Unfortunately, it’s now par for the course.

Despite the fact that the federal government was forced to back down on framing Ron Paul supporters, libertarians, people who display bumper stickers, people who own gold, or even people who fly a U.S. flag, as terrorists under the infamous MIAC report, the rush to denounce legitimate political beliefs as thought crimes, or even mundane behaviors, by insinuating they are shared by terrorists, has accelerated in recent months.

Under the FBI’s Communities Against Terrorism program, the bulk purchase of food is labeled as a potential indication of terrorist activity, as is using cash to pay for a cup of coffee, and showing an interest in web privacy when using the Internet in a public place.

As we have documented on numerous occasions, the federal government routinely characterizes mundane behavior as extremist activity or a potential indicator of terrorist intent. As part of its ‘See Something, Say Something’ campaign, the Department of Homeland Security educates the public that generic activities performed by millions of people every day, including using a video camera, talking to police officers, wearing hoodies, driving vans, writing on a piece of paper, and using a cell phone recording application,” are all potential signs of terrorist activity.

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