Picture us coolin’ on the 4th of July… And if you heard we were celebrating; that’s a worldwide lie! – Public Enemy
Are you celebrating In Dependence today? If yes; why? Have you ever asked why? If no; did you not ask because you were already told why?
Have you ever considered that the reason you were given is a lie?
Most of our beliefs and behaviors were created in boardrooms and handed down to us from above to make money from us and to control us.
Edward Bernays is the reason why we have bacon and eggs for breakfast, why women smoke with cigarettes, why beer is an American staple, and why we have bookshelves in our homes. He and his uncle, Sigmund Freud, created a powerful and effective mind-control technology used today by marketers and advertisers. Madison Avenue mind-control is why we do things we otherwise wouldn’t like, wearing blue jeans, spraying air fresheners in rooms, eating cereal for breakfast, buying worthless diamonds…
This technology was used by the powers that be to trick us into celebrating holydays long before Freud and Bernays.
The only thing new in this world is the history that you don’t know. – Harry S. Truman
You don’t celebrate the holydays you revel in for the reasons you’ve been told. The truth is they are either fertility rituals or observances of astronomical events, or human sacrifice events or even all three. Is it a coincidence that your holydays coincide with astronomical events?
Four experiments tested the novel hypothesis that ritualistic behavior potentiates and enhances the enjoyment of ensuing consumption—an effect found for chocolates, lemonade, and even carrots. Experiment 1 showed that ritual behaviors compared to a no-ritual condition, made chocolate more flavorful, valuable, and deserving of behavioral savoring. Experiment 2 demonstrated that random gestures do not boost consumption like ritualistic gestures do. It further showed that a delay between a ritual and the opportunity to consume heightens enjoyment, which attests to the idea that ritual behavior stimulates goal-directed action (to consume). Experiment 3 found that performing rituals oneself enhanced consumption more than merely watching someone else perform the same ritual, suggesting that personal involvement is crucial for the benefits of rituals to emerge. Last, Experiment 4 provided direct evidence of the underlying process: Rituals enhance consumption enjoyment due to the greater involvement they prompt in the experience. – Rituals Enhance Consumption
Our ancient rulers didn’t need a Harvard study to understand that giving you a stupid little ritual to perform would cause you to perceive value in the worthless product they were presenting you. Those ancient Pagan people were just backwards, ignorant, barbaric, superstitious savages, and we modern people are smart, informed, and intelligent, right? We don’t do crazy stuff like running down the street naked to be flogged with a bloody wolfskin whip for fertility, but they can change Lupercalia to Valentines and make up some modern ritual, and you’ll do it because; you don’t love your wife if you don’t. Yes, we have science now and use pharmaceuticals for fertility issues. We can have doctors sacrifice our babies in sterile abortuaries now instead of just throwing them into bonefires. The ignorance and violence is gone, but the holydays are still with us, so they needed to give us new rituals.
Our Masonic founding fathers forgot to tell us that In Dependence Day is Aphelion.
America is not a free country anymore unless you have paid for and obtained the proper licenses and permits for it. How can you feel free when, on the way home from celebrating Freedom, you’ll be hijacked, and strapped down to a gurney and forcibly have your precious bodily fluids extracted?
How are these American people Undependent when 1/3 of them are Dependent on the govern(control)ment(mind)?
Detroit is a city surrounded by fresh water. 45,000 people there can not or will not pay their water bills. They will not go to any of the many nearby lakes to free water. They will not dig wells in their backyards. They will not build cisterns or use barrels to collect free rainwater. They believe that hot and cold indoor plumbing delivered free to their homes by hard-working people is a human right, and they want the UN to come here and make it happen.
I’m sure you’ll be buying and lighting fireworks tonight to celebrate your “freedom”. Just remember; you’re only free to use them how the Govern(control)ment(mind) says you may.
Yes, the epitome of Freedom and Undependence can get you a prison sentence if used improperly. Roger Ver spent time in the big house for selling fireworks on Ebay. His great offense was sending them to his customers via the mail. I overstand that the mail handlers should know that they are handling something potentially explosive, but we’re not talking about vials of unstable nitroglycerin or yellow cake uranium; it’s fireworks. Why can’t provisions be made for mailing such items? If it’s so dangerous; how do they get from the factory to the roadside fireworks stands? How do they get from there to your home without maiming or killing your family?
What were we celebrating again? Oh, Undependence from Britain. How is it that we fight a bloody war against them, win it, but still care about how they feel about us and have concern over hurting their feelings?
I’m talking about Roger Goldstein and his 1917 film, The Spirit of ’76. Goldstein got sent down the river because the movie violated the Espionage Act because certain scenes generated hostility towards Britain. Yes, he aided and abetted our German enemy and spent ten years in prison because his film offended the good sensibilities of our former British enemy.
First amendment rights, you ask? The first amendment didn’t apply to movies back then, so FU, Goldstein!
How ironic that we celebrate our Undependence from the country that still rules over us.
1. They are still right next door.
We failed to take Canada during the war,
and the delegation sent to Paris to negotiate the treaty attempted to cede all of Quebec, and conquered only Ohio.
We failed to conquer Canada during the War of 1812 also.
2.The Treaty of Paris granted England perpetual access to the Mississippi River.
Article 8: The navigation of the river Mississippi, from its source to the ocean, shall forever remain free and open to the subjects of Great Britain… – The Paris Peace Treaty of 1783
3. We’re paying them.
King George managed to negotiate restitution. We fought for a good and just cause. England owed us for her transgressions. We won because we were right and they were wrong.
It is agreed that creditors on either side shall meet with no lawful impediment to the recovery of the full value in sterling money of all bona fide debts heretofore contracted. Article 5:
It is agreed that Congress shall earnestly recommend it to the legislatures of the respective states to provide for the restitution of all estates, rights, and properties, which have been confiscated belonging to real British subjects; and also of the estates, rights, and properties of persons resident in districts in the possession on his Majesty’s arms and who have not borne arms against the said United States. And that persons of any other decription shall have free liberty to go to any part or parts of any of the thirteen United States and therein to remain twelve months unmolested in their endeavors to obtain the restitution of such of their estates, rights, and properties as may have been confiscated; and that Congress shall also earnestly recommend to the several states a reconsideration and revision of all acts or laws regarding the premises, so as to render the said laws or acts perfectly consistent not only with justice and equity but with that spirit of conciliation which on the return of the blessings of peace should universally prevail. And that Congress shall also earnestly recommend to the several states that the estates, rights, and properties, of such last mentioned persons shall be restored to them, they refunding to any persons who may be now in possession the bona fide price (where any has been given) which such persons may have paid on purchasing any of the said lands, rights, or properties since the confiscation.
And it is agreed that all persons who have any interest in confiscated lands, either by debts, marriage settlements, or otherwise, shall meet with no lawful impediment in the prosecution of their just rights. – The Paris Peace Treaty of 1783
If we won; why do we have to pay them?
The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender. – Proverbs 22:7
We are still paying those debts to the London-based Rothschild family because with their system; it is nearly impossible to pay off your debt.
4. We are ruled by their royal family.
But, you were told America is democratic and we are ruled only by those we vote for – right? We don’t have royal dynasties like the Kennedy’s, Bush’s, Clintons, or Obama’s.
Is it nepotism or just a coincidence?
5.Many of our Attorneys General are beholden to the Crown.
The powers generally understood to belong to the Attorney General at common law have been summarized as follows: 1st. To prosecute all actions, necessary for the protection and defense of the property and revenues of the crown. 2d. By information, to bring certain classes of persons accused of crimes and misdemeanors to trial. [3rd.] By scire facias, to revoke and annul grants made by the crown improperly, or when forfeited by the grantee thereof. 4th. By information, to recover money or other chattels, or damages for wrongs committed on the land, or other possessions of the crown. 5th. By writ of quo warranto, to determine the right of him who claims or usurps any office, franchise or liberty, and to vacate the charter, or annul the existence of a corporation, for violations of its charter, or for omitting to exercise its corporate powers. 6th. By writ of mandamus, to compel the admission of an officer duly chosen to his office, and to compel his restoration when illegally ousted. 7th. By information in chancery, to enforce trusts, and to prevent public nuisances, and the abuse of trust powers. 8th. By proceedings in rem, to recover property to which the crown may be entitled, by forfeiture for treason, and property, for which there is no other legal owner, such as wrecks, treasure trove, &c. (3 Black. Com., 256-7, 260 to 266; id., 427 and 428; 4 id., 308, 312.) 9th. And in certain cases, by information in chancery, for the protection of the rights of lunatics, and others, who are under the protection of the crown. (Mitford’s Pl., 24-30, Adams’ Equity, 301-2.)
1919-20 Ill. Att’y Gen. Op. 618, 629-30, quoting from People v. Miner, 3 Lansing (NY) 396 (1868). – History of the Office of the Illinois Attorney General
The most frequently cited list of the English common-law powers is found in an 1868 New York decision, People v. Miner, which conferred on the Attorney General certain powers, such as the ability “[t]o prosecute all actions, necessary for the protection and defence [sic] of the property and revenues of the crown.” – Constitutional Crisis in the Commonwealth: Resolving the Conflict Between Governors and Attorneys General
all licensed Bar attorneys are beholden to the crown. And your home may even be owned by the Queen.
Looks like the sun still never sets on the British Empire.
Happy In Dependence Day to everyone in New England, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Manchester and London Kentucky, Queen MaryLand, Prince William County, Prince George’s County, Avon Windsor and Brighton Colorado, Stroud Oklahoma, Portsmouth and Peterborough New Hampshire, Oxford Mississippi, Winchester and Richmond Virginia, Newport Rhode Island, Portland Oregon, Exeter, Berkeley and Compton California, Kingston New York, Bristol and Brentwood Tennessee, Birmingham Alabama, Stafford and Lancaster Texas, Chesterfield Missouri, Mansfield Louisiana, Newark New Jersey, Lincoln Nebraska, Colchester Vermont, Dover Delaware, Hastings Nebraska, Newhaven Connecticut, Reading Pennsylvania, Durham North Carolina, Concord Arkansas, and Washington Pennsylvania. And the winner is; Massachusetts with Boston Braintree Plymouth Waltham Beverly Worcester and Gloucester. Happy Aphelion to you all. I hope you can all stay warm!
Our ally who used to be an enemy across the pond recently voted to leave the European Union. Will they really get out or will everything carry on, business as usual with the English being given an illusion of Liberty and Un-Dependence like what we have here? Are they willing to fight a war against NATO, the UN and the EU in order to uphold their national sovereignty? If so; I think the U.S. Corporation, Inc. will be expected to support them by sending copious amounts of Federal Reserve Accounting Unit Dollars and plenty of young men for blood sacrifices, and I’m sure we will cheerfully and willingly oblige. I don’t expect an Amerexit from NATO, the UN or the British Commonwealth. I wouldn’t be surprised if I found myself in prison for writing this perennial article. Yes, this article would be found just as riotous, seditious and UN-Patriotic as, The Spirit of ’76, or The Innocence of Muslims. I don’t want you to go down with me, so be sure you only view this site on the onion router, clear all your cookies, then throw your computer into an incinerator. If your hard drive isn’t turned into molten metal; the feds can use an electron microscope to read the 0’s and 1’s on it and know that you’ve been reading this subversive material.
The red is for the blood we shed as a people. The blue is for those sad songs we sing in church; the blues. The white is for the obvious: There ain’t no Black in that flag…
THE FREEDOM FIGHTER, July 4, 2016.
The unanimous Declaration of the fifty united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these States; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the New World Order is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over the earth. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
His Congress has passed unconstitutional Laws.
He has passed other Laws for the financial accommodation of large districts of people at the expense of the taxpayers, causing those people to relinquish their Constitutional Rights, Rights inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has declared legislative bodies to be in recess and made appointments in order to circumvent congressional vetting for his candidates, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has taken office of a foreign government, in violation of Article I, Section 9, Clause 8, the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within. He has passed Laws that will allow him to kill Americans for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has endeavoured to conquer the population of these States; for that purpose ignoring and corrupting the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; encouraging illegal migrations hither.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by allowing Loretta Lynch to ignore his malfeasance.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
For abolishing the free System of the United States Constitution, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into this country:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us. In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our New World Order brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their stealth to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them that we are not their chattel. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
Therefore, We, the People of the united States of America, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these States, solemnly publish and declare, That these United States are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the New World Order, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, the Rothschild family, and the New World Order is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
- The Declaration Of Independence (businessinsider.com)
I went to the National Press Club headquarters, handed the secretary my application and business card and told her to sign me up. “I’m ready to become a member.”
She looked at my application, asked some questions, then looked at my website and said that I did not qualify for membership. “Why not?”, I asked.
To qualify for a journalist membership to the National Press Club, one must be a reporter, editor, writer, publisher; editorial and news cartoonist or artist; news photographer or videographer; producer, president or general manager; librarian, web master or other editorial employee of a regularly issued news outlet that is supported by advertising , paid subscriptions, or funded by a non-profit organization.
Since my site is free for anyone to access and I don’t have any paying advertisers I don’t qualify for Press Club membership. I told her that I don’t charge because what I do is a public service. I tried to explain to her that I am a credible journalist with the utmost integrity. I report the truth and give my unfettered opinions, my high standards and scruples are inviolable. I am not beholden to any corporation or government. I do not have any paid advertisers because that would eventually become a conflict of interests. most corporations are corrupt. How do I report on their corruption when they are paying me to be quiet about it?
So I guess I’m not a real journalist like Jason Blair, Brian Williams or George Stephanopolous. The Freedom Fighter must not be a real news site because it is not owned by Fortune 500 international conglomerate corporation. I must not be doing real reporting because I actually write every word and never recite corporate press releases about new products or services disguised as news stories.
Maybe I should change. Maybe I should try to be more like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Mark Levin, who are all on 105.9 WMAL. Listen on 105.9 FM or AM 630. You can also listen live or hear your favorite shows on demand with the WMAL app. download it free from the Apple app store or Google Play. WMAL – Where Washington Comes to Talk.
Now let’s go to the Earnhardt Ford News Center to hear the latest news, brought to you by Tex Earnheardt of Earnhardt Ford: And that ain’t no bull!
In the News:
The Greek banks may not open Monday. Apparently the Greeks are hip to imminent bank bail-ins, and are withdrawing all of their cash. They withdrew around 2 billion Euros in only three days this week.
Your money isn’t safe in the bank, even in America. The next time the banks lose money on bad investments; the government isn’t going to bail them out. The president or treasury secretary will tell them to take some of that unsecured deposit money. That’s your checking and savings accounts.
I wonder how many of those 2 billion Euros were withdrawn fraudulently by identity thieves? It’s a good idea to have no more money in the bank than is needed to pay your current bills. It’s also a good idea to protect your identity from identity thieves. That’s why I use LifeLock™ and you should too. Ask Pajama Boy.
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Pajama Boy must have a great life. I’d like to be like he. It would be nice to get up in the morning, open the new blinds I got from blinds.com. “Blinds from the internets!?” you say? That’s right. I got my blinds from blinds.com and they made it very easy and hassle-free.
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I’d sit on the couch all morning sipping my cocoa, eating my berries from Shari’s Berries™…
The Greeks have withdrawn around 2 billion Euros. What are they going to do with all that cash? They and you here in America should be invested in something that is historically proven to not only retain its worth over time, but to also become more valuable over time. Gold never becomes worthless. When we are all living like Mad Max Beyond the Thunderdome; you’ll wish you had bought gold. gold is a safe investment that will protect you from rising tax rates and inflation.
Well, the board is filled right now. I’d better take some calls. Let’s see… We have…
How much are these women worth to you? How much should one get paid to wear a skimpy costume, yell chants and prance around? Do we need to get the law involved in this?
California assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez thinks so. She introduced a bill in California that, if it becomes law, will force the NFL to treat its California cheerleaders as employees and pay them at least minimum wage.
Isn’t the minimum wage $0?
Aren’t we all big boys and girls here? Why must the State be involved in every minutiae of our lives? I guess because someone wasn’t a big girl and sued the NFL for not paying her enough money for looking pretty and shaking what her momma gave her; so, here comes Lorena Gonzalez to the rescue!
According to Gonzalez, the NFL is just a bunch of wife-beating, male chauvinist pigs who don’t even pay their female sex-objects minimum wage, and the omnipotent, benevolent, god-on-earth/Government needs to do something about it.
I wonder why she cares so much?
How much is cheerleading worth? If you go to football games, and you pay $150, $300, $500, even $2000 for each ticket; are you paying that money to see professional football players or cheerleaders?
It’s a pretty basic concept in business that a person earns what she is worth. Maybe a cheerleader is worth more than less than minimum wage, but until recently the NFL was just a poor little non-profit charity organization and probably couldn’t afford to pay the cheerleaders much.
We get paid what we’re worth, and if you don’t feel like you are; you are free to ask for a raise. If you don’t get it; you are free to quit and work somewhere else for people who will appreciate your skills, experience and talent and will compensate you better. This is a free country. I have all the licenses and permits to prove it. A woman could even start her own business, exploit her customers and employees and keep all the money to herself.
What kind of person makes an agreement with someone then sues because she doesn’t like the agreement that she made?
No one forces anyone to be a cheerleader. Every one of them asked someone else for the job. That person told her the job duties and how much she would be paid. She agreed to it, they shook hands and she became a cheerleader. The San-Diego Union Tribune says some teams classify them as volunteers. Volunteers get paid less than minimum wage. Would it be right to volunteer to work at the homeless shelter then after finding out that some actual hard work is involved, sue them for not paying you enough? My supposition would be that these women have jobs that pay the bills and cheerlead for a hobby. I would posit that these women have husbands who make enough money for her to devote the time and energy needed to be a cheerleader without becoming destitute.
You don’t sue for not being paid enough to cheerlead. You don’t write a law to mandate minimum pay for cheerleading. No one can eat, drive, wear or take shelter in cheerleading. If I get sick or injured; cheerleading will not heal me. I’ve never even seen or heard of the cheerleading squad causing a game to be won or lost. Cheerleading is not worth much. If one wants to do it; one must pay for it.
Priorities are really out of whack. Too much care is given to panty-flashing women and ball-chasing men. Our Government is charging foreigners with corruption. They say some people in FIFA are corrupt for taking bribes. If you want FIFA to advertise the World Cup on your media outlet; bribe money helps them in their decision to pick you over someone else.
I’m totally shocked and outraged! I just can’t believe that you would have to actually pay someone to use their extremely valuable property so you can make money from it too, and that is corrupt. What’s next; sue water for getting people wet, indict dogs for barking?
Show me one family put out on the streets, one starving child, one entrepreneur who lost his business because of FIFA corruption or cheerleaders not getting paid enough. Show me one veteran on a wait/death list, one family whose health insurance rates have skyrocketed, one child, elderly or disabled person severely beaten or killed by cops because of FIFA corruption or cheerleaders not getting paid enough, show me one dead body, and maybe then I’ll care.
As long as you are willing to give up your self-respect and dignity, and your right to freely travel.
As long as you get irradiated or felt-up first.
As long as the pervert TSA screener can get nude pictures of your wives and daughters for those lonely rainy nights at home.
Transportation Slave Auction
May I get on the plane, now?
How about now?
USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA!
It was as good as sliced bread three years ago.
Now they don’t like it so much.
President Obama has banned the sale of some kinds of military equipment to local law enforcement agencies, following widespread criticism of a paramilitary-like response to riots in a St. Louis suburb last August.
“We’ve seen how militarized gear can sometimes give people a feeling like they’re an occupying force, as opposed to a force that’s part of the community that’s protecting them and serving them,” Obama said in a speech in Camden, N.J. Monday. He said military equipment can “alienate and intimidate local residents and may send the wrong message.” – USA Today
The local police departments, after three decades of being given military equipment, have tanks, MRAPS, M-16’s, grenade launchers, night vision goggles, drones… About the only things they don’t have are aircraft carriers with F-16’s.
So all is well now because Obama is going to take back all that military surplus stuff. The cops may now only have an empty revolver and Obama will keep the bullets in his desk until they need them.
Wait a minute. Don’t celebrate just yet…
Banned will be tracked armored vehicles, bayonets, grenade launchers, camouflage uniforms, and large-caliber weapons and ammunition.
“So we’re going to prohibit some equipment made for the battlefield that is not appropriate for local police departments,” Obama said. “There’s other equipment that may be needed in certain cases, but only with proper training.”
That equipment will be placed on a “controlled equipment list” that includes aircraft, wheeled tactical vehicles, mobile command-and-control units, battering rams and riot gear. – USA Today
OK, so the armored vehicles can’t have tracks because they’ll damage the roads, and that would make it more difficult for them to transport political dissenters to the joy camps. As for the bayonets, grenade launchers and large caliber weapons; they already have those. Remember; the police have been receiving military surplus since the 1990’s. And, the camouflage uniforms? They don’t need them. Who are the cops trying to hide from?
So, tanks are just fine if they have wheels instead of tracks, head and tail lights and rear view mirrors and you call it a personnel carrier, or a wheeled tactical vehicle. Aircraft are OK, so maybe they will get some F-16’s and Apache helicopters, because they need some way to fly over and bomb us.
But, the best part is…
That equipment will be placed on a “controlled equipment list”… To have access to that equipment, police departments must meet national policing standards, track their use and receive approval from the federal government before selling or transferring them.
Obama highlighted a wide range of administration initiatives to fight crime, improve police-community relations and improve transparency in policing. They include a White House data initiative to encourage local police departments to release more information about arrests and uses of force by police; guidelines for police use of body-worn cameras; and federal grants to help implement community policing strategies. – USA Today