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The North American Union, SPP, and NASCO: Erasing America’s Borders
By Heidi at Euphoric Reality

Our government has undertaken some monumental legislation that fully impacts the American way of life, our freedom, and our sovereignty. The purpose of such legislation is to homogenize Canada, Mexico, and the United States into a North American Union – and we’re all going to sleep through it.

Have you heard of a little-known program called the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America? This tri-lateral partnership was signed by President Bush last year without Congressional oversight or public approval. Opponents of the SPP have called it NAFTA on steroids – and we all know how disastrous NAFTA has been for everyone except Mexico. It also appears to be modeled on the ineffective and highly unpopular European Union (unpopular with the people, that is).

I went to the website, www.spp.gov, to begin my research. There are, indeed, no boundaries between Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. when it comes to the cooperation of financial, trade, and foreign affair departments. Though some of the PR language on the website sounds fairly benign, the commissions are picking up momentum. And you know what happens when bureaucrats start grasping at influence and power! Except that now we don’t have to just worry about our own greedy bureaucrats – but Canada’s and Mexico’s too.

This is not some weird and obscure conspiracy website, it is our government’s plan to literally give away or sell our national sovereignty. What is most galling is that we will share responsibility for security across North America. It is very conceivable that we could see our troops deployed to secure the southern border of Mexico. Yes, you read that right – not OUR unsecured warzone of a southern border – but Mexico’s border with Belize and Guatemala. That is the conclusion of an investigative report done by Lou Dobbs on CNN:


Robert B. Murray
notes:

President George W. Bush, President Vicente Fox of Mexico, and former Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin agreed in March 2005 to create this union by executive regulations and agreements rather than by treaty to bypass Congress. Twenty working groups were formed and are well on their way to establishing a super-government for North America that will not be bound by our Constitution. The web site for this new bureaucracy—located at www.spp.gov—provides a look at their plans and accomplishments thus far. The plan is to have this arrangement implemented by 2010.

Behind its innocuous title, the “Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America,” the United States will surrender its Constitution. According to Jerome R. Corsi, an author and political commentator, our nation-state prerogatives would be superseded by the authority of a North American court and parliamentary body and our dollar would become the “Amero.”

Possibly the strongest leg of the SPP is NASCO – North America’s SuperCorridor Coalition – otherwise known as the NAFTA Superhighway. Airily dismissed by some public officials as internet rumors and hype and completely unaffordable, NASCO has quietly been amassing funding and already begun preliminary construction in Texas.

NASCO Superhighway.jpg

…already underway is the plan for a NAFTA Superhighway: 1,200 feet wide, stretching from Lazaro Cardenas on the west coast of Mexico, entering the United States at Laredo, Texas, and continuing straight north to Winnipeg, Canada, with another route to Kansas City thence north easterly to Detroit and Montreal.

Containerized goods from Asia will be offloaded onto Mexican trucks, with Mexican drivers, and distributed throughout the economic system. Go to www.nascocorridor.com to view the plan and progress. There will be no internal boundaries to restrict the flow of people, goods or services.

In fact, the first customs stop on the Superhighway will be in the heart of America – Kansas City! Along the way, primary U.S. labor unions will be by-passed in favor of Mexican labor, including the Longshoremen’s Union, the railroad United Transportation Union, and the Teamsters.

How will such a massive flow of goods and foreign traffic be monitored? According to author Jerome Corsi,

“Across the NAFTA Super-Highways will flow millions more Mexicans, now armed with North American border passes and biometric identification, as defined by the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America working groups organized within the Department of Commerce.”

Similar toll systems snaking their way from the southern and northern borders cutting through major American cities will force American citizens to submit to having RFID enabled identification cards which contain an ever-increasing array of information about their personal lives.

Illegal aliens with cloned RFID transponders will enjoy streamlined access to the US while Americans labor under the financial burden of tolls that go directly to foreign corporations and restrictions that take the right of free travel out of their hands. This and more is occurring without Congressional oversight, but is naturally funded with our state and federal tax dollars.

But our public officials are saying this could never happen, if only because it’s completely unaffordable! Not so, since foreign investment will cover any gaps that taxing the American people leaves. Additionally, the Bush administration has embarked on a policy of selling off key US infrastructure to the highest bidder – in most cases foreign owned corporations.

[K]ey players, including the investment bankers and the worldwide capital investment funds, have a plan to address these fiscal shortcomings with their own resources. On April 30, 1992, President George H.W. Bush signed Executive Order No. 12803 on infrastructure privatization, a move that cleared the way for private capital to invest in U.S. infrastructure projects, including highways.

For instance, the Indiana Toll Road, Virginia’s Pocahontas Parkway, a Texas toll road from Austin to Sequin and The Chicago Skyway have all been sold or leased for 99 years to foreign companies who will all enjoy billions in profits from American citizens forced to pay the tolls. And now the New Jersey Turnpike and the Ohio Turnpike are also under the hammer with foreign interests at the forefront of the negotiations.

An earlier Corsi article cites government websites which carry full planning details of the Super Highway. Its construction has already begun in Texas with no congressional oversight whatsoever. The Trans-Texas Corridor is being overseen by The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the contract is owned by the Cintra corporation which in turn is owned by the King of Spain Juan Carlos. The project is being financed by the implementation of a toll that will be collected by means of GPS tracking devices installed in all vehicles and also envelops many connecting roads to the highway. (Toll road info summarized by Paul Watson)

Watson further adds this dire prediction, “To even be allowed to use major roads and highways, US citizens will be subject to a criminal background check and the government will have the ability to pinpoint their particular RFID signal and remotely block it from central computer mainframes – effectively abolishing freedom of mobility in America.”

President Ronald Reagan once said, “A nation without borders is not a nation.” While we’ve been looking elsewhere, our own government has implemented a comprehensive plan to erase our borders with Canada and Mexico. The NAFTA Superhighway will allow vehicles, people and goods to travel from Mexico, into the American heartland, and up to Canada with little impediment, making America’s borders obsolete. Coupled with Bush’s blanket amnesty program, the new North American Union and the NAFTA Superhighway (NASCO) will fully expedite the wholesale dismantling of American sovereignty. It would seem that the while the rest of the world is already lining up to get their piece of the American pie, Americans will be the last to know. It is happening quietly and behind our backs, while our attention is fully engaged by the War on Terror, the upcoming elections, and our personal lives.

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I was catching up on some blog reading, and found this mentioned on a friend’s LJ.
Apparently there’s some sort of email list where a bunch of blinks pass torrents of audio porn around to each other.
Part of me finds this hilarious, and part of me is thinking “Great! Something else for a bunch of people who have very little social skills in the first place to fill their imaginations with.”
Oh well, at least they’ll relieve some of the pent-up frustration.
And all I can think of is my friend Bob saying that blind people have some sort of extra right to sin because we’re all poor lonely souls in need, and all we need to do is find prostitutes that are willing to help us out.
Sick.

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I just finished setting up an account at Flickr, and the thing that struck me about it is how accessible it is.
Now I just have to get around the issue of people uploading photos and not adding descriptions, but at least I can say that’s the users’ problem and not the actual company’s problem.
I hope to be able to use the service to find some photos for the site, as well as pass on photos, since I probably won’t be taking any pictures myself, although I know blind people who are photographers.

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LONDON – An 80-year-old woman was not about to be defeated
by a knife-wielding burglar. When she was woken up by a
masked man holding a knife, Winifred Whelan ran down to the
kitchen and grabbed a giant carving knife. Echoing a famous
scene from the Crocodile Dundee movie, she shouted at the
intruder: “You call that a knife? This is a knife!” While
she fought with the intruder, her husband grappled with his
accomplice. Whelan later told The Liverpool Echo that the
burglar’s knife was about 10 inches long, while the knife
she grabbed measured around 14 inches. “I pointed it at
his belly and added ‘This is a knife!’” said Whelan.

Hat-tip Jerry and Cindy

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At least that’s what it feels like.
This cold’s doing its best to stick around, and if it weren’t for the fact that I’m taking time off next week when Ze’evi’s coming down, I’d say to hell with it and stay home today.
I’m in even less of a mood to deal with copious amounts of stupidity today than I usually am.
However, on top of not needing to miss the time for the reason mentioned above, there are some things I need some clarification on for what I’m currently doing, and it would be best if I’m at work so I can get that as soon as possible.
I suppose I could just call Merick and ask my questions, but there are other people relying on me, however minor my task, so I’ll just suck it up and go in.
I just need to remember to stop and get some Bennadrill on the way home, and hopefully knock myself out for the entire weekend.

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I got a call a short while ago from someone who had a member on the phone who wanted to use our pharmacy as their personal medical support line.
I use medical support in the same way you use technical support.
It’s just like calling your computer’s manufacturer, except this is dealing with your health.
You should get the picture.
If not, pay really close attention to the rest of this.
Anyway, the member’s insurance provider has a step therapy program in place.
That basically means that the insurance company is going to try to get you to try cheaper generics instead of the brand med the doctor originally prescribed to see if that will work first.
They’re playing doctor, which is controversial enought without the freaky implications being thrown in.
They pretty much have no qualms about second-guessing the decisions of the actual doctors if they think it will save them some dough.
In this case, he who pays the piper shouldn’t be calling the tune.
So, this member is being told to take the generic of his med instead of the brand, and wants to call our pharmacy to discuss side effects, and all the jazz that goes along with it.
Well, our pharmacy isn’t an on-call medical helpdesk.
They’ll discuss any side effects members are experiencing from prescriptions in a case where the member wants to switch a generic to a brand, or tell the member how to destroy pills and other medications in the event they’ve been damaged or have expired, but they won’t give members general medical advice.
I told this particular caller to have the member call either their doctor or their local retail pharmacy for medical advice, and that I wasn’t aproving the transfer.
The caller asked what they should say to the member.
How about a paraphrase of what I just told you?
I didn’t realize call scripting was in my job description.
Sometimes I wonder how these people manage to get out the door in the morning, let alone drive a vehicle.

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I still have this really bad cold, and my phone’s been ringing off the hook all day, with lots of stupid people calling.
I really wish I could leave and tell them to just forward the calls to my home number.
People refuse to read their memos, so I’ve been getting calls during my breaks and lunch as well.
They just ring the phone until it won’t ring any more, hang up, and start the process all over again.
I had one person call and let the phone ring for five minutes before one of the Asc Team members went and picked it up and told them I was on break.
The clients are out of the building, so that means tomorrow we get to dress casually again.
Hurray for that.

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(Via Cross-currents)

As the owner of www.toystore.co.il I am leading my own personal campaign to send thousands of dollars worth of toys to the children of Northern Israel.
Instead of enjoying themselves in summer camp, the Israeli children living in Northern Israel are currently spending long tense days in their local bomb
shelters. There is a huge need for toys and games to keep them occupied.
As of Friday, July 22, we have distributed over $12,000 of toys. Some of the recipients of our donations have been Rivka Ziv Hospital in Safed (Tsfat),
city wide Community Centers in Safed, the Merom HaGalil Regional Council (who has distributed to their 24 towns and villages), and city wide Community
Centers in Tiberias.

We are supplying all the toys and games at cost plus 10% to cover expenses.

On most of the toys sent up last Friday, www.ToyStore.co.il was able to obtain a 30% discount on WHOLESALE prices. So the donations really went a long way.

I really wish that this project were unnecessary. But as the war drags through it’s second week, I have received many phone calls requesting toy and game
donations.

Please pass on this information to your mailing list. To make a donation, simply go to my website www.toystore.co.il , order a gift certificate for the
amount you want to donate, proceed to the checkout and write “Donate Now” in the window marked “Special instructions for your order”. Please include your
name, telephone number and email address.

Thank you very much,

Bracha Rosenblum

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by Nathan Bradfield at Church and State

Groups such as the 21st Century Paul Revere Ride and “You Don’t SPEAK For Me” are taking a stand against illegal immigration and trying to push the issue back to the forefront so Americans can hold their elected officials accountable at the polls.

Via The Montgomery Advertiser:

Election day is more than three months away, but a group of border state residents wants to push the issue of illegal immigration to the forefront of campaign issues.

Stop Illegal Immigration

The six men, members of the 21st Century Paul Revere Ride, stopped Friday morning in Montgomery to speak to local residents at the state Capitol. The men are touring the country on motorcycles, stopping in each state capital.

“We are facing a human tsunami of population,” said Frosty Wooldridge, a retired schoolteacher and leader of the 54-city motorcyle tour. “If we don’t put a stop to illegal immigration and limit legal immigration, we’re turning America into a Third-World country.”

Speaking to a small crowd gathered at the base of the Capitol steps, Wooldridge said his message is neither racist nor classist, but is an answer to “a human dilemma.”

Wooldridge said the message engraved on a plaque at the base of the Statue of Liberty has no bearing on the 21st century. “‘Give me your sick, your poor,’ those are 19th- and 20th-century ideals,” Wooldridge said. “We’re in a different era, with different problems.”

Along with advocating construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, members of the Ride are offering the issue of illegal immigration as a litmus test for congressional candidates.

“Find out who is for keeping illegal immigrants out of this country,” Wooldridge said. “If they’re for it, keep ‘em in. If they’re against it, kick ‘em out.”

The ride is more than half over, but Ride member Rick Chiesa said his message isn’t reaching enough people. “We can only do so much,” Chiesa said to the crowd. “Our message won’t get to Washington without your help.” Chiesa, along with the five other members of the Ride, advocates limiting immigration and ending illegal immigration altogether.

Randall Kirkland, who listened to Wooldridge from the shade of the Capitol, said he agreed with the message of the Ride. “I see it everyday where I’m from,” said Kirkland, of Prattville. “My friends or family try to get work at a construction site and it’s full, there’s always people there working for less.”

I attended the rally and enjoyed seeing Americans taking proactive action in their beliefs.

The group also has a blog and their FAQ section addresses their stance on the issues.

Do immigrants benefit the US economy by performing work no one else will?

The average immigrant according to the Center for Immigration Studies costs the US taxpayer $55,000.00 over a lifetime in social services over and above what that immigrant earned. Net drain annually for all immigrants is $70 billion to US taxpayers. Bear-Sterns Report shows $301 billion in uncollected IRS taxes from illegal aliens working under the table.

Immigrants don’t take jobs from Americans; they create jobs don’t they?

According to Professor Borjas at Harvard, they cost $200 billion annually in lost wages to American workers. They comprise the second largest underground economy in the world costing US taxpayers a loss of $301 billion in income taxes not collected according to Bear-Sterns Report.

Don’t immigrants catch up quickly economically and culturally, blending into society within a generation?

Today’s illegal aliens are not blending, not melting into society, not speaking English and not assimilating. Rather, they are separating into enclaves and creating apartheid within the USA. As former Colorado Governor Lamm said, “My sixth plan for America’s downfall would include dual citizenship and promote divided loyalties. I would celebrate diversity over unity. I would stress differences rather than similarities. Diverse people worldwide are mostly engaged in hating each other—that is, when they are not killing each other. A diverse, peaceful or stable society is against most historical precedent. People undervalue the unity it takes to keep a nation together.”

The ride will end August 12 with finale in Washington, DC.

Fortunately, both Alabama senators are opposed to the Senate Immigration Bill.

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL):

“The American people were counting on us to secure our borders and restore the rule of law to our immigration system,” Sessions said. “Unfortunately, the United States Senate today let the American people down by passing a deeply flawed bill that gives the illegal alien population every benefit this nation can bestow, and increases future legal immigration levels by three to five times the current level. Additionally, the immigration levels for the future ensure that 70 percent of the large influx will be admitted without having to meet any educational, skill or language requirements.”

Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL):

“I am extremely concerned about the details of President Bush’s plan. I believe that it diminishes the notion of citizenship and undermines the foundation of law on which our country is built. I have long believed that our nation must have strong controls on the continual influx of immigrants. This proposal rewards those who have broken the laws to get to this country by allowing them to stay. In addition to being wrong in principle, the plan should also offend the legal immigrants who have stood in line and played by the rules to enter this country, as well as those still waiting to legally enter.”

But we’ll need more this fall at the polls.

The group “You Don’t SPEAK For Me”, of hispanic descent, is speaking out against other hispanics who have no place demanding rights and they refuse to support any amnesty plan.
Their website has links for the following:

  • The U.S. Constitution
  • The Democratic Process
  • U.S. History
  • English Language Training
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Care and Handling of the U.S. Flag

How refreshing!

Their five guiding principles are one that all American citizens and politicians should embrace.

All immigration should be legal
Illegal immigration hurts everyone, while carefully planned legal immigration helps. We believe in stopping illegal immigration and securing the national and economic future of our nation.

Illegal aliens from any country should never be rewarded with benefits or privileges
Becoming an American citizen is a unique and wonderful privilege. The legal route to becoming a citizen is not easy and requires patience and hard work. Those who break the law and come illegally should not be granted any benefits or privileges. No driver’s license, no welfare benefits, no free health care, no in-state tuition – simply put . . . no state or federal benefits!

No amnesty – no way!
Amnesty is rewarding people who break the law. From past experience we have learned that granting amnesty only leads to increased illegal immigration. Those here illegally are taking advantage of our compassion. We say No Amnesty-No Way!

Secure our borders now and fully enforce immigration laws
The best way to stop the flow of illegal immigration coming across our borders is to build a high security fence along the length of our southern border where the majority of illegal traffic takes place. We must also vigorously enforce our existing immigration laws. Local and state law enforcement should be free to enforce immigration laws. Employers who hire illegal workers should be heavily fined and if a pattern of practice is established their owners/corporate officers should be fined and jailed for the offenses and the corporate charter revoked. Identification documents must be limited and strong security measures like biometrics applied to documents of foreign workers. American citizens driver’s licenses are now secured by the Real ID Act, non-citizens should be required to present documents not susceptible to fraud and counterfeit, and include biometric security measures – especially for work purposes.

Learn and speak English
Learning the language of this country is the very least an immigrant can do. Learn and speak English. Learn the history of this country. Learn the Constitution and civics. Learn and practice the principles that make America the greatest country in the world.

Amen brothers!

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This has been a production of the Guard the Borders Blogburst. It is syndicated by Euphoric Reality, and serves to keep immigration issues in the forefront of our minds as we’re going about our daily lives and continuing to fight the war on terror. If you are concerned with the trend of illegal immigration in our country, join the Blogburst! Send an email with your blog name and url to euphoricrealitynet at gmail dot com.

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Good news!
In two weeks, my sweetheart’s coming to visit me.
Everything suddenly seems so much better.
I’ll have to work out the details next week as to how I’ll be taking the days off.
It’s only two days I’ll need to take off from work, so it shouldn’t be that big of a deal.
He’s only coming down for a weekend, so things shouldn’t be so shaken that the company won’t recover.
If they don’t, Oh well, not my problem.
It’s not like I’m part of the actual cue, and at this point they haven’t made an actual decision as to what I’m going to be officially doing.
They’re just going to have to deal with it either way.
John and Merick are cool though, and it’s not like I miss every other day.
I was eating lunch with Marquis earlier today, and he said he was going out to dinner for some sort of appreciation thing put on by Mr. Frodo and the rest of upper management for the service level people and the TL Admins.
I feel sorry for him.
He has to sit at the same table and endure Mr. Frodo for an extended period of time.
Come to think of it, I feel sorry for all of them.
Shabbat shalom.

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It seems as though the esteemes developers working for the client have come down with a serious case of amnesia, and forgotten everything, (and I do mean everything) I’ve told them over the last eight, (well, I guess now it’s nine) months.
We’re back to defining what the word “focus” means.
Actually it goes beyond explaining.
It’s more like trying to verbally impart a frame of reference, and I mean the entire frame, not just part.
Yet these people refuse to make themselves familiar with the screen reader, (no, testing out certain functions running the screen reader while using the mouse to do everything doesn’t even come close to counting).
It’s like asking a smart person to explain to a retard what it’s like to be smart.
Just doesn’t work.
This is really stressful and frustrating to say the least, because I know where this is going.
It’s going the same way it has for the last nine months.
Round and round and round the hampster wheel.
And maybe if I do a good job, I’ll get a treat.
I hate stupid people.
Really can’t stand them.
I’m tired of dealing with ignorance that’s this pervasive, and yes, ignorance and stupidity are virtually synonymous, and even if they weren’t, no one reading this should expect me to take the time to point out the difference.
And, in case anyone’s wondering, I’m not bitter, I use salt.

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Aaron Lerner Date: 20 July 2006

“As part of the IDF’s operation to stop the Qassam rocket barrages against
Israel, the IDF dropped leaflets addressing the Palestinian civilian
population in the Gaza Strip. The leaflets are intended to warn the
population not to stay in structures that are used for storing weaponry,
before they are targeted by the IDF.

The IDF have yet to target these structures, since they are in civilian
homes and are near densely populated areas. However, since the terrorist
organizations are continuing to cynically use civilian population as human
shields, using there homes to store weaponry and launching rockets at
Israeli towns from populated areas, the IDF will attack these locations used
by terrorists from now on.”

IDF Spokesperson Announcement – July 20th, 2006

Just four days ago, Defense Minister Amir Peretz declared during a visit to
Haifa that Israel would not honor human shields protecting weapons stored in
Lebanon. And while he left the impression that the rules would remain
different in Gaza (in the same remarks Peretz, who is also the chairman of
the Labor Party, said he was proud that in Gaza a soldier told him that he
did not fire at a terrorist armed with a launcher because the terrorist was
holding the hand of child), it was inevitable that once the false morality
of respecting human shields was dropped in one front that it would be
dropped everywhere.

For years Israelis have died as a result of the bizarre policy that
empowered “civilians” to protect terrorists with their bodies.

Let’s be clear: These aren’t hostages being held by the terrorists. These
are people who are fully aware of the situation and yet have decided to
remain and shield the terrorists from Israeli attack.

This change in policy promises to make a significant impact on the
battlefield in the challenging period we are now encountering as we find
ourselves scrambling up the learning curve in a war against an enemy that
has enjoyed over half a decade to prepare for this conflict without
interference.

Yes, the IDF is suffering casualties as it clears out the heavily fortified
Hezbollah weapons stores and bunkers just north of the Lebanese border. And
while every loss is painful, the results are hardly akin to the “Charge of
the Light Brigade”.

This is not the first time that Israel has had to develop solutions to
challenges on the fly and there is every reason to expect the IDF to find
the right combination of technology and technique to address Hezbollah –
especially now that the IDF can face this challenge without one hand tied
behind its back by an immoral “morality”.

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Crossposted from Stop
the ACLU

ACLU Website:

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — A United Nations human rights body expressed
grave concerns today about the record of human rights in the United States. The
American Civil Liberties Union with a delegation of 10 and working with a broad
coalition of other groups is in Geneva to monitor the examination of the United
States the U.N. Human Rights Committee (HRC).

In a two-day session that concluded today, the committee members pressured the United
States for answers on the following issues:

The sentencing of children to life without parole and the disproportionate incarceration
of minorities;
The militarization of the border;
The failure to prevent human rights violations and respond in a non discriminatory
manner to Hurricane Katrina;
The failure to end racial profiling practices, specifically the profiling of South
Asian convenience store employees in Georgia;
Warrantless spying on ordinary Americans;
The abuse of women in prison; and
The indefinite detention, rendition and torture of non-citizens.

?The U.S. should be ashamed of itself,? said Ann Beeson, Director of the ACLU?s
Human Rights Program. ?The review by the Human Rights Committee was a stark and
all too accurate condemnation of the state of rights in America.?

No, the ACLU should be ashamed of itself. The review by the Human Rights Committee
which includes member states Cuba, Saudi Arabia and China
,and ensures that violaters are included, is a joke and
nowhere near accurate.

Jim Hoft has covered this well.

Religious persecutors, Womens Rights violators, Communist Regimes, and illegal organ harvesters will make up
the new UN Human Rights Council.

And this is the organization that the ACLU want to hold the U.S. accountable to?
The ACLU, and the U.N. are the two most dangerous organizations in the world. They
are both seeking to destroy America’s credibility and sovereignty. The U.N. are a
corrupt joke when it comes to human rights, and they have absolutely zero credibility
to make any judgement on America in that area.

The ACLU, who provided the list called “Dimming
the Beacon of Freedom”, to this corrupt organization that can’t even clean
up its own human rights violations are an embarrassment to this great nation.
It is shameful that their list included our efforts to spy on the enemy, protect
our borders, and several other accusations without evidence. I also wonder if their
accusation to “abuse” of women in prison would be not providing them with abortions at the expense of
taxpayers.

Besides the issues within our own judicial system and its decay, the ACLU is also
turning to international sources to undermine our nation’s sovereignty and national
security.

For instance, the ACLU filed a formal complaint with the United
Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention against the United States, stating
that the United States violated international law when it detained 765 Arab Americans
and Muslims for security reasons after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack
on our nation. Eventually, 478 were deported. ACLU Executive Director Anthony
Romero said, “With today’s action, we are sending a strong message of solidarity
to advocates in other countries who have decried the impact of U.S. policies on
the human rights of their citizens. We are filing this complaint before the United
Nations to ensure that U.S. policies and practices reflect not just domestic constitutional
standards, but accepted international human rights principles regarding liberty
and its deprivations.” Source

Romero, of course, makes the United States sound like some rogue nation with no
regard for human rights, not the beacon of liberty that so many have come to escaping
from tyranny and the bonds of oppression.
All of this should concern you. You may think that it doesn’t directly affect
you in your everyday life, but it will eventually. The ACLU’s embrace of international
law seeks to hypocritically do the opposite of what the ACLU claim to protect, and
the Constitution forbids; prohibit the free exercise of religion.

In spring 2003, a group from the United Nations Human Rights Commission,
of which former ACLU officials Paul Hoffman and John Shattuck are a part, met and
discussed a resolution to add “sexual orientation” to the UNHRC’s
discrimination list. Homosexual activists at the meeting called for a “showdown
with religion,” clearly intending to use international law to silence religious
speech that does not affirm homosexual behavior. Source

The ACLU’s actions are a direct threat to our very freedom of speech, religious
exercise, security, and sovereignty. In some countries, laws are being pushed,
and in some cases, enacted that essentially criminalize forms of religious speech
and activity that does not affirm homosexual behavior.

If we are going to turn the interpretation of our laws over to international jurisprudence,
and decisions of foreign courts, judges, and legislatures, the question begs…why
did we fight a war of independence? If the ACLU are successful in their agenda
for international law, the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution
will eventually become irrelevant documents. More and more of America’s freedoms,
and our very sovereignty will be sacrificed for international law. Our freedoms
will vanish. The ACLU’s vision of freedom that includes the public sale of child pornography, the
silencing of churchs and ministries, and unlimited abortion and euthanasia will
replace them. To many Americans, these sound more like human rights violations
than anything on the ACLU’s list.

On October 27, 1787, Alexander Hamilton predicted that a ?dangerous ambition would
one day tyrannize the gangling young American Republic, all the while lurking behind
the specious mask of zeal for the rights of the people.? It could almost be said
that Hamilton had a prophecy of the ACLU.

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Do you want to know why I support the FairTax? Check the various issues
below and see how the Income Tax, a Flat Tax, and the FairTax would affect each
situation.

16th Amendment
FairTax – Proposes repeal.
Federal Income Tax – No change.
Flat Tax – No change.

Complexity
FairTax – Individuals do not file. Businesses need only to
deal with sales tax returns.
Federal Income Tax – Very complex; 20,000 pages of regulations;
I.R.S. incorrect over half of the time.
Flat Tax – Withholding continues. Individuals and businesses
must still track income and file income tax forms.

Home Business
FairTax – Record all business expenses and is subject to IRS
audit? No.
Federal Income Tax – Record all business expenses and is subject
to IRS audit? Yes.
Flat Tax – Record all business expenses and is subject to IRS
audit? Yes.

Congressional Action
FairTax – 23% Linder/Peterson FairTax Act of 2001 (H.R. 25).
Employees receive 100% of pay. Social Security and Medicare funded from consumption
tax revenue, not your paycheck. (H.J.Res45) – Will repeal the 16th Amendment.
Federal Income Tax – Used by lobbyists and the wealthy for
tax-breaks and loopholes. Used by bureaucrats for social engineering.
Flat Tax – Rep. Armey?s H.R. 1040 has some problems, but is
far superior to current law.

Cost of Filing
FairTax – No personal forms are filed. Significant cost savings.
Federal Income Tax – $225 billion in annual compliance costs.
Flat Tax – Significant simplification costs are somewhat
reduced.

Economy
FairTax – Un-taxes wages, savings, and investment. Increases
productivity. Produces significant economic growth.
Federal Income Tax – Taxes savings, labor, investment, and
productivity multiple times.
Flat Tax – Imposes a tax burden some of which is still hidden
in the price of goods and services.

Equality
FairTax – Taxpayers pay the same rate and control their liability.
Tax paid depends on lifestyle. All taxes are rebated on spending up to the poverty
level.
Federal Income Tax – The current tax code violates the principle
of equality. Special rates for special circumstances violate the original Constitution
and are unfair.
Flat Tax – The flat tax is an improvement over the current
income tax, but it is still open to manipulation by special interests.

Foreign Companies
FairTax – Foreign companies are forced to compete on even terms
with U.S. companies for the first time in over 80 years.
Federal Income Tax – Current tax code places unfair tax burden
on U.S. exports and fails to neutralize tax advantages for imports.
Flat Tax – A flat tax taxes exported goods and does not tax
foreign imports to the U.S., creating unfair competition for U.S. manufacturers
and businesses.

Government Intrusion
FairTax – As the Founding Fathers intended, the FairTax does
not directly tax individuals.
Federal Income Tax – Current tax code requires massive files,
dossiers, audits, and collection activities.
Flat Tax – A flat tax still requires personal files, dossiers,
audits, and collection activities.

History
FairTax – 45 states now use a retail sales tax.
Federal Income TaxThe 1913 income tax has evolved into an
antiquated, unenforceable morass, with annual tax returns long enough to circle
Earth 28 times.
Flat Tax – A flat tax just won?t stay flat.
Starting out nearly flat in 1913, the income tax grew out of control with top rates
over 90% until the Kennedy administration.

Interest Rates
FairTax – Reduces rates by an estimated 25-35 percent. Savings
and investment increase.
Federal Income Tax – Pushes rates up. Biased against savings
and investment.
Flat Tax – Reduces rates 25-35 percent. Neutral toward savings
and investment.

Investment
FairTax – Increases investment by U.S. citizens, attracts foreign
investment.
Federal Income Tax – Biased against savings and investment.
Flat Tax – Neutral toward savings and investment.

IRS
FairTax – Abolished.
Federal Income Tax – Retained.
Flat Tax – Retained with reduced role.

Jobs
FairTax – Makes U.S. manufacturers more competitive against
overseas companies.Escalates creation of jobs by attracting foreign investment and
reducing tax bias against savings and investment.
Federal Income Tax – Hurts U.S. companies and decreases available
jobs. Payroll tax a direct tax on labor.
Flat Tax – Positive impact on jobs. Does not repeal payroll
tax on jobs.

Man-hours required for compliance
FairTax – Zero hours for individuals. Greatly reduced hours
for businesses.
Federal Income Tax – Over 5.4 billion hours per year.
Flat Tax – Reduced.

Non-filers
FairTax – Reduced tax rates and fewer filers will increase
compliance.
Federal Income Tax – High tax rates, unfairness and high complexity
harm compliance.
Flat Tax – Reduced tax rates and improved simplicity will improve
compliance.

Personal and Corporate Income Taxes
FairTax – Both are abolished.
Federal Income Tax – Retained.
Flat Tax – Retained in a different form.

Productivity
FairTax – Increases.
Federal Income Tax – Inhibits productivity.
Flat Tax – Increases.

Savings
FairTax – Increases savings.
Federal Income Tax – Decreases savings.
Flat Tax – Increases savings.

Visibility
FairTax – The FairTax is highly visible and easy to understand.
No tax is withheld from paychecks.
Federal Income Tax – The current tax code is hidden, embedded
in prices, complex, and incomprehensible. Taxes are withheld from paychecks.
Flat Tax – The business component of the flat tax and payroll
taxes are hidden and would be embedded in prices. Taxes are withheld from paychecks.

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MSNBC is reporting that a possible fourth soldier has been kidnapped as part of the latest round of Middle East fighting.
According to the report, witnesses said a soldier hitchhiking north of Tel Aviv was seen being forced into a car.
Israeli police haven’t confirmed the report.
I’ll keep you posted.

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At least I thought we had a sort of semi-solution.
The office harlot came to my desk and asked me to try out the brand new, extraordinarily exciting, just makes me want to wet my pants pilot for the DB_interface.
Supposedly three of the major issues have been fixed, not including the eight thousand pound ton elephant in the room, namely the standardization issue.
Man, I was actually looking forward to something resembling logic.
I’ve got to stop thinking like that!
Note to self: When confused, just repeat under your breath, “No logic, no problem,” until that mantra infuses itself with your soul, or whatever.

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If illegal aliens are “undocumented workers,” and people with “many talents” can be html specialists, then:

  • Rapists are undocumented boyfriends
  • Burglers are undocumented repo men
  • arsenists are Undocumented Controlled Demolition Workers
  • drug dealers are Undocumented Pharmaceutical Representatives
  • child molesters are Undocumented Pediatric Gynecologist / Proctologists
  • murderers are Undocumented Morticians
  • car thieves are Undocumented Valets
  • kidnappers are Undocumented Babysitters
  • terrorists are Undocumented Political Spokesmen or undocumented diplomats
  • flashers are Undocumented Anatomy Instructors or Undocumented Art Models
  • prostitutes are Undocumented Girlfriends
  • embezzlers are Undocumented Accountants
  • hackers are Undocumented Tech Support
  • gangs are Undocumented Militias
  • traitors are Undocumented Opponents
  • human traffickers are undocumented tour guides
  • the KKK, La Raza, and white supremacist groups are Undocumented Diversity training specialists
  • idiots are undocumented thought conservationists

If you have any more to add to this list, send it to arush06 (at) earthlink (dot) net, and I’ll add it with a link to your blog.
Have fun.

Thanks to Emperor Darth Misha I for the idea.