UPDATE: EPD denies claim...
UPDATE: EPD denies claim...
"This Friday night, on New Year’s Eve, the Escondido Police Department will staff additional officers specifically assigned for DUI enforcement. The Escondido Police Department will also be conducting a Sobriety / Drivers License Checkpoint in the City of Escondido on Saturday night, January 1, 2011."
Happy New Year Escondido! Kickin' the year off with some tyranny!
These guys are getting paid to sit in an RV and spy on Americans?? What the hell is going on here? After snapping a few photos, one officer exited her patrol car to inform those in the the RV that someone was photographing them wasting time and generally being tyrants. I switched my phone to camera mode to capture this officer brag about how great their tower was. He saw us "hanging out" 1 I waved to the camera as they pointed it at me, which didn't end until we were out of sight (about a block away).
Julian once again rips US media and politicians.
From the LRC blog...
You are not going to believe some of the things that the U.S. government is spending money on. According to a shocking new report, U.S. taxpayer money is being spent to study World of Warcraft, to study how Americans find love on the Internet, and to study the behavior of male prostitutes in Vietnam. Not only that, but money from the federal government is also being used to renovate a pizzeria in Iowa and to help a library in Tennessee host video game parties. These are just some of the examples in a new report on government waste from Senator Tom Coburn entitled "Wastebook 2010". Even as tens of millions of American families find themselves suffering through the worst economic downturn in modern history, the U.S. government continues to spend money on some of the craziest and most frivolous things imaginable. Every single year articles are written and news stories are done about the horrific government waste that is taking place and yet every single year it just keeps getting worse. So just what in the world is going on here?
It almost seems as though Congress actually enjoys inventing new ways to waste U.S. taxpayer money. It seems nearly inconceivable that anyone could keep a straight face while trying to justify spending money on many of the things in the list below.
At a time when the U.S. national debt is closing in on 14 trillion dollars, government waste just seems more out of control than ever. The following are 20 of the craziest things that the U.S. government is spending money on....
#1 A total of $3 million has been granted to researchers at the University of California at Irvine so that they can play video games such as World of Warcraft. The goal of this "video game research" is reportedly to study how "emerging forms of communication, including multiplayer computer games and online virtual worlds such as World of Warcraft and Second Life can help organizations collaborate and compete more effectively in the global marketplace."
Read more at:www.lewrockwell.com/rep/government-waste.html
This is one of the most important call floods you can participate in. As of this morning, the Bradley Manning Support Network issued a press release urging supporters to take action:
Quantico base commander:
COL Daniel Choike
3250 Catlin Avenue
Quantico, VA 22134
Marine Brig commanding officer:
CWO4 James Averhart
3247 Elrod Avenue
Quantico, VA 22134
Bradley Manning is alleged to have leaked the Secret US Embassy Cables now being released by Wikileaks, which detail widespread corruption and deceit in governments around the world. Despite this heroic act, Manning has been held captive for over 210 days under the most repressive level of military detention, referred to by many experts as inhumane and torturous. He is being confined and isolated by force in a small cell for 23 hours a day, denied all forms of privacy and personal belongings, forced to surrender clothing when he sleeps and denied pillows and sheets, denied access to relevant news and communication with many contacts, denied the ability to exercise, and is likely experiencing psychosis, identity destruction, hallucinations, or other forms of extreme psychological breakdown associated with solitary confinement.
Let’s start dialing. James Averhart and Daniel Choike are personally and morally responsible for the trauma Bradley is experiencing. Manning must be released immediately. Exposing the crimes of a government is heroic, and Manning shouldn’t be punished for it.
How to fax a Free Bradley Manning flier to the Brig Commander from your computer for FREE:
1 – Download flier PDF here http://www.bradleymanning.org/wiki/index.php?title=File%3AManningPoster_20.pdf
2 – Go to https://faxzero.com/
3 – Enter required info CWO4 James Averhart Fax: 703-784-4242 and attach the PDF file
4 – Click “Send Free Fax”
5 – Click confirmation URL in the email sent to you
6 – DONE!
The White House is preparing an Executive Order on indefinite detention that will provide periodic reviews of evidence against dozens of prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, according to several administration officials.
Nearly two years after Obama's pledge to close the prison at Guantanamo, more inmates there are formally facing the prospect of lifelong detention and fewer are facing charges than the day Obama was elected.
Read more at:http://www.propublica.org/article/white-house-drafts-executive-order-for-indefinite-detention
The CIA has formed the W.T.F - The Wiki-Leaks Task Force
Great another useless agency!
The following is a list of behaviors, actions or interests that the federal government, via centralized threat fusion centers that collate such information, considers to be potential signs of terrorism under the MIAC Report. - Displaying bumper stickers and other paraphernalia associated with the Constitutional, Campaign for Liberty, and Libertarian parties
- Supporting Congressman Ron Paul
- Supporting former presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin
- Supporting former Congressman Bob Barr
- Opposing the implementation of a North American Union
- Owning gold bullion
- Displaying historical U.S. flags
- Opposing abortion
- Talking about the documentary Zeitgeist
- Being interested in animal rights
- Being a “lone individual”
- Making numerous references to the U.S. Constitution
- Defending the U.S. Constitution
- Claiming driving is a right, not a privilege
- Refusing to identify yourself to an authority figure
- Attempting to monitor the actions of police
- Being bald
- Being a “nice guy”
- Wearing Levi jeans
Click Read More for the rest of the list and source documents!
Absolutely disgusting. END THE WARS!