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Interfaith Christmas Prayer 2015

Interfaith Christmas Prayer 2015
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The Grotto in Bethlehem, Palestine

Birthplace of Christ

Let us pray – Father we come to you this night in fellowship and love. To sing praises on high to your glory and grace. We bring our love to You as Your dutiful servants in unity and purpose under Your watchful eyes. Bless us Father with your divine Grace and love and bring us relief from the pain of intolerance and hatred we face in this world today.

Father we ask for forgiveness of our transgressions and pray for our salvation from a world full of hate and disparity. Fill us with divine love and tolerance for those who deny You. Bless us with peace and prosperity throughout the world and lighten our burden of despair. For it is within Your divine light we seek our destiny and it is our purpose to fulfill Your desires for all of humanity.

Help us achieve our goals of righteousness Father by guiding us through the Holy Spirit in our prayers, and allow us freedom to pray and serve You the best we can wherever we may be. Cast down those who offend you and remove the blockade to our salvation and houses of worship by those that deny You.

Father we are under siege, our foundation is crumbling before your feet. Heresy has replaced love, violence has beset tolerance and hatred reigns over the place of Your Son’s birthplace. We ask for intervention and relief from those who block the pathways to You in so many ways with their sloth and greed. We pray for their salvation and may You judge them accordingly.

Father we ask You to protect the children who fight and die in the streets of Jerusalem, who stand before Satan and repel the heresy with nothing more then stones and courage. Bless them with peace so they may grow and serve you righteously as they do everyday of their young lives. Fill them with courage and hope, love and compassion and bless them with eternal life for their service to You.

We love you Lord, through Your divine grace we beg forgiveness and lack of stewardship of Your creation. We ask You to guide the corrupters of this Earth who desecrate our skies and firmaments with poisons who seek earthly treasures. Bring to them the light of salvation and correct the error of their ways of greed. Bless us with hope that we may right the wrongs done to our home and guide us in stewardship of the beasts and fauna of Your grand design.

Father we ask You to help us prevent war with understanding and fellowship. To fill our hearts with compassion and charity to those less fortunate. Help us fulfill the needs of the homeless and oppressed, who flee from the tyranny of wars throughout the lands. Cast down Your judgement to the defilers of faith, who corrupt Your commandments with impunity. Condemn them to the depths of Hell for their heretic ways and protect those they wish to conquer with the shield of your armor and the dual edged sword of Michael.

On this day of celebration we are under siege, denied our homeland by the heathens who deny Your Son Jesus, denied of piety and modesty through government heretics who attempt to dilute our faithful ways. Cast a shadow over their domains Lord and deny them peace of mind until they change their ways. Bring to them joyless life, deny them earthly riches and subject them to the same suffering as those they oppress and deny.

Bless our unity Father, bless our brothers and sisters of faith with Your never ending love and fill their lives with prosperity and peace. We love You Lord, we are thankful for the chance to serve you in our humble ways. We ask for peace for all of mankind and we ask for the salvation of our planet from the pestilence of ignorance and suffering it endures. Of this we pray .. amen.

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Al Aqsa- Dome Of The Rock

 

Under Siege -The New Faith Of Hate

Under Siege -The New Faith Of Hate

After a long week of incredible personal attacks and even death threats, I thought it time to speak out against the rhetoric of hate and ignorance, enjoined by many so-called Christians who have lost everything Christ stood for. Brotherhood of mankind under the watchful eyes of God.

The education of these so-called Christians, led by preachers who sell God for profit and personal wealth, is abominable. At every junction I see nothing but hateful vitriol spewing from the fountain of ignorance. Is this what Christ is about? Of course not. His ministry was far more than exposing the corruption of the Temple, chastisement of sins and evil ways. It was love, compassion, tolerance and charity. It was education of humanity and stewardship of self and this earth we call home. It was the joy of giving to others less fortunate, to heal those of sickness and despair, acceptance of those unfamiliar with the ways of faith. It was forgiveness of the lost and the vision of eternal life. The greatest man who ever walked the face of the earth is under siege. A sin before the very eyes of His Father. Of this I pray for forgiveness for those who have plagued His thoughts, deeds and words. I pray for their salvation and pray for their enlightenment.

It is not just the Christians who have lost their way from deceit spewed from the mouths of their leaders, but also the Muslim brothers and sisters of faith, who are defiled in thought by renegade clerics in madrassahs throughout the world. Clerics who vent hatred for agenda driven causes of control and power. This is not what Mohammad(pbuh) had visioned, this is not what being a Muslim is about, and it is not acceptable in the teachings of Allah(swt) to pervert His commandments given through the Quran and Hadiths. It is nothing less than hijacking the faith for agenda.

The age of tribalism is over. This is the 21st century, yet 2000 years after Christ died on the cross it still exists throughout this world. Does any faith leader or follower seriously think God is pleased? That His only begotten son Christ died for our sins, yet we still sin against Him? Where is the logic? Where is the purpose of faith? Where is the humanity we all were taught by His sacrifice? Lost. Lost in the deserts, lost in the mountains and lost in our minds. We have failed God miserably in ways unimaginable in the very foundation and roots of our faith.

Holy Land Under Siege

Holy Land Under Siege

In the Holy Land we see a new form of hatred and division of Abraham’s children. The Zionist infestation of folks who do not have faith of any sort in mind, and desecrate the land that Jesus walked on by their very presence in it. Fueled by false ideologies and greed, pushing a historical agenda no scholar of history supports in the hopes of conquering a land they have no right to be in. As I have written before, Palestine is, and has been, the rightful owners of the land these people claim is theirs. Under the odorous lie that there never has been a Palestinian State. Except there has been for over 4,000 years, and these are the people who worked and lived on this land, long before the Hebrew tribes left Egypt. It has been named and renamed by foreign invaders for millennia, but the fact remains, Palestinians are the indigenous people. Science supports this, not prefabricated falsehoods. Yet it remains to be the talking point for foreign invaders claiming ownership. The history of the region has never been more examined then that of the Holy Land by those that seek truth in the foundations of faith. Deceit of history cannot be accepted as a viable reason for invasion and subsequent murder of a peaceful, loving people. It is nothing more than colonialism, in an age that should not accept it. It is an abomination to God and to the father of the Abrahamic faiths. It is also a situation that fuels racist hate throughout the world that leads to extremism.

ISIS In Syria

ISIS In Syria

Unless you have been living in a cave you have become aware of a new sect of lunacy being called “The Islamic State” . Rampant thuggery, despotism, murder and high crimes against God is their agenda. These people are not Islamic. They are not Christian and most certainly not Hebrew. They are nothing more than left over trash from countless conflicts around the world with nothing better to do then rape and pillage, much like the Huns from ancient history. Everything these thugs do is contrary to the teachings of faith, yet are glorified by cheerleader photographs in the main stream press. Why this happens is obviously agenda driven. It sells commercials and ad space. It also underpins the foundation of religion. Not just Islam either as the rhetoric of support fuels their very existence as legitimate. It is not. No leading cleric supports their claim including the most radical held in prisons with ties to Al Quida.  They are nothing but lies and deceptors of truth, a plague upon the lands of history. They must be stopped and destroyed, not idolized by the youth of the world that fuels their ranks of death merchants. Governments that protract war around the globe are the reason they exist at all. They have become the useful idiots to drive a wedge between the true believers and fuel unconscionable hate for the agenda of greed. Again an abomination to God by the faithless. It fuels despotism to the highest level of Governments, as we currently bear witness to in Turkey, and it continues to accelerate the demoralization of humanity.

Make no mistake. Religion is under siege. From without and within, religion is being supplanted with hate and despair. Does anyone thing 5 billion Christians and Muslims will succumb to the onslaught and not react violently? Read a book. History shows the answer to that one. No, we will not. We see it in Palestine. We see what it means when a loving people are suppressed and ruled over by despotism. They react and they are reacting violently because they have no other course. Their legal avenues are blocked at every turn by the very people who oppress. Only a fool would not think this reaction would not come, nor is warranted. Unless Israel comes to its senses and begins to live in peace and justice of equality it will get worse. The religious world will not stand for its foundation in Jerusalem to become a 21st century metropolis of corruption. Not for very long. History will repeat, but not on horseback with spears, with rockets and bombs.

Where does this siege come from? What is its purpose? Why did it start? These questions are the questions we should be asking each other. These are the questions most important to peace. These are the questions humanity as a unit must resolve and put behind in order to achieve its higher destiny as God commanded us to do. Go forth and be fruitful does not mean plant fruit trees and watch them grow. If we are to succeed we must be equal. We must embrace each other as equals. One not superior to the other. When we speak, we should be wise in our thoughts, with truth and conviction. Teach to enlighten, but do so with ears open. Be wary of your audience. Cultural interpretations are important in discussions, history, words chosen all carry meaning in enlightenment. Superiority does not.

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Palestine 1885

 

Today we are faced with yet another war over land in Palestine. A war of hate and greed and nothing to do with religion. A people oppressed and a people of colony. There is no rhyme or reason to this aggression in the Holy Land, there is no such thing as the right to return for any particular singular entity. None. Religiously what Israel is currently doing is what had them driven from the Holy Land at the time of Solomon. Heresy. Disobedience to the will of God. No right to return until the Messiah brings them back. That hasn’t happened, and when it does, who is to say it will be the Holy Land. Perhaps it will be someplace else to rebuild brotherhood and righteousness. Who knows but God what will take place. Arrogance has no place in Gods realm.

Jerusalem, the Holy City, is also under siege. A declared by International Law “Open City” under the law for all to enjoy and  participate in religious conclave and celebration. Unfortunately it too has been invaded and oppressed, by an agenda driven cult of non-indigenous people.

Democratic Oppression

Democratic Oppression

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Zionists Attack Jews

 

It is not enough to point out the obvious, the faiths of Abraham have been corrupted through perversion and agenda driven greed. As such it is turning brother against bother, faith against faith, country against country. It must stop before the world is inflamed in another global war with dire consequences for all of humanity. This won’t happen until we solve the root of this plague that has fallen upon this earth.

The issue of world peace is complex in so many ways. If one was to look through a single eye the consensus of opinion would be this is going on because of this or that. If we look thorough both eyes and at the big picture we can see an entirely different reason. A much bigger reason than most who are not trained observers would miss. I call it global tribalism. Tribes throughout the globe, lead by people with agendas of one form or another, that protract misery on others to achieve some purposeful end goal. This goal can have many facets to it that require manipulation, capitulation and or outright war for gain.

If you control the media, you control the dialog. If you control the sustenance of the population, you control the population. If you cannot do either of that you go to war. This end result is what we see in the pockets of hell spread through the Middle East theater. The players involved in this drama are actors with a script based on agenda. In the Middle East theater this is about oil and natural gas. In Israel the conflict with Palestine is the perfect example of how a cult corrupts a faith to achieve a desired result based on scripted agenda.

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Dome Of The Rock – Al Aqsa Mosque

The Red Line

Al Aqsa is the hot spot of Israel. It is this way because of a culture driven by greed, not religion. which it is using to hide the intent of purpose. Israel controls the media and education of its people, so that the masses do not get, nor are correctly informed, of the truth. Al Aqsa is not the site of the old temples, it couldn’t be as it still stands when the rest of Jerusalem was destroyed and completely overturned to rubble. This was commanded by the Romans to insure all gold that had been melted and poured into the foundation cracks of buildings, to hide it from the pillagers would be found. But only Jerusalem was touched. No structures outside of the city were to be touched or torched as commanded by Rome. Al Aqsa stands because it was not in Jerusalem, in fact it was the garrison of a Roman Legion during Roman rule. The same garrison that was involved with the siege of Masada chronicled by Flavius Josephus between 73-74 CE. Same time frame that the Temple was destroyed in Jerusalem. The other prominent truth is the eye-witness accounts of the perpetual stream inside the Temple for the anointment of Priests. One eyewitness was King Malik I, Solomon’s son and King of the Ethiopian Empire. There is only one stream in Jerusalem and it is the same site where the Ark Of The Covenant resided, stored inside of a tent under guard for 10 years, while the Temple was being built. There is no stream, nor has there ever been a stream at Al Aqsa. So then why does this lie exist at all? Why is this particular site so important to anyone besides Christians and Muslims? Christians and Muslims both believe in the Prophet Christ (PBUH) and hold great reverence to His birthplace, the place of His death and burial, as well as the Prophet Mohammad’s (PBUH) Ascension from Al Aqsa. The Red Lines for these two faiths of Abraham are drawn in blood around Al Aqsa. Together, Muslims and Christians fought side by side throughout history in repelling foreign invaders in Jerusalem. At the time when Jerusalem was ruled by a French King, there were only about 200 Jews living in their conclave in the old city during the 11th century. They did not stand against El Salahadin’s armies, they were not on the walls of Jerusalem. Only the Christian Knights and Palestinian farmers and laborers stood the vanguard. Their bravery that day saved Jerusalem from destruction as it fully impressed Salahadin to the point he allowed all to leave or stay in peace, as he knew these men were warriors, protecting the houses of God in Jerusalem to their death. A brotherhood born under siege can never be broken, nor ever be forgotten.

If one was to remove the excuse of Al Aqsa, and it is plainly an excuse, what then is the cause of this conflict? Greed and agenda driven purpose. They vilify the oppressed indigenous people for fighting back with words like terrorist, radical, extremists and so forth, to further augment their deception to the masses, the main stream media supports the dialog because it is controlled by the Zionist culture that permeates every facet of human existence. One can not steal another’s land resources without making up a plausible lie to support the inhumanity. The West Bank is an oil depository, offshore Gaza is a massive natural gas reserve worth billions. Need motive? There’s the motive, there’s the lie exposed that pulls the curtain away from the deceit of Israel, and unfortunately, is supported by the greater power, USA, due to its Zionist infestation by government policy makers, that fund these candidates into office.

Palestinian/Christian army stands against the Ottoman Empire

Palestinian/Christian army stands against the Ottoman Empire

In Syria what we see here is more of the same with a larger selection of actors and agenda seekers. What started out as a civil rebellion against a despot leader with nothing more than pop guns and sneakers for combat gear, some brave young men went about the business of freeing up the people’s rights to live in a country less oppressed. Unfortunately this created a situation where rebel factions supported by Zionist controlled entities emerged in the name of Islamic State. Chaos is generated and actors with petroleum on their minds began the game of brinkmanship while the people suffer under horrible conditions to the point they must flee for safety. Make no mistake, this is not a religious war to form a new Caliphate. This is nothing more than a war of greed and corruption, the trademark of Zionism and the corrupters of Islam led by a maniac with an agenda and quite clearly a shady past tied back to Israel. The complications of the political nightmare doesn’t stop with the removal of Assad, it goes much higher to the complications of Russian/American brinkmanship that dates back to WW2. Syria is a side note just like Chechnya and the Ukraine was in this chess match that no one will ever win.

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In Yemen, another rebellion takes place by a people who want equal representation in its government. Steps were taken, promises made, nothing gets resolved. The conflict then became more tribal in nature when neighboring states supported whatever faction of the day fit their agenda. This will end soon as no one wants a protracted war in this particular theater due to the proximity of the straight and what that means to the global community. That is the US Red Line and it will be protected with extreme force if necessary. Again this is not so much a religious war but a centuries old tribal conflict that is taken very seriously in Islam of the Middle East. A conflict that is political in nature and falls in parallel to the Christian faiths as in who should lead the church. This from a religious point of view is most absurd because God/Allah(swt) leads the church, WE are His SERVANTS, NOT HIS BOSSES, CLERICS .. figure it out before He figures it out for you in a way you won’t be pleased with.

Hamas in Gaza -Freedom fighters are not terrorists.

Hamas in Gaza – Freedom fighters are not terrorists.

We should not put all of the blame on Israel in this conflict either. One of the biggest issues Palestine faces is it’s divided government between Hamas and the PLO. Symbiotic in nature but is chaos in form. Hamas governs the Gaza Strip with an iron hand, Abbas and company the West Bank equally so. Israel smiles at this division in unity of government and plays the role of agitator in both cases.  It plays well with the dialog of Palestine not being a real state as there is no centralized government or singular voice that represents all of the Palestinian people. This is problematic to the world and needs to be resolved through free elections and unity of purpose. Just as soon as the elephant in the room (Israel) gets out of the people’s way the situation will be resolved peacefully as Palestinians overwhelmingly desire it to be so. Remove the agitator and peace becomes the reality.

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As this document shows Palestine was a  state with a central government in 1912. Years before Israel became one. Their lies are  folly when so easily debunked.

Make no mistake about Palestine, like every other state on this planet it has folks in power with agenda specific purpose. Some of it good, some of it self-centered. This is to be expected anytime you have humans seeking power over the people. It is the nature of the beast. We must pray, but do diligence of thought of the beast we elect to lead us. We must achieve the ultimate expectation of freedom for all of the people in Gaza and the West Bank, bring the millions back to the homes they were expelled from with impudence driven madness fueled by world Zionism. This is a truth the world must face, come to grips with, deal with, in a justifiable manner, with a concrete resolution for the Palestinian people. The current state of affairs is totally unacceptable to rational minds throughout the world and could very well trigger a catastrophic war in the Holy Land not seen since the Crusades. But this time it would not be just an Islamic revolution, but more of a unified Christian/Muslim crusade as Zionism is the common enemy. It’s place is not in the Holy Land, it’s place is in Hell.

Now we move on to the bigger players in the theater of drama of the Middle East with Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The level of complexity in understanding the inter-relationship between these governments beguile those without a solid historical foundation of the Middle East. Even to those of us that do are often mystified over certain issues with no basis other than what we call “an Arab thing” .. this is equivalent to the Western culture euphemism “doing your own thing”. Unfortunately we see the Arab League doing just that as the Arabian peninsula goes up in flames. The Arab League should be the UN of the Middle East and solve the regional issues. Not the West. Complacency in these times is arrogance, not strength. Through this posture, avenues of extremism evolve against Arab countries. Much more can be accomplished then having tea in Doha with the oil barons bragging about their new acquisitions. Much much more is at stake. Ignorance and weakness fuel despair.

The biggest crime of the century was the invasion of Iraq. Western involvement in the affairs of the Middle East have been nothing short of a dismal failure. Western democracy can not work in the Middle East. It is culturally abhorrent to the people and it’s leadership. It is not the Arab way, it is the western way. This issue alone fuels the zealots and radicalized peaceful people more than the agenda driven cave dwellers spouting hatred in the name of God. The west needs to extract itself with all due haste and let the people’s right to self-determination become the sole issue the Middle east should face. By supporting puppet regimes the West interferes with the very fundamental right of a democratic society, it’s foundation of self-determination without interference or influence. Hypocrisy of Democratic nations becomes painfully obvious to all.

Stepping back now we look more closely at the overall picture of world fires and the pattern becomes clear. At every turn we see the Zionist hand at play, we see war chests fueled by specific targeted industries, we see corruption of law at all levels, in all nations. We see mass movements of humanity escaping conflict areas and most importantly we see the incredible and undeniable truth of world lethargy fueled by the continual bombardment of specific agenda driven programs designed to sedate and blind the opposition to its corruptness. This becomes the breeding ground for radicalism and that has taken on many forms. It will also be the downfall of all of humanity.

Murdered for being Palestinian

Murdered for being Palestinian

 

 Complicit governments abound to support murder and genocide in Israel.

This poor woman was murdered recently in Israel while driving her car in Jerusalem.Ten armed thugs opened up on her with automatic rifles. They claim she had a knife that they could not possibly see in her car. Found after they killed her. This is outright murder and no one has yet been brought to justice for it. The woman is a 71-year-old grandmother, a non threat to anyone except a wayward grandchild. I asked all current US presidential candidates what they thought of this event the day it happened on Social Media. I have yet to receive a response. Because there couldn’t be one other than outright disgust which they cannot publicly display due to harming their backers image. I asked the President directly how I would be able to explain to these children why their Grandmother was killed and couldn’t be with them for Thanksgiving. I received no answer, nor did I expect one, as I knew there are no words to explain to these children a death that should not have happened. When a country is led by people who fund their campaign they serve two task masters. A situation totally unacceptable to being a patriot of that country they supposedly led.

Ignorance and hysteria control the minds of lawmakers throughout the world.

Malala Yousafzai speaks during a media conference at the Library of Birmingham, in Birmingham, England, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, after she was named as winner of The Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Peace Prize 2014, is awarded jointly to Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India, for risking their lives to fight for children’s rights. Malala was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman two-years ago in Pakistan for insisting that girls have the right to an education. Birmingham, England, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Malala Yousafzai speaks during a media conference at the Library of Birmingham, in Birmingham, England, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, after she was named as winner of The Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Peace Prize 2014, is awarded jointly to Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India, for risking their lives to fight for children’s rights. Malala was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman two-years ago in Pakistan for insisting that girls have the right to an education. Birmingham, England, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Everyday I am encountered with hatred by supposedly God-loving people. The same people who scream out from the rooftops to kill all Muslims. Everyday I see the ridiculous knee jerk reactions to the lone wolf attacks being hailed by the media as an Islamic uprising, a revolution, a holy war against the world .. and people are buying into it like Pavlov’s dogs. Countries like France banning the hijab to prevent what? Hair terrorism? It’s ridiculous and certainly mentally immature to think this woman is a threat to society because she wears one. You don’t get a Nobel Prize for Peace by being a radical terrorist

Racist hatred of Christians and Muslims who are not white permeates our faiths.

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In the Christian world we are witnessing a new breed of cat we call the Zio-Christians .. a group that supports Zionist terror with unquestioning loyalty that is equivalent to the radical followers of the cave dwellers in Tora Bora. Same perverted view of God and the Prophets. Same vengeful, hateful rhetoric, spews from mouths a gap in rhetorical anger. Not one bit Christian, not one bit followers of Christ. Christ had no hatred, walk His path or be known the fool. This man is your brother, not your enemy. To hate him for being brown and Arab is to hate Christ Himself. For that you doom yourself to Hell.

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Syrian Christians at Mass singing praises to God the most high while endlessly enduring the bombing by other countries with surreptitious results.

Brothers in arms know no fear.

Brothers in arms know no fear.

During the Egyptian revolution church unity became important to the faithful. This is what God intended for all of us to be. To protect and preserve our faith and one another in times of crisis. We are at a crisis point in the history of our faiths, a point that we can retreat from with deep thought and intellect. A point if crossed drives us into the abyss of a meaningless existence, and the abject destitution of our soul. A step off the cliff of oblivion, is the step that enters you into Hell. We should consider that the end of our humanity is very near.

 Governments around the world need to really take pause and examine what they do in greater detail and depth. Colonialism is a thing of the past and has no reason to be present in the 21st century. The meddling and failed attempts of regime changes throughout the Middle East and Eastern bloc Europe has beget nothing more than ISIS mercenaries hiring out their souls to the highest bidder. Countries fermenting hate turn out terrorists like renegade mating rabbits. We are the breeders of hatred and terror through protracted wars and influences. Goals of cheap oil and gas influence drive inhuman decisions, while thoughts of God and the Prophets lay in ruin at their feet. This is unacceptable in the modern age. This is unacceptable to God and most assuredly unacceptable to minds matured beyond greed, avarice, sloth and conquest. Minds that plan futures, that live in peace with their neighbors and go forth being fruitful in the ways taught to us by those that came before. Man will not achieve greatness through constant war. Only in peace will man fulfill its destiny. Only then will we finally learn our true reason for being alive at all.

In Islam we say before we begin anything of worth “Bismillah arRahman arRahim” it means “In the name of Allah, most Gracious most Merciful” to remind us that we are His servants and all that we do belongs to Him, and through His Grace, we will complete our quest righteously. It moves us to do good works, not evil, and it instills in us in every way, to follow in the footsteps of the Holy Men and advance our status in God’s eyes by doing so. When we finish our work and look to the sky we utter “Alhamdulillah” and thank God for giving us the ability to fulfill our duty. This is what being a Muslim means, not waving black flags with fancy calligraphy to impress the news media with your perverted view on being a Muslim. Not killing innocents with impudence and not being arrogant in your ways.

Christians and Jews have much to learn in being a true servant to God. We must look to our brothers and sisters of faith who remind us what it means to truly be a faithful servant. Ask yourself when was the last time you thanked God for anything? I will wager it is only after a catastrophic event in your life and then you continued on ignoring Him until the next calamity strikes. This is wrong. This is not being true to your faith, nor is showing up to church once a week to ask for forgiveness of the mess in your life you made the other 6 days. This is lazy. This is not fellowship in Christ nor brotherhood in unity of purpose. Muslim communities are tight-knit family oriented people. Peaceful and loving and charitable to those less fortunate. There is so much humanity in Islam it is difficult to find fault with this approach to serving God.

Interfaith studies have opened up new pathways to me in understanding faith and the cultures within them, to better serve God, in ways I thought unimaginable when I began my ministry. It taught me tolerance, understanding, devotion, brotherhood, and the joy of embracing cultures never before exposed to in ways I thought not possible. The history of our faiths, the cultural interchange of ideas and word of mouth stories handed down through the millennia in many forms, all paints a picture of religion that is absolutely fascinating. A joy not many ever get a chance to feel because they are locked up in a box of intolerance and hatred.

I am a Christian in every sense of the word. I live the life of Christ and I walk in His footsteps with humility and humbleness. I was rich once of earthly treasure and realized one day all that I had been was an empty vessel with expensive glitter on the outside. Even though I did good works with what I had, I was not fulfilled. Once I unburdened myself and changed my ways from arrogance to humbleness I began to fill that empty vessel with the joy of life itself. To be open to others thoughts and visions, to embrace life in brotherhood and love is to accept Christ into your life. Muslims, Jews are my brothers and sisters in faith and in peace. It is time for the rest of the world to put down the mantel of intolerance and hatred and to begin again by saying Bismillah arRahman arRahim and do life the right way, in God’s way, in the ways of the Prophets and the Holy Men. Without arrogance, without any agenda other than to serve God and humanity righteously. Of this I pray. Amen.

Jazak Allah Khairan,

God bless and may the peace and goodwill of God find its way to your doorstep,

Muharib Razz, Interfaith Pastor

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 One day you will be free.

Dedicated to the children of Palestine

Dedicated to the children of Palestine

 

OPEN LETTER To: Honorable Norman A. Mordue

May 12, 2014

To: Honorable Norman A. Mordue

Dear Sir,
I am writing to you this day sir as a friend of the court in the matter of US Government v. Stanley L. Cohen.

I, like yourself sir, am a judge of law. I am an Interfaith Minister, you a Judicial Minister. As such, we both must judge men based upon the laws given to us by our authorities. Yours come from men, mine from God. The argument can be made that one law is higher than the other and I submit that one who ignores God’s laws generally ignores man’s law so they are intrinsically entwined. Hence I hope with all due respect and humbleness my words do not go unheard in this case.

I have known Mr. Cohen for quite a few years and due to our interests in fighting for the freedoms of others have crossed paths unknowingly for over 40 years. It is through the marvelous advances in social network technology that we found each other and realized that for years, we’d probably stood next to each other chanting or screaming out our indignities over the unrighteousness of the land through organized marches and demonstrations across this great country we both call home. It is with profound honor that I call him friend. Do not confuse this solicitation on Stanley’s behalf with a judgement of right or wrong according to man’s laws in this case. I am not a lawyer nor do I pretend to be one, however, I am an excellent judge of character and men’s souls. When I touch one as fine and pure as Stanley Cohen’s it gives me a divine hope for mankind. Something I do not get on a regular basis I can assure you.

Stanley’s focus throughout his life has been freedom and justice for everyone, not just the selected few who can afford it. He hasn’t been motivated by advancement in status or monetary gain. He has always focused on the law, using it as a hammer to forge righteousness for those wronged by the nefarious acts of others. He does this, your honor, in places where most men would not go without an army to ensure their personal security. He does this, your honor, because his personal safety is of no concern to him and his only concern is to get to the truth and see to it that justice is properly served. He does this, sir, under great pressure and personal sacrifice. I have seen him work globally to the point of exhaustion. Does any man that would go to such lengths attempt to subordinate law based on trickery and underhandedness? I think not as I have worked in Stanley’s office. It is not your everyday office. It is full of blowing sand, men with guns and bombs, treachery, and cris-crossed streets of danger controlled by renegade gangs whose concepts of religion, democracy and freedom leave much to be desired. This is the Middle East, this is Stanley Cohen’s office. Westerners truly have no concept of its day-to-day reality. This is a place where man’s law is ignored and religious law prevails. A place where a white skinned Jew from New York has very little chance of being accepted, if not out right killed by the very men he chooses to be a litigator for in a court of law to see that justice is properly served. This is a place where the litmus test of survival is based on the man’s integrity. Stanley Cohen has passed that litmus test and set the bar for others that may follow.

As I read through the legalese of the indictment and subsequent plea agreement I ask myself is this justice or a perversion of justice. As I look at Lady Justice I decidedly see a very unbalanced scale. One heavily over-weighted side of the balance beam being held down by the elephant’s foot with a mule braying in achievement. This is not justice sir. This is nothing more then an attempt to silence a freedom fighters voice. If this trial were to be held in Solomon’s Court I submit to you sir, the defendant would not be the one questioned. The wise see through the draperies of deception and misdirection and I submit In the Court of Solomon it would be the accuser who would be having the bad day.

Stanley chose to drop this burden he’s been carrying on his back because it has come to the point where he can no longer perform at his usual 110% for his clients. His family has come under duress, his clients were being told to drop him because he’s going to prison, that he is a bad guy and won’t be around to help them. What insane form of ethical law is that? I had not expected this from the government for which I served faithfully, bleeding on foreign soil to protect. I am personally ashamed and offended at the underhandedness my government has shown in this case. The United States Government is attempting to put a man behind bars that is currently fighting Kings, Prime Ministers and despot governments throughout this world in the name of justice. Can anyone involved in this case say the same? What happens to those battles sir? What happens to the millions of souls counting on his success in the International Criminal Courts? And we do this why? For sloppy book keeping? Because a man that lives in New York City uses a safe in his office or keeps a safe deposit box? When a man is focused on seeing justice served to a despot government that is ruled by tanks and guns to save millions of harmless citizens from death one can easily imagine how little he is thinking of IRS forms when staring down the barrel of a 155mm tank cannon. This he has done. A few times. This he will do again when this is past. This is Stanley L. Cohen, at work. No desk, file cabinet, fax machine or secretary. Just him, alone except for a local contact, in a place where men disappear for all the wrong reasons. Just him, his heart, and the courage of his convictions keeps him from becoming a statistic.

When Stanley was considering taking on the Abu Ghaith case (Bin Laden’s Son-In-Law) we talked about it. I told him “Stan, you’ll be the most hated man in America if you take this guy on as you and I both know it’s a slam dunk loss to you before it even starts.” He said “I know” and I asked him why he was going to take it (I already knew why but wanted to hear it from him.) He said “The law. It’s about the law and it’s purity.” Subsequently the court decided to shoot the messenger preventing exposure of the real truth of the case to the public. Justice was once again laid aside to support a government agenda that perverts the law to suit it’s means. To someone that understands the purity of God’s law’s I fully understand his battle, as I face the same battle everyday with renegade priests and clerics throughout my world ministry. The purity of the law is what makes men like Stanley Cohen sacrifice all of what they are for it. Stanley Cohen is such a man, So was Jesus Christ. This case in the biblical sense is that of the shepherd who stood before a charging herd of wild ox to protect his sheep . The shepherd was subsequently run over by the charging herd. Instead of praising the man’s bravery he is imprisoned for impeding the charging herd. A grave miscarriage, if not travesty, of justice

The outcome of this case not only strips this freedom fighters ability to right the wrongs of injustice in this land but also strips his ability to continue the fight for parity on a global scale of millions of oppressed and denied peoples. He loses the battle for women’s rights in Saudi Arabia against forced slavery. He loses the battle of the oppressed peoples of Palestine on the very edge of destruction from a formidable invader of its lands. He loses the battle of Egypt’s right to an elected democracy against a despot dictator that leads by the rule of force and not law. He loses the battle to save freedom of self-determination being denied by millions world wide. He is the voice of these people -the standard bearer of democracy and freedom from a country that the world despises for it’s protracted perversion of justice. These are the values every war fighter such as myself, put their lives on the line to protect and serve. His incarceration serves no purpose other then to silence that voice heard around the world. The country needs men like Stanley Cohen, the world needs men like Stanley Cohen. I submit sir if all of the messengers are shot who will be left to fight the righteous fight so desperately needed in a world gone mad with injustice? Who will be left? The false Priests? The liars and perverts of freedoms? The bearers of false witness and deception? This subverts all that the rule of law is suppose to protect and serve and will result in total anarchy and chaos. It is a clear and present danger we face as judges of mankind sir, one that takes courage to stand and shout “ENOUGH!” to stop. I pray to God that you have the courage and wisdom to see through the drapes of deception and derail this tragedy of injustice.

I wish to thank you, your honor, for taking the time to hear my voice in words and I pray that I have given some insight on the man, not the law, that often get’s missed in the fog of battle. I pray justice and the lady’s scales are re-balanced in your courtroom. Blessings to you sir and may peace find it’s way to your doorstep.

Sincerely,
Pastor Razz
Interfaith Minister, Spiritual Leader
Reunited World Wide Brotherhood

RE: Excerpt from Case 5:12-cr-00316-NAM Document 77 Filed 04/14/14

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

Crim. No. 5:12-CR-316(NAM)

United States Of America v. Stanley L. Cohen
Plea Agreement Rule 11(c)(1)(C)
Hon. Norman A. Mordue, Presiding

5) Elements of Offense:

a) The defendant corruptly (intent to secure an unlawful advantage);

b) endeavored (acted knowingly and intentionally to bring about a desired result);

c) obstruct or impede the due administration of the revenue laws.

6) Factual Basis for Guilty Plea:

a) Failure to file individual and corporate income tax returns with the IRS for tax years 2005- 2010.

b) failure to file and causing his law practice to not file form 8300 with the IRS when funds were recieved >$10,000 in currency in one transaction or two or more related transactions in the course of his trade or business;

c) failing to maintain books and records documenting financial information concerning the operation of Mr. Cohens law practice (before and after it became an LLC) including gross receipts, income and expenses.

d) failing to provide books, receipts and records to his tax preparer for his law practice (both before and after it became an LLC);

e) failing to file a Form 1099 or W2 with the IRS documenting compensation paid to an individual who perfomed services for the defendant and his law practice during tax years 2004-2010;

f) keeping significant amounts of cash in a safe and a safe deposit box;

g) redacted to “it became an LLC);”

h) making regular deposits of cash into personal financial accounts, often in amounts <$10,000, thereby avoiding the filing of Currency Transaction Reports with the IRS;

i) instructing an individual to receive cash owed to him or the law practice and then conduct wire transfers with some of that cash in Cohens name and on his behalf in amounts under $10,000;

j) paying for expenses of the law practice with cash;

k) receiving non-monetary payment in exchange for legal services, and not maintaining business records of such payments and not reporting such payments as gross receipts or income; and

i) receiving cash payments from clients and others acting on behalf of clients for legal services;

all of the above actions obstructed and impeded the IRS in accurately calculating the revenues, receipts, expenses and taxes due and owing from the defendant and the law practice (before and after it became an LLC). All in violation of Title 26 USC Sect 7212(a)

 

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S.223 FAA Sneaky Drone Act Sect. 320

The AnonDrone
Coming soon to the skies above your head

S.223 FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act

Sponsor

Senator John Rockefeller
Committee – House Homeland Security

SEC. 320. UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS.

(a) IN GENERAL- Within 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall develop a plan to accelerate the integration of unmanned aerial systems into the National Airspace System that–

(1) creates a pilot project to integrate such vehicles into the National Airspace System at 4 test sites in the National Airspace System by 2012;

(2) creates a safe, non-exclusionary airspace designation for cooperative manned and unmanned flight operations in the National Airspace System;

(3) establishes a process to develop–

(A) air traffic requirements for all unmanned aerial systems at the test sites; and

(B) certification and flight standards for nonmilitary unmanned aerial systems at the test sites;

(4) dedicates funding for unmanned aerial systems research and development relating to–

(A) air traffic requirements; and

(B) certification and flight standards for nonmilitary unmanned aerial systems in the National Airspace System;

(5) encourages leveraging and coordination of such research and development activities with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Department of Defense;

(6) addresses both military and nonmilitary unmanned aerial system operations;

(7) ensures that the unmanned aircraft systems integration plan is incorporated in the Administration’s NextGen Air Transportation System implementation plan; and

(8) provides for integration into the National Airspace System of safety standards and navigation procedures validated–

(A) under the pilot project created pursuant to paragraph (1); or

(B) through other related research and development activities carried out pursuant to paragraph (4).

(b) Selection of Test Sites-

(1) INCREASED NUMBER OF TEST SITES; DEADLINE FOR PILOT PROJECT- Notwithstanding subsection (a)(1), the plan developed under subsection (a) shall include a pilot project to integrate unmanned aerial systems into the National Airspace System at 6 test sites in the National Airspace System by December 31, 2012.

(2) TEST SITE CRITERIA- The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall take into consideration geographical and climate diversity and appropriate facilities in determining where the test sites to be established under the pilot project required by subsection (a)(1) are to be located.

(c) Certification and Flight Standards for Military Unmanned Aerial Systems- The Secretary of Defense shall establish a process to develop certification and flight standards for military unmanned aerial systems at the test sites referred to in subsection (a)(1).

(d) Certification Process- The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall expedite the approval process for requests for certificates of authorization at test sites referred to in subsection (a)(1).

(e) Report on Systems and Detection Techniques- Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall submit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives a report describing and assessing the progress being made in establishing special use airspace to fill the immediate need of the Department of Defense to develop detection techniques for small unmanned aerial vehicles and to validate sensor integration and operation of unmanned aerial systems.

Interests that support this bill:

Electronics manufacturing & services (close)
Air transport
Aircraft manufacturers
Manufacturing unions
Consumer groups

Political Donations to Senators Who Voted From Above Interests
Name Amount Received Vote
Sen. Roy Blunt [R, MO] $46,000 Aye
Sen. Patty Murray [D, WA] $40,650 Aye
Sen. Harry Reid [D, NV] $39,400 Aye
Sen. Mark Kirk [R, IL] $30,000 Aye
Sen. Charles Schumer [D, NY] $29,600 Aye
Sen. Barbara Boxer [D, CA] $28,250 Aye
Sen. John Isakson [R, GA] $28,000 Aye
Sen. Robert Portman [R, OH] $23,050 Aye
Sen. Richard Burr [R, NC] $21,500 Aye
Sen. Daniel Inouye [D, HI] $17,600 Aye

Specific Organizations Supporting S.223

Air Transport Association
Flyer’s Rights
National Electrical Manufacturers Association
Aerospace Industries Association
Public Citizen
Consumer Federation of America
National Consumers League
U.S. Public Interest Research Group
Aviation Consumer Action Project
FlyersRights.org
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

Votes by Senator
Name Voted
Sen. Daniel Akaka [D, HI] Aye
Sen. Lamar Alexander [R, TN] Aye
Sen. Kelly Ayotte [R, NH] Aye
Sen. John Barrasso [R, WY] Aye
Sen. Max Baucus [D, MT] Aye
Sen. Mark Begich [D, AK] Aye
Sen. Michael Bennet [D, CO] Aye
Sen. Jeff Bingaman [D, NM] Aye
Sen. Richard Blumenthal [D, CT] Aye
Sen. Roy Blunt [R, MO] Aye
Sen. John Boozman [R, AR] Aye
Sen. Barbara Boxer [D, CA] Aye
Sen. Scott Brown [R, MA] Aye
Sen. Sherrod Brown [D, OH] Aye
Sen. Richard Burr [R, NC] Aye
Sen. Maria Cantwell [D, WA] Aye
Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D, MD] Aye
Sen. Thomas Carper [D, DE] Aye
Sen. Robert Casey [D, PA] Aye
Sen. Saxby Chambliss [R, GA] Aye
Sen. Daniel Coats [R, IN] Aye
Sen. Thomas Coburn [R, OK] Aye
Sen. Thad Cochran [R, MS] Aye
Sen. Susan Collins [R, ME] Aye
Sen. Kent Conrad [D, ND] Aye
Sen. Chris Coons [D, DE] Abstain
Sen. Bob Corker [R, TN] Abstain
Sen. John Cornyn [R, TX] Aye
Sen. Michael Crapo [R, ID] Nay
Sen. Jim DeMint [R, SC] Nay
Sen. Richard Durbin [D, IL] Aye
Sen. John Ensign [R, NV] Aye
Sen. Michael Enzi [R, WY] Aye
Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D, CA] Aye
Sen. Al Franken [D, MN] Aye
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D, NY] Aye
Sen. Lindsey Graham [R, SC] Aye
Sen. Charles Grassley [R, IA] Aye
Sen. Kay Hagan [D, NC] Aye
Sen. Thomas Harkin [D, IA] Aye
Sen. Orrin Hatch [R, UT] Aye
Sen. John Hoeven [R, ND] Aye
Sen. Kay Hutchison [R, TX] Aye
Sen. James Inhofe [R, OK] Aye
Sen. Daniel Inouye [D, HI] Aye
Sen. John Isakson [R, GA] Aye
Sen. Mike Johanns [R, NE] Aye
Sen. Ron Johnson [R, WI] Nay
Sen. Tim Johnson [D, SD] Aye
Sen. John Kerry [D, MA] Abstain
Sen. Mark Kirk [R, IL] Aye
Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D, MN] Aye
Sen. Herbert Kohl [D, WI] Aye
Sen. Jon Kyl [R, AZ] Aye
Sen. Mary Landrieu [D, LA] Aye
Sen. Frank Lautenberg [D, NJ] Aye
Sen. Patrick Leahy [D, VT] Aye
Sen. Mike Lee [R, UT] Nay
Sen. Carl Levin [D, MI] Aye
Sen. Joseph Lieberman [I, CT] Aye
Sen. Richard Lugar [R, IN] Aye
Sen. Joe Manchin [D, WV] Aye
Sen. John McCain [R, AZ] Abstain
Sen. Claire McCaskill [D, MO] Aye
Sen. Mitch McConnell [R, KY] Aye
Sen. Robert Menéndez [D, NJ] Aye
Sen. Jeff Merkley [D, OR] Aye
Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D, MD] Aye
Sen. Jerry Moran [R, KS] Aye
Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R, AK] Aye
Sen. Patty Murray [D, WA] Aye
Sen. Bill Nelson [D, FL] Aye
Sen. Ben Nelson [D, NE] Aye
Sen. Rand Paul [R, KY] Nay
Sen. Robert Portman [R, OH] Aye
Sen. Mark Pryor [D, AR] Aye
Sen. John Reed [D, RI] Aye
Sen. Harry Reid [D, NV] Aye
Sen. James Risch [R, ID] Nay
Sen. Pat Roberts [R, KS] Aye
Sen. John Rockefeller [D, WV] Aye
Sen. Marco Rubio [R, FL] Aye
Sen. Bernard Sanders [I, VT] Abstain
Sen. Charles Schumer [D, NY] Aye
Sen. Jefferson Sessions [R, AL] Aye
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen [D, NH] Aye
Sen. Richard Shelby [R, AL] Aye
Sen. Olympia Snowe [R, ME] Aye
Sen. Debbie Stabenow [D, MI] Aye
Sen. Jon Tester [D, MT] Aye
Sen. John Thune [R, SD] Aye
Sen. Patrick Toomey [R, PA] Nay
Sen. Mark Udall [D, CO] Aye
Sen. Tom Udall [D, NM] Aye
Sen. David Vitter [R, LA] Nay
Sen. Mark Warner [D, VA] Aye
Sen. Jim Webb [D, VA] Aye
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D, RI] Aye
Sen. Roger Wicker [R, MS] Aye
Sen. Ron Wyden [D, OR] Aye

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Note: All other provisions in this bill relate directly to FAA operations and are non threatening.

What our intel on this section of the bill S.223 has interestingly pointed out is the position of this section within the overall bill and it’s some 1213 sections. Cleverly hidden amongst a sea of boredom that will undoubtedly be ignored by anyone that tries to read this thing and stay awake. Our recommendation is to make sure that does not happen.

It should also be noted that this provision of the bill only applies to the 4 test sites to be determined within the next 360 days by the FAA and does not apply to the entire country. This bill does not authorize any provision by anyone in Government the authorization to overfly US airspace with unmanned vehicles.

The House bill H.R.658 which was passed and sent to the Senate reads the same as the Senate version except for index’s.

Specific Organizations Supporting H.R.658

National Electrical Manufacturers Association
Aerospace Industries Association
Air Transport Association
National Air Traffic Controllers Association
Associated General Contractors of America
American Council of Engineering Companies
National Association of Manufacturers
American Society of Civil Engineers
American Institute of Architects
American Association of Airport Executives
National Association of State Aviation Officials
Aeronautical Repair Station Association
U.S. Travel Association
Airport Consultants Council
International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers
American Road and Transportation Builders Association
Air Line Pilots Association
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
General Aviation Manufacturers Association

Interests that oppose this bill:

Building trades unions
Manufacturing unions
Communications & hi-tech unions
IBEW (Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers)
Railroad unions
Teamsters union
Transportation unions
Federal employees unions
Teachers unions
Food service & related unions
Commercial service unions

Top recipients for ALL opposing interest groups
Name Amount Received Vote On Passage
Rep. William Owens [D, NY-23] $620,624 Nay
Rep. Michael Capuano [D, MA-8] $240,785 Nay
Rep. Michael Michaud [D, ME-2] $221,555 Nay
Rep. Judy Chu [D, CA-32] $204,500 Nay
Rep. Joe Donnelly [D, IN-2] $201,890 Nay
Rep. John Garamendi [D, CA-10] $201,250 Nay
Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D, CA-8] $161,500 Nay
Rep. George Miller [D, CA-7] $155,400 Nay
Rep. James Clyburn [D, SC-6] $147,500 Nay
Rep. Mark Critz [D, PA-12] $147,360 Nay

Specific Organizations Opposing H.R.658

Communications Workers of America
Association of Flight Attendants
National Education Association
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
United Transportation Union
Amalgamated Transit Union
Association of Professional Flight Attendants
American Federation of Government Employees
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association
United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
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Service Employees Local 32BJ-National Conference of Fireman and Oilers
American Train Dispatchers Association

Top recipients for ALL supporting interest groups
Name Amount Received Vote On Passage
Rep. John Mica [R, FL-7] $133,163 Aye
Rep. Jerry Costello [D, IL-12] $101,850 Nay
Rep. Charles Dent [R, PA-15] $89,400 Aye
Rep. Thomas Petri [R, WI-6] $89,300 Aye
Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D, IL-3] $86,650 Nay
Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D, OR-3] $85,300 Nay
Rep. James Clyburn [D, SC-6] $82,650 Nay
Rep. Timothy Bishop [D, NY-1] $81,850 Nay
Rep. Shelley Berkley [D, NV-1] $79,240 Nay
Rep. Steny Hoyer [D, MD-5] $79,000 Nay

Specific Organizations Supporting H.R.658

National Electrical Manufacturers Association
Aerospace Industries Association
Air Transport Association
National Air Traffic Controllers Association
Associated General Contractors of America
American Council of Engineering Companies
National Association of Manufacturers
American Society of Civil Engineers
American Institute of Architects
American Association of Airport Executives
National Association of State Aviation Officials
Aeronautical Repair Station Association
U.S. Travel Association
Airport Consultants Council
International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers
American Road and Transportation Builders Association
Air Line Pilots Association
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
General Aviation Manufacturers Association

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So there you have it. Total transparency of the Resolution and the Bill. It is clearly obvious to all Ships Analysts of this project that the supporting groups did not see the Drone Provision or cared very much about freedom and privacy. It is the Captains consensus that a proper education of the Drone Provision should be implemented.

Current Status of Bill
Final Markup in Senate

 

Cyber weaknesses should deter US from waging war

WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s critical computer networks are so vulnerable to attack that it should deter U.S. leaders from going to war with other nations, a former top U.S. cybersecurity official said Monday.

Richard Clarke, a top adviser to three presidents, joined a number of U.S. military and civilian experts in offering a dire assessment of America’s cybersecurity at a conference, saying the country simply can’t protect its critical networks.

Network hardening is not all that difficult. Armor plating servers from penetration is again, not all that difficult. The problem is in the commercial software the military uses. It’s not nuclear hardened software. It’s not even firecracker safe software. It’s commercial grade junk we all have been putting up with for many years. But that’s not the only issue facing the nations cyber systems. A breach can come from many sources. It can come from outside, as well as from the inside. It can also come from sources that are not readily apparent as Stuxnet proved that as well as the lunacy surrounding the recent “Drone” hack. The difference between the two hacks is Stuxnet was brilliant, the drone attack was stupid, as it was a common gamers hack.

I know of a “security group” that has been operating on the net for many years. Their network is impenetrable. Why? Because it is a ghost network. It exists, but yet cannot be found. Firewalls cannot stop it as it’s path through such barriers is hidden in server protocols that are considered noise and therefore ignored. I cannot go into greater technical detail for obvious reasons but I can say that after 9 years of operation this network has never been scanned or penetrated. It is not visible to the Internet, but it is part of the Internet.

The problem is, as I see it anyway from my advantage point of being an Internet dinosaur is one of attitude and experience level. When I looked into a typical IT operation run by the government (as part of my business) I immediately saw a glaring problem with the departments. All personnel were enthusiastic about their work and competent to a degree. Unfortunately their ego’s were bigger than their skill level and experience. When I would ask somewhat complex network orientated questions I often times received blank stares (nobody home syndrome) which I found troubling. Then I noticed something else .. no gray hair.

The Cyber command has unique issues in that personnel come and go constantly. This cannot help the experience level issue at all. Personnel, both military and civilian, need to stay on the job and not be shuttled around like cattle. Retention of military operators is as well an issue and needs to be augmented with senior civilian staff that does not change. As for the command staff, well hands on experience would be nice.

At any rate. I fail to see Mr. Clark’s concern. Intel knows where the enemies cyber centers are. They will be targeted on the first wave by cruise missiles. So will the telecommunications infrastructure. Retaliation of a cyber kind cannot be accomplished from a smoking hole in the ground. Mr. Clark knows this. Which begs the question, what is the motive behind this rhetoric? My guess .. more funding. Taxpayers are paying through the nose for so-called “Experts in security”, we are not getting our money’s worth obviously, Anonymous was kind enough to show us that and I for one am a bit upset over a network structure that is so easily penetrated. I want my money back.

 

Apologies, Bloody Noses, Chaos

Apologies
Congratulations to Scott Olsen for getting an official apology from the right Mayor of Oakland Jean Quan. Of coarse she turned herself around because of a thoughtful epiphany that she was now the most despised person in the country. Had nothing at all to do with realizing she screwed up big time on the world stage and her political career is now in the toilet. Ah well, at least Scott can point to his scars and tell folks he used his head to off a Mayor .. chicks will dig your humor Scott.
Bloody Noses
The weekend is a bloody mess. We got 99% falling out all over the country with busted everything. But not in all occupied lands. Only a few cities seem to be prone to violence. The rest are waiting it out. Some are renaming occupied parks after historical figures and even Oakland is renaming the killing field to something more appropriate and has told the folks (99%) they will be left alone. Nice gestures ,, now give the damn generators back so the people can stay warm you damn heathens.
Chaos
#OccupyDenver
Not quite sure what happened to the concept of being prepared in Denver’s case. They are definitely not prepared to take on the Denver Police force. Not knowing how to track an arrest is seriously rookie stuff. Running around downtown Denver doing pretty much of nothing but waiting for the cops to punch your lights out and haul you away to the detention center, gains ? Gains you scars and war stories, gains the movement zip. Retreat OCDenver, re-group, re-organize and do some damn intel before, you take on the toughest swat team in the country. While your at it remember this. You cannot defeat an enemy you do not know. Your success is in the homework. Put a couple laptops to work and figure out who this new police chief is and what he’s all about. He will bring his past experiences to the job. From our intel so far he went for the Atlanta job and was turned down and his own cops think he’s a racist dolt. Do some research, his past is checkered and it’s not all good. But that’s for a later blog when I get around to it.

We really need to take this circus on the road. Nothing is being changed except for the 99%’s efforts in getting their bodies rearranged by local cops over real estate squabbles. Doesn’t make any sense and definitely does nothing to advance the changes we are all screaming for.

Think about it. Dessert the cities, meet again in the only city we need to be in to get our changes onto a platform of respect. 200,000 angry folks coming together at the Washington Monument is an awesome spectacle that cannot and will not be ignored. Every politician in Washington will want a piece of that. Just for the news face time if nothing else. If you march on Washington people that can actually see that changes are made will be there. They will want to be on your side because of the association. Yes, you may think who needs them. Quite frankly, you do.

Martin Luther King used every trick in the book to accomplish his will for change. From marching, to behind the scenes negotiations. From speeches to backdoor threats. He knew the system and he knew how to manipulate it to his advantage. He wrote the textbook on civil unrest. It would do for all movement participants to educate themselves in his tactics. They worked. If we wish to prevail in this battle, we need to pay attention to history. Let’s attempt to at least leave the bloody bits out of it unless it becomes absolutely necessary. Right now, it is not.

 
 

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Siege or Curiosity

I had a vision last night. I saw the masses moving from Oakland to New York on foot and marching towards Washington. I saw them increasing in mass as they passed through the cities and towns of America. Then I saw them standing on both sides of the reflection pool at the Washington Monument. Silently. Staring at the White House and the Congressional buildings. Suddenly a chant begins “Silent no longer, silent no longer” the sound reverberating with the intensity of thunder rolling through the buildings of Washington.

This is where I see the #OWS movement in this country headed. The city level protests now are more siege like. I ask myself, what’s the point? #OWS has already made it’s point. The 99% have had it with government, finance and the police state. I get it. Now we need to make them get it and I’m not talking about the cities. The people that created this mess in the first place are in one city. Washington. Home of the Fed, FannyMae and her boyfriend FannyMack, Home of the politicians that waste our tax money and protect the 1%, and, most importantly, the very seat of power of the land.

This is where we can exact change. This is where we can hold the “People’s Court” and hold those accountable for the misery in the land. This is where our very purpose of existence will shine. The world will be watching and will see exactly what American freedom and democracy is all about. What a great teaching tool it would bring to the world.

So I ask,, is the point to siege the cities? To what end result? How are the cities causing that which we the 99% are vocal about? Wall street is the only unique site, but, unfortunately contains only stuffed suits behind office partitions that have no power to change things we are pissed about. That takes place a few hundred miles south of there.

The question looms then, will the #OWS movement become a curiosity or will it become the mighty engine for change? Our time is narrowing, soon something else will capture the worlds attention. We need to show the world that Americans know what it takes to be an American. They need to see the unity of the land, the courageousness of it’s people. What they don’t need to see is police in riot gear blowing the face off a Marine just back from Iraq. Hard for them to do that when the numbers of voices are in the hundreds of thousands.

 
 

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