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Osama bin Laden is Dead! Now We Are All Osama bin Laden!

It was only a few days ago in our blog post, "Rejoice! The War on Terror is Over!", that we made note that some of the criminals and sociopaths inside of the US Government, like Janet Napolitano and former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, started changing their overall theme.

With the announced but completely unverified death of Osama bin Laden they immediately went to work to find a new threat. Napolitano stated that now the threat is "U.S. residents willing to carry out attacks with little or no warning" and Gonzales stated the "next terrorist attack is going to be conducted by someone who looks like you or me, speaks perfect English, is probably a citizen of the United States or has the capacity to move freely in the United States".

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According to Alberto Gonzales this may be what the next terrorist looks like.
So, according to Alberto, the next terrorist will either look like him or like one of 300 million+ other citizens of the United States. It could be Lil' John or Lindsay Lohan or Al Pacino! We must be ever vigilant!

Oh wait, Lil' John doesn't speak perfect English... or anything that even sounds like a decipherable language. So it's probably not him.

Note, as well, how Alberto threw in that the next terrorist will likely have the "capacity to move freely in the United States". Well, we'll just have to make sure that is not something anyone can do then, right, Alberto?

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Propaganda Alert: US charges six for supporting Pakistani Taliban

Three of those indicted live in Florida, the others in Pakistan

Miami - Six people in Florida and Pakistan have been charged with providing financing and material support to the Pakistani Taliban, a designated foreign terrorist organization, U.S. federal officials said on Saturday.

The indictment was announced by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida and local FBI agents at a time when relations with Pakistan are strained over the raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

Three of the accused, who are all originally from Pakistan, were U.S. citizens arrested in South Florida and Los Angeles. They include two Imans, or Muslim religious leaders, from mosques in Florida.

The other three charged were living in Pakistan and still at large.

All six were charged in a four-count indictment with being involved in a conspiracy to "murder, maim and kidnap persons overseas," as well with conspiring to provide $50,000 to the Pakistani Taliban.

USA

Bin Laden's Assassination: Feeding Red Meat To America's Imperialist Fervor

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There is nothing like a "good killing" to make America proud and a politician go up in the polls. Since the hit on Osama Bin Laden executed by US Navy Seals, President Obama has gained 7 percent in the polls. His 50 percent approval rating, thanks to the killing of Bin Laden has jumped to 57 percent. The US President is getting praised from such "luminaries" as former Vice President Dick Cheney. Most Americans are happy and cheering without any second thoughts. After all, they finally got their bogeymen, and the "face of evil" used to justify the war in Afghanistan and Iraq is gone. And because in the United States the perception of reality is a simplistic black or white with no shades of grey, most people feel that the death of someone assassinated in a sovereign country is a cause for celebration.

Brick Wall

Watch Out, Whistleblowers: Congress and Courts Move to Curtail Leaks

House Republicans introduced legislation yesterday targeting the already-delayed whistleblower rule in the Dodd-Frank financial reform law. The proposed change would require corporate whistleblowers to report problems internally before going to financial regulators. The move, backed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is just the latest in a series of setbacks for those who favor strengthening whistleblower rules to encourage reporting of wrongdoing within government and businesses.

Whistleblowers were dealt another blow last week when a federal court of appeals ruled that corporate whistleblower protections don't cover leaks to the media. According to the Los Angeles Times, the panel of judges ruled that individuals blowing the whistle on publicly traded companies are protected from retaliation only when they report the wrongdoing to financial regulators - which could discourage future leaks to the media.

Whistleblower groups are also protesting a provision in the Intelligence Authorization Bill that would allow intelligence officials to penalize employees and former employees for disclosure of classified information without needing a conviction to do so. The Government Accountability Project has said that under the proposed law, intelligence officials need only reach a "determination" that a knowing violation occurred.

Bad Guys

Keiser Report: Top Down Tyranny

This week Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, report on collectivist top down tyranny running our monetary system. In the second half of the show, Max talks to Eric Sprott about precious metals, the ever increasing margin requirements and the ever decreasing dollar.

Vader

Stunning court decision in Indiana: No right to resist illegal police entry into home

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Indianapolis - Overturning a common law dating back to the English Magna Carta of 1215, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Hoosiers have no right to resist unlawful police entry into their homes.

In a 3-2 decision, Justice Steven David writing for the court said if a police officer wants to enter a home for any reason or no reason at all, a homeowner cannot do anything to block the officer's entry.

"We believe ... a right to resist an unlawful police entry into a home is against public policy and is incompatible with modern Fourth Amendment jurisprudence," David said. "We also find that allowing resistance unnecessarily escalates the level of violence and therefore the risk of injuries to all parties involved without preventing the arrest."

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"Texter-in-Chief" Barack Obama to be able to text terror warnings to all US phones

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Mr Obama has been dubbed the 'texter-in-chief'

President Barack Obama will be able to send any mobile phone in the United States a text message warning of imminent danger, from a terror attack to a natural disaster, under plans announced on Tuesday.

From next year, new phones and other hand-held devices will be required to be fitted with special chips to receive the alerts, which will also be sent by state and local authorities. Users will be able to opt out of every type of alert except those from the president, said the Federal Communications Commission.

The system will include alerts about missing children and will supersede all other phone traffic to avoid delays.

Mr Obama, who has been dubbed the "texter-in-chief" thanks to his devotion to his BlackBerry and heavy use of text messages during his 2008 campaign, may face criticism from libertarians for the compulsory nature of the presidential alerts.

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The Other Drug Cartel...

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Prescription Drug Advertising. Where is the Outrage?

Many legislators in Congress still do not get it! The largest contributing factor in the outrageous cost of prescription drugs is advertising and promotion, estimated to be about 37% of the price we pay for those drugs. More money is spent on lobbying, advertising and promotion by the pharmaceutical industry than is spent on research and development.

The incredible waste of valuable prescription drug resources is appalling. Here's but one example of such waste: There are hundreds of thousands of pharmaceutical company ads that appear in many thousands of magazines and newspapers each year. Most of the major pharmaceutical company ads in magazines usually contain a couple of pages of 'stats' describing the product and its contraindications.

War Whore

US Drone Attack Kills Three in Pakistan

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US drones have been frequently used on targets in the Pakistani tribal belt
A US drone fired two missiles into a vehicle in Pakistan's tribal district of North Waziristan on Friday, killing at least three militants in a Taliban and Al-Qaeda stronghold, officials said.

The attack took place in the Kharkamar area, 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of Miranshah, a stronghold of the Taliban and militants linked to Al-Qaeda, whose leader Osama bin Laden was killed by US forces in Pakistan on May 2.

"A US drone fired two missiles targeting a militant vehicle, killing at least three militants," a senior security official told AFP.

It was the fourth such attack reported in Pakistan's tribal badlands on the Afghan border, which Washington has dubbed the global headquarters of Al-Qaeda, since US Navy SEALs killed bin Laden in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad.

The new attack coincided with a joint sitting of parliament in Islamabad, where Pakistan's intelligence chief Ahmad Shuja Pasha and army chief of staff Ashfaq Kayani were briefing lawmakers on the bin Laden operation.

Star

Bush Praised Obama After Call on bin Laden

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Former president George W. Bush, pictured in Dallas, Texas on April 12, praised the mission to eliminate Osama bin Laden as a "good call" but said he was "not overjoyed" by the news.
Former US president George W. Bush praised the mission to eliminate Osama bin Laden as a "good call" but was "not overjoyed" by the news, ABC News reported Friday.

ABC said Bush told an audience this week that he received word that his successor President Barack Obama wanted to talk to him while dining at a restaurant.

"I was eating souffle at Rise Restaurant with Laura and two buddies," Bush said according to an ABC News contributor. "I excused myself and went home to take the call," he added.

"Obama simply said 'Osama Bin Laden is dead.'"