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WWE Pro Wrestling champion Glenn “Kane” Jacobs is about to deliver a mental smackdown on Tennessee’s Lieutenant Governor over a debate on the internet tax AKA the “Marketplace Fairness Act”!
As many Tennessee residents are aware of, RINO Ramsey has many interests, but we the people of Tennessee is not one of them. Ramsey, along with fellow “republican conservatives”, such as Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, help to prove the only difference in party politics is the lapel pin they may be wearing.
From an earlier message sent by Matt Collins:
Lt. Governor Challenged To Debate Internet Sales Tax By Professional Wrestler
Ron Ramsey Pushes Internet Sales Tax; Grassroots Pushes Back
Knoxville, TN – Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey was challenged to a debate on the Internet Sales Tax by professional WWE wrestler and anti-tax activist Glenn Jacobs. In a blog post today Glenn Jacobs (stage name Kane) criticized the Lt. Governor for pushing the Internet sales tax and called for a debate on the topic at the Lt. Governor’s convenience. The blog post can be viewed here: http://www.tnliberty.org/?p=
“Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey claims that the Internet sales tax mandate is not a new tax. Nor, according to Ramsey, is it an unfair tax. Ramsey is wrong on both counts.” Glenn writes. “ I, therefore, invite Lt. Gov. Ramsey for a policy debate on the issue of the Marketplace Fairness Act in a public forum at his convenience.”
In recent weeks Glenn Jacobs has been appearing in various media outlets advocating against the national Internet sales tax mandate with appearances on nationally syndicated terrestrial radio, satellite radio, and local radio stations in Tennessee. Jacobs has written multiple blog posts and op-ed pieces against the national Internet sales tax mandate.
Earlier this week the TN Campaign for Liberty challenged Lt. Gov Ramsey to show he had paid the obscure TN Use Tax for his online purchases after he called the vast majority of Tennesseans “criminals” for not paying it. That release can be viewed here: http://tnreport.com/2013/05/
The national Internet sales tax mandate will likely come up for a vote in the US House of Representatives later this year. The bill is known as the “Marketplace Fairness Act” and is being opposed by the Campaign for Liberty, eBay, the Cato Institute, the Heritage Foundation, the National Taxpayers Union, Americans for Tax Reform, Americans for Prosperity, Freedomworks, the Heartland Institute, Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, and many other conservative figures.
Glenn Jacobs lives with his family in Jefferson City, Tennessee and is a co-founder of the Tennessee Liberty Alliance www.TNLiberty.org. Mr. Jacobs is a critic of big government and a professional wrestler with the WWE.
Published on Mar 11, 201
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Sierra Adamson questions John Pistole, Administrator of the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on the criminal conduct of TSA workers and the safety of the body scanners used at checkpoints.
By now, it is becoming clear that TSA screeners know that recording is allowed at security checkpoints in airports, they just choose to tell passengers that it is not allowed with the hope that the passenger will not know any better.
No different than the routine we see from police and security guards on a daily basis.
More in the never ending story of the jackboot gestapo attacking our persons and liberties under the false guise of safety and security.
[Editor’s Note: The following post is by TDV contributor, Wendy McElroy]
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is tightening its grip on domestic travcel. I don’t mean the random, unpredictable security checks at bus, subway and train stations which already exist. I mean a coordinated and systematic police control of internal travel within America. Groundwork is being laid.
APPLICATION TO MAKE U.S. INTO AN AIRPORT SCREENING ZONE
The application was tucked away on page 71431 of Volume 77, Number 231 of the Federal Register (November 30). It was surrounded by soporific references to forwarding “the new Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA).”
The application for funding from the TSA constitutes a preliminary step toward systematically expanding TSA’s authority from airports to highways and almost every other means of public travel. The expansion would erase one of the last remaining differences between the US and a total police state; namely, the ability to travel internally without being under police surveillance. The total police state you experience at airports wants to spill into roads and bus stops, to subways and trains. Or, rather, the TSA wants to solidify and spread the fledgling and erratic presence it already has.
The official request reads, “TSA’s Highway BASE program [Baseline Assessment for Security Enhancement] seeks to establish the current state of security gaps and implemented countermeasures throughout the highway mode of transportation by posing questions to major transportation asset owners and operators.” An example would be an owner and the employees of a long-haul truck company. The application continues, “Data and results collected through the Highway BASE program will inform TSA’s policy and program initiatives and allow TSA to provide focused resources and tools to enhance the overall security posture within the surface transportation community.”
Meanwhile, the Government Security News Service provides additional details on TSA’s plans. TSA wants funding to conduct “security-related assessments” on about 750 “transportation assets” including “140 public transportation agencies.” An example would be bus depots or train stations.
Security Magazine (May 30th) offered a sense of how sweeping the definition of “assets” might be, including “trucking, school bus, and motor coach industries, privately-owned highway assets that may include bridges and tunnels, and other related systems and assets owned and operated by state departments of education and transportation.”
At this point, the goal is merely “an assessment.” But when did a government agency ever conclude that it didn’t need funding, expansion and more power? This is especially true of the militarized TSA that treats the public as “hostiles.”
The fact that the agency lamented the lack of a “single database” on public transportation is not reassuring. (Federal Register, Vol.77, No.104, pg. 31867, May 30.) The entire push seems aimed at not merely expanding but also centralizing information, efforts and authority, with BASE itself being a consolidation of several other TSA programs.
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Across the country, people are begging for new ways to prevent another Sandy Hook incident from happening again. Now, the New York City Police Department has sprung into action and are planning on using the latest technology called “Terahertz Imaging Detection,” the device scans people who are suspected of caring a firearm without their knowledge. Danny Panzella from Truth Squad TV weighs in.
By Becky Akers
You might think that airports would be absolutely free of crime. After all, between the mass, generalized, warrantless searches of every passenger and the hysteria that erupts when LaWanda discovers a firearm (which she does very rarely – only about 1500 times in 2012 for 750 million trips), concourses are as devoid of guns as tyrants can render them.
But alas, airports are Ground Zero for sexual assault and theft. Indeed, you might think poor old Piers and his fellow morons would look to aviation’s gulag, where Our Rulers have disarmed passengers of everything but their fingernails, to see the results of their dream: the cringing, shuffling lines of potential victims who hope to go about their mundane affairs without a uniformed bully’s noticing and humiliating them; those unfortunates who don’t escape attention suffering gate-rape and other insults; iPads, cash and other valuables disappearing from luggage and bins to enrich the government’s goons. If Piers and other Progressives crave such a dystopia, they are very sick puppies indeed.
At any rate, a friend sent me the video below in which Mike Adams of Natural News shows those of you who must fly how to prevent the “TSA criminals and thugs and pathetic, pot-bellied thieves that work at the airports” from stealing your stuff. His method is as clever and inexpensive as it is effective. Even if you don’t fly, you may want to watch the clip and enjoy Mike’s splendid adjectives (“pathetic and lazy”) when he describes these public predators-sorry, servants.
Update: Sean Casey writes that there’s “one problem…the scissors you will need to cut the zip-ties when you arrive at your destination will probably be confiscated” — Sean, you’re too kind: stolen is the word you’re hunting — “by the gate-rapists.” He included a link with tips for meeting this challenge and adds that “a good pair of nail clippers should also do the trick.”
(NaturalNews) All Americans who have been prescribed psychiatric medications could be denied their constitutional rights under gun control legislation expected to be introduced into the U.S. Senate on January 22nd. Although the actual text of the bill is not yet available to the public, the heavy emphasis on “mental health” in recent gun control discussions echoes the present-day denial of Second Amendment rights to veterans diagnosed with PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).
In an effort to deny gun ownership “privileges” to as many Americans as possible, Sen. Feinstein and other proponents of total citizen disarmament could simply expand the definition of those deemed “mentally unfit” for gun purchases to include anyone who has ever been prescribed an antidepressant or a drug for ADHD.
I give credit for this realization to Jon Rappoport, editor of No More Fake News. In a phone conversation yesterday evening, he brought this to my attention, even describing psychiatrists as “the new cops” who get to determine whether you have any rights at all.
Conducting further research on the subject, I found that a national database of prescription drug users already exists. It was created by the National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting Act (NASPER) signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2005.
A government prescription drug surveillance program is already in place
The intent of the NASPRE law was to stop patients from “doc hopping” from one city or state to another in a scam to acquire prescription “controlled substances” such as powerful painkillers. But the effort to monitor controlled substances has morphed into something far more insidious: a multi-state, data-sharing prescription drug surveillance program now run by 48 states.
The website for that program is www.pmpalliance.org which lists its board members as heads of the very same pharmacies that sell controlled substances for profit. And guess where PMPalliance.org gets its funding? The U.S. Dept. of Justice.
This means Obama can simply issue an executive order requiring the DOJ start using the patient prescription surveillance data for a whole new reason: To add people to a “NO GUN BUY list” in much the same way people are mysteriously added to the TSA’s “no-fly lists” today. (Once you’re on the no-fly list, there’s no way to remove yourself from it, no way to challenge being on the list, no due process and absolutely no ability to sue the government to try to get off the list.)
If you take antidepressants, you could be denied the right to self defense
The upshot of all this is that if you ever have purchased prescribed antidepressants or other psychiatric drugs, that record already exists in a government database that could soon be used against you as a weapon to deny you your constitutional rights.
All the government has to do is copy the entire database of psychiatric medication patients it already possesses, then paste that list into the FBI’s instant gun-purchase background check system known as NICS.
Once flagged in the NICS database, you will never be able to legally purchase a firearm again in America.
Importantly, this action does not require any new laws to be passed by Congress. Obama can simply invoke this with an executive order, then demand the FBI and ATF begin to immediately enforce this new regulation, even if it is utterly unconstitutional.
Former Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul has rejected calls from the National Rifle Association to put armed patrolmen in every school across America.
Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), who will retire from Congress following the completion of his current term, released a statement on his website Monday morning condoning the NRA’s response to the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut earlier this month.
Only one week after 20-year-old Adam Lanza opened fire in Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed more than two people, NRA Vice President Wayne LaPierre called on Friday for the government to pay for armed officers in schools across the country. In response, Rep. Paul said, “Government security is just another kind of violence.”
LaPierre’s comments were met widely with criticism from anti-gun advocates who insist that more firearms, specifically in schools, will not be able to curb another massacre. Three days later, Rep. Paul responded by saying that while he believes personally that more guns could mean less crime if, increasing security in schools to such an alarming degree does not sit well with him personally.
“I don’t agree that conservatives and libertarians should view government legislation, especially at the federal level, as the solution to violence,” the congressman wrote. “Real change can happen only when we commit ourselves to rebuilding civil society in America, meaning a society based on family, religion, civic and social institutions, and peaceful cooperation through markets.We cannot reverse decades of moral and intellectual decline by snapping our fingers and passing laws.”
Rep. Paul added that he considered calls for stricter gun laws from the left “understandable, but misguided.”
“The impulse to have government ‘do something’ to protect us in the wake national tragedies is reflexive and often well intentioned,” he wrote. “But this impulse ignores the self evident truth that criminals don’t obey laws.”
On the other side of the spectrum, said Rep. Paul, calls from the right raise a red flag as well.
“Do we really believe government can provide total security? Do we want to involuntarily commit every disaffected, disturbed, or alienated person who fantasizes about violence?Or can we accept that liberty is more important than the illusion of state-provided security? Government cannot create a world without risks, nor would we really wish to live in such a fictional place,” he wrote.
“Our freedoms as Americans preceded gun control laws, the TSA, or the Department of Homeland Security.Freedom is defined by the ability of citizens to live without government interference, not by safety. It is easy to clamor for government security when terrible things happen; but liberty is given true meaning when we support it without exception, and we will be safer for it.”
Posted by Thomas DiLorenzo
Everything is bigger in Texas they say, and Texas state troopers certainly qualify as among the biggest perverts, idiots, and petty tyrants in the land. The must-see video in this article shows two women being given roadside cavity searches because they were suspected of having a little pot on them. None was found. The female state trooper uses the same rubber glove when sticking her hands in the private parts, front and back, of the two women. Why is this woman not employed by the TSA? (She probably will be as soon as the TSA brass sees this video).
This of course will be defended by all those “family values” pro-war-on-drugs conservatives who never saw an instance of police brutality they didn’t like.
Updated 12-22-2012, it seems this video was pulled down so here below is another source of the video someone does not want you to see. If this version also does not play it can be viewed in the original story located here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2250218/Angel-Ashley-Dobbs-suing-Texas-troopers-shocking-BODY-CAVITY-search-caught-tape.html
By Becky Akers
CBS News reports — erroneously — that the TSA has apologized for its horrific abuse of Shelbi Walser. You remember her: the 12-year-old girl with brittle bone disease whom the agency’s sadists “detained” for an hour at Dallas-Fort Worth, reducing the poor child to tears while separating her from her mother. The Nazis more cruelly tormented their victims, but still, deliberately depriving a sick little girl of her mother and bullying her until she cries, well … with every day and every atrocity, the TSA approaches ever nearer its mentors’ satanic benchmark.
At any rate, the TSA has released a statement about Shelbi’s ordeal that doesn’t even remotely resemble an apology. Rather, it defends the utterly indefensible and barbaric while propagandizing for the TSA, insulting our intelligence and blatantly lying:
“We regret that the experience of this young lady was not a positive one as we always strive to screen passengers with dignity and respect while ensuring the safety of all travelers. Everything TSA does is designed to protect against another terrorist attack. In all likelihood, this traveler would have presented no risk, yet we could take no chances. She alarmed for explosive residue and TSA took the necessary steps to resolve the alarm.”
Nauseating, isn’t it? Contrast this self-serving prattle with the apology you have received from an entrepreneur when his service or product failed to satisfy you: does he blame you for failing to have a “positive experience” while excusing himself because, heck, he’s got a business to run and everything he does is designed to fill its coffers?
Meanwhile, since none of the overpaid psychopaths at the TSA’s headquarters can simply and sincerely apologize for brutalizing a child, I refer them to www.apologyletters.net. There they will find several templates — admittedly too mild for this gross evil but adaptable nonetheless — such as “Apology Letter for Behavior,” “Apology Letter for Customer,” “Formal Apology Letter,” etc. Unlike the TSA’s infuriating pap, these letters confess that the fault was solely and totally the offender’s while humbly asking the victim’s forgiveness.
Indeed, I have taken the liberty of completing “Apology Letter for Behavior” lest that basic task flummox the TSA’s morons. To wit:
Please allow us to apologize for what we did on the day you flew out of Dallas-Forth Worth Airport. Our behavior was extremely inappropriate (many would say criminal), immature, and lacked the respect you or any human being deserved. It was a disruption and distracted others from the pleasure one should feel in traveling – or, in your case, a very serious ordeal as you undergo treatment for your illness (for which we extend our sympathies as well as our deepest regrets at exacerbating your burden).
It was embarrassing, but we learned that nobody appreciated our poor behavior. In the future, we have every intention of curbing our thoughtless actions and learn to adjust our behavior befitting the environment and situation. In fact, we are disbanding the TSA tomorrow so no one else ever suffers from our shocking inhumanity and stupidity as you did.
Again, we are sorry for our actions and we hope that we can put this matter behind us before outraged Americans lynch us. We look forward to going home once and for all, with the TSA abolished, so that we never harm you or anyone else again. If you have any thoughts in this, please feel free to share. You may contact us at your convenience – though we understand if the mere thought of us unconscionable monsters revolts you past bearing.
Now, that’s an apology.
Photo added to original post.