(The Obama/Clinton Globalist regime just gets worse and worse. Prior to the 2008 election, part of the campaign focused on the Columbian Free Trade Agreement and all the dead union organizers killed by Coca-Cola’s private death squads. Obama and Clinton both promised to do something about it. Now the Obama/Clinton regime of neoliberal globalists has done something about it… they call the human rights investigative journalist covering it down there a “terrorist” and ban him from the country. There’s your fucking CHANGE)
by M. Kane, Raw Story
A prominent Colombian journalist, who had been awarded a prestigious fellowship at Harvard University’s Nieman Foundation to study conflict negotiation strategies and international criminal court procedures, has been barred from entering the United States to attend the program.
According to Nieman Foundation curator Bob Giles, Hollman Morris Rincón was told by an official at the US Embassy in Bogota that he has been ruled permanently ineligible for a visa under the “terrorist activities” section of the Patriot Act.
“We were very surprised. This has never happened before,” Giles commented. “And Hollman has traveled previously in the United States to give speeches and receive awards.”
Giles has asked the State Department to reconsider its decision, and the Committee to Protect Journalists has also expressed its concern. “We’re frankly shocked,” CPJ executive director Joel Simon stated. “We feel it’s outrageous.” He said the State Department claimed to have discussed the issue with Morris but “that’s just not true.”
Morris, whose independent TV news program Contravia has been critical of the ties between outgoing Colombian President Alvaro Uribe and illegal far-right militias, has served at times as an intermediary in hostage negotiations with the left-wing Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). On the basis of those connections, he has been accused by Uribe of being “an accomplice of terrorism” and has been described as “close to the guerrillas” by Colombia’s Minister of Defense — and now president-elect — Juan Manuel Santos.
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It’s no wonder Rand Paul thinks talking about BP will harm their profit margins.
BP: We stole Iran from the Iranians in ’53 (and we are about to get it back), we got our piece of Iraqi oil, and now we make U.S. fishermen Shit Blood to clean up OUR MESS! But HEY! Rand Paul still likes us… and the young people think he’s “cool” right?
here is some more information on Corexit
Deficit-Hawk and Libertarian Servant to the Business Class, Rand Paul, Wants you to Say Only Nice Things About BP
Libertarians are the official political party of the neoliberal IMF “Business First” wing of government. You think Rand is a political outsider? You think they are going to rig the elections to keep him OUT? Guess again. Rand is a servant to big business and a deficit-hawk oligarch who damn-well expects to get his seat in the senate that was promised to him as his birthright. He claims to have changed his position a little on open borders in order to get more inline with the mainstream of the working people in the Tea Party, but he really hasn’t. He wants those borders wide open in order to favor big business profit margins. He is no more of an “outsider” than Sarah Palin or Glenn Beck.
Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul said Thursday that harsh criticism of BP by President Barack Obama’s administration could contribute to the oil giant’s demise and harm its ability to pay for cleanup of the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
The comments came in response to blistering criticism by Democratic opponent Jack Conway at their first appearance together. Conway blasted Paul for saying in late May that Obama’s stance toward BP was un-American and anti-business. Those and other comments by Paul led to a backlash at the time that caused the Republican to retreat from the national scene for a couple of weeks.
Paul said Thursday that BP should pay for the Gulf cleanup, but that Obama administration’s sharp rhetoric could help imperil the company.
…”"I think the deficit … is such an enormous problem that it might warrant bringing things to a halt and having a discussion about it for a few days,” he said.
Paul didn’t offer any specifics about how to erase the nation’s mushrooming deficit. He said each federal program should be reviewed to determine if it can be cut, eliminated or privatized. AP
So Rand doesn’t want anyone talking bad about BP… he thinks condemning foreign companies who have screwed up the entire Gulf coast is “unAmerican”… and his big concern is the deficit which he says we have to cut and privatize programs to fix… Still think Rand Paul is anti-establishment? He’s about as anti-establishment as Hilary Clinton.
by Scott Creighton
Some of you may know that I am rather curious about Dwain Deets’ involvement with Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth, Richard Gage’s well-respected organization of building professionals who question the official story of how the Twin Towers and Building 7 came down on Sept. 11th 2001. Well, I recently got some answers.
On Sept. 11th, 2009 I wrote an article about his involvement specifically dealing with parts of his background that he doesn’t care to share with Truth Advocates either in his public meetings or on his bio page. My question was basically this: what is a guy, whose background is in research and development of drone aircraft and remote piloting of jumbo jets (among other things), doing at AE911Truth?
Deets recently posted a comment on the thread with started a rather lengthy discussion between he and myself. Now, while I thought this was just a casual discussion between Deets and myself, turns out, Deets himself started up a thread at Pilots for 911 Truth with the following comment:
“An article was posted months ago suggesting I am withholding information of a drone operation at the WTC. I have ignored it until now.” Dwain Deets
That is not what I said. I was suggesting that he is helping to steer the unofficial investigation away from a drone strike at the Pentagon AS WELL AS any investigation into remote piloted aircraft hitting the Twin Towers. I mean, if you are going to be snarky Mr. Deets, you might as well get it right.
But read the article for yourself and read the exchange between myself and Dwain Deets… it’s rather informative. I told Deets if he wanted an audience for our little chat, he should have just said so. He wants and audience, let’s give him one.
(the Obama administration won’t take over control of the spill (and therefore the oil) but they WILL take over control of the SPIN (read as “propaganda”). The Department of Homeland Security has deemed it in our nation’s interests to control the LIES being put out about the disaster in the Gulf)
by Nick Doms, HULIQ from July 5th, 2010
The Department of Homeland Security has seized control over a joint BP oil spill website, previously managed by several US Government agencies and BP and intended to inform the public about the progress made in the cleanup effort.
The joint website was managed by US agencies, including the US Coast Guard, and BP to provide daily information about the oil spill and efforts made by both in conjunction with independent contractors to proceed with the cleanup effort.
Effective immediately, the Department of Homeland Security will now control all content and distribution of information to the American and international public.
Secretary Janet Napolitano, head of the DHS, was not available for comment and her office did not immediately return phone calls.
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from Perilous Nation
Hundreds of fishermen from Lake Charles to Moss Point, Miss., were supposed to get checks from BP on Wednesday but didn’t.
Wednesday night, their lawyer wanted answers. Jeffrey Briet represents more than 500 fishermen, and he said the payment system he set up with BP required his clients to be paid every 30 days. Now that process has suddenly changed without warning, Briet said.
“Not only did they spring it on us that the process has changed, but the people I’ve been dealing with for six weeks who’ve done a good job said, ‘We don’t know what the process is going to be. We’re not authorized to talk to you about it. Someone from BP will contact you,’” he said
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from The Thin Green Line, SFGate
News is breaking from the Gulf of Mexico that cleanup workers — who are really just contracted fishermen — are being told they will be fired if they wear protective gear. BP is not providing the gear, but if workers wear respirators they secure for themselves, the company says they will be fired, according to Louisiana Environmental Action Network and a local environmentalist who just returned from the Gulf
Reports of illness among the workers began almost as soon as the cleanup did. But the government-run health clinics where they are being treated are among areas the federal government has deemed off limits to reporters. The feds also barred press from oiled wildlife and booms in a move that makes them look an awful lot like the PR crew for the British oil giant.
A coalition including commercial fishermen’s groups, environmental groups and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., is petitioning the government to force BP to provide respirators for workers. In its first three hours, the petition has garnered more than 16,000 signatures.