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Police State High: School Bans Backpacks, Seals Lockers, Forces Bathroom Registrations

Mac Slavo
May 30th, 2014
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Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.”
-President Ronald Reagan

If drones over America, heavily armed law enforcement agencies, and a massive government surveillance web hasn’t yet convinced you that the United States is rapidly moving towards a police state then maybe the following report out of New York will be an eye opener.

Indoctrination centers abound across the land of the free, with high schools now taking a queue from the TSA:

A New York high school is the latest in the nation to ban backpacks following several bomb threats, and has even taken extra steps, including sealing up students’ lockers.

For the last two weeks of the school year, students at Wantagh High School — located about 34 miles east of New York City — are being forced to carry their books and belongings in plastic bags, sign in and out to use the bathroom and submit to searches when entering the building. But the sealing up of lockers took school security to a new level.

Today’s pedagogic institutions are redefining what the word freedom actually means and students are falling right into line:

“It is an inconvenience, but it’s like an airport really,” Erik Beuttenmuller, an 11th-grader at the school told Fox 5 New York.

Karl Denninger of The Market Ticker weighs in:

What are we teaching our kids when we send them to prisons for 13 years out of their lives?

Yeah, bad things happen once in a while.  But the key here is “once in a while.”  They don’t happen often, statistically-speaking, and if we actually gave a damn about what was going on in these schools and excluded the abusive “kids” who are not there to learn but rather want to raise hell and abuse others we wouldn’t be having these problems.

Instead what we do is teach our kids that mass guilt is the response to one person who does an evil thing.  Rather than punish bad acts we exercise prior restraint.  We teach our kids from the first day that there are no individual consequences and rewards, only collective ones.

And the fact is that none of this actually makes anyone safer.

What it does do is condition our kids to living in a police state.

Congratulations America, because it will be you that gets shoved in the oven.police-state-high

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Nothing To See Here – Move Along!

REMEMBER the list of JFK assassination witnesses that came out in 1973, with the (skewed) statistical analysis stating the odds of all of them having died ‘accidentally’ within three years of the assassination were one hundred thousand trillion to one?

But they did?

Of course, many of those ‘witnesses’ were minions of mob or CIA functionaries, or at least persons who lived in the sphere of poverty and organized crime.  How did the statistics of their deaths compare with an equal number of middle-class, white bread Americans of the same age?

No one knows.  I don’t think anyone’s ever done such a study.

Now, let’s got to a list of middle-class and upper middle class Americans, mostly White, who were movers and shakers (or at least associated with) of Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Is this list accurate, inaccurate or totally false?

Well the list of people is accurate as they are definitely all dead and they were somehow related to the Clinton’s.

Beyond that, however, it is impossible for me to say anything else for sure!

1- James McDougal – Convicted Whitewater partner of the Clintons who
died of an apparent heart attack, while in solitary confinement. He was a key witness in Ken Starr’s investigation.

2 – Mary Mahoney – A former White House intern was murdered July 1997
at a Starbucks Coffee Shop in Georgetown (Washington, D. C.). The murder happened just after she was to go public with her story of sexual harassment by Clinton in the White House.

3 – Vince Foster – Former White House Councilor, and colleague of Hillary Clinton at Little Rock’s Rose Law Firm. Died of a gunshot wound to the head, ruled a suicide. (He was about to testify against Hillary related to the records she refused to turn over to congress.) Was reported to have been having an affair with Hillary.

4 – Ron Brown – Secretary of Commerce and former DNC Chairman. Reported to have died by impact in a plane crash. A pathologist close to the investigation reported that there was a hole in the top of Brown’s skull resembling a gunshot wound. At the time of his death Brown was being investigated, and spoke publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with prosecutors. The rest of the people on the plane also died. A few days later the Air Traffic controller committed suicide.

5 – C. Victor Raiser, II – Raiser, a major player in the Clinton fund raising organization died in a private plane crash in July 1992.

6 – Paul Tulley – Democratic National Committee Political Director found dead in a hotel room in Little Rock on September 1992. Described by Clinton as a “dear friend and trusted advisor”.

7 – Ed Willey – Clinton fundraiser, found dead November 1993 deep in the woods in VA of a gunshot wound to the head. Ruled a suicide. Ed Willey died on the same day His wife Kathleen Willey claimed Bill Clinton groped her in the oval office in the White House. Ed Willey was involved in several Clinton fund raising events.

8 – Jerry Parks – Head of Clinton’s gubernatorial security team in Little Rock .. Gunned down in his car at a deserted intersection outside Little Rock. Park’s son said his father was building a dossier on Clinton. He allegedly threatened to reveal this information. After he died the files were mysteriously removed from his house.

9 – James Bunch – Died from a gunshot suicide. It was reported that he had a “Black Book” of people which contained names of influential people who visited Prostitutes in Texas and Arkansas

10 – James Wilson – Was found dead in May 1993 from an apparent hanging suicide. He was reported to have ties to the Clintons’ Whitewater deals.

11 – Kathy Ferguson – Ex-wife of Arkansas Trooper Danny Ferguson, was found dead in May 1994, in her living room with a gunshot to her head. It was ruled a suicide even though there were several packed suitcases, as if she were going somewhere. Danny Ferguson was a co-defendant along with Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones Lawsuit, and Kathy Ferguson was a possible corroborating witness for Paula Jones.

12 – Bill Shelton – Arkansas State Trooper and fiancée of Kathy Ferguson. Critical of the suicide ruling of his fiancée, he was found dead in June, 1994 of a gunshot wound also ruled a suicide at the grave
site of his fiancée.

13 – Gandy Baugh – Attorney for Clinton’s friend Dan Lassater, died by jumping out a window of a tall building January, 1994. His client, Dan Lassater, was a convicted drug distributor.

14 – Florence Martin – Accountant & sub-contractor for the CIA, was related to the Barry Seal, Mena, Arkansas Airport drug smuggling case. He died of three gunshot Wounds.

15 – Suzanne Coleman – Reportedly had an affair with Clinton when he was Arkansas Attorney General. Died of a gunshot wound to the back of the head, ruled a suicide. Was pregnant at the time of her death.

16 – Paula Grober – Clinton’s speech interpreter for the deaf from 1978 until her death December 9,1992. She died in a one car accident.

17 – Danny Casolaro – Investigative reporter who was Investigating the Mena Airport and Arkansas Development Finance Authority. He slit his wrists, apparently, in the middle of his investigation.

18 – Paul Wilcher – Attorney investigating corruption at Mena Airport with Casolaro and the 1980 “October Surprise” was found dead on a > toilet June 22, 1993, in his Washington DC apartment. Had delivered a report to Janet Reno 3 weeks before his death. (May have died of poison)

19 – Jon Parnell Walker – Whitewater investigator for Resolution Trust Corp. Jumped to his death from his Arlington, Virginia apartment balcony August 15,1993. He was investigating the Morgan Guaranty
scandal.

20 – Barbara Wise – Commerce Department staffer. Worked closely with Ron Brown and John Huang. Cause of death unknown. Died November 29, 1996. Her bruised, nude body was found locked in her office at the Department of Commerce.

21 – Charles Meissner – Assistant Secretary of Commerce who gave John Huang special security clearance, died shortly thereafter in a small plane crash.

22 – Dr. Stanley Heard – Chairman of the National Chiropractic Health Care Advisory Committee died with his attorney Steve Dickson in a small plane crash. Dr. Heard, in addition to serving on Clinton ‘s advisory council personally treated Clinton’s mother, stepfather and Brother.

23 – Barry Seal – Drug running TWA pilot out of Mena Arkansas, death was no accident.

24 – Johnny Lawhorn, Jr. – Mechanic, found a check made out to Bill Clinton in the trunk of a car left at his repair shop. He was found dead after his car had hit a utility pole.

25 – Stanley Huggins – Investigated Madison Guaranty. His death was a purported suicide and his report was never released.

26 – Hershel Friday – Attorney and Clinton fundraiser died March 1, 1994, when his plane exploded.

27 – Kevin Ives & Don Henry – Known as “The boys on the track” case. Reports say the two boys may have stumbled upon the Mena Arkansas airport drug operation. The initial report of death said their deaths were due to falling asleep on railroad tracks and being run over.
Later autopsy reports stated that the 2 boys had been slain before being placed on the tracks. Many linked to the case died before their testimony could come before a Grand Jury.

THE FOLLOWING PERSONS HAD INFORMATION ON THE IVES/HENRY CASE:

28 – Keith Coney – Died when his motorcycle slammed into the back of a truck, 7/88.

29 – Keith McMaskle – Died, stabbed 113 times, Nov 1988

30 – Gregory Collins – Died from a gunshot wound January 1989.

31 – Jeff Rhodes – He was shot, mutilated and found burned in a trash dump in April 1989. (Coroner ruled death due to suicide)

32 – James Milan – Found decapitated. However, the Coroner ruled his death was due to natural causes”?

33 – Jordan Kettleson – Was found shot to death in the front seat of his pickup truck in June 1990.

34 – Richard Winters – A suspect in the Ives/Henry deaths. He was killed in a set-up robbery July 1989.

THE FOLLOWING CLINTON PERSONAL BODYGUARDS ALL DIED OF MYSTERIOUS CAUSES OR SUICIDE

36 – Major William S. Barkley, Jr.

37 – Captain Scott J . Reynolds

38 – Sgt. Brian Hanley

39 – Sgt. Tim Sabel

40 – Major General William Robertson

41 – Col. William Densberger

42 – Col. Robert Kelly

43 – Spec. Gary Rhodes

44 – Steve Willis

45 – Robert Williams

46 – Conway LeBleu

47 – Todd McKeehan

And this list does not include the four dead Americans in Benghazi that Hillary abandoned!

I wonder what the number crunchers have to say about THIS list?

h/t The Political Commentator

A Change in the FBI’s Mission

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Excerpted from Foreign Policy: The FBI’s creeping advance into the world of counterterrorism is nothing new. But quietly and without notice, the agency has finally decided to make it official in one of its organizational fact sheets. Instead of declaring “law enforcement” as its “primary function,” as it has for years, the FBI fact sheet now lists “national security” as its chief mission. The changes largely reflect the FBI reforms put in place after September 11, 2001, which some have criticized for de-prioritizing law enforcement activities. Regardless, with the 9/11 attacks more than a decade in the past, the timing of the edits is baffling some FBI-watchers.

“What happened in the last year that changed?” asked Kel McClanahan, a Washington-based national security lawyer.

Visit Pat Dollard to see the entire story.

And from the same government that brought you the above…

ATF Falsifies Gun-Tracking Data to Mislead Public

Common Core

All but a few states have formally adopted Common Core, the state-driven campaign to improve educational outcomes for K-12 students by meeting common academic benchmarks, particularly in math and English. But the program has faced criticism across the spectrum. The basic flaw of Common Core, according to education policy expert and Independent Institute Research Fellow Vicki Alger, is that its standards are “weak, costly, politicized, and unconstitutional.” In recent pieces in The Beacon, she has focused on two problems with Common Core: the political overtones of some of its reading recommendations, and the program’s threat to student and family privacy.

Common Core reading recommendations, Alger contends, include material that is pro-Obamacare and pro-union; an example of the latter was woven into the civics curriculum for third graders. But Common Core even politicizes math standards. Stanford mathematics professor James Milgram, who served as a member of the Common Core validation committee, complains that scholastic rigor was “compromised for the sake of political buy-in.” The academic content of Common Core is a major worry, but not the only cause for concern.

Alger notes that civil libertarians are increasingly anxious about Common Core’s threat to student and family privacy. Under a law called FERPA—the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act—private contractors, consultants, and other non-government personnel may become privy to data about a student’s family income, religion, student disciplinary records, and parents’ political affiliations. Last month, Senator Edward Markey (D-Mass.) pressed U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to explain why, in at least one state, student Social Security numbers were given to a private data collection company. But “as interesting as any official response would be, there is still no legitimate, much less Constitutional, reason for the federal government to be spying on American citizens or their children,” Alger concludes.

Shocker: Common Core Is about Politics, Not Academic Standards,

More on Common Core: It’s about Snooping, Not Standards

Twelfth Grader Schools School Board over Common Core National Standards

I remember the seeds of this being planted in MY Fourth Grade (1961-62).  Along with a universal dumbing down.  Spelling words in my Eighth Grade were the same as in my THIRD!  And my Fifth Grade teacher (of whom I was very fond) pooh-poohing The Second Amendment in our Bill of Rights studies.

As the bumper sticker states:  If You Can Read This, Thank A Teacher.  If you can support the proletariat’s battle over the bourgeoisie, thank a Common Core Teacher!

THIS JUST IN – Common Core architect aligned with The President and Bill Ayers.

cap renault “I’m shocked, Shocked!”

h/t Brock Townsend, Free North Carolina, EAG News

“Ve haf vays of making you drife!’

Or at least monitoring you some more while you do…

The Silicon Graybeard shares with us a story of a (Soviet Russian) immigrant makes ‘good’.

Or at least brings lessons from the High Presidium.

You know the story going around that gubmints want to put black boxes on cars, so they can tax by the mile?  Turns out the guy behind that used to work for the Moscow Metro Corporation, and was a transportation planner in the former USSR.  Imagine that.

Hasan Ikhrata, is now the Executive Director of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG).  A communist in California government?  Now, that’s really easy to imagine.

(source – apparently a greenie web site)  Why black boxes?  Drivers are using more fuel efficient cars, and driving them fewer miles, so the gas tax isn’t raising the revenues it once did.  Why not raise the gas taxes?  I’d think raising taxes on gas would tend to cut consumption.  Then, again, taxing driving would tend to limit that behavior.  It sounds like they want to limit driving, but still keep drivers in conventional cars.

NAW, THAT would never happen!

We defeated the communists, didn’t we?

How To Get Out Of ZIP TIES

A while back, I posted about ‘how to get out of handcuffs’.  It seemed like good information, given the propensity of certain agents of government to restrain folks.  Of course, this only applied to the classic metal restraints.

Then, I found THIS:

How to Escape from Zip Ties

Seems appropriate information to pass on as well.

With this caveat from a commenter on Sipsey Street Irregulars:

1 comment:

jon said…

good info. however.the break demonstrated for the dual-tie method doesn’t work if you’ve been restrained arms behind the back, and then the cuff itself zip-tied (3 ties total) to the belt loop at 6 o’clock on your pants. not through one of the two ties around your wrists, but an open tie run through the belt loop and through the eyelet formed by your arms/shoulders and the cuff. you can’t jump through it without also getting your pants off. if you’re wearing a belt and boots, you’re stuck good.it also doesn’t work on LEO/tactical zipcuffs, which are built completely differently and have already addressed the issue.

h/t It’s Tactical

“Nothing to see here. Move along.”

police camerasAlex Jones’ Info Wars shares with us about the following, straight from the (Phoenix) Mayor’s mouth.

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton called a news conference Wednesday to suggest there was nothing otherworldly about a Police Department camera truck filming tailgaters at an Arizona State University football game over the weekend.

Councilman Sal DiCiccio, who was tailgating, took to his Facebook page and the media this week to express his outrage at seeing a Phoenix police truck that he said resembled alien craft from The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells. DiCiccio said, “It’s just one more level of intrusion by the government looking into our personal lives.”

Apparently, Phoenix Police, with the assistance of Homeland Security (!), was filming tailgaters at an Arizona State University football game over the weekend.  In Tempe, where the University and stadium are located.

Not Phoenix.  Not Tempe (or ASU Police). And with the assistance of Homeland Security.  You know, those federal guys.

Our tax dollars at work, people.

Good thing they don’t look into our personal records, or cell phone conversations or emails, or financial transactions!

Oh, wait…

A Low-Tech Response to High-Tech Gov’t Snoopery

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN CITIZENS GET FED UP OVER SPEED CAMERAS

speed camera vandalism

This traffic camera, supposedly in Wicomico County, Maryland, was spray-painted over the lens and tagged with the year 1776, the year the U.S. declared its independence. (Photo via SBY News)

Now, I’m not suggesting criminal property violence is a solution to techno-fascism…

But, it warms my heart to see people taking up arms spray paint in defense of their privacy and Fourth and Sixth Amendment rights!  Other street cameras next?  You didn’t hear it from me.

h/t The Blaze

Well, So Much For THAT Amendment!

Censored-First-AmendmentMike Vanderboegh (and a number of other bloggers) bring to our attention to a further attempted erosion of our rights.  This time, Amendment the First!

Advancing their quest for “common sense press control,” the Senate Judiciary Committee voted yesterday to define who the government will consider to be an “Authorized Journalist,” meaning if the measure becomes law, they will also be able to declare who is not. Voting 13-5 on “a compromise worked out by Democratic Sens. Chuck Schumer, Dianne Feinstein and Dick Durbin in coordination with news organizations … the overall bill will … would codify many of the regulations proposed earlier this year by Attorney General Eric Holder,” Fox News reported.

Notice who the three Senators are, and who is specifically excluded as an ‘authorized journalist’ in their proposed definition of same.

(I’ll give you a hint)  BLOGGERS

ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS.  (Wikipedia entry, quoting from George Orwell’s Animal Farm)

Be afraid.  Be VERY afraid.

How To Get Out Of HANDCUFFS

Long time Guffaw in AZ readers know that, in my youth, I was a magician.   Legerdemain, illusion, sleight-of-hand.  Card tricks.

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Houdini

But one of my childhood heroes was Harry Houdini.  Not only was he a master magician, but he was an escapologist.  Famous for escaping anything.  Especially handcuffs.

I thought it would be so cool to learn how to do this.  And the straightjacket.  Sadly, when my disability developed at age 12,  my thoughts of more physical pursuits went away.

But later, when I got involved with law-enforcement related vocations (P.I. work, process serving, private security) I did acquire some handcuffs.  Not even the industry standards (Peerless or S&W) but a cheap Japanese copy.  Of course, my first take was to learn how to get out of them!

In the real world, escaping from handcuffs is difficult.  Not because they are so difficult to master, but because they are intended for monitored temporary detention of suspects or criminals.  The cops are supposed to be watching the miscreants in transit.  Cuffs are NOT a portable cell, wherein the suspect is to be left alone!

This is how escapologists get away with slipping the cuffs.  No one is allowed to watch what they do.

Mental Floss gives us a method of escaping from handcuffs, at this link.  Of course, bobbie pins aren’t as prevalent as they once were.

But, it just might be a survival skill worth knowing in a police state.

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2. NEVER POINT YOUR MUZZLE AT SOMETHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DESTROY.

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