Sunday, December 21, 2014
The Supreme Court ruled this week that police officers will not be held accountable for violating the rights of Americans if they have a “mistaken understanding” of legislation.
In other words, if a cop doesn’t know the law, they can do whatever they want to you.
The ruling stems from an incident in 2009 when a police officer violated the Fourth Amendment by stopping and searching a driver’s vehicle after making up his own law.
The New York Times reports:
The case arose from a traffic stop in North Carolina based on a broken brake light. But state law there required only a single working “stop lamp,” which the car in question had.
In an opinion by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., the Supreme Court ruled that the officer’s mistake was reasonable and so did not run afoul of the Fourth Amendment’s ban on unreasonable searches and seizures.
The driver gave officer Matt Darisse consent to search the vehicle, in which he found a bag of cocaine. The cop stole the drugs, according to the filing, but would not have been able to do so had the illegal traffic stop not occurred in the first instance.
Eight of the nine Justices of the court agreed that Darisse’s mistaken understanding of the law was reasonable, and therefore the traffic stop was valid.
Sonia Sotomayor was the one justice who disagreed, noting that the ruling “means further eroding the Fourth Amendment’s protection of civil liberties in a context where that protection has already been worn down.”
In a written statement, Chief Justice Roberts claimed that the court’s decision “does not discourage officers from learning the law,” arguing that only objectively reasonable mistakes would be acceptable.
“An officer can gain no Fourth Amendment advantage,” the chief justice wrote, “through a sloppy study of the laws he is duty-bound to enforce.”
While the Supreme Court has upheld the right to film police officers, it has also ruled this year that police can stop US drivers based purely on anonymous tip offs. Indeed, over the past decade, the court has routinely ruled in lockstep with the trend toward a police state.
John W. Whitehead of rights group The Rutherford Institute provides an excellent in depth analysis on the court’s latest ruling and how it enables a power overreach in law enforcement.
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Friday, December 19, 2014
Ali Baraka, Hamas's representative in Lebanon, said Friday that a recent visit by a Hamas delegation to Iran had "opened a new chapter" in relations between Tehran and the terror group.
"[Tehran] has pledged to continue supporting the [Palestinian] resistance," Baraka told the Turkish Anadolu Agency.
"Hamas welcomes the support of any Arab or Muslim state," Baraka added. "But unfortunately, the Arabs are just spectators... to the systematic Judaization of Jerusalem by Israel and the expansion of illegal settlements."
"We have not received responses from a number of Arab countries that we had asked to support us and our people [against Israeli aggression]," he charged, adding, "This has forced us to seek support from other [Muslim] nations such as Iran."
Nevertheless, Baraka stressed that Hamas was keen on maintaining good relations with Arab countries along with Turkey and Iran – "in order to safeguard the resistance".
Iran was once a stronger supporter of Hamas, but the two have been at odds over the uprising against Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. As a result of Hamas’ refusal to support Assad in the uprising, an angry Iran reportedly stopped supplying the terror group with weapons.
Nevertheless, the two sides have been getting closer in recent months. The speaker of the Iranian parliament, Ali Larijani, recently boasted that Iran provided Hamas with the technology it has used to rain down rockets on Israel from Gaza, and Hamas later thanked Iran for providing the group with the rockets.
Following the Hamas’s delegation visit to Tehran, some Palestinian media outlets had reported that Saudi Arabia had called certain Hamas officials to voice its displeasure with the visit.
Credit to Arutz Sheva
China carried out a long-range missile flight test on Saturday using multiple, independently targetable reentry vehicles, or MIRVs, according to U.S. defense officials.
The flight test Saturday of a new DF-41 missile, China’s longest-range intercontinental ballistic missile, marks the first test of multiple warhead capabilities for China, officials told the Washington Free Beacon.
China has been known to be developing multiple-warhead technology, which it obtained from the United States illegally in the 1990s.
However, the Dec. 13 DF-41 flight test, using an unknown number of inert maneuvering warheads, is being viewed by U.S. intelligence agencies as a significant advance for China’s strategic nuclear forces and part of a build-up that is likely to affect the strategic balance of forces.
China’s nuclear arsenal is estimated to include around 240 very large warheads. That number is expected to increase sharply as the Chinese deploy new multiple-warhead missiles.
The current deployed U.S. strategic warhead arsenal includes 1,642 warheads. All 450 Minuteman III missiles have been modified to no longer carry MIRVs. However, Trident II submarine-launched missiles can carry up to 14 MIRVs per missile.
Additionally, the development of China’s multiple warhead technology was assisted by illegal transfers of technology from U.S. companies during the Clinton administration, according to documents and officials familiar with the issue.
Details of the flight test and the number of dummy warheads used during it could not be learned.
However, the DF-41 has been assessed by the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC), the intelligence community’s primary missile spy center, as capable of carrying up to 10 warheads.
Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Jeff Pool declined to comment on the DF-41 test. “We encourage greater PRC transparency regarding their defense investments and objectives to avoid miscalculation,” Pool said in response to questions about the Chinese missile launch.
China’s government has made no mention of the test, which was carried out at an unknown missile test facility. Past tests of the DF-41 have been carried out at the Wuzhai Missile and Space Testing facility, located about 250 miles southwest of Beijing.
A report made public earlier this month by a congressional China commission stated that the DF-41 will be able to carry up to 10 warheads and is expected to be deployed next year.
“The DF-41, which could be deployed as early as 2015, may carry up to 10 MIRVs, and have a maximum range as far as 7,456 miles, allowing it to target the entire continental United States,” the report said. “In addition, some sources claim China has modified the DF–5 and the DF–31A to be able to carry MIRVs.”
China also conducted a flight test in late September of another long-range missile, called the DF-31B that also could be outfitted to carry MIRVs.
“China could use MIRVs to deliver nuclear warheads on major U.S. cities and military facilities as a means of overwhelming U.S. ballistic missile defenses,” the report by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission said.
NASIC intelligence analyst Lee Fuell told the commission that China’s mobile MIRV-modified missiles provide greater targeting with fewer missiles and allow for a larger reserve of missiles during a conflict.
“China is likely to employ a blend of these three as MIRVs become available, simultaneously increasing their ability to engage desired targets while holding a greater number of weapons in reserve,” Fuell was quoted as saying in the report.
A classified NASIC report dated Dec. 10, 1996 stated that China developed a “smart dispenser” for launching multiple satellites using technology developed under a contract with Motorola to launch Iridium communications satellites. The technology transfer was approved by the administration of President Bill Clinton.
“An initial NAIC study determined that a minimally-modified [smart dispenser] stage could be used on a ballistic missile as a multiple-reentry vehicle post-boost vehicle” that could be used for multiple warheads “with relatively minor changes.”
In 2000, the State Department fined Lockheed Martin Corp. $13 million for improperly exporting weapons data on the rocket technology used in multiple-warhead missiles
The U.S. data was provided to China’s state-run Great Wall Industries, a missile manufacturer, through a Hong Kong company called Asiasat and used in systems called expendable perigee kick motors—a key element used in MIRV guidance.
The kick motors are used to position a multiple warhead “bus” or stage as part of the targeting process.
The transfers were made under loosened export controls by the Clinton administration beginning in 1993.
Larry Wortzel, a former military intelligence official who specialized on China, said the Chinese military has been working on a MIRV-modified DF-41 for a number of years.
Wortzel said Chinese military research literature has documented work on the DF-41 but the Pentagon “has been reluctant to discuss or confirm these developments.”
“The United States is now threatened with a more deadly and survivable nuclear force that makes our weak ballistic missile defenses less effective,” Wortzel said. “We need to improve our own defenses and modernize our own deterrent force as the Chinese are doing.”
Rick Fisher, a specialist on the Chinese military, said the advent of China’s MIRV capability should mark the end of U.S. efforts to reduce the number of nuclear warheads.
“The Chinese have not and likely will not disclose their nuclear warhead buildup plans, Russia is modernizing its nuclear forces across the board and violating the INF treaty with new classes of missiles, so it would be suicidal for the Washington to pursue a new round of nuclear reductions as is this administration’s preference.”
Fisher, with the International Assessment and Strategy Center, said China may deploy a combination of single-warhead and multiple warhead DF-41s, with the single warhead version carrying a huge “city buster” multi-megaton bombs.
“The beginning of China’s move toward multiple warhead-armed nuclear missiles is proof that today, arms control is failing to increase the security of Americans,” Fisher said. “Instead, it is time to be rebuilding U.S. nuclear warfighting capabilities, to include new mobile ICBMs, new medium range missiles and new tactical nuclear missile systems.”
Georgetown University Professor Phillip Karber has studied China’s nuclear forces and believes its arsenal is far larger than the U.S. intelligence estimate of 240.
“The Chinese development of the DF-41 has been a long term, methodical process,” Karber said. “However, if as we suspect they are going to put a MIRVed version of the missile on both rail and road-mobile launchers, the number of reentry vehicles could grow quite rapidly depending on the number of warheads they end up putting on the missiles.”
The DF-41 was revealed inadvertently by the Chinese government last summer when details, including the fact that it will be a multi-warhead missile, appeared on a provincial government website before being quickly censored and removed.
The Shaanxi provincial government announced June 13 in a progress report on its Environmental Monitoring Center Station that the DF-41 missile was among its projects.
“On-site monitoring for Phase Two of the project’s final environmental assessment and approval of support conditions for the development of the DF-41 strategic missile by the 43rd Institute of the 4th Academy of Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) was initiated,” the notice said. AVIC is China’s state-owned aerospace and defense conglomerate.
A state-run Global Times report, also later censored and taken offline, quoted a Chinese expert as saying the missile will carry multiple warheads.
The flight test Saturday was the third such test for the new DF-41. The Free Beacon first reported the second flight test of the missile in December 2013. The first flight test was carried out July 24, 2012
After several years of silence on the DF-41, the Pentagon disclosed the existence of the new missile in its latest annual report on the Chinese military, made public in June.
“China also is developing a new road-mobile ICBM known as the Dong Feng-41 (DF-41), possibly capable of carrying multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles (MIRV),” the report says.
Credit to http://freebeacon.com
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1 World Trade Center welcomed its first major tenant, Conde Nast, in November along with some unwelcomed guests.
The New York tabloids are abuzz with the news.
Rats are taking over 1 World Trade Center, the glitzy new office tower built at Ground Zero. They’re chewing through carpet, snacking on crumbs of food left on computer keyboards and generally terrorizing the building’s anchor tenant – publishing house Condé Nast.
Stories have chronicled the reactions of editors and writers with Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Allure, Teen, Self, GQ, Bon Appétit and New Yorker magazines, all of which have recently moved into or at least toured their new digs at what was supposed to be the city’s poshest new address.
Some might find humor in the thought of Vogue Editor Anna Wintour having to fight off a burly rodent to get to her morning coffee. Cream, sugar and a little vermin on the side, Anna?
But others have a decidedly more sober take on the stories coming out of the New York Post, New York Observer, the Daily News and other publications.
In fact, this news may be a signal, another “harbinger” of America’s decline as a result of turning its back on God and Judeo-Christian values, says Messianic Jewish Rabbi Jonathan Cahn.
Cahn, author of the New York Times-bestsellers “The Harbinger” and “The Mystery of the Shemitah,” says that since his first book was released in 2011, the harbingers he revealed have not stopped.
“They have continued to manifest and unfold,” he said.
“The harbingers are warnings of coming judgment,” Cahn said. “Their continued manifestations are signs that America has not stopped in its departure from God but is continuing on a progression toward judgment.”
The pattern of national judgment spelled out in “The Harbinger” was set years before the nation’s destruction. In it, an attack takes place on the land, and a breach of the nation’s security is carried out by the nation’s enemies. It happened to ancient Israel in 732 B.C. It happened in America on Sept. 11, 2001.
The next stage is that instead of turning to God in repentance, the nation responds with defiance and a vow to come back stronger than before – without God. The vow Israel made is recorded in Isaiah 9:10: “The bricks have fallen, but we will rebuild with hewn stone. The sycamores have been cut down. But we will plant cedars in their place.”
The vow, the defiance and the nation’s attempt to come back stronger without God leads to judgment and destruction, Cahn believes.
All nine harbingers that appeared in ancient Israel have now manifested in America. The fourth harbinger is the rebuilding of the Tower of Ground Zero, also called 1 World Trade Center.
Rabbi Jonathan Cahn
When the ancient rabbis translated Isaiah 9:10 into Greek in the Septuagint, they rendered it as this: “The bricks have fallen, come let us build for ourselves a tower.”
In other words, a tower would rise up from the ruins of the destruction.
“That’s exactly what happened at Ground Zero,” Cahn said. “The Tower is a symbol of a nation’s defiance of God. It was conceived in the ruins of 9/11 as a symbol of America’s defiance and of its promise that it would rise up stronger than before – without God. The rabbis were using the words from Babel to translate Isaiah 9:10. Eerily, there was a scripture hidden in the ruins of Ground Zero. The scripture was ‘Come let us build for ourselves … a tower.’”
Four of the nine harbingers concern the first warning of judgment. Five of them are signs of the nation’s defiance: the tower, the “stone of judgment,” the “erez” or cedar tree, the utterance and the prophecy.
“The strange thing is that it’s as if every one of the harbingers that stand for America’s defiance are under a curse,” Cahn said.
Fifth Harbinger – The stone of judgment, which formed the cornerstone of the tower, was removed from Ground Zero and put into disuse.
Seventh Harbinger – The erez tree, or biblical cedar, which was planted at the corner of Ground Zero to replace the fallen sycamore, and called the “Tree of Hope,” a symbol of America combing back stronger, has decayed, withered away and, just recently, died.
Eighth Harbinger – The American leader who uttered the ancient vow of defiance of Isaiah 9:10, former Democrat Sen. John Edwards, fell from grace as a result of scandal.
Ninth Harbinger – The other American leader who prophetically pronounced judgment on America in the form of the ancient vow, from the floor of the Capitol, the day after 9/11, was former Democrat Sen. Tom Daschle. He also fell from grace and from national life.
So what does all this have to do with rats overrunning the new tower at Ground Zero?
“The Fourth Harbinger, the tower, the symbol of the America’s defiance, America’s glory and, with a height of 1,776 feet, of America itself – is now overrun with rats,” Cahn said. “It’s not that everything that happens at Ground Zero must be significant – but for such a building, such a symbolic building, to be overrun with rats, is striking.”
Cahn said rats are a universal symbol of “uncleanness, decay, devouring, plague, disease, pestilence and destruction.”
According to an article in Women’s Wear Daily, the “rat problem” at One World Trade Center has gotten better after a few visits from pest control.
But the rat plague is only getting worse, according to a report by the Real Deal, a trusted source of real estate news in New York City.
In November, Vogue staffers – including the magazine’s matriarch, Anna Wintour – said they were avoiding their new offices due to a “rat infestation.” Now sources tell the New York Daily News that the rats have “taken over.” Employees have been told not to eat food at their desks, and a complaint has been filed with the city’s health department.
Vogue editor and fashion guru Anna Wintour
“A bunch ate through the ceiling of a sports editor’s office and crawled all over his desk and left poops on his keyboard,” one source told the Daily News. “They ate through his rug to fit under his door.”
When asked if he was disgusted by the rat problem, Vanity Fair Editor Graydon Carter said: “They’re rats! What do you think?”
Condé Nast is a subsidiary of Advance Publications, owned by S.I. “Si” Newhouse Jr. and his brother Donald. Si Newhouse has a net worth of $9.5 billion and is the 10th richest resident of New York City and the 52nd richest person in the United States, according to Forbes.
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