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Wednesday
May202009

Freekeenenews - Entire Courtroom Audience Refuses to Stand for Judge Burke

While today’s arraignment for one of the “Disorderly Six” went relatively uneventfully, there was an interesting first. At today’s 1:30pm arraignment about ten liberty activists were the only ones in the audience when judge Burke entered the courtroom. Bailiff Lance Walton issued the usual, “All rise”, and as usual, the activists did not rise. Burke made no mention of this. At the end of the arraignment, Walton again uttered, “All rise”, and again no one did. What had changed, however was that a couple of other victims of government aggression had entered the court during the arraignment and though they were not part of our group, they also did not rise!

 

This is peer pressure in a most positive way! It’s proof that even people who do not consider themselves activists will find courage in themselves once they see others display it, especially a group of others. It’s very likely that had the courtroom been full of the state’s victims (as it usually is during morning arraignments), they’d have stood, but in a court filled with noncooperating liberty activists - they joined in the noncooperation!

 

This bodes well for the future of participation in the peaceful evolution. We are empowering our fellow slaves to throw off their chains - please come join us.

 

Meantime, we’ll keep refusing to stand so long as the Keene District Court continues to participate in forcibly extracting money and mindless obedience from peaceful people, not to mention sending them behind bars. We’re all waiting for you to start doing the right thing and refuse to participate in aggressing against your neighbors.

 

Ian Freeman

Also, the Free Sam Sign Contest is under way:
http://freekeene.com/2009/05/19/sams-dad-offers-200-for-the-best-free-sam-signs/

Wednesday
May202009

NH DHHS - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 H1N1 Update

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) announced this afternoon that two more New Hampshire residents have been diagnosed with H1N1 (swine) influenza. The newly confirmed cases are a 10 year old from Nashua and a 4 year old from Londonderry. DPHS is investigating both of these cases.

 

Summary of New Hampshire Cases as of May 19, 2009

 

Twenty-two cases of H1N1 Confirmed in New Hampshire

 

1) Concord Hospital employee

2) Second Concord Hospital employee

3) Upper Valley resident

4) 3-year-old from greater Nashua area

5) 18-year-old Kearsarge High School student

6) 15-year-old New Hampton student

7) 13-year-old Nashua resident (attends school in Massachusetts)

8) 19-year-old Kearsarge High School student

9) Second 13-year-old Nashua resident

10) Derry resident

11) Rochester resident

12) 10-year-old Bedford resident

13) Nashua resident

14) Hudson resident

15) 11-year-old Keene resident

16) 12-year-old Nashua resident (attends school out of state)

17) 7-year-old Upper Valley resident

18) 11-year-old Keene resident

19) Keene resident

20) Adult from Greater Salem area

21) 10-year-old Nashua resident

22) 4-year-old Londonderry resident

Samples tested

 

Through Tuesday afternoon, the DHHS Public Health Labs have completed testing on 845 samples. Of these, 801 tested negative for seasonal flu and H1N1, 22 samples tested positive for seasonal flu, and 22 tested positive for H1N1.

 

DHHS wants to remind everyone to stay home from work or school if you feel sick; cover your mouth and nose with your sleeve when you cough or sneeze; and wash your hands frequently, especially before eating or preparing food. These steps can help prevent the spread of H1N1 flu and many other illnesses.

 

For questions about H1N1, possible symptoms, travel information, or other issues related to this illness residents can call 1-888-330-6764 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. daily. For more information on H1N1 flu, visit www.dhhs.nh.gov or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at www.cdc.gov/H1N1flu.

Wednesday
May202009

ALG Condemns the House for Voting to Sweep Murtha Ethics Scandal under the Rug 

"By voting to sweep the Murtha scandal under the rug,

the House has committed a grave disservice to

constituents and taxpayers. Congress needs to decide which

comes first: party politics or personal integrity."—ALG President Bill Wilson.

 

May 18th, 2009, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today strongly condemned the House of Representatives for voting to kill a resolution that would have launched an ethics investigation into Congressman John Murtha and several of his fellow Congressmen for their role in earmarking billions of dollars for the clients of a lobbying group that is now under an FBI investigation.

 

"The House under Nancy Pelosi's leadership clearly believes that it will suffer politically not if it fails to root out corruption, but if it fails to adequately cover it up," said Wilson. "Congress has brought disgrace upon itself and shame upon the people it is supposed to represent."

 

According to the Representative Jeff Flake's resolution, the PMA Group, headed by Paul Magliocchetti, "has given $3.4 million in political donations to no less than 284 Members of Congress." Additionally, defense appropriations committee lawmakers and staff were routinely showered with food, drink, and gifts. Lawmakers and staff were annually invited to a posh Alpine Christmas affair. They were often treated to expensive restaurant outings.

 

According to the New York times, PMA Group clients gathered billions in earmarks over the years. Wilson believes that each and every earmark ever lobbied for by the PMA Groups must now be scrutinized. "No stone should be left unturned," Wilson said.

 

In an email preceding the vote, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn warned House Democrats in an email that "If the Flake resolution is referred to the Ethics Committee, members can expect attack ads to be run against them alleging members to be 'under investigation by the House Ethics Committee.'"

 

Wilson promised to remind the American people often of its "outright betrayal of ethical and representative government in favor politics as usual in Washington."

 

The Flake Resolution failed when it was tabled by a 215-182 vote in Roll Call 243.

 

"The House needs to drop the pretense. If Murtha is innocent, then the committee will show it. But, if the mountain of evidence—that which is already on the public record—proves otherwise, then action needs to be taken," Wilson declared.

 

"Anyone who voted to table this resolution voted to conceal a strong appearance of corruption, and one has to wonder: do 215 members who voted to kill the investigation have something herself to hide? Would an investigation into this pay to play morass, earmarks and sole source contracts reveal their names?" Wilson added.

 

In a recent editorial, the New York Times calls for a full-blown investigation. "Mr. Murtha and two subcommittee colleagues, Peter Visclosky of Indiana and James Moran of Virginia, received more than $4 million in campaign contributions from contract hungry PMA Group clients, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. In two recent budgets alone, the three earmarked $137 million for PMA Group clients. It is time to follow the money — all of it."

 

Wednesday
May202009

Daily Grind: "Unauthorized" Government Ineptitude 

"Unauthorized" Government Ineptitude
The Obama Administration's motto: if you can't defend it or apologize for it, lie about it.

 

The Wrath of Zoi
If Obama pick Cathy Zoi has her way, environmental enforcement will invade every home in every neighborhood to "retrofit" them with green energy.

 

ALG in the News: Human Events
Human Events runs ALG research guru Don Todd's recent hit against the Obama Labor Department.

 

Wednesday
May202009

NetRight Daily: Today's Top Stories on NRN 

Obama Stimulates the Deficit: President Obama's much-ballyhooed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 – the economic stimulus plan - isn't stimulating much of anything except federal employment, despite having been rammed through Congress as emergency legislation in February. That's the only conclusion to be drawn from the most recent Labor Department unemployment figures. Since the $787 billion spending measure was approved, 1.2 million Americans have lost their jobs and unemployment has ratcheted up to 8.9 percent – the highest it's been since 1983.

 

Audit the Fed: I have been very pleased with the progress of my legislation, HR 1207, which calls for a complete audit of the Federal Reserve and removes many significant barriers towards transparency of our monetary system. This bill now has nearly 170 cosponsors, with support from both Republicans and Democrats. Senator Bernie Sanders has introduced a companion bill in the Senate S 604, which will hopefully begin to gain momentum as well. I am very encouraged to see so many of my colleagues in Congress stand with me for greater transparency in government.

 

Video - Rep. John Carter: In this video, Rep. John Carter discusses the "culture of corruption."

 

Obama Chooses Radical Koh: President Obama's nomination of left-wing academic Harold Koh to be the top lawyer at the State Department represents a choice based on ideology instead of national interest. Koh is a terrible pick for this important position. Koh is a radical transnationalist who, based on his writings and statements, aims to use international and foreign law to deprive Americans of our rights as American citizens.

 

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