Thursday, September 30, 2010

new world next week - sep30

fbi raids, cyber storm iii, phoney farmer's markets

new world next week - sep30Welcome back to the New World Next Week - the video series from & This week:
Story #1: FBI Raids on Antiwar Activists - Intimidation, Not Investigation
Related: The Mysterious Institute That Spied on Activists

Story #2: 'Cyber Storm III' Tests US on Cyber Attack
UnRelated: Stuxnet, Iran Computer Attack, Linked To Wealthy Group Or Nation

Story #3: Pacific Northwest Grocery Stores Setting Up Fake Farmers Markets
Related: False Claims, Lies Caught on Tape at Farmers Markets
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previous episode: sep23 -
mao's massacres, swedish elections, baptising aliens

9/30 newspurge: floating vibes

about 100 arrested in mountaintop mining protest*
about 100 arrested in mountaintop mining protest100s feared dead in mexico mudslide*
video: wjla fires veteran dc anchor after citing bp ties to obama*
antibacterial soaps contain endocrine-disruptors capable of interfering with hormones critical for normal development & reproduction*
video: gary wolf on 'bio-feedback'*

medical marijuana growers join teamsters union*
t-mobile sued for blocking marijuana texts*

the left-right paradigm is over:
it's you vs. corporations

income inequality in US reaches record high*
US govt 'hiding true amount of debt'*
shut down the fed, part2*
ex-city manager among 8 arrested in cali scandal*
US to increase watch over foreign money transfers*
china's dark side: on yellow river, corpses mean cash*
'toxic bank' cement truck blocks irish parliament*
video: european cities hit by anti-austerity protests*
video: webster tarpley on failures of globalism*

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

police state updates: surveillance & apple pie

fbi raids on antiwar activists -
intimidation, not investigation

fbi raids on antiwar activists - intimidation, not investigationfbi launches mass raids of antiwar activists' homes*
feds expand war of terror, raid antiwar activists*
spying on its citizens: as american as apple pie*
the mysterious institute that spied on pennsylvania anti-drilling activists*
pennsylvania's homeland security chief goes in hiding*
video: counter-terror operation stops trucks on i-20 in atlanta*
feds radiating americans at internal checkpoints*
tsa to expand number of employees who will have secret clearances* - crowd sourcing crime prevention*
dhs will require minimum delay of 72hrs before flying as of nov1?*
big sis tries to force body scanners on other countries amidst backlash*
underwear bomber eyewitness, kurt haskell, on upcoming trial*
unruly passenger forces amsterdam flight's return to seattle*
boeing gets $89m to build unmanned aircraft that can stay aloft for 5yrs*
video: fbi informant divulges past in bronx terror plot trial*
video: real-time security cameras link nyc subway hubs*
orlando policeman breaks 84yr-old's neck*
terror attack to unseat chicago's mayor daley? enter rahmbo*
experts question shooting of arizona deputy*
mock drills held hours before new delhi metro station's real attack*
rothschild/cia publications attack 'constitution-worshipers'*
are americans too constitution-obsessed?*
video: & council member meltdown in vancouver city, wa

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

9/11 updates: censorship & condemnation

jon stewart trashes 9/11 truth*
jon stewart trashes 9/11 truthjon stewart's book signing interrupted by 9/11 truthers in nyc*
o'reilly says 9/11 truth activists are dangerous radicals*
project censored 'censored' because of stance on 9/11 truth*
9/11 research to be censored from 'project censored'*
nytimes lies about popularity of 9/11 truth*
wall street journal: doing all it can to contain the 9/11 truth movement*
pentagon destroys copies of controversial memoir written by army officer*
video: pentagon destroys 1000s of copies of army officer's memoir*
video: shaffer speaks about his 'operation dark heart'*
ahmadinejad says most blame US government for 9/11*
obama condemns ahmadinejad's speech at united nations*
video: establishment feigns outrage at ahmadinejad’s 9/11 rant*
retired nasa engineer explains why he doesn't believe the official 9/11 report*
9/11-related quotes ready for email*
US military lowered its computer security level the night before 9/11*
video: wtc employee discusses pre-9/11 power downs*
dod: images of pentagon crash scene before & during 9/11 unavailable; controlled by fbi*
post-9/11 detainees, never charged, sue bush officials for illegal arrest & abuse*
texas board of education attacks non-existent pro-islamic textbooks*
flashback: from US, the abc's of jihad*

update: house passes 9/11 health care bill*

Monday, September 27, 2010

60 dead as helos & drones strike pakistan (but don't call it a war)

60 dead as helos & drones strike pakistan (but don't call it a war)from danger room: U.S. officials don’t like calling what’s going on in Pakistan a war. But the US-led conflict, whatever name you give it, has never been this violent. The drone component of the campaign hit a new high over the weekend — 20 attacks in September alone, killing as many as 101 people. Today, NATO confirmed that a pair of its helicopters, based in Afghanistan, chased militant suspects across the border. 53 more are now reported dead.

In the Beltway, it’s considered bad form to refer to the Pakistan “war.” The term is too loaded with geopolitical baggage, and raises too many questions about who should be overseeing the conflict at home. But when NATO helicopters kill more than four dozen in Pakistan in a single day; when the CIA-led drone campaign hits 20 targets in 23 days; when thousands of U.S.-trained Afghans cross the border to fight insurgents on Pakistani soil; when American troops ferry aid to Pakistan’s flood victims; when the U.S. Air Force flies surveillance sorties over Pakistan; when American security contractors operate on Pakistani turf; and when U.S. Special Operations forces school Islamabad’s army in counterinsurgency (and sometimes lose troops to firefights in the process), what else should we name this multi-pronged military campaign? What other term would possibly apply?

warwhores updates:
pentagon to funnel US arms to yemen to fight al-qaeda*
9 nato troops killed in afghan helicopter crash*
woodward: cia has 3,000 man covert army in afghanistan*
army reveals afghan biometric id plan; millions scanned, carded by may*
mexican city aims to be first to use widespread eye-scanning technology*
white house 'dissapointed' with vote on 'don't ask, don't tell'*
fmr marine corps sniper & security contractor shane schmidt dies at 33*
obama: 'we need to make clear to people that the cancer is in pakistan'*
despite clinton pledge, state dept. to pay out billions more to mercs*
gates (delicately) criticizes the all-volunteer military*
army's largest base, ft hood, reeling from 4 apparent suicides in 1 weekend*
charlie wilson's warrior becomes top pentagon spook*

Sunday, September 26, 2010

ground zero: good witch or bad liar?

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ground zero: good witch or bad liar?from clyde lewis: Once in lifetime not too far away, I dabbled in evangelical Christianity. It was something I did because my original religious group abandoned me because I was a sinner and at the time played the stupid game of sinner, to saint much to my discouragement. Attending Pentecostal services was more entertaining than spiritual and I really didn’t question the sincerity of those attending. They believed in the power of God and the salvation of Christ... I am particularly concerned with this whole affair with Delaware Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell. Once again we have a born again Christian who pulls a Mike Warnke by saying to Bill Maher on his TV show in 1999, that she once dabbled in witchcraft. She made mention of this around the time “The Blair Witch Project” was in theaters.

featuring guests: rex church & scott jorgensen


related video: clyde lewis, you're an asshole

previous episode: invasion of kevin mccarthyism

corbett report: episode149 - psywar

corbett report: episode149 - psywarfrom corbett report: Join us for this bonus edition of The Corbett Report where we play the audio of the informative new documentary, 'Psywar.' 'Psywar' is the story of how the rich and powerful have created the public relations industry in order to more easily manipulate public opinion into supporting their agenda. Check the documentation for today's episode for a link to the video.


previous episode: episode147/148 -
seeds of deconstruction/media kills

corbett report: episode147/148 - seeds of deconstruction/media kills

corbett report: episode147 - 7/7: seeds of deconstruction
corbett report: episode147 - 7/7: seeds of deconstructionfrom corbett report: In this special bonus edition of The Corbett Report podcast we present the audio of the newly-released 7/7 documentary from Tom Secker, 7/7: Seeds of Deconstruction. This documentary presents a wide-ranging analysis of staged government terror events before exhaustively detailing the contradictions, omissions and errors in the official story of the July 7th, 2005 bombings in London.

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corbett report: episode148 - media kills
corbett report: episode148 - media killsfrom corbett report: For decades, scientifically-crafted techniques have been employed to shape our ideas and perceptions. Today billions of dollars are spent each year trying to get you to think, act, talk and dress in proscribed ways... and it is as successful as ever. This week on The Corbett Report we try to break out of the box by exposing the government/PR/media nexus for what it is.

download ep148/subscribe

the latest corbett report interviews:
#232 - tom secker

the latest corbett report videos:
sunday update sep26: panopticon uk, 9/11 truth censored, canada appoints g20 coverup*
how to defeat the new world order*
james corbett on truth frequency radio*
'the insider' - film, literature & the new world order*

previous episode: episode146 -
lessons in resistance: building communities

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

swedish anti-immigration party claims seats

swedish anti-immigration party claims seatsfrom nytimes: Sweden became the latest European nation to see a breakthrough for populist right-wingers Sunday, when the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats won their first parliamentary seats in elections that failed to produce a clear outcome.

The prime minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt, who led an alliance of four parties, claimed victory and is almost certain to become the first leader from Sweden’s center-right since World War II to serve two consecutive terms...

Unlike nearby Denmark and Norway, where populist anti-immigration parties have been successful for years, voters here had never before given the Sweden Democrats sufficient support to overcome the 4 percent threshold they needed to reach Parliament. The election authority said the Sweden Democrats won 5.7 percent of the vote and 20 seats...

With its high taxes and a generous welfare system, Sweden has been regarded by many outsiders as a bastion of liberalism and tolerance — immune from far-right politics.

However the integration of minorities within this nation of 9.4 million people has become a growing preoccupation, especially in cities that have experienced high rates of immigration.

Though the official campaign was dominated by discussion of welfare reform and taxation, immigration lurked beneath the surface.

related update: most americans wish US was like sweden

Monday, September 20, 2010

US recession longest since wwii; recovery around the corner!

in other news: crumbling bridge for sale
US recession longest since wwii; recovery around the corner!from bbc: The US recession lasted 18 months and was the most prolonged since World War II, a report has concluded. The National Bureau of Economic Research said the recovery began in June 2009, with recession having begun in 2007. Its views carry weight in the US, even though there is usually a lag before it reaches a view, said BBC World Service economics editor Andrew Walker. The organisation's figures take in data beyond simply GDP. Income, employment industrial production and wholesale retail sales also from part of the analysis. The previous longest postwar recessions in 1973-75 and 1981-82 both lasted 16 months, it said.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

ground zero: the invasion of kevin mccarthyism

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ground zero: the invasion of kevin mccarthyismfrom clyde lewis: I had the opportunity to appear on FATE Radio’s “The Other Side” with Denver and Lauren. One of the questions they asked me was what my favorite Science fiction movie was. I replied "The Invasion of the Body Snatchers" with Kevin McCarthy. I explained that I found the film frightening on a visceral level. Even though it is a B-movie and would probably bore the ADHD kids of today, the psychological terror of feeling as though the earth has been invaded by an unseen alien force is a chilling thought.


previous episode: prey for global sustainability

corbett report: episode146 - lessons in resistance: building communities

corbett report: episode146 - lessons in resistance: building communitiesfrom corbett report: People are isolated from each other, public spaces are being privatized, and we are being punished for attempting to grow our own food. There is only one solution: resistance. Join us this week as we explore how to build communities through revolutionary gardening, revolutionary walking and other everyday activities.


the latest corbett report interviews:
#230 - douglas lain

the latest corbett report videos:
sunday update sep9: down with the european union

previous episode: episode145 - you are being gamed

Saturday, September 18, 2010

mao's great leap forward killed 45 million in four years

mao's great leap forward killed 45 million in four yearsfrom independent: Mao Zedong, founder of the People's Republic of China, qualifies as the greatest mass murderer in world history, an expert who had unprecedented access to official Communist Party archives said yesterday.

Speaking at The Independent Woodstock Literary Festival, Frank Dikötter, a Hong Kong-based historian, said he found that during the time that Mao was enforcing the Great Leap Forward in 1958, in an effort to catch up with the economy of the Western world, he was responsible for overseeing "one of the worst catastrophes the world has ever known".

Mr Dikötter, who has been studying Chinese rural history from 1958 to 1962, when the nation was facing a famine, compared the systematic torture, brutality, starvation and killing of Chinese peasants to the Second World War in its magnitude. At least 45 million people were worked, starved or beaten to death in China over these four years; the worldwide death toll of the Second World War was 55 million.

Friday, September 17, 2010

media monarchy episode187

media monarchy episode187"nobody gives us rhyme or reason, have one doubt they call it treason" on episode187 of media monarchy w/ false priests & portland protests - intel porn & weapon ads - drugwars, superbugs & the enemy gene - food carts, cabbagegate & small worlds + alt media from cyber/space\war, food world order, corbett report, ground zero, new/old music from of montreal & les mccann and much more...

episode187: download/subscribe\archive

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previous: episode186

Thursday, September 16, 2010

new world next week - sep16

afghan war = heroin, cabbagegate, 9/11 culture jamming

new world next week - sep16Welcome back to the New World Next Week - the video series from & This week:
Story #1: UK & Canadian Troops Investigated Over Heroin Trafficking Claims
Background: on Covert Ops, Vietnam & the Heroin Bridge

Story #2: Georgia County Sues Farmer for Growing Too Much Food
Video: County Sues Farmer for Excessive Crops

Story #3: Portland Group Burns '9/11 Commission Report' at Anniversary Gathering
Related: More Footage from We Are Change Portland
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previous episode: sep2 -
new 9/11 videos, predators on the border, gates & monsanto

9/16 newspurge: enemy gene

US poverty on track to post record gain in 2009*
US poverty on track to post record gain in 2009record increase of americans living in poverty*
doomsday warnings of US apocalypse gain ground*
soros insider trading case to be reviewed*
taxpayer-owned gm pays new ceo $9m*
video: 'going out with a bang' or 'as above, so below': americans using credit cards they can't pay back*
tarpley: labor struggles deliver economic progress*

ahmadinejad: iran & africa want new world order*
israel likely to strike iran*
free the cuban five: imprisoned 12yrs over intel ops*

video: nixon plot against dc journalist detailed*
the 1,800-year-old murder mystery:
archaeologists unearth body of young girl buried with her hands tied
ernest withers, mlk photographer, exposed as fbi informant*

holy hexes:
pope addresses sex abuse scandal as uk visit begins*

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

media hypes new drug-resistant superbugs

3 reported cases of drug resistant bacteria in US
media hypes new drug-resistant superbugsfrom ap: An infectious-disease nightmare is unfolding: Bacteria that have been made resistant to nearly all antibiotics by an alarming new gene have sickened people in three states and are popping up all over the world, health officials reported Monday.

The U.S. cases and two others in Canada all involve people who had recently received medical care in India, where the problem is widespread. A British medical journal revealed the risk last month in an article describing dozens of cases in Britain in people who had gone to India for medical procedures.

How many deaths the gene may have caused is unknown; there is no central tracking of such cases. So far, the gene has mostly been found in bacteria that cause gut or urinary infections.
Scientists have long feared this — a very adaptable gene that hitches onto many types of common germs and confers broad drug resistance, creating dangerous "superbugs."

related biowars/envirohealth updates:
family to receive $1.5m+ in vaccine-autism case*
more evidence that vaccines don't cause autism*
forest pharmaceuticals charged $300m for selling unapproved drug, promoting antidepressant to kids & obstructing feds*
gwyneth paltrow reveals vitamin d deficiency caused osteopoenia diagnosis*
whooping cough outbreak in west virginia*
release of gm mosquitoes ill-advised*
prof says dhs confiscated samples & insider info on corexit for 'national security'*
massive fish kill reported in louisiana; waters look like gravel road*
gulf oil refuses to stay hidden underwater*

Monday, September 13, 2010

uk & canadian troops investigated over heroin trafficking claims

video: military running heroin smuggling operation
uk & canadian troops investigated over heroin trafficking claimsfrom guardian: Military police are investigating claims that British soldiers have been involved in heroin trafficking in Afghanistan. The Ministry of Defence said it was aware of "unsubstantiated" claims that troops were buying the drug from dealers and shipping it out of the country in military aircraft. An inquiry is focusing on British and Canadian personnel at airports in Camp Bastion and Kandahar. Security has been tightened, with additional sniffer dogs being used. Afghanistan is the source of 90% of the world's opium. Some drug bosses in the country have implicated soldiers in the trade. Last year the Sunday Times spoke to one dealer who said members of the military were the second largest buyers of heroin after foreign drug lords. The newspaper was told: "The soldiers whose term of duty is about to finish, they give an order to our boss." A team of detectives from the Ministry of Defence's special investigations branch is believed to be heading the investigation into the claims.

related drugwar updates:
aussie anti-drug push has 'worrying' link to scientology*

US agents in 'firefight' with mexican gang*
hempstalk festival kicks off in portland*

Sunday, September 12, 2010

ground zero: prey for global sustainability

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ground zero: prey for global sustainabilityfrom clyde lewis: Labor day weekend was actually a pretty enlightening time for me as I arranged a meeting with Author Tracy Twyman and Reed McClintock about a new book that we are about to collaborate on. The book is about the new psychology in America. Some of my feelings were first expressed in the last article I wrote about exorcisms and a mass demonic possession in “The Devil May Care.” The theory about a mass possession of the people of the United States becomes all the more apparent when we start adopting philosophies that were first shared to us by fascist dictators, terrorists, and killers.


related video: petitioning rep bluemenauer on 9/11 truth

coming soon: 9/11 was an inside joke

previous episode: the devil may care

portland group burns '9/11 commission report' at anniversary gathering

On the 9th anniversary of 9/11, local activists from Portland, Oregon gathered together to burn copies of the '9/11 Commission Report'. James Evan Pilato of & Clyde Lewis of would like to thank everyone that came out to support this event. We would also like to thank KOIN News for covering this story. This also shows that press releases can get results! Remember: "Don't hate the media, become the media."

corbett report: episode145 - you are being gamed

corbett report: episode145 - you are being gamedfrom corbett report: Join us this week on The Corbett Report as we open up the virtual Skinner box and peer into the future of gaming in the world of ubiquitous computing. When our daily life consists of interactions with computers, will there be any way to avoid amusing ourselves to death?


the latest corbett report interviews:
#224 - bob chapman, #225 - manny badillo & #226/227 - eric shine & #228 - dan fox

the latest corbett report videos:
sunday update sep12: state secrets, no 4th amendment, 9/11 culture jamming
2001 - film, literature & the new world order

previous episode: episode144 - 9/11 truth is still the issue

Saturday, September 11, 2010

group to burn 9/11 commission report at anniversary gathering

update: thanks to everyone that came out & made this event a success - and thanks to infowars, truth excavator & freedom's phoenix for spreading the word!

group to burn 9/11 commission report at anniversary gatheringPortland, OR, September 11th, 2010: Independent journalist/talk show host James Evan Pilato and national talk show host Clyde Lewis will appear together at the True Brew Coffee House, 3370 SE Milwaukie Ave. near Powell for a peaceful gathering on the 9th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. During the gathering there will be public speakers and guests talking about 9/11 and what is being done to constructively heal after this devastating moment in history. James Evan Pilato, an independent journalist from and the world-renowned will team up with national talk show host Clyde Lewis of Ground Zero Radio to burn copies of the 9/11 Commission report at 1:00 PM.

This is in protest of the “International Burn the Quran Day” proposed by the Dove World Outreach Center and the Westboro Baptist Church. Pilato in a statement said “If you want to find a book of lies and half truths you don’t need to look any further than the slap shot 9/11 report.” Clyde Lewis concurs by stating “The 9/11 report has been held as the definitive account of what happened on September 11th, however many respected senior members of the military, intelligence services and government have expressed significant criticism of the 9/11 Commission Report and it has generated more hate and misunderstanding than the Quran or any other religious book.” The book burning will take place after the festivities and will be used to urge the public to demand the truth about the attacks and the prolonged war that followed. We urge the media to attend this event.

related 9/11 + 9 updates:
unsettled nation marks 9/11 with rituals of sorrow*

Friday, September 10, 2010

media monarchy episode186

media monarchy episode186"wondering how, after it settles, we'll find who provided power to radical rebels" on episode186 of media monarchy w/ 9/11 plus 9: anniversary announcements, burning books & smoking guns - holywar psyops, hearts of darkness & gadsden flags - public works, state secrets & a communist newspurge + the latest alt media from cyber/space\war, food world order, corbett report, ground zero, patriotic music from sage francis & the raveonettes and tons more...

episode186: download/subscribe\archive

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and a huge thanks to cascadia public radio, free radio olympia, berkeley liberation radio, ground zero radio, phantom radio & one sky radio for rebroadcasting the show...

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Thursday, September 09, 2010

9/11 + 9: makeshift patriots

the anniversary of 9/11:
from reagan & the soviet-afghan war to bush, 9/11 & beyond*

the anniversary of 9/11: from reagan & the soviet-afghan war to bush, 9/11 & beyondhistory of wirt dexter walker: russell & co, cia & 9/11*
do the majority of americans blame bush for 9/11?*
america was attacked from within*
construction complete on 9/11 truther memorial*
american muslims nervous about ramadan's end coinciding with 9/11*
obama plans to observe anniversary at the pentagon*
palin to join beck at anchorage 9/11 event*
US wants to buy 1st printing of reservist's memoir*
this 9/11, will terror sites get hacked again?*
list of anniversary events in nyc*
cognitive infiltration: david ray griffin's new book*
condoleezza: i told bush not to come back after 9/11*
condi hung up on george in the the aftermath of 9/11*
secret service tossed 'non-essentials' from bunker*
distress signals indicated planes crashed minutes before flights 11 & 175 hit the wtc*
building 7 implosion: the smoking gun of 9/11*
video: 'zapruder film of 9/11' w/ daniel sunjata*
1,270 architects/engineers reveal hard evidence of explosive demolition on 9/11*
new videos from nist cumulus database posted*
new wtc7 video posted*
9yrs on, no trial in sight for alleged 9/11 plotters*
9yrs + $7b after 9/11, US still waiting for emergency radio networks*

9/11 + 8 flashbacks:
the day before 9/11:
'missing' trillions from the pentagon

11 points of contention with the 'official story of 9/11'*
9/11 anniversary updates: past, present & future*
9/12 updates: drills & the day after*

9/9 newspurge: momma, i'm a communist

castro admits cuba's communism doesn't work*

castro admits cuba's communism doesn't workpessimistic about peace,
israelis greet new year
massive israel spy base exposed*
haaretz: israel has one of world's largest 'eavesdropping' intel bases*
mossad impersonating US intel ops & trying to recruit US arabs*
US reveals refusal to military drill as turkey denies israel role*
chinese officials head for anti-terror drills in kazakhstan*
four arrested as dublin throws eggs & shoes at tony bliar*
blair scraps london book signing*

book says nazi-hunter wiesenthal was on mossad payroll* palaeolithic funeral feast unearthed in northern israel*

portuguese tv presenter guilty of being in paedophile ring*
why does disney hate parents? ever noticed your favourite films always kill off mum & dad*
'jfk ii: secrets never keep' - the new oliver stone sequel*
twilight language: poltergeist girls*

missing, presumed dead:
disappearance of ukrainian journalist deepens media fears

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

gadsden flags start disputes around the country

gadsden flags start disputes around the countryfrom the upshot: An Arizona man is in trouble with his homeowners' association over flying the Gadsden flag, which features a coiled rattlesnake and the words "Don't Tread on Me." The flag has been adopted by members of the tea party movement for its association with the American Revolution, but Andy McDonel tells the New York Times that he has hung the flag from his roof simply for its historical significance.

Arizona has a state statute that allows Arizonans to fly "the Stars and Stripes, the state flag, flags representing Indian nations as well as the official flags of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard," the Times reports.

McDonel's homeowners' association is strictly interpreting that law to ban the flying of any other flags, including the Gadsden. The American Civil Liberties Union is defending McDonel, saying the homeowners' group is taking too strict a view of the statute and restricting McDonel's right to free speech. McDonel is chronicling his struggle on a blog, where he is asking for donations for a potential legal battle. McDonel isn't the only person to run into a dispute over the historic flag.

police state updates:
2 miami cops arrested for breaking into cars*
naked body scanners may get 'privacy upgrades'*
random pat-downs turn patco into police state*
plan to make US 'policeman of the world' ... literally*
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