Keystone cops ...

ohiomomJune 15, 2013

This is "how they do it" ...

Bold Nebraska, a grassroots landowner advocacy group, obtained TransCanada's presentation slides (below) via a Freedom of Information Act request to the Nebraska State Patrol. These slides revealed that TransCanada provided training to both federal and local police forces on how to crack down on environmental activists, even going so far as to train them to arrest the activists under anti-terrorism statutes.

Although TransCanadaâÂÂs presentation to authorities contains information about property destruction, sabotage, and booby traps, police in Texas and Oklahoma have never alleged, accused, or charged Tar Sands Blockade activists of any such behaviors. Since August 2012, Tar Sands Blockade has carried out dozens of successful nonviolent direct actions to physically halt construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in Texas and Oklahoma. All of these acts, as well as every pipeline protest in Nebraska, have maintained strict commitments to nonviolence.

Here is a link that might be useful: Be Silent!

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There it is again, that overreach of power through legislation designed to remove our rights and freedoms, and utilize our own public protective services against us.

Again, I say... greed will be the downfall of our civilization.

Since when is caring about our environment and trying to protect it from harm considered to be terrorist in notion?

We, the people, are rapidly losing ground to a greedy, seemingly entitled authoritarian mindset that refuses to play fair. I feel that a revolution may be looming over the horizon...

    Bookmark   June 15, 2013 at 11:11AM
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marshallz10(z9-10 CA)

How did I miss this OP? Similar stories about special training to deal with environmental terrorist protesters have popped up over the years, particularly those protesting logging and mining. Protesters have died or been maimed for life, sometimes by actions suspected to being caused by agents provocateurs.

Governments have taken to citing environmental protest actions as terrorist acts allowing for much severer responses and penalties to be meted out. Some terrible injustices.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2013 at 9:13AM
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There are environmental terrorists, thinking of one called ELF, who was burning down homes a few years ago. Some have engaged in bombings. The FBI even has a special list for environmental terrorists. So I would assume that law enforcement must be prepared for all contingencies. Not sure what greed has to do with it.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2013 at 9:54AM
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People seem to play fast and loose with the word, and the idea, of 'terrorism' and what that entails these days.

The few persons or groups that do behave badly do not automatically make all environmental groups bad. Most continue to fight the good fight to salvage what's left of our natural environment and resources, which we need in order to have a healthy planet.

The avarice is as plain as day. Without it, there wouldn't be an issue to fight over, to protest, because those ruining the environment wouldn't need to as there wouldn't be any monetary gains.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2013 at 10:07AM
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Not everyone that has money or a business is greedy either, but according to you they are.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2013 at 10:13AM
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No problem Marshall, I cannot keep up and/or post on every thread.

This reminded me of the 5Million "donation" JPMorgan gave to the NYPD on the eve of Occupy or the recent revelation of the oil company "hiring" police officers to keep out the press after the Arkansas oil spill.

But heck our representatives are no longer "public servants", why should we expect the cops to be just because they are "paid by our tax dollars".

    Bookmark   June 17, 2013 at 10:43AM
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"There is no better time than now to push forth an initiative which calls out the surveillance state for what it is; a web of police, prisons and politicians designed to protect the wealthy."

Here is a link that might be useful: against the surveillance state

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 3:54PM
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FBI Director Robert Mueller testified on Wednesday that his agency has used drones, in a very limited capacity, to conduct surveillance within the United States.

Mueller told a Senate committee his agency had âÂÂvery fewâ drones, and when they are used, the unmanned aircraft are tactically deployed in a âÂÂa very minimal way and very seldom.âÂÂ

"deployed in a very minimal way"

......oh well that makes me feel so much better

Here is a link that might be useful: Peek a Boo

    Bookmark   June 19, 2013 at 8:21PM
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Be afraid, be very afraid ...

... after the inconvenient collapse of the Cold War, they have been substituted "terrorist for communist" as the enemy of choice

...just when the good times for war profiteers seemed to be forever in the past, there came 9/11 and the terrorist enemy, the gift that keeps on giving!

Here is a link that might be useful: link

    Bookmark   June 20, 2013 at 8:02AM
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Sounds like something we read right here on HT ...

The recent revelations about the NSA's far-reaching program of domestic surveillance have been met with an astonishing lack of outrage from the American people. A combination of "I'm not doing anything wrong, so why should I worry?" and "We've known this was going on for years" has led to a big national shrug over the matter.

If the rise in local, state and federal government's willingness to act on behalf of major corporations by labeling lawful American citizens as terrorists does not shake people out of their lethargy, then we deserve everything we are certainly going to get.

Here is a link that might be useful: link

    Bookmark   June 20, 2013 at 8:07AM
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I'm not sure I agree om. It seems the younger crowd who are more likely to avail themselves of all the lastest techy items, are not at all happy with the NSA etc. with all their electronic spying. The sales of George Orwells book 1984, have skyrocketed. People are paying attention. They are signing up on Rand Pauls website for the class action suit against the government.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2013 at 8:21AM
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