FEAR! – FEAR! – FEAR!
… that is how they are controlling you.
The Department of Homeland Security wants you to be rats for them. The DHS's "See something, say something" Program that CNN, Fox News and the Media are trying to sell you. This is how Communist countries work. “Granma has been acting kind of funny lately, I better call to be safe.” I suggest not asking too many questions or saying more than have to at the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Tax Collector’s Office next time you go. That is ‘Rat Central’.
– Federal 1033 Program –
TRUMP – Federal 1033 Program – Transfer of equipment from the military to local police.
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515
“IF YOU GIVE OUR POLICE ALL THESE MILITARY WEAPONS, THEN THEY WILL USE IT EVENTUALLY ON U.S.”
This is reason why the ‘News Blackout’ of the Phoenix Police use of excessive “Less than Lethal Weapons Force’ on Protesters at the Trump Rally in Phoenix, AZ. on August 22, 2017, that you did not hear about.
– Phoenix police say they will investigate use of force at Trump Rally –
President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced this week that they will be suspending a handful of restrictions put in place by the Obama administration on transfers of equipment from the military to local police. While this decision is a setback for efforts to improve police community relations, its effects are primarily symbolic.
– Federal 1033 Program –
CNN and Fox News only 'AIRED' this Trump Rally Police use of excessive force the night it happened. The next day Media silence... It made the POLICE Use of Force look bad, but if it would have helped to further divide our country, they would be shoving it down our throats like Charlottesville for weeks.
Antifa, Leftists Riot in Phoenix; CNN Blames Trump’s ‘Angry, Divisive Speech’Rioting broke out among leftists in the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s Tuesday rally in Phoenix, AZ. Police responded with tear gas and rubber bullets.
Shortly after the president’s speech ended and night fell in Phoenix, protesters began to throw water bottles and scream obscenities at police.
Police Pepperballing Rioters at Trump Rally in Phoenix Arizona
80% of America gets their News Information from these two. So I am quite sure they don't know this ever even happened. Like all the REAL NEWS...
Police Disperse Protesters With Smoke After Things Escalate Outside Trump Rally
Protesters at Trump’s Phoenix rally used gas canisters, rocks to assault police
Phoenix police say they will investigate use of force at Trump rally in Phoenix Arizona
Police spray tear gas at protesters following Trump’s Phoenix rallyBy Saba Hamedy, CNN
Updated 9:27 AM ET, Wed August 23, 2017
Police Use Tear Gas on Crowds After Trump Rally
By SIMON ROMEROAUG. 22, 2017
Aug. 22, 2017, 10:59 p.m.
Phoenix police deploy tear gas on protesters as Trump rally ends
|Kurtis Lee and Jaweed Kaleem|
THE RUSSIAN NEWS (RT) & THE QATAR (AL JAZEERA) REPORTED IT
Phoenix police fire tear gas at anti-Trump protesters
Thousands in Phoenix decry president as he holds first event since deadly white supremacist violence in Charlottesville.
RT NEWS – Police fire tear gas at anti-Trump protesters after POTUS holds Phoenix rally
By Peter Martinez CBS News August 23, 2017, 12:02 AM
Police fire gas, flash bangs on unruly crowd outside Trump rally in Phoenix Last Updated Aug 23, 2017 3:54 AM EDT
Police in Arizona fired gas and flash bangs to disperse protesters at a rally in downtown Phoenix following a campaign-style rally by President Trump on Tuesday night.
Police make arrests, use tear gas to disperse crowd outside Trump rally
- By Karma Allen Follow on Twitter Aug 23, 2017, 4:30 AM ET http://abcnews.go.com/US/police-make-arrests-tear-gas-disperse-crowd-trump/story?id=49371160Kaila White and Megan Cassidy, The Republic | azcentral.com Published 6:00 a.m. MT Aug. 23, 2017 | Updated 10:42 a.m. MT Aug. 23, 2017
– Who buys ANTIFA all those signs (?) –
– Anybody ever ask that question (?) –
"I guess if you never knew Freedom, you would never know that you are a slave." HBG
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View/Download/Print the Petition with over 2,750 Architect and Engineers
The architects and engineers below have signed the Petition demanding a new investigation into the destruction of all 3 World Trade Center skyscrapers on 9/11.
“The actual threat of being involved in a terrorist attack”
Ask yourself this; How many in your family, friends or their friends have ever been the victims of a terrorist attack (?)
* If deaths of the one day of 911 was not taken into account what would be the odds then (?)
How likely are foreign terrorists to kill Americans? The odds may surprise you
- 6 times more likely to die from a shark attack (one of the rarest forms of death on Earth)
- 29 times more likely to die from a regional asteroid strike
- 260 times more likely to be struck and killed by lightning
- 4,700 times more likely to die in an airplane or spaceship accident
- 129,000 times more likely to die in a gun assault
- 407,000 times more likely to die in a motor vehicle incident
- 6.9 million times more likely to die from cancer or heart disease
CDC: National Center for Health Statistics, Deaths and Mortality…
National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) – University of Maryland.
* In one day September 11, 2001 our world changed and our government could not wipe up and haul the away all the evidence of it quick enough. It was a crime scene and should have been corded off and investigated as one for months before cleaning it up. Don't you think (?)
THEY PLAY U.S. LIKE A VIOLIN | New York, NY/Phoenix, AZ, August 26, 2017 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today strongly condemned President Trump’s pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio. ARPAIO: “I really love how Israel operates, and I love the Jewish people. I’m not just saying that because you’re Jewish.”
– THEY PLAY U.S. LIKE A VIOLIN –
I wouldn't trust a word they say. Look under (((SCANDALS))) below:
Joe Allbritton, Former CEO & Chairman (((Daddy)))
The earliest incarnation of Riggs Bank was formed in 1836 when William Wilson Corcoran opened a small brokerage house. In 1840, Corcoran and George Washington Riggs, the son of a neighbor, formed “Corcoran & Riggs”, which offered checking and depositing services. The bank got a major boost in 1844, when the U.S. government assigned Corcoran & Riggs to be the only federal depository in Washington. Corcoran & Riggs financed Samuel Morse’s invention of the telegraph in 1845, one of several notable backings in its history. The bank also lent $16 million to the U.S. government to pay for the Mexican-American War in 1847 and in 1868, provided $7.2 million in gold towards the purchase of Alaska. Other notable financing included the Robert Peary’s first expedition to the North Pole and the expansion of the Capitol Building in the 1860s.
In 1854 Corcoran retired and George Washington Riggs re-assumed leadership, resulting in the bank changing its name to “Riggs & Co.”After accepting a government charter, “Riggs National Bank” was born in 1896. By 1900, Riggs was twice as large as any other bank in the capital. In 1909, Riggs’ president formally presented to the U.S. Congress a plan for economic relief. Many financial reforms were implemented as a result of this plan, including the establishment of the Federal Reserve in 1913.
Throughout the early 20th century, the bank continued to flourish. During World War I, Riggs National Bank participated in a Liberty bond drive. After the war in the 1920s, the bank established a new savings deposit system as a result of the large deposit boom during the previous decade. Throughout the Great Depression, Riggs Director, Robert V. Fleming, also acted as adviser to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. While all of these things were occurring, the bank was also strategically expanding its clientele by opening branches in different areas of Washington, D.C.
Beginning in the early 20th century, the bank embarked on a successful project to become known as the bank of embassies and diplomats, and by 1950 most embassies in Washington were customers. Many branches thereafter opened within embassies in Washington D.C. and London.
In 1986, looking to expand its presence in the suburbs of Northern Virginia, Riggs bought the Guaranty Bank and Trust Company of Fairfax, Virginia, for $37.8 million and renamed it Riggs National Bank of Virginia.
Through its history Riggs Bank served many notable personalities. Twenty-three U.S. Presidents or their families banked at Riggs, including Martin Van Buren, John Tyler, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Richard Nixon. Accounts were also held by Senators Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun and Daniel Webster, Confederate president Jefferson Davis, American Red Cross founder Clara Barton, suffragist Susan B. Anthony, and generals William Tecumseh Sherman and Douglas MacArthur.
The bank traded on its history with an advertising campaign that proclaimed Riggs as “The Most Important Bank in The Most Important City in The World.”
Saudi money transfers
In the mid-1970s members of the Saudi royal family set up covert accounts at the Riggs Bank in Washington amounting to tens of millions of dollars; this money was used by the so-called “Safari Club” to run intelligence operations at a time when American intelligence was paralyzed by investigations in the aftermath of Watergate.
A Saudi named Omar al-Bayoumi housed and opened bank accounts for two of the 9/11 hijackers. About two weeks after the assistance began, al-Bayoumi’s wife began receiving monthly payments totaling tens of thousands of dollars from Princess Haifa bint Faisal, the wife of Saudi ambassador Bandar bin Sultan, through a Riggs bank account. Upon discovery of these transactions, the FBI began investigating the bank for possible money-laundering and terrorist financing. Although the FBI and later the 9/11 Commission ultimately stated that the money was not intentionally being routed to fund terrorists, investigators were surprised to see how lax the safeguards at Riggs Bank were. Several Saudi accounts were discovered to have financial improprieties, including a lack of required background checks and a consistent failure to alert regulators to large transactions, in violation of federal banking laws.
Many of these transactions involved Prince Bandar personally, often transferring over $1 million at a time. According to British investigations on the Al Yamamah deal Bandar would have received over $1.5 billion in bribery from BAE Systems, laundered through the Riggs Bank.
Pinochet’s frozen funds
Further information: Augusto Pinochet’s arrest and trial
Augusto Pinochet, the former dictator of Chile, had been widely accused since 1973 of corruption, illegal arms sales, and torture. In 1994, Riggs officials invited Pinochet to open an account at Riggs Bank. Pinochet was arrested in 1998 in Britain for possible extradition to Spain, and his accounts were ordered frozen by court orders. A recent U.S. Senate report has revealed that Riggs executives helped Pinochet disguise millions of dollars. By using shell companies and hiding accounts from federal regulators, Riggs illegally allowed Pinochet to retain access to much of his fortune.
The Senate report also indicated that regulators were negligent in holding the bank accountable. Although Pinochet’s accounts at Riggs had been reported in U.S. and British newspapers, and although these accounts were largely unreported to regulators, those same regulators never made a serious effort to investigate. The bank examiner from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency tasked with investigating Riggs in 2002, R. Ashley Lee, was later given an executive position at Riggs. In 2004, Lee was placed on paid leave by the bank pending a Justice Department investigation on whether he violated government ethics rules.
The disclosure of the Riggs accounts reignited the case against General Pinochet, and a ruling that he was not mentally competent to stand trial was overturned when it was proven that the general himself had orchestrated some of the huge transactions. In 2004, he was ordered to stand trial for crimes against humanity, and additional claims of mental and physical incompetence have been overruled. Pinochet died, however, in December 2006 before being judged. However, in September 2007, Pinochet’s widow and five children were indicted by a Chilean court on charges including embezzlement.
Equatorial Guinean funds
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In July 2004, the US Senate published an investigation into Riggs Bank, into which most of Equatorial Guinea’s oil revenues were paid until recently. This showed that accounts based at the embassy to the United States of Equatorial Guinea were allowed to make large withdrawals without properly notifying federal authorities. At least $35 million were siphoned off by long-time dictator of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, his family and senior officials of his regime. Simon Kareri, the Riggs employee in charge of the Equatorial Guinea and other accounts, stands accused of money-laundering in separate charges. As the account manager, it is alleged that he established a fake holding company in his wife’s name, and diverted funds into this account.
In the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations hearing in July 2004, Kareri, under advisement from legal counsel, refused to answer any questions of the panel by invoking his 5th Amendment Rights.
In that hearing, the President of Riggs Bank was asked why the bank would willingly enter into a business arrangement with the dictator of Equatorial Guinea, a man who willingly exercises his hold over his people with demonstrations of murder and torture on state-run television. In a copy of correspondence to President Mbasogo, the letter, “thanked the president for his establishment of several bank accounts, and encouraged a working relationship to help establish and secure the stable reign of his country…”
Former Riggs Bank building, now the Courtyard by Marriott Washington Convention Center Hotel
Riggs Bank was fined $25 million in May 2004 by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network for violations of money-laundering laws. A long running Justice Department investigation was wrapped up quickly in February 2005 with Riggs pleading guilty and paying a $16 million fine for violations of the U.S. Bank Secrecy Act after a Wall Street Journal article reported December 31, 2004, that Riggs had extensive ties to the CIA, including that several bank officials held security clearances. Also in February 2005, the bank and Albritton family agreed to pay $9 million to Pinochet victims for concealing and illegally facilitating movement of Pinochet money out of Britain. No similar payment has been made with regard to Equatorial Guinea, as reported in this weekly Anti-Money Laundering Report from the Fair Finance Watch The abuses at Riggs led Congress to consider forming a single agency with greater authority to enforce money laundering and currency control laws. Daniel E. Stipano, deputy chief counsel for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, said, “What happened with Riggs is unacceptable. It cannot be repeated.”
Riggs admitted criminal liability for failing to prevent money laundering. Members of the Albritton family resigned from the bank board. The operation was acquired by PNC, which phased out the scandal-plagued embassy business. On February 10, 2005, PNC Financial Services agreed to acquire Riggs. The merger was completed on May 13, 2005, and the Riggs name was retired and all Riggs branches became PNC Bank branches three days later.
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*I pick on them because everyone else is afraid to.
“the end justifies the means”.
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Alan B. Howard
Isn’t great how they chose their names. Just like the U.S. Patriot Act Parts 1 & 2.
*Revision 3 will be out real soon.
Consequentialism is the class of normative ethical theories holding that the consequences of one’s conduct are the ultimate basis for any judgment about the rightness or wrongness of that conduct. Thus, from a consequentialist standpoint, a morally right act (or omission from acting) is one that will produce a good outcome, or consequence. In an extreme form, the idea of consequentialism is commonly encapsulated in the saying, “the end justifies the means“, meaning that if a goal is morally important enough, any method of achieving it is acceptable
I pick on them because everyone else is afraid to. They just pretend care about others to accomplish the mission "the end justifies the means".
“Not like there’s anything wrong with that.”