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The Canadian subsidiary of US arms maker General Dynamics has won a $10 billion order for armored vehicles for Saudi Arabia, Canada’s Trade Minister Ed Fast announced Friday. The deal comes as Saudi Arabia is accumulating weapons at a rapid pace and&hellip;
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December 27, 2013 by  
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Please help against the wall keep advertisers away concider a small donation of $5.00 or $10.00 will help not just me but several other host. .As you know over the last year I have removed all advertising from my web site.My website is maintained by one person who has three other web accounts that for several years she has paid for herself.

Please help me keep this site up and running it doesn’t take much and that is why I have no ads I just don’t need them if I can scrape up a few bucks here and there with very small donations that’s all I need .please go to against the wall and hit the donate button or paypal freelandjames@hotmail.com is paypal.

I try to keep against the wall updated daily with news from around the world and videos andinteresting content,one last time please concider a very small donation to the website.  For fans of against the wall,the against the wall radio show returns to the airwaves  in January I hope

I thank you in advance for your prompt resonse and your concideration……editor against the wall james freeland

 

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Let me start by saying

September 12, 2012 by  
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source:againstthewall.info
by editor and owner of against the wall and host of the jim freeland show on oracle broadcasting

Let me start by saying ” without due process and habeas corpus, cops courts and congress, are nothing but kidnapper’s cons and criminals.

quite frankly in 10,000 years when future anthropologist are studying our era or epoc,man and humans in general will be (minus technology)will be indistinguishable from cave men or baboons. We need to evolve. It’s not a people or a religion we should be worried about, it’s the ideas and systems like usury and slavery.
We need to move beyond violence and punishment. We need to get past war and vengeance and retribution.
Whenever we as a people are wronged we demand retribution .When our government we is wronged, we demand shock and awe and vengance.WE watch but we don’t see .We know in the back of our minds it’s heinous and evil. They know that bombs and sanctions cause only death and dispair, agony and pain, like a plague.
Yet we allow our government to convince us that we have the moral authority, that they are animals, and that the death and dislocation of millions and millions of people is somehow morally just and upright. We allow that our government acts in our name that they act in our interest, when they are attacked. Those are not women and children, they are animals they say and we agree by not decrying it as immoral .WE are JUST our Government is moral.
Yet it is our sons and daughters who die not theirs. It’s our brothers and sisters who go hungry here not theirs. It’s us the common man who pays…who prays …for death to release us,,.,not THEM.
They feed off it they grin and suck and when “they” our government wrongs us,? We somehow convince ourselves if the government does it we deserve it.we had it coming. You can’t buck authority. We make ourselves meek in the presence of state.
IF the government does it its ok to poison and maimed our children. It’s ok to taze,kill,shoot and loot, they can come and take what they want and if you refuse or if you don’t comply you will be punished ,you’ll be held accountable, you will pay dearly(the weavers ,the davidians,and the browns are examples).Instead of demanding redress and satisfaction ,we label and condemn our brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, mothers and fathers because our government or some hate group like the ADL or the southern poverty law center say they are bad.
ARE WE EVOLVED?
why if the so called 1% look after each other if they look at competition as a sin,don’t we?
I often ask the question why do we the 99% and I use that term loosley.why do we fight each other ?clearly we out number them. Why racism and hate. Racism that is forced down our throats or preserved racism .Our very language has been labeled hate speech by hate groups such as the adl and splc ,by legislation, lobby, and political corectness.Beleive me the 1/10thof 1% who own the world hate each other,they are not racist they hate us all regardless of race or color.They hate and we have the capacity not to. They hate us and each other and that is our force multiplier, that’s our ace in the whole.
They know as long as we stay in little groups that hate each other and hold each other in contempt. As long as we keep seeing and playing into division and hate and contempt they have us.
As long as we look at poor people as lazy alcoholics or dirty hippies, people in the ghetto as crack heads and thieves .as long as we see rednecks and hillbillies, as stupid and backwards, nothing can change.AS long as there is someone we can think of as less then. Nothing can change. As long as we allow labels and words to enable us to not care (i.e. criminal ,jv crack head addictect)about a person or a group of people nothing can change
As long as we continue to try to hurt each other( I don’t mean physically ,that hurt heals quickly) I mean hurt hate and destroy each other spiritualy,emotionaly,philosophicly.there will be no change.
As long as we can hate someone or something so much that just being left alone is not enough ,that in our minds we hate them so much nothing less than them begging on their knees for mercy and forgiveness will suffice, we will be at a disadvantage.
Unless you can win this personal battle with in yourselves first, we will perish
We are not much more evolved than cavemen or chimpanzee’s until we get together and grow as species.
Ben franklin said”war is when the government tells you who the bad guy is.Revolution is when you decide for yourself”
Let’s start 300 million peaceful revolutions let’s make things better for our children and theirs.

I humbly thank you for your time.

The Greatest Crimes Against Humanity Are Perpetrated by People Just Doing Their Jobs

July 27, 2012 by  
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By Chris Hedges, Truthdig | Op-Ed

The greatest crimes of human history are made possible by the most colorless human beings. They are the careerists. The bureaucrats. The cynics. They do the little chores that make vast, complicated systems of exploitation and death a reality. They collect and read the personal data gathered on tens of millions of us by the security and surveillance state. They keep the accounts of ExxonMobil, BP and Goldman Sachs. They build or pilot aerial drones. They work in corporate advertising and public relations. They issue the forms. They process the papers. They deny food stamps to some and unemployment benefits or medical coverage to others. They enforce the laws and the regulations. And they do not ask questions.

Good. Evil. These words do not mean anything to them. They are beyond morality. They are there to make corporate systems function. If insurance companies abandon tens of millions of sick to suffer and die, so be it. If banks and sheriff departments toss families out of their homes, so be it. If financial firms rob citizens of their savings, so be it. If the government shuts down schools and libraries, so be it. If the military murders children in Pakistan or Afghanistan, so be it. If commodity speculators drive up the cost of rice and corn and wheat so that they are unaffordable for hundreds of millions of poor across the planet, so be it. If Congress and the courts strip citizens of basic civil liberties, so be it. If the fossil fuel industry turns the earth into a broiler of greenhouse gases that doom us, so be it. They serve the system. The god of profit and exploitation. The most dangerous force in the industrialized world does not come from those who wield radical creeds, whether Islamic radicalism or Christian fundamentalism, but from legions of faceless bureaucrats who claw their way up layered corporate and governmental machines. They serve any system that meets their pathetic quota of needs.

These systems managers believe nothing. They have no loyalty. They are rootless. They do not think beyond their tiny, insignificant roles. They are blind and deaf. They are, at least regarding the great ideas and patterns of human civilization and history, utterly illiterate. And we churn them out of universities. Lawyers. Technocrats. Business majors. Financial managers. IT specialists. Consultants. Petroleum engineers. “Positive psychologists.” Communications majors. Cadets. Sales representatives. Computer programmers. Men and women who know no history, know no ideas. They live and think in an intellectual vacuum, a world of stultifying minutia. They are T.S. Eliot’s “the hollow men,” “the stuffed men.” “Shape without form, shade without colour,” the poet wrote. “Paralysed force, gesture without motion.”

It was the careerists who made possible the genocides, from the extermination of Native Americans to the Turkish slaughter of the Armenians to the Nazi Holocaust to Stalin’s liquidations. They were the ones who kept the trains running. They filled out the forms and presided over the property confiscations. They rationed the food while children starved. They manufactured the guns. They ran the prisons. They enforced travel bans, confiscated passports, seized bank accounts and carried out segregation. They enforced the law. They did their jobs.

Political and military careerists, backed by war profiteers, have led us into useless wars, including World War I, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. And millions followed them. Duty. Honor. Country. Carnivals of death. They sacrifice us all. In the futile battles of Verdun and the Somme in World War I, 1.8 million on both sides were killed, wounded or never found. In July of 1917 British Field Marshal Douglas Haig, despite the seas of dead, doomed even more in the mud of Passchendaele. By November, when it was clear his promised breakthrough at Passchendaele had failed, he jettisoned the initial goal—as we did in Iraq when it turned out there were no weapons of mass destruction and in Afghanistan when al-Qaida left the country—and opted for a simple war of attrition. Haig “won” if more Germans than allied troops died. Death as score card. Passchendaele took 600,000 more lives on both sides of the line before it ended. It is not a new story. Generals are almost always buffoons. Soldiers followed John the Blind, who had lost his eyesight a decade earlier, to resounding defeat at the Battle of Crécy in 1337 during the Hundred Years War. We discover that leaders are mediocrities only when it is too late.

full story:http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/10476-the-careerists

Habeas Corpus and Due Process

July 13, 2012 by  
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Habeas Corpus

Lat. “you have the body” Prisoners often seek release by filing a petition for a writ of habeas corpus. A writ of habeas corpus is a judicial mandate to a prison official ordering that an inmate be brought to the court so it can be determined whether or not that person is imprisoned lawfully and whether or not he should be released from custody. A habeas corpus petition is a petition filed with a court by a person who objects to his own or another’s detention or imprisonment. The petition must show that the court ordering the detention or imprisonment made a legal or factual error. Habeas corpus petitions are usually filed by persons serving prison sentences. In family law, a parent who has been denied custody of his child by a trial court may file a habeas corpus petition. Also, a party may file a habeas corpus petition if a judge declares her in contempt of court and jails or threatens to jail her.

The writ of habeas corpus serves as an important check on the manner in which state courts pay respect to federal constitutional rights. The writ is “the fundamental instrument for safeguarding individual freedom against arbitrary and lawless state action.” Harris v. Nelson, 394 U.S. 286, 290-91 (1969).

DUE PROCESS

The idea that laws and legal proceedings must be fair. The Constitution guarantees that the government cannot take away a person’s basic rights to ‘life, liberty or property, without due process of law.’ Courts have issued numerous rulings about what this means in particular cases.

The Fourteenth Amendment prohibits the deprivation of liberty or property without due process of law. A due process claim is cognizable only if there is a recognized liberty or property interest at stake. Board of Regents v. Roth, 408 U.S. 564, 69 (1972).

The Sixth Amendment, which is applicable to the states through the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, see In re Oliver, 333 U.S. 257, 273-74 (1948), guarantees a criminal defendant a fundamental right to be clearly informed of the nature and cause of the charges against him. In order to determine whether a defendant has received constitutionally adequate notice, the court looks first to the information. James v. Borg, 24 F.3d 20, 24 (9th Cir.), cert. denied, 115 S. Ct. 333 (1994). ‘The principal purpose of the information is to provide the defendant with a description of the charges against him in sufficient detail to enable him to prepare his defense.’ Id.

The Fourteenth Amendment prohibits the deprivation of liberty or property without due process of law. A due process claim is cognizable only if there is a recognized liberty or property interest at stake. Board of Regents v. Roth, 408 U.S. 564, 569 (1972).

Rep. Pete King defends drone program against Al Qaeda

June 11, 2012 by  
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The military’s killer drones have made America safer by decimating Al Qaeda’s  chain of command, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said  Sunday.

Rep. Peter King (R-L.I.) defended the tactic, which has come under  increasing scrutiny as a way of waging war without leaving any fingerprints.

“I wish we could all live in a world where we could hold hands and love each  other, the fact is that’s not reality,” King told CNN’s “State of the  Union.”

“There are evil people in the world. Drones aren’t evil. People are evil and  we are a force of good and we are using those drones to carry out a policy of  righteousness and goodness,” King said.

Since the second half of the Bush administration, the U.S. has launched and  estimated 302 drone strikes in northwest Pakistan, resulting in roughly 2,800  deaths, CNN reported. Seventeen percent of the fatalities are believed to be  civilians.

“What goes around comes around, and those drones are going to come right back  at us,” Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.) told CNN, arguing Congress was kept out of  the loop in terms of the use and scope of the drone program

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/rep-pete-king-defends-drone-program-al-qaeda-article-1.1093087#ixzz1xW0enlGE

Dad shoots daughter’s laptop after he finds offensive Facebook post

February 11, 2012 by  
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ALBEMARLE, N.C. —

An Albemarle man shot his daughter’s computer and posted the video on YouTube after finding she made a Facebook post he found offensive.

The man, who identifies himself as Tommy Jordan, said he spent six hours fixing his daughter Hannah’s computer. While doing that, he was stunned to find a Facebook post he said she didn’t think his parents could find.

The video had 3.7 million views on YouTube by Friday evening. Albemarle is a small town just east of Charlotte.

<a href=”http://www2.nbc17.com/news/2012/feb/10/dad-shoots-daughters-laptop-after-he-finds-offensi-ar-1917789/”>Full Article</a>

SOPA – The End Of The Internet As We Know It!

January 4, 2012 by  
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The Stop Online Piracy Act will change the internet as we know it in an effort to censor and block the free flow of information. You would no longer be able to share, link to or post any videos, sounds or images on sites like Youtube Twitter and Facebook that have not been personally created by you! We have reached a fork in the road in regards to the direction the internet will go and we must do everything we can to make sure it continues down the path of being neutral open and free.

Palestinians Are Terrorists – Newt Gingrich

December 13, 2011 by  
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2012 Republican Presidential candidate said the Palestinians were ‘invented people’ and went further with outrageous terrorism statements. The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur on why statements like this hurt the peace process with Israel.

Greg Palast “I Do Investigative Reporting! I Don’t Think It’s Legal Under Patriot Act 4 In The U.S.”

November 15, 2011 by  
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