12/18/16

Honey Pot News

honey_potIt looks like the Democratic Liberal Propagandists have tried to use the old “Honey Pot Trick” with the public again. If something’s too good to be true,… then it probably is. As of Dec. 10 the CIA and FBI are not thinking alike! The Washington Post NOW says that the CIA and the FBI cannot agree on any hacking attempt by the Russians that posed a credible threat to the election results. The NSA says the information that the Washington Post received is not credible as well. The New York Times and Washington Post are liberal leverage tools that the Democratic Party and its allies use to manipulate mass information, that’s why the liberal machine, through Hillary Clinton’s speeches, created the “Fake News” flap just before puking up the real “Fake News” story about the Russian hacking incident that quoted “anonymous sources”. Seriously!! Anonymous sources are not actionable evidence, and NEVER have been. Their “anonymous sources” were never vetted, and cannot be verified by any other sources. “Pa-leaze”,… Are you fu-shizzlin’ me! They vomit up this lie because then they look or seem more credible in this, their own fake story. It’s more of the same Democratic tactics that people are now very familiar with! The liberal machine knows no other way to stop what has happened in our Great Nation! They publish information saying that reality is one way, as they lubricate the masses for the opposite story they try to pass-off as the truth. It’s the old 180 degree scam they have played for the last 25 years. Their reality is opposite of true reality, and they want us all to believe them. They are the “entitlement generation” where everyone must win a trinket, so they want Hillary Clinton to be the next president, even if it means throwing our Constitution out the damn window. I am convinced that they truly think they can continue to deceive the hard working class people in our country,… even after being exposed as fraudulent “Mass Media Propagandists”.  Their credibility is as low as whale crap. Even the POTUS Obama and his old lady Michelle are trying to play the “lost hope” card. They refuse to try to repair the mistrust they have caused and suffer still further alienation of the voters in the U.S., and their own political party. They are at an all-time low and are desperate to rise above it, even if it kills them!

I hope President Trump prosecutes the Clintons, and all those that have attempted to undermine our great nation through traitorous acts, lies, deception, embezzlement, monetary fraud, and more! I hope he throws out most of the ACA. I hope he Throws out ALL the executive orders that the Obama administration has enacted. Then I hope he uses our legislative branch of government to TRULY PASS constitutionally sound laws that will require all branches of our government in order to repeal them (as our forefathers wanted)! Then, finally, I hope he removes the power of the POTUS to sign executive orders and bypass our Legislative Branch of government. Our POTUS should not have the power of a dictator, and executive order powers give that to the POTUS. We need to eliminate that power for our own protection.

Having none else to blame after all the usual blame-targets have failed, here’s who former president Bill Clinton blamed for the Democratic Party loss: Wayne Allyn Root. Why? Because he wrote a best seller called “Angry White Male”. This book cemented the average white, working, middle class, taxpaying, family loving, freedom and liberty valued American together. It is obvious that Bill Clinton has dementia because that statement made the bond of our resolve even more solid! Here’s what Wayne Allyn Root had to say about Bill Clinton’s comment.

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07/24/16

4GW – Media Warfare (Propaganda)

4GW_5Disinformation, PSYOP’s, media manipulation, media blackouts, and censorship of news, are just a few of the 4th Generation Warfare tactics used by asymmetric actors and their agents to promulgate propaganda. In the U.S. the Hollywood elite use the movie, film, and TV industries to carry subliminal or obvious messages of their beliefs, philosophies, values, morals, and agenda to unsuspecting viewers. They try to sway public opinion about presidential candidates, congressional bills, public laws, international events, racial events, and other controversial subject matter.

Investigative journalist’s sometimes play the “unknowing functionary” to an organization because of the journalist’s lack of story validation through multiple witness corroboration, story disinformation, or simply need to get “the story”. As an example of disinformation I cite the Israeli and Palestinian conflicts that invariably contain fake footage (Pallywood) of children dying and suffering that later, after the story has broken with fake footage, the story is found to be propaganda. Then the news media is embarrassed by their mistake and very little effort if any is spent correcting their story. Public opinion has been swayed and the propaganda agents have succeeded. This is also an element of media manipulation.

Psychological Warfare is another tactic employed by 4GW agents. PSYOP teams are deployed mainly by the U.S., U.K., Germany, Russia, China, and North Korea but other minor players use this 4GW tactic as well. There are three subcategories of Psychological Warfare. They are White Propaganda, Gray Propaganda, and Black Propaganda and each of these has its advantages. In the Middle East the use of gray and black propaganda are favored because the war there encompasses oil rights, sovereign territories, and religious freedom elements. In the U.S. terrorist elements use gray propaganda because of the religious nature of their threat. As an example I will cite religious persecution by the Muslim terrorist groups in Turkey, Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Egypt to name a few. Black propaganda is used by agents that have complete media control and can fabricate any story they want like North Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. Since only sanctioned media is viewed by their target, they only have lies to form an opinion from. To counter this threat the U.S. has, since 1942, been broadcasting the Voice of America in communist, and other oppressed countries throughout the world.

Media manipulation is another form of media warfare employed greatly in the U.S. Sympathetic agents in the media industry allow nefarious use of PR, advertising, mass media marketing, propagandizing, hoaxing, and social activism within their media broadcasts, or in print. Instant social activism (hashtag activism) is carried out by agents and activists that use Twitter, Facebook, Instant Messaging, Snap Chat, and others to gather people together for rallies, protests, and other assemblies at a moment’s notice to disrupt legitimate events and organizational functions such as political rallies, fund raisers, and life changing events. I like to call it “Digital Activism”, and it legitimizes lawlessness. It usually is initiated by a paid activist that cannot be traced and uses false information about a volatile subject. As an example I cite the riots in Ferguson, MO and the “Black Lives Matter” movement. Propagandists have sealed the police officers fate and strengthened a movement of lies about all police actions against blacks (honestly, I think that ALL lives matter but the black lives matter group doesn’t agree with me).

Media blackouts are another tactic practiced by governments to filter messages sent to the people. I cite as an example, the Orlando terrorist attack. The FBI censored the 911 phone call that the terrorist made during his rampage. Because of public outcry they later uncensored it, but changed key words used by the terrorist in his verbal rant. They received more outcries but still refused to deliver the uncensored version. It was a good thing that a conservative media news outlet was able to produce the unedited version to compare the others to. As an excuse for the censorship the president stated “they’re just words”. Really, Mr. Obama, I guess “Emancipation Proclamation” is just a couple of words too? Anyway, media blackouts do happen, and with greater frequency than most people think in the U.S. The news outlets often cite “ethics” as the reason for it, but ethics are rarely displayed by them on anything else. As a consolation to all of this hidden agenda, conspiracy, and disinformation propaganda stuff I’ll leave you with the link to WikiLeaks. The information WikiLeaks has released about our shifty politicians and the government scams created by those same shifty politicians is eye-opening to say the least! From other governments to our own, WikiLeaks doesn’t discriminate. Right now they are targeting the DNC, and Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Again, as always I would like to thank the Wikipedia folks. They make researching easy for people like me.

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07/18/15

Neighborhood Diversity or Forced Freeloading

diversity2THIS IS A RE-POST BECAUSE THE OLD ONE WAS REMOVED BY THE GOVERNMENT AFTER THE FERGUSON, MO RIOTS (don’t say you didn’t do it “uncle sam”, I know you did) SO HERE IT IS AGAIN: Today let’s talk about community and neighborhood diversity. The community, or town that I live in is not a “high income family” community, but does have some upper income families that are doctors, lawyers, judges, entrepreneur’s, and the like. Those families live in high-end or “gated” neighborhoods in our town. Their homes are expensive; too expensive for my modest income. I don’t live in their neighborhoods because I simply cannot afford to. I live in a neighborhood that is diverse in regards to race, ethnicity, and lifestyle. We all work hard for a living, and appreciate what we work for.

As with any controversial idea Obama has, he must use Executive Authority to make it happen. This is because if taken to vote in a proposed bill it would fail the vote. Our socialist POTUS Obama seems to think that if he gives his low-income, and minority brothers and sisters a tax and income incentive in the name of diversity they will be able to move into these high-end neighborhoods. He might even think that they would be able to move into a middle-class neighborhood like the one I live in.

As with ALL of Obama’s ideas this one is also manifested out of ignorance. This is because he has never had to truly live, or work in the “real world”, and make a real living. There are economic factors, social factors, and infrastructural factors to consider here. A person can be move from the ghetto to a nice neighborhood but that doesn’t mean they can afford to stay there. If they are already living in subsidized housing, then how can they possibly afford to live in higher-cost housing? This simply doesn’t make any sense.

First let’s discuss the economic factors. If the government gave me a subsidy to live in a high-end neighborhood I still would not be able to afford the taxes, maintenance, the upkeep of the property, or the neighborhood association fees that the neighborhood has.

Second let’s discuss the social factors. Let’s say the government gives me a tax break for the property, pays my association fees, and even pays my maintenance costs in part. This would absolutely create an atmosphere of animosity from those that are not a minority or low-income because they must pay the full cost of living in the neighborhood. Wars have been fought over less trivial matters.

Third let’s talk about the infrastructure. If some are getting a tax incentive to live there then who is paying for the roads, bridges, schools, ambulance services, and law enforcement? Eventually these things will suffer in large part because the revenue needed to support them would not be there. If we think that the federal or state governments are going to support the diversification effort that much we must be stoned. That would cost multiple trillions of dollars. It’s not going to happen. This only leaves; again, those that get no subsidy, those that pay the full cost of living in the higher-cost neighborhood. They must take on the burden of infrastructural upkeep. This again makes for unhappy neighbors. Nobody likes a freeloader.

The ignorant POTUS never thinks anything through thoroughly. He hears a really cool socialist idea, and immediately thinks it will work. Nothing he has ever done while in any office of government has EVER worked! What a crappy track record! I’m so glad he’s on his way out of the white house door! He is, by far the absolute worst POTUS we have EVER had!

Have a nice day.

 

04/24/15

Police Tyranny

Body-CamerasIn the City of St. Louis, MO I have started noticing people stopping and observing the police when a “law enforcement event” is taking place in public such as police questioning an individual or group of individuals, or even giving a traffic citation. This is happening because the police are not trust-worthy anymore. They have too many incidents of brutality and harassment that are on camera against them. They can’t seem to shake this animosity towards them. Making the situation still worse is the fact that the police now monitor, at will, the general population using various public, private and government security video cameras in St. Louis. The police know where all the cameras are because they are the monitoring authority. They are careful not to get out of line when on camera, but who knows what they do when not on camera? Even if they are not doing anything wrong, the impression they leave is that they are.

According to the Police Officer’s Union the police seem to think that their personal privacy is being cast into jeopardy if they are required to wear “body cameras” while on the job. It’s alright for them to monitor our public life and license plates at will, but when we, the public, want the same courtesy they cry foul!

I think that, as trusted public servants and law enforcement officers, they should be required to wear body cameras at all times where close public interaction is possible. This Police Officer’s Union excuse of “personal privacy” is BS and they know it. They just want to be able to play their same old tricks and games and get away with it. A leopard can’t change its spots. A few corrupt and intimidating police officers have caused this schism between the public and the police to open up. Their union covers for them and causes the schism to get wider.

It’s time for complete transparency by our law enforcement authorities. If transparency does not happen then the flame of anti-police violence will be stoked until it’s an inferno requiring extraordinary methods to put it out.

 

03/13/15

Pandora’s Emails

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Why is it OK for elected Democrats, or liberals or those appointed by them to consistently violate the law to suit their agenda? At the same time they pass laws that are not even read, or reviewed in public because they don’t want the public to actually know what’s in them. They also bully those under them to follow and adhere to the laws they subversively pass while they publicly violate that same law with impunity.

Hillary Clinton is a perfect example of this tyranny. Bill Clinton, as POTUS, passed a law in 1995 that states with words to the effect that all government business is to be communicated using government communications only, and not personal emails, etc. The penalty for breaking the law is 3 years in prison, and being barred from serving in government office. While Hillary was Secretary of State she personally sent out memorandums regarding email communications and safeguarding sensitive information by telling her subordinates to use only government servers to communicate sensitive and classified information. This memorandum was sent out because the NSA had determined that China was “hacking” public citizen’s email accounts. In effect, she made sure she could read all their communications but at the same time she compromised national security data and she denied the public and her superior’s access to her official data! She has committed treason (knowingly or unknowingly) by her actions. According to the law concerning safeguarding sensitive information Hillary Clinton broke the law by having her own private email exchange server, and was using it for ALL of the sensitive and classified information that she had officially communicated during her tenure as Secretary of State. So when we needed all the Benghazi details she only gave the investigators what she wanted to give them, and held back what might incriminate her. There are large gaps in the dates of the emails she has surrendered to the requesting government authorities. Dates that include the Benghazi debacle.

What she and other liberals are doing is refusing to follow the law so they can “backdoor” the public, and skirt their accountability. It needs to stop, and by force if necessary. All the laws put into place by Executive Order under Bush and Obama must be rescinded. The Patriot Act must expire.

Our country is a Representative Republic. We have a Legislative, Judiciary, and Executive branch separation for a reason. Checks and balances on government prevent loss of power by the people and “absolute control” by a few. Our “liberal needy” citizens get all kinds of free money, phones, houses, cars, and even tax refunds when they don’t even work so they will follow the “Pied Piper” of socialism to infinity.

For a few trinkets the Native Americans gave away everything until they realized, too late, the real cost of those few trinkets. Then the Native Americans had to be eliminated because of their untimely opposition to the “New Way”.

I wake up every morning and love to “smell the coffee” of enlightenment. Please join me.

 

06/3/14

Dealing With The Devil

obama-angry     Bergdahl was a deserter, and enemy sympathizer. He walked away from his post with complete knowledge of the consequences that could befall him. He badmouthed the United States, and the American people in writing on more than one occasion. He was a Taliban sympathizer. Five brave men lost their lives trying to rescue this pile of dung.

Our federal government and the presidential advisors knew all of this and informed the president before they bypassed congress and violated the law. For our president to unlawfully surrender 5 of the most villainous terrorists at GITMO to the Afghan Taliban via Qatar for someone such as Bergdahl without congressional approval or notification is without precedent. The president is a traitor, and anyone with half a brain can see it from his many “dictator-type” acts since becoming our president.

For our Judicial and Legislative branches of government to turn a blind eye to his repeated treasonous acts is also without precedent. They should have impeached and tried him for treason three years ago. He must be held completely accountable for his actions as the Commander and Chief. He must be removed from the Office of President of the United States immediately. The terrorist acts that will be committed by these “Fanatical Five” he traded will be on Obama’s head and the Democratic Party. The Democratic Party members in the House and Senate are all terrorist sympathizers and should all be thoroughly investigated by the FBI. These are the many travesties Obama has committed.

In one year these 5 very dangerous terrorists will be free from Qatar to mount further attacks on our servicemen and women.  Obama and the party he leads are all traitors by their repeated actions. This man is destroying our great nation and few can see it. It is his plan to destroy us. Can we not get past our egotistical pride and prejudice, and see it? We are so foolish trusting this traitor and his party of traitorous loyalists. Any military veteran can see that he did this horrid trade to take the heat off the VA scandal. I say we use both scandals and oust all the Democrats and liberals from our government. Prosecute them for war crimes, and then imprison them all. We’ve had enough liberalism in our government. It’s time we surgically remove this cancer from our government, and nation.

Obama wants to start a civil war within our country and is methodically causing this to happen state by state, and county by county. He has a standing army of heavily armed law enforcement, and all the security agencies in our country helping him make it happen. His evil eyes and ears are on everything we citizens do thanks to the power of “Executive Order”, and our technologically superior “national security machine”. He is the 21st century Hitler as any reasonable person can plainly see. My question is why does this evil man hate us so much? What is his ultimate agenda? I think he is a race baiter, and race hater. He longs for a race and class division in our nation at any cost. He is truly an evil man. He deals with the devil because they are one-in-the-same. He is the devil.

05/31/14

Dignified Veteran Care

veterans1Since immediately after the United States Civil War the healthcare for military veterans was established. It started by administering to the medical needs of all military veterans in “veterans homes” throughout the country. It carried through until after WWI. In 1930 the Veterans Administration was founded to consolidate and care for the medical, pension, and various rehabilitation project benefits that our veterans were guaranteed by congress. Near the end of WWII the veteran population from WWII was 14,000,000 and the aging WWI veteran population was 4,000,000. This is when the first bottlenecks in medical care for our veterans were noticed. In response President Roosevelt, and later President Truman decentralized the VA hospitals and care facilities from 54 hospitals to 171 and over 700 outpatient facilities throughout the country.

The Department of Veterans Affairs was established by President Reagan in 1988 because the veteran population was approximately one third of the U.S. population and needed an administrator who had direct access to the President. In 1995 President Clinton initiated reforms to the Department of Veterans Affairs. In this major reform period from mid-1995 until 2000, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) implemented universal primary care. They closed 55% of their acute care hospital beds, but increased patients treated by 24%. They had a 48% increase in ambulatory care visits, and they decreased staffing by 12%. Of serious concern the VHA had 10,000 fewer employees in 2000 than in 1995, but yet they had a 104% increase in patients treated since 1995. Somehow they managed to maintain the same cost per patient-day, while all other facilities’ costs had risen over 30% to 40% during the same period. It seems saving money was the goal, and not helping our veterans. But that is to be expected from a draft-dodger president, right.

The VA and VHA were left to decay from within after President Clinton’s devastating reforms. From 2000 until the present 2014 the VHA has become greatly burdened by bottlenecks, inadequate care, and even libelous care where patients have died or contracted HIV, hepatitis “C”, or worse. Even more alarming is the fraudulent act of hiding data and findings needed to assess the efficiency of the VHA. The director of the VA (a 4 star retired Army General and Vietnam vet) has now resigned, and stories are breaking about outlandish office furniture purchases amounting to a half billion dollars and more. It seems like the VA is a “good ole boys” group staffed by those never knowing the military life personally.

I’m a Desert Storm war veteran, and served my country on active duty for 20 years until 1998. I’ve seen veterans coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan with PTSD, brain injuries, amputations, and a host of emotional and mental disorders. Not one of them ever said to me that the VA/VHA treated them well. In fact, they all stated that the VA/VHA treated them indifferently and did not have time to see them. They told me the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) was all about giving them prescriptions. Prescriptions like anti-anxiety, anti-depression, anti-sleep deprivation, and narcotic pain medications. True physical, and mental  rehabilitation not requiring drugs was seldom noted. As a result I have witnessed the aftermath of their reform policies. Some committed suicides, and others became alcoholic or opiate addicted. It seems their objective is to get the veteran out of their office as soon as possible with drugs that keep the veteran numb. What the VHA is doing is a travesty. It is undignified, disrespectful and dishonorable to our veterans, especially our war veterans. The VHA hides their practices by “cooking the books”, and explaining away their “standard operating procedures” as part of the “new reform” rules.

The VA needs serious, quality direction at the top and throughout their sub-level administrations. They should be staffed by ex-military and military family members that know the military life from a personal point of view. The VHA needs an antiseptic enema in the worst possible way. Care of our veteran population starts with the care-giver. I watched a friend of mine dying in a VA hospital bed at John Cochran VA Hospital in St. Louis, MO get treated by the nurse as though it was a major burden to stop talking to her boy-friend in the hall and aid my friend. When she finally did help him with his catheter she left his robe up for all to see his manhood and left his door wide open allowing passersby to see his personal business. She should have been fired but she probably got a “Clinton Reform” bonus. His bathroom was filthy, and the staff were all half-assed jokers, laughing with each other and carrying on. It was sickening to see my friend dying like that. It was “undignified, disrespectful and dishonorable” to my friend. I desperately want to see positive change in the care and facilities that care for our “vet’s”. I want to see most of the VA, and VHA liberal administration fired because most of them never spent a day in the military and have no clue about true honor and respect. This kind of serious change begins with us “veteran-voters”. Our vote counts because we exceed over 44% of our population. Get out and vote. Show them we mean business!

05/10/14

DOJ Asset Forfeiture Program (AFP)

I’ve been reading a lot about citizen’s property and asset seizures by the Federal Government. It doesn’t seem right that they can do that, and I thought that a little research was in order here. Okay folks, this a long post so get some coffee and a doughnut.

Much of this warrantless seizure stuff has materialized because of organized crime in the U.S. This is not a recent phenomenon either. It started with the “Tariff Act of 1930” because of organized crime activity then. Organized crime in the U.S. has grown exponentially since then. Recent legislation recognizes, and addresses the global ramifications of organized crime worldwide. Organized crime on the national scale has proliferated into international “Global Organized Crime and Terrorism”. The driving goal is the overwhelming desire to acquire money, and power. The criminals will stop at nothing to achieve their goals and the United States implemented methods to address and combat the vast power criminals have. One of the most damaging tactics applied to this end is “Asset Forfeiture”. First let’s review what types of federal forfeitures can legally take place.


Types Of Federal Forfeiture

Criminal forfeiture is an action brought as a part of the criminal prosecution of a defendant. It is an in person am (against the person) action and requires that the government indict (charge) the property used or derived from the crime along with the defendant. If the jury finds the property forfeitable, the court issues an order of forfeiture. For forfeitures pursuant to the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO), as well as money laundering and obscenity statutes, there is an ancillary hearing for third parties to assert their interest in the property. Once the interests of third parties are addressed, the court issues a final forfeiture order.

Civil judicial forfeiture is an in rem (against the property) action brought in court against the property. The property is the defendant and no criminal charge against the owner is necessary.

Administrative forfeiture is an in rem action that permits the federal seizing agency to forfeit the property without judicial involvement. The authority for a seizing agency to start an administrative forfeiture action is found in the Tariff Act of 1930, 19 U.S.C. § 1607 (Selected statutes on the DOJ Portal).  Property that can be administratively forfeited is: merchandise the importation of which is prohibited; a conveyance used to import, transport, or store a controlled substance; a monetary instrument; or other property that does not exceed $500,000 in value. Source: A Guide to Equitable Sharing of Federally Forfeited Property for State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, U.S. Department of Justice, March 1994.

The Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984 established the Department of Justice Assets Forfeiture Fund to receive the proceeds of forfeiture and to pay the costs associated with such forfeitures, including the costs of managing and disposing of property, satisfying valid liens, mortgages, and other innocent owner claims, and costs associated with accomplishing the legal forfeiture of the property.

The Attorney General is authorized to use the Assets Forfeiture Fund to pay any necessary expenses associated with forfeiture operations such as property seizure, detention, management, forfeiture, and disposal. The Fund may also be used to finance certain general investigative expenses. These authorized uses are enumerated in 28 U.S.C. §524(c).**

Please see the Civil Asset Forfeiture Act of 2000 for a more detailed description of recent asset forfeiture legislation.


Although this seems like legitimate legislative recourse for our government in order to accomplish the goal of protecting American citizens, and compensating victims of crimes. The pesky thought that this is a huge amount of money that goes back into the operational budget of the program weighs heavy on my mind. The operational budget comes before the victims. In fact the Bureau of Prisons receives a portion as well, and their not on the list of entities that receive money from the fund?! So according to their fiscal report and financial statement for 2013 even whistleblowers get compensated before the victims do.

Let me get this right. The perpetrators and whistleblowers get compensated from the seized assets before the victims do. Sounds to me like the racketeer fighters have turned into the racketeers. They, in effect, have built a thriving business of seizing assets from others. But don’t believe me, read the reports and see for yourself in their Annual Financial Statements. Below are the official “Asset Forfeiture Program” and the “National Asset Forfeiture Strategic Plan” the DOJ is currently working under. Take note of the “Fiduciary Oversight” of the program. The fund no longer is required to compensate victims according to the oversight statement. Now it is purely a revenue generator for the twelve entities it collaborates with that benefit from the funds. A total of $40 billion dollars in assets have been seized since 2000. It’s no wonder our local police forces are likened to a standing army of law enforcement, or a “Police State” if you will. Here is a graph illustrating the general assets year-by-year from 2000-2013, and who the AG was at the time. The Assistant AG (Alice S. Fisher) stated that $700 million was returned to the victims of crimes involving forfeitures in 2007. That’s not what the financial statement reports. This program reeks of abuse by the DOJ, and the current administration, and their own reports counter what the Assistant AG states. She also states that “the program has forfeited over 2 billion in the past two years”. Try over 13 billion! These facts are there for anyone to look at. There is a saying that “Where there is smoke, there is fire.” It could also be said that where there are lies, there is abuse.” I’m feeling abused about this program.


From the Assistant Attorney General

“Taking the Profit out of Crime” is the theme of the National Asset Forfeiture Strategic Plan (2008–2012). Tremendous sums of monies are generated from illegal activity every year, and asset forfeiture has become a vital weapon in the United States’ anti-crime arsenal to strip criminals of their illicit wealth. The formulation of this national strategy is the first time that a comprehensive plan has been drafted to enhance and coordinate the use of this critical law enforcement tool. The Department of Justice is fully committed to using the asset forfeiture statutes to the fullest extent possible to investigate, identify, seize, and forfeit the assets of criminals and their organizations. Today, there is legal authority to forfeit the proceeds of virtually all serious offenses including terrorism, drug trafficking, organized crime, child pornography, alien smuggling, human trafficking, white collar crime, and money laundering. The National Asset Forfeiture Strategic Plan seeks to develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure that asset forfeiture is an integral part of every investigation and prosecution. he Asset Forfeiture Program has forfeited more than $2 billion during the past two years—and is in the process of returning nearly $700 million to victims of crime in FY 2007 alone. This is an important part of the Department’s Asset Forfeiture Program and one that cannot be underscored enough for victims of financial crime. This Strategic Plan seeks to highlight and expand the millions of dollars that are recovered and returned to victims of financial crimes every year through asset forfeiture. The Asset Forfeiture Program is a top priority for both the Criminal Division and the Department of Justice. The Program and the National Asset Forfeiture Strategic Plan have my strong personal support. Taking the profit out of crime is important to the American public, to our international community faced with the globalization of transnational crime, and to our national security.”

Alice S. Fisher
Assistant Attorney General
Criminal Division


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Asset Forfeiture Program (AFP)

The Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture Program encompasses the seizure and forfeiture of assets that represent the proceeds of, or were used to facilitate federal crimes. The primary mission of the Program is to employ asset forfeiture powers in a manner that enhances public safety and security. This is accomplished by removing the proceeds of crime and other assets relied upon by criminals and their associates to perpetuate their criminal activity against our society. Asset forfeiture has the power to disrupt or dismantle criminal organizations that would continue to function if we only convicted and incarcerated specific individuals. The Asset Forfeiture Program (the Program) is a nationwide law enforcement initiative that removes the tools of crime from criminal organizations, deprives wrongdoers of the proceeds of their crimes, recovers property that may be used to compensate victims, and deters crime. As the Program has grown and matured, asset forfeiture has been used to attack the financial infrastructure of criminal enterprises, return funds to victims of large-scale fraud, and share forfeited property with state and local law enforcement agencies. Under the leadership of Chief Richard Weber, the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section (AFMLS) initiated a strategic planning process to carefully look at the  Program Representatives from the asset forfeiture community worked together to develop this National Asset Forfeiture Strategic Plan (hereafter, the Plan). The Plan is the first-of-its-kind for the Program and is designed to:

  • provide a strategic framework to enhance the capability, reach, and effectiveness of the Program;
  • provide direction to the asset forfeiture community to ensure that the Program’s mission is carried out effectively and efficiently;
  • enable Program participants to manage and expand this important and vital law enforcement tool;
  • ensure maximum participation by all Program participants and determine appropriate areas of growth;
  • and advocate for the resources needed to support and grow the Program.

National Asset Forfeiture Strategic Plan (The Plan)

Mission Statement: To use asset forfeiture consistently and strategically to disrupt and dismantle criminal enterprises, deprive wrongdoers of the fruits and instrumentalities of criminal activity, deter crime, and restore property to crime victims while protecting individual rights.

Vision Statement: To ensure that crime does not pay, the Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture Program will lead law enforcement to make the tracing and recovery of assets an integral part of every prosecution for the benefit of the American people.

The Program is comprised of the following 12 components:

United States Department of Justice:
•  Criminal Division, Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section
•  Justice Management Division, Asset Forfeiture Management Staff
•  Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
•  Drug Enforcement Administration
•  Executive Office for United States Attorneys
•  Federal Bureau of Investigation
•  United States Marshals Service
United States Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General
United States Department of Defense, Criminal Investigative Service
United States Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security
United States Food and Drug Administration, Office of Criminal Investigations
United States Postal Inspection Service

The program participants represent agencies within and outside the Department of Justice. Each participant plays an important role in the Program. A brief description of each participant’s duties and responsibilities follows.

Asset Forfeiture Management Staff

The Asset Forfeiture Management Staff is responsible for the administrative management functions of the Asset Forfeiture Program. These functions consist of management of the Assets Forfeiture Fund (the Fund); management of both internal and external budget processes regarding the Fund; managing the investment of seized and forfeited funds; management and operation of the Consolidated Asset Tracking System (CATS); administration and oversight of asset forfeiture program-wide contracts; review, audit, and evaluation of asset forfeiture program activities; identification of program weaknesses and development, monitoring, and review of appropriate internal controls; and analysis of legislative, policy, and regulatory proposals that may affect the financial integrity of the Asset Forfeiture Program.

Assets Forfeiture Fund

The Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984 established the Fund to receive the proceeds of forfeiture and to pay the costs associated with such forfeitures. The Attorney General is authorized to use the Fund to pay any necessary expenses associated with forfeiture operations, such as property seizure, detention, management, forfeiture, and disposal.

Fiduciary Oversight

The Fund receives most of its revenue from the forfeiture of cash and other monetary assets and from the sale of forfeited property. The Fund’s first priority is to cover the operating expenses of the Asset Forfeiture Program. After it is determined that there will be sufficient receipts, allocations may be made for investigative expenses, such as awards for information, evidence, and equipping of conveyances, and discretionary expenses, such as storage, protection, and destruction of controlled substances.

Consolidated Asset Tracking System

CATS is a database that tracks assets seized by federal law enforcement agencies throughout the forfeiture life-cycle. Information about the seizure, custody, notification, forfeiture, claims, petitions, equitable sharing, official use, and disposal of assets is entered in CATS. For more information, visit http://www.justice.gov/jmd/foia/jmdcats.htm

Contracting Vehicles

The Asset Forfeiture Management Staff provides assistance with the establishment and application of contracting vehicles for use by agencies and offices within the Asset Forfeiture Program. The primary purposes of these contracts are to support law enforcement forfeiture-related investigative activities, provide ongoing, administrative support services involving document analysis and review, technical legal support, data entry and clerical support, and support to CATS through the acquisition of various types of support services.

For more information on the Asset Forfeiture Management Staff, visit http://www.justice.gov/jmd/afp/.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) moved from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to the U.S. Department of Justice in January 2003. ATF enforces the federal laws and regulations related to alcohol, tobacco, firearms, explosives, and arson by working directly and in cooperation with other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. ATF has the authority to seize and forfeit firearms, ammunition, explosives, alcohol, tobacco, currency, conveyances, and certain real property involved in the violation of federal law. For more information on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, visit https://www.atf.gov/

Drug Enforcement Administration

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is responsible for implementing major investigative strategies against drug networks and cartels. DEA’s Asset Forfeiture Program is comprised of the following three sections:

Asset Forfeiture Section

The Asset Forfeiture Section is responsible for establishing, articulating, and implementing the policies related to the seizure and forfeiture of drug-related assets. The Asset Forfeiture Section’s primary responsibilities include processing and forfeiting seized assets; interpreting Department of Justice policies and guidelines; providing guidance on asset forfeiture issues to the field; providing asset forfeiture training; processing equitable sharing requests; processing award payments to informants; and administering monies from the Assets Forfeiture Fund to support the State and Local Overtime Program and the Marijuana Eradication Program.

Forfeiture Counsel Section

The Forfeiture Counsel Section is responsible for providing legal advice and assistance to field offices, coordinating pre-seizure planning and investigations, and preparing all legal documents related to the processing of DEA asset forfeiture cases. Attorneys in the Forfeiture Counsel Section also handle the execution of administrative declarations of forfeiture for property valued up to $100,000, international forfeiture issues, equitable sharing issues, petitions for remission, litigation support, Congressional inquiries, international and domestic asset forfeiture training. In addition, the Forfeiture Counsel Section represents the DEA in confidential informant litigation.

Office of Financial Operations

The mission of the Office of Financial Operations is to provide the expertise and investigative techniques needed to identify, document, and prosecute drug money laundering organizations. The Office of Financial Operations augments DEA’s domestic and foreign investigations by providing guidance, assistance, and coordination for the implementation of specialized money laundering groups in domestic field divisions; providing oversight, coordination and support of proactive money laundering operations; and providing specialized money laundering financial investigations training. The Office of Financial Operations also represents DEA’s interests regarding money laundering and financial investigations with federal, state, local, and international counterparts, and the financial services industries.

For more information on the Drug Enforcement Administration, visit http://www.justice.gov/dea/ops/af.shtml.

Executive Office for United States Attorneys

The U.S. Attorneys, under the direction of the Attorney General, serve as the nation’s principal litigators and are responsible for investigating and prosecuting those who violate our nation’s laws; for asserting and defending the interests of the United States, its departments, and agencies through the conduct of civil litigation; and for representing the United States in its appellate courts. There are 93 U.S. Attorneys located throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands. Each U.S. Attorney serves as the chief federal law enforcement officer within his or her judicial district. The U.S. Attorneys’ Offices are responsible for the prosecution of both criminal and civil actions against property used or acquired during illegal activity. Since the enactment of asset forfeiture legislation, the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices have used both criminal and civil asset forfeiture laws to strip away property derived from criminal activity, such as narcotics violations, money laundering, racketeering and fraud, as well as property used to facilitate the commission of certain crimes. For more information on the United States Attorneys’ Offices, visit www.usdoj.gov/usao.

Federal Bureau of Investigation

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is responsible for investigating a broad range of criminal violations including white collar crime, organized crime, and terrorism. FBI’s Asset Forfeiture Program is comprised of the following three units:

Economic Crimes Unit II

The mission of the Economic Crimes Unit II is to promote the strategic use of asset forfeiture and to ensure that field offices employ the money laundering violation in all appropriate investigations. The Unit oversees all bankruptcy fraud matters, as well as the Financial Institution Fraud Program which investigates mortgage fraud, check fraud, credit card fraud, and e-banking.

Forfeiture and Seized Property Unit

The mission of the Forfeiture and Seized Property Unit is to provide administrative support in the areas of budgeting, processing seized assets for forfeiture, reporting on administrative matters, and providing oversight to paralegals and contract personnel in the field.

Legal Forfeiture Unit

The mission of the Legal Forfeiture Unit is to provide legal forfeiture guidance and training to FBI Headquarter Divisions, the Department of Justice, and FBI field offices, so that those entities can successfully utilize the forfeiture sanction to remove the profit from crime, dismantle existing and emerging organized criminal enterprises and terrorist organizations, and disrupt those activities which threaten the physical or economic security of the United States and its allies.

For more information on the Federal Bureau of Investigation, visit http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/white_collar/asset-forfeiture.

United States Marshals Service

In 1984, the United States Marshals Service was given responsibility for the custody, management, and disposition of all assets seized for forfeiture by federal law enforcement agencies participating in the

“Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture Program”. The Marshals Service aids the investigative agencies and their respective U.S. Attorneys’ Offices in making informed decisions about what will be seized. With a cadre of experts available to provide analytical tools and services to assist in the valuation of targeted assets, the Marshals Service ensures that the property targeted for forfeiture has significant equity to cover the costs of storing and maintaining the asset during the litigation period. The Marshals Service disposes of forfeited assets in the form of sales (e.g., Internet, auction, and consignment), destruction, donations, and other methods including returns and retention for official use. The methods used to dispose of forfeited assets are tailored to the specified type and intrinsic value of the property being sold. Auction sales are normally used for volume sales, such as vehicles. Direct sales, brokered sales, and the acceptance of unsolicited offers are also utilized. The Marshals Service also executes approved equitable sharing to state and local law enforcement agencies that participated in the underlying investigation. Since the inception of the Assets Forfeiture Fund, over $4 billion has been shared with state and local law enforcement agencies and foreign governments. For more information on the Marshals Service, visit www.usdoj.gov/marshals/assets.

United States Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General

The Office of Inspector General works closely with U.S. Attorneys’ Offices as well as federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to investigate fraud and criminal activity that affect programs run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. These programs encompass a broad spectrum of areas including consumer protection, nutrition, animal and plant health, agricultural production, agricultural product inspection and marketing, rural development, research, conservation, and forestry. The Office of Inspector General uses asset forfeiture to conduct investigations and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse in the programs and operations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Criminal investigators and auditors in the Office of Inspector General have specialized knowledge about complex agriculture programs, requirements, and vulnerabilities. This expertise is critical for resolving criminal allegations, preventing and deterring future instances of illegal or fraudulent acts of misconduct, and promoting the effectiveness and integrity of the hundreds of programs administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. For more information on the Office of Inspector General, visit www.usda.gov/oig.

United States Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security

The Bureau of Diplomatic Security is a unique organization that plays an essential role within the U.S. Department of State. The Bureau’s personnel—who include special agents, engineers, diplomatic couriers, civil service specialists, and contractors—work together as a team to ensure that the State

Department can carry out its foreign policy missions safely and securely. Diplomatic Security has a broad scope of global responsibilities, with protection of people, information, and property as its top priority. Diplomatic Security conducts criminal investigations into violations of passport and visa fraud. These federal felonies are often committed in connection with more serious crimes, such as international terrorism, narcotics trafficking, organized crime, alien smuggling, money laundering, pedophilia, and murder. Diplomatic Security provides support, policy guidance, and oversight of all investigative activity related to passport and visa fraud, as well as coordinating investigative assistance with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. Diplomatic Security became a member of the Fund in October 2004. Despite its recent acceptance into the Fund, Diplomatic Security’s Asset Forfeiture Program has experienced significant growth. The Asset Forfeiture Program is responsible for continually developing, modifying, and providing an aggressive forfeiture-related training program to Diplomatic Security employees and directly supporting major field office and foreign embassy visa, passport, and/or document-related forfeiture investigations. For more information on the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, visit www.state.gov/m/ds.

United States Food and Drug Administration, Office of Criminal Investigations

The United States Food and Drug Administration is the nation’s oldest consumer protection agency. The agency regulates over $1 trillion of consumer products and is responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. The agency is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to increase innovations that make medicines and foods effective, safe, and affordable. The Office of Criminal Investigations was created in 1992 to investigate major violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the Federal Anti-Tampering Act, and other related laws designed to protect the nation’s highly regulated system for approving and distributing prescription drugs, medical devices, and foods. The Office of Criminal Investigations is responsible for enforcing federal criminal laws involving the sale, distribution, or importation of adulterated and misbranded drugs, unapproved drugs, and the sale or the illegal dispensing of prescription drugs. Many cases are the result of joint enforcement efforts among federal and state agencies, and asset forfeiture is used in all investigations where it is available under the law.

For more information on the Office of Criminal Investigations, visit www.fda.gov.

United States Postal Inspection Service

The United States Postal Inspection Service is one of our country’s oldest federal law enforcement agencies. Founded by Benjamin Franklin, the Postal Inspection Service has a long, proud, and successful history of fighting criminals who attack and misuse our nation’s postal system to defraud, endanger, or otherwise threaten the American public. Postal Inspectors are federal law enforcement officers who carry firearms, make arrests, execute federal search warrants, and serve subpoenas. Inspectors work closely with U.S. Attorneys, other law enforcement agencies, and local prosecutors to investigate postal cases and prepare them for court. Postal Inspectors enforce roughly 200 federal laws covering investigations of crimes that adversely affect the postal system including mail fraud, money laundering, and drug trafficking. For more information on the Postal Inspection Service, visit www.postalinspectors.uspis.gov.

United States Department of Defense, Criminal Investigative Service

The Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS) is the criminal investigative arm of the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Inspector General. DCIS is responsible for protecting America’s warfighters by conducting investigations in support of crucial national defense priorities. These investigations include terrorism, protection of Defense technology, substandard or defective products destined for the use of our warfighters, cybercrimes and computer intrusions, major thefts, and major procurement fraud including bribery, public corruption, money laundering, and kickbacks. Our vision is to remain a versatile, responsive, and respected premier federal law enforcement agency demonstrating excellence in all aspects of our operations. DCIS has statutory law enforcement authority based on Title 10 United States Code 1585 (a); consequently, every agent is designated by law as a federal law enforcement officer. DCIS has 6 field offices and 40 subordinate offices that employ approximately 325 agents in the United States and overseas, including Kuwait and Iraq. Additionally, in July 2007, the DoD Office of the Inspector General opened a field office in Afghanistan. For more information on the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, visit http://www.dodig.mil/INV_DCIS/index.cfm.

The Treasury Forfeiture Program

The Treasury Forfeiture Fund (TFF) was established in 1992 as the successor to what was then the Customs Forfeiture Fund (See 31 U.S.C. § 9703). The TFF is administered by the Treasury Executive Office for Asset Forfeiture (TEOAF) and is the receipt account for the deposit of non-tax forfeitures made by the following member agencies:

  • United States Department of the Treasury
  • Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation
  • United States Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • U.S. Secret Service
  • U.S. Coast Guard

The creation of the TFF brought together all then-Treasury law enforcement agencies. Although some bureaus were subsequently transferred to the Department of Homeland Security by the Homeland Security Act of 2002, they remain participants of the TFF. For more information on The Treasury Forfeiture Program, visit http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/terrorist-illicit-finance/Pages/Asset-Forfeiture.aspx.

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This asset seizure program should:

  • Have an injunction placed on it until an equitable method of compensating the victims of the crimes committed can be instituted.
  • Have no more than 25% of the fund used for operating expenses.
  • Allow local, regional, state, and federal law enforcement entities to receive no more than 10% of the total revenue of the fund.
  • Use the remaining 65% of the fund to compensate victims of the crimes leading to asset seizures.

After reviewing the “DOJ’s” financial statements it is my opinion that the fund and the plan are being used as a method to make law enforcement bigger. It promotes the twelve entities involved in sharing large amounts of money from the fund. This allows them to reconcile to themselves the sidestepping of the law and questionable seizures of property and assets from innocent citizens. Doing so enhances the amount each entity receives from the fund. Because of the vast amounts of money involved in this program, and the tangible interests of our American Citizens at stake, the GAO”, and a Congressional Oversight Committee should manage the “Asset Forfeiture Program” closely. I will also say that from 2008 to the present the AFP’s assets have increased nearly five-fold. I don’t know if this is because the economy is poor and organized crime is festering more, or if the current administration and AG have something more to do with it. The current president did say he wanted our law enforcement to be at least as large as our military. Maybe he has found a way to do it without the general populous realizing it. Just a thought.

** Sourced from U.S. Attorney General Website and is available under the FOIA.

05/4/14

Main Stream Media Madness

The immense media machine we lovingly call the “Mainstream Media” have worn out their welcome, proven their selves irrelevant, and they desperately seek validity from the free populous who’ve been burned in the furnace of impossible promise. Those brainwashed by the media’s biased reporting and left-leaning agenda are dumbfounded at the state of the Union, and the astounding failures of the once idolized king (president). Was this not the “precious one”? Did he not have the backing of the entire media empire CBS, ABC, NBC, PBS, and the CW? Did not even the Latin broadcasting networks Univision and Telemundo idolize him as well? Even movies prompted people to think this follower was a magnanimous leader through shows depicting a new utopian society where his socialist agenda would be the saving force the United States of America needed. No, none of this really happened. Sunshine didn’t start flying out of peoples back-sides.

The wealth redistribution plan he devised using the Affordable Care Act as a vehicle is in the ICU, and the prognosis is grim. Yet the mainstream media would have us believe that it’s the best thing since bottled beer, and sliced bread. The bailout plan only made the richest fortune 500 companies even richer. These same companies failed to hire new employees as per their agreement and thereby lied to the American People. This fact was not deemed news-worthy by the left leaning media moguls. The Ford Motor Company was the only American Auto Manufacturer not accepting the government loan and they continue to out-perform their other American competitors. The media didn’t want to cover much of that story either. Natural resources such as coal, crude oil, natural gas, and mining have all had massive laws enforced by the EPA curtailing their every effort to bring us out of the energy slump. This was bolstered by the mainstream media, and continues to be as demonstrated by the Keystone XL debauch. The media transformed the thinking of our youth through the incessant bombarding of the educational system with socialist ideas, the idea that everyone is a winner, and everyone should be the CEO. Everyone gets a trophy no matter how insignificant their contribution to the goal. I could go on, and on about the deceptions and lies they pervade in order to dupe the public trust. This is all for the liberal, socialistic cause.

The fact is that they have to use these tactics because if they didn’t we would never willingly approve of, or promote their ideology of Socialism. The main stream media is a socialistic propaganda outlet for the uber-liberal monkeys in Washington DC, and Europe. Our free nation was founded on the right of each and every American Citizen to pursue happiness, and for each of us to be able to rise to the top of the economic food chain. Our great country did not become great because we pursued the idea of a Monarchy, or Socialism. No, we ran like hell away from it so that we all had a fair shot at being independently wealthy. We wanted a fair shot at educating our children the way we saw fit to do. A fair shot to organize, and defend our jobs. We ran away from oppression, gun control, taxes used as a punishment, religious oppression, property redistribution, and land grabbing by the government. We bolted at the idea that we could not hunt, fish, or even cut a plow into the soil and grow a saleable crop without “Uncle Monkey” prescribing what or how to do it. The main stream media liberal outlet has spared no expense to remove the thought of freedom from our minds. I find it very comforting to know that even with all this effort they still are failing. Most people that voted for the liberal idea are realizing that the promise was a hollow promise. The socialist idea is failing because it didn’t “root” fast enough, and didn’t see fruition in the product of the youth because, like it or not, our youth is a “materialistic youth”. If you can’t show them a new shiny whistle every day, they become unimpressed. That’s what’s happened to the main stream media. They have become irrelevant, and invalidated. Peers Morgan can take his happy Limey ass back to his socialistic Great Britain. We’ll let him take a plane this time instead of a ship.