I like this rap. It’s got some historical accuracy to it and it’s hella funny! Yes, Lincoln did smoke, but it wasn’t as potent then as it is now, sorry. Btw, the “second thing” he loved was playing harmonica.
There’s no evidence that Washington and Jefferson (nor Franklin) did, though. The alleged quote from Jefferson that said he did is nowhere in his papers. They do write of separating the hemp seeds by sex, and it’s true that the female plants are the ones that get you high. But, it’s also true that the male plant gives you better fibers for rope, paper, and ship sails. So who knows?
Another interesting thing to note, is that Jefferson was actually anti-tobacco. He thought it was a waste of both land and health.
NSA Official: ‘We Are Now a Police State’
Last year, high-ranking NSA official Bill Binney said, “We are, like, that far from a turnkey totalitarian state.” Now, Binney says that the U.S. has already become a full-blown police state.
Binney told Washington’s Blog on Wednesday that:
“The main use of the collection from these [NSA spying] programs [is] for law enforcement. [See the 2 slides below].”
“These slides give the policy of the DOJ/FBI/DEA etc. on how to use the NSA data. In fact, they instruct that none of the NSA data is referred to in courts – cause it has been acquired without a warrant.”
“So, they have to do a ‘Parallel Construction’ and not tell the courts or prosecution or defense the original data used to arrest people. This I call: a ‘planned programed perjury policy’ directed by US law enforcement.”
“And, as the last line on one slide says, this also applies to ‘Foreign Counterparts.’”
“This is a total corruption of the justice system not only in our country but around the world. The source of the info is at the bottom of each slide. This is a totalitarian process – means we are now in a police state.”
Binney, a 32-year veteran of the agency, was instrumental in the creation of the NSA’s surveillance program for digital information. He also served as the NSA’s senior technical director.
Concerning the collection of data by federal agencies mentioned by Binney, Washington’s Blog added that:
“By way of background, the government is spying on virtually everything we do.”
“All of the information gained by the NSA through spying is then shared with federal, state and local agencies, and they are using that information to prosecute petty crimes such as drugs and taxes. The agencies are instructed to intentionally “launder” the information gained through spying, i.e. to pretend that they got the information in a more legitimate way … and to hide that from defense attorneys and judges.”
“MSNBC has been caught airing a deceptively edited video of a rally that took place in Washington D.C. over the weekend, in addition to flagrantly lying to its viewers.
Raw footage of the protests outside the gates of the White House showed hyped-up riot police striking and shoving elderly war vets.
However, in a segment produced by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, only two-thirds of the footage was shown, making it appear as though veterans initiated the confrontations.
Just as we witnessed during the Trayvon Martin affair, NBC has once again utilized selective editing techniques in attempts to manipulate its target audience, omitting violence on the part of police in order to demonize protesters who dared to defend themselves against the barrage of assaults — both to their bodies and their liberties.
Maddow also played the rally off as a small gathering of fringe Tea Party supporters, in efforts to dismiss legitimate protests through divide and conquer.” [SOURCE]
“When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going Home.” ~ Chief Aupumut, Mohican. 1725
The first thing that comes to mind from this bold statement is that the picture is not of a young man. Clearly this man did not rush into battle at least one too many times. The second thing is not to fear. If you fear your Creator now, you most certainly will have problems when you get together face to face. The third thing is the request for more time to do it differently. There is no extra time. Do it differently this time or not. Fourthly and lastly, sing your death song and die like a hero going home. If you got the first three things right, you’ll probably be able to the fourth one… May your last song be sung in the far distant future 😉
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National Security/Anti-Terrorism Expert, former Customs and Border Protection Officer Julia Davis was branded a “Domestic Terrorist” for exposing glaring shortcomings within the U.S. national security establishment. The film supports its powerful statement with incredible court rulings, hard hitting facts, video and audio recordings. There has never been a case of this magnitude, including a Blackhawk helicopter raid of the whistleblower’s residence with a 27 agent Special Response Team, two malicious prosecutions and false imprisonments, four witness deaths, a Hollywood starlet, the mob working in concert with the Department of Homeland Security/Immigration and Customs Enforcement (DHS/ICE) to silence a brave truth-teller and her supporters.