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Is ther something wrong with being a volunteer firefighter?? Your argument is unclear. Theguy who reproduced the same effects cannot be trusted because he is a fire fighter??? ROFLOL!!!

You just insulted a former Navy officer in your lame attempt to try and discredit his credentials he provided and you now claim a volunteer fire fighter to be an expert in adobe software programs. You flat out refuse to accept anything top proffessional experts in this field with mountains of credentials to back them up, and you post gibberish claiming bloggers are not experts, and you still try to use some blogger as your only source claiming they are an expert who's background is working as a volunteer fire fighter. What a joke.

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That has been your only proof, and sorry it is not good enough. Do you get paid weekly or bi-weekly as a troll for the Gov?

DANG! This has been what I have been saying all along! 1. He does not care what you bring to the table as far as facts because he will just deny them (as if that makes them false... :lol: ) 2. Against the vast majority that have proven that his point of view is just that, his point of view, he still comes back after being totally proven to be wrong. 3. Follows the Liberal/left handbook when backed in a corner and plays the "racist" card! (cheap, even for him). 4. Declares that his +1's on his member page are proof that he is in the majority and they agree with his point of view (It's something like +138 or something since 2009! Not a lot there to brag about. Dare I say we compare to Rtrustys +1's?) 5. Automatically responds to any posts that have the key words "Obama, fake, birthcertificate, fraud".

So After careful analysis the jury has decided.......

Yup Ajskj you work for the man! Aw..... Busted!!!! :lol::lol::lol:

A word of advise, you are doing a sucky job of swaying peoples minds away from the truth! Obama can't be pleased :angry::angry::angry: I would hate to be a fly on the wall come time for your mid year performance reviews..... OUCH!!! :lol::lol:

Awwwee..... Peace.

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National Review:

The PDF is composed of multiple images. That’s correct. Using a photo editor or PDF viewer of your choice, you can extract this image data, view it, hide it, etc. But these layers, as they’re being called, aren’t layers in the traditional photo-editing sense of the word. They are, quite literally, pieces of image data that have been positioned in a PDF container. They appear as text but also contain glyphs, dots, lines, boxes, squiggles, and random garbage. They’re not combined or merged in any way. Quite simply, they look like they were created programmatically, not by a human.

What’s plausible is that somewhere along the way — from the scanning device to the PDF-creation software, both of which can perform OCR (optical character recognition) — these partial/pseudo-text images were created and saved. What’s not plausible is that the government spent all this time manufacturing Obama’s birth certificate only to commit the laughably rookie mistake of exporting the layers from Photoshop, or whatever photo editing software they are meant to have used. It’s likely that whoever scanned the birth certificate in Hawaii forgot to turn off the OCR setting on the scanner. Let’s leave it at that.

This entire controversy over the ‘layers’ has been cleared up, over at http://www.nkyvoice.com/ , we found a way to reproduce the same results as were found in Obama’s certificate. No photoshoping required. No OCR required. What was done was simply optimizing the PDF for distribution and separating the text from the background and surrounding areas helps with file compression and thus produces a smaller sized document for dissemination.

You seem to think that I am some blogger who has no real world experience or expertise in what I am discussing. Let tell you a little something about documentation authentication. When a handwriting analysis is conducted, it is a common practice to pay close attention to the amount of pressure applied by the writing utensil to determine not only ones psychological profile but also the consistency of what has been written. With the introduction of technology, those of us in my field have had the ability to rely on pixelation as a comparable tool for analysis. It matters not whether I can break my birth certificate down to the same layers. I, when analyzing the Obama forgery, took special note of the difference in pixelation of certain line items of the document and have the common sense and technical expertise to observe which part of the documents were altered through software manipulation. If any part of that document has been altered after its commission, it is a forgery. In my professional and personal opinion, this document is a forgery. Sincerely, United States Navy Veteran...and Wildland Fire Fighter.

DANG! This has been what I have been saying all along! 1. He does not care what you bring to the table as far as facts because he will just deny them (as if that makes them false... :lol: ) 2. Against the vast majority that have proven that his point of view is just that, his point of view, he still comes back after being totally proven to be wrong. 3. Follows the Liberal/left handbook when backed in a corner and plays the "racist" card! (cheap, even for him). 4. Declares that his +1's on his member page are proof that he is in the majority and they agree with his point of view (It's something like +138 or something since 2009! Not a lot there to brag about. Dare I say we compare to Rtrustys +1's?) 5. Automatically responds to any posts that have the key words "Obama, fake, birthcertificate, fraud".

So After careful analysis the jury has decided.......

Yup Ajskj you work for the man! Aw..... Busted!!!! :lol::lol::lol:

A word of advise, you are doing a sucky job of swaying peoples minds away from the truth! Obama can't be pleased :angry::angry::angry: I would hate to be a fly on the wall come time for your mid year performance reviews..... OUCH!!! :lol::lol:

Awwwee..... Peace.

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... This is one of those times: too many Americans believe his birth certificate is forged (some of these are experts)[b]NONE of these are experts[/b... Sorry, but Mara Zebest has co-authored 10-20 books on adobe so I would say she's an expert in her field and she says the birth certificate is a fraud created by adobe software. Hmmm?

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You just insulted a former Navy officer in your lame attempt to try and discredit his credentials he provided He CLAIMED. No one has verified HIM.and you now claim a volunteer fire fighter to be an expert in adobe software programs.A volunteer fire fighter can't be an expert?? By the way....the fire fighter isn't CLAIMING to be an expert ...he is just saying that he used the same technology and got the same results. You flat out refuse to accept anything top proffessional experts in this field with mountains of credentials to back them up,Um...have YET to see one of those. Top experts in the field are well known and don't have to hide behind anonymous forum names. and you post gibberish claiming bloggers are not experts, They aren't.and you still try to use some blogger as your only source claiming they are an expert who's background is working as a volunteer fire fighter. What a joke.Not at all. Are you trying to tell me that an EXPERT cannot BE a VOLUNTEER fire fighter?? That no one who is not an expert can comment on this?? This guy doesn't CLAIM to be an expert...nor did I ever represent him as such....and yet, he was able to reproduce the SAME EFFECT that you claim makes Obama's birth certificate a forgery. The fact that he is NOT an expert makes his claim more valid.

ajskj

... This is one of those times: too many Americans believe his birth certificate is forged (some of these are experts)[b]NONE of these are experts[/b... Sorry, but Mara Zebest has co-authored 10-20 books on adobe so I would say she's an expert in her field and she says the birth certificate is a fraud created by adobe software. Hmmm?

Read more: http://dinarvets.com...0#ixzz1TLAmlBIP

If that is true, she should know how the effect can be made without being a forgery. If she can't, he's not an expert.

You seem to think that I am some blogger who has no real world experience or expertise in what I am discussing.Apparently, you are. Let tell you a little something about documentation authentication. When a handwriting analysis is conducted, it is a common practice to pay close attention to the amount of pressure applied by the writing utensil to determine not only ones psychological profile but also the consistency of what has been written. With the introduction of technology, those of us in my field have had the ability to rely on pixelation as a comparable tool for analysis. It matters not whether I can break my birth certificate down to the same layers. I, when analyzing the Obama forgery, took special note of the difference in pixelation of certain line items of the document and have the common sense and technical expertise to observe which part of the documents were altered through software manipulation. If any part of that document has been altered after its commission, it is a forgery. In my professional and personal opinion, this document is a forgery. And you are wrong.Sincerely, United States Navy Veteran...and Wildland Fire Fighter.

ROFLMAOAY!!

Amen

By the way, NEXTCONTESTANT.....I don't work for anyone. Do you work for the birthers??

You are doing a very bad job.

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If that is true, she should know how the effect can be made without being a forgery. If she can't, he's not an expert.

By the way, NEXTCONTESTANT.....I don't work for anyone. Do you work for the birthers??

You are doing a very bad job.

LOL. Now you are some self proclaimed expert judging the real experts. LOL

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Not defending Obama's policies....just the lies about his eligibility.

ROFLMAOAY!!

WTH is a Fusion Center?? Is that more of your flouride conspiracy theory??? Is the tin foil too tight??

You don't know what a Fusion Center is? And you cannot spell Fluoride properly, so I don't need to go into the Fluoride as you can keep ingesting Rat poison and Prozac.

Big Brother "Fusion Centers" Part of US Domestic Intelligence and Surveillance Apparatus

Mammoth Budget: $75 Billion, 200,000 Operatives

by Tom Burghardt

Global Research, September 26, 2009

Fusion Centers Will Have Access to Classified Military Intelligence

Speaking at San Francisco's Commonwealth Club September 15, Director of National Intelligence Admiral Dennis C. Blair, disclosed that the current annual budget for the 16 agency U.S. "Intelligence Community" (IC) clocks-in at $75 billion and employs some 200,000 operatives world-wide, including private contractors.

In unveiling an unclassified version of the National Intelligence Strategy (NIS), Blair asserts he is seeking to break down "this old distinction between military and nonmilitary intelligence," stating that the "traditional fault line" separating secretive military programs from overall intelligence activities "is no longer relevant."

As if to emphasize the sweeping nature of Blair's remarks, Federal Computer Week reported September 17 that "some non-federal officials with the necessary clearances who work at intelligence fusion centers around the country will soon have limited access to classified terrorism-related information that resides in the Defense Department's classified network." According to the publication:

Under the program, authorized state, local or tribal officials will be able to access pre-approved data on the Secret Internet Protocol Router Network. However, they won't have the ability to upload data or edit existing content, officials said. They also will not have access to all classified information, only the information that federal officials make available to them.

The non-federal officials will get access via the Homeland Security department's secret-level Homeland Security Data Network. That network is currently deployed at 27 of the more than 70 fusion centers located around the country, according to DHS. Officials from different levels of government share homeland security-related information through the fusion centers. (Ben Bain, "DOD opens some classified information to non-federal officials," Federal Computer Week, September 17, 2009)

Since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the federal government has encouraged the explosive growth of fusion centers. As envisaged by securocrats, these hybrid institutions have expanded information collection and sharing practices from a wide variety of sources, including commercial databases, among state and local law enforcement agencies, the private sector and federal security agencies, including military intelligence.

But early on, fusion centers like the notorious "red squads" of the 1960s and '70s, morphed into national security shopping malls where officials monitor not only alleged terrorists but also left-wing and environmental activists deemed threats to the existing corporate order.

It is currently unknown how many military intelligence analysts are stationed at fusion centers, what their roles are and whether or not they are engaged in domestic surveillance.

If past practices are an indication of where current moves by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) will lead, in breaking down the "traditional fault line" that prohibits the military from engaging in civilian policing, then another troubling step along the dark road of militarizing American society will have been taken.

U.S. Northern Command: Feeding the Domestic Surveillance Beast

Since its 2002 stand-up, U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and associated military intelligence outfits such as the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and the now-defunct Counterintelligence Field Activity (CIFA) have participated in widespread surveillance of antiwar and other activist groups, tapping into Pentagon and commercial databases in a quixotic search for "suspicious patterns."

As they currently exist, fusion centers are largely unaccountable entities that function without proper oversight and have been involved in egregious civil rights violations such as the compilation of national security dossiers that have landed activists on various terrorist watch-lists.

Antifascist Calling reported last year on the strange case of Marine Gunnery Sgt. Gary Maziarz and Col. Larry Richards, Marine reservists stationed at Camp Pendleton in San Diego. Maziarz, Richards, and a group of fellow Marines, including the cofounder of the Los Angeles County Terrorist Early Warning Center (LACTEW), stole secret files from the Strategic Technical Operations Center (STOC).

When they worked at STOC, the private spy ring absconded with hundreds of classified files, including those marked "Top Secret, Special Compartmentalized Information," the highest U.S. Government classification. The files included surveillance dossiers on the Muslim community and antiwar activists in Southern California.

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune which broke the story in 2007, before being run to ground Maziarz, Richards and reserve Navy Commander Lauren Martin, a civilian intelligence contractor at USNORTHCOM, acquired information illegally obtained from the Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet). This is the same classified system which fusion centers will have access to under the DoD's new proposal.

Claiming they were acting out of "patriotic motives," the Marine spies shared this classified counterterrorism information with private contractors in the hope of obtaining future employment. Although they failed to land plush private sector counterterrorism jobs, one cannot rule out that less than scrupulous security firms might be willing to take in the bait in the future in order to have a leg up on the competition.

So far, only lower level conspirators have been charged. According to the Union-Tribune "Marine Cols. Larry Richards and David Litaker, Marine Maj. Mark Lowe and Navy Cmdr. Lauren Martin also have been mentioned in connection with the case, but none has been charged." One codefendant's attorney, Kevin McDermott, told the paper, "This is the classic situation that if you have more rank, the better your chance of not getting charged."

Sound familiar? Call it standard operating procedure in post-constitutional America where high-level officials and senior officers walk away scott-free while grunts bear the burden, and do hard time, for the crimes of their superiors.

Fusion Centers and Military Intelligence: Best Friends Forever!

Another case which is emblematic of the close cooperation among fusion centers and military intelligence is the case of John J. Towery, a Ft. Lewis, Washington civilian contractor who worked for the Army's Fort Lewis Force Protection Unit.

In July, The Olympian and Democracy Now! broke the story of how Towery had infiltrated and spied on the Olympia Port Militarization Resistance (OlyPMR), an antiwar group, and shared this information with police.

Since 2006, the group has staged protests at Washington ports and has sought to block military cargo from being shipped to Iraq. According to The Olympian:

OlyPMR member Brendan Maslauskas Dunn said in an interview Monday that he received a copy of the e-mail from the city of Olympia in response to a public records request asking for any information the city had about "anarchists, anarchy, anarchism, SDS (Students for a Democratic Society), or Industrial Workers of the World." (Jeremy Pawloski, "Fort Lewis investigates claims employee infiltrated Olympia peace group," The Olympian, July 27, 2009)

What Dunn discovered was highly disturbing to say the least. Towery, who posed as an anarchist under the name "John Jacob," had infiltrated OlyPMR and was one of several listserv administrators that had control over the group's electronic communications.

The civilian intelligence agent admitted to Dunn that he had spied on the group but claimed that no one paid him and that he didn't report to the military; a statement that turned out to be false.

Joseph Piek, a Fort Lewis spokesperson confirmed to The Olympian that Towery was a contract employee and that the infiltrator "performs sensitive work within the installation law enforcement community," but "it would not be appropriate for him to discuss his duties with the media."

In September, The Olympian obtained thousands of pages of emails from the City of Olympia in response to that publication's public-records requests. The newspaper revealed that the Washington Joint Analytical Center (WJAC), a fusion center, had copied messages to Towery on the activities of OlyPMR in the run-up to the group's November 2007 port protests. According to the paper,

The WJAC is a clearinghouse of sorts of anti-terrorism information and sensitive intelligence that is gathered and disseminated to law enforcement agencies across the state. The WJAC receives money from the federal government.

The substance of nearly all of the WJAC's e-mails to Olympia police officials had been blacked out in the copies provided to The Olympian. (Jeremy Pawloski, "Army e-mail sent to police and accused spy," The Olympian, September 12, 2009)

Also in July, the whistleblowing web site Wikileaks published a 1525 page file on WJAC's activities.

Housed at the Seattle Field Office of the FBI, one document described WJAC as an agency that "builds on existing intelligence efforts by local, regional, and federal agencies by organizing and disseminating threat information and other intelligence efforts to law enforcement agencies, first responders, and key decision makers throughout the state."

Fusion centers are also lucrative cash cows for enterprising security grifters. Wikileaks investigations editor Julian Assange described the revolving-door that exists among Pentagon spy agencies and the private security firms who reap millions by placing interrogators and analysts inside outfits such as WJAC. Assange wrote,

There has been extensive political debate in the United States on how safe it would be to move Guantánamo's detainees to US soil--but what about their interrogators?

One intelligence officer, Kia Grapham, is hawked by her contracting company to the Washington State Patrol. Grapham's confidential resume boasts of assisting in over 100 interrogations of "high value human intelligence targets" at Guantánamo. She goes on, saying how she is trained and certified to employ Restricted Interrogation Technique: Separation as specified by FM 2-22.3 Appendix M.

Others, like, Neoma Syke, managed to repeatedly flip between the military and contractor intelligence work--without even leaving the building.

The file details the placement of six intelligence contractors inside the Washington Joint Analytical Center (WAJAC) on behalf of the Washington State Patrol at a cost of around $110,000 per year each.

Such intelligence "fusion" centers, which combine the military, the FBI, state police, and others, have been internally promoted by the US Army as means to avoid restrictions preventing the military from spying on the domestic population. (Julian Assange, "The spy who billed me twice," Wikileaks, July 29, 2009)

The Wikileaks documents provide startling details on how firms such as Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), The Sytex Group and Operational Applications Inc. routinely place operatives within military intelligence and civilian fusion centers at a premium price.

Assange wonders whether these job placements are not simply evidence of corruption but rather, are "designed to evade a raft of hard won oversight laws which apply to the military and the police but not to contractors? Is it to keep selected personnel out of the Inspector General's eye?" The available evidence strongly suggests that it is.

As the American Civil Liberties Union documented in their 2007 and 2008 reports on fusion center abuses, one motivation is precisely to subvert oversight laws which do not apply to private mercenary contractors.

The civil liberties' watchdog characterized the rapid expansion of fusion centers as a threat to our constitutional rights and cited specific areas of concern: "their ambiguous lines of authority, the troubling role of private corporations, the participation of the military, the use of data mining and their excessive secrecy."

And speaking of private security contractors outsourced to a gaggle on intelligence agencies, investigative journalist Tim Shorrock revealed in his essential book Spies For Hire, that since 9/11 "the Central Intelligence Agency has been spending 50 to 60 percent of its budget on for-profit contractors, or about $2.5 billion a year, and its number of contract employees now exceeds the agency's full-time workforce of 17,500."

Indeed, Shorrock learned that "no less than 70 percent of the nation's intelligence budget was being spent on contracts." However, the sharp spike in intelligence outsourcing to well-heeled security corporations comes with very little in the way of effective oversight.

The House Intelligence Committee reported in 2007 that the Bush, and now, the Obama administrations have failed to develop a "clear definition of what functions are 'inherently governmental';" meaning in practice, that much in the way of systematic abuses can be concealed behind veils of "proprietary commercial information."

As we have seen when the Abu Ghraib torture scandal broke in 2004, and The New York Times belatedly blew the whistle on widespread illegal surveillance of the private electronic communications of Americans in 2005, cosy government relationships with security contractors, including those embedded within secretive fusion centers, will continue to serve as a "safe harbor" for concealing and facilitating state crimes against the American people.

After all, $75 billion buys a lot of silence.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=15386

http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/gc_1156877184684.shtm

Read it and weep...well maybe they pay you well, so you might not weep. Facts are cool eh? Keep sucking in the Fluoride, it worked for Hitler and you are proof it still works. Debunk that (Government paid troll) if you have the guts.

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LOL. Now you are some self proclaimed expert judging the real experts. LOL

Not at all. It seems simple enough. If the same effect can be reproduced....she's wrong. It has been, therefore...

You don't know what a Fusion Center is? And you cannot spell Fluoride properly, so I don't need to go into the Fluoride as you can keep ingesting Rat poison and Prozac.

Big Brother "Fusion Centers" Part of US Domestic Intelligence and Surveillance Apparatus

Mammoth Budget: $75 Billion, 200,000 Operatives

by Tom Burghardt

Global Research, September 26, 2009

Fusion Centers Will Have Access to Classified Military Intelligence

Speaking at San Francisco's Commonwealth Club September 15, Director of National Intelligence Admiral Dennis C. Blair, disclosed that the current annual budget for the 16 agency U.S. "Intelligence Community" (IC) clocks-in at $75 billion and employs some 200,000 operatives world-wide, including private contractors.

In unveiling an unclassified version of the National Intelligence Strategy (NIS), Blair asserts he is seeking to break down "this old distinction between military and nonmilitary intelligence," stating that the "traditional fault line" separating secretive military programs from overall intelligence activities "is no longer relevant."

As if to emphasize the sweeping nature of Blair's remarks, Federal Computer Week reported September 17 that "some non-federal officials with the necessary clearances who work at intelligence fusion centers around the country will soon have limited access to classified terrorism-related information that resides in the Defense Department's classified network." According to the publication:

Under the program, authorized state, local or tribal officials will be able to access pre-approved data on the Secret Internet Protocol Router Network. However, they won't have the ability to upload data or edit existing content, officials said. They also will not have access to all classified information, only the information that federal officials make available to them.

The non-federal officials will get access via the Homeland Security department's secret-level Homeland Security Data Network. That network is currently deployed at 27 of the more than 70 fusion centers located around the country, according to DHS. Officials from different levels of government share homeland security-related information through the fusion centers. (Ben Bain, "DOD opens some classified information to non-federal officials," Federal Computer Week, September 17, 2009)

Since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the federal government has encouraged the explosive growth of fusion centers. As envisaged by securocrats, these hybrid institutions have expanded information collection and sharing practices from a wide variety of sources, including commercial databases, among state and local law enforcement agencies, the private sector and federal security agencies, including military intelligence.

But early on, fusion centers like the notorious "red squads" of the 1960s and '70s, morphed into national security shopping malls where officials monitor not only alleged terrorists but also left-wing and environmental activists deemed threats to the existing corporate order.

It is currently unknown how many military intelligence analysts are stationed at fusion centers, what their roles are and whether or not they are engaged in domestic surveillance.

If past practices are an indication of where current moves by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) will lead, in breaking down the "traditional fault line" that prohibits the military from engaging in civilian policing, then another troubling step along the dark road of militarizing American society will have been taken.

U.S. Northern Command: Feeding the Domestic Surveillance Beast

Since its 2002 stand-up, U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and associated military intelligence outfits such as the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and the now-defunct Counterintelligence Field Activity (CIFA) have participated in widespread surveillance of antiwar and other activist groups, tapping into Pentagon and commercial databases in a quixotic search for "suspicious patterns."

As they currently exist, fusion centers are largely unaccountable entities that function without proper oversight and have been involved in egregious civil rights violations such as the compilation of national security dossiers that have landed activists on various terrorist watch-lists.

Antifascist Calling reported last year on the strange case of Marine Gunnery Sgt. Gary Maziarz and Col. Larry Richards, Marine reservists stationed at Camp Pendleton in San Diego. Maziarz, Richards, and a group of fellow Marines, including the cofounder of the Los Angeles County Terrorist Early Warning Center (LACTEW), stole secret files from the Strategic Technical Operations Center (STOC).

When they worked at STOC, the private spy ring absconded with hundreds of classified files, including those marked "Top Secret, Special Compartmentalized Information," the highest U.S. Government classification. The files included surveillance dossiers on the Muslim community and antiwar activists in Southern California.

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune which broke the story in 2007, before being run to ground Maziarz, Richards and reserve Navy Commander Lauren Martin, a civilian intelligence contractor at USNORTHCOM, acquired information illegally obtained from the Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet). This is the same classified system which fusion centers will have access to under the DoD's new proposal.

Claiming they were acting out of "patriotic motives," the Marine spies shared this classified counterterrorism information with private contractors in the hope of obtaining future employment. Although they failed to land plush private sector counterterrorism jobs, one cannot rule out that less than scrupulous security firms might be willing to take in the bait in the future in order to have a leg up on the competition.

So far, only lower level conspirators have been charged. According to the Union-Tribune "Marine Cols. Larry Richards and David Litaker, Marine Maj. Mark Lowe and Navy Cmdr. Lauren Martin also have been mentioned in connection with the case, but none has been charged." One codefendant's attorney, Kevin McDermott, told the paper, "This is the classic situation that if you have more rank, the better your chance of not getting charged."

Sound familiar? Call it standard operating procedure in post-constitutional America where high-level officials and senior officers walk away scott-free while grunts bear the burden, and do hard time, for the crimes of their superiors.

Fusion Centers and Military Intelligence: Best Friends Forever!

Another case which is emblematic of the close cooperation among fusion centers and military intelligence is the case of John J. Towery, a Ft. Lewis, Washington civilian contractor who worked for the Army's Fort Lewis Force Protection Unit.

In July, The Olympian and Democracy Now! broke the story of how Towery had infiltrated and spied on the Olympia Port Militarization Resistance (OlyPMR), an antiwar group, and shared this information with police.

Since 2006, the group has staged protests at Washington ports and has sought to block military cargo from being shipped to Iraq. According to The Olympian:

OlyPMR member Brendan Maslauskas Dunn said in an interview Monday that he received a copy of the e-mail from the city of Olympia in response to a public records request asking for any information the city had about "anarchists, anarchy, anarchism, SDS (Students for a Democratic Society), or Industrial Workers of the World." (Jeremy Pawloski, "Fort Lewis investigates claims employee infiltrated Olympia peace group," The Olympian, July 27, 2009)

What Dunn discovered was highly disturbing to say the least. Towery, who posed as an anarchist under the name "John Jacob," had infiltrated OlyPMR and was one of several listserv administrators that had control over the group's electronic communications.

The civilian intelligence agent admitted to Dunn that he had spied on the group but claimed that no one paid him and that he didn't report to the military; a statement that turned out to be false.

Joseph Piek, a Fort Lewis spokesperson confirmed to The Olympian that Towery was a contract employee and that the infiltrator "performs sensitive work within the installation law enforcement community," but "it would not be appropriate for him to discuss his duties with the media."

In September, The Olympian obtained thousands of pages of emails from the City of Olympia in response to that publication's public-records requests. The newspaper revealed that the Washington Joint Analytical Center (WJAC), a fusion center, had copied messages to Towery on the activities of OlyPMR in the run-up to the group's November 2007 port protests. According to the paper,

The WJAC is a clearinghouse of sorts of anti-terrorism information and sensitive intelligence that is gathered and disseminated to law enforcement agencies across the state. The WJAC receives money from the federal government.

The substance of nearly all of the WJAC's e-mails to Olympia police officials had been blacked out in the copies provided to The Olympian. (Jeremy Pawloski, "Army e-mail sent to police and accused spy," The Olympian, September 12, 2009)

Also in July, the whistleblowing web site Wikileaks published a 1525 page file on WJAC's activities.

Housed at the Seattle Field Office of the FBI, one document described WJAC as an agency that "builds on existing intelligence efforts by local, regional, and federal agencies by organizing and disseminating threat information and other intelligence efforts to law enforcement agencies, first responders, and key decision makers throughout the state."

Fusion centers are also lucrative cash cows for enterprising security grifters. Wikileaks investigations editor Julian Assange described the revolving-door that exists among Pentagon spy agencies and the private security firms who reap millions by placing interrogators and analysts inside outfits such as WJAC. Assange wrote,

There has been extensive political debate in the United States on how safe it would be to move Guantánamo's detainees to US soil--but what about their interrogators?

One intelligence officer, Kia Grapham, is hawked by her contracting company to the Washington State Patrol. Grapham's confidential resume boasts of assisting in over 100 interrogations of "high value human intelligence targets" at Guantánamo. She goes on, saying how she is trained and certified to employ Restricted Interrogation Technique: Separation as specified by FM 2-22.3 Appendix M.

Others, like, Neoma Syke, managed to repeatedly flip between the military and contractor intelligence work--without even leaving the building.

The file details the placement of six intelligence contractors inside the Washington Joint Analytical Center (WAJAC) on behalf of the Washington State Patrol at a cost of around $110,000 per year each.

Such intelligence "fusion" centers, which combine the military, the FBI, state police, and others, have been internally promoted by the US Army as means to avoid restrictions preventing the military from spying on the domestic population. (Julian Assange, "The spy who billed me twice," Wikileaks, July 29, 2009)

The Wikileaks documents provide startling details on how firms such as Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), The Sytex Group and Operational Applications Inc. routinely place operatives within military intelligence and civilian fusion centers at a premium price.

Assange wonders whether these job placements are not simply evidence of corruption but rather, are "designed to evade a raft of hard won oversight laws which apply to the military and the police but not to contractors? Is it to keep selected personnel out of the Inspector General's eye?" The available evidence strongly suggests that it is.

As the American Civil Liberties Union documented in their 2007 and 2008 reports on fusion center abuses, one motivation is precisely to subvert oversight laws which do not apply to private mercenary contractors.

The civil liberties' watchdog characterized the rapid expansion of fusion centers as a threat to our constitutional rights and cited specific areas of concern: "their ambiguous lines of authority, the troubling role of private corporations, the participation of the military, the use of data mining and their excessive secrecy."

And speaking of private security contractors outsourced to a gaggle on intelligence agencies, investigative journalist Tim Shorrock revealed in his essential book Spies For Hire, that since 9/11 "the Central Intelligence Agency has been spending 50 to 60 percent of its budget on for-profit contractors, or about $2.5 billion a year, and its number of contract employees now exceeds the agency's full-time workforce of 17,500."

Indeed, Shorrock learned that "no less than 70 percent of the nation's intelligence budget was being spent on contracts." However, the sharp spike in intelligence outsourcing to well-heeled security corporations comes with very little in the way of effective oversight.

The House Intelligence Committee reported in 2007 that the Bush, and now, the Obama administrations have failed to develop a "clear definition of what functions are 'inherently governmental';" meaning in practice, that much in the way of systematic abuses can be concealed behind veils of "proprietary commercial information."

As we have seen when the Abu Ghraib torture scandal broke in 2004, and The New York Times belatedly blew the whistle on widespread illegal surveillance of the private electronic communications of Americans in 2005, cosy government relationships with security contractors, including those embedded within secretive fusion centers, will continue to serve as a "safe harbor" for concealing and facilitating state crimes against the American people.

After all, $75 billion buys a lot of silence.

http://www.globalres...xt=va&aid=15386

http://www.dhs.gov/f...6877184684.shtm

Read it and weep...well maybe they pay you well, so you might not weep. Facts are cool eh? Keep sucking in the Fluoride, it worked for Hitler and you are proof it still works. Debunk that (Government paid troll) if you have the guts.

Wow...I think you have the tin foil on too tight....

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Not sure that such a petition will cause Franks to motion for an investigation; however, I wish it would. Not necessarily because of Obama, rather, b/c it reflects on the Constitution. It's my opinion that any issue which could be a threat against the Constitution should be investigated with the utmost vigor and prosecuted when appropriate. Let's settle this Obama thing. Do the investigation.

If President Obama has not taken care of the birth certificate issue, why has Donald Trump stopped harping about it?

The answer is because the President did close the issue.

We have so many important issues to discuss and rectify. This is so boring.

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After all your crying about bloggers and here you go again posting reference to more bloggers. LOL

That source you rely on....

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Wondeful, now you rely on a volunteer fire fighter as your source! LOL

By the way.....since when is the NATIONAL REVIEW leftist???

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April 27, 2011 2:35 P.M. By Nathan Goulding icon_e-mail_15x13.jpgicon_about_12x13.jpg We have received several e-mails today calling into question the validity of the PDF that the White House released, namely that there are embedded layers in the document. There are now several other people on the case. We looked into it and dismissed it.

The PDF is composed of multiple images. That’s correct. Using a photo editor or PDF viewer of your choice, you can extract this image data, view it, hide it, etc. But these layers, as they’re being called, aren’t layers in the traditional photo-editing sense of the word. They are, quite literally, pieces of image data that have been positioned in a PDF container. They appear as text but also contain glyphs, dots, lines, boxes, squiggles, and random garbage. They’re not combined or merged in any way. Quite simply, they look like they were created programmatically, not by a human.

What’s plausible is that somewhere along the way — from the scanning device to the PDF-creation software, both of which can perform OCR (optical character recognition) — these partial/pseudo-text images were created and saved. What’s not plausible is that the government spent all this time manufacturing Obama’s birth certificate only to commit the laughably rookie mistake of exporting the layers from Photoshop, or whatever photo editing software they are meant to have used. It’s likely that whoever scanned the birth certificate in Hawaii forgot to turn off the OCR setting on the scanner. Let’s leave it at that.

UPDATE: I’ve confirmed that scanning an image, converting it to a PDF, optimizing that PDF, and then opening it up in Illustrator, does in fact create layers similar to what is seen in the birth certificate PDF. You can try it yourself at home.

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UPDATE II: For those of you who still aren’t convinced, here’s a one-page PDF that I just scanned and optimized, so you can see for yourself that an optimized PDF shows up in Illustrator as layers. (I didn’t spend hours getting the settings right.)

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Not at all. It seems simple enough. If the same effect can be reproduced....she's wrong. It has been, therefore...

Wow...I think you have the tin foil on too tight....

Good comeback, I guess you are the supreme one. How can anybody defend that?

Facts hurt when you can't debunk them!!

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Carrello,

If President Obama has not taken care of the birth certificate issue, why has Donald Trump stopped harping about it?

The answer is because the President did close the issue. C'mon, unless you know Trump, how can you speak for him- it could be that he decided not to run for President and just backed off. Do you speak for him now?

We have so many important issues to discuss and rectify. This is so boring. Adherence to the Constitution is never boring- especially when it seats the most powerful person in the world. But that's the reason that people get away with things: others direct their energies elsewhere.

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Jeff Lichter: On Monday and Tuesday evenings, July 25th and 26th, the South Peoria Tea Party by a vote of 8-0 and then the Sun City West Tea Party by a vote of 56 - 5 voted to pass the motion below. One week ago, the Surprise Arizona Tea Party passed the same motion by 45 - 4. All of these votes occurred in districts served by Congressman Trent Franks and he is being informed of the results.

This same motion is forecast to spread to other Tea Party groups around the nation.

THE CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION MOTION:

We, the members of the [[ Surprise* ]] Tea Party, hereby with urgent demand, formally summon our Congressman Trent Franks to within the next 30 days publicly call for a full and open Congressional investigation to include discovery and public testimony into the following questions relating to Barack Obama. First, is Barack Obama a natural born citizen eligible to hold the office of President per the terms and historical meaning of Article II, Section I, Clause 5 of the United States Constitution as stated in the Supreme Court case of Minor vs. Happersett 88 U.S. 162 (1875 )and why was Barack Obama not held to the same standard as was John McCain in April of 2008 when the US Senate via Senate Res. 511 declared McCain to be a qualified natural born citizen by virtue of “being born to American citizens on an American military base in the Panama Canal Zone in 1936 ? “ Secondly, is Barack Obama holding a legitimate Social Security number issued by the Social Security Administration only to him or is he employing a number (042-68-4425), or numbers also issued previously to a different citizen or citizens and where is a copy of the SS-5 application form in the SSA records needed to obtain that number? And third, is the recently released long form birth certificate which he personally endorsed on April 27, 2011 from the White House Press Room legitimate and identical to an original held by the Department of Health in Hawaii or was it a forged document and therefore a felony under U.S. Criminal codes?

this topic is a lie Rtrusty, where in the post does Congressman Franks says he will open a Investigation? IT DOESN'T THE TEA PARTY WHO IS TRYING TO RUN THE GOVERNEMENT figures they will have a vote of how many people? 106 of his supporters ask him to open an investigation. You say to open, how in the sam blazes is that investigation going to even make it to the Floor or the subcommittee. Show me where Congressman Franks said he was going to open the investigation but until then stop lying. You know what Rtrusty, i am going to copy this and email Congressman Franks office and ask him if he open an investigation and i will post his office response. Pretty sure they will knocking at your door Sir.

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this topic is a lie Rtrusty, where in the post does Congressman Franks says he will open a Investigation? IT DOESN'T THE TEA PARTY WHO IS TRYING TO RUN THE GOVERNEMENT figures they will have a vote of how many people? 106 of his supporters ask him to open an investigation. You say to open, how in the sam blazes is that investigation going to even make it to the Floor or the subcommittee. Show me where Congressman Franks said he was going to open the investigation but until then stop lying. You know what Rtrusty, i am going to copy this and email Congressman Franks office and ask him if he open an investigation and i will post his office response. Pretty sure they will knocking at your door Sir.

Please do.

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If that is true, she should know how the effect can be made without being a forgery. If she can't, he's not an expert.

By the way, NEXTCONTESTANT.....I don't work for anyone. Do you work for the birthers??

You are doing a very bad job.

Lol, Nope just happen to be on the side of the vast majority that will vote when it comes time. All sillyness aside, if Obama would have spent a little more money making that forged birthcertificate, or even acted smarter in going about it, then yeah it might have worked! My advise would have been to hire the people that we (the right wing conservatives) go to, to check out forged documents! (who knows, he may have tried and gotten turned down.) But instead he uses the same ol' Chicago style routine that he did to cover up all the rest of his real past life.

By now we know what to look for and it has become easy to spot what was once hidden. You just have to know and spot the patterns that he uses. Everyone has them, even you.

Between you and me, I really hoped he was a lot smarter than this. I was and continue to be embarassed for him and the left wing for putting out such an easily recognized forgery. And to those of us (right wing conservatives) that are not swayed by his teleprompt reading skills or his lies, it throws up a really big red flag that says "Hey look at me!!! I don't have a real birthcertificate!!!"

I did not vote for him, but I still feel bad for those that did and now have to either endure the shame or lie to themselves in an attempt to not damage their own pride! We all make mistakes, what matters is that we admit and learn from those same mistakes and move on. I have plenty of people that I know who have seen the light and although they may still be on the opposite side politically, we are still friends.

It's those that refuse to see the truth that we as conservatives stay away from.

And yes, it is the easier path to just reply with little snippy opinionated bold text comments after each sentence as a form of reply, but it might be nice for a change to just put something of yourself into your replies that are your own thoughts. In other words get out of your pattern for a while. Who knows, you might like it.

Peace. :D

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