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  • The Story of Us? The Collective History of Us?

    The Story of Us? The Collective History of Us?

    Morgan Freeman is doing “The Story of Us” in a six part television series. Starting tonight Wed Oct 11, 2017

    Morgan Freeman a multimillionaire, democrat, a black man from the south, that has  the wherewithal, the money and other means needed for a particular purpose,  his own agenda, based on his own perception and

    And, Morgan Freeman is telling “US”, mankind collectively, “The Story of Us”?

    Morgan Freeman’s voice is often regarded as Hollywood’s signature “VOICE OF GOD” and the actor has used it well. especially for endorsing…..

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    With all due respect, this is about motive not race.

    Morgan Freeman is an actor and entertainer…

    Please add this word to your vocabulary

    Intersubjectivity is observation of humility.

    Entertaining the thought that your thoughts are not the be all and end all of all reality…..

    Statistic intersubjectivity: A phenomenology of television audiences

    MAY 28, 2017/in Features, Spring 2017_#True Tags: audiences, phenomenology, television, Walter Benjamin

    Morgan Freeman Seeks What Unites Humankind

    Morgan Freeman travels the globe in search of an answer to one fundamental question for humanity: what are the common forces that bind us together?

    It Premieres Wednesday, October 11, 2017 on the National  Geographic channel, It’s a great place for learning, I watched a series of “Stranger Than Nature” for 6 hours yesterday.

    The TV ad for “The Story of Us” was repeated over and over and over…

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    Thus, with provoked anger and my  curiosity aroused

    First my anger,  the use of two collective words “US” and “WE” by progressive UN globalist democrats. Obama said,  it is not who “WE”  are

    I RESEARCH AND DOCUMENT

    The Story of US?

    Morgan Freeman is a Democrat

    Morgan Freeman’s voice is often regarded as Hollywood’s signature “VOICE OF GOD” and the actor has used it well. especially for endorsing…..

    Freeman endorsed Barack Obama’s candidacy for the 2008 presidential election

    CNN February 19, 2016 Morgan Freeman endorsed Clinton

    He doesn’t have any trust issues with Clinton. Freeman added, “I think this is just made-up stuff, just, you know, it’s political hogwash.”

     Freeman was also spotted getting dinner with President Barack Obama and actor Tom Hanks in Washington on Wednesday.

    Rich man? Morgan Freeman Net Worth? 2015 Estimated at $150,000,000 dollars

    Multimillionaire Actor Morgan Freeman traveled the globe in search of answers?

    I traveled the globe as a non-political tourist class American

     “The Story of Us” Morgan Freeman?

    Really, “The Story of Us” Is What Happened to us? “The Collective History of Us”

    Facts are Facts:  commonality, is  a sharing of features or characteristics in common; possession or manifestation of common attributes. 2. a feature or characteristic held in common :

    Historians perceive commonalities of behavior in many eras.

    WHAT HAPPENED TO US (collective humankind) DURING THE DARK AGES?

    What are the common forces (commonalities) that bind us together?

    A politically motivated, Democrat, a multimillionaire,  black man traveling the globe, to produce a six part TV series, for financial gain.

    Hmmm? And, a  hard working middle class, white American woman from the wild Olympic northwest, that traveled  the globe as a tourist. Specifically Europe… Because she read a book “Pillars of the Earth” a historical novel by Ken Follett, whose ability to convey the fine points of History, architecture so that the cathedral and events become clearly visualized in the reader’s mind…. visiting cathedrals’ and churches in 15 countries, and the Auschwitz  death camp. The real story is, a question,  What happened to us?  when Nazis mass extermination murdered approximately one million European Jews?

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    THIS IS ABOUT MOTIVE NOT RACE.  

    I am researching, documenting and posting my six part “The Collective History of Us” What happened to us?

    MY ANTITHESIS in opposition between “The Story of Us” collectively, Progressive, UN Globalists, Revisionists, Democrats and “The Collective History of Us”, What happened to us? collectively the hard working citizens of the United States of America (Indeed, What happened to us, happened Globally)

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    Yes, I shall watch the series.

    Hold your friends close, Hold your enemy’s even closer

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    THIS IS CHAPTER 1002 IN THE BOOK OF REVELATIONS BY PEARL REVERE, ON MY BLOG, MY DOCUMENTED GLOBAL HISTORY OF EVERYTHING,  FROM “ALBEDO MODIFICATION”, INCLUDES  THE “DARK AGES” AND   “XENOPHOBIA”

    The Book of Revelations by Pearl Revere

    Posted on December 12, 2016 8:21 am by Pearl Rains Hewett

    The Book of Revelations by Pearl Revere

    This is Chapter 831 in the A-Z  book of revelations, as posted on my online blog/website behindmyback.org, including everything from “ALBEDO MODIFICATION” to  “XENOPHOBIA”, and I have been continuously  posting and updating from Jan 29, 2013 to today, Dec 12, 2016.

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    REALLY?  JUST ONE FUNDAMENTAL QUESTION FOR HUMANITY?

    THE STORY OF US? HUMANKIND, HUMAN BEINGS CONSIDERED COLLECTIVELY (USED AS A NEUTRAL ALTERNATIVE TO “MANKIND”

    I AM ADDING TWO MORE QUESTIONS…

    WHAT HAPPENED TO US?

    THE COLLECTIVE HISTORY OF US?

    Facts are Facts:  COMMONALITY, is  a sharing of features or characteristics in common; possession or manifestation of common attributes. 2. a feature or characteristic held in common :

    Historians perceive commonalities of behavior in many eras.

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    COMMONALITY, WITH UN Agenda 21, progressive globalist, revisionist, democrats. that use two collective words “US” and “WE”  to inclusively denote, outright, that all of mankind  and all American Citizens are part of their “US” and “WE”  

    COMMONALITY WITH  Freeman(D) and Obama (D) that said,  it is not who “WE” are.

    I AM A DEPLORABLE

    THE COLLECTIVE HISTORY OF PRESIDENT TRUMPS DEPLORABLES

    NATURE VS NURTURE?

    I WAS NURTURED IN A PATRIOTIC AMERICAN ENVIRONMENT, WHERE I  GREW UP WITH THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, THE U.S. CONSTITUTION AND THE BILL OF RIGHTS,  IT HAS LEFT ME WITH  A LASTING EFFECT AND  IT SHALL FOREVER  INFLUENCE, THE  WAY I  TALK, BEHAVE AND RESPOND TO THE THINGS AROUND ME.

    I shall forever stand and with my hand on my heart, for the pledge of allegiance, for the American flag, under God,  and the National Anthem. period

    IN GOD WE TRUST AND IN TRUMP WE SHALL PREVAIL

    To be continued….

    1789-2017 REVISIONISM OF US BY REVISIONISTS?

    Revisionism | Definition of Revisionism by Merriam-Webster

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/revisionism

    Definition of revisionism.

    1 :a movement in revolutionary Marxian socialism favoring an evolutionary rather than a revolutionary spirit.

     2 :advocacy of revision (as of a doctrine or policy or in historical analysis)

    THE HISTORY OF US? 1789-2017 REVISIONISM OF US BY REVISIONISTS?

    THE 2017 REVISIONISTS REVOLT, STARTED WITH AN X- NFL PLAYER

    Colin Kaepernick wore socks with ‘pig’ cops | New York Post

    nypost.com/2016/09/01/colin-kaepernick-wore-socks-with-pig-cops/


  • I Got A Phone Call From WA DC

    Yep, May 19, 2017, Rep Kilmer’s Martha called me from WA DC her time,  9:50 AM

    I received the call on my time,  12:50 PM West Coast time.

    We had about a 20 minute conversation.

    The rest of the story  is the timing  and content of the ridiculously absurd  email Rep Kilmer Friday, sent to me May 19, 2017 10:52 AM.

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    THIS IS THE STORY

    I have been emailing  a bunch of the postings on this website to Rep Kilmer on his “contact me”.  Checking the box I want a response.

    It took some goading, doing something continuously, provoking and  annoying, to stimulate action, reaction but I finally got  a  response from Kilmer’s office in WA DC.

    Martha wants to know

    What  I want from WA STATE Representative Derek Kilmer?

    Really? What do I want? This is my 920th posting on behindmyback.org. established  Jan 29, 2013

    Simply put, I want what Abraham Lincoln   wanted on Nov 19, 1863 “Gettysburg Address” that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain-that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom-and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.

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    What do I want?

    As a concerned American Grandmother, with three children, (10) grandchildren and (9) great grand children…

    I want exactly the same as We the hard working  American citizens want, the WA DC. establishment  of elected Representatives, both Republican’s  and Democrat’s to work for the American people not the party.

    What “we the American people want” is for all elected MEMBERS OF CONGRESS et al, like resistance, bad mouthing, obstructing, Schumer, Maxine Waters, Cummins, Pelosi, Feinstein, Pocahontas, Cantwell, Murray, and Kilmer to follow the lead of President Trump and put America and the American people first.

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    To the WA DC Politico establishment congress et al,  I would ask…

    “When honor and the law no longer stood  on the same side of the line, what did you stand for?

    You, members of congress et al, had a choice

    “You always have a choice. don’t ever imagine you don’t. Whatever you do, it’s a decision and you have to accept responsibility for it. That’s when honor becomes more than empty words.”

    Next time you’re faced with a choice, like fixing the Obamacare disaster, vote for the right thing. it will hurt all American’s less in the long run.”

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    You, the establishment politicians,  lost the election on Nov 8, 2016.

    YOU WERE OVERWHELMINGLY  REJECTED BY AMERICAN VOTERS

    GET OVER IT.

    TRUMP WON BECAUSE HE WAS NOT A  UNITED NATIONS GLOBALIZATION POLITICIAN AND HE LOVES AMERICA

    “WHEN HONOR AND THE LAW NO LONGER STOOD  ON THE SAME SIDE OF THE LINE, WHAT DID TRUMP STAND FOR?

    PRESIDENT TRUMP WON BECAUSE HE HAD A PLAN FOR AMERICA. HE  SIGNED A CONTRACT WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND FIRST 100 DAY PLAN FOR AMERICA.

    AMERICAN VOTERS HAD A CHOICE

    IT WAS AN EASY CHOICE FOR AMERICAN CITIZENS.

    WITHOUT AMERICA THERE WOULD BE NO FREE WORLD

    WITHOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP THERE WOULD BE NO AMERICA

    AMERICA HAS DULY ELECTED  INTELLIGENT, HONORABLE, HONEST,  STRONG, LAW ENFORCING, HARD WORKING CONSTITUTIONALLY MOTIVATED,  TRULY PATRIOTIC, GLOBALLY POWERFUL  AMERICAN PRESIDENT.

    WHAT DO I WANT FROM WA DC?

    READ THE PLANS FOR AMERICA THAT MADE DONALD J. TRUMP PRESIDENT.

    Members of congress et al, The Next time you are  faced with a choice, like fixing the Obamacare disaster, protecting America’s borders, creating prosperity, like putting justice on the right side of the law, vote for the right thing for the American People.

    Members of congress et al,  always had a choice. Whatever you did, whatever you do,  Schumer, Maxine Waters, Cummins, Pelosi, Feinstein, Pocahontas, Kilmer, Murray, Cantwell,  We the American voters  know who you are, we know what you did,   it was  your decision, you own it and you are responsible for it.

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    Kilmer’s Martha and I talked for about 20 minutes, partly about lies and atrocities committed in America.

    The Benghazi lies, that I knew about two weeks after it happened and told Kilmer about in 2012.  The media cover up of the rape of a five year old developmentally disabled girl in Twin Falls Idaho, (got no response from Kilmer, Cantwell or Murray)  Female genital mutilation,  by a doctor Detroit U.S.A.  practicing medicine in Henry Ford Hospital.

    Martha said she would check out my website.

    And,  when Martha asked me What I wanted  Rep Kilmer to do about Obamacare, I said, I want Rep Kilmer to stand up in the U.S. House of Representative, cross the isle, and support a bipartisan fix in the best interest of the American people..

    I asked Martha to let me know when Rep Kilmer will be on C-SPAN doing it.

    The bottom line

    Members of congress et al,  always had a choice. Whatever you did, whatever you do,  Schumer, Maxine Waters, Cummins, Pelosi, Feinstein, Pocahontas, Kilmer, Murray, Cantwell,  We the American voters  know who you are, we know what you did,   it was  your decision, you own it and you are responsible for it.

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    THE REST OF THE STORY

    Yep, May 19, 2017 Martha called me from WA DC her time,  9:50 AM

    My time in Port Angeles WA,  12:50 PM

    Martha and I  had a 20 minute conversation 42 MINUTES  later WA DC time

    I received the  ridiculously absurd ..wildly illogical and wholly inappropriate robo response email from Rep Kilmer

    —– Original Message —–

    From: Representative Derek Kilmer

    To: phew@wavecable.com

    Sent: Friday, May 19, 2017 10:52 AM

    Subject: Responding to Your Message

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    Dear Ms. Hewett ,

    ABSURD SNIPPET FROM  KILMER’S EMAIL

    Thank you for contacting me regarding your concerns about President Donald Trump and the policies his administration is pursuing.

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    I AM A DEPLORABLE GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP

    I was Trump’s Campaign Chair in Clallam County  WA.

    Trump is the President of the United States of America and, by popular vote, Trump is the president in Kilmer’s hometown Port Angeles Clallam County WA

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    MORE ABSURD SNIPPETS FROM  KILMER’S EMAIL

    Kilmer shares my concerns…

    Kilmer appreciates me taking my time to share my thoughts with him.

    Kilmer thinks about the future he wants for his two little girls. He wants  his  daughters – and all kids.

    Kilmer says, Unfortunately, the new Trump Administration appears to have the wrong priorities.

    Kilmer says, Please know that I will continue to oppose these efforts.

    Kilmer says, America is the sum of its diverse parts, and Kilmer says he will vehemently oppose any attempts to undermine protection of our values.

    Kilmer says Trump has called into question the rule of law.

    Kilmer says, He  will also do all he can to ensure that Congress exercises its oversight authority and advocates for the rule of law.

    Kilmer says, If we are going to advance thoughtful, positive policies

    and if we are going to stop wrong-headed, divisive ones,

    we need citizens like you to be engaged. Thank you for that.

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    THE REST OF THE STORY DOCUMENTED

    —– Original Message —–

    From: Representative Derek Kilmer

    To: phew@wavecable.com

    Sent: Friday, May 19, 2017 10:52 AM

    Subject: Responding to Your Message

    Dear Ms. Hewett,

    Thank you for contacting me regarding your concerns about President Donald Trump and the policies his administration is pursuing. I share your concern, and I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with me.

    When I think about the next four years, I think about the future I want for my two little girls. I want my daughters – and all kids – to be able to get a top-notch education where their class sizes are small and their teachers are treated like professionals. As they grow older, I want my kids to be able to go to college without taking on mounds of debt. When they’re old enough, I want each of them to be able to get a good job that pays a good wage and has decent benefits – where they’re respected as working people. I want that for all Americans. I want my daughters to grow up in a world where discrimination is a thing of the past – where regardless of your race, religion, gender, orientation, ethnicity, ability or disability, you are a valued member of our community and our country. I want that future for them. I want them to grow up in a world where we protect the planet because we know our kids are only as safe as the water they drink, the air they breathe, and the earth we pass on to them.

    Frankly, those are the issues, among many others, that will be at stake in the years ahead.

    Unfortunately, the new Administration appears to have the wrong priorities. President Trump has already pursued policies that target immigrants, divide refugees by religion, and deny healthcare to millions of Americans. He has sought to undermine ongoing investigations into Russia’s engagement with our election and has called into question the rule of law. He has levied attacks on the judiciary and created enormous concerns about his own conflicts of interest. He has questioned the vital need to protect our environment for future generations.

    Please know that I will continue to oppose these efforts. America is the sum of its diverse parts, and I will vehemently oppose any attempts to undermine protection of our values.

    I will also do all I can to ensure that Congress exercises its oversight authority and advocates for the rule of law. The Constitution calls for protection of civil rights and civil liberties. It calls for the protection of free speech, freedom of religion, and a free press. It created an independent judiciary, empowered to review the actions of the executive branch to ensure they are legal and Constitutional. I respect that, and I’ll do everything in my power to make sure that our president respects those principles as well.

    Abraham Lincoln once said, “Public sentiment is everything.” If we are going to advance thoughtful, positive policies and if we are going to stop wrong-headed, divisive ones, we need citizens like you to be engaged. Thank you for that.

    Hearing the views of folks in our region is important to my work. I encourage you to continue to share your views with me on this topic or any other issue. Thank you for reaching out. It is an honor to serve as your representative.
    Sincerely,

    Derek Kilmer
    Member of Congress

     


  • Paris No Gun Zone Slaughter

    Paris No Gun Zone Slaughter
    In the PARIS, HIGH ALERT NO GUN ZONE of France 129 are dead and 352 injured.

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    EIGHT GUN TOTING ISIS JIHADIST WAS ALL THAT IT TOOK TO PUT FRANCE INTO A NATIONAL STATE OF EMERGENCY

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    REALLY? IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE THAT EIGHT SUSPECTED TERRORISTS? IN SIX GUN FREE ZONE LOCATIONS IN PARIS FRANCE. FROM A SELF CONTAINED ISIS CELL? MASSACRED AND MUTILATED 481 PEOPLE?

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    FRANCE IS A GUN FREE ZONE EXCEPT FOR THE COPS.
    NOV. 13, 2015
    FRANCE IS EMERGING FROM ONE OF ITS WORST SECURITY CRISES IN DECADES
    Amid Terror in Paris Gun Control Leaves French Defenseless……..
    Thanks to draconian gun-control laws severely infringing on the French people’s right to keep and bear arms, actual and potential victims of the ongoing slaughter have been left largely defenseless, to cower in the face of Islamists armed with Kalashnikovs and other weaponry.
    Inside the Bataclan: ‘A bloodbath,’ witness says
    EIGHT GUN TOTING ISIS JIHADIST IN A GUN FREE ZONE COUNTRY WAS ALL THAT IT TOOK TO SINK FRANCE INTO CHAOS
    GUN CONTROL AT WORK AGAIN. …. THE WHOLE DAMN COUNTRY IS A “GUN FREE ZONE”.
    France declared a national state of emergency and tightened borders
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    American’s political knee jerk reaction after the Paris slaughter?

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    PRESIDENT OBAMA NOV. 13, 2015
    President Obama’s classic TERRORIST media refrain OUTRAGEOUS….
    “SOMEBODY? DONE SOMEBODY WRONG, “AN OUTRAGEOUS ATTEMPT BY SOMEBODY? TO TERRORIZE? INNOCENT CIVILIANS” YOU JUST CALL OUT MY NAME AND I’LL COME RUNNING”
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    HILLARY CLINTON NOV. 13, 2015
    HILLARY CLINTON WAS BUSY CAMPAIGNING FOR PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.A., DOING A COMEDY SKETCH ON LATE NIGHT TV SHOW MAKING FUN OF BEN CARSON? (was it a live show?)
    HILLARY ON BENGHAZI? WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?
    HILLARY ON PARIS? WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?
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    U.S. (NO GUN ZONE) CITIES NOW ON HIGH ALERT.
    U.S. law enforcement in D.C., N.Y. and L.A. go on high alert in wake of Paris attacks
    Washington Times‎ – 2 days ago

    LOGIC? IF HIGH ALERT WORKED IN PARIS NO GUN ZONE?

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    ARE YOU ON HIGH ALERT FOR PROTECTING YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS?
    I am posting this comment on my website under my constitutional right to free speech.
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    snippets OCT 7, 2015
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    KEN BLACKWELL: Ban gun-free zones – Washington Times
    www.washingtontimes.com/…/ken-blackwell-ban…
    The Washington Times
    Oct 7, 2015 – “Gun-free” zones are purported to forestall gun violence, but in practice they attract deranged gunmen like porch lights attract moths. Why?
    “GUN-FREE” ZONES are purported to forestall gun violence, but in practice they attract deranged gunmen like porch lights attract moths.
    WHY? BECAUSE DERANGED GUNMEN ARE CRAZY, NOT STUPID.
    An identified GUN-FREE ZONE literally advertises the ideal environment for COMMITTING MASS MURDER.
    Mass shootings are committed by mentally ill people to achieve a form of immortality, or by political zealots TO TERRORIZE THE PUBLIC.
    They know the more they kill, the more publicity they’ll get.
    THEY ALSO KNOW THE ONLY WAY THEY WILL BE STOPPED IS BY A GOOD GUY WITH A GUN, SO THEY CHOOSE TO ATTACK IN PLACES WHERE THEY KNOW NOBODY ELSE WILL BE ARMED.
    MOST MASS SHOOTINGS IN “GUN FREE ZONES” DON’T END UNTIL THE POLICE ARRIVE. KILLERS TYPICALLY HAVE
    “SEVERAL MINUTES TO SLAUGHTER”
    AS MANY VICTIMS AS THEY CAN WITHOUT FEAR OF INTERFERENCE.
    full text below
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    Inside the Bataclan: ‘A bloodbath,’ witness says
    CNN-19 hours ago
    At least 112 people were killed in the attack at Bataclan, the French interior ministry said. The theater has a capacity of 1,500, Cyril Vanier, a reporter with France …. Victims of the shooting at the Bataclan concert venue in central Paris …. the deck and kind of went backstage and exited as fast as they could.”.

    THE ATTACK ON THE 1,500-SEAT BATACLAN HALL WAS BY FAR THE DEADLIEST OF FRIDAY NIGHT’S ATTACKS.

    GUNMEN OPENED FIRE ON CONCERT-GOERS
    “THEY DIDN’T STOP FIRING. THERE WAS BLOOD EVERYWHERE, CORPSES

    EVERYWHERE. WE HEARD SCREAMING. EVERYONE WAS TRYING TO FLEE.”
    “WITHIN AN HOUR”
    SECURITY FORCES HAD STORMED THE CONCERT HALL AND ALL FOUR ATTACKERS THERE WERE DEAD. THREE HAD BLOWN THEMSELVES UP AND A FOURTH WAS SHOT DEAD BY POLICE.
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    I am just asking? And I am just saying?
    HOW IN THE WORLD CAN A SLAUGHTER LIKE THIS HAPPEN WITH 1500 UNARMED PEOPLE AGAINST ONLY FOUR ARMED ISIS ATTACKERS?
    AND, NOT ONE PERSON TRIED TO STOP THEM?

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    Bataclan Concertgoers Describe Horror of Terrorist Attack
    In-Depth-RollingStone.com-17 hours ago
    Eye-Witness Accounts From Inside the Bataclan, the Paris Theater …
    Blog-Slate Magazine (blog)-17 hours ago
    Witness accounts from across Paris: ‘I saw my final hour unfurl …
    In-Depth-The Guardian-18 hours ago
    Explore in depth (142 more articles)
    EVERYONE WAS TRYING TO FLEE?
    THEY WENT BACKSTAGE AND EXITED AS FAST AS THEY COULD?
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    THE FIGHT-OR-FLIGHT RESPONSE (also called the fight, flight, freeze, or fawn response [in PTSD], hyperarousal, or the acute stress response) is a physiological reaction that occurs in response to a perceived harmful event, attack, or threat to survival

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    IS THE U.S. GOVERNMENT SUFFERING FROM FLIGHT, FREEZE, OR FAWN RESPONSE TO THE WORLD  WIDE ISIS TERRORIST ATTACKS?

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    ARE THE PEOPLE IN FRANCE SUFFERING FROM POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)?
    OR HAVE THEY JUST BEEN INDOCTRINATED AND TRAINED BY THE …..
    FBI — RUN, HIDE, Fight Video
    https://www.fbi.gov/…/run-hide-fight-vid…
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    FBI — RUN, HIDE Fight.: Surviving an Active Shooter Event” is a Department of Homeland Security Grant Funded Project of the Regional Catastrophic Planning Initiative. Produced by the City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security. Ready Houston, www.readyhoustontx.gov.

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    MASS SHOOTINGS  IN GUN FREE ZONES OCCUR EVERYDAY
    SHALL, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, CONGRESS PASS A LAW, TO POST THIS FBI RUN, HIDE,

    “FIGHT AS A LAST RESORT”

    NOTICE DIRECTLY UNDER “GUN FREE ZONE” SIGNS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA?
    “WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE”, DON’T RUN AND HIDE FROM MASS SHOOTERS  IN OR OUT OF GUN FREE ZONE PERIOD.
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    Jan 9, 2015

    Amid Terror in Paris, Gun Control Leaves French Defenseless

    www.thenewamerican.com/…/19877-amid-terror-in-paris-gun-control-le…
    Jan 9, 2015 – Amid Terror in Paris, Gun Control Leaves French Defenseless … difference is that in the United States, law-abiding citizens are free to own and …
    WITH TERRORISTS RAMPAGING THROUGH PARIS FOR A SECOND TIME THIS WEEK AFTER GUNMEN MASSACRED 12 VICTIMS IN THE CHARLIE HEBDO ATTACK, AT LEAST FOUR MORE VICTIMS ARE DEAD

    as panic grows across the city and even the nation of France.

    And thanks to draconian gun-control laws severely infringing on the French people’s right to keep and bear arms, actual and potential victims of the ongoing slaughter have been left largely defenseless,

    to cower in the face of Islamists armed with Kalashnikovs and other weaponry.

    Despite all of that, rather than discussing more respect for gun-rights and liberty, experts say it is unlikely that the people of France under Socialist Party rule will be able to even have a real debate any time soon — much less lawfully protect themselves from terrorists and criminals.

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    14 January 2015 Last updated at 17:55

    BBC News – Charlie Hebdo attack: Three days of terror

    www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30708237
    BBC
    JAN 14, 2015 – FRANCE IS EMERGING FROM ONE OF ITS WORST SECURITY CRISES IN DECADES after three days of attacks by gunmen brought bloodshed to the capital Paris and its surrounding areas. It began with a massacre at the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday 7 January and ended …
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    NOV. 13, 2015
    FRANCE IS EMERGING FROM ONE OF ITS WORST SECURITY CRISES IN DECADES
    Amid Terror in Paris Gun Control Leaves French Defenseless
    GUN CONTROL AT WORK AGAIN. …. THE WHOLE DAMN COUNTRY IS A “GUN FREE ZONE”.
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    https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=FRANCE+HOW+MANY+TERRORIST+ATTACKS+2015
    Charlie Hebdo shooting
    Main article: Charlie Hebdo shooting
    Police officers, emergency vehicles, and journalists at the scene two hours after the shooting at Charlie Hebdo
    The first and deadliest of the attacks occurred at 11:30 CET on 7 January 2015 at the Charlie Hebdo offices; a satirical magazine facility. Two gunmen, identified as Chérif and Saïd Kouachi, entered the building and fatally shot eight employees, two police officers, and two others, and injured eleven other people.[21] The perpetrators fled the scene following the shooting. The primary motive behind the shooting is said to be the Charlie Hebdo cartoons making fun of numerous Islamic leaders. The shooting received widespread condemnation internationally and a National Day of Mourning was held in France on 8 January.
    Fontenay-aux-Roses and Montrouge shootings
    On 7 January, a few hours after the Charlie Hebdo attack, a third assailant in the attacks, Amedy Coulibaly, shot a 32-year-old man who was out jogging in Fontenay-aux-Roses, in a park next to Coulibaly’s home.[22] The man suffered injuries to his arm and back and as of 11 January was in critical condition. Five shell casings were found at the scene. Coulibaly was linked to this shooting after the shell casings were compared to shell casings found at the Porte de Vincennes hostage crisis.[23]
    On 8 January, Coulibaly shot and killed municipal police officer Clarissa Jean-Philippe at the junction of Avenue Pierre Brossolette and Avenue de la Paix in Montrouge (a suburb of Paris), and critically wounded a street sweeper.[4][24]
    Dammartin-en-Goële hostage crisis
    Further information: Charlie Hebdo shooting § Dammartin-en-Goële hostage crisis
    On 9 January, the assailants of the Charlie Hebdo shooting, Chérif and Saïd Kouachi, went to the office of Création Tendance Découverte, a signage production company on an industrial estate in Dammartin-en-Goële. Inside the building were owner Michel Catalano and a male employee, 26-year-old graphics designer Lilian Lepère. During the siege, Lepère was told by Catalano to hide inside the refectory. Throughout the crisis, the perpetrators were unaware that Lepère was in the building. During the siege, a salesman named Didier went to the building on business, and Catalano left his office which he had been hiding in. Both were confronted by the perpetrators and asked to leave. Didier realized that they were terrorists and went to alert the authorities.
    Catalano returned to the building and helped one of the perpetrators who had been injured in earlier gunfire. He was allowed to leave after an hour. After this, Lepère, who was hiding in a cardboard box, alerted authorities about the incident. The siege ended after nine hours at 4:30 pm after police stormed the building and killed both assailants.[25]
    Porte de Vincennes siege
    Main article: Porte de Vincennes siege
    Also on 9 January, Coulibaly, armed with a Škorpion vz. 61 submachine gun, a vz. 58 assault rifle, and two Russian-made Tokarev pistols, entered a Hypercacher kosher supermarket at Porte de Vincennes in east Paris. He killed four people and took several hostages.[26] He had a female accomplice, speculated to be his wife, Hayat Boumeddiene.[27] Coulibaly was reportedly in contact with the Kouachi brothers as the sieges progressed, and told police that he would kill hostages if the brothers were harmed.[28]
    Police stormed the grocery store and gunned down Coulibaly.[29] Fifteen hostages were rescued.[30] Several people were wounded during the incident.[31] Lassana Bathily, a Muslim shop assistant born in Mali, was hailed as a hero in the crisis for risking his life to hide people from the gunman in a downstairs refrigerator room and assisting police after his escape.[32]
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    Paris attacks: Bataclan and other assaults leave many dead
    www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34814203
    BBC
    9 hours ago – France has declared a national state of emergency and tightened borders after at … Eighty people were reported killed after gunmen burst into the Bataclan … Bataclan concert venue, 50 boulevard Voltaire, 11th district – stormed … As the extent of the bloodshed became clear, Mr Hollande went on national …

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    Eyewitness accounts from the scene
    THE ATTACK ON THE 1,500-SEAT BATACLAN HALL WAS BY FAR THE DEADLIEST OF FRIDAY NIGHT’S ATTACKS. GUNMEN OPENED FIRE ON CONCERT-GOERS watching US rock group Eagles of Death Metal. The event had been sold out.
    “At first we thought it was part of the show but we quickly understood,” Pierre Janaszak, a radio presenter, told Agence France Presse.
    “They didn’t stop firing. There was blood everywhere, corpses everywhere. We heard screaming. Everyone was trying to flee.”
    He said the gunmen took 20 hostages, and he heard one of them tell their captives: “It’s the fault of Hollande, it’s the fault of your president, he should not have intervened in Syria”.
    WITHIN AN HOUR,

    SECURITY FORCES HAD STORMED THE CONCERT HALL AND ALL FOUR ATTACKERS THERE WERE DEAD. THREE HAD BLOWN THEMSELVES UP AND A FOURTH WAS SHOT DEAD BY POLICE.
    AND, EIGHT GUN TOTING ISIS JIHADIST IN PARIS FRANCE NO GUN ZONE HAD SEVERAL MINUTES TO SLAUGHTER AS MANY VICTIMS AS THEY COULD WITHOUT FEAR OF INTERFERENCE.

    AND THE MASS SHOOTINGS DIDN’T END UNTIL THE POLICE ARRIVED”WITHIN AN HOUR”
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    FULL TEXT Oct 7, 2015
    KEN BLACKWELL: Ban gun-free zones – Washington Times
    www.washingtontimes.com/…/ken-blackwell-ban…
    The Washington Times
    Oct 7, 2015 – “Gun-free” zones are purported to forestall gun violence, but in practice they attract deranged gunmen like porch lights attract moths. Why?
    BAN GUN-FREE ZONES
    Deranged gunmen target places where no one can shoot back
    By Ken Blackwell – – Wednesday, October 7, 2015
    Would you put a sign outside your house saying, “Doors unlocked,” or “We’re not home”?

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    An underreported study released a year ago by the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC), the organization led by America’s leading gun policy expert John Lott, found that 92 percent of mass shootings since 2009 have taken place in designated gun-free zones.
    Or, as CPRC puts it, “Since 2009, only 8 percent of mass public shootings have occurred where civilians are allowed to defend themselves.”
    “Gun-free” zones are purported to forestall gun violence, but in practice they attract deranged gunmen like porch lights attract moths. Why? Because deranged gunmen are crazy, not stupid. An identified gun-free zone literally advertises the ideal environment for committing mass murder.
    Mass shootings are committed by mentally ill people to achieve a form of immortality, or by political zealots to terrorize the public. They know the more they kill, the more publicity they’ll get. They also know the only way they will be stopped is by a good guy with a gun, so they choose to attack in places where they know nobody else will be armed.
    Most mass shootings don’t end until the police arrive. Killers typically have several minutes to slaughter as many victims as they can without fear of interference.
    At least one mass murderer explained in his “manifesto” that he took armed resistance into account when choosing his target. According to CPRC, California killer Eliot Rodger, who murdered six University of California-Santa Barbara students in 2014, wrote, “I figured this would be the perfect day to attack Isla Vista, but after watching YouTube videos of previous Deltopia parties, I saw that there were way too many cops walking around on such an event. It would be impossible to kill enough of my enemies before being dispatched by those damnable cops.”
    Then there’s Canadian killer Justin Bourque, who murdered three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers in his attempt to start a revolution in New Brunswick in 2014. According to CPRC, “On his Facebook page, Bourque posted comics poking fun at how gun-free zones make these crimes possible.”
    CPRC also notes that the 2012 Aurora, Colo., “Batman” gunman, James Holmes, drove past seven more-nearby theaters playing the movie to launch his attack at the one theater identified as a “gun-free zone.”
    Holmes was able to murder 12 people and wound another 70 before he walked out of the theater and was arrested in the parking lot.
    In contrast, Colorado Springs New Life Church gunman Matthew Murray was shot by an armed volunteer security guard after killing just two people in a crowded church service in 2007.
    Many mass shootings have been ended quickly, with reduced loss of life, by people with concealed carry permits who acted before police could reach the scene. CPRC points to incidents at malls in Portland, Ore., and Salt Lake City, the Appalachian Law School in Virginia, and shootings in Pearl, Miss., and Edinboro, Pa.
    The best thing school administrators can do to protect their charges is to take those gun-free zone signs down, and start allowing faculty members and staff, vigorously trained in gun safety, to carry concealed weapons. The possibility of confronting an armed gym teacher or secretary — who knows who might be carrying? — would dissuade many a would-be mass murderer.
    It’s time to stop the slogans and the feel-good symbolism. We are blessed to live in a free society, but we’ll remain one only as long as the good guys have guns.
    • J. Kenneth Blackwell, a former Ohio secretary of state and mayor of Cincinnati, is a senior fellow and policy board member of the American Civil Rights Union.


  • U.S. Intelligence Now and Then?

    U.S. Intelligence Now and Then?
    May 11, 2013 The U.S. intelligence community is officially made of 17 organizations — There are 1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies working on intelligence, counterterrorism, or homeland security in the U.S. — Just the NSA alone is contracting with more than 250 companies on intelligence work, including big names like Northrop Grumman and SAIC.

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    Oversight of U.S. intelligence agencies generally falls to the Department of Defense or Congress, LEAVING THE AVERAGE CITIZEN WITH PRECIOUS LITTLE KNOWLEDGE OF HOW THEY OPERATE.

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    And, leaving NATO surprised?

    Heimbigner’s latest frustration: “From an alliance perspective, WHAT RUSSIA IS DOING AND THE ABILITY OF RUSSIA TO SURPRISE US ON A VERY CONSISTENT BASIS.”

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    NATO Caught ‘Surprised’ By Russia’s Move Into Syria …
    www.defenseone.com/…/nato-caught-surprised-russias-move-syria/1207…
    Sep 10, 2015 – Intelligence chief says the alliance members can’t even agree whether Moscow or ISIS is the greater threat — AND THERE’S NOT ENOUGH ISR TO GO …

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    FACT Rear Admiral Brett Heimbigner is currently assigned as the director of INTELLIGENCE, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) …

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    SNIPPETS…
    ONE PROBLEM, Heimbigner said, is there are not enough INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE AND RECONNAISSANCE (ISR) assets to go around:
    “WE HAVE A WOEFUL SHORTAGE OF ISR. WHEN WE GO TO ASK THE NATIONS TO CONTRIBUTE, IT’S ALL COMMITTED AND JUST NOT AVAILABLE.”
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    Hmmm… ALL THINGS CONSIDERED?

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    POST 9-11 INTELLIGENCE?
    PR Push for Iraq War Preceded Intelligence Findings
    “White Paper” Drafted before NIE even Requested
    National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 254
    Posted – August 22, 2008

    SNIPPET..
    U.S. Intelligence and Iraq WMD
    Compiled and edited by Dr. John Prados
    There was also a source of intelligence failure that flowed not from bad information but from analytical procedures.

    American intelligence knew that Saddam had worked through the 1990s to deceive UN weapons inspectors—they assumed he was hiding his WMDs rather than concealing the lack of them.

    On specific weapons, for example long-range Iraqi missiles, intelligence took a standard accounting approach, and since they could not account for every Iraqi missile, assumed Saddam was hiding a covert force of ballistic missiles.

    U.S. intelligence was coming off a record of underestimating Iraqi WMD progress in the 1980s and now overcompensated in the other direction.
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    If you want to be an informed American citizen?
    Keep reading….

    These 17 Agencies Make Up The Most Sophisticated Spy …

    www.businessinsider.com/17agencies-of-the-us-intellige…
    Business Insider

    May 11, 2013 – Angela Merkel’s incredible rise from quantum chemist to the world’s most. …. These 17 Agencies Make Up The Most Sophisticated Spy Network In The World … The U.S. intelligence community is vast, composed of 17 distinct …

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    SNIPPETS… repeated for emphasis and clarity
    OVERSIGHT OF THESE 17 AGENCIES GENERALLY FALLS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE OR CONGRESS, LEAVING THE AVERAGE CITIZEN WITH PRECIOUS LITTLE KNOWLEDGE OF HOW THEY OPERATE.
    The U.S. intelligence community is officially made of 17 organizations — There are 1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies working on intelligence, counterterrorism, or homeland security in the U.S. — Just the NSA alone is contracting with more than 250 companies on intelligence work, including big names like Northrop Grumman and SAIC.

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    COMMENT…
    It appears that there is more than “ONE PROBLEM” with U.SA. INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE AND RECONNAISSANCE (ISR)

    When, Rear Admiral Brett Heimbigner the director of INTELLIGENCE, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) …

    SAYS,THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE AND RECONNAISSANCE (ISR) ASSETS TO GO AROUND? AND, IT’S ALL COMMITTED AND JUST NOT AVAILABLE?

    WHAT HAS ALL OF THE U.S. INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE AND RECONNAISSANCE (ISR) BEEN COMMITTED TO?

    REALLY? THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH ASSETS TO GO AROUND ?
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    These 17 Agencies Make Up The Most Sophisticated Spy …

    www.businessinsider.com/17agencies-of-the-us-intellige…
    Business Insider

    May 11, 2013 – Angela Merkel’s incredible rise from quantum chemist to the world’s most. …. These 17 Agencies Make Up The Most Sophisticated Spy Network In The World … The U.S. intelligence community is vast, composed of 17 distinct …
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    (1) The U.S. intelligence community is vast, composed of 17 distinct organizations each operating under its own shroud of secrecy.
    Oversight of these agencies generally falls to the Department of Defense or Congress, leaving the average citizen with precious little knowledge of how they operate.
    Funded by largely classified budgets, it’s difficult to assess how much the U.S. annually spends on these clandestine operations, but one 2012 estimate pegs the cost at about $75 billion.
    The following slides highlight the expansive reach of the U.S. intelligence community.
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    (2) The Central Intelligence Agency spies on foreign governments and organizes covert ops.
    The CIA is the most well-known U.S. spying agency, formed by the passage of the National Security Act of 1947. The agency has its roots with the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) that operated during World War II.
    Headquarters: Langley, Va.
    Mission: CIA collects, analyzes, and disseminates intelligence gathered on foreign nations. This comes through signals and human intelligence sources.
    Budget: Classified. On their website, the CIA states, “neither the number of employees nor the size of the Agency’s budget can, at present, be publicly disclosed. A common misconception is that the Agency has an unlimited budget, which is far from true.”
    There have been some slips, however. In 2005, a CIA deputy director inadvertently revealed the annual intelligence budget was $44 billion.
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    (3) The National Security Agency was once so secretive it was jokingly called ‘No Such Agency.’
    The NSA was established in 1952 with a mission primarily dedicated to code breaking, after the Allies’ success in cracking German and Japanese codes during World War II. For a long time, the NSA, which operates under the Dept. of Defense, was not even recognized by the government, commonly referred to as “No Such Agency.”
    Headquarters: Fort Meade, Md.
    Mission: The main functions of the NSA are signals intelligence — intercepting and processing foreign communications, cryptology — cracking codes, and information assurance. IA is, put simply: preventing foreign hackers from getting secret information.
    Budget: Classified. Some estimate the NSA is actually the largest intelligence organization in the world — three times the size of the CIA. The headquarters alone takes up 6.3 million square feet — around the same size as the Pentagon — with 112 acres of parking spaces, reports the Washington Post.
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    (4) The Defense Intelligence Agency works to understand what foreign militaries will do before they do it.
    The DIA was established in 1961 with the goal of sharing information collected by the major military intelligence outfits (such as Army or Marine Corps Intelligence). More recently, the DIA has been expanding its overseas spy network to collect first-hand intelligence.
    Headquarters: Washington, D.C.
    Mission: The DIA serves as the lead intelligence agency for the Dept. of Defense, coordinating analysis and collection of intelligence on foreign militaries, in addition to surveillance and reconnaissance operations. The DIA is the common link between military and national intelligence agencies.
    Budget: Classified. The DIA does not reveal budget information, although they do say they have more than 16,500 men and women working for them and are under DoD and congressional oversight.
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    (5) The State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research provides diplomats the necessary tools for effective foreign policy.
    The State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) has ties to the Office of Strategic Services from World War II, but was transferred to State after the war. INR now reports directly to the Secretary of State, harnessing intelligence from all sources and offering independent analysis of global events and real-time insight.
    Headquarters: Washington, D.C.
    Mission: This agency serves as the Secretary of State’s primary advisor on intelligence matters, and gives support to other policymakers, ambassadors, and embassy staff.
    Budget: $49 million in 2007, according to documents obtained by FAS.
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    (6) Air Force Intelligence provides reconnaissance for US ground troops.
    Formerly known as the Air Intelligence Agency, the agency is now known as the Air Force ISR — Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance. Air Force intelligence was established in 1948 to get information to troops on the ground, and most recently, the ISR has collected that intelligence from aerial drones.
    Headquarters: Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
    Mission: Air Force ISR collects and analyzes intelligence on foreign nations and hostile forces, both in and out of combat zones. They also conduct electronic and photographic surveillance, and provide weather and mapping data to troops in the field.
    Budget: Unknown. The budget of ISR apparently falls under the Air Force’s Operation & Maintenance budget, which includes other areas outside of the agency’s scope such as flying operations and logistics. That number for 2012, however, was just over $46 million.
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    (7) The FBI’s National Security Branch oversees counterterrorism and intelligence gathering.
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Security Branch (NSB) was established in 2005, combining resources that include counterterrorism, counter-intelligence, weapons of mass destruction, and intelligence under a single FBI leader.
    Headquarters: Washington, D.C.
    Mission: Formed after 9/11 and the Iraq WMD commission — when intelligence agencies were not sharing data with each other — the NSB integrates intel on national security and criminal threats from a variety of sources that are often intertwined in order to protect U.S. interests.
    Budget: Total FBI budget was approximately $8.1 billion in 2012, which included an increase of $119 million “to enhance our counterterrorism, computer intrusions, and other programs,” according to their website.
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    (8) Army Intelligence and Security Command offers essential intel to troops on the battlefield.
    Army intelligence has been around since spies worked for the Continental Army in 1775, but the U.S. Army’s Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) was established in 1977 to become the major unifying command of army intelligence.
    Headquarters: Fort Belvoir, Va.
    Mission: INSCOM provides commanders on the ground with information they may need on the battlefield: intercepted enemy radio communications, maps, ground imagery, and information on force structure and numbers.
    Budget: Unknown. The total military intelligence budget was $21.5 billion in 2012.
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    (9) The Department of Energy, Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence gathers information on foreign nuclear weapons.
    Surprisingly, the Energy Department even has an intelligence service. The Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence focuses on technical intelligence on nuclear weapons and nonproliferation, nuclear energy (especially foreign), and energy security.
    Headquarters: Washington, D.C.
    Mission: The Dept. of Energy doesn’t have the ability to conduct foreign intelligence, instead relying on information passed to them by other agencies (such as the CIA or NSA). If it involves weapons of mass destruction, the DoE offers up the analytical expertise.
    Budget: Unknown. Like other government budgets, the intelligence activity is not specifically mentioned, although it may fall under “Atomic Energy Defense Activities” which had a total budget of more than $16 billion in 2012.
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    (10) Coast Guard Intelligence provides information on maritime security and homeland defense.
    Coast Guard Intelligence (CGI) was formed in 1915 and now falls under the Dept. of Homeland Security, providing information on maritime and port security, search and rescue, and counter-narcotics.
    Headquarters: Washington, D.C.
    Mission: Although CGI is technically an intelligence agency, its primary mission is as an investigative arm of the Coast Guard. CGI special agents “conduct criminal, counterintelligence and personnel security investigations within the Coast Guard’s area of responsibility,” with the majority being criminal offenses violating military law, according to the Coast Guard’s official website. However, the Coast Guard does have specialists conducting analysis and collection of intelligence.
    Budget: Unknown. Like the Army, the budget has some overlap, although the 2014 budget request includes $60 million for C4ISR systems, an acronym for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance.
    CGI headquarters is relatively small, only employing about 280.
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    (11) The Treasury’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis collects terrorism and financial intelligence.
    The Office of Intelligence and Analysis is fairly new, established in 2004 by the Intelligence Authorization Act. OIA’s focus is mainly on providing information to combat terrorism and illicit financial transactions.
    Headquarters: Washington, D.C.
    Mission: OIA safeguards the U.S. financial system “against illicit use and combating rogue nations, terrorist facilitators, weapons of mass destruction proliferators, money launderers, drug kingpins, and other national security threats,” according to DNI.
    Budget: Around $340 million.
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    (12) The Drug Enforcement Administration hunts down illegal drugs.
    The DEA has been gathering intelligence for anti-drug operations since its establishment in 1973. The agency collects and provides intelligence to other law enforcement agencies and helps with investigations.
    Headquarters: El Paso, Texas
    Mission: DEA assists local and federal law enforcement in conducting major drug investigations, along with developing “information that leads to seizures and arrests, and provid[ing] policy makers with drug trend information upon which programmatic decisions can be based,” according to their website.
    Budget: $2 billion (total DEA budget in 2013)
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    (13) The Marine Corps Intelligence Activity monitors the Corp’s battlefields.
    Like Army intelligence, the Marine Corps provides their own agency to collect and analyze information for troops on the ground. This includes map making, radio intercepts, human intelligence, and counter-intelligence.
    Headquarters: Quantico, Va.
    Mission: The primary function of Marine IA is to give tactical and operational intelligence to battlefield commanders. They also serve as the “go-to” unit for the Commandant of the Marine Corps on understanding intel.
    Budget: Unknown. The total military intelligence budget was $21.5 billion in 2012.
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    (14) The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency provides advanced mapping for military forces.
    Having its roots from the 1972 formation of the Defense Mapping Agency and formerly known as NIMA, the agency was renamed the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in 2003. The agency has the task of collecting and understanding Earth’s physical and man-made attributes. Using advanced imagery (mainly from satellites), it was NGA watching Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan.
    Headquarters: Ft. Belvoir, Va.
    Mission: NGA employs cartographers and analysts that collect and generate information about the Earth. This data is used in navigation, national security, military operations, and humanitarian aid efforts.
    Budget: Classified. NGA employs approximately 14,500 government civilians.
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    (15) The National Reconnaissance Office is responsible for America’s spy satellites.
    While the NGA is responsible for gaining information from satellite data, the National Reconnaissance Office — created secretly in 1961 and not acknowledged until 1992 — is in charge with satellite design, building, launch, and maintenance.
    Headquarters: Chantilly, Va.
    Mission: NRO gives its mission as “innovative overhead intelligence systems for national security.” Simply put, the NRO provides their “customers” at the CIA, DoD, and elsewhere with technologically advanced spy satellites.
    Budget: Classified.
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    (16) The Office of Naval Intelligence provides information on the world’s oceans to sailors everywhere.
    The Office of Naval Intelligence was established in 1882 for “the purpose of collecting and recording naval information” that could be useful in war and peace. Like other military intelligence services, ONI gives maritime commanders information they need on foreign forces.
    Headquarters: Washington, D.C.
    Mission: ONI gathers intelligence and moves it rapidly to decision makers. “We produce maritime intelligence on weapons and technology proliferation and smuggling and illicit maritime activities that directly supports the U.S. Navy, joint war fighters and national decision makers and agencies,” according to their website.
    Budget: Unknown. The total military intelligence budget was $21.5 billion in 2012.
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    (17) The Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis looks for information on any potential threats to the US.
    The DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis works primarily on homeland threats — collecting and analyzing information, and sharing intelligence with local and federal law enforcement through the use of “fusion centers.”
    Headquarters: Washington, D.C.
    Mission: They work on four main areas: understanding threats through analysis, collecting information relevant to homeland security, sharing that information with the agencies that need it, and managing the homeland security enterprise, according to DNI.
    Budget: Classified. In a Congressional Research Service report, it was noted that “DNI does not publicly disclose details about the intelligence budget, but … reported that the aggregate amount appropriated to the [national intelligence program] for FY2009 was $49.8 billion.”
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    The Office of the Director of National Intelligence is where all the intelligence should come together for delivery to the president.
    Established in 2004, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) manages the efforts of the entire U.S. intelligence community. Director James R. Clapper serves as the principal advisor to the president as well as the National Security and Homeland Security Councils.
    Headquarters: Washington, D.C.
    Mission: The DNI has two main missions: to lead intelligence integration, and “forge an intelligence community that delivers the most insightful intelligence possible.”
    Budget: The specifics of the office itself are unknown, but the total aggregate amount for the national intelligence program is more than $48 billion.
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    the bottom line….
    BONUS: The ‘intelligence state’ has been expanding drastically since 9/11.
    The U.S. intelligence community is officially made of 17 organizations, but there is even more to the story.
    A groundbreaking investigation from the Washington Post found some rather daunting figures:
    — 1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies are working on intelligence, counterterrorism, or homeland security in the U.S.
    — Just the NSA alone is contracting with more than 250 companies on intelligence work, including big names like Northrop Grumman and SAIC.
    — Many intelligence agencies are doing redundant work, such as 51 federal and military organizations that track the flow of money in and out of terror networks.
    — One reason why those intelligence budgets are classified: millions of dollars in so-called “ghost money” given to foreign governments.
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    WHO’S PROVIDING THE INTELLIGENCE? AND HOW VALID IS IT?

    Counterinsurgency (COIN) Intelligence, Surveillance, and …

    www.acq.osd.mil/dsb/reports/ADA543575.pdf

    Feb 23, 2011 – The DSB Advisory Group on Defense Intelligence Task Force on Counter Insurgency. (COIN) Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance …
    A 122 page document from the U.S. Department of Defense
    Feb 23, 2011 – (COIN) Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Operations ….. The lack of a single authoritative definition of COIN is impeding a …
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    Spying on American Allies an U.S. Citizens?
    ALL’S FAIR IN LOVE AND WAR?

    4 Things To Know About Spying On Allies : Parallels : NPR

    www.npr.org/…/parallels/…/four-things-to-know-about-spying-on-allie

    NPR

    Oct 28, 2013 – Disclosures about the National Security Agency’s spying on U.S. allies, including France and Germany, have sparked outrage in Europe and …

    NPR Oct 28, 2013 – Disclosures that the National Security Agency has spied on U.S. … surveillance: the Brits can spy on our citizens, we can spy on theirs, and then …
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    NSA Spying: A Threat To US Interests? – YaleGlobal Online

    yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/nsaspyingthreatusinterests
    Yale University

    Dec 5, 2013 – Big-data snooping by the NSA and US companies unnerves many Europeans, polls suggest.
    Dec 5, 2013 – Big-data snooping by the NSA and US companies unnerves many … telephone and internet data of citizens in other allied countries even as part of an … The exposure of NSA spying has had an impact on America’s image …
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    NSA Fesses Up To Improper Surveillance Of U.S. Citizens

    www.huffingtonpost.com/…/nsa-spying-report_n_6…
    The Huffington Post

    Dec 26, 2014 – While you were drinking eggnog on Christmas Eve, the National Security Agency released hundreds of pages of heavily redacted documents …
    The Huffington Post
    Dec 26, 2014 – … privacy and civil liberties while safeguarding the nation and our allies.” … NSA Spied On Five Politically Active American Citizens, The .
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    Term. Definition. INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE AND RECONNAISSANCE (ISR) An activity that synchronizes and integrates the planning and operation of sensors, assets, and processing, exploitation, and dissemination systems in direct support of current and future operations.
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    Oct 8, 2015

    Nato renews pledge amid Russia ‘escalation’ – BBC

    www.bbc.co.uk/…/world-europe-34471…
    British Broadcasting Corporation

    3 days ago – Nato has renewed assurances to defend allies in view of the “escalation of Russian military activities” in Syria, the alliance’s secretary-general …
    43 mins ago – NATO WILL DEFEND YOU, NATO IS ON THE GROUND, NATO IS READY.” He also urged Moscow to … This principle of collective defence commits them to protect each other. On Wednesday, Russia … 8 October 2015 • Russia’s intervention …
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    COMMENT…..
    As for NATO, Heimbigner described an alliance divided?
    Oct 8, 2015

    Ready or not? NATO determines such action as it deems necessary, FOR THE SYRIAN RUSSIA TURKEY CRISIS, INCLUDING THE USE OF ARMED FORCE, to restore and maintain the security of THE CONFLICT AND CRISIS IN THE MIDDLE EAST….

    NATO HAS THE MILITARY CAPACITY (of 28 nation including the U.S.A.) needed to undertake CRISIS- MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS

    Hmmm. Sept. 28, 2015 PRESIDENT OBAMA told the United Nations international body that he commands the most powerful military force on the planet.

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    Sep 10, 2015
    NATO Caught ‘Surprised’ By Russia’s Move Into Syria …
    www.defenseone.com/threats/2015/09/nato-caught…russias…/120764/
    Sep 10, 2015 – INTELLIGENCE chief says the alliance members can’t even agree whether Moscow or ISIS is the greater threat — and there’s not enough ISR to go …
    When Russia sent military forces into Syria last weekend, it caught NATO by surprise and proved that its members can neither stay ahead of threats nor even decide which ones are the most pressing, the ALLIANCE’S INTELLIGENCE DIRECTOR said.
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    Who is NATO’S alliance’s INTELLIGENCE DIRECTOR?
    Major General Joseph T. Guastella, Jr. is the Deputy Chief of Staff, OPERATIONS AND INTELLIGENCE, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), Casteau, Belgium. He is responsible for supervising and directing the SHAPE Comprehensive Crisis Operations Management Center, J2, J3, and J9.
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    “Are we keeping up with threats?…Absolutely not,” said U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Brett Heimbigner Thursday. “The demands for intelligence… to accurately deal with some of these crises is clearly insufficient.”
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    Who is U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Brett Heimbigner?
    Rear Admiral Brett Heimbigner is currently assigned as the director of INTELLIGENCE, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) …
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    Heimbigner’s latest frustration: “From an alliance perspective, WHAT RUSSIA IS DOING AND THE ABILITY OF RUSSIA TO SURPRISE US ON A VERY CONSISTENT BASIS.”

    As for NATO, Heimbigner described an alliance divided: its Baltic and eastern members worry MORE ABOUT RUSSIA, while southern members ARE MORE CONCERNED ABOUT THE ISLAMIC STATE, whose “growth is exponentially higher than what they anticipated.”

    “In fact, we are now in a situation where, as an alliance (NATO), WE CAN’T EVEN COME UP WITH A COORDINATED THREAT ASSESSMENT OVERALL” because both groups want their concerns to take priority, he said.

    One problem, Heimbigner said, is there are not enough INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE AND RECONNAISSANCE (ISR) assets to go around: “WE HAVE A WOEFUL SHORTAGE OF ISR. WHEN WE GO TO ASK THE NATIONS TO CONTRIBUTE, IT’S ALL COMMITTED AND JUST NOT AVAILABLE.”
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    The U.S. Didn’t Have The Intelligence?
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  • Volkswagen’s Partners in Pollution?

    Volkswagen’s Partners in Pollution?

    October 8, 2015 C-SPAN
    VOLKSWAGEN EMISSIONS INVESTIGATION
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    ALMOST THREE WEEKS AFTER IT CONFESSED PUBLICLY TO CHEATING U.S. EMISSIONS TESTS, Europe’s largest carmaker is under pressure to identify those responsible, fix affected vehicles and clarify EXACTLY HOW AND WHERE THE CHEATING HAPPENED.

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    House slams regulators for not catching VW for years
    LAWMAKERS SLAMMED AN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (EPA) AGENCY OFFICIAL WHO TESTIFIED AFTER HORN FOR NOT CATCHING VOLKSWAGEN.

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    Representative Michael Burgess, a Texas Republican, questioned the size of EPA’s annual budget, noting THAT THE CHEATING WAS UNCOVERED BY A WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY STUDY THAT HAD A BUDGET OF LESS THAN $70,000.
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    INDEED WE MUST GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE

    FIRST PUBLISHED MAY 2014

    WVU study found elevated levels of emissions from …

    wvutoday.wvu.edu/…/wvustudyfoundelevate
    West Virginia University

    Sep 24, 2015 – WVU study found elevated levels of emissions from Volkswagen vehicles … college/school/department in the Experts Database at WVU Today..
    West Virginia University
    Sep 24, 2015 – WVU study found elevated levels of emissions from Volkswagen vehicles … first published May 2014 IN A STUDY COMMISSIONED BY the International Council on Clean Transportation .
    In 2014, the International Council on Clean Transportation contracted West Virginia University WVU to perform on-road emissions testing in order to study off-cycle emissions performance and fuel economy from three diesel light-duty vehicles under typical driving conditions in the U.S. –

    Arvind Thiruvengadam, research assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering in the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, carried out the real-world emissions testing. – See more at: http://wvutoday.wvu.edu/n/2015/09/24/wvu-study-found-elevated-levels-of-emissions-from-volkswagen-vehicles#sthash.quUbcSRe.dpuf

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    “I’M NOT GOING TO BLAME OUR BUDGET FOR THE FACT THAT WE MISSED THIS CHEATING,”
    REPLIED THE EPA’S CHRISTOPHER GRUNDLER, WHO SAID HIS TRANSPORTATION AND AIR QUALITY OFFICE HAS AN ANNUAL BUDGET OF ROUGHLY $100 MILLION. “I do think we do a very good job of setting priorities.”

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    BURGESS REPLIED: “WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, JUST LOOKING AT THE SITUATION, I THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE OUGHT TO ASK THAT WE FIRE YOU AND HIRE WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY TO DO OUR WORK.”
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    More is better, Documentation from several global sources, $$$,  history and background

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    BERLIN/WASHINGTON, Oct 8, 2015 (Reuters) – Volkswagen’s rigging of diesel emissions tests was not a company decision but the result of actions by a small number of engineers, its top U.S. executive said on Thursday.
    “TO MY UNDERSTANDING, THIS WAS NOT A CORPORATE DECISION; THIS WAS SOMETHING INDIVIDUALS DID,” Michael Horn, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, told a panel of U.S. lawmakers investigating the German carmaker’s wrongdoing.
    “I AGREE IT’S VERY HARD TO BELIEVE, AND I PERSONALLY FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE,” HE ADDED.
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    Representative Chris Collins, a Republican from New York, said at the House hearing he categorically rejected Horn’s statement that USING DEFEAT DEVICES was not a corporate decision.
    “EITHER YOUR ENTIRE ORGANIZATION IS INCOMPETENT when it comes to trying to come up with intellectual property, AND I DON’T BELIEVE THAT FOR A SECOND, or they are complicit at the highest levels in a massive cover-up that continues today,” Collins said.
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    WOW, AND THE REALLY HARD PART FOR ME, IS THE FACT, THAT EPA MISSED IT?

    I MUST COMMENT….

    “I AGREE IT’S VERY HARD TO BELIEVE, AND I PERSONALLY FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE” AND I DON’T BELIEVE THAT FOR A SECOND, THAT VOLKSWAGEN, THE LARGEST CAR MANUFACTURER IN THE WORLD COULD HAVE GOTTEN AWAY WITH USING EMISSIONS DEFEAT DEVICES from 2009-2015 on up to

    11 Million Cars Worldwide Have Emissions ‘Defeat Device …

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    I MUST QUESTION..
    REALLY? ELEVEN MILLION DIESEL VEHICLES MADE IN GERMANY FROM 2009-2015 WITH EMISSIONS DEFEAT DEVICES?
    AND, THE DEVICES WENT UNDETECTED BY ANY GLOBAL GOVERNMENT CLEAN AIR AGENCY, INCLUDING THE EPA ….
    UNTIL THE CHEATING WAS UNCOVERED BY A WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY STUDY THAT HAD A BUDGET OF LESS THAN $70,000.
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    I MUST QUESTION..
    All things considered, American Citizens, as voters and taxpayers, that are subject to, and must live with, the ECONOMIC IMPACT of the EPA CLEAN ENERGY ACT… …. must ask more of this sub-committee….
    • House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
    • VOLKSWAGEN EMISSIONS INVESTIGATION

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    American Citizens must ask and we are entitled to answers from our elected representative on the following
    EXACTLY WHO WHAT WHEN WHERE AND WHY DID THE GLOBAL CLEAN AIR GOVERNMENT AGENCIES INCLUDING THE EPA …COLLABORATE WITH, SHOW INCOMPETENCE, ENCOURAGE CHEATING, ACT IN COLLUSION WITH AND BE COMPLICIT? IN THE VW CHEATING DEFEAT DEVICES?

    “Either the entire global government clean air organization are incompetent? Or global government clean air agencies have been complicit and or in collusion with VW at the highest levels in this massive cover-up?
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    Notice of Violation – Environmental Protection Agency

    A 6 page EPA document
    www3.epa.gov/…/vw-no…
    United States Environmental Protection Agency
    Sep 18, 2015 – Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. Thru: … for each test group of vehicles that it intends to enter into United States commerce. 40 CPR.
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    Volkswagen emissions scandal – as it happened on Tuesday

    www.telegraph.co.uk › … › News by Sector › Industry

    The Daily Telegraph

    Sep 22, 2015 – The revelation at VW raises new “trust” issues for global automakers in the … The implications for the auto sector both in the US and Europe are grim. ….. to put aside more money to cover the costs of the emissions disaster, …

    Sep 22, 2015 – The revelation at VW raises new “trust” issues for global automakers in the … The implications for the auto sector both in the US and Europe are grim. ….. to put aside more money to cover the costs of the emissions disaster, …

    If America’s Environmental Protection Agency pushes for the maximum penalty for Violating the Clean Air Act, VW could face a fine of $37,500 for each vehicle affected, potentially opening it up to an $18bn hit.
    22.45
    Steve Huntingford, the Telegraph’s cars editor, argues that up until now European authorities have been guilty of encouraging manufacturers to cheat.
    The biggest business crisis in Volkswagen’s 78-year history has wiped more than a third off its share price, forced out its long-time chief executive, prompted investigations across the world and rocked both the car industry and German establishment.
    VW is in mortal danger
    Ben Wright, Group Business Editor at The Telegraph, believes Volkswagen is now in mortal danger.
    THIS IS A CORPORATE CATASTROPHE. IT IS NO EXAGGERATION TO SAY THAT VW, THE LARGEST CAR MANUFACTURER IN THE WORLD, IS NOW IN MORTAL DANGER. It may well survive as it can almost certainly manage the immediate financial hit; whether it can recover from the reputational damage it has suffered remains to be seen.
    “There’s certainly plenty more mileage left in this scandal. VW claimed it was trying to help save the planet by developing greener diesel engines while deliberately swerving rules so that its engines could pump out 40 times the legal limit of nitrogen oxides. IT IS NOW FACING A CRIMINAL PROBE IN THE US AND INVESTIGATIONS ALL AROUND THE WORLD that could, in turn, open the door to civil cases.”

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    House slams regulators for not catching VW for years
    www.reuters.com/…/us-volkswagen-emissions-idUSKCN0S217M…
    Reuters
    1 hour ago – Volkswagen said it was supporting the investigation and had handed over … Volkswagen CEO apologizes to Congress for emissions problems.
    Volkswagen AG’s (VOWG_p.DE) U.S. chief executive blamed “individuals” for using software to cheat on diesel emissions at a House hearing on Thursday as lawmakers attacked federal environmental regulators for failing to catch the fraud for years.
    Michael Horn, head of Volkswagen Americas, testified before a House of Representatives oversight and investigations panel about the emissions scandal that has chopped more than a third of the company’s market value and sent tremors through the global auto industry.
    Volkswagen’s use of defeat devices, software that evaded U.S. tests for emissions harmful to human health, was not a corporate decision, but something a few employees engineered, Horn said under oath.
    “This was a couple of software engineers who put this in for whatever reason,” Horn said about the software code inserted into diesel cars since 2009. Volkswagen used different defeat devices in Europe and the United States, Horn said, as emissions standards are different in the two regions.
    “Some people have made the wrong decisions in order to get away with something,” Horn said when asked by lawmakers if Volkswagen cheated with defeat devices because it was cheaper than using special injection systems to cut emissions.
    Lawmakers slammed an Environmental Protection Agency official who testified after Horn for not catching Volkswagen. Representative Michael Burgess, a Texas Republican, questioned the size of EPA’s annual budget, noting that the cheating was uncovered by a West Virginia University study that had a budget of less than $70,000.
    “I’m not going to blame our budget for the fact that we missed this cheating,” replied the EPA’s Christopher Grundler, who said his transportation and air quality office has an annual budget of roughly $100 million. “I do think we do a very good job of setting priorities.”
    Burgess replied: “With all due respect, just looking at the situation, I think the American people ought to ask that we fire you and hire West Virginia University to do our work.”
    Volkswagen is expected next week to provide U.S. and California regulators with a preliminary attempt at a software fix for the defeat devices it installed in 2012-2014 Passats, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday.
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    3.6M Cars In Europe Require Hardware Changes

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    8 hours ago – Los Angeles Drops Discrimination Lawsuit Against Citigroup … Germany’s transport ministry said Friday that nearly 3.6 million 1.6-liter engine cars of Volkswagen AG in Europe will require hardware changes in the wake of the … The news comes just a day after police and prosecutors raided the carmaker’s …
    • › Germany says 3.6 million VW cars will require hardware changes
    SUED IN TEXAS, RAIDED IN GERMANY
    The German automaker has suspended 10 senior managers, including three top engineers, as part of its internal investigation. The scandal, the biggest business crisis in Volkswagen’s 78-year history, has also forced the ouster of long-time CEO Martin Winterkorn.
    German prosecutors raided Volkswagen’s headquarters and other offices earlier on Thursday, as part of their investigation into whether the company also cheated tests in Europe.
    Volkswagen said it was supporting the investigation and had handed over a “comprehensive” range of documents.
    The internal inquiry has found employees began to install defeat devices after realizing a costly new engine would fail U.S. emissions standards, according to sources. Company investigators have found no evidence against the engineers.
    Also on Thursday, the state of Texas sued Volkswagen over the marketing of supposedly clean diesel vehicles, alleging the company violated a state law prohibiting deceptive trade practices.
    Representative Chris Collins, a Republican from New York, said at the House hearing he categorically rejected Horn’s statement that using defeat devices was not a corporate decision.
    “Either your entire organization is incompetent when it comes to trying to come up with intellectual property, and I don’t believe that for a second, or they are complicit at the highest levels in a massive cover-up that continues today,” Collins said.
    Volkswagen, even after hearing in the spring of 2014 about an independent study that showed emissions irregularities in two of its diesel cars, told U.S. air regulators for about a year that the higher emissions data was the result of technical problems with the tests.
    Horn said the company told regulators only on Sept. 3 that it was using defeat devices and that before then he had no understanding of what they were.
    Horn, sitting alone before the committee with folded hands and a furrowed brow, apologized to lawmakers for Volkswagen’s using defeat devices, and pledged to cooperate with the committee. But he offered little new, saying the company’s external investigation remains at a preliminary stage.
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    • › EPA expects preliminary VW defeat device software fix next week
    THE FIX
    Owners of 2009 to 2015 Volkswagen diesel cars have more questions than answers about their vehicles and many have joined lawsuits against the company. Horn said fixing the vehicles will take years and require approval from regulators. A small number of cars are expected to need only a software fix.
    Most of the cars would require more extensive changes including possible installation of urea tanks that neutralize harmful emissions and particulates.
    Volkswagen is working to obtain conditional approval from EPA and California regulators to begin software fixes in January on some of the 482,000 cars that had defeat devices. Another group of the cars will require fixes that would begin no earlier than mid-2016. But there was no date for fixing the 325,000 oldest “Generation One” cars that need the most repair.
    The EPA’s Grundler told lawmakers he expects Volkswagen to provide options for fixing the cars as early as next week.
    Representative Frank Pallone, a New Jersey Democrat, said Horn’s statements did not give him “much confidence that we’re going to see these vehicles get fixed.”
    Pallone pressed EPA air enforcement director Phillip Brooks on whether individuals at Volkswagen or the company itself could face criminal charges. “It would be unfair for me to say much more about what the end result might be,” Brooks said.
    “But it’s a possibility?” Pallone asked.
    “Certainly,” Brooks answered.
    (Additional reporting by Andreas Cremer in Berlin, Barbara Lewis in Brussels and David Ingram in New York; Editing by Matthew Lewis)
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    Michael Horn, president and chief executive officer of Volkswagen Group of America, testified at a hearing investigating allegations of air quality standards cheating by the German automaker by purposefully deceiving emissions tests for some of its diesel-powered vehicles. Then Environmental Protection Agency officials Christopher Grundler and Phillip Brooks testified about the investigation. read more
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    00:00:29
    Tim Murphy
    TO SAY ON CAPITOL HILL. [INDISCERNIBLE] >> COULD MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA MOVE OUT OF THE WAY? >> I COULD TAKE THAT THING APART AND PUT IT BACK TOGETHER….
    00:03:30
    Jan Schakowsky
    AS TO WHAT WAS DONE TO THE ENGINES. WAS IT DONE TO DELIBERATELY DECEIVE GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS AND REGULATORS? AND WHAT IS FALSE WAGON DOING TO FIX THE…
    00:04:56
    Diana L. DeGette
    THIS DEFEAT DEVICE SETS WHEN THEY WERE UNDERGOING TESTING. AND INSERTED CONTROL SYSTEMS. AND WE KNOW THAT DURING NORMAL ROAD USE, THE CONTROLS WERE REDUCED….
    00:08:59
    Michael C. Burgess M.D.
    ASSURANCES WE CAN TRUST WHAT THEY SAY, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, REGULATORS AND COMERS ARE LEFT IN THE DARK. I HOPE YOU COME PREPARED TO ANSWER SOME OF THESE…
    00:10:54
    Frederick “Fred” S. Upton
    00:14:26
    Marsha Blackburn
    LEADERS NEED TO DEMONSTRATE COMMITMENT TO ANSWER THESE AND QUESTIONS HAUNTED BY THE ACTIONS. THIS REQUIRES TRANSPARENCY, COOPERATION, AND CLEAR COMMUNICATION…
    00:14:53
    Gene Green
    NATION, A NATION OF REGULATORS, LOYALISTS, AND INNOCENT CUSTOMERS. IT IS TIME TO
    00:16:27
    David B. McKinley
    CLEAN IT UP OR GET OFF THE ROAD. I YIELD THE BALANCE OF MY TIME. >> THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN. MR. HORN, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. I THINK IT IS APPROPRIATE…
    00:16:34
    Michael Horn
    CHAIRMAN SAID, BASICALLY THE WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, HOW AND WHY. WHY YOU DID IT, HOW YOU DID IT, WHEN YOU DID IT, LENDING YOU — WHEN YOU KNEW, DID IT…
    00:17:35
    Frank Pallone Jr.
    CLARITY TO WHAT THIS IS. THANK YOU FOR HOLDING THIS AND THE — I LOOK FORWARD TO THE CONVERSATION. >> MR. CHAIRMAN, THANK YOU FOR HOLDING THIS HEARING….
    00:19:40
    H. “Morgan” Morgan Griffith
    THE OIL INDUSTRY IN GENERAL. LET ME REMIND YOU OF THE DIFFICULT RELATIONSHIP WITH THE OIL INDUSTRY. IN 2010 THE COMMITTEE INVESTIGATED THE RECALL OF 9 MILLION…
    00:20:22
    Jan Schakowsky
    00:23:35
    Michael Horn
    DO YOU SWEAR THE TESTIMONY YOU ARE ABOUT TO GET IS THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH? >> THANK YOU. THE WITNESS ANSWERED YES. YOU ARE…
    00:25:16
    John Yarmuth
    00:28:02
    Chris Collins
    AND HELD ACCOUNTABLE. THOROUGHLY INVESTIGATIONS HAVE ALREADY BEGUN, THE ANY INFORMATION AND DEVELOPMENT IS PRELIMINARY. WE ASK YOU ARE UNDERSTANDING HERE…
    00:30:32
    Tim Murphy
    MODELS — KNOWLEDGE, DID PW STALL SOFTWARE FOR THE EXPRESS PURPOSE OF DEFEATING EMISSIONS CONTROLS? MR. HORN: TO OUR UNDERSTANDING, IT WAS INSTALLED TO…
    00:33:06
    Peter Welch
    NOT KNOW SOMETHING WAS AMISS. I’M SURE WE WILL HAVE MORE QUESTIONS. I WANT TO ASK, IN TERMS OF THE STATUS FOR REMEDYING THESE DEVICES, WHO IS RESPONSIBLE…
    00:36:57
    Diana L. DeGette
    00:37:48
    Michael Horn
    HARDWARE ENGINEERING IS COMPLEX AND TAKES TIME TO DEVELOP. THE GENERATION TO VEHICLES, — TWO VEHICLES, THE PASSAT, 90,000 CARS HERE IN THE U.S., THIS WOULD…
    00:38:21
    William “Bill” Flores
    00:39:26
    Michael Horn
    00:43:47
    Yvette D. Clarke
    THESE ARE FOR THE CARS THAT THE SOFTWARE WILL NOT WORK. MR. HORN: WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE GENERATION ONE CAR, THE 430,000 CARS. THE PICTURE YOU HAVE…
    00:44:19
    Frederick “Fred” S. Upton
    00:45:12
    Michael Horn
    95,000 GENERATION TO AND AROUND 70,000 GENERATION ONE VEHICLES. — ALL OF THESE ARE OUT OF THE LEAGUE OF COMPLIANCE. AS THE EPA IS THAT ALL OF THESE CARS…
    00:49:15
    Paul Tonko
    PROFITABILITY UP THERE. BUT I WILL PAY YOU, ON FRIDAY THE 18TH, THE VIOLATION NOTICE WAS COMMUNICATED. SOME OF THE PEOPLE SITTING BEHIND ME, WE ISSUED…
    00:50:30
    Frank Pallone Jr.
    THE CONCERN I HAVE IS WHEN YOU BUY ONE OF THESE CARS, YOU ARE RELYING ON THE EMISSIONS STANDARDS, AND ALSO THE FUEL ECONOMY AND PERFORMANCE IS GOOD. YOU…
    00:54:32
    Diana L. DeGette
    STANDARDS, THE IMPACT MAY HAVE A SLIGHT IMPACT — ON PERFORMANCE. THIS IS A DISCUSSION FOR THE AGENCIES, BUT OF COURSE WE WILL LOOK INTO COMPENSATING CUSTOMERS….
    00:55:21
    Marsha Blackburn
    00:56:02
    Michael Horn
    MY UNDERSTANDING IS ADMISSIONS ARE UP TO 40 TON — 40 TIMES THE ALLOWABLE LIMIT. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH REGARD TO THE POLLUTION AND THE IMPACT…
    00:56:32
    Recess
    VEHICLES WHOLE, TO MAKE THE DEALERS THAT HAVE TRUSTED IN YOU WHOLE? ALSO THE INDIVIDUALS EMPLOYED BY YOUR FACILITIES, WHEN ARE THEY GOING TO HAVE CERTAINTY…
    01:00:35
    Kathy Anne Castor
    01:06:09
    Michael Horn
    01:06:31
    Joe Barton
    01:12:04
    Joseph “Joe” P. Kennedy III
    01:17:58
    David B. McKinley
    01:18:34
    Michael Horn
    01:22:43
    Jan Schakowsky
    01:28:12
    Michael C. Burgess M.D.
    01:34:06
    Gene Green
    01:35:47
    Michael Horn
    01:38:53
    H. “Morgan” Morgan Griffith
    01:44:29
    John Yarmuth
    01:47:15
    Chris Collins
    01:52:19
    Peter Welch
    01:57:34
    William “Bill” Flores
    01:58:39
    Michael Horn
    02:03:00
    Yvette D. Clarke
    02:08:28
    Paul Tonko
    02:13:45
    Diana L. DeGette
    02:15:45
    Recess
    OATH. WE’LL NOW ALLOW YOU TO EACH GIVE A FIVE MINUTE SUMMARY OF YOUR OPENING STATEMENT. >> OTHER MEMBERS OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE. WE APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY…
    02:19:30
    Christopher Grundler
    02:23:49
    Tim Murphy
    02:24:15
    Christopher Grundler
    02:28:58
    Diana L. DeGette
    02:34:08
    Phillip Brooks
    02:34:45
    H. “Morgan” Morgan Griffith
    02:38:00
    Christopher Grundler
    02:41:27
    Frank Pallone Jr.
    02:43:18
    Phillip Brooks
    02:46:40
    Michael C. Burgess M.D.
    02:52:40
    Kathy Anne Castor
    02:53:31
    Christopher Grundler
    02:58:28
    Larry D. Bucshon M.D.
    03:00:16
    Jan Schakowsky
    03:04:24
    Yvette D. Clarke
    03:06:11
    Christopher Grundler
    03:09:39
    Tim Murphy
    03:10:19
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