New information on gun rights motive in National Guard bioterror exercise story

From News Channel 3 WSAZ – A dead science teacher, weapons of mass destruction, first responders in hazmat suits and the Ohio Army National Guard all near the Municipal Stadium in Portsmouth, Thursday. There’s no cause for alarm — this is just a drill!

 The mock disaster training exercise is being done with Scioto County first responders and the Ohio Army National Guard 52nd Civil Support Unit.

 “It’s the reality of the world we live in,” says Portsmouth Police Chief Bill Raisin. “Don’t forget there is such a thing as domestic terrorism. This helps us all be prepared.”

 The make-believe scenario is timely. Two school employees who are disgruntled over the government’s interpretation of the Second Amendment, plot to use chemical, biological and radiological agents against members of the local community.”

A FOIA request to the Ohio NG revealed that the statement by the local news team was accurate.  I read the documents, released by mediatrackers.org, and the only motive given in the scenario scripts was “On the chalk board as well as the tables there were several statements about protecting Gun Rights and Second Amendment rights.”

Mediatrackers.org followed up after the FOIA documents were finally provided.

Ohio National Guard Communications Director James Sims II suggested Media Trackers was “inferring” from the ONG document’s contents as opposed to “what’s actually in the report.”  After excerpts of the report were read to him, Sims said it was “not relevant” to understand why conservatives may feel unduly targeted by ONG’s training scenario.  “Okay, I’m gonna stop ya there. I’m going to quit this conversation,” Sims concluded. “You have a good day.”

While I disagree with Mr. Sims, the Ohio NG press release led me to believe that perhaps the Civil Support Team involved in the exercise did not develop the scenario.  When I asked Ohio National Guard Communications Director James Sims who had actually developed the scenario, his email reply stated “The West Virginia CST developed the scenario.”

I emailed Lt. Col. Todd Harrell, WV Army National Guard Public Affairs Officer, to see if he would provide any information on the matter.  Six days later I have received no reply.  

So as it stands now, the trail of scenario development leads to the West Virginia National Guard 35th Civil Support Team.  While someone in the Ohio National Guard was certainly aware of the details of the scenario (they had to set up and stage the event), more information is needed from the West Virginia National Guard before more can be known on who exactly thinks second amendment supporters are terrorists.

Contact information for the unresponsive WVNG PAO is: Lt. Col. Todd Harrell 304-561-6764 john.harrell1@us.army.mil

Photo of LTC Harrell when he was a Major in 2007

Photo of LTC Harrell when he was a Major in 2007

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What I want my son to be when he grows up

From the Palm Beach Post:

Tony Grein is only 5-feet-6 and 150 pounds. But when a naked, muscle-bound 6-3, 250-pound man attacked his 16-year-old sister Tuesday night outside their Delray Beach home, Grein’s instinct kicked in.

The 18-year-old Boynton Beach High School student tackled the man, narrowly allowing his sister to escape into the home. The assailant, identified as Anesson Joseph of West Palm Beach, bit into Grein’s face during a horrific attack that left the teenager with five stitches in his ear, teeth marks on his face and several nasty scratches.

Tony Grein

 

After police were called, they couldn’t control the attacker with a Tazer, and when Joseph rushed officers he was shot three times.  He lay on the ground for a few seconds, then tried to attack deputies again.  He died of wounds at the hospital.

From what it sounds like, Tony Grein was a man protecting his sisters.  He didn’t hesitate, but attacked and put his body in between this madman and his sister.  I am hard pressed to think of anything more honorable.  I’ll bet his sister knows she is loved and protected.

Sadly, though, in the state where I live, this young man is not able to carry a pistol concealed for protection of himself and his loved ones.  How much sense does that make?

When seconds count, the police are only minutes away

Another article on the incident can be found here from the Daily Mail.

 

 

Hating a business out of the neighborhood before it is even built

A national store chain wants to build on an empty lot in Portland, Oregon.  The chain store will bring tax revenue, jobs, and use some local building companies to perform part of the construction.  Everyone wins until the city planners are accused of racism for not providing affordable housing as part of the store construction and demanding the store have hiring quotas for black people in the area.  Then the store, Trader Joe’s, pulls the plug on the whole deal, stating “If a neighborhood does not want a Trader Joe’s, we understand, and we won’t open the store in question.”  Now there is anger at the Portland African-American Leadership Forum (PAALF) for killing the deal.  I guess PAALF didn’t figure their negotiation tactics would work – they wanted all or nothing, and they got nothing.  How is that a win for the community?

Read more on this story at ricochet.com:

Trader Joe’s wanted to build a new store in Portland, Oregon. Instead of heading to a tony neighborhood downtown or towards the suburbs, the popular West Coast grocer chose a struggling area of Northeast Portland.

 The company selected two acres along Martin Luther King Blvd. that had been vacant for decades. It seemed like the perfect place to create jobs, improve customer options and beautify the neighborhood. City officials, the business community, and residents all seemed thrilled with the plan. Then some community organizers caught wind of it.

 The fact that most members of the Portland African-American Leadership Forum didn’t live in the neighborhood was beside the point. “This is a people’s movement for African-Americans and other communities, for self-determination,” member Avel Gordly said in a press conference. Even the NAACP piled on, railing against the project as a “case study in gentrification.” (The area is about 25 percent African-American.)…

 After a few months of racially tinged accusations and angry demands, Trader Joe’s decided it wasn’t worth the hassle. “We run neighborhood stores and our approach is simple,” a corporate statement said. “If a neighborhood does not want a Trader Joe’s, we understand, and we won’t open the store in question.”…

“There are no winners today,” said Adam Milne, owner of an area restaurant. “Only missed tax revenue, lost jobs, less foot traffic, an empty lot and a boulevard still struggling to support its local small businesses.” The store was to be built by a local African American-owned construction company.

Maxine Fitzpatrick PAALF

Maxine Fitzpatrick, PAALF member, at press conference after Trader Joe’s decides not to build store

 

 

 

9/11 official scenario: what about the pools of melted metal?

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9/11 official scenario: what about the pools of melted metal?

by Jon Rappoport

February 8, 2014

www.nomorefakenews.com

I began by reading reports of melting dripping metal at the World Trade Center after the attack on September 11th.

Some of these reports come from weeks after the attack.

This seemed quite strange.

Following links, I arrived to Dr. Steven Jones and his famous paper, “Why Indeed Did the WTC Buildings Completely Collapse?”

Jones takes up this issue and much more. His paper is well worth reading.

Jones’ approach goes beyond the argument about whether the buildings collapsed because the steel construction melted or just weakened.

The molten pools of metal are the anomaly. They need to be explained. Jones is arguing that these long-lasting pools wouldn’t have resulted from burning jet fuel.

His conclusion, which he states needs further investigation, is that thermite charges were the cause of the…

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Dothan Eagle insinuates suspicion of government is mental illness

Greg Phillips of the Dothan EagleThe Dothan Eagle published a piece titled Mental health a growing concern statewide.  The article begins with:

“Jimmy Lee Dykes’ neighbors knew something was amiss about him long before he shot a bus driver and kidnapped a young boy one year ago.

“He’s the type that thinks the government’s out to get him,” Michael Creel told the Dothan Eagle on the day the hostage crisis began. “He’s not right in the head.”

The author of this article, Greg Phillips, is a 2006 graduate of Troy University, where he majored in Thuganomics, Sports Information, and Print Journalism per his Facebook page.  He’s a great comic book fan.  Perhaps he should put down the comic books and do some research on 

William Binney

Edward Snowden

Kurt and Lori Haskell on the Christmas Day underwear bombing

The collapse of Building Seven of the World Trade Center

Fast and Furious

Franklin Sanders

Don’t hear me say that I think Dykes was right to take hostages or hit dogs with metal pipes.  Per blog.al.com he thought “if you bet $10,000 on a dog and it was about to win, they would hit a microchip they put in them to shock them and slow them down so you couldn’t get your money.”  The government is WAY beyond caring if some guy wins $10k in a dog race (beyond taxing the winnings, of course).

Greg, Dykes was a disturbed man who thought the government was out to get him, along with anyone else who came on his land.  That does not mean very sane people can’t have grave concerns about government and its influence in their lives.  Remember – “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.

Greg Phillips of the Dothan Eagle, Troy University Thuganomics Major (right)

 

Army vet police officer rescues two in house fire

Gotta write up the good stuff when we see it too!

Dothan Police officer Jeremy Wallace describes how he saved two people from a fire on W. Powell Street on Thursday night. The residents of the home were treated on the scene and not transported to the hospital. JAY HARE / DOTHAN EAGLE

Dothan Police officer Jeremy Wallace describes how he saved two people from a fire on W. Powell Street on Thursday night. The residents of the home were treated on the scene and not transported to the hospital.
JAY HARE / DOTHAN EAGLE

As officer Jeremy Wallace arrived at the home on West Powell Street late Thursday night he saw heavy smoke and flames shooting into the air.

Wallace, a patrol officer with the Dothan Police Department, responded to an emergency dispatch call of a fire at a home that possibly had two people inside, including a blind woman who was also an amputee. Wallace was the first of emergency personnel on the scene of the fire.

“I just felt like I needed to get in there and get these people out,” Wallace said. “I could hear them screaming. I just did what I thought was right.”

Read how Wallace rescued the people in the house in this article from the Dothan Eagle.

18 months in jail without arraignment

From the Dothan Eagle:

A Houston County judge reduced the bail for a local meth trafficking suspect to $10,000 after he’d served over 17 months behind bars.

District Court Judge Benjamin Lewis granted a bail reduction request by attorney Eric Davis for his client Kevin Lee Stephens, 39, of Cowarts.

Houston County Sheriff’s investigators arrested Stephens in March 2012 and charged him with trafficking meth, first-degree manufacturing meth and the felony possession of precursor chemicals.

Lewis reduced Stephens bail to $10,000 for each of the trafficking and manufacturing charges and $5,000 for the possession of precursor chemicals charge.

Davis asked the court to reduce his client’s bail, which had been set at $175,000 for both the trafficking and manufacturing offenses based on his client having been in jail for nearly a year and a half with no indictment.

Assistant District Attorney Jarrod Blumberg said a rush had been placed on the lab work submitted to the state Department of Forensic Sciences.

Lewis said he made his ruling because the defendant had already spent nearly 18 months in jail.

According to an earlier Dothan Eagle report, deputies arrested Stephens and Aaron Dewayne Tillery after seizing 3.5 ounces of meth from a meth lab located on Bluff Springs Road in Cowarts.

Here is the link to the previous arrest article.

I don’t like meth and I don’t like meth dealers, but I hate when you can throw someone in jail for 18 months without an indictment.  If our justice system can throw Kevin Stevens in jail for 18 months without a “A written accusation charging that an individual named therein has committed an act or omitted to do something that is punishable by law” then they can do it to me.  Or, for that matter, you too…

 

Amendment V

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.


Amendment VI

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.