Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Wake up

EDITOR:

Folks, whatever your political persuasion, we as citizens of this planet must come together and step out of our comfort zone to protest the big government control and manipulation that is going on. Democrats and Republicans are like the crips and the bloods. Their fight is never for the protection or well-being of citizens, but about ego, money, power plays, turf wars (resources) and corporate interests. Instilling fear in the American public to gain more control has been the agenda for many years. It is working well.

After 9/11, Bush quickly put into place the Patriot Act. Fanning the terrorism flames has been going on for 12 years now. Convincing American’s that terrorists are everywhere — your neighbors, the guy who owns a local mini mart, confusing religions and terrorism. Yet the U.S. spends billions to support terrorism, to fight terrorism, to arm terrorists, to train terrorists and then to kill terrorists. We provide arms to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Israel, Syris, Mexican drug cartels, Egypt and more. We occupy 153 countries around the world. How would you feel to be occupied? How comfortable would you feel to see foreign troops on your streets, with weapons, flying their drones overhead, driving their tanks through town? Well you may soon find out.

There are over 400,000 foreign troops on our soil now in training with our military. Many people all over the U.S. have seen foreign tanks and soldiers driving through the towns, doing drills, and their tanks driving on their roads. The U.S. has been blessed to not have a war on its soil since the Civil Qar. But with the schizophrenic foreign policies we have in place, you can bet we will soon have WWIII on our soil.

The U.S. has sold most of the waterways and ports along the U.S. borders to China and Russia allowing them to cruise around our country at will with their submarines, aircraft carriers, etc. Why has this all happened? Because Americans don’t want to know what really goes on in politics. They want to go to work, come home and watch reality shows and pretend the good life will never end. We deserve whatever we get if we are not willing to fight for liberty and freedom. Drop the limited position of Democrat and Republican and think as a citizen who values freedom and liberty — not from the position of what the government can do for me. Begin educating yourself — not from the viewpoint of the mainstream media but from the many alternative media outlets that reveal the truth.

Fear has been instilled in Americans. We have been programmed to turn to the government to protect us from everything. And the Government has used events like 9/11 to quickly gain more control, eliminate parts of the U.S. Constitution and posse comitatus (limiting the Federal government’s power and use of military to enforce state laws). We put more and more people in prison every year for non-crimes. Now many cities are paying citizens money to turn in your neighbors, to spy on your neighbors. There is a fine line from wanting the government to protect you and a concentration camp. Ask German citizens who suffered in Nazi Germany. The weapons ban and Second Amendment attack is not to save children, it is to disarm citizens.

But hey, go back to sleep if you like. You will jolted awake when foreign troops knock down your door — or even our own military and police.

PATRICE HOCKING
Placerville

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Discussion | 21 comments

  • cookie65February 27, 2013 - 7:41 am

    "My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government."-Thomas Jefferson

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 27, 2013 - 7:55 am

    My reading of Barry convinces me that he believes that Tom was a poor reader.

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  • Martin SchumannFebruary 27, 2013 - 8:11 am

    Patrice, you’re so on the mark! We the people better start thinking of what is really happening, freedom is becoming a thing of the past you can no longer take for granted that you live in a free socity because it’s defiantly not free anymore. I stated time and time again our right to the pursuit of happiness is no longer available; what made you happy in the past is gone, you’re not allowed to travel the back roads anymore, you’re not allowed to pursue wealth through natural resources. If you were starving to death and didn’t want the government to feed you, you would either die or be put in jail for trying to live of the abundant natural resources that in the past were available. Our government is tied to big business and special interest like never before, that includes unions and anything else that will insure they are put back in office. If they have someone within that don’t agree with them they are terminated one way or another. For instance damn removal project for Four dams in the Klamath River basin are planned for removal in an effort to advance restoration of salmonid fisheries of the Klamath basin, the lead oversight scientist had his job terminated because he said the science didn’t jive and that final reports were based on findings that supported their agenda and not on the total scientific review; when he brought it up his job was terminated http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxmPSzDp9sw What do we have to do to have our rights mitigated in an unbiased way? Our government employee’s scientist and they work to keep their jobs, of course they are going to push their findings towards the person or organization that is paying them. I think that all agencies that do work that will affect the population of the United States should be contracted by our government instead of our government hiring individuals to proliferate there agenda

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  • EvelynFebruary 27, 2013 - 8:17 am

    Patrice: Thank you once again for your ability and willingness to face and state what is true.

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  • Martin SchumannFebruary 27, 2013 - 8:21 am

    http://www.klamathbasincrisis.org/science/scientists/DrHouser/houserrespondstoLynch061612.htm

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  • rodFebruary 27, 2013 - 10:08 am

    Mr. Hocking, Mr Schumann, eloquent letter and comments. Proof is the fact that no libs have anything intelligable to counter with on this post. I spent 20 plus years as a biologist with CDFA learning ...less about invasive species, but more how to manouver the minefield of agency politics, subjective agenda driven results. No question ESA has done more to destroy the economy and rights of America than any other legislation. Its not as insidious as 'gun banning', it is in your face 'take your property'. And reintroduction of the wolf and grizzly, insane biology, truly absurd. Why did our forefathers rid themselves of the wolf and grizzly bear anyway, was it common sense? Let them thrive in Alaska and Canada where they belong. How many human maulings and fatalities caused by the grizzly’s re-introduction to the Yellowstone must there be? Is this what the EPA meant by 'restoring the natural balance’? Re-introductions of dangerous and economically untenable species like the grizzly and wolf is simply more government gone wild … they should be held responsible both civilly and criminally. Just like the rest of us would be if we brought a grizzly to a community dumpster, or a wolf to someone’s flock of sheep where they eventually end up anyway. These animals should remain in Alaska and Canada where they thrive, where they can do less harm to us, and us to them. The incredulity of the EPA dreaming up, and congress financing a 17th century America for dangerous animals near today's communities and in agricultural areas is beyond absurdity. It is the essence of Environmental Religion. This is not to say some efforts by Green Peace, the Nature Conservancy and other responsible organizations with true science in hand have not enhanced our understanding of dwindling habitats and vanishing species. There is no question. Besides taking our land, rights and creating animosity toward wild species, ESA by itself has destroyed countless thousands of jobs throughout the Northwest and crippled many rural communities from the devastated Tule Lake farmers to our once prosperous logging industry and much more. It is not Tule Lake Suckers nor Spotted Owls, nor the entire list of species, but ESA that is the culprit of our condition. In the EPA’s design of the ‘balance of nature equation', somehow the human species got left out. It is as simple as that. We are the only nation on earth willing to destroy ourselves for the religion of environmentalism, ‘Enviroligion’. A tunnel vision ethos based on the tenet; 'All flora and fauna decreed by the EPA are holy'. Not just to be protected, but brought back to dominant levels regardless of Constitutional law, common law and yes…. even natural law, all law except theirs. A religion where the well meaning, beguiled and a criminal element supplant science and logic with ideological fealty, devoting their mind and soul to the deity of the ‘innocent species’, “No time for losers because we are the champions of the world". The worst part is our EPA in the guise of savior, is criminally overstepping congressional approval and destroying the very mechanism that sustains our environment, our ECONOMY.

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  • cookie65February 27, 2013 - 10:11 am

    “If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” -Samuel Adams

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  • cookie65February 27, 2013 - 10:16 am

    Rod, if the environmentalist and the epa had been around in the 17th century we would still be 13 colonies huddled up on the eastern seaboard.

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  • cookie65February 27, 2013 - 11:56 am

    In the history of this country there is a single document that represents both in spirit and in pen what our founding is based on. And it is not the Constitution. It is the Declaration of Independence. The spirit of that document has long been forgotten. Imagine the King of England, the ruler of the vastest most powerful empire in the history of the world getting a letter from a bunch of peasants that was in essence, a challenge to a duel. At that time it was said that the sun never sets on the British Empire and the monarch of that empire was without equal. This was a total disregard for any and all protocols of the time. Not only were they slapping King George in the face with a glove but the glove had a shovel in it. The simple statement that “all men are created equal” was complete arrogance in the eyes of the British monarchy. These people were mere subjects of the King. They viewed his absolute authority as totally unnecessary and unacceptable for their lives and future happiness and they were telling him so. Today we are told the country has never been so polarized and divided. That is patently false. The patriots who put their names on that letter were telling the single most powerful person on the planet, “UP YOURS”! They were declaring themselves to be free and independent from any and all of his authority. John Hancock makes it a point to taunt the King with his “in your face” signature. John Hancock, along with Samuel Adams and Paul Revere where all on the Kings most wanted list for sedition and treason. They had a date with the hangman’s noose. They were to be hanged without trial upon capture. His signature is so big because the King was nearly blind and Hancock want to make sure the King could see it. He was giving him the middle finger. So the next time you see Garon or Richard whining and sniveling about the tea party or anyone else who they label as being anti-government, remember that those who pledged their lives, fortunes and sacred honor to win our liberty were on the opposite side of history of our modern day leftists.

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  • Jim RiordanFebruary 27, 2013 - 3:37 pm

    Right on Cookie . . . My Dad owned the last independently owned John Hancock Life insurance agency in the US . . In Washinton DC where I grew up. He helped me understand, at an early age, and love everything John Hancock stood for .

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  • rodFebruary 27, 2013 - 5:11 pm

    Sweet.... love history!

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  • Patrice HockingFebruary 28, 2013 - 4:31 pm

    Thank you Evelyn for your kind words. And thank you Martin Schumann, cookie and Rod for your input. This is serious stuff and frankly we are running out of time to get people off their butts. If every person educated one other person, spread the word, and took some form of non-violent action - it will make a difference. There are many petitions and groups out there fighting the fight. Fighting against the NDAA, Agenda 21, Weapons Ban, the creeping communist agenda in the schools and youth organizations, the use of RFID tags, the proposed National ID Tags, and more. Recently I ran across the Sierra Nevada Conservancy organization on the State of CA website. It was chilling. It was not about conserving the Sierra Nevada's, it was about building plants for bio-mass products, building roads into and out of, destroying the natural resources. This is what Agenda 21 is. Environmentalism for the corporate interests. They want to reclaim our land so they can use it to make energy/fuel products, tax us to death for those products and control us in little cities after they take our land through emminent domain. I ask everyone to step out of their comfort zone, figure out where they are comfortable to join the fight against this rolling big gov. I am doing it for my grandchildren. Just one person, just one petition, just one letter to a Senator, Congressman, local government, anything. When I listened, really read between the lines of Obama's State of the Union speech, it concerned me greatly. It is what he does not say that is the problem. For example "We want to take care of the children, ensure their safety" - no you want our children, in school for longer hours everyday, so you can indoctrinate them. I went through my granddaughters 4th grade school books - there were so many lies, half truths, focus on environmentalism but from the Agenda 21 perspective. I love our planet earth, I don't want to see pollution, destruction of this land - the environment is important. But their agenda is about money. The corporations, big money destroy, not the common man. Gas/oil, energy, chemical/biotech companies - all destroying the land, water, and us. My other concern are the soldiers - Obama is going to send troops to 35 countries in Africa - half the continent. Why? Too many natural resources we want to own and control. Uranium, gold, diamonds, slave labor...Africom they care calling it. When will it stop, our attempt to control every country on this planet? Yet they talk about terrorism and the American public buy it every time. Sad sad sad sad!!!!

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  • Martin SchumannFebruary 28, 2013 - 7:56 pm

    Patrice thank you for the kudos, your right about the country wanting to take over the land for they have already accumulated millions of acres buy closing roads and setting aside our wilderness. They are in the process of taking over the entire waterways in the state and making them off limits to anyone that wants to enjoy or make profit from them. Sierra Fund has already gotten there government cronies to put moratoriums on dredging for gold and at the same time ask and is receiving grants for mining them under the guise of mercury recovery. That is just one of their takings and the public is letting it slide by as what they say is the truth; furthest thing from the truth. They lie and deceive the public by using their science which has been proven defective, to say the least; but they still get what they are going after. The Center for Biological Adversity is getting paid through their attorneys for suing every agency for anything that they can conjure up. I really think that they take a note pad to bed with them and as they dream up new ideas they wake up and right them down. Our country is on its knees right now and no one seems to realize it, they think everything is just fine that is mainly caused by government employment of most and government contracts for the rest. How many companies out there that is not controlled in some way by our government? I personally have been affected by the above mentioned closures of our rivers which have made me one pissed off citizen, they have taken away rights that have been guaranteed by our constitution and no one cares. After reading what Hitler had done and putting mirror to his face I see Obama and scares the shisky out of me.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 17, 2013 - 5:33 pm

    Patrice: Please provide supporting documentation to, "There are over 400,000 foreign troops on our soil now in training with our military. Many people all over the U.S. have seen foreign tanks and soldiers driving through the towns, doing drills, and their tanks driving on their roads. I smell BS. - LINK - Yes, please do wake up

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 17, 2013 - 6:48 pm

    Patrice, perhaps Alex Jones is your source? - LINK - Steve Quayle on Alex Jones Tv 2/6:Red Dawn in American!! - This was back in 2009 - nearly 4 years ago - The "BIG ONE" (false flag) was going down in two weeks. The FEMA camps and FEMA coffins were going to be full in two weeks four years ago.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 17, 2013 - 8:07 pm

    Patrice - Regarding the 2009 proposal for 400,000 AMERICAN TROOPS - LINK - At the moment, says Pentagon spokesperson Belk, the legislation does not have a sponsor in the House or the Senate . . . U.S. troops . . . no sponsor either in the Senate or House . . . U.S. troops . . . proposal with no f’ing sponsor . . . 2009 . . . dead . . . except to Alex Jones et al.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 18, 2013 - 2:57 pm

    Patrice . . . calling Patrice: Please provide supporting documentation to, "There are over 400,000 foreign troops on our soil now in training with our military. Many people all over the U.S. have seen foreign tanks and soldiers driving through the towns, doing drills, and their tanks driving on their roads. Please provide a CREDIBLE source to document your assertion that 400,000 FOREIGN troops and tanks are patrolling the US . . . please.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 18, 2013 - 2:58 pm

    damned bold!

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  • James E.March 18, 2013 - 3:43 pm

    Phil, there are always a few foreign military in our various service schools. Emphasis on a few. No tanks roaring down Main Street. Although, being German, I'd love to see a main battle tank on Main Street painted with the German Cross with Mr. Fred poking his little head out of the commander's hatch giving firing commands in doggy language. Nothing like a Panzer Division in El Dorado County to excite the natives. Hmmm, is Mr. Fred the most famous little dog cancer patient in town? Could be.

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  • DB SmithMarch 18, 2013 - 7:17 pm

    "Socialists..can provide you shelter, fill your belly with bacon and beans, treat you when you're ill, all the things guaranteed to a prisoner or a slave." Ronald Reagan

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  • DB SmithMarch 18, 2013 - 7:29 pm

    Colonel, you should contact the MD and do an article on Mr. Fred about his life and his progress. The information may be comforting and helpful to others that may be facing the same. BTW...you and Mr. Fred should consider changing your political party. I think you're way much more like us good guys than the bad guys. I think there may be hope for you and it's never too late to change, so ask Mr. Fred about it.

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