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Sept 10- Vote Out School Board Members


416005_10150453088711370_600971369_8836142_619251124_o (2)Not only did the School Board build a Shrine for themselves that costs millions of dollars but they’re trying to sneak a vote by us too! Not just any vote but a vote that will cost us even more money!

The vote is not being publicized, has become a hidden footnote to the PPEL vote. You vote at high schools, not your polling place. Low turnout means they win. They want more of our dollars, and they want to keep the same people in to waste them. No more taxes, AND it’s time to vote them out.

Remember Polk School?

THE SEPT 10 VOTE: The Physical Plant DSCN0145and Equipment Levy (PPEL) funds the purchase and improvement of District buildings and grounds, construction and repair of schools or buildings and access roads, and the purchase or lease of District vehicles and busses. On Sept. 10, the District will ask the community to consider a PPEL rate of $1.34 per $1,000 taxable property valuable. (RAISE YOUR PROPERTY TAXES) Voting on Sept. 10 will take place at five Vote Center locations. THESE DIFFER from precinct voting in that a voter may choose to vote at any Center location.

Vote Centers will be located at Jefferson, Kennedy, Metro,and Washington high schools and at the Educational Leadership and Support Center. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

THE BALLOT WILL ALSO INCLUDE BOARD OF EDUCATION CANDIDATES. The ballot will also include Board of Education candidates.

They are sneaking it in…will you vote?

 

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Railroading a Corridor of Hegemony


Railroading a Corridor of

Hegemony

a Corridor of Hegemony

a Corridor of Hegemony

Berlin to Baghdad

Cedar Rapids to Iowa City“The railway from Berlin-Vienna-Constantinople led through Belgrade, Nish and Sofia. The control of Servia, as of Bulgaria, was, therefore, essential to Germany for carrying out the Hamburg to Baghdad project, the very core of Pan-Germanism.”

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/europe/de-berlin-baghdad-3.htm

“But what about that idea of a Cedar Rapids-Iowa City rail line? It would give the thousands of people who commute daily on Interstate 380 another option and possibly ease congestion on the crowded roadway.

It also would provide a boost to public transportation, the environmental movement and the Creative Corridor initiative calling for more regionalism.”

http://thegazette.com/2013/07/07/eastern-iowa-commuter-rail-proposal-on-slow-track/

Studies and just a cursory observation show that restoring passenger rail service between Cedar Rapids currently makes no economic sense. Still, those crying for a Corridor Empire and their Forth Estate friends dredge up once more what should be a non issue.”Unified government in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City Corridor has been discussed at various times, most recently by Pat Baird, former president and CEO of AEGON USA (now Transamerica).

Baird, who facilitated a November meeting of  Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance and the Iowa City Area Development Group investors, said unified regional government models should be explored. The backers met to discuss issues involving the two economic-development groups working better together.”

http://thegazette.com/2013/01/20/economic-development-population-spurred-by-unified-government/

The Counts and no counts of Cedar Rapids Downtown District royalty have made no secret of their plans. An empire of “regionalism” with Cedar Rapids Downtown District as its imperial capital is what they hope to command.
A money losing Lionel layout is not wasteful. Money pursuing their imperial ambitions is never wasted, as long as it is not theirs.Empty trains and even more are what the great mass of unwashed taxpayers must pay for. One stop shopping for all their Tax Increment Funding treasure hunts and assorted tax abatement ordinances demands a larger empire to exploit.

Be prepared to confront the Cedar Rapids Downtown Districts race for new colonies. If not, be prepared to be tied to the tracks.

Bilderberg, the New World Order, and Agenda 21 Conspiracies


Conspiracy Theorists Examined

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The New York Times called Alex Jones a “conspiracy theorist loon: paranoid, megalomaniacal, (they didn’t even spell that right it should say ‘monomaniacal’ ) delusional, and sweaty.” in their article here: click here to read.  These days the truth might be stranger than fiction.

The New World Order

According to Alex Jones, the mainstream media tried to say that the Bilderberg Group did not exist and that he was “crazy”.  Alex Jones has been warning his listeners about the new world order also known as Agenda 21, one world government, or the United Nations.  Now that the Bilderberg has been proven to  exist and people are figuring it out on the internet the mainstream media was forced to talk about it. It was reported on in the UK but instead of focusing on the seriousness of the issues at hand they made fun of it.  CNN even took pot shots at Jones in their coverage of the huge protest.  I don’t always give CNN props but they did a better job covering  Bilderberg in Europe than Europe did!

What is the Bilderberg Group?

They are the top elites of the world and they dictate all policy.  Who meets at these kinds of things?  The Bilderberg Group is comprised of war contractors, bankers, and corporate heads. Wikipedia listing of Bilderberg Group Participants click here
Even though they are the group of people many complain about.  The same group runs the media and could impact your 401k in the blink of an eye.  Their agenda needs to be made public.

Even though they impact the public in every way imaginable they see themselves as the overlords of the world.  “This year their topics range from the economy, jobs, to U.S. foreign policy.” According to CNN.  We all know that the administration plans to be at war for the next twenty to twenty-five years.  That’s too long!

Agenda 21

How do you feel about having a global police state?  In this video at 1:11 into it Iowa Governor Branstad admits that Agenda 21 is a United Nations resolution that is nothing more than a government overreach.”

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Robert Bates Posts his First Youtube Video



Former City Council Candidate, Robert Bates, is continuing his battle to have an outside investigation done on the Cedar Rapids Police Department. He made a Youtube video of a phone call he made to the New York Associated Press on May 3, 2013 that became available to the public on May 5, 2013.

Robert Bates

False Memorandum

Fifteen years after he stumbled upon a memorandum with his name on it claiming he was violent and under a doctors care Robert Bates has made it his life mission to have an outside investigation done on the Cedar Rapids Police Department.
Bates told CRSmells, Ajai Dittmar that he wants to clear his name. “I want to clear my name I am not a violent person” he says “I feel like the media has portrayed me as a mentally ill person who wasn’t on my medication but I am not on any medications at the time of the memorandum I wasn’t even under a doctors care.”

Robert Bates

Gazette Story

Robert Bates Robert Bates was charged with two felony counts of threats and an aggravated misdemeanor of first-degree harassment in 2009. He paid a $10,000 surety bond to get out of jail.Trish Mehaffey a journalist with the Gazette covered this case in 2011. Mehaffy wrote three articles in 2011 about Robert Bates but never once called him to ask him his side of the story. News reports aired over and over reminding everyone that “Robert Bates, 43, was charged with two felony counts of threats and one count of first-degree harassment.” Saying “he threatened to blow up the courthouse”.
I asked Bates if he’d ever been interviewed by Trish Mehaffey from the Gazette. He said “no, I’ve been trying to tell my side of the story but they won’t report it”.
On October 4, 2011 Mehaffey wrote “An assistant prosecutor told a judge Tuesday neither he nor the Linn County Attorney’s Office had any bias against a carnival business owner, who is accused of threatening to blow up the courthouse in 2009, and the case is being

Robert Bates

Gazette Story

handled fairly.”  Robert Bates asked for a change of venue based on the nature of the allegations to ensure he had a chance at a fair trial and he was denied.
In an article two days later on October 8, 2011 Mehaffey wrote “Sixth Judicial District Judge Robert Sosalla denies both motions based on lack of evidence presented by Bates. “Bates presented no evidence that any district judges had any personal knowledge of the disputed facts or that they were even aware of the alleged threats, Sosalla stated. He also failed to show any member of the Linn County Attorney or the Linn County Public Defender’s offices showed any bias or prejudice against him.”

I asked Bates why he made that request and he told me that he did it because if he did in fact make a threat to blow up the courthouse then everyone there

would have been a potential victim therefore it would be a conflict of interest. “I didn’t get a fair trial because the case didn’t even go to court”. Bates said. I asked him if he was relieved the charges were dropped and he told me “no I wanted my day in court to settle this matter once and for all but the case was dismissed”.

Robert Bates

One sided story

Mehaffy – March 2, 2012 “Assistant Linn County Attorney Jason Besler said he requested medical records from Bates, which were provided last week. It was determined Bates was making “idle talk” and didn’t intend to present a “real” threat. Instead, Bates’ behavior stemmed from a medical condition, which means he wasn’t responsible for statements made.”

Mehaffy never mentions what this so called medical condition is. Bates says “it’s because it doesn’t exist”.

Bates speaking at a council meeting in 2009


Libertarian Party statement on Boston Marathon bombing, Syria, foreign intervention


lpLibertarian Party statement on Boston Marathon bombing, Syria, foreign intervention

The Libertarian Party extends heartfelt sympathies to the surviving families of the victims and all who were harmed by the senseless and violent bombing in Boston on April 15 and its aftermath. We applaud the efforts of Boston-area residents and law enforcement officials who helped to remove the immediate threat of additional harm from the alleged perpetrators.

While we are relieved that the Justice Department has assured that the surviving bombing suspect will receive a civilian trial, we are troubled that, according to news reports, he was not read his Miranda rights prior to questioning. Regardless of the severity of the crime, upholding individual rights is paramount. We call for ensuring that all criminal suspects, including alleged terrorists, are Mirandized and offered the right to an attorney before questioning. We also call for ensuring that all such interrogations be, without exception, properly monitored and videotaped.

We are further troubled by reports of martial law tactics, including the alleged orders issued by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick for residents to stay inside their homes and for stores to stay closed. Visiting homes to inquire of suspect sightings or politely requesting that residents stay off the streets — without any threat of force — is a reasonable measure for authorities to take during an emergency. However, threatening force in any way is a breach of our constitutional rights and is unacceptable. Going forward, we call for laws that impose criminal penalties on any government official who oversteps his or her authority or who in any way diminishes our constitutional protections.

While we strenuously condemn acts of violence against innocent men, women, and children as occurred on April 17, we also condemn the U.S. government’s routine perpetration of such injustice on others throughout the world. As one example, U.S. drone strikes kill many times more civilians than terrorists.

Such disregard for human life is morally reprehensible. In addition, it unnecessarily engenders enemies of the United States.

Spokespersons for the military claim that the federal government does whatever it can to minimize civilian casualties. Perhaps it does from their current perspective. But from an honest and realistic perspective, their perpetual calls for military action do not minimize civilian casualties, but instead increase them.

To avoid harming innocent others, the Libertarian Party urges President Barack Obama and members of Congress to:

Stay out of foreign conflicts, including Syria. The goal of our military should be defense only, not attempting to brutalize the world into acceptance of our cultural values, to impose “democracy” (its practice in U.S. elections leaves much to be desired), to control foreign resources, or to intervene for other purposes.
Immediately end all trade sanctions, including sanctions against Iran and North Korea. Sanctions all too often end in war, as was the case in Iraq. They furthermore disrupt the peaceful influence of international businessmen and women who have every incentive to avoid war and violence.
Begin to shut down the vast majority of our foreign military bases and bring our troops home. Our wealthy allies can pay for their own defense, and our military bases in less friendly areas serve to create more enemies.
Immediately end all military alliances, including those associated with NATO. The Cold War is over. We have enough nuclear weapons to destroy every country on earth. No country can reasonably declare war on the United States. The kind of terrorism we deal with cannot be addressed by massive military alliances. If a threat were to arise large enough to require an allied force to fight it off, we can create a new alliance at that time.
Immediately reduce military spending by 60 percent or more. When companies like Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and Northrup Grumman profit from war, they have a powerful incentive to use their influence to encourage military conflict. Canceling multi-billion-dollar contracts for unneeded fighter planes, ships, and other military equipment will reduce the incentive to lobby for military adventurism. Associated cuts in government spending will reduce the deficit, reduce inflation, and stimulate the private sector economy, creating job growth.

“The United States’ vast military arsenal is much too big, wildly overpriced, and morally unjustifiable. In addition, high government spending to fund the military contributes significantly to inflation and the risk of an economic collapse,” said Geoffrey J. Neale, chair of the Libertarian National Committee. “By dramatically reducing military spending and adopting a noninterventionist foreign policy, we will foster peace throughout the world, preserve Americans’ wealth, and make America safe.”


Boston, Martial Law, and False Flags


cons I know -I know – don’t blog on these kinds of things or you’ll be looked at like a “conspiracy theorist” and you’ll “lose credibility”.  Let me be clear.  I am not one of those people who thinks that actors were staged in the streets of Boston pretending to be blown to bits.  I believe the bombing happened.  My condolences and prayers go out to the victims and the families of the victims.
I think what happened in Boston was horrible but what happened in Boston to our constitution was tragic.  Why are people so willing to give up their liberties for the sake of security?  Since when did American’s allow their government “rescue them at gunpoint”?  Many evacuated residents (people who cheered as the police left) didn’t even know that the real hero was just a resident who was outside smoking a cigarette when he noticed something “off”.  The police weren’t even responsible for finding the second suspect.

Pool of blood from suspect #1

People were probably cheering because the cops were finally leaving I know I would. My biggest issue since this event happened is how the police reacted to the whole situation. I watched people be removed from their homes at gunpoint on Youtube.  I listened to a woman’s chilling call into a radio station where she claimed that there was no “bomb” and that the first suspect was ‘run over by police’.  I’ve seen footage of the “shootout scene” by people who live in Watertown, MA that included large pool of blood and bloody smudge marks.

  • Police did not prevent either bomb
  • Police didn’t find the second suspect
  • Police did not uphold the United States Constitution

And then there was this:
According to the timeline I was following online during the attack “The Red Sox officially postponed tonight’s game at Fenway Park scheduled for 7:10 p.m. “to support efforts of law enforcement officers.” The make-up date has yet to be scheduled. The Bruins game and Big Apple Circus performance scheduled for tonight have been postponed, as well, according to Boston Police.” Wow.
What is a False Flag?  False flag (or black flag) describes covert military or paramilitary operations designed to deceive in such a way that the operations appear as though they are being carried out by other entities, groups or nations than those who actually planned and executed them. Operations carried during peace-time by civilian organizations, as well as covert government agencies, may by extension be called false flag operations if they seek to hide the real organization behind an operation.
Do I think the police were behind it?  No.  I do however think at this point that there might have been warning signs since local news reports now confirm that the mother of the suspect was on the FBI terror watch list in 2011.  It makes me wonder if they couldn’t have done more to prevent it from happening in the first place! Did officials allow this to happen to test martial law?  Time will tell.
I just don’t know about the reports that were aired.  There have been so many inconsistencies with the reporting of the Boston bombings it’s hard to discern what is fact from fiction! Like millions of Americans across the country I was glued to the television and watched Martial Law unfold  in Boston. What I heard the news report saying was alarming. How can police “rescue” people at the point of a gun?

The following was not aired on television.

Then we had ABC News Martha Raddatz  on television, live, comparing the streets of America to war torn countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan. In my opinion comparing what happened in Boston to Iraq and Afghanistan is like comparing apples to oranges.  What happened in Boston could be comparable to what happens in Israel with the suicide bombings but no where near comparable to the illegal wars that continue to take place in Iraq and Afghanistan. I also noticed that Martha didn’t talk about the people America killed in Afghanistan that day.

  • America has not been leveled by bombs dropped from war planes.
  • America has not been “carpet bombed”.
  • America has not been ‘invaded’.
  • America is not a “war zone”.

I listened ABC News reports and what I heard over and over was “controlled explosions by  Snapshot - 34the police”.  I found a video online with evidence of this but the guy deleted it (good thing I have a copy of it huh). And since when do we use the military for police actions? Was the Boston Police Department so weak that they had to call them in for backup? Were they, as Alex Jones claims on Infowars.com a “False Flag Attack”?  We have yet to see the alleged surviving “bomber” but he is already being held in a federal prison according to ABC News.
What about the second bomb?  Where is the footage showing these guys dropping that bomb? Why is anyone who has questions about this considered a “conspiracy theorist”? When we are fed conflicting sound bites from the television and told “not to look at any other suspect than the ones that the FBI identified” it’s hard not to.  I hope that the FBI can show us the alleged bombers setting the bomb down on video to stop the rumor mill.  I am unhappy that my fellow American’s were  looking down the barrel of a government gun in the name of  “security” and suggest that law enforcement figure out another way. I pray that no other community is terrorized in such a way in the future.


Urgent Announcement from Harry Fear


URGENT

Hello,

I hope you’re well!

Please share this important new film about what happened to Hamid Abu Dagga.

It’s the only film that looks at how the recent 8-day Israeli Operation Pillar of Cloud on Gaza really started.

Please share it widely on your page:

Killing Hamid: Starting The Gaza War

Hamid’s father: “To the soldier who shot my son: he has to know that he killed an innocent child… What is the crime he committed?”

The documentary looks at Israel’s killing of teenager Hamid Abu Dagga, the incident that sparked the recent 8-day war.

The boy was an avid football player. He died as he was playing with his friends while wearing his Real Madrid team T-shirt.
kid
Short link to video: http://youtu.be/yCN20S67gDQ
href=”https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151532656582357&set=pb.510962356.-2207520000.1366683731.&type=3&theater”>https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151532656582357&set=pb.510962356.-2207520000.1366683731.&type=3&theater

Filmed in November and December 2012, and produced and edited in 2013, this hard-hitting and intimate documentary exposes Israel’s killing of innocent thirteen-year-old Ahmed (‘Hamid’) Younes Abu Dagga. The film will be used by Hamid’s family to launch their legal proceedings against the state of Israel.

Thanks!

Harry Fear

URGENT


Should the City of Cedar Rapids Fine People who feed Geese?



Please answer this poll!

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Modern Day Alamo FREE TEXAS


April 21, 1836 -is the most important date in Texas history.  San Jancinto Day  is a state holiday and a day that has been reenacted for the last seventeen years at the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site in La Porte, just east of Houston.  This reenactment is the largest in Texas.
Having lived between Texas and Iowa throughout my childhood I have always consider myself ‘part Texan’. I attended 4th grade at Nolanville Elementary in Central Texas during the Cold War in the 80s. This was a time of great tension between the United States and the USSR.
free texasloveOrganizers of the 2013 festivities have “nixed” the Texas Nationalist Movement presentation at San Jancinto Day festivities.  The movement in Texas that has been working towards succeeding from United States of America. Organizers of the festival have also denied the Texas Nationalist Movement a booth to disseminate their materials because they are “too political”.  When I heard about this decision the Texan inside me became outraged! It would seem to me that these festival organizers would want to embrace the Texas Nationalist Movement and their message because they portray the very spirit that San Jancinto Day celebrates!
Aren’t these festivities held in a public place funded by public money? Is this public money not some how funneled to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and their  San Jancinto Day organizers by politicians?  I don’t want to seem petty but I would like to know!  Additionally, why are the festivities  being held a day early, on Hitler’s birthday, instead of the date in which it was declared a state holiday, April 21.
I fully support my friends and family in Texas who are ready to break free from this tyrannical government. I get it. I hope that the Texas Nationalist Movement is successful so other states may follow suit. Succeeding from the United States of America is the right thing for Texas to do.The loss of our sovereignty to move towards a “one world government” is not the way our founders envisioned America! Texas could be a beacon of hope for the rest of our country.
Don’t think Texas is tyrannical?  Ask parents of the  12-year-old girls who were forcefully vaccinated for HPV against their will and without parental permission how they feel. I couldn’t imagine what my mother  would have done if the school would have tried to give me a shot to vaccinate me for a sexually transmitted disease before I ever became sexually active!  When I attended Nolanville Elementary my teacher threatened to spank me  with a paddle for  losing my book .  I told my  mother I lost the book and that the teacher threatened to paddle my behind if I didn’t find it.  She went to the school and confronted the teacher and she told him if he ever talked to me that way again that she would beat him with a paddle herself.  Those were the days.
Texans fought and won the battle of the Texas Revolution becoming an independent Republic.  In 1845 it joined the United States as the 28th state. The state’s annexation set off a chain of events that caused the Mexican–American War in 1846.  In my opinion, denying  the Texas Nationalist Movement the opportunity to distribute their information goes against everything that the holiday stands for.  Independence is deeply ingrained in the character of the people of Texas and I hope that the  Texas Parks& Wildlife Department and their “festival organizers” will reconsider allowing the Texas Nationalist Movement to give their presentation.  I also hope that the organizers will allow Texas Nationalist Movement a booth at the San Jancinto Day festivities so that they may express the freedom that is being celebrated.


RE: Northwest Recreation Center Site Selection Task Force


Letter to the city council and the Northwest Recreation Center Site Selection Task Force

I know the Northwest Recreation Center Site Selection Task Force meets tomorrow and that they are in charge of selecting the site for the Time Check Recreation Center replacement and I want to make certain my concerns are heard if I am unable to make it to the meeting.
Is the plan still to build on this “preferred” spot that just flooded?

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The “preferred” site for the replacement of the Time Check Recreation Center

“Sina said the city might need to cut down 600 trees to make way for the recreation center on the Q Avenue NW site” http://thegazette.com/2011/09/26/panel-recommends-ellis-for-rec-center/
Couldn’t we instead appeal to FEMA to go with the Ellis Blvd site by Time Check Park? At least it doesn’t flood “every year”. I would be willing to write in favor of that site but I will fight tooth and nail against anything being built in Ellis Park especially after the last few days!
Here’s a video I made today hoping to have input (even though we already went through the neighborhood planning process and had our opinions asked over and over until we’re blue in the face). I am concerned that our input as a community still hasn’t been taken seriously. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecckNCbx1Dk

Please take this into consideration when choosing the site.
This ice jam flood reminded many of us who went through the 2008 flood just where the river fed into the neighborhoods before coming out of it’s banks! Please train someone to run the dam to control this better in the future.
Thank you,
Ajai Dittmar