just another guy with straw for brains …

20120119 – Rossi interview follow up discussion – Call in

Segment #1:  This week in free energy

Presenter:  Sterling Allan, CEO, founder of New Energy Congress
Estimated Time:  20 minutes

Segment #2:  Scarecrow’s News Rant – Fuzzy bunnies, cute puppies, SOPA and PIPA

Presenter:  an editorial by SmartScarecrow
Estimated time:  15 minutes

In the economy, Kodak has filed for bankruptcy.  Kodak missed the opportunity to exploit the digital revolution and its technology became obsolete.  I remember getting a Kodak camera for Christmas one year.  I remember standing in line to buy film, waiting a week for the film to be processed then trying to remember why I took those pictures in the first place.  But, Kodak will be missed.  The jobs will be missed. But in a free market where people vote with their dollars, that is what happens.  Come up with a good product that people want to buy and do well.  But you have to keep looking over your shoulder to make sure the next bright young fellow don’t come up with something better that will knock you off your thrown.

Anyway, that is how a FREE MARKET is supposed to work.  In the economic system we live under today, it is possible to influence law makers to provide special protection if you understand how to play the game.  Take for example the insurance companies.  As the economy has slowed down, fewer employers find it necessary to provide health insurance as a benefit to attract employees so they dont.  Individuals shopping for health insurance are shocked at the prices.  The net result is that many today, for any number of reasons, do not carry health insurance.

The Health Insurance Industry is well connected.  They have many lobbying groups representing their interests to both federal and state government.  They spend a lot of money to convince our elected officials that their product, more than any other, is in the national interest.  So we end up with “Obama Care” which has provisions in it that mandate individuals to buy health insurance whether they want it or not!  So much for a free market.

Another group that knows how to play the game is the entertainment industry.  Some would propose that they are actually part of the game.  Revenues are falling for Hollywood and the big radio and television networks.  The consumer is voting with their dollars as is the free market way. 

Considering the quality of the content provided, its amusing that anyone would be surprised that people are avoiding it.  The “formula” top 40 music, the “formula” movies with nothing more than a few “big name draws”, the television news that all sounds the same regardless of who is on.  It’s a wasteland and even worse, its a waste of time and money. 

Ah, but the entertainment industry is well connected!  They have friends in high places.  Geee, if only we got our bought and paid for politicians to pass a law favorable to our interests!  That would force those entertainment hungry sheep back into the theaters to watch out crappy movies and into the record stores to by our vinyl records of crappy music.  Yeah, that’s the ticket.

And so we consider SOPA and its sibling PIPA in the senate.  These laws could and probably will kill the Internet as we know it.  Something that would have been considered “fair use” under existing copyright law, will now technically be illegal.  Even worse, the operator of an Internet site is put in the position of being the “enforcer” which will be a cost most will be unable to bear.  Something as benign as the pre-show music videos played out leading up to The SmartScarecrow Show will be a tempting target under the new laws if enacted.

Yesterday, January 18th 2012, many of the most popular Internet sites protested these laws by blacking out their sites.  Under the current system, what they probably should have done is had their lobbyists spread liberal amounts of money around Washington DC to make sure the message was heard loud and clear.  When “money junkies” are in charge, they seem to ignore any other argument regardless of how valid.

Now to top it all off, the Supreme Court has handed down a decision that Congress can “re-copyright” materials in the public domain.  The top court was ruling on a petition by a group of orchestra conductors, educators, performers, publishers and film archivists who urged the justices to reverse an appellate court that ruled against the group, which has relied on artistic works in the public domain for their livelihoods.

They claimed that re-copyrighting public works would breach the speech rights of those who are now using those works without needing a license. There are millions of decades-old works at issue. Some of the well-known ones include H.G. Wells’ Things to Come; Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and the musical compositions of Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky.

The court, however, was sympathetic to the plaintiffs’ argument. Writing for the majority, Justice Ruth Ginsburg said “some restriction on expression is the inherent and intended effect of every grant of copyright.” But the top court, with Justice Elena Kagan recused, said Congress’ move to re-copyright the works to comport with an international treaty was more important.

<  see the full article at –  >

So maybe if Kodak had understood the current rules of the game, there would be a law against digital cameras, digital media and another that mandated every American should purchase a Brownie and at least 10 rolls of film every month!  Poor Kodak!  They let a simple thing like products that were obsolete get in the way of their continued success!

Segment #3: Feature Presentation – How do you follow up an interview with Andrea Rossi?

Presenter:  SmartScarecrow and random Skype call ins
Estimated time:  30 minutes

Had a fellow all lined up to do my show on January 26th.  Seemed like a nice fellow who had a pretty interesting gadget that lit up a bunch of LED’s powered by a hamster running on a wheel.  Hey, when you are producing an alternative energy show and need experimenters who are willing to show off thier projects to keep your audience happy, you sometimes take what you can get!  In any case, after seeing Andrea Rossi interviewed on The SmartScarecrow show, this fellow calls me up and tells me, “No way I am going to follow Andrea Rossi on your show … maybe in a month or two!”.

hmmmm ….

First of all, that paragraph above was intended as a joke!  There is no guy with a hamster wheel out there lighting LED’s … at least I don’t think so.  If there is, have him contact me!

Second, I have to credit Sterling Allan of with scoring the interview with Andrea Rossi.  Sterling has had previous dealings with the man and Rossi trusts him.  The only reason the interview was hosted on The SmartScarecrow Show is because I have the technical ability to do it and the big alternative media outlets could not schedule it in a timely manner.  Thanks Sterling!

Third, all I can say is wow!  I think the interview went very well.  Sterling was very well prepared and Rossi, though he kept his trade secrets intact, was very forthcoming in his description of his plans for the eCat.  Having listened to just about every interview the man has given, I think this one is probably the best one I have heard.  The fact that it was broadcast live on The SmartScarecrow Show and published to the Scarecrow Labs YouTube channel is a matter of some pride.

The live broadcast was very well attended.  We had about 40 logged into the chat room and as many 285 watching live on Justin TV.  It appears that there may have been as many as 1000 watching the show from third party sites that echo the live broadcast.  I think the last time I saw numbers like that was when Ozzie Freedom of Water for Gas fame was a guest on the show.  So it was easy to get excited with so many live views.

Then the YouTube view count started coming in.  Sterling had talked me into publishing the interview right after it was aired live.  I sort of wanted to hold it back and use it as the feature presentation on the live show scheduled for January 19th 2012.  But Sterling made a good argument so it was published to all on demand locations about 2 hours after the live interview was completed.  Within 24 hours, I sort of figured out that I was going to need a new topic for the show on January 19th.  Within 48 hours total viewer count was exceeding 5000.  In just three days after publishing, total viewer count was well on its way to 10,000.  When I checked this morning, views on YouTube alone was over 10,000 and its still climbing.

hmmmm ….

Ok, so the Rossi interview was a “HIT” it seems.  I am not totally surprised as the technology Andrea Rossi is putting forward is exciting.  It could be the “game changer” many of us have hoped for.  And for all his flaws, Rossi comes off as a pretty sharp business man who knows how to put an organization together.  So he not only has an exciting technology, he also has the business skills required to get right into fray and win against competition.  The future of Andrea Rossi and his eCat could be very bright indeed.  And if he is successful, many will benefit.  And Andrea Rossi could deservedly nudge Bill Gates out of his “richest man in the world” seat.  Go get ’em Andrea !!!

But this leaves me with a dilemma.  I thought I had a really cool feature presentation to put on for the show of January 19th but at this point it looks like the on demand views have pretty much reached “market saturation”.  A rebroadcast of the interview as planned would probably bore most to tears.

Ok … think fast … hmmm …

GOT IT !!!

Let’s do a sequel !!!  Just like Arnold and Stallone !!!  yeah, yeah, that’s the ticket …

Well, not really a sequel, but a talking head review.  Rossi discussed some rather exciting news during the interview.  Just the fact that they have figured out how to get it to work without a canister of hydrogen was news worthy.  There was much to digest from the interview that required a little time to consider.

So tonight we talk about it.  Participation from the live audience is hoped for.  Would like to get opinions and ideas from as many as possible.

First, if you have not already seen the live interview, head over to YouTube and watch it –

Second, if you have an opinion or just have something you want to get off your chest, add “thesmartscarecrowshow” to your Skype contacts list.  The whole last half of the show tonight will be devoted to Skype call ins from live viewers.  Hope to give as many as we have time for an opportunity to state their case.  Hope we can discussion of the pros and the cons as all positions need to be considered.

Third, have fun … none of us are paid a dime for being involved in this stuff … we do it because we enjoy it and because we feel an obligation to give back to the society that we are a part of.  We know that individually we will not change the world.  But enough drops of water can become a tidal wave under the right conditions.  Become part of the wave.

Segment #4: Audience Q&A Session

Moderator:  SmartScarecrow
Estimated time:  10 minutes


20120114 – Special live production – Sterling Allan interviews Andrea Rossi

Andrea Rossi has become the focus of a lot of attention recently with the announcement last year of what history may record as the first practical, commercial cold fusion device made available to a market hungry for alternative forms of energy …

Today, January 14th 2012, on a special live broadcast of The SmartScarecrow Show, Sterling Allan of will conduct an interview with Andrea Rossi … join us for this special Saturday broadcast …

Related article –

Live interview time:

2 pm Pacific – West Coast/Seatle time
3 pm Mountain – Denver time
4 pm Central – Chicago/Huston time
5 pm Eastern – New York time

10 pm London time (GMT)
11 pm Rome time

The live interview will be recorded and rebroadcast during the regularly scheduled show on Thursday, January 19th at 9pm Eastern US time and should be posted to YouTube not later than Friday January 20th.

The SmartScarecrow Show –

For additional information about Andrea Rossi and/or the eCat cold fusion device please visit these web sites …  (official site) (alternate site managed by Sterling Allan of

Questions submitted for Andrea Rossi

Question 1

Owen Charles

Is your secret catalyst a physical element or is it a  frequency/vibration/resonance emitter that will finesse/coax the process to begin?



Question 2

Lou Peguero

You have said that you are having patent issues, why not sell the e-cat secret to the public directly? 

I mean come up with a dollar amount (and be  imaginative) and once the dollar amount has been reached then you give e-cat to the world (like Salk did with the polio vaccine). 

Mr. Rossi you have the potential to change the world as we know it, and in this modern times the time for excuses is over!!

Thank You,

Lou Peguero

Question 3

Wolf Fischer

first let me thank you for conducting the interview with Rossi on next Saturday as well as giving listeners the possibility of asking questions!

If possible, I would be very happy and grateful, if you could ask Mr.
Rossi one or even more of my questions below (I have put them in the order of my personal interest):

1. Can you tell us something about the stability of the Ecats during the last year?

I ask, because (in my interpretation) it seemed as if some of the demonstrations didn’t achieve the results that you (and others) were hoping for.

Especially the test filmed by Krivit (whose negative and sometimes aggressive attitude towards you I just can’t understand) or also the 1MW plant test at the end of october seem to indicate that (earlier?) Ecats were or are more difficult to control than you might have thought..?

So, how often did the Ecat work as you wanted it to? 7 out of 10? 5 out of 10? And can you perhaps even tell us, how good it is working now because of the better controling hardware and software from National Instruments?

2. What have you learned from the last year?

Especially in terms of people, handling the public interest, coping with negative reactions from the public, etc.

3. Would you have done something differently during the last year, if you could go back to January 1st, 2011?

If so, what would this be? Again with the people, public interest, the public demonstrations, etc.

4. Where do you see yourself and your company in one / three / five yearS from now?

I wish you, Mr. Allan, and of course Mr. Rossi all the best for the future!


Wolf Fischer

Question 4

Thomas Olszewski

Dear Mr Rossi

   Congratulations on the development of the E-Cat device. Hopefully this device can be in production quickly

   The question I have for you today concerns using the E-Cat in the home environment. Heat requirements for a home can change rapidly.

What is the time that is required to start the E-Cat and how long dose it take to shut down.

If these times are long can the E-Cat be operated at a lower percentage of power and if so how low a percentage of full power will it operate at.

The reason for the question is that thermostats will have to be designed and or reprogrammed to operate the system properly without having large extremes in the house temperatures.

   Is the life of the fuel charge determined by the operating time or the total output power.

For example if operated at 50% power the fuel charge last twice as long?

   Last will the home unit be able to be refueled by the owner since where many live that could use this system there are no contractors to do this work.

For example: Is the core/heat exchanger unit to be set up with quick disconnects so it could be taken or mailed to a repair/rebuild site?

Thank you for your response

Thomas Olszewski

Question 5

Martin Tornberg

1) To what extent is it possible to raise or lower the amount of power that the E-Cat is putting out during its operation? 

For example, if it is used to provide heat, can it be set to “low” (without turning it off) on a warmer day? 

If this is possible, how long does it take to ramp up or ramp down the amount of power generated?

2) Some people have speculated that a device such as the E-Cat could be used to power transportation systems, but based on your demonstrations, it seems that it takes a fair amount of time for the E-Cat to actually get powered up and start generating power independently, and as well as to power off the device. 

This would seem to make it impractical to use for powering anything that needs to be powered up quickly and that doesn’t require at least several hours worth of power, is that correct?

3) Given that it takes time to power up an E-Cat as well as to power it down, it would seem that there is a risk that a lot of people may keep their E-cats running on full power all the time, and during those times when full power is not needed, people could just allow the excess heat to escape into the environment – out the chimney, for example, or out through the exhast pipes of a vehicle, if it is used to power vehicles. 

Isn’t there a risk that this could contribute to global warming and create risks for the environment due to all of the excess heat that is likely to be released if use of the E-Cat were to become prevalent?

Question 6

Jim Yates

You have previously mentioned that your early retail home E-Cat will produce both heat and cooling (from a steam driven heat-pump).
Is the steam motor a piston or turbine motor?  Can the heat-pump be removed to allow the power-shaft to drive other devices?

Question 7

Harry Perini

Dr Joseph Zawodny, of Nasa has filed for a patent for LENR in the United States. Why do they deny Andrea Rossi a patent as he is the rightful inventor?

Question 8


My question for Mr Andrea Rossi is a s follows:

Mr. Rossi, you have been given a Patent, in Italy, on your E-Cat — will you be manufacturing and selling the home units in Italy, as well? … and, how soon can this be expected.

Thank you for your time.

Peter DiSelva

Question 9

Hafsteinn Hafsteinsson

1.    Do you regard NASA’s version and resent statement having any relevance to the E-cat ?
2.    Ted Loder was cut short on Puja Network by the overpowering Dr. Greer when commenting on the E-cat. Are the non-profit agencies such as Orion amongst disbelievers on the E-cat ?
3.    Will the E-cat be the end of all further research in the energy field ? Is it the final and complete solution to the energy crisis ?
4.    Do you envisage other alternatives competing with the E-cat in the future ?

Hafsteinn Hafsteinsson, MSc

20120112 – Wood stove veggie oil drip fuel supplementation – by Inspironator

Segment #1:  This week in free energy

Presenter:  Sterling Allan, CEO, founder of New Energy Congress
Estimated Time:  20 minutes

Segment #2:  Scarecrow’s News Rant – Most favor WAR with Iran?

Presenter:  an editorial by SmartScarecrow
Estimated time:  10 minutes

Article published by Investors.Com
Posted 01/11/2012 05:32 PM ET

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As tensions with Iran escalate on several fronts, most Americans favor military force to stop Tehran from building nuclear weapons if diplomacy fails, a new IBD/TIPP poll shows.

That comes as the Obama administration claims that Iran isn’t yet building a bomb and urged the continuation of a “responsible” policy of economic pressure.

Comments from Mike Rivero of

Either this group is polling the criminally insane again, or “push polling” in just the exactly correct target demographic, to achieve the precise outcome they desire

I know a lot of thinking people on Oahu. And absolutely NONE of my friends or acquaintances think, for a millisecond, that attacking Iran is a really swell idea.

And for the fact and logic challenged, let me break this down for you just one more time.

1. Iran is a signatory to the NNPT. This means that they are allowed to use uranium with which to create nuclear energy projects, which they are doing with Russian technical help.

2. These facilities are inspected by the IAEA.

3. To date, no nuclear materials have gone missing, or unaccounted for.

4. The Iranians are enriching uranium up to 20%, which is necessary for the creation of medical isotopes.

5. You have to be enriching uranium over 95% to create a nuclear bomb, which the Iranians are not doing.

6. Israel refuses to become a member of the NNPT, and does have nuclear weapons, and refuses for their nuclear sites to be inspected.

7. Israel wants the US to attack Iran because Israel claims that Iran is an existential threat to Israel’s survival.

8. Russia and China may well enter the war on the side of Iran, should Iran be attacked; both are nuclear armed countries.

SO, to recap: we are looking engaging in a thermonuclear war with Russia and China to neutralize one of Israel’s existential threats which has no nuclear weapons program.


The Iranians haven’t started a war in 200 years, and definitely hasn’t started any wars since becoming an Islamic Republic in 1979.

Article published by Activist Post
by Charlie McGrath, Contributing Writer
January 12, 2012

Read the full article at –

War with Iran? Bank on It!

Witness the selling of war.  It’s not enough that every GOP candidate, with the exception of Ron Paul, is playing the patriotic Commander-in-Chief card, by promising that Iran’s ability to wage all-out nuclear war against the entire planet is imminent, and we got to get in there and stop them; but now the mainstream media is jumping on the “Let’s get them dirty bastards” bandwagon.

In less than 24 hours, we’ve seen the mainstream drag the usual suspects in front of the camera to scare/sell the hell out of America over Iran. 

John Bolton (former Ambassador to UN) told Fox News that we need military action soon to avoid a nuclear response from Iran (See here).  Oliver North is covering two topics at once in his interview with Newsmax, by playing the red team-blue team game, tossing the Dems under the bus for allowing a potential nuclear Iran (See here).

So we have a rogue Middle-Eastern country, who is for sure a member of the Axis of Evil, producing weapons of mass destruction and will not hesitate to use them? Hmm, sounds familiar, like as in the last decade we’ve been sending blood and treasure to the same region for the same reasons. 

Forget about the fact the CIA director, Panetta, admitted just this month that Iran was not developing a nuke (See here), or the fact that the hype over the IAEA report that some politicians are using as smoking gun to launch this next war has been proven to say no such thing (See here). 
Forget the truth, because dang it, they want to come over here and take our freedoms.  The military-industrial complex Ike warned about, along with the band of bankster brothers are running the show, and we have a never-ending bailout, just as we will have never-ending war on terror. 

It’s time to wake up and look at this mess for what it is and to see who and what is behind this next war.  Fact is that when the President signed NDAA 2012 into law on New Year’s Eve, not only did he give the Executive Branch the power to black bag Americans without the benefits of the Constitution, but the same legislation also started a campaign against the Iran central bank, leading to the tension in recent weeks in the Straits of Hormuz (See here). 

Fact is our own CIA director says they don’t have a nuke.  Fact is Iran has not invaded a country in a hundred years. Fact is in 2008 Iran warned it would stop trading its oil in dollars, giving exceptions to a few big trading partners who were sitting on large dollar reserves. But as was reported this week the exceptions are now gone, and this war has already begun; because if there is a surefire way to get attacked by the USA, it is to stop using Federal Reserve Notes.  The late Muammar Gaddafi is the latest example of someone who made that mistake (See here).  

We are being fed to yet another meat grinder, under false pretense, in order that many can suffer for the profit of a demented few.

Respond to Charlie:

Charlie McGrath is the founder of Wide Awake News, an excellent resource for analysis about the economy and world events.

Segment #3: Feature Presentation – Project presentation by Inspironator

Presenter:  SmartScarecrow and Inspironator
Estimated time:  20 minutes

Notes from Inspironator:

I’m supplementing the wood I burn in the wood burning stove using an oil drip, from vegetable oil.  I used it 2 nights ago, over 5 hours and used 0.16 gal, or about 19000 BTU.  I’ll check and see how much cord wood that equates to but I’m doing this because I’m tired of hauling, cutting, splitting and stacking wood.

The basic outline for the talk is:

The modifications

WVO as a Fuel

Clean Burning Tips

Shutting down the burn cycle

Benefits: Reduced Wood Consumption, Efficiency & Saved Labor

I could give you a better outline or even more – a script after I spend some time finalizing it tonight.

I hope we can have a lot more interaction from the crowd, so I’m not going to give too much info and do more of a “this is how I did it and here are some results”.

Segment #4: Audience Q&A Session

Moderator:  SmartScarecrow
Estimated time:  10 minutes

20120107 Live interview with Andrea Rossi

On Saturday, January 14th 2012, there will be a special live broadcast of The SmartScarecrow Show.  During this broadcast, Sterling Allan of will conduct a live interview with Andrea Rossi, the inventor of the eCat cold fusion device.

The live interview will be recorded and rebroadcast as the feature presentation on the regularly scheduled SmartScarecrow Show for Thursday, January 19th, 2012.  The Thursday presentation, including the full interview with Andrea Rossi should be available for on demand viewing at YouTube and other sites not later than Friday, January 20th.

During the live broadcast of Saturday, January 14th, live audience questions and comments will be addressed as best we can.  If you have a question you would like placed in the queue, you can send them to

Live interview time:

2:00pm  Pacific – West Coast/Seatle time
3:00pm  Mountain – Denver time
4:00pm  Central – Chicago/Huston time
5:00pm  Eastern – New York time

10:00pm London time
11:00pm  Rome time

This is the link to the YouTube video announcing the live interview –

The SmartScarecrow Show –
The official ecat web site –
Sterling Allan of PESN.COM has also posted a related site at –

20120105 2012 End Times Hysteria

Segment #1:  This week in free energy

Presenter:  Sterling Allan, CEO, founder of New Energy Congress
Estimated Time:  20 minutes

Sterling announces that Andrea Rossi will be interviewed LIVE on The SmartScarecrow Show on Saturday, January 14th 2012 at 5:00pm eastern standard time.  The interview will be recorded and broadcast as the feature presentation on the show regularly scheduled for Thursday, January 19th 2012.

If you are interested in participating in the audience for this special Saturday January 14th broadcast, please mark your calendar.  If you subscribe to SMARTSCARECROW on Twitter, you will get a tweet reminding you of the broadcast.

Segment #2:  Scarecrow’s News Rant – Iowa Republican primary vote

Presenter:  an editorial by SmartScarecrow
Estimated time:  10 minutes

Iowa is over.  Now its on to New Hampshire.  But the wake of Iowa really has not settled yet.  Ron Paul came in third behind Mittens Romney and some unknown guy named Santorum.  Its an interesting side note.  Its fun watching the Republicans take turns leading the pack.  Wonder which one will shoot self in foot next!

Iowa officials dismiss report of problems with vote count in caucuses
Article from “The Hill”

Rigged or error? Man claims Romney vote total is wrong
Video from

Santorum: Possible Vote Count Error in Iowa Is No Big Deal
Article by Fox News

Four days before New Hampshire primary, Iowa tally not over yet
Article by Washington Post

Segment #3: Feature Presentation – Are you ready for the end of times?

Presenter:  SmartScarecrow
Estimated time:  30 minutes

Planet X, Nibiru, Anunnaki, “Y” Class Coronal Mass Ejection, Shift of the Earth’s poles, Extinction Level Asteroid Collision …

Take your pick, there are plenty of “End time” scenarios out there for everyone to have a favorite. 

2012 End of the World

This YouTube video was in the hopper and ready for playout but did not make the live show do to time constraints.

December 21, 2012- The End of The World

A really cute YouTube video by Snarkipedia that the live audience really got a giggle out of.

NASA – Headquarters Emergency Operations – Personal Family Preparedness Plan

This YouTube video was another one that was in the play list but had to be cut do to time constraints.  Basically, its a NASA video produced for NASA employees telling them that they should make reasonable preparations for unknown disasters.  But by all means, dont store more than 7 days of food and water or you might be considered a terrorist.

One item I mentioned got a lot of attention from the audience and they asked for links to articles.
This was my mention of the Gobkli Tepe construction found in south eastern Turkey.  These ruins have been dated anywhere from 9000BC to 13000BC making them currently the oldest known megolithic constructions.  Pushes the beginning of civilization back thousands of years further than most of us have been taught.

Article from The Megalithic Portal

Article from Smithsonian.Com

Article from The Daily Beast

Segment #4: Audience Q&A Session – Do you have a favorite end time scenario?

Moderator:  SmartScarecrow
Estimated time:  10 minutes

20111215 – Year in review – The best of 2011

Segment #1:  This week in free energy

Presenter:  Sterling Allan, CEO, founder of New Energy Congress
Estimated Time:  20 minutes

Segment #2:  Scarecrow’s News Rant – It’s now official – The United States of America is under martial law!

Presenter:  an editorial by SmartScarecrow
Estimated time:  10 minutes

How did your congress critter vote?  You should know and when the time comes, hold them accountable!

HR 1540 Recorded Vote, December 14th, 2011 at 6:58pm EST

The vote was 283 Ayes to 136 Noes with 14, including Ron Paul, Not Voting
Of the Aye votes, 190 were Republican and 93 were Democrat
Of the Noe votes, 43 were Republican and 93 were Democrat
8 Republicans and 6 Democrats were not present to vote

This bill is the joint conference committee revision of Senate Bill 1867 which contains provisions that gives every US president from now forward the discretion to have American citizens indefinitely detained without charges being filed, trial by a jury of their peers, or any due process allowed.

Obama is expected to sign this bill into law.

IF there are elections in 2012 in this country, every single Congressional representative who betrayed the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the American people, by voting “yes” for this abomination needs to be voted out of office, and handed their hat.

DHS advising suspicion of people who don’t use credit cards – 12160info

A YouTube video being distributed by DHS implies you are “weird” if you prefer to pay in cash instead of using a credit card!  Guess their bosses in the banking industry have put out the word that those merchant fees need to be protected as a matter of national security!

Dismal’ prospects: 1 in 2 Americans are now poor or low income

50% of the US population now poor?  Yup!  According to an article published by Associated Press, half the population is now poor.  Funny thing is, only a small percentage of those qualify for any sort of “safety net”.

Segment #3: Feature Presentation – Best of 2011 SmartScarecrow Show Review!

Presenter:  SmartScarecrow
Estimated time:  30 minutes

Tonight our feature presentation is about US!  Yeah, time for a little bragging.  We will see clips taken from some of the best shows put on during 2011 and discuss future plans for the show.

This will be the last show for 2011.  As we enter the holiday period, I have plans to spend time with family and friends giving thanks for our good fortune and crying on each others shoulders  about our bad.  The next scheduled live broadcast will be on January 5th, 2012.

In 2011, we produced 47 shows of which 42 are posted for on demand viewing at YouTube.  That is more than 60 hours of content.

A few interesting factoids!

According to YouTube analytics

During 2011, The SmartScarecrow Show was viewed on YouTube 133,385 times.
Of those, 93,108 watched directly from YouTube, 8,831 watched from an outside source and 31,760 watched from a mobile device.

The audience for The SmartScarecrow Show typically Male (93.9%), 45-55 years old (42.2%).

Many have made suggestions what I need to do to attract some 25-35 year old women to the audience so we have a better balance, but I just don’t look that good in a Speedo and I ain’t gonna wax my chest for anyone!  Maybe we can get Zero to do it!

Segment #4: Audience Q&A Session – Which was YOUR favorite episode?  Who do you want another presentation from?

Moderator:  SmartScarecrow
Estimated time:  10 minutes

20111208 – Tommey Reed’s rotory piston engine

Segment #1:  This week in free energy

Presenter:  Sterling Allan, CEO, founder of New Energy Congress
Estimated Time:  20 minutes

Segment #2:  Scarecrow’s News Rant – Is it time to look forward to 3 hots and a cot in nice warm FEMA Work Camp?
Presenter:  an editorial by SmartScarecrow
Estimated time:  10 minutes

Item 1:  The Militarization of the American Police, the Shredding of Our Constitutional Rights
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The militarization of police forces throughout the United States cannot be taken in a vacuum, but is part of the ongoing drift towards a police state. The government has said for years that American citizens on U.S. soil may be targets in the war on terror, and is using anti-terrorism laws to crush dissent.

Indeed, you can be labeled as or suspected of being a terrorist simply for questioning war, protesting anything, asking questions about pollution or about Wall Street shenanigans, supporting Ron Paul, being a libertarian, holding gold, or stocking up on more than 7 days of food. Government agencies such as FEMA are allegedly teaching that the Founding Fathers should be considered terrorists. So perhaps that means that any people who like American values are “terrorist sympathizers”.

Item 2:  Detainment Camps Going Live: FEMA Seeking Subcontractors to Provide “Temporary Camp Services”
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For the better part of two decades FEMA detention camps were believed to be a figment of tin foil hat wearing conspiracy theorists. As more information over the years has been made available through alternative news researchers like Alex Jones in his full length documentary Police State 4 and former governor Jesse Venutra’s FEMA camp exposé, it is becoming increasingly clear that the government has been taking steps for quite some time to ensure a rapid and effective response in the event of a national disaster or U.S. military deployment on American soil.

As many of our readers know, the U.S. Senate recently passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which, it has been argued, authorizes the establishment of domestic war zones and the subsequent detention of those who are suspected of engaging in terrorist-related activity – including, arguably, U.S. citizens. What you may not know, however, is that just days after the passage of the act reports are surfacing that the Federal Emergency Management Agency, under the auspices of the Department of Homeland Security, is requisitioning private contractors to provide services for government, defense & infrastructure pertaining specifically to FEMA activities with respect to emergency services.

At first glance, this may seem like no big deal. Why shouldn’t the government prepare for emergencies?

However, a review of an email made available through Info Wars from Kellogg, Brown & Root Services (KBR), a subsidiary of mega government contractor Haliburton, notes that the contracting opportunities available through the government and KBR are specifically for “temporary camp services and facilities.”

    Key Excerpts from the email and Project Overview:

    -Kellogg, Brown and Root Services (KBR) is seeking subscontractors on a national basis to provide temporary camp services and facilities as part of its current and future emergency services contracts for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and state/local government agencies.

    -The continental US will be broken up into five regions – Services will be required in each State within each region.

    -Establish services listed below within 72 hours for initial set-up and respond within 24 hours for incremental services. This is a CONTINGENCY PROJECT and it should be stressed that lead times will be short with critical requirements due to the nature of emergency responses. Subcontractors must be flexible and able to handle multiple, shifting priorities in an emergency environment.  Supply lines needed must be short but not necessarily pre-positioned.

    -The personnel on site to be covered by these services will depend on the size and scope of the recovery effort, but for estimating purposes the camp will range in size from 301 to 2,000 persons for up to 30 days in length.

The full RFI from KBR is available for your perusal via SHTFplan and details, among other things, the host of services that are required for temporary camp facilities:

    Catering Services
    Temporary Fencing and Barricades
    Hand Washing Stations
    Laundry Services
    Medical Services
    Office Trailers / Administration Areas
    Potable Water
    Power Generation, Fuel Delivery / Supply and Electrical Distribution
    Refuse Collection
    Shower and Toilet
    Tentage, Flooring, Electrical & HVAC
    Waste Water Removal

For all intents and purposes, FEMA / DHS is now activating camps across the nation – in all 50 states – and ramping them up for detainment if and when the need arises.

Security, while not mentioned in the KBR release, is an issue addressed previously under guidance of the U.S. military. In an August 2009 report we highlighted that the Army is Hiring for Internment/Resettlement Specialists, in which we noted:

    It seems that the US Government is preparing for a high volume of military prisoners. We suspect these will not be foreign nationals, as we either kill them or detain them outside of the USA. So, one must conclude that these corrections, interment and resettlement specialists will be supervising US citizens. The military is calling them internment camps or resettlement camps. Back in World War II they were called by a different name.

Additionally, we have learned over the last couple of years that FEMA has  requisitioned manufacturers for 140 Million Packets of Food, Blankets, and Body Bags, while the U.S. military is Actively War Gaming ‘Large Scale Economic Breakdown’ and ‘Civil Unrest’ which includes training for over 20,000 US military personnel for contingencies that may include riots and/or mass detentions.

While mainstream media will not report this, and most of the population will either ignore it or chalk it off as being once again blown out of proportion by the alternative news sphere, the evidence is right in front of us – it is overwhelming and very compelling.

Our government is, without a doubt, preparing for an event(s) that will likely result in the mass detentions of tens of thousands of individuals across the entire United States.

Segment #3: Feature Presentation – Tommey Reed’s rotory piston engine

Presenter:  SmartScarecrow & Tommey Reed
Estimated time:  45 minutes

For more information about Tommey Reed’s rotory piston engine project, see his web site at

Segment #4: Audience Q&A Session

Moderator:  SmartScarecrow
Estimated time:  10 minutes

20111117 – The projects of YouTube user STIVEP1

Segment #1:  This week in free energy
Presenter:  Sterling Allan, CEO, founder of New Energy Congress
Estimated Time:  20 minutes

Segment #2:  Scarecrow’s News Rant – Congress is exempt from insider trading ?  Yup!!!
Presenter:  an editorial by SmartScarecrow
Estimated time:  10 minutes

The Congress Insider Trading Scandal Is Outrageous
By Henry Blodget | Daily Ticker – Tue, Nov 15, 2011 7:23 AM EST

You cannot read the description of the personal stock trading allegedly conducted by Rep. Spencer Bachus and other members of Congress during the financial crisis and conclude anything other than the following:

Our government is completely corrupt.

Yes, this behavior may be technically legal, because of an absurd loophole that makes insider-trading rules not apply to Congress.

Yes, this behavior may be widespread on Capitol Hill.

But there is no universe in which a reasonable person would consider this behavior ethical or okay. And for the 300+ million Americans who aren’t members of Congress, it would be just plain illegal

Many members of Congress seem guilty here, including John Kerry, Dick Durbin, and Jim Moran. But Spencer Bachus takes the cake.

According to a new book called Throw Them All Out by Peter Schweizer, as relayed by Dave Weigel at Slate, Rep. Bachus made more than 40 trades in his personal account in the summer and fall of 2008, in the early months of the financial crisis.

The fact that Bachus personally traded on private information he received as a result of his job is bad enough. The fact that he was the ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee at the time is simply outrageous.

In one case, the day after getting a private briefing on the collapsing economy and financial system from Ben Bernanke and Hank Paulson, Rep. Bachus effectively shorted the market (by buying options that would rise if the market tanked.)

A few days later, after the market tanked, Bachus sold his position and nearly doubled his money.

If a corporate executive or Wall Street trader did this–cashed in personally after getting private, non-public information from his work–Rep. Bachus and every other member of Congress would be screaming from the rooftops about how the financial system is deeply corrupt and how the executive should be charged with insider trading.

And they would be right.

Rep. Bachus should return whatever money he made by betting on the direction of the markets (or anything else) in the fall of 2008. He should apologize for his behavior and jaw-dropping lack of judgement. He should urge his fellow members of Congress to immediately enact legislation that defends the fairness of the markets by holding Congress to the same insider trading laws as everyone else. He should then resign in disgrace.

Here’s the passage from Throw Them All Out, as relayed by Slate’s Dave Weigel. According to Weigel, it is only one of many examples of Bachus’s insider trading:

On the evening of September 18, at 7 p.m., Bachus received [a] private briefing for congressional leaders by Hank Paulson and Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke about the current state of the economy. They sat around a long table in the office of Nancy Pelosi, then the Speaker of the House. These briefings were secretive. Often, cell phones and Blackberrys had to be surrendered outside the room to avoid leaks.

What Bachus and his colleagues heard behind closed doors was stunning. As Paulson recounts, “Ben [Bernanke] emphasized how the financial crisis could spill into the real economy. As stocks dropped perhaps a further 20 percent, General Motors would go bankrupt, and unemployment would rise . . . if we did nothing.” The members of Congress around the table were, in Paulson’s words, “ashen-faced.”

Bernanke continued, “It is a matter of days before there is a meltdown in the global financial system.” Bachus was among those who spoke. According to Paulson, he suggested recapitalizing the banks by buying shares.

The meeting broke up. The next day, September 19, Congressman Bachus bought contract options on Proshares Ultra-Short QQQ, an index fund that seeks results that are 200% of the inverse of the Nasdaq 100 index. In other words, he was shorting the market. It was an inexpensive way to bet that the market would fall. He bought options for $7,846 on a day when the Dow Jones Industrial Average opened at 8,604. A few days later, on September 23, after the market had indeed fallen, he sold the options for over $13,000 and nearly doubled his money.

Stock trading case and conviction
Main article: ImClone stock trading case

According to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Stewart avoided a loss of $45,673 by selling all 3,928 shares of her ImClone Systems stock on December 27, 2001, after receiving material, nonpublic information from Peter Bacanovic, who was Stewart’s broker at Merrill Lynch. The day following her sale, the stock value fell 16%.[19]

In the months that followed, Stewart drew heavy media scrutiny, including a Newsweek cover headlined “Martha’s Mess”. Notably, on June 25, 2002, CBS anchor Jane Clayson grilled Stewart on the air about ImClone during her regular segment on The Early Show. Stewart continued chopping cabbage and famously quipped, “I just want to focus on my salad”.[20] On October 3, 2002, Stewart resigned her position, held for four months, on the board of directors of the New York Stock Exchange, following a deal prosecutors had made with Douglas Faneuil, an assistant to Bacanovic.[21]

On June 4, 2003, Stewart was indicted by the government on nine counts, including charges of securities fraud and obstruction of justice. Stewart voluntarily stepped down as CEO and Chairwoman of MSLO, but stayed on as chief creative officer. She went on trial in January 2004. Prosecutors showed that Bacanovic had ordered his assistant to tell Stewart that the CEO of ImClone, Samuel D. Waksal, was selling all his shares in advance of an adverse Food and Drug Administration ruling. The FDA action was expected to cause ImClone shares to decline.[22] After a highly publicized five-week jury trial that was the most closely watched of a wave of corporate fraud trials, Stewart was found guilty in March 2004 of conspiracy, obstruction of an agency proceeding, and making false statements to federal investigators, and was sentenced in July 2004 to serve a five month term in a federal correctional facility and a two year period of supervised release (to include five months of electronic monitoring).[22]

Bacanovic and Waksal were also convicted of federal charges and sentenced to prison terms.[23][24] Stewart also paid a fine of $30,000.[25]

In August 2006, the SEC announced that it had agreed to settle the related civil case against Stewart. Under the settlement, Stewart agreed to disgorge $58,062 (including interest from the losses she avoided), as well as a civil penalty of three times the loss avoided, or $137,019. She also agreed to a five-year ban from serving as a director, CEO, CFO, or any other officer role responsible for preparing, auditing, or disclosing financial results of any public company.[26] In June 2008, the UK Border Agency refused to grant her a visa to enter the United Kingdom because of her criminal conviction for obstructing justice. She had been planning to speak at the Royal Academy on fashion and leisure industry matters.[27]
[edit] Incarceration
Federal Prison Camp, Alderson, where Martha Stewart was confined

Stewart wanted to go to prison in Connecticut or Florida. She did not want to serve at Federal Prison Camp, Alderson in West Virginia, due to its remote location; in 2004, her lawyer said that the remoteness would make it difficult for Stewart’s then-90 year old mother to visit.[28] Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum recommended to the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) that Stewart be given her first choice, Federal Correctional Institution, Danbury, or her second choice, Federal Correctional Complex, Coleman.[29] However, a spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Justice said that the BOP would not send her to FCI Danbury because the news media could too easily access the facility. The bureau could not send Stewart to FCC Coleman because of complications from Hurricane Ivan; the Coleman complex filled because inmates from Federal Correctional Institution, Marianna were moved to Coleman. Therefore, the Federal Bureau of Prisons assigned Stewart to Alderson. The spokesperson said that he was concerned that the assignment to Alderson could be perceived as being vindictive.[28] Alexis Stewart said that she believed that the BOP “may have made a point of sending her far away”.[30]

Cedarbaum ordered Stewart to report to her prison sentence before 2 pm on October 8, 2004.[29] By September 27, 2004, Stewart received the BOP ID 55170-054.[29][31] At about 6:15 am on October 8, 2004,[32] she reported to FPC Alderson.[33] Stewart said that her prison nickname was “M. Diddy”.[34] While in confinement, she took a job and became an informal liaison between the administration and her fellow inmates. The People special, Scandals! That Rocked America, stated “Some expected America’s goddess of domestic perfection to fall into terminal despair. Instead, with the drive that would make her a billionaire, Stewart took her lemon of a sentence and made lemonade. Heck, she made a lemon soufflé.”[35] Stewart was released from FPC Alderson at 12:30 am on March 4, 2005.[36] She was then placed in a two year term of supervised release; during five of those months, she was placed in home confinement with electronic monitoring.[32][36] Stewart served her home confinement at her residence in Bedford, New York.[34] She was allowed to leave her house for 48 hours per week for work-related visits.[37] After her home confinement ended, but while her supervised release continued, she was required to remain employed and required to not associate with people with criminal records. In addition, during the supervised release, she was required to receive permission from federal officials if she was going to leave the jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.[38]

Segment #3: Feature Presentation – The projects of YouTube user STIVEP1
Presenter:  SmartScarecrow & Wesley (aka:  stivep1)
Estimated time:  45 minutes

1:33 to 7:15

Segment #4: Audience Q&A Session
Moderator:  SmartScarecrow & Wesley (aka:  stivep1)
Estimated time:  10 minutes

20111110 – Open forum discussion – Lessons learned, living without electricity

Segment #1:  This week in free energy

Presenter:  Sterling Allan, CEO, founder of New Energy Congress
Estimated Time:  20 minutes

Segment #2:  Scarecrow’s News Rant – A circular history lesson – 213 years ago today
Presenter:  an editorial by SmartScarecrow
Estimated time:  10 minutes

Today we have “The Patriot Act”.  213 years ago, it was called “The Alien and Sedition Act”.  History tends to repeat itself.  Tonight we examine what Thomas Jefferson and other political thinkers of his day might have thought of our “War against terror” and its resulting abuses of power by the “General Government”.


House of Representative, Commonwealth of Kentucky



November 10th, 1798.

THE House, according to the standing order of the day, resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the state of the commonwealth, Mr. Caldwell in the chair; and after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Caldwell reported that the committee had, according to order, had under consideration the Governor’s address, and had come to the following resolutions thereupon, which he delivered in at the clerk’s table, where they were twice read and agreed to by the House.

1. Resolved, That the several states composing the United States of America, are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to their general government; but that by compact, under the style and title of a Constitution for the United States, and of amendments thereto, they constituted a general government for special purposes, delegated to that government certain definite powers, reserving, each state to itself the residuary mass of right to their own self-government; and that whensoever the general government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force: That to this compact each state acceded as a state, and is an integral party, its co-states forming as to itself, the other party: That the government created by this compact was not made the exclusive or final judge of the extent of the powers delegated to itself; since that would have made its discretion, and not the Constitution, the measure of its powers; but that, as in all other cases of compact among parties having no common judge, each party has an equal right to judge for itself, as well of infractions, as of the mode and measure of redress.

2. Resolved, That the Constitution of the United States having delegated to Congress a power to punish treason, counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the United States, piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and offences against the laws of nations, and no other crimes whatever, and it being true as a general principle, and one of the amendments to the Constitution having also declared, “that the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people ;” therefore, also, the same act of Congress, passed on the 14th day of July, 1798, and entitled, “an act in addition to the act entitled, an act for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States;” as also the act passed by them on the 27th day of June, 1798, entitled, “an act to punish frauds committed on the Bank of the United States,” (and all other their acts which assume to create, define, or punish crimes other than those enumerated in the Constitution,) are altogether void, and of no force, and that the power to create, define, and punish such other crimes is reserved, and of right appertains, solely and exclusively, to the respective states, each within its own territory.

3. Resolved, That it is true as a general principle, and is also expressly declared by one of the amendments to the Constitution, that ” the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people;” and that no power over the freedom of religion, freedom of speech, or freedom of the press, being delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, all lawful powers respecting the same did of right remain, and were reserved to the states, or to the people ; that thus was manifested their determination to retain to themselves the right of judging how far the licentiousness of speech and of the press may be abridged without lessening their useful freedom, and how far those abuses which cannot be separated from their use, should be tolerated rather than the use be destroyed; and thus also they guarded against all abridgment by the United States of the freedom of religious opinions and exercises, and retained to themselves the right of protecting the same. as this state by a law passed on the general demand of its citizens, had already protected them from all human restraint or interference: and that in addition to this general principle and express declaration, another and more special provision has been made by one of the amendments to the Constitution, which expressly declares, that ” Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press,” thereby guarding in the same sentence, and under the same words, the freedom of religion, of speech, and of the press, insomuch, that whatever violates either, throws down the sanctuary which covers the others, and that libels, falsehoods, and defamations, equally with heresy and false religion, are withheld from the cognizance of federal tribunals: that therefore the act of the Congress of the United States, passed on the 14th day of July, 1798, entitled, “an act in addition to the act for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States,” which does abridge the freedom of the press, is not law, but is altogether void and of no effect.

4. Resolved, That alien-friends are under the jurisdiction and protection of the laws of the state wherein they are; that no power over them has been delegated to the United States, nor prohibited to the individual states distinct from their power over citizens; and it being true as a general principle, and one of the amendments to the Constitution having also declared, that “the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people,” the act of the Congress of the United States, passed on the 22d day of June, 1798, entitled “an act concerning aliens,” which assumes power over alien-friends not delegated by the Constitution, is not law, but is altogether void and of no force.

5. Resolved, That in addition to the general principle as well as the express declaration, that powers not delegated are reserved, another and more special provision inserted in the Constitution, from abundant caution, has declared, “that the migration or importation of such persons as any of the states now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the year 1808:” that this commonwealth does admit the migration of alien-friends described as the subject of the said act concerning aliens; that a provision against prohibiting their migration, is a provision against all acts equivalent thereto, or it would be nugatory; that to remove them when migrated, is equivalent to a prohibition of their migration, and is therefore contrary to the said provision of the Constitution, and void.

6. Resolved, That the imprisonment of a person under the protection of the laws of this commonwealth, on his failure to obey the simple order of the President, to depart out of the United States, as is undertaken by the said act, entitled “an act concerning aliens,” is contrary to the Constitution, one amendment to which has provided, that “no person shall be deprived of liberty without due process of law,” and that another having provided, “that in all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a public trial by an impartial jury, 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 favour, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defence,” the same act undertaking to authorize the President to remove a person out of the United States, who is under the protection of the law, on his own suspicion, without accusation, without jury, without public trial, without confrontation of the witnesses against him, without having witnesses in his favour, without defence, without counsel, is contrary to these provisions, also, of the Constitution, is therefore not law, but utterly void and of no force.

That transferring the power of judging any person who is under the protection of the laws, from the courts to the President of the United States, as is undertaken by the same act, concerning aliens, is against the article of the Constitution which provides, that “the judicial power of the United States shall be vested in courts, the judges of which shall hold their offices during good behaviour,” and that the said act is void for that reason also; and it is further to be noted, that this transfer of judiciary power is to that magistrate of the General Government, who already possesses all the executive, and a qualified negative in all the legislative powers.

7. Resolved, That the construction applied by the General Government, (as is evinced by sundry of their proceedings,) to those parts of the Constitution of the United States which delegates to Congress a power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts, and excises; to pay the debts, and provide for the common defence and general welfare of the United States, and to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the powers vested by the Constitution in the Government of the United States, or any department thereof, goes to the destruction of all the limits prescribed to their power by the Constitution: that words meant by that instrument to be subsidiary only to the execution of the limited powers, ought not to be so construed as themselves to give unlimited powers, nor a part so to be taken, as to destroy the whole residue of the instrument: that the proceedings of the General Government under colour of these articles, will be a fit and necessary subject for revisal and correction at a time of greater tranquillity, while those specified in the preceding resolutions call for immediate redress.

8. Resolved, That the preceding resolutions be transmitted to the senators and representatives in Congress from this commonwealth, who are hereby enjoined to present the same to their respective houses, and to use their best endeavours to procure, at the next session of Congress, a repeal of the aforesaid unconstitutional and obnoxious acts.

9. Resolved, lastly, That the Governor of this commonwealth be, and is hereby authorized and requested to communicate the preceding resolutions to the legislatures of the several states, to assure them that this commonwealth considers union for specified national purposes, and particularly for those specified in their late federal compact, to be friendly to the peace, happiness, and prosperity of all the states: that, faithful to that compact, according to the plain intent and meaning in which it was understood and acceded to by the several parties, it is sincerely anxious for its preservation : that it does also believe, that to take from the states all the powers of self-government, and transfer them to a general and consolidated government, without regard to the special obligations and reservations solemnly agreed to in that compact, is not for the peace, happiness or prosperity of these states: and that therefore, this commonwealth is determined, as it doubts not its co-states are, tamely to submit to undelegated and consequently unlimited powers in no man or body of men on earth: that if the acts before specified should stand, these conclusions would flow from them; that the general government may place any act they think proper on the list of crimes, and punish it themselves, whether enumerated or not enumerated by the Constitution, as cognizable by them; that they may transfer its cognizance to the President or any other person, who may himself be the accuser, counsel, judge and jury, whose suspicions may be the evidence, his order the sentence, his officer the executioner, and his breast the sole record of the transaction; that a very numerous and valuable description of the inhabitants of these states being, by this precedent, reduced as outlaws to the absolute dominion of one man, and the barrier of the Constitution thus swept away from us all, no rampart now remains against the passions and the power of a majority of Congress, to protect from a like exportation or other more grievous punishment the minority of the same body, the legislatures, judges, governors, and counsellors of the states, nor their other peaceable inhabitants who may venture to reclaim the constitutional rights and liberties of the states and people, or who, for other causes, good or bad, may be obnoxious to the views, or marked by the suspicions of the President, or be thought dangerous to his or their elections, or other interests public or personal: that the friendless alien has indeed been selected as the safest subject of a first experiment; but the citizen will soon follow, or rather has already followed; for, already has a sedition-act marked him as its prey: that these and successive acts of the same character, unless arrested on the threshold, may tend to drive these states into revolution and blood, and will furnish new calumnies against republican governments, and new pretexts for those who wish it to be believed, that man cannot be governed but by a rod of iron: that it would be a dangerous delusion, were a confidence in the men of our choice, to silence our fears for the safety of our rights: that confidence is everywhere the parent of despotism; free government is founded in jealousy, and not in confidence; it is jealousy and not confidence which prescribes limited constitutions to bind down those whom we are obliged to trust with power: that our Constitution has accordingly fixed the limits to which and no further our confidence may go; and let the honest advocate of confidence read the alien and sedition-acts, and say if the Constitution has not been wise in fixing limits to the government it created, and whether we should be wise in destroying those limits? Let him say what the government is if it be not a tyranny, which the men of our choice have conferred on the President, and the President of our choice has assented to and accepted, over the friendly strangers, to whom the mild spirit of our country and its laws had pledged hospitality and protection: that the men of our choice have more respected the bare suspicions of the President, than the solid rights of innocence, the claims of justification, the sacred force of truth, and the forms and substance of law and justice. In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief, by the chains of the Constitution. That this commonwealth does, therefore, call on its co-states for an expression of their sentiments on the acts concerning aliens, and for the punishment of certain crimes herein before specified, plainly declaring whether these acts are or are not authorized by the Federal compact. And it doubts not that their sense will be so announced, as to prove their attachment unaltered to limited government, whether general or particular, and that the rights and liberties of their co-states, will be exposed to no dangers by remaining embarked on a common bottom with their own: That they will concur with this commonwealth in considering the said acts as so palpably against the Constitution, as to amount to an undisguised declaration, that the compact is not meant to be the measure of the powers of the general government, but that it will proceed in the exercise over these states of all powers whatsoever: That they will view this as seizing the rights of the states, and consolidating them in the hands of the general government with a power assumed to bind the states, (not merely in cases made federal,) but in all cases whatsoever, by laws made, not with their consent, but by others against their consent: That this would be to surrender the form of government we have chosen, and to live under one deriving its powers from its own will, and not from our authority; and that the co-states, recurring to their natural right in cases not made federal, will concur in declaring these acts void and of no force and will each unite with this commonwealth, in requesting their repeal at the next session of Congress.



Passed the House of Representatives, Nov. 10th, 1798.

Attest, THOMAS TODD, C. H. R.

In Senate, November 13th, 1798, unanimously concurred in.

Attest, B. THRUSTON, Clk. Sen.

Approved November 16th, 1798. JAMES GARRARD, G. K.

By the Governor. HARRY TOULMIN,

Secretary of State.


As a sidebar, an election update

Rick Perry wounds self mortally and may be out of the running after his really poor performance in the Republican Party debates on 11/9/2011.

CNBC polls America!  “Who won the debate?” … duh … poll pulled when it is clear that Ron Paul was runaway victor!  Instead of the raw numbers, they have substituted talking heads discussing “until someone addresses Romney”.  Bottom line, more of what we have grown to expect.

Yet another sidebar, fog of war forming over Iran

Weapons of Mass Destruction revisited – its deja vu all over again!

Iran:  WMDs Redux
by Stephen Lendman

Here we go again. Everything that goes around, comes around. We’ve seen it all before, each time fake. Nothing’s different now.

Previous articles said US intelligence assessments through March 2011 found no evidence of Iranian nuclear weapons development.

During his December 1, 1997 – November 30, 2009 tenure as IAEA director general, Mohamed ElBaradei concurred. He carefully avoided anti-Iranian rhetoric and baseless charges.

After his departure, agency policy changed. IAEA was established as an intergovernmental scientific and technical cooperation forum. It was also to insure safe, peaceful nuclear technology applications. Initially independent, it now reports to the General Assembly and Security Council.

Current head, Yukiya Amano, politicized IAEA policy for Western interests, mainly Washington’s. Doing so plays with fire, given nuclear technology stakes.

Lies launch all wars, including America’s post-WW II. Israel’s also.

Bogusly accusing Iran of developing nuclear weapons refutes known evidence claiming otherwise.

Washington enlisted Yamano to lie. He didn’t disappoint. Ahead of his report’s release, he visited Washington for instructions. Exposing his duplicity is vital.

War must be prevented at all costs. Hopefully world leaders won’t tolerate it.

On November 8, former Pentagon official Michael Maloof told Press TV:

“There are some very serious questions (about Yamano’s) study. It’s obviously a basis for creating an atmosphere for launching an attack on Iran.”

“My sources tell me here in Washington that they monitor Israeli activities, and they see (things happening) unabated. There are preparations for cancellation of civilian leave, not only these tests, but also fueling and arming missiles. It’s building up to a crescendo!”

“I have not seen, and no one has convinced me, that Iran is going beyond just enriching uranium for the purpose of medical and other (nonmilitary) purposes.”

“I’m really concerned that some accident is going to create another hostility.”

He worries most about Israeli recklessness, regardless of whether Washington approves. Whether war winds target Iran isn’t known. Only the fullness of time will tell.

Iraq – the Last Deception

Robert Abele discussed it in his book titled, “Anatomy of a Deception: A Reconstruction and Analysis of the Decision to Invade Iraq.”

Reconstructing public dialogue, he explained events ahead of bombing, invading and occupying Iraq. No casus belli existed. Inventing one followed. Alleged evidence was fabricated. The cradle of civilization was destroyed.

Abele discussed manipulating public opinion four ways relating to:

Washington’s imperial ambitions;

major media support, cheerleading US wars;

public ignorance, lack of critical thinking, and indifference; and

violations of international law and ethical principles.

All wars follow similar patterns based on lies, misinformation and deception, including World Wars I and II.

Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber’s book, titled “Weapons of Mass Deception: The Uses of Propaganda in Bush’s War on Iraq” covered similar ground, including how professional PR strategies, euphemisms, and jargon manipulate public thinking.

When evidence doesn’t exist, it’s invented. Later when discovered untrue, it’s too late. People are persuaded to think wars make them safer. They never did and don’t now. Wars beget more of them, benefitting profiteers and duplicitous politicians only.

James Bamford’s book titled, “A Pretext for War: 9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America’s Intelligence Agencies” discussed destruction, detection and deception in three parts.

Part three covered manipulative Washington and Israeli duplicity used to justify attacking Iraq, oust Saddam, install a pro-US puppet regime, benefit Israel by removing a rival, and change the Middle East map.

September 11, the war on terror, WMDs, mushroom shaped cloud hysteria, manipulated intelligence, the Al Qaeda connection, and more hyped nonexistent threats to generate fear and enlist public support.

Patterns repeat in all wars. Only aggressors, targets, and language change. Aims and tactics are consistent. Death, destruction and human misery follow.

Definition of WMDs

Weapons of mass destructions (WMDs) include chemical, biological and radiological devices capable of causing widespread death and destruction.

Wikipedia defines them as weapons able to “kill and bring significant harm to a large number of humans (and other life forms) and/or cause great damage to man-made structures (e.g. buildings), natural structures (e.g. mountains), or the biosphere in general.”

“The scope and application of the term has evolved and been disputed, often signifying more politically than technically.”

WMDs – Pretext for Attacking Iraq

Iraq had no nuclear weapons. After Operation Desert Storm, UNSCOM inspectors destroyed its chemical and biological ones. In June 1999, chief weapons inspector Scott Ritter told an interviewer:

“When you ask the question, ‘Does Iraq possess militarily viable biological or chemical weapons?’ the answer is no! It is a resounding NO.”

“Can Iraq produce today chemical weapons on a meaningful scale? No! Can Iraq produce biological weapons on a meaningful scale? No! Ballistic missiles? No! It has ‘no’ access across the board.”

“So from a qualitative standpoint, Iraq has been disarmed. Iraq today possesses no meaningful weapons of mass destruction capability.”

Nonetheless, Bush administration officials, Ahmed Chalabi, other duplicitous Iraqis, fake intelligence sources, paid-to-lie experts, PR manipulators, and media scoundrels like New York Times writer Judith Miller falsely claimed Saddam maintained covert WMD stockpiles.

Britain’s Dodgy Dossier cooked the books to fit Bush administration policy to attack, invade and occupy Iraq without cause, using fake intelligence.

Later evidence confirmed no WMD threat when it was too late to matter. Pre-war claims were false. Mushroom shaped cloud threats were bogus. Mobile biological weapons production was nonexistent.

Documents alleging Saddam bought Niger yellowcake uranium power were forged. He used aluminum tubes for artillery shells, not nuclear weapons. No evidence proved uranium centrifuge designs, development or production.

Nonetheless, lies justified lawless aggression against a nonbelligerent country posing no threat. Neither was Afghanistan, Libya, other post-WW II targets, and Iran.

Iran hasn’t attacked another country in over 200 years. It’s been targeted numerous times. America today covets its oil and gas resources. It wants its current regime replaced by another it controls. Bogusly calling Iran an existential threat, Israel wants a regional rival eliminated.

Whether or not war’s planned isn’t known. Discounting it ignores a threat too serious to ignore. Haaretz military affairs writer Amos Harel believes sanctions, not conflict, is likely, saying:

“The vast majority of the information in (IAEA’s) report has been in the hands of Western intelligence agencies for a relatively long time.”

America’s National Intelligence Estimate refuted claims about an alleged nuclear weapons program and Iranian threat. Stiffer sanctions, not war, may follow Amano’s report, Harel believes. Israel wants them to be “paralyzing, delivering a deadly blow to the Iranian banking system as well as to the country’s oil industry.”

Whether China, Russia and other nations will agree is doubtful. Washington pressure may impose them anyway.

National Journal writer Marc Ambinder headlined, “White House: IAEA Report Doesn’t Change Assessment of Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions,” saying:

An unnamed senior administration official told reporters on a conference call that:

“The IAEA does not assert that Iran has resumed a full scale nuclear weapons program nor does it have a program about how advanced the programs really are.”

IAEA, however, claims Iran carried “out activities relevant to the development of a nuclear device” with no evidence proving it.

The Washington Post headlined, “Obama administration readies new Iran sanctions in light of UN report on Tehran’s nuclear aims,” saying:

IAEA’s report wasn’t “a game-changer.” Nonetheless, unilateral sanctions and others with international partners are planned. Efforts to isolate Iran and harm its economy will intensify. War perhaps will follow.

On and off threats persisted for years. Current rhetoric is more shrill than earlier. Whether or not replicating Libya is planned isn’t known. Iran represents a much greater prize.

In 2010, it had the world’s third largest proved oil reserves after Saudi Arabia and Canada. Libya has less than a third as much. After Russia, Iran has the second largest gas reserves. Washington covets control to deny enemies and rivals free access.

On Russia Today (, former CIA officer Philip Giraldi discounted IAEA’s report, saying:

“I would be very skeptical about this report that is coming out of the International Atomic Energy because the IAEA doesn’t really have any intelligence capabilities of its own. It is relying on reports that are coming from other people. I would rather suspect these reports are coming from the US and Israel.”

“You may have a piece of evidence of some kind, but that piece of evidence is subject to your interpretation. When they saw aerial photographs in Iraq showing certain things, they interpreted those photographs to mean something which was not correct.”

Iran Answers Critical Questions

Press TV said Iran’s IAEA envoy Ali-Asghar Soltanieh offered Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) members “critical information about Iran’s nuclear program” to cool current hysteria following Amano’s report.

Attending an extraordinary NAM session, he answered “20 critical questions” and related issues.

Question 1: After 4,000 inspection days, has IAEA detected “even one gram of uranium being diverted for military purposes?”


Question 2: Has IAEA found any nuclear activities and materials used for military activities?


Question 3: “Was Iran ethically obliged to declare Natanz enrichment facility before 2003?”

No, given nothing introduced there until 2003!

Question 4: “Was Iran legally obliged to declare” Arak’s (IR40) heavy water research reactor before 2003?


Question 5: Under the Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement to report Arak’s heavy water production before 2003, was Iran obliged to do so for the IAEA?


Question 6: Was Iran legally obliged until 2003 “to declare uranium conversion Facilities (UDF)?”


Question 7: Was Iran legally obliged “to declare uranium mines including Gachin and Saghand….?”


Question 8: Did IAEA inspections detect any nuclear material or activity used as part of a nuclear weapons program?


Question 9: Did IAEA’s Action Plan announce “no other issue in addition to what was listed in 2007?”


Question 10: Was IAEA obliged to submit “Alleged Studies” documents to Iran?


Question 11: Did IAEA fulfill its obligations regarding submitting alleged evidence?


Question 12: Did IAEA confirm its “Alleged Studies” authenticity?


Question 13: What was Iran’s INFOSIRC/711 obligation?

Per Paragraph III, it was to study the document and report its evaluation to IAEA.

Question 14: Was Iran obliged to hold meetings, interviews or allow sampling regarding the “Alleged Studies?”


Question 15: Did Iran implement the Additional Protocol?


Question 16: Did Iran implement the Subsidiary Arrangement of the Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement Modified Code 3.1?


Question 17: When and why did Iran halt its voluntary implementation of the Additional Protocol and Modified Code 3.1?

Voluntary implementation stopped after two and a half years because Iran’s technical nuclear case was unfairly referred to the Security Council in 2006.

Question 18: Have all Iranian nuclear materials been measured and remain supervised to assure safe, peaceful operations?


Question 19: Did Iran cooperate with unannounced inspections?

Yes, including on two hours notice!

Question 20: “Why does Iran deem” the Board of Governors and Security Council illegal?

Because its legal nuclear program was politicized. Hostile countries manipulated the IAEA, turning the agency into a US-dominated Security Council watchdog to deprive Iran and other developing countries “of their ‘absolute right’ to use peaceful nuclear energy as stipulated in the IAEA Statute.”

Other relevant questions include why nuclear programs of other countries aren’t as closely scrutinized as Iran’s?

Why aren’t nuclear armed and dangerous nations like America and Israel inspected?

Why haven’t nuclear armed Israel, India and Pakistan been sanctioned for not signing the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty?

Why wasn’t Iran given credit for signing and abiding by its provisions?

Why does IAEA let America, Israel and other Western allies bully Iran unfairly?

Why does IAEA under Amano do it?

Why isn’t Iran’s peaceful nuclear program accepted as fact when no evidence suggests otherwise?

Why are secret US and Israeli nuclear weapons development, production, and testing unmentioned and unmonitored?

Why doesn’t IAEA fulfill its peaceful nuclear energy use mandate unpoliticized?

Under Amano, it’s a Washington controlled tool. As a result, Iran’s unfairly targeted while real nuclear outlaws freely terrorize other nations lawlessly!

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at

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Segment #3: Feature Presentation – ZeroFossilFuel discusses lessons learned after 9 days without electricity

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20111109 – Broadcasting recorded content on JTV

For the next 24 hours, I will be broadcasting two documentary films on my Justin TV channel located at

The first is called The Light Bulb Conspiracy which discusses the transition of our consumer economy to planned obsolescence.

The second is called The Calling which discusses trends in the changing consciousness of human beings.

These films are somewhat controversial and are not often seen.  While I do not endorse the material presented, the films are thought provoking and are intended to get you thinking about things you may not have considered previously.

Enjoy …