Homeland Security Cultural Bureau

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Wed, 18 Sep 2002 12:00:00 GMT
From kaba:
"Ninety-eight percent of the people in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them." -- Lily Tomlin

Heard on npr:

"Even if you win the rat race, you'll still be a rat." -- Lily Tomlin

time-tripper.com - disappeared - a story from Amerika's not-too-distant future. [smith2004]

"Anyway, we believe privacy shouldn't be illegal," Edward continued while swerving around a double-parked car. "We believe a lot of other things shouldn't be illegal either, and a lot of folks agree with us. Some of us live up in New Hampshire now, in the same town, living what we believe. We stay friendly with the locals and generally stay out of sight while we, um, help out like-minded people. It's not a commune, you understand, but we share things like Net access and insurance and ways to fake out the state."

The Homeland Security Cultural Bureau, HSCB, "is protecting the interests of the country's national security by employing efforts to direct and guide the parameters of cultural production." The web site is nicely done, but I believe, and strongly hope, the whole thing is a hoax. Chilling, to say the least. Their White Box Closure page is a notice of the closure of the White Box Art Gallery in New York City's Chelsea art district. I can find no "Cultural Sabotage Prevention Act" on Google or Thomas. [trt-ny]

Order for Closure to White Box for reasons of public security.

New York, NY (September 10, 2002)

New York, NY (September 10, 2002) - I the undersigned, in my authority as Director General of the Office of Homeland Security Cultural Bureau, after information has been presented to me, showing that the Art Gallery WHITE BOX constitutes a danger to state security, order that the above mentioned will be closed until further notice.

The order was issued pursuant to 36 CSP 261.50(a), 36 CSP 261.50(b), and 43 CSP 9212.2(a) of the Cultural Sabotage Prevention Act, which empowers the Bureau to close establishments that pose a threat to public safety. This Act applies national safety standards set out for public cultural organizations. It is the duty of the Cultural Bureau to ensure compliance with the Act and thus protect the safety for all Americans.

This order is in effect beginning 12:00 PM, EST, September 11th 2002, and until rescinded.

Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk - Entangling Alliances Distort our Foreign Policy - Congress, and only Congress, has the authority to declare war. We should listen to the first President GW, Mr. Washington, and avoid entangling alliances.

America has an absolute sovereign right to defend itself. We do not need permission from the UN or anybody else to use military force. What is needed, however, is a congressional declaration of war. Our Constitution does not permit any President to initiate war simply because the UN gives him permission. When we seek permission, or even mere approval, from the United Nations, we give credibility to the terrible notion that American national security is a matter of international consensus. America alone should decide whether to send its sons and daughters to war.

Heather Ratcliffe at The St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Street justice - because the police didn't do their job, a store owner in Kinloch was forced to kill a man who attacked him for the second time. [kaba]

In a confrontation last month, Mike Singleton fatally shot Marc "Smooth" Collins, who wounded Singleton in April. Singleton says Kinloch police took no action after the first incident. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch says flatly, "That police department should not exist, and if it were my call, it wouldn't."

Ed Lewis at Liberty for All - Defeated - by the man with the silver spoon up his nose.

A little more than one month after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, public enemy No. 1, Osama bin Laden, predicted that "freedom and human rights in America are doomed. The U.S. government will lead the American people - and the West in general - into an unbearable hell and a choking life."

How right he was. Neither he nor any other terrorist around the world has had to lift a finger against the emerging totalitarian empire state known as the United States.


The current administration has wiped our, supports the wipe out of, or is in the process of wiping out the 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 13th Amendments and most provisions of the Constitution proper. The 2nd Amendment will be the next to fall.

We are no more the land of the free than China is. We are the land of the oppressed, ordered into involuntary servitude by armed aggressors supported and ordered about by all levels of government. We haven't much choice since most of us balk at shooting fellow Americans, regardless of the threat they now pose against our freedom.


In regards to the last - drug abuse - does anyone know for certain that Bush isn't still using cocaine? Just because he says so doesn't make it so since he is a liar. And, initially, reports were that he was still using during his so-called campaign. Hence, quite possibly the reason for his weekends off the campaign trail and his insistence his own guards from Texas be used. One would think they were used to his idiosyncrasies and other weird behaviors.

Neil Mackay at Sunday Herald - Bush planned Iraq 'regime change' before becoming President - figures.

A SECRET blueprint for US global domination reveals that President Bush and his cabinet were planning a premeditated attack on Iraq to secure 'regime change' even before he took power in January 2001.

The blueprint, uncovered by the Sunday Herald, for the creation of a 'global Pax Americana' was drawn up for Dick Cheney (now vice- president), Donald Rumsfeld (defence secretary), Paul Wolfowitz (Rumsfeld's deputy), George W Bush's younger brother Jeb and Lewis Libby (Cheney's chief of staff). The document, entitled Rebuilding America's Defences: Strategies, Forces And Resources For A New Century, was written in September 2000 by the neo-conservative think-tank Project for the New American Century (PNAC).


Tam Dalyell, the Labour MP, father of the House of Commons and one of the leading rebel voices against war with Iraq, said: 'This is garbage from right-wing think-tanks stuffed with chicken-hawks -- men who have never seen the horror of war but are in love with the idea of war. Men like Cheney, who were draft- dodgers in the Vietnam war.

Ron Paul at Rense.com - Legislation Introduced To Abolish The Federal Reserve - H.R. 5356, the "Federal Reserve Board Abolition Act", was introduced by Dr. Paul on September 10. It has no cosponsors, and is now in the House Financial Services Committee, from which it will likely never emerge, unfortunately. [grabbe]

Mr. Speaker, I rise to introduce legislation to restore financial stability to America's economy by abolishing the Federal Reserve. I also ask unanimous consent to insert the attached article by Lew Rockwell, president of the Ludwig Von Mises Institute, which explains the benefits of abolishing the Fed and restoring the gold standard, into the record.

Since the creation of the Federal Reserve, middle and working-class Americans have been victimized by a boom-and-bust monetary policy. In addition, most Americans have suffered a steadily eroding purchasing power because of the Federal Reserve's inflationary policies. This represents a real, if hidden, tax imposed on the American people.


Why isn't gold money now? Because governments destroyed the gold standard. Why? Because they regarded it as too inflexible. To be sure, monetary inflexibility is the friend of free markets. Without the ability to create money out of nothing, governments tend to run tight financial ships. Banks are more careful about the lending when they can't rely on a lender of last resort with access to a money-creation machine like the Fed.

Dave Orrick at The Daily Herald via Yahoo News - Hotel drug sweep surprises drug treatment experts - it seems that some Illinois hotels have cops regularly walk down the halls with their drug-sniffing dogs and "ask" to search any room that interests the dogs. Sieg Heil!

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