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Surviving the Collapse with Author James Wesley Rawles
February 17, 2012
On this Friday, February 17 edition of Infowars Nightly News, co-host Rob Dew interviews New York Times best-selling survivalist-fiction author, blogger, and survival retreat consultant James Wesley Rawles about his latest book, Survivors: A Novel of the Coming Collapse. The novel combines useful “how to” information with a compelling fictional storyline that not only entertains but also informs. The book is now available at the Infowars Store.
Host Paul Joseph Watson covers the news, including:
FEMA’s effort to monitor news coverage of the agency’s activities on a 24/7 basis with a “100% small business set-aside contract to a media monitoring firm.”
How an app under development by the FBI may be used to track and catalog “suspicious comments” made on social media by folks who deal in gold.
A courageous effort by Virginia delegates to fight back against the draconian NDAA bill signed into law by passing a state law nullifying the kidnapping provisions of the federal legislation.
Top military honchos instructing active duty military personnel not to march with veterans in an event in support of Ron Paul later this month.
Efforts by Israel, the United States and the establishment media to ramp up the fear in a propaganda campaign intended to demonize Iran ahead of an attack on that country.
And finally an exclusive report on a man
arrested near the U.S. capitol in yet
another FBI sting operation.
InfoWars Nightly News 2012-02-17 (Full)
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On the Friday, February 17 edition of the Alex
Jones Show, Alex talks with bestselling author and
freelance journalist for the BBC and the British
newspaper The Observer, Greg Palast. He is the
author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy,
Vultures' Picnic, and other titles and has appeared
in a number of films, including American Blackout, a
documentary about voter disenfranchisement and the
use of voting machines in both the 2000 and 2004
presidential elections. Alex also talks with regular
Friday guest Bob Chapman of the International
Forecaster about the faltering economy and other
sundry topics. Alex covers the latest news and
responds to an attack on Infowars by the Young
Alex Jones Live 2012-02-17 (Full)
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Federal agency seeks to track “effectiveness of public affairs messaging”
Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, February 17, 2012
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has followed in the footsteps of the DHS in looking to hire a private contractor that will monitor news coverage of the agency’s activities on a 24/7 basis.
“FEMA is planning to award a 100% small business set-aside contract to a media monitoring firm that can monitor, archive and measure all local news in “major Nielsen markets,” all nationally broadcast news and all cable outlets for their news coverage of FEMA activities in the field across the U.S.,” reports Government Security News.
The program is similar in nature to a Department of Homeland Security monitoring effort that stoked controversy and a congressional hearing after it emerged that the DHS had hired an outside contractor, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, to monitor social media outlets along with a list of websites, on a “24/7/365 basis,” in order to uncover “any media reports that reflect adversely on the U.S. Government and the Department.”
This included monitoring remarks by residents of Standish, Michigan in “newspaper comment talkbacks, local blogs, Twitter posts, and publicly available Facebook posts,” to gage the response to a plan to bring Guantanamo Bay detainees to a local prison.
Although the FEMA contract does not specifically mention the monitoring of blogs and comments made by Internet users, it does call for the program to “Monitor the effectiveness of public affairs messaging,” which implies that feedback from citizens regarding FEMA’s activities will be part of the process.
The FEMA contract for the monitoring service explains that the agency is looking for information on “media statistics including the audience exposure and publicity value” for news items related to FEMA.
Concerned about its reputation in the
eyes of American citizens who are growing
increasingly wary of big government, this is not the
first time FEMA has reached out to try and massage
its image following
the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which
“evoked some of the harshest criticism the agency
has ever faced.”
As we exclusively reported in 2006, a story that was later confirmed by KSLA news agency the following year, FEMA has created ‘Clergy Response Teams’ trained by the federal government to “quell dissent” and pacify citizens to obey the government in the event of a declaration of martial law.
The program recruited pastors and other religious representatives to become secret police enforcers who teach their congregations to “obey the government” in preparation for the implementation of martial law, property and firearm seizures, mass vaccination programs and forced relocation.
Even in the absence of such emergencies, the federal government has already announced that it is actively monitoring social media for signs of “social unrest”, in a bid to pre-empt any sign of civil dislocation within the United States.
Representatives from the Department of Homeland Security yesterday stonewalled a Congressional hearing into the DHS’ monitoring of news and social media by refusing to give specific answers on what measures were being taken to prevent the program creating a “chilling effect” whereby people would be afraid to leave negative comments in online forums for fear of retribution.
The Electronic Privacy Information Center, who obtained 300 documents via a FOIA request detailing how the DHS was tracking websites like the Drudge Report, Huffington Post, Facebook and Twitter, submitted a statement to the Subcommittee Hearing arguing that “The DHS monitoring of social networks and media organizations is entirely without legal basis and threatens important free speech and expression rights.”
Watch a KSLA report on FEMA’s ‘Clergy Response Teams’ below.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.
Trinity speakers say U.S. must share sacrifice
By Jennifer Hiller,
Simpson, a former U.S. Senator from Wyoming, and Bowles, the White House chief of staff under President Clinton, say the only way to get the country's finances on a sustainable path is a combination of cutting costs, increasing taxes and encouraging economic growth — putting everything from Social Security benefits to defense spending and Medicare on the table.
Simpson and Bowles spoke Tuesday morning as part of Trinity University's Policy Maker Breakfast Series, zinging a series of jokes and one-liners at the audience of about 500, along with a serious message and words politicians seldom use, such as “shared sacrifice.”
Simpson said they don't need charts or graphs because their presentation is simple.
“If you spend more than you earn, you lose your butt,” he said.
Bowles said that last year, the country spent all of its revenue on interest on the national debt and entitlement programs such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Meanwhile, the money to pay for everything else, including wars, defense, education, infrastructure and research, had to be borrowed — and about half of that was borrowed from foreign countries.
“That is crazy,” Bowles said. “It's really nuts.”
The two serve as co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, an 18-member bipartisan group created last year by President Obama.
The commission has warned that if the U.S. doesn't do something about its deficit spending, it will become a second-rate power. Simpson said the U.S. owes $15 trillion, almost seven times the deficit in Italy, which currently is in crisis because it owes $2.6 trillion.Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/business/article/Trinity-speakers-say-U-S-must-share-sacrifice-2400021.php#ixzz1mlTMhYYP