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Special license plates shield officials from traffic tickets

Posted in 1 on June 20, 2009 by truthwillrise

 

By JENNIFER MUIR
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

It’s 1:45 p.m. on a Wednesday in February and a Toyota Camry is driving west on the 91 Express Lanes, for free, for the 470th time.

The electronic transponder on the dashboard – used to bill tollway users –  is inactive. The Camry’s owners, airport traffic officer Rudolph Duplessis and his wife, Loretta, have never had a toll road account, officials say.

They’ve never received a violation notice in the mail, either. Their car is registered as part of a state program which hides their home address on Department of Motor Vehicles records. The agency that operates the tollway does not have legal access to their address.

Their Toyota is one of 996,716 vehicles registered to motorists who are affiliated with 1,800 state and local agencies and who are allowed to shield their addresses under the Confidential Records Program.

An Orange County Register investigation has found that the program, designed 30 years ago to protect police from criminals, has been expanded to cover hundreds of thousands of public employees – from police dispatchers to museum guards – who face little threat from the public. Their spouses and children can get the plates, too.

This has happened despite warnings from state officials that the safeguard is no longer needed because updated laws have made all DMV information confidential to the public.

The Register found that the confidential plate program shields these motorists in ways most of us can only dream about:

•Vehicles with protected license plates can run through dozens of intersections controlled by red light cameras and breeze along the 91 toll lanes with impunity.

•Parking citations issued to vehicles with protected plates are often dismissed because the process necessary to pierce the shield is too cumbersome.

•Some patrol officers let drivers with protected plates off with a warning because the plates signal that the drivers are “one of their own” or related to someone who is.

Exactly how many people are taking advantage of their protected plates is impossible to calculate. Like the Orange County Transportation Authority, which operates the tollway, many agencies have automated processes and have never focused on what happens to confidential plate holders. Sometimes police take note of the plate and don’t write a ticket at all.

The Register used public records laws to obtain OCTA computer logs for the 91 Express Lanes and found 14,535 unpaid trips by motorists with confidential plates in the past five years. A Register analysis showed that was 3,722 separate vehicles, some running the toll road hundreds of times.

That’s only about $29,500 in tolls, but under the penalty schedule set by state law, fines for chronic violators can reach $500 per toll, which would total more than $5 million for the confidential plate holders with multiple violations if they ignored warning notices. OCTA officials said that if they had been able to notify these people, they believe most would have paid before penalties ballooned.

Among the top violators on OCTA’s list were Dwight and Michell Storay (he’s a parole agent with the Department of Corrections), with 622 violations and Lenai and Arnold Carraway (she’s an Orange County social worker), with 239 violations.

Speaking through a corrections spokeswoman, Storay denied driving the toll roads without paying. He showed records indicating that he has a valid toll road account and said he had contacted the OCTA to settle the matter.

Lenai Carraway showed a reporter evidence that she had a toll road account, but had no evidence that she’d paid the tolls that OCTA listed as delinquent. Carraway said she planned to contact OCTA.

Another couple listed in the top three, Chino Police Department dispatcher Susie Stephen and her husband Mike, contacted OCTA and got the agency to admit it had made a mistake. According to a letter the couple received April 7, the agency failed to update the couple’s account when they purchased a new car, even though they had reported the new plate. The letter also confirms the couple has worked out a plan to repay $891 for their unpaid tolls.

It’s impossible to tell whether every motorist included on the list knowingly exploited their confidential plates—and many of those contacted by The Register insisted it was some kind of mistake.

But by the time a California Highway Patrol officer recognized Loretta Duplessis’ Camry from a “heavy hitter” list of toll evaders and pulled her over Feb. 27, the couple had racked up $34,805.95 in penalties from OCTA, according to a note the officer wrote on her citation. The couple did not respond to repeated requests for comment, including a note left on their front door in Riverside County.

An activist who lobbies for fair traffic laws said the entire program is out of control.

“They’ve exempted themselves from the rules they’re enforcing,” said Chad Dornsife, director of the Best Highway Safety Practices Institute. “They know it, is what’s really sick about this. This isn’t some surprise that when the camera comes out they don’t have to worry about it.”

Proponents of the program argue that confidential plates offer a necessary protection.

“I would highly doubt that anybody is registering their vehicles on a confidential basis to do anything but protect themselves,” Garden Grove Police Capt. Mike Handfield said. “I just don’t think people are thinking they’re getting away with anything….Is the value of having a confidential plate and protecting the law enforcement community from people who might hurt them, is that worth that risk? I believe it is.”

The Register asked the DMV for a list of the number of motorists participating in the program and the agencies they claim as an employer. But the DMV refused to provide those records unless The Register paid $8,442, which officials said was the cost of extracting the list from its database.

The Register felt that was an excessive cost to obtain public records; the DMV has refused to waive the fee.

CONFIDENTIAL HISTORY

The DMV first started withholding police officers’ addresses from the public in 1978, back when anyone could walk into a DMV office with a license plate number and walk out with the car owner’s home address. The purpose was to block criminals from finding out where police live, then using the information to harm the officers or their families.

Under the Confidential Records Program the name of the police agency appears in lieu of the officer’s address.

In the first seven years of the program, lawmakers added judges, district attorneys – and themselves.

Since then, the list of people afforded confidentiality has swelled to include jail guards, district attorney investigators and National Park Service rangers, as well as city council members and city attorneys, among others.

Officials can keep the secret plates when they retire. If they change to a civilian job, they can stay shielded for another three years.

In some cases the secret plates have been negotiated as part of a labor contract. For example, museum security officers were added as part of an employment agreement with the state’s public safety union in 2001.

Meanwhile, public access to DMV information was nearly eliminated in 1989 after the death of actress Rebecca Schaeffer. A private investigator found Schaeffer’s home address through the DMV on behalf of an obsessed fan, who gunned down the 21-year-old at her Los Angeles apartment. Lawmakers responded by making every motorist’s information confidential.

Today, addresses for every driver in the state are off limits to the public. Some businesses, such as insurance companies, financial institutions and businesses that contract with police to process citations, still maintain limited access through strict agreements with the DMV.

The level of protection granted to all motorists makes “it all but impossible for unauthorized individuals to receive residence address data from the DMV,” officials told the Legislature in 2004.

The DMV said private data now available on the Internet makes it easy to find home addresses. “Such ready access makes it unnecessary to use DMV as an access point.”

None of the lawmakers or agencies interviewed by The Register was able to point to a case where a person was harmed by information obtained through the DMV in the nearly 20 years since the Schaeffer case changed the law.

Still, police and lawmakers say that increasing access to information on the Internet makes it even more imperative that records are protected.

“The street has become a technological freeway that is being used by everybody, so the more layers of confidentiality you can add to those who need it the better,” said Steve Whitmore, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Since 1980, lawmakers have passed 19 pieces of legislation adding more groups, revising the language or increasing the punishment against people who use the DMV to harm people with confidential plates.

In 2001 Assemblywoman Jenny Oropeza, who is now a state senator, sponsored legislation that allowed police chiefs to give the plates to non-sworn employees in “sensitive” positions, such as those testifying against other law enforcement officers, records show.

“Law enforcement came to me and asked me to sponsor it,” said Oropeza, D-Carson.

This year, Assemblyman Sandré Swanson, D-Alameda, is sponsoring a bill that would add some zoo veterinarians, animal control agency workers and humane society shelter workers to the program. After introducing the bill, he added firefighters and code enforcement officers, as well. He said the union that represents those workers – the American Federation of County Municipal Employees – asked for the protection to stave off retribution from criminals, such as people who run criminal dog fighting rings.

DMV employees must process requests for confidential records manually at a cost of $220,000 a year. The workload expands every time lawmakers allow a new group to participate in the program.

‘COURTESY TO LAW ENFORCEMENT’

As the program has grown, so have the benefits.

Some police officers confess that when they pull over someone with a confidential license plate they’re more likely to let them off with a warning. In most cases, one said, if an officer realizes a motorist has a confidential plate, the car won’t be pulled over at all.

“It’s an unwritten rule that we would extend professional courtesy,” said Ron Smith, a retired Los Angeles Police Department officer who worked patrol for 23 years. “Nine out of 10 times I would.”

California Highway Patrol officer Jennifer Hink put it a little differently. “It’s officer discretion … (But) just because you have confidential plates doesn’t mean you’re going to get out of a citation.”

Many police departments that run red light camera programs systematically dismiss citations issued to confidential plates.

“It’s a courtesy, law enforcement to law enforcement,” San Francisco Police Sgt. Tom Lee said. “We let it go.”

Four Orange County cities with red light cameras told the Register earlier this year that they don’t have time to track down the addresses. The private companies that process the citations don’t have access to the shielded information. Police officers do have access, but not the time.

State law requires police to mail out red light camera citations within 15 days; Orange County allows only 11. “It takes eight to 13 business days to receive that information back from the DMV,” said Santa Ana Police officer Gary Fratus. “There are far too few to do it … The time frame is not conducive for us.”

Some departments, for example, the cities of Los Alamitos and Los Angeles, send the citations to the agency listed in place of the home address. But they have no way of knowing whether the person ticketed ever received the citation. In Orange County, inactive red light camera citations are dismissed after a year.

San Diego is the only department interviewed by the Register that does the necessary work to track down protected plate holders. Laguna Woods and Santa Ana began doing the same this year after the Register began asking questions.

The shielded plates can also be a free pass to park illegally.

“Many agencies, especially parking citation processing agencies, report that the process is so cumbersome and costly that they simply dismiss the parking citation as it is not worth the time and effort necessary to identify the vehicle owner,” the DMV told the legislature in 2004.

Sen. Oropeza said the problem isn’t the confidential records program, it’s that police are enforcing the law unevenly.

“Professional courtesy, that’s a total inappropriate response,” Oropeza said. “And to say they don’t have time is totally inappropriate …The law should be applied equally to everybody.”

DMV spokesman Mike Marando said the agency may be able to come up with a more streamlined method of accessing the shielded addresses.

“We’ll be happy to work with them,” Marando said.

TROUBLE WITH TOLLS

Toll road operators face an added barrier in collecting payment because they don’t have legal access to confidential addresses. The two agencies in Orange County handle the problem differently.

The Transportation Corridor Agencies, which operates the Foothill, San Joaquin Hills and Eastern toll roads, said it mails delinquent toll notices to the agency listed in lieu of the home address, and believes such tickets are getting paid.

“There is the potential that the violation may not be forwarded by the agency to the individual, but we have yet to experience that condition,” Frank Barbagallo, deputy director of toll operations wrote in an e-mail.

The OCTA, the agency that runs the 91 Express Lanes, sends the violations to a collections agency in New York, which attempts to find home addresses through its own means.

It’s an automated process OCTA inherited when it purchased the toll road in 2003. OCTA spokesman Joel Zlotnik said that is why the agency was unaware of the thousands of confidential plate violations that had gone unpaid. The violations make up a fraction of the 14.5 million trips on the toll road each year.

After obtaining the OCTA logs, the Register used media access rights at the DMV to attach names to the license plates, then attempted to contact the top violators through the agency that employed them. The Register also tried to find personal telephones and attempted to contact the violators that way. Most motorists did not respond to the calls.

“With so many violations I’m stunned that the toll road wouldn’t have at least reached out,” said Orange County Sheriff Capt. Dave Nighswonger, who was contacted by The Register about a jail guard, Edward Lutz, who had 171 toll violations over a two-year period. “We can encourage our employees to reach out to them and reconcile that.”

News of the violations caused officials in many of the agencies to launch internal investigations. The Los Angeles World Airport Police Organization, which employs Duplessis, said it was initiating a complete review of its confidentiality records.

Several agencies said their employees had toll accounts in good standing but had failed to add new vehicles to their accounts or had problems with their transponders. Some violators contacted OCTA after hearing from a reporter and paid the past-due tolls.

Unlike most motorists with toll account problems, many of these violators won’t have to pay delinquent fees. Because of the protected plates, OCTA did not find them within the 66 days required by law and can’t assess fines.

So Lutz, for example, the Orange County jail guard, simply paid the outstanding tolls, about $300, Nighswonger said.

Regular toll road customers caught in a similar situation are typically found through their DMV records, sent violation notices, and charged tens of thousands of dollars in fines if they ignore the bills.

As an example, the penalties on the account of an Orange County couple who accrued some 80 toll violations in 2003 because of an expired credit card ballooned from $580 in tolls to $53,550 in civil penalties, court records show.

After The Register found the toll road scofflaws, OCTA’s Zlotnik acknowledged that the agency may not have been doing all it could to track them down. “Since this issue has arisen, we’re looking at ways to address the situation to help prevent this from happening in the future,” he said.

The Register found few checks on the confidential plates program.

The DMV does not independently audit the system, relying on the responsible agencies to monitor their own participants. But that doesn’t always happen.

The San Bernardino Police Department could not identify a woman named Brenda Orantes, who ran up 411 violations on the 91 tollway under a confidential plate obtained through that department, the records show. Lt. Scott Paterson said Orantes is not an employee and is not listed as a relative.

A few agencies audit their program and were able to give a count of their participants. Fullerton Police, for example, said that 273 vehicles and 338 drivers have confidentiality through the department.

But most of those contacted, including the California Highway Patrol, the LAPD and the California Department of Corrections, were not able to tell a reporter how many people have obtained DMV confidentiality through their departments.

“We don’t have a system to go through,” LAPD Sgt. Leland Sands says. “That’s not something that we would check.”

Hip Hop & Freemasonry: Culture Creation & The Shape of Things To Come

Posted in 1 with tags , , on May 27, 2009 by truthwillrise

 

These rappers are put on a pedastol and people really love these people and they are not what they claim to be. These people do not care about us and they are into some sick stuff. What are these things? It is revealed in the following video. Stop just bobbing your head to the beats and look up to see what is really going on!!!

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House Bypasses Governor’s veto to claim Oklahoma’s Sovereignty

Posted in 1 on May 8, 2009 by truthwillrise

National Service Corps Bill Clears Senate Hurdle

Posted in 1, New World Order, News, Stupid Government Tricks, Truth/Freedom, Unconstitutional with tags , , , , on March 25, 2009 by truthwillrise

Following overwhelming House passage last week, the Senate tonight voted 74 to 14 on a procedural move that essentially guarantees a major expansion of a national service corps, a cornerstone of volunteerism that dates back to the era of President Kennedy. It’s akin to a call to arms by President Obama, who has harkened back to those early days to demand giving back by those who voted for him.

In fact, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, the senior Democrat from Massachusetts whose battle with brain cancer has oft kept him absent from the Senate these days, appeared on the floor to welcomes all around as he cast his approving vote as a co-sponsor.

From President Kennedy’s days to the creation of Americorps by then President Bill Clinton, the notion of public service has become a rallying cry. Tonight’s vote, propelled by President Obama’s urging of an expansion, would mean a growth in such work from 75,000 community service jobs to 250,000.

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the cost of the Senate bill at least would be an outlay for the fiscal year 2010 of $418 million to about $5.7 billion from 2010 through 2014.

It’s an historic vote in the sense that a national service corps, an army dispersed to help with education, health services and the environment, would vastly enlarge the notion of “community organizing,” and allow, as Senator Barbara Mikulski, Democrat of Maryland, said tonight, for about 7 million people to be engaged in such work.

The bill enjoyed extraordinary bipartisan support, including namely the major co-sponsor, Senator Orrin Hatch, Republican of Utah, who tonight even recommended reading the biography of R. Sargent Shriver, relative by marriage to the Kennedys and who directed the original Peace Corps from 1961 to 1966.

In addition, Senator Hatch mentioned that the Rev. Rick Warren, the evangelical minister of Saddleback Church and author of “A Purpose Driven Life,” was an enthusiastic supporter of this effort, as was Senator John McCain, the former Republican presidential nominee. The latter’s support, to Senator Hatch, demonstrated the exceptional bipartisan backing of the expansion.

Eleven senators did not cast a vote. The 14 Republicans, some of whom cited the cost in voting against the proposal, are: Senators Sam Brownback of Kansas, James Bunning of Kentucky, Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, Michael Crapo of Idaho, Jon Kyl of Arizona, James Inhofe of Oklahoma, John Ensign of Nevada, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Jim Risch of Idaho, Pat Roberts of Kansas, Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions, both of Alabama, Tom DeMint of South Carolina and John Thune of South Dakota.

Our roll call, thanks to Derek Willis.

Zeitgeist:The Movie

Posted in 1, New World Order, Police State/Martial Law, RFID, Secret Societies, Stupid Government Tricks, Truth/Freedom with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 16, 2009 by truthwillrise

The Great American Recovery Plan

Posted in 1, Aaron Russo, Alex Jones, General, New World Order, News, Ron Paul, Truth/Freedom with tags , , on February 25, 2009 by truthwillrise

The Troubled Assets Relief Program(TARP) the economic package that was supposed to fix the economy from destruction, fell flat on its face, that is if you were an average citizen as it did not help you. For the multi-national corporations, or mega banks that received TARP funds, the legislation was of great benefit to you. These companies received billions of dollars( in some cases the companies did not need or ask for) which was used to go on junkets, give executive bonuses, acquire other companies, and line their bank accounts all the while the American people , who the TARP funds were supposed to help, continued to lose their homes at an alarming rate.

 

The $787 billion “stimulus” package will be an overwhelming failure; it is another example of throwing money at a money problem and it is only going to exacerbate our financial predicament. The fear mongering and scare tactics used by the Bush and Obama administrations (as well threats of martial law to the House if they did not pass the unconstitutional bill by former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson) to get the TARP and this latest “stimulus” bill through Congress have distracted the people from the fact that at its best, it is only a temporary fix and it deals with only the symptoms rather than the cause and will leave us worse off than we were before the act passed. I will through this plan, deal with the causes and how we correct it. This tactic has also swindled the American people into thinking that something must be done right away of the sky will fall, when for a problem of this magnitude, careful, prudent planning would best serve us. The same thing was said of the TARP, and things have gotten much worse since its passing. The use of fear by then Sen. Obama, Sen. McCain, President Bush and others to try to rush this bill through and then to criticize those who were against the bill or wanted to take a slower approach in terms of reviewing the legislation ( they were only given a few hours to read the 451 page bill) were absolutely reprehensible. You should always be weary of anything or anyone that wants to make a major decision hastily because often times there is an agenda to take advantage of you, as was the case with the TARP and this latest “stimulus” package. The push that something must be done not today but yesterday fooled many people into thinking that was the correct course of action

 

 

 

Here are a few things that is implemented will truly (unlike the”stimulus”package) lift America, and the world, out of the quandary it is in. It is all very doable and unlike the TARP, it will not line the pockets of multi-national corporations and international bankers. I call it the Great American Recovery Plan.

 

 

 

 

  1. The abolition of the Federal Reserve System.  This quasi-private, run for profit corporation actually loans the money for this nation to the government at interest. Since its insidious implementation in 1913, the national and personal debt have seen a steady increase, our money is devaluing by the day, we now have an income tax, and the standard of living for the average American has decreased. Just as the international bankers and robber barons who own the Fed caused the Panic of 1907, the Depressions of 1921 and 1929 and every recession this nation has experienced. The current economic storm we are in has been engineered by the same group. The TARP and the “stimulus” package are two more steps in the funeral march of the U.S. Dollar. The great thing that there is already the legislation right now to abolish this evil entity. The plan calls for the passing of Rep. Ron Paul’s (R-TX) HR2755, The Federal Reserve Abolition Act and the enacting of Executive Order 11110 which restores us to constitutional money. Here is why we must do this:

 

           A.  It takes away the monopoly that the Federal Reserve and the

                 international bankers and returns that power to the people and

                 the Treasury. This will free the Republic from the yoke of debt 

                 that it has languished under by having to borrow money from

                 the private Fed and pay it back with interest, which is what the 

                 income tax goes toward.

 

B.      By having a money that is backed by a real asset such as silver or gold, the amount that can be printed is limited. This puts a halt to the printing of money out of thin air that the Federal Reserve and other central banks have been doing. Having sound money also protects the value of the currency and would stop the ever-rising inflation. This is why prices seem to rise but in reality it is inflation and that inflation is eroding the buying power of our currency because there is too much money in circulation. Returning that lost buying power back to the people will raise the standard of living in this nation.

 

C.      The size of government would also be limited. With its access to unlimited cut off with the abolition of the Federal Reserve System, and now having sound money, there is a limit to the size that government can grow to. Government can return to the limited entity that it was always intended and not the overgrown albatross it has morphed into with its tentacles reaching ever more into our daily lives. This would return rightful power to the people through the local and state governments. In addition a sound money puts a real limit on government spending and would force government to operate on a clear budget and that could foster more efficiency from the government. We have not had a balanced budget since our removal from the gold standard in 1971.

 

 

     2.The repealing of the North American Free Trade Agreement     (NAFTA).  This agreement, which was entered into in 1994 by the United States, Canada, and Mexico, was allegedly to remove the trade barriers between the three nations, however this so called “free trade” agreement has eviscerated America’s manufacturing sector. Those jobs moved beyond our borders in favor or cheaper foreign labor. Companies were even given tax incentives to move jobs out of this nation. By ending this asinine arrangement we can rebuild our manufacturing sector and become a producing nation once  again. If we are producing things then people are working and economy would be much healthier.

 

 

  3.  The withdrawal of The United States from the United Nations. 

       This evil organization was set up in 1945 after WW II as another 

       attemmpt at a world governing body after the failed League of Nations. 

       The United States does not need to be in the UN to secure its national 

       sovereignty and under the Great American Recovery Plan the nation 

       would immediately leave this organization, which has been involved in

       secret wars and population reduction studies just to name a few items of

       its long dirty laundry list.

 

These things can save our country if they were implemented. I invite all freedom minded people who are reading this to take it and build upon this information. Take it to your congressional officials and let them know this is true way to really save our money, not giving more money to foreign banks and multi-national corporations. Time is growing short; if we are to act, this is the time. We cannot sit around and wait or hope for someone else to do it. Freedom is not free; the price of it is eternal vigilance.

Man Pulled Over By Cops, Visited By Secret Service Over Anti-Obama Sign

Posted in 1, New World Order, News, Police State/Martial Law, Truth/Freedom with tags , , , on February 19, 2009 by truthwillrise

Steve Watson
Infowars.net
Thursday, Feb 19th, 2009

An Oklahoma City man was pulled over by police and later visited at home by the secret service for displaying an anti-Obama sign.

According to a report in The Oklahoman, the sign, which read “Abort Obama Not the Unborn,” was seized from motorist Chip Harrison’s car by police officers who cited it as a possible “threat against President Obama”.

A lieutenant supervisor later called Mr Harrison to inform him that the Secret Service had been contacted on the matter.

When Mr Harrison returned home he found secret service agents waiting for him.

”When I was on my way there, the Secret Service called me and said they weren’t going to ransack my house or anything … they just wanted to (walk through the house) and make sure I wasn’t a part of any hate groups.” Harrison is quoted as saying.

The agents interviewed Mr Harrison for 30 minutes and then left, deeming him not to be a threat.

(Article continues below)

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The police returned the sign to Mr Harrison and admitted that it was a violation of his constitutional rights to have taken it, as police spokesman Steve McCool explains in the following video:

 

Mr Harrison has said he feels his First Amendment rights were violated and is taking legal advice on the matter.

The incident is similar to a report we carried last year detailing how two friends from Las Vegas were pulled over, asked for identification and searched all due to the fact that they had Ron Paul and Infowars bumper stickers on the back of their car.

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  4. Obama to sign stimulus bill Tuesday
  5. Civil rights group to Obama: Release secret Bush memos
  6. Celebrities Pledge Cult-Like “Service” To Obama Government
  7. Obama Website Scrubs Mandatory Community Service Call
  8. MN We Are C.H.A.N.G.E detained by Secret Service
  9. Obama’s chief of staff choice favors compulsory universal service
  10. WHO GETS WHAT: Obama plan has billions for cops
  11. US anti-war protestors rally in Denver
  12. Iran sees no sign of U.S. policy change with Obama

 

 

Alex Jones’ The Obama Deception — Coming March 15

Posted in 1, New World Order, News, Police State/Martial Law, Truth/Freedom on January 26, 2009 by truthwillrise

Infowars
January 26, 2009

Alex Jones The Obama Deception will be the first hard-hitting film to expose Obama, his agenda & handlers cutting through all the media hype, side-issues and Left/Right rhetoric. Alex has made several films exposing the Bush agenda and will approach the Obama Administrations plans from the same non-partisan point of view looking past the frontman in the White House to the real owners on Wall Street, in the Bilderberg group and at the Federal Reserve.

Please help spread the word about this powerful new film. Make sure everyone you know whether they claim to be a Democrat, Republican, independent or none of the above sees this film before it is too late. The Obama Deception hits DVD on March 15.

Toledo woman victim of extreme identity theft

Posted in 1, Business, General, Identity Theft, Legal on January 21, 2009 by truthwillrise

Toledo woman victim of extreme identity theft

Posted: Jan 18, 2009 07:23 AM CST

Updated: Jan 19, 2009 04:58 AM CST

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By Tanieya Lewis – bio | email 

Posted by Nick Dutton – email

TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) – A South Toledo woman has been leading a double life without knowing it for 28 years. She’s the victim of an extreme case of identity theft.

Florestela Thomas says someone else is using her name. She says her first clue came in 1994 when she got a letter from the IRS. It was addressed to Florestela Ramirez. That’s her maiden name.

“It was when I tried to file my income tax. And they told me that I couldn’t file twice.”

She thought nothing of it and laughed about it with her co-workers. Then she received a bill for $1946 for the refund she says she never received. That’s when she realized it wasn’t a joke.

Thomas made several calls for help and that lead her to the Social Security Administration.

“She called me and she told me that my identity theft has been going on since 1980. And I had no idea.”

The solution seemed simple. They assigned her a new social security number.

“They said it was going to help. They said she would not be able to use my old social security number, but she has been.”

But the problems, and the letters are only piling up. She’s been getting letters from collection agencies and has even been yelled at over the phone. It’s left her feeling helpless and hopeless.

Ms. Thomas’ situation, albeit extreme, illustrates how pernicious identity theft can be. She has no one to turn to. My heart absolutely goes out to her because I know that had she access to my companies services, she would not be dealing with this twenty plus years later. I hope she or someone she knows read this so they can let her know there is help out there for her and other people in the same circumstances. If you have been a victim of ID theft, know someone that has, or are concerned about it and want more information, please consult with the following websites, http://www.prepaidlegal.com/info/bking62  or http://www.brandonjking.info

 

We the People

Posted in 1, Truth/Freedom on January 17, 2009 by truthwillrise

On January 20,2009 thousands of people will flock to Washington D.C., and millions more will watch on television, to see the swearing in of the newest front man for the New World Order,aka the President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama. It has been packaged to the people as an historic event and I suppose it is, but what I find sad and troubling is people believe things will dramatically improve on January 21. I have had several people tell me their government is going to start working for them on the 21st. What is the basis of this flawed thought process? It most certainly is not rooted in policy, but this asleep at the wheel thinking is endicative of the shift in this nation.
At the founding of this republic it was intrinsic to the people that they were soverieign and government was at their command. The Constitution also bears this out. It is ultimately We the People , not the government, who are responsible for our freedoms. It is with the people power lies, and where the government draws its power. Somewhere along the line, we have forgotten that and because of that, we have went from free people with rights to subjects of an all powerful central government that extends us “privileges”. This is not how our country was intended to be run. We were warned in the past of the dangers allowing the government to become too powerful. If we are waiting for the government to swoop in and solve our problems, we are being dillusional; it is up to We the People to do that on our own and we can do that far better than the government. The fate of this republic rests in our hands and we can get this nation back on track.