US authorities warned senators voting on last week’s Wall Street rescue package that soldiers already deployed on US streets could take over law and order if the bill failed, according to a statement by Republican senator Brad Sherman of California.
Senator Bradman’s revelations were posted on Youtube (http://tinyurl.com/3pa2nq) emerged came days after the First Brigade of the Third Infantry Division were recalled from Iraq with a stated mission of ‘crowd control’.
“Many of us were told in private conversations that if we voted against this bill on Monday that the sky would fall, the market would drop two or three thousand points the first day and a couple of thousand on the second day,” the Senator revealed, “And a few members were even told that there would be martial law in America if we voted no."
In more US news, chronic sinusitis sufferer Gary Schinagel, 47, was arrested for buying too many cold decongestant pills last week after the merchant banker was named and shamed in a newspaper article listing suspected crystal meth abusers wanted by the police.
The senior investment banker told local newspaper the Mason City Globe Gazette that after his niece spotted the Wanted item, he immediately visited the police station to clear up the ‘mistake’ though was surprised when cops locked him in a holding cell.
“It is a sinking feeling to be placed under arrest,” said Schinagel. “I’m not a stick-in-the-mud but I’ve tried all my life to abide by the law and not cross any lines I shouldn’t cross.
“I’ve tried all my life to avoid situations like I find myself in now. And I still don’t know which line I crossed,” he said.
“I had to empty my pockets, take off my shoes, have my mug shot taken and my fingerprints,” Mr Shinegal added,” I’m numb.”
The nasally challenged meth suspect appears in court soon and faces up to a year in jail if found guilty of buying too much Sudafed.
Canada’s National Post also addressed the erosion of civil liberties in an editorial about England’s secret service MI5, suggesting their new plan of monitoring and storing every single phone call, email and web surfing trail of every single citizen as heralding a ‘surveillance society.’
“Already, governments have unprecedented access to the British public's financial, employment, banking and investment records, their mortgages, charitable contributions and declared medical expenses. In most cases, that is a gross and unjustifiable invasion of privacy. The current proposal would make this bad situation worse,” said the Post.
“The damage such a scheme would do to the personal privacy and liberty of law-abiding Britons far outweighs the benefits that might -- theoretically --accrue to those charged with safeguarding the country,” the paper added.
http://tinyurl.com/3pa2nq (Rep. Brad Sherman on Martial Law: scary, scary Youtube footage)
http://tinyurl.com/49sz64 (‘Thousands of Troops Are Deployed on U.S. Streets Ready to Carry Out "Crowd Control" By Naomi Wolf’)
Jonty Skrufff (Skrufff.com)