Thursday, May 22, 2008

Ron Carey will not let Ron Paul speak at the MN GOP Convention and will only provide state delegate and alternate list to neocon Democrat John McCain.

There has been some talk about Ron Paul being present at the upcoming Minnesota State Republican Convention in Rochester, Minnesota. I do not represent Ron Paul's campaign in any official capacity, and therefore I do not speak for him. However, I am a delegate to the upcoming state convention, and I would like to see him speak. An updated convention call with convention notes I received from the Republican Party of Minnesota revealed that Karl Rove was going to speak to our convention. Karl Rove, but not Ron Paul. Pearls of wisdom from me about Karl Rove are outside the scope of this post, but I would commend the reader to the Internet for their own research on the individual George W. Bush calls "Terdblossom."

Yesterday, I wrote a letter to Ron Carey, Chair of the Republican Party of Minnesota, outlining my concerns as a delegate about Ron Paul potentially speaking at the Minnesota State Convention and the release of the state delegate and alternate list. Here is the text of my letter to Ron Carey:

Ron Carey, Chair
Republican Party of Minnesota
525 Park Street, Suite 250
St Paul, MN 55103

Dear Mr. Carey:

I write to you in my capacity as a Republican who has been elected a delegate to the Congressional District Four Convention and the Minnesota State Convention and as an alternate to the National Convention this coming September.

It is my understanding that the state delegate and alternate list has been released to some folks who are running for the Presidential nomination. It is further my understanding that you have been unwilling to provide this list to the Ron Paul Campaign in Minnesota. I respectfully request that a copy of this list be provided to Ron Paul supporters and any other persons seeking to campaign for Republican nominations.

As you are probably well aware, Ron Paul may be in attendance for some portion of our state convention. It is my understanding and my fear given past performance of party “regulars” that there may be an unwillingness to let Dr. Paul speak at our state convention.

Dr. Paul’s conservative record is impeccable. He has never voted to raise taxes, has never voted for a Federal restriction on firearms ownership, and has always returned a portion of his Congressional Office’s budget to the U.S. Treasury each year. His personal credentials as a public servant and as an individual are impeccable. His new book, “The Revolution: A Manifesto,” is currently the number one non-fiction book on the New York Times Best Seller List.

On the other hand, the media-appointed “presumptive” nominee, John McCain, has been involved in scandals for most of his professional life. His involvement in the “Keating Five” scandal is particularly disturbing. What’s even more disturbing is that this man has co-sponsored EIGHTY-SIX Bills with Senators Clinton and Obama since 2005 . To call this man a “Republican in Name Only” is an understatement.

Regardless of John McCain’s close cooperation with his Democrat friends, true small government conservatives deserve their voices to be heard. I cannot understand why any true conservative would not want to hear what Dr. Paul has to say.

In light of the foregoing, I respectfully request that the state delegate and alternate list be provided to the Ron Paul Campaign, or even to myself and I will provide it to them.

Further, and more importantly, I would be embarrassed as a Republican in Minnesota if we as a party lack the class to let this visiting dignitary speak at our convention. I am confident that someone with as much class and leadership ability as you will take affirmative steps to see that Dr. Ron Paul is given the welcome to Minnesota that he deserves.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me any time. My mobile phone number is 651-216-6044.

I thank you kindly for your attention to these matters.


Nathan M. Hansen

I have not yet heard anything back from Mr. Carey. It is my understanding that he has also not responded to other folks who have made requests similar to the ones I made in my letter.

The Republican Party in Minnesota has grown weak by being insular and controlled by Trotzkyite Neocons. Its status right now reminds me of the Old King in the Lord of the Rings who falls under the influence of the evil sorcerer via the toad-like man who always whispers in his ear about what to do. That man reminds me of Karl Rove. Eventually, Gandolf comes and casts a spell freeing the King of the nefarious influence. Hopefully Ron Paul supporters together with like-minded freedom loving conservatives can break the Neocon Spell.

So how about it Ron Carey? How about opening up the party and the process so we can get some more Republicans in office? What in the world are you afraid of? Freedom? Liberty? People thinking their own thoughts? I respectfully ask you to please consider what we are saying. I think you may find that "Ron Paul people" are smart, educated, and sincere people.

Friday, May 9, 2008

It does not appear that MN DOT is a member of NASCO anymore, but Lockheed Martin still is, and NAFTRACS is being implemented in Minneapolis.

Despite the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MN DOT) no longer being listed as a member of NASCO on NASCO's Member List, NASCO's website proudly reports, in press release appropriately tagged "NAFTRACS, Tracking & Tracing":

NASCO NOTE: THREE OF THE EIGHT PIONEER ICM SITES chosen by US DOT for the below ICM program over 2006-to-2011 reside upon the NASCO Corridor backbone Interstate Highway 35 at San Antonio, and Dallas, Texas, and in Minneapolis, MN, respectively. A core focus of NASCO’s NAFTRACs cargo movement tracking, management and security initiative under the auspices of the U.S. DOT is the use of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) information gathering assets in place already and assisting in urban congestion. The objective is to evaluate NAFTRACS as a model tool to integrate now disparate ITS congestion mitigation tools within each state and across the states on the NASCO Corridor so as to provide public and private users of NAFTRACS a near real-time, web-based common operating picture of actual traffic and freight movement conditions across the U.S. heartland."

This means that NASCO has not abandoned its plans with Lockheed Martin, written about and documented with their own documents elsewhere in this blog, to run their profitable tracking system, NAFTRACS. One can note, as mentioned in the title of this entry, that Lockheed Martin remains a member of NASCO. As a matter of fact, everything is going along as planned.

It appears that NASCO has hung its hat (along with Lockheed Martin) on the reliable corruption of the federal government, specifically US DOT, to implement its plan. Better for them anyway, that way there can be no doubt that the taxpayers can spend every single dime for their own electronic prison. Heaven forfend Lockheed Martin spend any of its own money on its Orwellian control grid. I have also posted a grant in this blog from US DOT for the NAFTRACs project. This is properly described as the "socialization of risk," in which the taxpayers take all of the risk and "private" industry reaps all of the rewards. This is not capitalism or free markets. This is a "kleptocracy" and one more aspect of controlling every aspect of people's lives. From the Real ID Act, to DNA collection on children and cameras everywhere in every form, the military industrial complex has us in its grip.

Just yesterday evening, I was driving northbound on I-494 in Plymouth and traffic was reduced by a lane. I checked carefully at the truck that had traffic slowed down, and it was a company that said on its truck that it installed camera surveillance equipment - welcoming me to the police state.

As folks are rightfully furious about the things going on with the collection of childens' DNA in Minnesota, an issue covered extensively and heroically by the Citizens Council on Health Care, we need to be wary of the present and impending police state in all of its incarnations.

We are under attack on many fronts. I wish more people would pay attention. Civil liberties and freedom need to be the top issues for the foreseeable future. Those compromising on these issues, whatever their party affiliation, need to be campaigned against and voted out of office forthwith.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Case against MN DOT dismissed via stipulation, new documents from Minneapolis show us Big Brother's relentless pursuit of ubiquity.

I have not updated this blog for some time. There have been many things I would like to write about, but I have suffered a "writer's block" of sorts. In early January of this year, I dismissed my lawsuit against the Minnesota Department of Transportation in exchange for payment of my costs. MN DOT had not answered my lawsuit, which I had served upon MN DOT in person and by serving the Attorney General, which should be good service of process. Shortly after the service of the lawsuit, I received some documents I had requested. As I wrote in my earlier post, I have some suspicion about whether I actually received all of the documents. Even so, it is difficult, if not impossible, to prove this.

Since my last post, I have also received documents I requested from the City of Minneapolis about the red light traffic cameras that were found to be violative of Minnesota Law and the run of the mill "Big Brother" cameras that are being installed everywhere. The information I obtained contains a contract with a company out of South Dakota for the installation of these cameras. There are a lot of questions I have about this system.

I have serious doubts about whether there is any real interest in fighting crime with them. A friend of mine who is also an attorney works downtown on the main floor of a building. A criminal came into their office and picked up a laptop computer and ran with it. His fleeing was caught on camera. Her boss went down to the precinct where the police had an array of cameras and had caught the criminals flight on camera. The police had very little interest in investigating this crime other than the taking of a report. This leads me to believe that these cameras have very little to do with fighting crime and a lot to do with command and control of the population - us, their sheep, their cattle, their livestock.

It's my suspicion that theft from fellow citizens is just not important to them. These cameras are for the selective enforcement of the laws I have come to expect - turn your back on major crimes and only randomly or perniciously enforce other more petty crimes, or even worse, prosecute conduct that isn't really a crime and overcharge and vigorously pursue it - even multiplying charges to confuse juries and stampede the justice system.

What is going on is much larger than cameras or tracking devices written about in this blog. This is not a Democrat or Republican issue - it's my belief that in large part an artificial construct designed by our controllers to control the debate. The real issue is best summed up as continuing and increasing command and control of the population versus individual liberty.

I am a Republican and have been so for most of my conscious life. The Republican party as it exists today has been infiltrated by Trotzkyite Socialists who will say anything to get elected and then do something else completely.

I am an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention in St. Paul in September and will be attending.

My party needs to be taken back by people who love liberty. This line of thinking is a whole other matter and I don't want to run too far afield with it, but I wanted put it out there. I believe it is of note because I am a Republican, and I am criticizing the "Big Brother" activities of an avowedly "Liberal Democrat" Mayor - R.T. Rybak. Since when are the Democrats so big on a police state? The Democrats are suffering from a similar malady as many Republicans: these politicians say one thing and do something entirely different. Each side thinks their elected representatives believe in something they voted for, only for the representatives to go off and continue their support for the police state and other undesirable schemes.

With regard to NASCO, please go to their site and get updated. People with the time and inclination should keep up with what they are doing and attend their conferences. I have video provided to me by someone who attended one of their conferences. It is my intention to put up portions of it on youtube or google video. There is one speaker they hired who goes into great detail about how the sovereignty of Mexico, Canada and the United States needs to be eliminated. I am so ashamed and disgusted that my state pays for membership in an organization that hires speakers like this.