Thursday, January 10, 2008

Why does the U.S. Forest Service need TASERS?

The following reprints came in from Peter Meyer's elist today:

(4) United States Forest Service Purchases 700 TASER X26 Electronic Control Devices, From: PhoebeV@aol.com Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 10:18:27 EDT
http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/primenewswire/126937.htm

{Note: the above link to CNN shows a 404 error, and a search of their site for "US Forest Service Tasers" shows ZERO results. Was this a real report?}

September 19, 2007: 07:30 AM EST

[begin quote] SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 19, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- TASER International, Inc. (Nasdaq:TASR), a market leader in advanced electronic control devices, today announced that it received an order from the United States Forest Service for 700 TASER(r) X26 electronic control devices and related accessories. What the hell for? Hmmmm

{The end of that sentence above made me curious.. it appears to be added by someone other than the original author.}

"We are excited about this new additional federal agency purchasing TASER technology to protect life," said Tom Smith, Chairman and Founder of TASER international. "Traditionally, we have focused law enforcement sales at the local and state level, but we are now seeing acceptance of TASER technology at various federal law enforcement agencies."

"We have seen a continual marked increase in TASER technology purchases at the federal level following our initial U.S. military approval of a five-year indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. We are proud that law enforcement within the Departments of Defense, Justice, Homeland Security, Interior, and Agriculture are now relying on TASER devices to protect life."

The order was placed with Aardvark Tactical, Inc. of Azusa, CA, TASER International's GSA distributor to the federal government. This order is anticipated to ship between the third and fourth quarter, 2007. [end quote]

I've seen reports that more than 300 Americans have been killed by cops wielding TASERS. Haven't had time to verify that number, but after witnessing police aggression and outright attacks and rubber bullets used against INNOCENT PASSERBYS during the Seattle WTO Ministerial in 1999, I'm not suprised at their growing arsenal of nicer "non-lethal weapons." This news definitely belongs in an update on the ACL: Community Policing page.

The U.S. Forest Service is NOT an American constitutional agency. It's a communitarian department merged under the USDA. We cite them twice in our tiny book, "2020," because of their committment to achieving UN Local Agenda 21 Sustainable Development goals in the USA. Plus, in Anchorage 2020, the "local" plan to build a sustainable Amerika reorganizes the city's entire legal framework under the "new" authority of the Parks Dept, another new branch of the new Office of Homeland Security.

If the U.S. National Forests are controlled lands and therefore off - limits to unauthorized, nobody Americans, then what happens to all the nobody Americans who move into the people's forests to escape violent sustainable development maneuvers by local authorities?

This came too:

(1) Chief Rabbi thanks Bush for waging war against Iraq

From: Sami Joseph <sajoseph2004@yahoo.com> Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2008 22:51:37 -0800 (PST)
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1198517335513&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull Jan 9, 2008 15:06 | Updated Jan 9, 2008 15:26

Chief Rabbi Metzger thanks Bush for intervening in Iraq

By MATTHEW WAGNER

[begin quote] During a short verbal exchange Wednesday at the Ben Gurion Airport Terminal Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Yona Metzger thanked President George Bush for the US 's military intervention in Iraq .

"I want to thank you for your support of Israel and in particular for waging a war against Iraq ," Metzger told Bush, according to the chief rabbi's spokesman.

Bush reportedly answered that the chief rabbi's words "warmed his heart".

Metzger's stand on the Iraqi war, while reflecting the Israeli majority and Orthodox Jewry, is not shared with most US Jews. The American Jewish Committee's annual Survey of American Jewish Opinion, published last year, found that 70 percent of US Jews disapprove of the Iraq war, with 28 percent backing it. [end quote]

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Try these:

http://www.primenewswire.com/newsroom/news.html?d=126937

http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/110107EB.shtml

http://www.reuters.com/article/inPlayBriefing/idUSIN20070919073046TASR20070919

http://groups.google.com/group/alt.gathering.rainbow/browse_thread/thread/fdc458983e52636c/a4ca4cdb8c2a86e9?lnk=raot

the tent lady said...

Good links, thank you. I noticed the difference between how I think they might be used as opposed to the "activist" view... I never even thought about Julia Butterly getting tazered out of her tree.. and it never occured to them that a LOT of patriots still have the idea that if things get "really bad" in the cities they can run to the forests.

I set up a camp off a remote sheepherder's road up at 9000 feet in the Big Horn Mtns in 2003, and the Park police showed up to write down my license plate number the next day. They have the new authority to give out federal traffic tickets on County lands, carry firearms, and there's some nifty new unmarked govt vehicles driving around the Big Horns these days. Lest we forget, the Lakota Nation just declared ownership of a few ranches and homes near there.

Maybe it's time to look up home remedies for tazer victims.