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Police Brutality in the USA: Americans, Too Are Oppressed

By Paul Craig Roberts, Global Research
 
Police in the US now rival criminals, and exceed terrorists, as the greatest threat to the American public.  Rogelio Serrato is the latest case to be in the news of an innocent person murdered by the police.  Serrato was the wrong man, but the Monterey County, California, SWAT team killed the 31-year old father of four and left the family home a charred ruin.

Police StateThe fact that SWAT teams often go to the wrong door shows the carelessness with which excessive force is used. In one instance the police even confused the town’s mayor with a drug dealer, broke into his home, shot dead the family’s pet dogs, and held the mayor and his wife and children at gun point. But most cases of police brutality never make the news.

Most who suffer abuse from the police don’t bother to complain.  They know that to make an enemy of the police brings a lifetime of troubles.  Those who do file complaints find that police departments tend to be self-protective and that the naive and gullible public tends to side with the police. 

However, you can find plenty of examples of police brutality on youtube, more than you can watch in a lifetime.  I have just searched google for “youtube police brutality” and the result is: “497,000 results.”  There’s everything from police shooting a guy in a wheelchair to body slamming a befuddled 89-year old great grandmother to tasering kids and mothers with small children. The fat goon cops love to beat up on women, kids, and old people.

The 497,000 google results may contain duplicates as more than one person might have posted a video of the same event, and the incidents occurred over more than one year. However, probably only a small percentage of incidents are captured on video by onlookers, and many incidents of police brutality have no witnesses. What the videos reveal is that a large percentage of police move with alacrity to assault the public. The number of incidences could be very high.  One million annually would not be an exaggeration.

In contrast, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, in 2009 (the most recent year for which data is compiled), there were 806,000 aggravated assaults (not including assaults by police against the public) by criminals against the public, of which 216,814 were committed by hands and feet and not by weapons. (In the U.S. if you merely push a person or grab his arm, you have committed assault. “Freedom and democracy” America uses any excuse to multiply the number of felons.)

Considering the data, one might conclude that the police are a greater danger to the public than are criminals.

Indeed, the trauma from police assault can be worse than from assault by criminals.  The public thinks the police are there to protect them. Thus, the emotional and psychological shock from assault by police is greater than the trauma from being mugged because you stupidly wandered into the wrong part of town.

Why are the police so aggressive toward the public?

  • In part because their ranks attract bullies, sociopaths and psychopaths. Even normal cops are proud of their authority and expect deference. Even cops who are not primed to be set off can turn nasty in a heartbeat.
  • In part because police are not accountable. The effort decades ago to have civilian police review boards was beat back by “law and order” conservatives.
  • In part because the police have been militarized by the federal government, equipped with military weapons, and trained to view the public as the enemy.
  • In part because the Bush/Cheney/Obama regimes have made every American a suspect.  The only civil liberty that has any force in the U.S. today is the law against racial discrimination.  This law requires that every American citizen be treated as if he were a Muslim terrorist. The Transportation Security Administration rigorously enforces the refusal to discriminate between terrorist and citizen at airports and is now taking its gestapo violations of privacy into every form of travel and congregation: trucking, bus and train travel, sports events, and, without doubt, shopping centers and automobile traffic.   (Read TSA Invades Roadways)

This despite the fact that there have been no terrorist incidents that could be used to justify such an expansive intrusion into privacy and freedom of movement.

The TSA has not caught a single terrorist. However, it has abused and inconvenienced several hundred thousand innocent American citizens.

The abuse happens, because people with authority are dying to use the authority. The absence of terrorists means that the TSA turns innocent Americans into terrorists. There have been so many absurd cases. One woman traveling with her ill and dying mother, who required special food, had contacted the TSA prior to the flight, explained the situation, and was given permission to take the special food onboard. But when she went through “security,” the food was taken away, and when she protested she was arrested and hauled off, leaving the elderly mother in a wheelchair deserted.

Others have been arrested because a member of the household used a suitcase or carry bag to take guns and ammunition to the gun club or on a hunting trip and forgot to remove all the ammo, or the explosives test detected gunpowder residuals. Boy Scouts forgot to remove pocket knives from backpacks that they took on camping trips. Lactating mothers forced to give up breast milk. And so on.

These are the “great dangers” that the TSA protect the american sheeple from, and the sheeple submit, even servilely thanking their oppressors for protecting them.

Submission is what the government and the police want. Anyone who argues with TSA or the police will be abused. An American who stands up for his rights is likely to be beaten to a pulp. TSA has announced that such Americans are “suspects” and will be held in indefinite detention. 

And “our” government assures us that we have “freedom and democracy.”  We have a police state, and everyone who forgets it is in deep trouble.

The Amerikan police state is closely allied with police states all over the world–Egypt, Yemen, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Israel in the Middle East and former constituent parts of the Soviet Empire in Central Asia. The U.S. government never lifts a finger in behalf of democracy anywhere.  In fact, the U.S. government quickly moves to overthrow democracy wherever it rears its head, as the U.S. recently did in Honduras.  Before Honduras it was Palestine where the U.S. overturned the election that brought Hamas to power. Now Washington is targeting Lebanon where Hisbollah has gained.

Everywhere on earth the U.S.government prefers an autocracy that it can purchase to free elections that bring to power candidates unwilling to serve as American puppets.

The U.S. government is the most determined foe of democracy in the world. Yet, Washington lectures China, which has more civil liberties than Bush/Cheney/Obama permit Americans.

If americans ever find the emotional strength to acknowledge the oppression under which they live, they, too, will be in the streets. 

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27 Responses to "Police Brutality in the USA: Americans, Too Are Oppressed"

  1. Dale R. Suiter  February 21, 2011 at 12:43 am

    Educate me, please. Does the “New World Order” refer to a white racist idology? If it is, I recall reading about it then – about 15 or 20 years ago. Didn’t know it was still an issue and concern. I am elderly now and memory is not fully funcional.

    Thank you.

    Dale R. Suiter

    • Keno  March 23, 2011 at 4:53 am

      Dale, seems you know how to log on to web sites so you must have heard of Google by now. Try doing your own research (I know that’s hard for a cop since their forte is mostly brawn not brains) on the New World Order. There’s plenty of data out there.
      You might try googling “Police Brutality”, “Police Corruption”, or even Police domestic abuse where you’ll find that cops are 4 to 6 times more likely to abuse their spouses and are less likely to be prosecuted for the crime (I mean, who does the spouse call? the cops?). You just might find that cops are very likely to commit crimes of opportunity because, well, they make their own opportunities. It’s also well known on the street that cops have the best dope, why not? they have more opportunity to steal it from casual users as well as the dealers….I hope this isn’t news to you though we are getting the impression it is.
      Cops live and work in an isolated environment. They (and believe me I know first hand since my dad was a cop and I’ve had numerous friends in law enforcement) reinforce their aberrant behavior by recounting their exploits in the form of humorous tales about how they beat someone to a pulp for mouthing off to them (you know, the “contempt of cop” thing you guys go berserk over) or kicking the crap out of a gay person in the park, or pulling all the info on your ex-girlfriends new boyfriend to see how you can harass him, you know about this stuff because if you haven’t done it yourself you’ve heard the stories (proudly recounted to a group of avid rookies who applaud and laugh) numerous times. Cops should have term limits like congressmen should have term limits and for the same reason: the longer they’re in the more corrupt they become, or put another way “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

  2. Dale R. Suiter  February 18, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Tell me please what “NWO” mean?

    Thank you.

    Dale R. Suiter

  3. Dale R. Suiter  February 15, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    As with Marines, one is a former Marine as one is a former police or corrections officer. All serve the people. I have a short bio under Dale R. Suiter, staff writers.

    Regards

    Dale R. Suiter

  4. Dale R. Suiter  February 13, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    A little fantasy helps occasionally. In 1968 I was involved in a national special recreation program in southeast Asia and missed the convention in Chicago. The police in Chicago during the Democratic convention, circa 1968 were tasked then, as they are now to protect: “The lawful, peachful pursuit of one’s private affiars”. The demonstrators that unlawfully attempted to interrupt the Demoncratic Convention in 1968 used violence and were met with the use of force. The Chicago Police correctly protected the Demoncratic Convention from unlawful interruption.

    Regarding police response “Most of them don’t whow up…” Police resources are “dispatched” by a “central control” or “911 center”. Over the radio reponding officers simply say “central” or some other short title for the controlling dispatcher(s). Time of the call from civilians needing assistance, time the officer(s) were notified, time of response and time of end of the situation are recorded by a central agency. Each officer must log any activity on a report often called a “dayly”. Supervisory personnel are tasked to review “dayly reports” for their area of responsibility. Police (and corrections) officer actions are often reviewed by civil and defense counsels, news media personnel and city and county prosecutors and states attorneys general.

    Regarding: “…they only pick up the pieces after the fact…” is somewhat correct. Police personnel and other responders begin the process of helping innocent people put their lives back together following a multitude of different tragedys. Following fatal traffic accidents, someone has to inform surviving family members of the tradegy and arrange for grief counselors. Someone has to coordinate searches for lost people, confort assualt victimes, break up bar fights, keep the peace in courtrooms, tranfer dangerous criminals to prison and the multitude of other tasks performed by law enforcement and corrections personnel. Someone has to investigate officers when they are accused of misconduct. That too is a law enforcmenet task.

    Yes, law enforcment and corrections are dedicated to each other. There is too a problem of the “…blue wall of silence..” Always been this way and will not change.

    Regards

    Dale R. Suiter

    • Dale R. Suiter  February 13, 2011 at 6:31 pm

      Excuse the error of “daly” should read: “daily”.

      DRS

    • Steve J.  February 13, 2011 at 11:21 pm

      You say:

      “Someone has to investigate officers when they are accused of misconduct. That too is a law enforcmenet task.”

      PROBLEM IS: In reality Internal Affairs are a Whitewash and sanitisation Department. Paid to make their image to the public as squeaky clean as possible.. The only officers that ever lose their jobs or arrested and charged are whistleblowers and those who don’t “play the criminal game” properly. You Mr Suitor are obviously playing the game properly for your masters.

      However remember these words for one day they will be prophetic.

      Sinnerman. Where you gonna run to. When the pressure gets dropped on you? Run to the sea, the sea will be boiling, run to the cave the cave will be crumbling. For solace, your kind will be left to throw themselves off cliffs to avoid the karmic retribution you got coming your way. Oh how the people of earth will dance in liberation when babylon is finished and the lower devils are banished from earth forever..

      One thing worse than a criminal in uniform is a well paid liar who goes into bat for them in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. Lowest of the low. ESPECIALLY in the eyes of our almighty creator.

    • Dale R. Suiter  February 14, 2011 at 1:31 pm

      Yes, you are correct. “Someone has to investigate…” As I pointed out extensvie investigative procedures with the United States and individual state are in place.

      Law enforcement and correctionsn will continue to serve – as do all first responders and the military.

      I do wish you a good and happy day.

      Best personal regards

      Dale R. Suiter

    • Steve J.  February 13, 2011 at 11:25 pm

      I’m finished with you. As are the American people “finished” with your sort.

      Consorting and communicating with lower demons is not my idea of how to spend a Monday morning. Or indeed my limited time on this wonderful planet.

      I’ve got COPS to go record, videotape and take photos of for my COPWATCH™ database.
      =0)
      *(Especially their vehicle registration plates of their private cars. LOTS of great usages for those. All currently legal mind you.)

  5. Steve J.  February 13, 2011 at 9:44 am

    When Police think of themselves as beyond the law… THEN there is no law.

    When injustice becomes LAW, resistance becomes a necessary DUTY of every citizen to confront that injustice by any means.

    Not all criminals wear balaclavas or ski masks…
    Some wear uniforms of brutality and act in official capacities. Only thing is, those sorts of criminals are supported by a criminal culture of criminal courts, criminal judges and lawyers, and often entire criminal enterprise systems spanning entire counties, locales and states.

    The biggest problem with Policing is they have become UBER militarised. Back in the 1970’s a cop carried only a nightstick, a radio and a pair of handcuffs. Only senior officers carried revolver guns, and only special tactical response teams carried automatic weapons and body armour. Only ever called upon in sensitive tactical operations or extreme situations.

    Today the Modern average cop on the beat resembles a military service personnel with an array and assortment of ready-to-deploy torture and detention devices to kill, main, break bones, blind or otherwise paralyse sometimes to the point of comatose or death.

    Back in the good old days a cop used his/her training to do the job properly, and the local cop knew the local people.
    Police USED TO BE Trained in:
    1) Sociology and para-psychology to avoid confrontation,
    2) Self Defense and advanced restraint techniques to avoid deploying weapons against the public,
    3) Self restraint. A cop USED to have self-respect and a sense of public duty.

    However these days… all cops seem to need is a trigger finger and a collection of bully gadgets. They don’t even have the capacity to think for themselves or make moral judgements.

    To ALL the cops out there reading this. Think hard about when was the last time you SERVED the public. Not the Officers in Charge, Not the agenda of big companies, and not the agenda of power mad agencies…. When was the last time you gave a rats ass about helping someone or really caring about Joe Public. If you cannot remember when that was.. perhaps you should be working for Burger King instead.

    It’s no surprise and it’s no secret to most that Police Forces these days don’t really employ people with high moral characters or intelligent cranial thought processes. They employ sub-jarheads who have failed the army psych test and those not smart enough to gain a job elsewhere, or those not likely to ever finish school grade education.

    Low class meatbags whose only thrill is standing over someone and being a bully. So sad to see what monster the hollywood culture of DIE HARD movies and Hill Street Blues shows have created on our streets of today.

    • Steve J.  February 13, 2011 at 9:48 am

      Screw the POLICE. Screw them good.

      Until the day they can show themselves as respectable members of society able to fit in as decent honourable people we should recognise them for exactly what they really are. Corporate goons and paid State sponsored Anti Social mercenaries.
      Lest we Forget the nightmare of Chris Bollyn.

      -Steve Johnson

    • Dale R. Suiter  February 13, 2011 at 12:07 pm

      Your comments are factually wrong. Back in the 1970’s police personnel at the officer level were armed with 4in. S&W or 4in. Cold six shot 38 cal. revolvers. Twelve gauge shotguns were secured in police vehicles. Black jacks were carreid by many officers assigned to community policing, county jail duty or duty in local lockups. Hand held radios (also called Preps) were not uniformly available in the early 1970’s. Most police vehicles did carry two-way radios. Large cities also had police telephone systems. The famous “call the station” radio call meant the officer stopped at a police call box, took out his call box key, opened the call box and made a phone call to home station.

      In the early 1970’s large police departments had police training programs. Some did not. New officers werer placed with a “senior partner”. An often taught method of dealing with citizens was: “ask-tell-take”. Law enforcement technology has advanced to keep pace with criminal weapons and technology, i.e. armor piercing ammunition.

      Rest assured, police agencies will come to your assistance when you need them. It does not matter how many of them are killed, wounded, disabled in the process, they will respond to help. They will keep responding until the situation is under control. The dead will be buried, the wounded and disabled put into medical care and the officers will go back on duty. They are that dedicated to duty.

      Regards

      Dale R. Suiter

    • Steve J.  February 13, 2011 at 6:04 pm

      Dale S Suiter.

      I am starting to think you might have a brother named DOMENIK who worked for a removal company in NY at some stage.

      My comments are factual and accurate. You see, I LIVE IN AUSTRALIA Cops here never ever had shotguns in the trunk. The facts I described are true and accurate for my country. Also here, RIGHT NOW in Australia Police don’t give a pigs ass about “the people” anymore. Police DO NOT respond that often when called anymore. If they do, they make sure it’s an hour or more after being called. So please… Dont tell me “cops still respond” Constable Care is dead. We now have Constable Crackdealer and his gang running the streets with high powered guns and weapons. If they live by the sword they die by the sword. If they protect the public, they will surely be protected from harm.

      In fact Police are telling the public in many countries to deal and investigate their own crime themselves. More interested in protecting Corporate interests and looking good with PR agents engaged in damage minimalisation.. SEE:
      http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/article/907782–find-your-own-stolen-motorcycle-police-tell-lawyer

      Screw them. If they don’t work “FOR THE PEOPLE” then they are working against them. Such an anti human stance gets no favour from me. EVER.

      So please go much your state sponsored DONUT somewhere else.

    • Dale R. Suiter  February 13, 2011 at 10:30 pm

      Australia’s law enforcement professionals have a world wide reputation (as does your country’s military) for excellence. Donut’s have went out of fashion. Strawberries and celery now.

      Best wishes

      Dale R. Suiter

    • Steve J.  February 13, 2011 at 11:12 pm

      BULLSHIT. Australias Police are amongst the most well organised Corrupted Police in Western Societies. Especially Victorian, WA and Queensland Police. Not to mention the Drug smuggling ring involving the Federal Police that was exposed by Gary Lee Rogers the AFP internal investigator who wound up being suicided for his professional excellence in law enforcement by the very same shitbag pigs you are trying to glorify.

      Your lies do not penetrate the surface for people like us on a site like this. Your damage minimalisation is ineffective and impotent.

      The Police “wall of silence” surrounding the corruption will one day be replace with bars and cells. Just a matter of time.

      Those whom were supposed to defend law and justice yet chose to abuse it will eventually fall on their own sword. YOU piece of low grade filth will be one of the first. And NO. Pigs still much donuts. Always have always will.

  6. Dale R. Suiter  February 12, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Please name one lesson plan in any certified plice academy that has objectives listed for teaching police candidates that the general public is the enemy? Psychological screening of persons applying for correcions and law enforcement entry level positions is mandatory in most jurisdictions. Law enforcement officers must follow an use of force continium in the application of force. It ranges from the low end, i.e. officer presence and verbal commands to the application of physical force to the use of deadly force.

    Regards

    Dale R. Suiter

  7. Edwin Crosby III  February 8, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    P.S. why are Americans so affraid of their fellow citizens, meaning police ? This is YOUR country, you want to give up LIBERTY, don’t, stand up, the legal meaning of Liberty is; the simple right to be heard. The BIBLE says, stand fast in Liberty, and never enter slavery again. AMEN.

  8. Edwin Crosby III  February 8, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    When I grew up there was NO need for heavy handed cops. As I heard my elders, the MEN at the VFW & American Legion would NEVER tolerate such treatment of their fellow citizens by some wacko’s with a badge who believe themselves to be above the law. PEACE OFFICER was the term, talk, and patience solved many, many problems. NOW, there is this rush to kick doors in, play urban sniper with American Citizens as the target. Remember RUBY RIDGE ? The cop who shot the mother should have been tried. Where are the VFW, LEGION, VVA, in proclaiming their outrage over stormtrooper tactics ? Wait until its one of your family members, then its too late in the day to do something. A Gov’t BY THE PEOPLE, should be able to get signatures from many church goers, veterans and their family’s, change what you see, it is easy, just get off your butt, sign your PROUD NAME to a petition.

  9. Dale R. Suiter  February 5, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Law Enforcement Recruits are taught an “Use of Force Continuim” as a basis for how physical force is employed.

    Raid type operations are fraught with danger. Every door breached and entered has a potential for loss of life. Raids are preceeded with detailed breifings by the Officer in Charge. Briefings are conducted in a calm, sequencial manner by very competent professional command officers.

    Like warfare, mistakes happen. There are bad people in the world and bad people in our community. Pedophiles, serial rapists, murderers, robbers, B&E bandits, petty thieves, bad check artists and on and on exist. Law Enforcment (including Corrections) is often all that stands between innocent people and very horrible persons.

    Law Enforcement must always explain everything they did, did not do to standard or an act they wre compelled to do but failed to complete. It is a complex, demanding and dangerous profession staffed by very brave, dedicated folks. Much like the military. It has its share of people that do not belong – just like any profession does. One thing any reader can count on, call them and they will come. Take out two of them and two or more will respond. Law Enforcment will keep responding until the situaion is under control – no matte the cost to them.

    Regards

    Dale R. Suiter

    • Dale R. Suiter  February 12, 2011 at 1:36 pm

      Police Officers on patrol, fugitive apprehension teams and stakeouts often interrupt crimes as they begin or are in progress. Investigative police teams investigate, find and arrest criminals getting them off the streets and into cells. Sex offenders in cells can not further victmize people in the community. Pedophiles, serial rapists, murderers, robbers, B&E bandits, petty thieves, bad check artists, arsonists, wife beaters are investigated and locked up all the time.

      Crime is a cycle. Police can not of course prevent many criminal acts. They respond however, no matte the danger or risk. They are also very accountable for their actions. Like the military, they can not run away from danger. They are required to run to it.

      Regards

      Dale R. Suiter

    • Steve J.  February 13, 2011 at 10:04 am

      Try telling “Mistakes Happen” to Betty Perry.

      A 70 year old grandma brutalised and handcuffed by 2 cops, dragged to the station by cops left bruised and bloody then questioned, charged and arrested.

      Her crime?

      Not watering her lawn and letting it go brown.
      http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/6282348.stm

      SMFH That’s not any kind of “mistake” that’s a criminal action that in the old days would see the cops hanging from a tree by their necks by the local BOYS posse. These kinds of cases are a deliberate and organised policy of outright fascism against the people. SHAME SHAME SHAME

      -Sorry but this is a subject close to my heart.

    • Dale R. Suiter  February 13, 2011 at 6:45 pm

      Your reference to “… cops hanging from a tree … by local BOYS posse..” refers to vigilantee actions. Vigilantee actions are illegal. People that take part in them place themselves in legal peril.

      Regarding the elderly lady and the police – please see ksl.com “Women Arrested for Not Watering Lawn” by Sam Penrod July 6, 2007. The lady, according to Mr. Penrod refused to identify herself or cooperate with an officer that was tasked to enforce local ordinances. The story also points out the officer was placed on administrative leave but did not explain the outcome of the event.

      There was a Supreme Court decision not long ago regarding citizens identfying themslves to law enforcement officers. Failure to comply with a police order to identfy ones self may lead to legal complications for an individual. It is really as simple as that. People are expected to cooperate with police and corrections officers. Arguments are left for the courtroom. This is how our system of justice works.

      Regards

      Dale R. Suiter

    • Steve J.  February 13, 2011 at 10:58 pm

      As simple as:
      ” People are expected to cooperate with police and corrections officers.”

      Even if they are 70 years old, frail and confused?. So your idea is bash them terrorise them arrest them and let them explain themselves in Court?

      Seriously. There is a special place in HELL below child molestors for evil trash like you.

      You have invalidated your place in society to be fit to live amongst human beings. I think a Police kidnapping and experimentation incident would do you the world of good.

    • Dale R. Suiter  February 18, 2011 at 9:31 pm

      Criminal courts tend to expect citizens to cooperate with reasonable requests and orders from police officers. Some legal jurisdicitons have laws that require citizens to assist police officers when ordered to do so by a sworn officer.

      Police and Sheriff’s personnel are accountable for eveything they do, fail to do or fail to do to standard.

      The Supreme Court of The United States of America has ruled that citizens must, upon demand identify themselves to law enforcment officers. Yes, people are expected to cooprertate with the police. Police in turn are expected to know how to handle elderly, confused people, mentally ill peeople, enraged people, angry people, clam people, homicidal people, terrified people, happy people – you identify it – the police will eventaually handle it. When they make mistakes, they are held accountable, to a very high degree seldom seen by the public.

      Take care, Sir and have a great weekend.

      Regards

      Dale R. Suite

    • Dale R. Suiter  February 13, 2011 at 6:05 pm

      No, never been kidnapped by the police or anyone else.

      Police and corrections agencies have Internal Affiars sections that are intregal to department operations. Sheriff Offices in Michigan request “Missions” from the Sheriffs Assoication. State Police Departments also perform independent investigations. If a local, county or state level officer, police or corrections is accused of violating a fedreally protected civil right the United States Justice Department or other federal agency may become involved in an investigation.

      Investigations of law enforcement conduct is an ongoing process. Police and corrections officers are prosecuted for violations of state and federal laws. They are sanctioned in accordance with state and federal sentencing guidelines, within the law.

      After any raid type action there is always an after action review. Law enforcement agencies do not set out to attack, arrest or threaten innocent people. In warfare, innocents become victims. Same issue concerns law enforcement. Both are unfortunate and regretted. No agency or police or corrections officer enjoys involving innocent people in enforcement actions.

      Regards

      Dale R. Suiter

    • kraqus  February 17, 2011 at 2:47 pm

      I think you trust your Government too much sir…
      Which makes me wonder,
      What are you doing here?
      I think you are in the wrong forum Pal.

      “Regards”

      .

    • Dale R. Suiter  February 18, 2011 at 9:25 pm

      Please help me understand. What is the correct forum?

      Serious question?

      Regards

      Dale R. Suiter

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