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Who's Dick Cheney? Who's Dick Hertz? Is there a doctor in the House? Or even the Senate for that matter?

A good way to approach what is going on with the Cheney's is not to wonder where but why? Let's use the never ending problem of "journalist" actually being government agents as an example. this is like the thing that wouldn't leave. However, there has been a clever spin put on it, as well Dick Cheney's every move, where the focus has been overseas rather than domestically. Here, see if you can follow me on this;

As the issue of things not always being what they seem continuously raises it's ugly head, William B. Richardson of New Mexico proposed an amendment to a pending intelligence services appropriations bill that would eliminate the use of reporters for U.S. news organizations in covert intelligence operations unless the president gave written authorization to the House and Senate intelligence oversight committees certifying that a particular exception to the policy was justified by "overriding national security concerns."

Richardson gave the following as his reasoning "ensure that neither the independence guaranteed to the press by the Constitution nor the lives of journalists are endangered by blurring the distinction between reporters as commentators on government and reporters as instruments of government."

During the debate that followed Richardson agreed to add language to his amendment stating that the ban would not preclude "voluntary cooperation... with the United States Intelligence Community [sic]." Given that any such collaboration in a democracy would presumably never be compulsory, this caveat effectively rendered the other restrictions meaningless.

Passed overwhelmingly in a 417-to-6 House vote, the Richardson amendment to the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997 (H.R. 3259) stated:

(A) Policy-It is the policy of the United States that an element of the Intelligence community may not be used as an agent or asset for the purposes of collecting intelligence any individual who-1) is authorized by contract or by the issuance of press credentials to represent himself or herself, either in the United States, or abroad, as a correspondent of a United States news media organization; or (2) is officially recognized by a foreign government as a representative of a United States media organization.

(B) Waiver-The President may waive subsection (a) in the case of an individual if the President certifies in writing that the waiver is necessary to address the overriding national security interest of the United States. The certification shall be made to the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives and the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate.

(C) Voluntary Cooperation-Subsection (a) shall not be construed to prohibit the voluntary cooperation of any person who is aware that the cooperation is being provided to an element of the United States Intelligence Community.

Everyone was seeing trench coats and fedora's overseas [interesting that spies and journalist dress alike, it's like MAD Magazine] when in actuality the real damage was being done here domestically. You see FOX news is straight up "out" as being a front for the right wing and the Republican party, however, the real work to "keep the frogs in the pot while you slowly turn up the heat" is done by other operatives within the press that put a spin on the stories to "keep them fair and balanced" or if it is really outrageous to lend the appearance of promoting reason and calm as the adult thing to do when the obvious is so outrageous that everyone should be screaming bloody murder. You see the whole "journalist as government agents" thing was not only spun into oblivion, but what it did was camouflage what was right in front of your eyes. Kind of like a painting that from a distance looks like a skull, but when you get up close it's a lady fixing her hair in a mirror.

Now, if you are ready to find out the why as to Dick Cheney's absence from the scene [and if you think he's really negotiating an oil deal in Canada imagine warm and fuzzy Cheney negotiating anything with the Canadians] you need to look past Cheney and down the line of succession through The Presidential Succession Act of 1947.

The Presidential Succession Act of 1947 (codified as Title 3, Chapter 1, Section 19 of the United States Code) establishes the order of succession to the office of President of the United States in the event neither a President nor Vice President is able to "discharge the powers and duties of the office."

Now, what you may or may not know [because most of it is classified] are the plans in place for "detention centers" and or holding facilities [impromptu fenced cities] with makeshift crematories. Now in the wake of a disaster such as Katrina the natural progression of thought would be that these facilities seem perfectly reasonable. However, what you have to ask yourself is not where are they going to be but why and why are they positioned where they are.

Now if you do some real digging you can find their locations. It is interesting that most of the information on these facilities has been stripped off the internet especially when used in the context of implementation of Marshall law.

If you want to find out the other or hidden agenda here, ask not where is Dick Cheney but why. And the media, they should be embarrassed with some of the things that are coming out of their mouths right now. Is it your job security? Or are you just doing your patriotic duty to support the current administration in a time of crisis? I can't wait to see these people in hell because I struck a deal with that administration [same people, see above] to be the one implementing the pitchfork.

Rod Pitman

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