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Governor Rick Perry of Texas speaking at the R...

John Coleman, appearing on Red Ice Radio on September 26, 2011, diagnosed many of the problems facing the United States, yet fell into the establishment’s clutches by coming out in support of Texas Governor Rick Perry for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 (starting at 16:38).

Subsequent to the interview, Perry made a total fool of himself, much to the chagrin of his establishment promoters, who had already invited him to attend Bilderberg meetings, as he himself later admitted.

But unlike past attendees Bill Clinton and Tony Blair who were invited before their rise to power, Perry flopped.

As if being an attendee of the annual Bilderberg conference wasn’t enough of a giveaway that Perry is an establishment candidate, there was the video of a Bank of America lobbyist telling Perry they would help him out.

The host expressed surprise at Coleman’s claim, but moved on, since there’s no point in putting the guest in a defensive position in stating an opinion when the rest of his points seemed good.

To me, this shows how too many seemingly well-meaning patriots continue to let themselves be duped into voting for a candidate of the establishment parties, thinking that they will somehow be different, as if the bi-partisan examples of “compassionate conservative” George W. Bush and “hope and change” Barack Obama weren’t enough for them by now.

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On a visit to Rome this month, at the airport:

  • They immediately stamped my Canadian passport, and I could stay for up to 90 days without a tourist visa
  • No questioning
  • They didn’t mention anything about liquids
  • No full body scan
  • Customs declaration appears to work on the honour system

Returning to Canada through the U.S., at JFK airport:

  • Required to take off my shoes
  • Required to separately x-ray my laptop
  • Required to put 100 mL or less of liquids in a plastic re-sealable bag
  • Questioned for a minute about customs and what my intentions were
  • Passport stamped for connecting flight only

This, despite Canada and the U.S. sharing the longest undefended land border in the world, and being parties to NAFTA, the largest trade union in the world as of 2010, and most Canadians being exempt from US-VISIT fingerprinting and photographing procedures, unlike U.S. green card holders.

Indeed, the U.S. was attacked on 9/11 and Italy and Canada weren’t. However, the disparity in security checks for Canadians at the airport in Italy’s largest city versus the United States is vast.

This, despite Italy having been a member of the Iraq War coalition, all three countries with troops in Afghanistan, and Italy’s longest-serving and current Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, having been the most pro-Bush foreign leader aside from UK prime ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

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