Sunday, October 07, 2007

An Example Of How The US Media Is Clearly Leaving Out Critical Facts In The Case Of Ed And Elaine Brown -- Marshal Stephen Monier AKA Benedict Arnold

Associated Press reporter Holly Ramer makes a statement at the end of this post regarding the lower court rulings in the case of Ed and Elaine Brown, the Plainfield, New Hampshire couple who were wrongly convicted of tax evasion charges and recently kidnapped by mercenaries operating under the guise of US Federal Marshals, who posed as supporters of the Browns -- arresting them shortly after they had "snuck" into the Browns' home (which has purposefully and erroneously been identified as a fortress by the FEDS to misrepresent the situation) under the pretense of a visit.

The Supreme Court has ruled that only an apportioned tax can be applied to wages, however, the graduated income tax system in the United States fails to meet this criteria.

The US Constitution calls for two types of taxes -- apportioned and direct. What the IRS is charging the American people is an unapportioned tax (one which is not distributed equally). Congress claims that this "third" type of tax is legal. IT IS NOT.

Moreover, who is Congress to overrule the US Constitution?

Ms. Ramer also refuses to mention that at least 25 other Americans have been acquitted in tax evasion cases similar to the Browns' simply because the juries in these cases could not find the applicable law which authorized the IRS to impose a tax on the wages of the American worker, and for a very good reason, since no such law exists.

Title 26 only lists the penalties for not paying taxes, however no law authorizing it to do so. The IRS is in the commission of fraud by collecting income taxes and by arresting and imprisoning those who refuse to file an income tax return. The IRS tax code (monstrosity that it is) clearly states that paying your taxes is voluntary, which means that you do not have to do so if you choose not to.

The following statement by Ms. Ramer deliberately leaves out that the courts in question are lower courts whose rulings in cases where Americans are being convicted of tax evasion are not in compliance with the Supreme Court rulings which state that wages are personal property and nontaxable -- and that the lower courts MUST be in compliance with the Supreme Court ruling of 1897 -- which they are not.

Thus Ms. Ramer's statement is deliberately meant to mislead her readers. She should have also included the Supreme Court rulings in regard to the 16th Amendment which found that it conferred no new powers of taxation on the US Congress, as well as the 25 court cases in which Americans have been exonerated on charges of tax evasion (because the Juries in these cases found that there is no law authorizing the IRS to impose such a tax), and instead made a case for the Browns. Ramer, like so many others in the mainstream media chickened out and failed to do her job as a reporter, instead helping to promulgate the Federal Reserve Bank and IRS' treasonous lies.

Her misleading statement:

"The couple claims that no law authorizes collection of the federal income tax and that the 1913 constitutional amendment permitting it was never properly ratified. Courts have repeatedly rejected that argument."

-- Holly Ramer Associated Press

Ms. Ramer should be ashamed of herself for not having the courage to stand up for the Browns and to defend them by at the very least mentioning Supreme Court rulings which favor the Browns and not the lower court rulings which are illegal.

Instead, like that coward and Benedict Arnold who orchestrated their arrest -- Marshal Stephen Monier -- Ramer withholds the truth from the public and as with Monier, commits a treasonous act in aiding and abetting the criminal US Congress, and privately held Federal Reserve Bank and its IRS BAGMAN.

And future tax evasion cases are going to force this issue to the forefront of society until the American people are collectively aware of this fraud and take Congress, the IRS and the privately held Federal Reserve on directly.

And this show down is going to happen a lot faster than one might think.

Read this heavily slanted article here and then send Holly Ramer an E-mail based on the facts in the Browns' case, instead of the disinformation that she is spouting regarding the lower court's deliberate and treasonous rulings which are meant to deceive the American people and cheat them out of their earnings, instead of defending them and their rights.

*** An update on Ed and Elaine Brown from Make The

Newsletter from -- The Official Website of Ed & Elaine Brown‏
From: Make The Stand.Com (
Sent: Sun 10/07/07 4:46 PM

We think we may have located Elaine:

We still show that Ed is "NOT IN BOP (BUREAU OF PRISONS) CUSTODY"

Could Ed be currently subjected to "Diesel therapy" or some other form of torture?

It's EASY to torture prisoners through purposeful neglect and mistreatment.


The harassment and torture that befell Congressman Hansen came from prison officials, in the form of neglect for serious medical problems and health hazards in the prison work place. The torture also came from the Federal Marshals who cruelly transported him from one prison to another.

Political prisoners (ED: Political prisoners? In America?? You betcha!!!) and those who are considered trouble makers arc given what prisoners call, "diesel therapy". "Diesel therapy" consists of being put on diesel busses or airplanes and being transported from prison to prison for weeks and months at a time (ED: ALL at the expense of the taxpayers!).

On the surface it sounds benign. What could be the problem with making a prisoner ride in a bus for hours at a time?

Torture American Style

Before the prisoner is put on the bus, he is put in handcuffs and shackles (leg irons). The handcuffs are tightened by a black box that stiffens the chains and puts the wrists in a 90 degree bind that painfully cuts circulation and damages the nerves. It takes several weeks for the circulation and nerves to return to normal. The handcuffs are connected with chains to a waist chain, which is in turn connected by another chain to the shackles which go around the ankles The prisoner can barely move once the shackling process is complete.

He is then placed in a small seat on a bus or airplane. (ED: George Hansen is a BIG man, standing well over 6'-3" and -- before his ordeal -- tipping the scales at well over 220 pounds.) Because of the shackles, the prisoner is forced to sit in one position for up to 20 hours at a time. And the guards will rarely go to the trouble of unshackling a prisoner. Prisoners who understand "diesel therapy" know that "fasting" is the only way to handle the ordeal without messing or wetting yourself.

But even those who are smart enough to abstain from food and drink, still have to suffer the stench of urine and feces which soon fills the bus or plane.

One other painful aspect of diesel therapy is the shoes that prisoners are forced to wear. They become too small. The cramped position and tight shackles cause the feet and ankles to swell. The shackles cut into the legs and cut off circulation. The blood pools in the feet and causes the feet to swell. The toes are forced up against the tops of the too small shoes, and unbelievable pressure is put on the toenails. The toenails soon become deformed, infected and painful.

Each day the metal shackles are put back onto raw and infected legs before the prisoner boards the bus. After weeks and months of diesel therapy, the ankles and shins have raw, infected and open wounds that will not heal.

Hour after hour, the prisoner sits in a cramped & painful position, with shackles cutting into already infected, raw flesh. Arthritis and bursitis compound the misery of the prisoners. The ingrown, infected toenails, which are jammed inside of purposely small shoes, cripple the prisoner to the point that he can barely walk or move when he is finally released from the shackles.

During the weeks and months of diesel therapy, the prisoner is out of contact with the rest of the world. In the case of Congressman Hansen, his wife did not know if he was dead or alive. His lawyer could not find him and therefore could not file court papers on time. Even the members of congress who were still trying to help him, could not locate him. During his diesel therapy" he disappeared into the black hole dug and run by the United States Marshals.

After "diesel therapy", Hansen was forced to operate on his feet himself. His toenails were so deformed that they pointed straight up. He could not wear shoes without excruciating pain. The only remedy that was open to him was to pull the toenails out by the roots. Our prisoners of war in SE Asia had their fingernails and toenails pulled out by their torturers. Congressman Hansen had to become his own torturer in an effort to stop the pain.

Several weeks ago, Congressman Hansen was testifying before his former colleagues in the House of Representatives. He told the story of his trip into Iran during the Iran hostage crisis in 1979. He was the only United States official to get into Iran to try to negotiate an end to the crisis.

While he was there, he was shown the horrible human suffering that was inflicted upon the Iranian people by the Shah of Iran and his secret police.

He told his former colleagues about the horrors of the Shah's torture chambers. Ankles that had been smashed by heavy clubs. Legs that had been smashed and permanently scarred. Hands and feet that had no nails because they were repeatedly pulled out.

Then he stood up and walked around in front of his table. Leaning lightly on the table, he pulled up his pant leg and showed his former colleagues the raw, red scars on his own legs -- scars that stretched many inches, from his ankles up his shin bones. He told his former colleagues about his toenails, which have never grown back properly. He ended his "show and tell" session by informing the House that they did not have to travel to foreign countries to witness torture. All they had to do is visit any American prison and they would quickly find the effects of purposeful abuse and neglect on certain prisoners.

If his former colleagues have any sense, they will quickly reform the prison system, before any more of them end up there.

The scars on his legs and the lack of toenails were minor problems for Hansen. The major pain came from his teeth and deteriorating bones. These problems came from hazardous chemicals he was forced to work around during his job assignment in the prison power plant. The chemicals caused his bones to weaken and his teeth to become infected and turn to mush. (ED: Where oh where is OSHA and the EPA when ya' REALLY need 'em?). The pain' of abscessed teeth was unbearable. To be able to function each day, without even an aspirin to dull the pain, he picked up a plastic cap used to splice electric wires. He placed the cap in the infected area and bit down on it all day and night.

During his four years in prison, he lost most of his teeth through willful neglect on the part of the prison officials.

Hansen was forced to sell his homes in Virginia and Idaho. Everything he and his wife had accumulated during years of hard work went to lawyers or to pay the fine. Even though his retirement was not supposed to be touched, through some nefarious deal, it was tapped to pay fines, thereby denying his wife the means to live. She was approaching sixty, had a heart condition and diabetes, but she was put out of her home and didn't even have the money to rent an apartment. With the help of their children and a job, she just barely made ends meet until Hansen was released.

They are now in their 60s and they are starting over with nothing. He still has health problems associated with prison life, and still needs further dental work. He drives a leased Honda and lives with his wife in a rented apartment in Pocatello, Idaho.
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