Posts tagged ‘national defense authorization act’

March 30, 2012

Obama Assumes Dictatorial Powers! Dick Morris video

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February 17, 2012

Virginia says ‘NO’ to Detention Act

NDAA Nullification Passes Virginia House 96-4

 

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  • On Tuesday, February 14th, the Virginia House of Delegates voted in favor of House Bill 1160 (HB1160). The final vote was 96-4.

The legislative goal of HB1160 is to codify in Virginia law noncompliance with what many are referring to as the “kidnapping provisions” of section 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA). The official summary of 1160:

“A BILL to prevent any agency, political subdivision, employee, or member of the military of Virginia from assisting an agency of the armed forces of the United States in the conduct of the investigation, prosecution, or detention of a citizen in violation of the United States Constitution, the Constitution of Virginia, or any Virginia law or regulation.”

HB1160 is sponsored by Delegate Bob Marshall and was introduced on 01-16-12. It previously passed out of Sub-Committee #2 Civil, by a vote of 6-3 and the Courts of Justice Committee by a vote of 16-0. After a series of action alerts by the Tenth Amendment Center nationally, and a number of supporting groups locally – Courts of Justice committee members heard from the people they represent that a full house hearing and vote to reject the NDAA is what they wanted. With a 96-4 vote, the Virginia House sent a message on indefinite detentions – a resounding NO!  More…

February 8, 2012

Feds Label Bulk Buying of Food a Potential Terrorist Activity

Despite the fact that FEMA itself spent $1 billion dollars on storable food last year alone

by Paul Joseph Watson, InfoWars.com:

As part of its effort to encourage business owners to spy on their customers, the FBI has labeled the bulk purchase of food as a potential indication of terrorist activity, despite the fact that FEMA itself last year purchased $1 billion dollars worth of storable food.

A flyer aimed at Military Surplus stores produced under the auspices of the FBI’s Communities Against Terrorism project, encourages owners to report people who “make bulk purchases of items to include….meals ready to eat”.

According to the flyer, the FBI advises store owners to demand ID’s from all new customers, as well as asking them questions about their purchase and being aware of “suspicious statements”.

The flyer also characterizes paying with cash or “demanding identity privacy” as an indication of terrorism.

Read More @ InfoWars.com

February 1, 2012

Bad Dreams In The Night

January 31, 2012 – 10:24 pm EST | NoisyRoom
By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

 A terrifying new concept has recently reemerged in the global climatology fight and the clarion call is heralded by a book that Zombie just read: The Weather Conspiracy: The Coming of the New Ice Age.

So, let me get this straight… In the 1970′s, we were all going to freeze to death in a new ice age. In the 2000′s, we were going to be baked alive because of global warming. Now – old is new again and we are going to freeze to death once more. Oh, for crap’s sake, make up your minds, why don’t ya? More death, death, doom and death. How trite.  More…

February 1, 2012

Policing the World

With an election approaching and at least some Americans upset about irresponsible spending, the president has finally expressed a political interest in cutting something. He says the Pentagon will spend “only” $525 billion next year. That’s slightly less than the current $531 billion.

A cut is good, but this will barely dent the deficit. We could save much more if America assumed a military policy designed for defense rather than policing the world.

Presidential candidate Ron Paul gets criticized for advocating that. Paul’s opponents, including many of my colleagues, complain about his “isolationist foreign policy.”  But shrinking the military’s role isn’t the same as isolation. America can have a huge impact in the world without deploying our military. We already do. By all means, let our movies and music alarm mullahs. Let our websites and books disseminate ideas that autocrats consider dangerous. Above all, let’s trade with everyone.  More…

January 27, 2012

The Stasi Strikes: FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force Raids Home of Suspected “Sovereign Citizens” in Lake Mary, Florida

Posted on 23 January 2012 by William Grigg

The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, in tandem with Seminole County Sheriff’s deputies, conducted a full-force raid on the Lake Mary, Florida residence of a family accused of association with the “Sovereign Citizens” tax-protest movement, reports Orlando NBC affiliate WESH-TV.

Neighbor Evelyn Briggs told WESH that the raiding party “even had robots out there, almost like a movie.” Evelyn’s husband Robert told the local Fox affiliate that the strike force consisted of “about a dozen FBI agents and SWAT people.”

“It’s not something you see here in Lake Mary on an everyday basis,” agreed fellow neighbor Jim Famiglietti,” who appeared not to understand how the quiet and unremarkable couple could wind up being the target of such a draconian enforcement action. “It’s kind of shocking, actually. People make mistakes, but you just don’t know….Maybe some tax protesting and that kind of thing. People protest all the time in this country, and it’s your right. I don’t think the FBI would come in with that kind of fire power,” said Famiglietti.  More…

January 22, 2012

Gerald Celente on Trend Forecasting and the Crisis of Western Civilization

Exclusive Interview

Sunday, January 22, 2012 – with Staff Report

Gerald Celente

The Daily Bell is pleased to publish this interview with Gerald Celente (left).

Introduction: Forecasting trends since 1980, Mr. Gerald Celente, Founder/Director of the Trends Research Institute, is author of the highly acclaimed and best selling books, Trend Tracking and Trends 2000 (Warner Books) and publisher of the Trends Journal. Using his unique perspectives on current events forming future trends, Gerald Celente developed the Globalnomic® methodology which is used to identify, track, forecast and manage trends. His on-time trend forecasts, vibrant style, articulate delivery and vivid public presence makes him a favorite of major media. The Trends Research Institute has earned the reputation as “today’s must trusted name in trends” for accurate and timely predictions. On the geopolitical and economic fronts, Celente and The Trends Research Institute are credited with predicting the collapse of the Soviet Union, the last two economic recessions, the dot-com meltdown, the 1997 Asian currency crisis, the 1987 world stock market crash, increased terrorism against America, “Crusades 2000,” the quagmire in Iraq … before war began and much more.

Daily Bell: Give us some background on yourself and how you have come to your current success.

Gerald Celente: My background is such that after graduate school and I got my Masters in Public Administration, I started running political campaigns in Westchester County in New York, which is a very affluent area. I was very successful at it so they sent me up to Albany, where I became the assistant to the secretary of the New York State Senate; Albany, of course, is the capital of New York State. It was there that I really started learning about the political game. It was probably the worst job I ever had because it was watching grown men suck up and bow down all day to get to the top.  Read more of this fascinating interview . . .

January 22, 2012

NDAA: Open Season for the Police State

by Jim Babka, DownsizeDC

How the New Indefinite Detention Provisions can be used on Americans

Congress just passed, and the President just signed, a bill that gives legal authority to the President to kidnap and perpetually imprison persons, including American citizens, without the benefit of due process.

Members of Congress, in the days leading up to the vote, tried to assure their constituents that they have nothing to fear — that the bill doesn’t apply to Americans.

Some were lying. Most were deceived.  More…

January 22, 2012

Congress wary about conflict with Iran

By Jeremy Herb – 01/22/12 05:30 AM ET
Lawmakers from both parties are wary of a U.S. military conflict with Iran as tensions continue to escalate between the two countries.The U.S. just left Iraq and is still fighting in Afghanistan, making many in Congress worried about getting involved in another conflict in the Middle East. But, at the same time, most lawmakers say military action must be on the table to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.

That dilemma — and what to do about it — is poised to play out in the halls of the U.S. Capitol as well as the White House in the coming months, starting with President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday.  More…

January 20, 2012

Ohio Peace Officer Drafts NDAA Letter For Police And Sheriffs

Letter to LE by Jim Singleton, Ohio Current-Serving Peace Officer and Secretary, Ohio state chapter of Oath Keepers –

“I believe that if and when those orders come, I cannot in good faith and in strict observance to my oath, allow myself to be a part of them. I would hope that members of our military in accordance to the articles of the UCMJ, would also refuse them as well. When that time comes I will do exactly as I have sworn to do, I will serve and protect those under my care, so help me God.”

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January 19, 2012

No NDAA Law for Rhode Island

January 19, 2012

TYRANNICAL Background: AUMF The Root Of Assassination, Indefinite Detention & Enemy Expatriation Act

January 17, 2012

More Compromise on Debt Ceiling

Top Dem appropriator in House predicts agreement to avoid automatic cuts

By Pete Kasperowicz – 01/13/12 03:03 PM ET

House Appropriations Committee ranking member Norm Dicks (D-Wash.) this week predicted that Republicans and Democrats would be able to negotiate a deal that avoids $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts under the sequestration process.

“I don’t think that’s going to happen; I think that Congress will step in here,” Dicks told The Seattle Times.

Both parties have indicated opposition to the sequestration process that Congress created last summer as part of its debt-ceiling agreement. Several Republicans have argued against the automatic defense cuts that would take place under sequestration, while Democrats oppose the cuts to non-defense, discretionary spending.  More…

January 2, 2012

Indefinite Detention of US Citizens Bill

Obama Expresses Objections to Indefinite Detention of US Citizens While Signing Defense Bill …(But It Was His Administration That Insisted the Language Was Included in Bill)

Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, January 2, 2012, 1:26 AM

President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act on Saturday, but not without expressing his objections to the funding bill’s provisions on the treatment of suspected terrorists, including U.S. citizens.

Obama expressed “serious reservations” about the bill but argued in a signing statement released Saturday that it does not fundamentally change executive power.

The administration does not intend to interpret one provision as granting the military authority to detain Americans indefinitely
, Obama said in the statement. It also opposes sections of the bill that block the transfer of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to U.S. soil for any purpose and that restrict the government’s ability to transfer detainees to other countries.

But… It was his administration that insisted that the language be included in the bill.

From the video: Senator Carl Levin (D-Mich.) told Congress recently that under the original wording of the National Defense Authorization Act, American citizens were excluded from the provision that allowed for detention. Once Obama’s officials saw the text though, says Levin, “the administration asked us to remove the language which says that US citizens and lawful residents would not be subject to this section.”

Specifically, the section that Obama asked to be reworded was Section 1031 of the NDAA FY2012, which says that “any person who has committed a belligerent act” could be held indefinitely.
Hat Tip Maria