Sunday May 30th, 2010
|Obama: Life Imprisonment Without Trial
posted 05/30/2010, 9:54 AM (The New American)|
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
President Obama's Guantanamo Review Task Force has “unanimously” concluded that 48 detainees at Guantanamo should be detained indefinitely — in essence, a life sentence — without trial, including lifetime detention for some detainees who, the commission concluded, hadn't committed any crimes that “constitute a chargeable offense in either a federal court or military commission.” The Washington Post revealed May 28 that the Task Force decided to repatriate the majority of the 240 detainees they investigated, while other detainees should be tried in criminal court or by “military commissions” the Obama administration would reconstitute.
Most Guantanamo detainees have already languished in prison for eight years without trial, and the commission — consisting of officials from the intelligence, military, Defense, Homeland Security, State and Justice departments — concluded the following of the 48 detainees who would remain in prison without trial indefinitely:
Generally these detainees cannot be prosecuted because either there is presently insufficient admissible evidence to establish the detainee's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt in either a federal court or military commission, or the detainee's conduct does not constitute a chargeable offense in either a federal court or military commission.In other words, the Obama administration officials think the detainees might have committed a crime but can't be sure, or they are sure the detainees didn't commit a crime and want to keep them in prison for life anyway.
The untrammeled power of government to throw people into prison without a trial by jury was a key grievance the Founding Fathers ci... (more)
|The U.N. gun grabber: Global Small Arms Treaty threatens your right to self defense
posted 05/30/2010, 9:54 AM (Washington Times)|
American gun owners might not feel besieged, but they should. This week, the Obama administration announced its support for the United Nations Small Arms Treaty. This international agreement poses real risks for freedom both in the United States and around the world by making it more difficult - if not outright illegal - for law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms.
The U.N. claims that guns used in armed conflicts cause 300,000 deaths worldwide every year, an inordinate number ... (more)
|Michigan Considers Law to License Journalists
posted 05/30/2010, 9:54 AM (Fox News)|
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
A Michigan lawmaker wants to license reporters to ensure they're credible and vet them for "good moral character."
Senator Bruce Patterson is introducing legislation that will regulate reporters much like the state does with hairdressers, auto mechanics and plumbers. Patterson, who also practices constitutional law, says that the general public is being overwhelmed by an increasing number of media outlets--traditional, online and citizen generated--and an even greater amount mis... (more)
|Bilderberg: The Open Conspiracy
posted 05/30/2010, 9:53 AM (Infowars)|
Now that the agenda for global government and a centralized world economic system is public and out in the open, the importance of the Bilderberg Group's annual conference rests on grooming political candidates. The lion's share of Bilderberg's 2010 agenda has already been announced by its members weeks before -- it will revolve around a potential military strike on Iran as well as the future collapse of the euro.
Trilateral Commission members, who routinely also attend Bil... (more)
|California poised to ban plastic bags
posted 05/30/2010, 9:50 AM (Los Angeles Times)|
Legislation that would ban many California stores from giving away single-use plastic bags has taken a step closer to becoming law. AB 1998 was passed by the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Friday and will be voted upon next Friday by the full Assembly. If passed and signed by the governor, the law would go into effect Jan. 1, 2012.
Each year, Californians use 19 billion plastic bags, only 5% of which are recycled, according to the California Integrated Waste Management Boa... (more)
The term 'one use' is hilarious considering most people use them as trash bags. Must be nice to be a trash bag manufacturer right now, the government is about to mandate you getting a ton of business.
|Anti-drugs campaigner Barbara Harris brings crusade to sterilise addicts to UK
posted 05/30/2010, 9:47 AM (The Guardian)|
[Category: Brave New World]
To many people, Barbara Harris is a dangerous woman. A maverick "do-gooder" from California, she has been accused of effectively promoting eugenics via the back door by paying for drug addicts to be sterilised.
Despite being lambasted in the media and condemned by health experts in the UK, Harris is visiting cities around Britain looking to launch pilot projects that will help her achieve her goal of reducing "the number of substance-exposed births to zero".
While H... (more)