Obama Waives Bush Law Banning Child Soldiers
“I hereby determine that it is in the national interest of the United States to waive the application of the prohibition in section 404(a) of the CSPA [Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008] with respect to Libya, South Sudan, and Yemen… and the issuance of licenses for direct commercial sales of U.S. origin defense articles; and I hereby waive such provisions accordingly.”
Section 404(a) deals with exporting arms to countries that allow child-soldiers.
"With the stroke of a pen, President Obama did two very frightening things:
WASHINGTON, Feb 23 2013 (IPS) - In a potential new source of contention between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel has reportedly granted a U.S. energy firm with heavyweight political connections to explore for oil and gas in the occupied Golan Heights.
The company is a local subsidiary of New Jersey-based Genie Energy Ltd. The Strategic Advisory Board of another subsidiary, Genie Oil and Gas, includes former Vice President Dick Cheney, media magnate Rupert Murdoch, and former Republican Rep. Jim Courter.
by Robert Wenzel | Economic Policy Journal | March 3, 2013
Jack Hunter recently appeared with Glenn Beck on a Beck television set, as part of a panel discussion (see the clip below). For the audiences viewing pleasure in the background of the set (see the 3:50 mark) was a huge, softly lit poster of the monster Abraham Lincoln (paging Thomas DiLorenzo)
That was far from the only low spot. Beck has been pretending of late that he is either A. a libertarian or B. trying to understand libertarianism. The show started with a discussion about the legalization of street drugs. Beck's addition to the discussion can only be described as a train wreck.
What sign are you guys waiting for? What signals the beginning of the great inflation really heating up? For me I'm watching out for the words "money shortage" to appear in the news.
Here's an article with some insights about paper money, possibly useful for linking the uninitiated.
What signals the beginning of the end for you?
Delete please, I do not like being accused of purposely misleading people.
1,346 billionaires scattered to the wind, they are increasingly hard to avoid. Hard to remember even their name, let along their lairs & haunts. For your protection, travel with your very own, Billionaire Club Card. Don't leave home without it!
- Moscow = 76 billionaires (in US Dollars)
- New York = 70
- Hong Kong = 54
- Beijing = 41
- London 40
...A virtuous ruler, must not live up to his professions of virtue, lest he be destroyed amongst the evil that surrounds him?
Okay…Well that is understandable considering the source, Niccolò Machiavelli. Here in “The Prince” is seemingly the foundational stone of the axiom upon which Machiavelli derives that the ends, do in fact justify the means. If you were a Ruler. We associate this amoral perspective of political theory as synonymous with that of Machiavelli himself.
And since this is such an easy task… And while I’m at it… Let’s compare this to our very own Prince Obama, eh?...
On Sunday, Feb. 17, Watch Dog Wire reported that they received an email from Constitutional Sheriffs stating that all 67 sheriffs in the counties of Florida have signed a pledge declaring that they not only support the Second Amendment, but that they will protect the right of the people to keep and bear arms. 67, that’s every single county in the state.
Florida has become the first state to receive 100% support from every sheriff, which makes a huge statement opposing tyrannical acts against the United States Constitution. A statement that many other states are most likely soon to follow.
The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released data Friday on personal income and expenditures that all should pay attention to.
Inspired by his time leading a singles ministry in Virginia Beach, Va., Michael Julius Anton came up with an idea for a clothing line that he thought was catchy and unique—"Jesus Surfed."
He was on good ground with "Surfed." But when he went to register the trademark, he found someone had beaten him to Jesus.
Episode 30 of Voices of Reason is now available for download. This episode, entitled "Incompetent" delivers some hard truths about the sequester, and the reality of this nation's financial situation.
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WASHINGTON — A proposal to strengthen sales taxes on internet commerce is emerging as a new litmus test for Washington Republicans, who are divided over a bill known by its sponsors as the Marketplace Fairness Act and by its opponents as the National Internet Tax Mandate.
The gun owners of New Jersey have had enough! They’ve tried asking for their rights, they’ve tried protesting in the streets. It’s not working. The tyrants in Trenton are going to take their gun rights away regardless. Seeing that “There *IS* no redress of our LEGITIMATE grievances within the three branches of NJ government.” The New Jersey Second Amendment Society has announced the start of a campaign of civil disobedience.
Oklahoma is now facing areal surveillance drones and smart meters. Even though Oklahoma is generally very conservative, we don't seem to see our privacy rights being taken away right in front of us.
I only went to get pictures and an interview, but I had hoped more than a hundred or two would have attended something like this. Anyhow, here is my report.
Alleged Wikileaks whistleblower says he tried contacting major newspapers before going public
By Janet Reitman | Rolling Stone | March 1, 2013
For over a year, the story of Bradley Manning has been covered by a handful of journalists, many of them young, independent bloggers or reporters who have tirelessly shown up at hearing after hearing while more mainstream press has largely stayed home. The clearest example of this came during the hearings on Manning's pretrial punishment, which I write about in the new issue of Rolling Stone, when – after a series of scathing tweets from some of the aforementioned independent reporters – The New York Times' public editor called her own newspaper on its negligence. The Times then began sending a reporter to the proceedings. Now, thanks to Manning's stunning testimony in court yesterday, we learn that both The Washington Post and The New York Times – the papers that broke Watergate and published the Pentagon Papers, respectively – were offered the entire trove of Iraq and Afghanistan War Logs long before Manning turned to Wikileaks as a last resort. According to Manning's statement, they failed to respond.