National Internet Sales Tax gets past Senate Cloture Vote - The last place for true capitalism is on the rocksSubmitted by joeinmo on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 20:15
Call your Senator to stop this National Internet Tax.
A wonderful allegory for disempowering the dark forces of corporate fascism can be seen in the following scene entitled “Merlin - The End of Queen Mab” from the Merlin movie series.
When you understand the psychology behind Fascism, you realize that FEAR is the state’s ONLY magical tool for controlling the masses.
And this Black Magic was clearly evident in today’s “NEWS” Headlines:
Mayor Bloomberg on Boston Bombing: "Our laws and our interpretation of the Constitution, I think, have to change.”Submitted by bobbyw24 on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 15:43
"[W]e live in a complex word," New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said today, when asked about the Boston Marathon bombing. "[Y]ou’re going to have to have a level of security greater than you did back in the olden days, if you will. And our laws and our interpretation of the Constitution, I think, have to change.”
More, from the New York Observer:
“The people who are worried about privacy have a legitimate worry,” Mr. Bloomberg said during a press conference in Midtown. “But we live in a complex word where you’re going to have to have a level of security greater than you did back in the olden days, if you will. And our laws and our interpretation of the Constitution, I think, have to change.”
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has emerged as a favorite among Pennsylvania’s conservative activists. By a wide margin, he won the presidential straw poll at this weekend’s Pa. Leadership Conference.
Paul rose to national prominence earlier this year when he filibustered on the Senate floor to protest the Obama administration’s vague definition of its own powers vis-a-vis drone strikes.
In so doing he took up the mantle of his father, former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), whose brand of libertarian Republicanism energized conservative grassroots for years.
(CNN) - The surviving suspect in last week's Boston Marathon bombings, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, "will not be treated as an enemy combatant," but rather will be prosecuted "through our civilian system of justice," White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Monday afternoon.
"Under U.S. law, United States citizens cannot be tried in military commissions," he said.
First, just in case it's not utterly obvious, I'm glad that the two murderous cowards who attacked civilians in Boston recently are off the streets. One dead and one in custody is a great outcome.
That said, a large percent of the reaction in Boston has been security theater. "Four victims brutally killed" goes by other names in other cities.
In Detroit, for example, they call it "Tuesday".…and Detroit does not shut down every time there are a few murders.
"But Clark," I hear you say, "this is different. This was a terrorist attack."
Washington DC, during ongoing sniper terrorist attacks in 2002 that killed twice as many people, was not shut down. Kileen Texas, after the Fort Hood terrorist attack in 2009 that killed three times as many people, was not shut down. London, after the bombing terrorist attack in 2005 that killed more than ten times as many people, was not shut down.
The Boston bombing also ought to chasten Senators Rand Paul, Mike Lee and other libertarians who keep insisting that the U.S. homeland is not part of the terror battlefield.
“It’s different overseas than it will be here. It’s different in the battlefield than it will be here,” Mr. Paul told Fox News earlier this year. “Which gets precisely to the argument I have with some other Republicans who say, well, ‘the battlefield is everywhere, there is no limitation.’ President Obama says this. Some members of my party say the battle has no geographic limitations and the laws of war apply. It’s important to know that the law of war that they’re talking about means no due process.”
Washington Examiner: Organizing for Action, the activist group that grew out of President Obama’s 2012 campaign, plans what it calls a “major day of action” next month to gather support for the bipartisan Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform bill.
“This is a huge moment for President Obama,” said Emmy Ruiz, OFA’s immigration campaign manager, in an email sent to supporters of the Obama campaign Sunday. “The president made it clear last year that comprehensive immigration reform is a big part of his agenda — and we can help him keep that promise to the American people.”
Secret emails obtained exclusively by Breitbart News show the libertarian Cato Institute, Americans for Tax Breitbart: Reform, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) are colluding on immigration reform messaging in the wake of the Boston Marathon terror attack in order to push the “Gang of Eight” bill that was released this past week.
On Friday afternoon, political consultant Peggy Ellis of Ellis & Company, who is supporting the Gang of Eight immigration efforts, emailed “Talkers from Rubio” to the group of organizations supporting their efforts such as Cato and ATR.
The email was headlined: “Rubio talking points re: Boston terrorists vis a vis immigration reform.” The message contained three talking points from Sen. Rubio, the first of which argued that the immigration bill would prevent people like the Boston Marathon terrorists from getting into or staying in the country.
As various time zones begin ticking over to April 22, an Anonymous-led Web blackout has begun that will reportedly include over 200 sites suspending regular operations in protest of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) that recently passed the US House of Representatives.
Anonymous and other groups called for the blackout last week using the hashtags #CISPAblackout and #StopCISPA.
Please don't use the word "Proof," or make a statement that sounds like you have some if you don't have any real evidence.Submitted by seamusin on Sun, 04/21/2013 - 22:37
Look I am just as skeptical as the next guy, and I am very interested to find out the truth. Its just hard with so many conflicting reports, all sporting the Proof tag.
I was not brought up as a Christian, so I ask what it means to you.
How should it be practiced toward the Boston Marathon Bombers?
For those of us here who are so deep into hatred and fear and disgust and remorse and depression and anger over our Government, what does this mean? And equally important, how can we put it into practice?
This is wild.