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Planting Seeds


Remember back in the 60’s when the hippies wanted to live in peace on the land, in self-sustaining communities and the establishment made fun of the dirty hippies lifestyle? True, there were a lot of druggies. And people got distracted. Nowadays, we hear similar remarks about the Occupiers. Bringing the message that Inequality exists is a gift from the Occupy Movement. Birthing a new awareness. And optimally, creative new ways of making changes happen.

In my humble opinion, that is not going to happen with the focus on protesters and police battles. The Occupy movement can (and some are) bring their energy and enthusiasm to local communities and making needed changes (ie, helping people unfairly being foreclosed, stay in their homes).  What interested me initially about the movement was the lifestyle … walking the talk… this needs expansion and creative solutions. Forget about camping out and doing battle. Instead, little changes add up to BIG ONES.

a little bit of history of the roots of capitalism

…”Using Adam Smith’s own estimates of factory wages being paid at the time in Scotland, a factory-peasant would have to toil for more than three days to buy a pair of commercially produced shoes. Or they could make their own traditional brogues using their own leather in a matter of hours, and spend the rest of the time getting wasted on ale. It’s really not much of a choice, is it?

But in order for capitalism to work, capitalists needed a pool of cheap, surplus labor. So what to do? Call in the National Guard!

…If having a full belly and productive land was the problem, then the solution to whipping these lazy bums into shape was obvious: kick ‘em off the land and let em starve. 

…“Poverty is therefore a most necessary and indispensable ingredient in society…It is the source of wealth, since without poverty, there could be no labour; there could be no riches, no refinement, no comfort, and no benefit to those who may be possessed of wealth.”

 http://truth-out.org/news/item/8612-recovered-economic-history-everyone-but-an-idiot-knows-that-the-lower-classes-must-be-kept-poor-or-they-will-never-be-industrious

could this Great Recession (what is so great about it?) be a systemic, entrenched way of dealing with the masses?  hmmmm…

Two other powerful items passed my desk this week… now I know about Monsanto and their seeds…and Monsanto free seeds

GMO foods/seeds

I now understand why I cannot get raw healthy goat’s milk nor fresh farmers eggs, it’s ALL politics… why have healthy empowered citizens when you can make money off of sick, overweight, uneducated, wage slaves.

“Americans’ right to access fresh, healthy foods of their choice is under attack. Farmageddon tells the story of small, family farms that were providing safe, healthy foods to their communities and were forced to stop, sometimes through violent action, by agents of misguided government bureaucracies, and seeks to figure out why.

Filmmaker Kristin Canty’s quest to find healthy food for her four children turned into an educational journey to discover why access to these foods was being threatened. What she found were policies that favor agribusiness and factory farms over small family-operated farms selling fresh foods to their communities. Instead of focusing on the source of food safety problems — most often the industrial food chain — policymakers and regulators implement and enforce solutions that target and often drive out of business small farms that have proven themselves more than capable of producing safe, healthy food, but buckle under the crushing weight of government regulations and excessive enforcement actions.

Farmageddon highlights the urgency of food freedom, encouraging farmers and consumers alike to take action to preserve individuals’ rights to access food of their choice and farmers’ rights to produce these foods safely and free from unreasona-bly burdensome regulations. The film serves to put policymakers and regulators on notice that there is a growing movement of people aware that their freedom to choose the foods they want is in danger, a movement that is taking action with its dollars and its voting power to protect and preserve the dwindling number of family farms that are struggling to survive.

http://farmageddonmovie.com/

Radical Idea: What if women’s work, ALL work, were VALUED, respected and compensated properly???

“Why do women who contribute by producing the whole workforce have to plead for maternity leave that would allow them to recuperate from childbirth, get to know their children and their children to know them, and feed babies the best possible food?

“Why are such basic and humane demands so controversial? What qualifies those who favor formula to deny the overwhelming evidence and individual personal experience that favor breast milk?

“The wealth of information assembled here also strengthens the case for acknowledging women as perhaps the greatest producers of food. The individual production and one-to-one delivery of breast milk often goes hand in hand with subsistence farming on small plots of land “too small to count,” perhaps with a few chickens, a goat or cow, and individuals’ endeavors day in day out which benefit mainly those with little political clout or social status. Entire communities are surviving on that work—up to 80 percent of the food consumed in Africa is grown by women almost all outside the market. Are those of us who spend long hours of every day in this work also “too small to count?”

…Between breastfeeding and agricultural work, women are feeding the world!

http://womensenews.org/story/books/120414/work-breastfeeding-moms-unwaged-unvalued

…Cruel, unsustainable factory farms have come to produce more than 99 percent1 of the animals grown in the United States. Globally, livestock now cover 30 percent of the earth’s surface,2 and as a result of modern fishing techniques, scientists are measuring an overall drop in the health and diversity of ocean life. During this same period, these new farming methods have devastated rural communities by reducing the number of farmers in the nation by 85 percent—even as the U.S. population more than doubled.3 Given this scale, it is no surprise that the choices we make when we eat and produce food have a bigger impact on animal suffering, global warming,4 and other major environmental concerns than anything else we do.

 http://www.farmforward.com/

http://www.squidoo.com/square-foot-gardening-adventure

Change Needs to Happen

“A group of politicians led by Rep. Pete Stark of California are taking Mitt Romney at his word—that “all moms are working moms”—and plan to introduce an act that would allow mothers receiving welfare support to count their childrearing duties as the required “work activity” until the child turns 4. Stark told Ryan Grim at the Huffington Post that the Women’s Option to Raise Kids Act (WORK) arises naturally from the Republican presidential candidate’s stated positions:

“Mitt Romney was for forcing mothers into the workforce before he decided that ‘all moms are working moms,'” Stark told The Huffington Post. “I think we should take Mr. Romney at his most recent word and change our federal laws to recognize the importance and legitimacy of raising young children. That’s why I’m introducing the WORK Act to provide low-income parents the option of staying home to raise young children without fear of being pushed into poverty.”

http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2012/04/18/ann_romney_mommy_wars_and_welfare_the_women_s_option_to_raise_kids_act.html

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animals are people, too

Gotta love this list especially #6…

http://www.jdnews.com/articles/disappear-99233-irritations-see.html

6. Sports figures acting badly. Michael Vick shouldn’t be playing football and if that offends you, I’m sorry. We forgive transgressions that would ruin the rest of us because they are famous or talented. Creeps like Vick should just go away, not be awarded with a huge football contract.

Here is my list of things that should be illegal because they make sane people barf, skin crawl and drive animal advocates to rescue time and time again …

1. Michael Vick shouldn’t be playing football. He should not be paid $100 million. This money should be given to pit bull rescues and the dogs he traumatized, some who are still living with the terrifying memories and nightmares of his psychopathy. Read The Lost Dogs by Jim Gorant for more inspiring info about the dogs, the truth about Michael Vick and how they prosecuted him and what he was actually charged with (gambling not bankrolling dog fighting)…  http://badrap-blog.blogspot.com/2010/08/jim-gorant-lost-dogs-our-review.html

2. The morally bankrupt Belfast City Council in Ireland. Return Lennox to his family. Period. End of story.  http://www.northcountrygazette.org/2011/12/31/lennox_next/

3. All absurd and archaic breed bans, breed discrimination and breed specific legislation. No dog should be judged on the basis of how s/he looks or because some people are afraid of dogs and do not want to hold irresponsible owners accountable for their abuse, neglect and cruelty to animals.

4. Homeless pets, homeless people. Kill shelters, what an oxymoron.  Should shelters be allowed to kill animals? An Associated Press poll says that more than seven out of 10 Americans say “No,” unless the animal is suffering. All healthy, normal dogs and cats deserve homes. Adoption centers must replace the so-called humane societies and SPCA’s around the country. Spaying and neutering of animals is mandatory until there are no more homeless pets. Neuter that boy, Spay that girl…   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWiLfGmBDO0&feature=player_embedded

5. Greedy, ethically challenged animal organizations and their sad ads on TV. Wayne Pacelle, the ASPCA and PETA and other so-called animal rights advocates that called for Michael Vick to have a dog (Humane Society of the United States), who advocate putting healthy animals to sleep (PETA) and all those who call real animal advocates terrorists for wanting NO KILL shelters and to STOP killing and torturing innocent animals.

US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been keeping files on animal rights activists who conduct undercover investigations of factory farms, and the agency is now recommending that these activists be prosecuted as “terrorists.”    …   In 2006, Congress passed the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA)   http://occupycorporatism.com/?p=2258

http://www.nathanwinograd.com/?p=8052

(The City of Austin finished 2011 with a 91% rate of lifesaving for dogs and cats, the largest community in the nation to do so. Williamson County, TX finished the year with a 91% rate as well. They join a host of other communities who have crossed the 90% threshold including Allegany County, MD, Arlington, VA, Berkeley, CA, Duluth, MN, Marquette, MI, Reno, NV, Shelby County, KY, and many, many more…)

6. Puppy mills, hoarders and pet stores who sell sick animals and keep animals in horrendous conditions in exchange for money.

7. Animal abusers including dog serial killers, animal rapists and irresponsible pet owners who chain their dogs and/or leave them outside loose 24/7, abandon their animals, neglect their pets, leave their pets to starve, return their pets to the pound because they are moving, suddenly allergic or the puppy barked, refuse to spay/neuter and/or harshly punish their pets. http://www.dogsagainstromney.com/2012/01/did-mitt-romney-drive-through-car-wash.html

8. Television shows, video games and movies that exploit animals and people, police, detective, talk and reality shows that highlight violence, encourage dog fighting, the lowest common denominator, sexually abuse children (Toddlers and Tiaras) and teenagers and otherwise encourage sociopathic behavior.

9. Dog fighting, cock fighting, horse racing and other forms of “sport” that harms animals.

10. Corporations that Experiment on and are toxic to animals, humans and the earth including pet food companies (especially those that use rendered/dead animals and toxic ingredients and chemicals and call this Healthy, Natural or other misleading terms). Monsanto, the Koch brothers empire and the oil, gas, nuclear and coal industries and the entire deathcare industries including the pharmaceutical industry and allopathic medicine.

 
11. Corporations and fetuses considered people. Animals are lawfully considered sentient beings not property and are endowed with the same rights as human beings.  http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/196469/20110811/mitt-romney-corporations-people-mitt-romney-corporations-citizens-united-legal-personhood.htm

https://celiasue.wordpress.com/2012/01/07/are-dogs-religiousspiritual-beings/

12. All wars for profit (all wars) including the War of Terror and war mongers who destroy countries, animals and people for money. Pray that the Iran war is Over before it officially begins… they are beating the war drums. Getting louder by the day, folks.

http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=4454

Lucky 13. Speaking of rights, ALL civil liberties set forth in the Constitution and Bill of Rights are returned to ALL American citizens. All legislation and bills denying the American people these rights are abolished and the politicians who voted for the Patriot Act, the NDAA and SOPA are recalled and sent to prison along with the Wall Street banksters, the TSA, lobbyists, elite racists and millionaires and billionaires who refuse to pay taxes, and corporate hucksters who ruined the economy and sent American jobs overseas.

http://www.nationofchange.org/he-signed-it-dotted-line-1325859709


New Bill Known As Enemy Expatriation Act Would Allow Government To Strip Citizenship Without Convict

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/01/06/new-bill-known-as-enemy-expatriation-act-would-allow-government-to-strip-citizenship-without-conviction/

Congress is considering H. R. 3166 also known as the Enemy Expatriation Act. This bill would give the US government the power to strip Americans of their citizenship without being convicted of being ‘hostile’ against the United States.

Hint:  When Money is Taken OUT of Politics, many of these problems will be resolved.

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grandma song: are animal advocates terrorists?

sick but funny and true, tsa, ndaa grandma song

are animal rights activists terrorists?

http://motherjones.com/environment/2011/12/are-animal-rights-activists-terrorists

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happy bill of rights day


I had other items planned to post… fun, interesting, entertaining doggie related items… but this is much more important since there has been a virtual media blackout on this crucial topic…  if the Bill of Rights means anything to you, then please read on.

www.billofrightsday.com

Congress, the media, the US government, the 1% are counting on you being too busy with Christmas shopping and your own issues, to notice the travesty of bills they have snuck by us this week… they like doing things secretly, behind closed doors. Because they know that Americans (and the rest of the world) would NOT agree with SOPA and the NDAA.

Maybe you spent the last weekend shopping for gifts, writing out holiday cards or studying for final exams. For most of America, the end of the year is a busy time. In Congress, this is a season usually spent trying to jam through bad bills while they hope no one is looking.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christopher-e-anders/congress-indefinite-detention-bill_b_1135045.html?ref=john-mccain

WAKE UP AMERICA !!!!!

http://blogs.alternet.org/speakeasy/2011/12/15/future-headline-american-soldiers-seize-detain-u-s-citizens-as-police-block-press-from-scene/

Let me put it in animal lovers terms, who is going to take care of your pets when they arrest you and ship you off indefinitely for having protested animal abuse, for having a pit bull or God only knows what?  think I’m crazy, paranoid or alarmist, read on.

Dispelling the common lies, myths/denial about the NDAA …’

In sum, there is simply no question that this bill codifies indefinite detention without trial (Myth 1). There is no question that it significantly expands the statutory definitions of the War on Terror and those who can be targeted as part of it (Myth 2). The issue of application to U.S. citizens (Myth 3) is purposely muddled — that’s why Feinstein’s amendments were rejected — and there is consequently no doubt this bill can and will be used by the U.S. Government (under this President or a future one)  to bolster its argument that it is empowered to indefinitely detain even U.S. citizens without a trial (NYTEditorial: “The legislation could also give future presidents the authority to throw American citizens into prison for life without charges or a trial”; Sen. Bernie Sanders: “This bill also contains misguided provisions that in the name of fighting terrorism essentially authorize the indefinite imprisonment of American citizens without charges”).

http://www.salon.com/2011/12/16/three_myths_about_the_detention_bill/singleton/

list from https://www.facebook.com/pages/Recall-Every-Congressman-Who-Voted-for-the-NDAA/248343955227401

1. Q: This defense bill is the same one that is passed every year.

A: This is true.

2. Q: This year the GOP decided to add this to the usual bill

A: Actually, it was a bi-partisan effort, with both a Republican sponsor – McCain and a Democratic one – Levin. (for the Senate version of the bill. In the House, it was sponsored by Rep. Howard McKeon, R-CA25)

3. Q: because they knew people would freak out

A: Actually, they were counting on our apathy. “Hey, isn’t there a Christmas going on? That’s right, keep shopping; we’ll add the SOPA to the mix too! We learned; we did the same thing when we introduced the Federal Reserve in 1913, right around Christmas also. People are busy celebrating, you know…”

4. Q: It has been removed of course, and they knew it would be

A: No, it hasn’t. The bill was just “adjusted” to reflect the wishes of Obama, so as to not limit his executive powers in any way. Absolutely nothing has been done to the offending Indefinite Detention Clause.

5. Q: However, the damage is done and the internet ‘media’ is running wild with this just as planned.

A: Actually, few Americans know about this offending bill, since there is a media blackout on it.

6. Q: They know this nonsense was removed, but that doesn’t get clicks, the GOP scores.

A: Actually, this was a bi-partisan effort with a great many Democrats voting for it. They finally agreed on something. Judging from the way they voted on the Patriot Act, taking our Freedoms away seems to be the only endeavor the two parties agree on. The bill garnered a 74% approval in the House and a 93% approval in the Senate. Only 7 Senators voted against it, six of which also voted against The Patriot Act extension that occurred earlier this year. And yes, both Ron Paul and Rand Paul voted against it.

7. Q: because everyone thinks that the President wants to lock US up.

A: Actually he really can. He can also order American citizens killed. But this is nothing new; Obama has already done so. This simply codifies it – making it legal.

8. Q: It is just another stupid stunt, just like the last 10 or 15 stunts.

A: That would be nice.

H.R. 1540: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h112-1540&tab=summary

S. 1867: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s112-1867

S.1867: http://bit.ly/S1867 and http://1.usa.gov/S1867b

Final Senate vote on the bill: http://1.usa.gov/NDAAvote

Final Vote in the House: http://bit.ly/NDAAHouseVote

The original problem sections (1031 and 1032) are still in the bill and contrary to the claims of supporters of the bill, the wording of section 1032 does not, in fact, provide protection for US citizens. The use of the phrase “not required” instead of “prohibited” leaves the decision to allow the military to detain citizens entirely in the hands of federal authorities.

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The ACLU said last night that the bill contains “harmful provisions that some legislators have said could authorize the U.S. military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians, including American citizens, anywhere in the world” and added: “if President Obama signs this bill, it will damage his legacy.” Human Rights Watch said that Obama’s decision “does enormous damage to the rule of law both in the US and abroad” and that “President Obama will go down in history as the president who enshrined indefinite detention without trial in US law.”

Both groups pointed out that this is the first time indefinite detention has been enshrined in law since the McCarthy era of the 1950s, when — as the ACLU put it — “President Truman had the courage to veto” the Internal Security Act of 1950 on the ground that it “would make a mockery of our Bill of Rights” and then watched Congress override the veto. That Act authorized the imprisonment of Communists and other “subversives” without the necessity of full trials or due process (many of the most egregious provisions of that bill were repealed by the 1971 Non-Detention Act, and are now being rejuvenated by these War on Terror policies of indefinite detention). President Obama, needless to say, is not Harry Truman. He’s not even the Candidate Obama of 2008 who repeatedly insisted that due process and security were not mutually exclusive and who condemned indefinite detention as “black hole” injustice.

http://www.salon.com/2011/12/15/obama_to_sign_indefinite_detention_bill_into_law/singleton/

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Feinstein was able to include a largely symbolic amendment which states that “nothing in the bill changes current law relating to the detention of U.S. citizens and legal aliens,” but this measure is meaningless according to Republican Congressman Justin Amash, a fierce critic of the bill.

“Some have asserted that Sen. Feinstein’s amendment, S Amdt 1456, protects the rights of American citizens and preserves constitutional due process. Unfortunately, it does not. It’s just more cleverly worded nonsense.” http://bit.ly/NDAAscrewed4

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The reason the compromise amendment worked is that it leaves the question of domestic military detention open, leaving the matter for Supreme Court to resolve should a future president decide to assert the authority to detain a US citizen on American soil.http://bit.ly/NDAAscrewed

The only “silver lining,” if one can call it such, is that the military isn’t forced to detain American citizens without trial, it’s merely allowed to. The Senate has officially declared the entire United States to be a battleground. And you and I are potential enemies.http://bit.ly/NDAAscrewed5

“The detention mandate to use indefinite military detention in terrorism cases isn’t limited to foreigners. It’s confusing, because two different sections of the bill seem to contradict each other, but in the judgment of the University of Texas’ Robert Chesney — a nonpartisan authority on military detention — “U.S. citizens are included in the grant of detention authority,” http://bit.ly/NDAA9

Amnesty International: The new National Defense Authorization Bill (S1867) presented to the Senate by the Armed Services Committee is such a disaster for civil liberties and human rights it is difficult to know where to begin. http://bit.ly/NDAA4

The ACLU: “The bill is an historic threat to American citizens and others because it expands and makes permanent the authority of the president to order the military to imprison without charge or trial American citizens,” said Christopher Anders, ACLU senior legislative counsel. “The final amendment to preserve current detention restrictions could turn out to be meaningless and Senators Levin and Graham made clear that they believe this power to use the military against American citizens will not be affected by the new language. This bill puts military detention authority on steroids and makes it permanent. If it becomes law, American citizens and others are at real risk of being locked away by the military without charge or trial.http://bit.ly/ACLUonNDAA

presidential election not a referendum on the economy as much as it is on whether the president vetoes NDAA or not… that is what the press/pundits do not want to say because they do not want people to know about the NDAA and Obama’s false image as the people’s president is being exposed for what it is… FAKE… we voted for someone unlike Bush and instead we got a President who has expanded and extended the loss of our civil liberties, caved on most of his campaign promises and now has declared war on the 99% for speaking up and out…

One of the gravest grievances described in the Declaration of Independence was the misuse of standing armies against the colonialists.  Numerous state constitutions declared standing armies a threat to liberty and the U.S. Constitution showed antipathy to militarism. Now, the Congress and President Obama are prepared to turn the military against Americans and allow indefinite military detention without any finding of guilt. If the elites think military force against Americans will quell the revolt of the people they are wrong; it will have the opposite effect and fuel the revolt against the elites.

http://www.truth-out.org/use-military-designed-occupy-movement/1323885549

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/american-public-to-congress-get-out-all-of-you/2011/12/14/gIQABY8vvO_blog.html

www.cyberguerrilla.info

Time for our weekly Pet Blog Hop thanks to Life with Dogs,Two Little Cavaliers and Confessions of the Plume…  Grab the code and hop away…

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bye bye Internet, hello China?

Equally important to STOP is SOPA… they want to censor the Internet… because twitter and facebook have been so effective in bringing people together and they want to SHUT US UP…

Call Congress TODAY… Call/write your Reps and Senators… Remind them this is America not China and it is also BILL OF RIGHTS DAY and if they vote to censor the Internet, they are history…

They have proven to the US and the world that they CAN AND DO AGREE ON TYRANNY but NOT on JOBS… Expose their distractions, lies and hypocrisy TODAY…

the bill to criminalize the internet — 91 MILLION spent lobbying for it: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/dec/15/sopa-bill-congress-online-piracy

The Internet is under attack in Congress because some big corporations would rather stifle innovation online than compete against it.

That’s why the founders of Google, YouTube, Craigslist, and Wikipedia wrote that a bill being considered tomorrow by a powerful House committee “would have a chilling effect on innovation” and “give the U.S. Government the power to censor the web using techniques similar to those used by China.”

This is an all-hands-on-deck moment. Click here to sign our emergency joint petition with social-news site reddit — telling Congress to protect the Internet. Then pass it on!

Overnight, thousands have signed.

Some background: YouTube started in a garage. If a big company like Viacom thought a video violated copyright law, Viacom couldn’t break YouTube’s links or force the kids who invented YouTube to spend millions in court.

Instead, under the law, Viacom would have to contact YouTube and allow YouTube to decide if the complaint had merit. YouTube had a “safe harbor” of time to voluntarily take down an infringing video without penalty.

Because of this due process, early investors in YouTube knew that big corporations couldn’t shut down YouTube or litigate YouTube to death. This allowed innovation to thrive.

But if the “Stop Online Piracy Act” passes Congress, all of this would change. Innovative sites could be taken down by others (including the government at the behest of big corporations) without due process — like in China…

Sign the Bold Progressives petition… call and write, tell your friends…

and don’t forget Obama, today URGENT…

http://www.thenation.com/article/165149/dangerous-defense-bill-heading-toward-obamas-desk

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Goodbye Iraq… Hello America?

America’s Moment of Truth is upon us… some dare call this treason… and unconstitutional… (the ACLU)…

If Obama signs the NDAA today (Dec 15), eviscerating the Bill of Rights, it will be exactly 220 years since the Bill of Rights was ratified on Dec. 15, 1791. Benjamin Franklin always wondered how long we in the USA “could keep the Republic” the Founding Fathers created and so now we will know—exactly 220 years! US politicians have betrayed their country’s constitution and the people were fast asleep. Farewell Democracy!

The ACLU said last night that the bill contains “harmful provisions that some legislators have said could authorize the U.S. military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians, including American citizens, anywhere in the world” and added: “if President Obama signs this bill, it will damage his legacy.” Human Rights Watch said that Obama’s decision “does enormous damage to the rule of law both in the US and abroad” and that “President Obama will go down in history as the president who enshrined indefinite detention without trial in US law.”

http://www.salon.com/2011/12/15/obama_to_sign_indefinite_detention_bill_into_law/singleton/

The FBI, the ODNI, the CIA, the attorney general, and the Pentagon are all against #NDAA. But Congress and now the president ignored their warnings and objections and want to make it law. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/dec/15/americans-face-guantanamo-detention-obama

On the 220 anniversary of the US Bill of Rights both houses of the US congress have voted in trojan horse legislation that severely undermines it. President Obama has promised to sign the bill into law this coming Wednesday! http://www.indecisionforever.com/2011/12/15/barack-obama-celebrates-bill-of-rights-day-with-support-for-indefinite-detention-bill/

Coleen Rowley commented on USATODAY.COM.

Congress finally agrees, passes abolish the Bill of Rights bill, which declares war upon xmas, the American people and the world #NDAA  will POTUS?  call him today, bill of rights day… seriously the war of terror comes home…

House-Senate Revised the Indefinite Detention Bill in Bid to Avoid White House Veto and the House voted yesterday with 93 Democrats voting FOR the Bill standing with Republicans…

I KID YOU NOT…

America, our country, civil liberties are at stake …

http://www.examiner.com/human-rights-in-national/nationwide-ndaa-protests-on-bill-of-rights-day-slated

The NDAA 2012 includes wording proposed by Democratic Sen. Carl Levin and Republican Sen. John McCain that allows arrest and indefinite detention of U.S. citizens by the military, on U.S. soil, without right of trial — in direct breach of the Bill of Rights.

First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.

anyone can be suspected of being a terrorist and sent to Gitmo..

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congress/congress-poised-to-clear-defense-bill-after-bitter-struggle-over-provisions-on-terror-suspects/2011/12/15/gIQAc2MPvO_story.html?tid=pm_politics_pop

the definition of ‘enemy belligerent’  includes US citizens:

“An individual, including a citizen of the United
13 States, determined to be an unprivileged enemy belligerent
14 under section 3(c)(2) in a manner which satisfies Article
15 5 of the Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of
16 Prisoners of War may be detained without criminal
17 charges and without trial for the duration of hostilities
18 against the United States or its coalition partners…..

By defining what is an enemy belligerent previous to this current bill it SPECIFICALLY says INCLUDING citizens of the United States. Very SLICK.

https://www.facebook.com/naomi.wolf.author/posts/174380275992511   naomi wolf talks to feinstein’s lawyer about ndaa…

The NDAA is viewed as a last nail in the coffin of human and constitutional rights in the United States.

“Our Constitution does not permit the federal government to detain American citizens indefinitely without charge or trial,” a group of ten congresspersons led by Rep. Justin Amash who oppose the NDAA stated in a letter they drafted.

Those working to defend rights who signed the letter were Rep. John Conyers. D-Detroit,  Rep. Michael Capuano. D-Mass.; Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Va.; Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C.; Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio,; Rep. Raúl Labrador, R-Idaho, Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va.; Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla.; Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo. and Rep. Rob Woodall, R-Ga.

On  December 15, Bill of Rights Day actions and press conferences are planned in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, San Francisco and other areas of the country. Actions voicing opposition of the NDAA today in NYC, Boston, LA, Sacramento, Houston, Ithaca, Flagstaff, York, Atlanta, Hartford and many more locations. Be heard!

Occupy Worcester posted information created a Facebook Page about its funeral march planned for Thursday saying, “Come join Occupy Worcester as we mourn the Bill of Rights and the US Constitution (1787-2011).

“Our government has trampled all over it in the name of national security, and has driven in the final nail with the National Defense Authorization Act.”

NDAA would ‘expand the battlefield to include United States and hand Osama bin Laden an unearned victory long after his well-earned demise

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/13/opinion/guantanamo-forever.html?_r=3&scp=1&sq=Guantanamo%20forever&st=cse

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/12/14/white-house-will-not-veto-national-defense-authorization-act/

if all of the Dems had voted no, this would not have passed, in other words, the only time the dems and reps agree  is to pass a bill  to end America as we know it…

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll932.xml

list of those who voted for NDAA and those who voted against it, 93 dems voted for it…

The new Martial Law Bill which affirms the detention of American citizens indefinitely without due process of law passed the Senate 93-7.

The Senate is due to vote again today.
Habeas corpus left to bleed with the blood of patriots who died for this country.

http://current.com/shows/countdown/videos/broken-promises-rep-jerrold-nadler-decries-obama-for-not-vetoing-defense-authorization-bill

If Obama is truly a man of the people, besides vetoing this bill, he will push through a bill which renounces all of the power that this ugly bill “affirms” NOW…

Dear President Obama,

last straw…

i stand with rep. jerrold nadler who said that you should veto NDAA…and Rep Conyers and the 26 colonels and generals and Judges… and Rep. Sam Farr, and others who vetoed this travesty…

so this is the American people’s christmas gift from our government…

POTUS and Congress declare WAR upon the American people????

Twas a week before Xmas and all through the land… not a bill was getting passed

because supposedly the two parties could not agree on anything…

when a Christmas miracle (nightmare) occurred… the ONE THING the two parties COULD agree upon was to

DECLARE WAR UPON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, CHRISTMAS AND THE ENTIRE WORLD… and Time’s Best Person of the Year… the Occupy Protestors…

Heroes willing to Stand Up, Speak and Camp Out … Giving VOICE to Millions …Giving the American people the HOPE and CHANGE they VOTED for in 2008…

what a betrayal of the people who voted for you if you don’t veto NDAA

a betrayal of the American people who do not want to vote for the GOP if you do not

and a betrayal of your campaign promises if you do not veto this bill

This bill which PROVES the game Congress has been playing is BOGUS, is all exposed for Americans to see… because without the 93 Democrats AGREEING with the Republicans, this bill would not have passed… so in other words, the gig is UP … we ALL see that Congress can work together when they want to declare war upon the American people but NOT to represent the 99% of us…

so is that really what you want as your legacy, that you DECLARED WAR UPON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE RIGHT BEFORE XMAS,  betrayed the Americans who voted you into office and betrayed your campaign promises and betrayed the people who do not want to vote for the GOP?????  and that You and Congress, the 1% are against 99% of us Americans ?????

We voted for you to END what Bush did, not to continue and expand his abominable wars, torture and end our civil liberties.

Do you really think that the American people are so stupid????

Count me disgusted…

fed UP

and

ready to vote for my dog …

VETO the NDAA… and STAND UP FOR US and we will vote for you…

OR DECLARE WAR UPON US AND THE WORLD

and

be a one term President…

WE WILL PREVAIL… David won … not Goliath…

LOVE always WINS not Hate…

our Founding Fathers are ROLLING in their graves…

Call @whitehouse comment line at 202-456-1111 NOW…or call his campaign line 312-698-3670 or email the white house or ALL OF THE ABOVE…

Please share this with everyone…

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police and puppies and peaceful solutions, oh my

Police making friends with puppies at #occupymonterey Camp, compassion needed everywhere…  tis the season to cooperate and make friends and be jolly, right…

at first, it was all warm and fuzzy, exciting and fun, even invigorating and it seemed as though most Americans, even politicians and the White House agreed with the Occupy Wall Street protesters… but then we’ve all been seeing the police brutality, 5,000+ protesters arrested and evicted and pepper sprayed meanwhile NO Wall Street criminals have been charged nor arrested… maybe that is just a coincidence (I do not believe in coincidences, do you?) …

so do you think that what the media is showing YOU is ALL that is going on everywhere??? like the above, peaceful camps with cooperating police and cities are happening across the nation…and NOT being shown on TV…in newspapers… hmmmm…

could it be that the TV/media/government want citizens to STOP no more protests no more showing up and no more dissenting, making noise, being visible, so they are scaring taxpayers who have the right to dissent/protest in public spaces with all of the coverage of pepper spraying, batons and arrests, hmmmmm… could that be right here in America, home of the Free and the Brave or is it Home of the Free and the Slaves???

gee whiz, we will let you decide…

but first, a new law in Nevada has led to a 75% decrease in foreclosures because they are holding the banks accountable, gee golly willickers, could it be that simple/easy, YES…

http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/la-fi-nevada-foreclosure-20111210,0,5514369.story

a coalition of Occupiers and other groups are Occupying foreclosed homes and/or stopping foreclosures and even putting up tents in their own yards…

 https://www.facebook.com/TentForDissent?sk=info

poignant, how occupiers are helping homeless, mayors/police/government NOT so much
http://my.firedoglake.com/scarecrow/2011/12/10/rescued-from-real-people-bostons-de-occupied-dewey-park-now-re-landscaped-for-passing-motorists/

 

Author Naomi Wolf made a brilliant suggestion for people to book a room at their local City Hall, where residents have the RIGHT to call a meeting in a public space and hold a meeting, press conference, and talk about important issues and organize and solve problems… huh…

I thought that Keith Olbermann had a good idea, too…

http://www.politicususa.com/en/keith-olbermann-ows-christmas

If they evict an occupation dressed up as a huge nativity scene, isn’t that a War on Christmas?

but if you put your tent up in a national park and your tent has a sign on it, uh oh,  FREEDOM of SPEECH…

http://volokh.com/2010/08/06/d-c-circuit-strikes-down-limits-on-expressive-activity-in-national-parks/

Jingle Bells ringing…

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steven-van-zandt/democracy-in-america_b_1139463.html

…The simple fact is we do not live in a democracy. Certainly not the kind our Founding Fathers intended. We live in a corporate dictatorship represented by, and beholden to, no single human being you can reason with or hold responsible for anything.

The corporation has but one obligation, which is to increase profits for it’s shareholders by any legal means necessary by the next fiscal quarter.

They have no moral, patriotic, social, environmental, generational or even sustainable responsibility…

We need to eliminate all private finance from the electoral process…

Campaign finance doesn’t need reform. It needs elimination.

To accomplish this we must overturn Buckley v. Valeo, one of the two or three worst decisions in the history of the Supreme Court.

The ruling makes the extraordinary decision that money is protected by the First Amendment…

More money can beat Big money…

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/17/opinion/in-campaign-financing-more-money-can-beat-big-money.html?_r=2&ref=constitutionalamendments 

We are ALL Occupy Leaders Now…

http://www.nationofchange.org/michael-moore-we-are-all-leaders-occupy-movement-1323449388

Deck the Halls with boughs of Liberty and Justice for ALL…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLiKvSz_wX8&feature=player_embedded

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