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“Senator Elizabeth Warren has really hit the ground running since being sworn in back in January. Hot on the heels of JPMorgan’s record $13 billion settlement for their role in the fiscal meltdown, the Massachusetts Senator penned a letter to the heads of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Officer of the Comptroller of Currency, and the Federal Reserve imploring them not to stop at fines and settlements, but to throw the entire weight of the United States justice system at those whose fiscal malfeasance nearly destroyed our economy for good.
Let’s just say the rabbit hole runs deep in this documentary….so don’t shrug this off as tinfoil hat wearing tard opinion; Edward Snowden has given us corroborating evidence beyond the documentation presented in this film.
Cheers on your weekend!
“A former high-ranking official from the Department of State claims that the mass loss of civilian life caused by American-launched drone strikes in Yemen are creating dozens of new militants with each attack.
Nabeel Khoury, the deputy chief of mission in Yemen for the State Department from 2004 to 2007, writes in the Cairo Review this week that the use of unmanned aerial vehicles against alleged Al-Qaeda operatives is breeding anti-American sentiment overseas.
The editorial, published Wednesday, comes as the United States’ use of drones is dominating discussions in Washington and around the world. Two leading human rights organizations condemned drones in a pair of reports released earlier this week, and on Wednesday the prime minister of Pakistanurged US President Barack Obama to cease drone strikes in his country and essentially halt an operation that has involved hundreds of attacks since 2004.
According to Khoury, similar attacks conducted in Yemen during the last few years have spawned a hatred that could immensely hurt America’s efforts.
“Drone strikes take out a few bad guys to be sure, but they also kill a large number of innocent civilians. Given Yemen’s tribal structure, the US generates roughly forty to sixty new enemies for every AQAP operative killed by drones,” Khoury wrote, referring to Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
“In war, unmanned aircraft may be a necessary part of a comprehensive military strategy. In a country where we are not at war, however, drones become part of our foreign policy, dominating it altogether, to the detriment of both our security and political goals,” he added.
Khoury is currently a senior fellow for Middle East and national security at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, a Windy City-based nonpartisan, independent think tank described on its website as “committed to influencing the discourse on global issues through contributions to opinion and policy formation, leadership dialogue and public learning.” His “40-60 new enemies” estimate was not scientifically drawn, but instead relied on his intimate knowledge of Yemeni society. ….”
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Given the recent shutdown one can say respectfully that at the very best we have a highly fractured political environment which exudes dysfunction and political embarrassment for our country.
More importantly, i will maintain that political theater is ever more present to try and keep control over the last strong holds of constituency; in order to keep the mantra going that government is working for you.
Here is an interesting claim that the government shutdown was planned. Click here for article. Let’s us pray this was not the case.
At any rate, the documentary below is a good look at the political scene and why we need a third party that is completely independent of all dross our politicians posses.
Also if your interested in how to fix the system you can watch Patriocracy on Netflix….if i could find it for you i would…perhaps down the road. Here is the official trailer. Trailer
Cheers on your weekend !
“Lawyers from the National Lawyers Guild (U.S.), International Association of Democratic Lawyers, European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights (Germany), Brussells Tribunal (Belgium), International Initiative to Prosecute US Genocide in Iraq (Iraq, Egypt, Spain), Lawyers Against the War (Canada) and Rights International Spain (Spain) are urging Canada to either bar Dick Cheney from Canada – as a person credibly accused of torture – or to arrest and prosecute him on arrival, as required by the Convention against Torture. A letter from Lawyers Against the War (LAW) sent to Canada ’s Prime Minister, Attorney General and Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Immigration has been gravely ignored.
“It is long overdue for Cheney and other Bush administration officials to be held to account for the high crimes of instituting and implementing the systematic practice of torture. This record of impunity must not be allowed to stand.” Azadeh Shahshahani, President, National Lawyers Guild.
Torture and war crimes suspect Dick Cheney is scheduled as a keynote speaker at the October 31st luncheon of the Toronto Global Forum, hosted by the International Forum of the Americas . Should Cheney be allowed to freely enter Canada despite the illegalities involved, civil society groups are planning a rally beginning at 11:00 am on Halloween, Oct. 31st, outside the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
The Facebook page for the protest can be viewed here….”
Grain of salt needed here, but interesting none the less…..
Source: Charles Hugh Smith http://www.oftwominds.com/blog.html
“October 10, 2013
The U.S. Constitution leaves too many areas open to interpretation; a New Constituion of 2,300 pages (+ 200 redacted secret pages) is the solution.
The Obama Administration has proposed replacing the current U.S. Constitution (4,543 words, including the signatures) with a 2,300-page “new Constitution” that in the words of an administration spokesperson, “clears up the gray areas in the current Constitution.”
The proposal was launched after the success of two recent 1,000+ page pieces of legislation, the Affordable Care Act and the Dodd-Frank financial reform act.
An additional 200+ pages of the “new Constitution” are redacted due to the sensitive nature of the National Security-related amendments.
Lobbyists from key industries were invited to contribute amendments to the new Constitution;” constitutional legal experts were also invited to submit improvements to the current law of the land.
Some critics who have reviewed the 2,300 pages of the proposed “new Constitution” have stated that the document is impenetrable even to those with law degrees. Average citizens “will be unable to understand the laws that govern their lives.”
Other observers note that the complexity and length of legislation such as the Affordable Care Act and the Dodd-Frank financial reform act are already beyond the comprehension of all but a handful of experts.
An administration spokesperson defended the proposed re-write on the grounds that “the new Constitution will provide the clarity that people want in their Constitution.” ”
If this testimony is true, then we have a modern day lynching passed off as a proud event full of honor and valor.
One could and should have shot out the engine, tires, and or tried to subdue the driver once they secured the child. What need was there to open fire on a unarmed woman?
“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it” ~ MLK