Posts Tagged ‘obama’

Obama sued over indefinite detention and torture of Americans act — RT.

US President Barack Obama is the target of a suit filed by Pulitzer Prize-winner Hedges, and the reasoning seems more than obvious to him. The decision to take the commander-in-chief to court comes as a response to President Obama’s December 31 signing of the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, a legislation that allows the US military to detain American citizens indefinitely at off-site torture prisons like

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Guantanamo Bay.

Obama amended the NDAA with a signing statement on New Year’s Eve, insisting that while the Act does indeed give him the power to detain his own citizens indefinitely without charge, that doesn’t mean he will do so. Specifically, Obama wrote that his administration “will not authorize the indefinite military detention without trial of American citizens.” Under another piece of legislation, however, the government is being granted the right to suspend citizenship of any American if the Enemy Expatriation Act joins the ranks of the NDAA as an atrocious act approved by the president.

I think we really need to look at history. As this article soon suggests, history shows we are on a bad course. A very bad one.

Of equal concern is the new legislation call the Enemy Expatriation Act or “EEA.” It truly is a knockout punch used in combination with the NDAA. Just imagine what the government will be able to do to you if they are able to strip your citizenship AND lock you away indefinitely. Seen any pictures from Gitmo in the last few years?

Another point of contention well stated in the article,

Under NDAA, the military can enforce indefinite detention on anyone “who was a part of or substantially supported al-Qaeda, the Taliban or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States.” As Hedges and others point out, groups such as “associated forces” are never defined, nor are determinations like “substantially supported.”

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I have friends from different cultures. I really don’t know everything that they do or everyone with whom they associate. Does that mean they would just take me somewhere and water board me for a little while till they figure out I’m not a part of “associated forces”? The vagueness of this legislation is equally harmful and concerning.

Please folks. Don’t stop talking. Don’t stop fighting. It’s never been more important.

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Gadhafi’s Gold-money Plan Would Have Devastated Dollar.

Ever wondered where the rest of the story was with Libya? Why out of all the countries in the world having issues, NATO picked them?

I for one bought into the idea of Obama needing another notch in his belt for the upcoming election. However, it seems there was more to this than originally thought.

Gadhafi had introduced a plan to quit selling oil using US dollars as payment. Instead, he proposed a continent-wide gold standard adoption  that would have crushed the world economy.

As I’m sure most already know, the U.S. stopped the gold standard some time ago and our tender is only guaranteed by the trust and good faith of the red, white, and blue.  And furthermore, the U.S. dollar is still the common  “world currency” standard.

So we know the ending to this story. Isn’t it interesting what the news doesn’t tell you?

Also, of merit.

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I think we all like to feel somehow as righteous. I think we, as humans, like to feel we win.  Christians, we  push people away with politics.

My opinion of the real reason is that there is no right answer. None.

Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism it’s just the opposite.- John Kenneth Galbraith

The politics of man are so polluted with envy, despair, pride, anger, and negative emotion. Our smug feeling of

  •  I’m right, you are wrong.
  • You must not be a Christian if you are a ___________ .
  • You must not understand scripture if you think ___________.
  • You must be stupid or evil if you think _____________ .

These feelings and statements do NOT bring persons to Christ.

They are not Christ like.  Your politics are not Christ’s teachings.

Because, they are not true. There is always grey in your black and white. They are of man. Not of God. And why do you think I say this?

Because they cause strife and separation within the children of God.

The souls we miss and the lives not touched by Christ through our pride. We will answer. I will answer.

Can we answer for less? Do the lost deserve more? Do we?

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