Montanans Launch Recall of Senators Who Approved NDAA Military Detention. Merry Christmas, US Senate

Moving quickly on Christmas Day after the US Senate voted 86 – 14 to pass the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011 (NDAA) which allows for the indefinite military detention of American citizens without charge or trial, Montanans have announced the launch of recall campaigns against Senators Max Baucus and Jonathan Tester, who voted for the bill.

Montana is one of nine states with provisions that say that the right of recall extends to recalling members of its federal congressional delegation, pursuant to Montana Code 2-16-603, on the grounds of physical or mental lack of fitness, incompetence, violation of oath of office, official misconduct, or conviction of certain felony offenses.

Section 2 of Montana Code 2-16-603 reads:

“(2) A public officer holding an elective office may be recalled by the qualified electors entitled to vote for the elective officer’s successor.”

The website Ballotpedia.org cites eight other states which allow for the recall of elected federal officials: Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, Michigan, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, and Wisconsin. New Jersey’s federal recall law was struck down when a NJ state judge ruled that “the federal Constitution does not allow states the power to recall U.S. senators,” despite the fact the Constitution explicitly allows, by not disallowing (“prohibited” in the Tenth Amendment,) the states the power to recall US senators and congressmen:

“The powers not…prohibited…are reserved to the States…or to the people.” – Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

YEAH!!!! I wrote to my representative (more like an IDIOT!) David Schweikert and he had the audacity to tell me that the NDAA bill DID NOT give the US government the power to lock up US citizens; that was an outright LIE. Here’s a little background if you don’t know what the NDAA is…

Congress sent the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to President Obama with provisions making possible the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens suspected of terrorist activities, without due process, in instances authorized by the president. Congress’s creation of this legislation and the president’s decision not to veto it represent severe breaches of their constitutional and moral responsibilities.

The NDAA has given the military the power to detain and imprison US citizens. Those that are put in to the prison work camps will NOT be given a trial nor will they be granted access to a lawyer. They can be held INDEFINITELY and forced in to slave labor for the US government.

So what does this mean for you and I? Well, the US government has a “terrorist watch list” which it adds ordinary citizens to each and every day. Here’s what they look for:

Expressions of libertarian philosophies (statements, bumper stickers)
Second Amendment-oriented views (NRA or gun club membership, holding a CCW permit)
Survivalist literature (fictional books such as “Patriots” and “One Second After” are mentioned by name)
Self-sufficiency (stockpiling food, ammo, hand tools, medical supplies)
Fear of economic collapse (buying gold and barter items)
Religious views concerning the book of Revelation (apocalypse, anti-Christ)
Expressed fears of Big Brother or big government
Homeschooling Declarations of Constitutional rights and civil liberties
Belief in a New World Order conspiracy
People who use cash instead of banks
Ron Paul supporters
People that oppose abortion
People that oppose illegal immigration
Christians
People that have outspoken opinions against the governenment

The government keeps this list secret and pretty much the only way to know if you are on it is to try boarding an airplane. If you are on the “no fly” list then you are almost certainly on the terrorist watch list. They plan on using that list to round up American’s and to ship them off to FEMA camps for slave labor.

 

UK Now At War With Free Speech

Britain’s government-controlled broadcast regulatory body, Ofcom, has decided to ban Press TV’s broadcast in an effort to silence the alternative voice in the UK.

The move comes a year after a leaked US Embassy cable highlighted for the first time London and Washington’s concerted effort to block Press TV in Britain.

Many observers have noted that the British government’s campaign against Press TV has its roots in the channel’s extensive coverage of the multiple crises created by London’s domestic and foreign policies.

Press TV covered the 2011 Royal Wedding from a critical angle, which highlighted its extravagant costs while many Britons were suffering from great economic hardship. The channel also provided in-depth coverage of the widespread protests and the ensuing unrest that gripped Britain following the police killing of a black man in August.

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The “banning” of television simply forces more people and outlets to the internet; idiots! Being out on the internet just gets more publicity anyway.

Louisiana State Officials Call For Troops On Streets

Lawmakers in Louisiana are calling for National Guard troops to patrol the streets of New Orleans after a toddler was killed in a drive-by shooting. The last time troops were involved in domestic law enforcement in the state, they were used to confiscate legally owned firearms in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Citing soaring crime levels, state lawmaker Austin Badon Jr. told CNN he “wants the government to step and help control the violence,” by sending troops to patrol troubled areas, although he admitted that just “a select few people” were responsible for the crimes.

Concern about military involvement in domestic law enforcement, which is a violation of Posse Comitatus, has surged in recent weeks as a result of a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act which allows Americans to be arrested and held in a detention camp without trial.

Presidential frontrunner Ron Paul has also repeatedly warned that martial law and gun confiscations could become widespread in the aftermath of a civil emergency.

Here we go…. The government is trying to get itself in to a position of even more power! They want to take our guns and lock us up in FEMA death camps folks. Hurricane Katrina was a prime example of how FEMA will “help” you. They used the New Orleans Superdome as their “camp” and the living conditions were subhuman. That was FEMA “helping” devastated people. Then they gave us the infamous FEMA trailers that were poisoning the occupants with formaldehyde. Yep, that’s big government “helping” us alright! They are trying to help us all in to an early grave.

Capital One Accused of Illegally Suing Bankrupt Americans

Filing and completing bankruptcy proceedings is supposed to free consumers from paying any outstanding debt to credit card companies. But that hasn’t stopped Capital One, one of the leading credit card lenders, from going after bankrupt Americans.

More than 15,000 times, Capital One has taken individuals who have gone bankrupt to court in an effort to squeeze more money out of them. To do so knowingly is against the law. The company claims it just made a mistake…several thousand times.

Of the 15,500 people subjected to Capital One lawsuits, more than 800 of them have filed counter-suits to stop the company.

One bankruptcy judge, David Houston III in Aberdeen, Mississippi, plans to demand that representatives of Capital One appear before him in his court to explain its debt-collection practices. The judge previously rejected the company’s request to throw out a lawsuit that alleged Capital One sought $43,396.59 that was legally erased in an earlier bankruptcy case filed by the same person.

“I want some proof from the company that this was a legitimate error and not a conscious, malevolent effort to go out and collect a debt that’s been discharged,” Houston told The Wall Street Journal.

According to the Journal, “In 2008, a U.S. bankruptcy trustee in Massachusetts accused Capital One of illegally trying 5,600 times to collect debts already wiped out by a bankruptcy judge.” That same year, Capital One was itself saved from potential bankruptcy when it received a $3.55 billion bailout from U.S. taxpayers as part of the Treasury Department’s Capital Purchase Program.

The founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Capital One is the ironically named Richard Fairbank.

Capital One is a lender that’s notorious for preying on those that are less fortunate. They seemingly offer many American’s the ability to establish or re-build their credit but their practices and policies are far from helpful if you find yourself in a bad spot. My mother had a credit card with them for years and after losing her job recently, she was late making a payment. They didn’t call, they didn’t write, it was immediately sent to collections.I suppose they will be suing her soon.

In this article we see they are out trying to break the law. Typical of the banks in the US…..

TSA Agents Confiscate Professor’s Cupcake

A woman who just flew back home from Las Vegas says an airport security officer confiscated her frosted cupcake because he thought the icing on it could be a security risk.

Rebecca Hains said the Transportation Security Administration agent at McCarran International Airport took her cupcake Wednesday, telling her its frosting was enough like a gel to violate TSA restrictions on allowing liquids and gels onto flights to prevent them from being used as explosives.

“I just thought this was terrible logic,’’ Hains said Friday.

Hains, who lives in Peabody, just north of Boston, said the agent didn’t seem concerned that the cupcake could actually be explosive, just that it fit some bureaucratic definition about what was prohibited. She said he even offered to let her eat it away from the airport security area.

Read full article: http://articles.boston.com/2011-12-24/news/30555105_1_cupcake-tsa-airport-security

 

Seriously? These TSA agents are simply abusing the power they have been given. It’s a FACT that they are simply people with no special training that have been given “badges”. In fact, lawmakers are trying to have their badges and powers stripped! If passed and signed by the president, the bill would prohibit TSA employees from using the title “officer” and wearing uniforms with badges unless they have received federal law enforcement training.

Personally, I haven’t flown since the late 90’s. I haven’t had any need to fly but my kids have wanted to go on an airplane for some time now. I refuse to take them because complete strangers will be groping them not to mention they may be subjected to potentially cancer-causing screening devices. RADIATION = CANCER. When you go to the radiologist and they have you put that lead shield on, it’s for a reason!

Welcome to Stop the US Madness

I am just an average person, unemployed at the moment, that is sick to death of what I see happening around me. The banks are going to crush this country economically and politically if we, the tax payers, don’t stand up and do something.

As Americans we are used to living a life of consumption, excess, everything is disposable and we don’t even know our neighbors. We are so engrossed in our jobs, our families and our own lives that we don’t look up until there is a major disaster kicking in our front door.

The US is a country of consumption. We export next to nothing and we are completely dependent on the resources we TAKE from other countries. As an American I can see why so many other countries hate us. Forget being the world police, we are the world bullies; if we want your oil we’ll take it. We sit on our couches watching television, stuffing our faces full of crap and junk and we think it’s enough to simply have a job.

We’ve been raised this way though so we aren’t entirely to blame. Our educational system see’s to it that we are well trained once we get out in to the working force. We’re programmed to jump at the ring of a bell or whistle. Time is all that matters as we go through our day. We have a time to be up, time to eat, time to shower, time to be at work, time for break, time for lunch, time to go home. It’s all strictly regimented and it governs our lives. I apologize but I am getting ahead of myself so I must stop here.

This blog will consist of facts and details along with my own personal views and insight. If you take just one thing from my blog I would hope it would be that you just open your mind; allow yourself to explore outside of that box we all call our life….