February 29, 2012 Leave a comment
Alex Jones with the good news…giving Obama and Mossad Joe the middle finger
In a related Infowars article, Paul Joseph Watson writes…
A “fact sheet” released by the White House last night contains details of a “Presidential Policy Directive” which explains that the administration will not seek to use the so-called ‘kidnapping provision’ of the National Defense Authorization Act to incarcerate American citizens without trial.
“Section 1022 does not apply to U.S. citizens, and the President has decided to waive its application to lawful permanent residents arrested in the United States,” states the White House fact sheet (PDF).
Obama’s PDD contains a number of other circumstances in which people would be exempt from indefinite detention, but the language concerning American citizens states that to be exempt, a US citizen must be “arrested in this country or arrested by a federal agency on the basis of conduct taking place in this country,” meaning Americans arrested abroad could still be kidnapped and held without trial.
The NDAA bill, which was signed into law by President Obama under the radar on New Years Eve while he was on vacation in Kailua, hands the federal government the power to “allow the military to indefinitely detain terror suspects, including American citizens arrested in the United States, without charge.”
There’s no doubt that this represents a victory for civil libertarians on both sides of the political spectrum, but skeptics will be keen to stress that just because the Obama administration, which could be out of office by this time next year, has indicated it will not indefinitely detain Americans under the NDAA, doesn’t necessarily mean that future administrations will also refrain from doing so.
Indeed, if the administration was so concerned about the indefinite detention provisions, why did it specifically lobby for them to be applied to American citizens in the first place?
Why indeed? And in a related article from TBO (Tampa Bay, FL), it reports…
Is it legal to take photos on the Metro? Of course. But a persistent, troubling lie that’s floated throughout our transit for years is this idea that you can’t. Both riders and WMATA employees have expressed this belief. Look to Flickr, DCist, and countless news publications for evidence of photography’s legality. WMATA explicitly states it doesn’t regulate still photography that “does not require a tripod, special lighting, film crews, models,” assuming it doesn’t hurt WMATA’s operations. In other words, casual photography is — or should be — perfectly legal.
If only reality backed up those laws. Photographer Pablo Benavente ran into trouble at the Archive-Navy Metro station on the morning of Feb. 23. He was setting up certain photographs in front of an oncoming Metro train. The Metro train operator apparently lowered his window and according to Benavente, “started yelling at me, and telling me that I can’t take photos like that, that he didn’t know what I was doing and that taking photos there is against the law.”
Or as Judge Andrew Napolitano of Fox News likes to say “The camera is the new gun.” The government should NOT BE SPYING ON US. WE SHOULD BE SPYING ON THEM.