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Feds Say Man Deserved Arrest Because Jacket Said 'Occupy Everything'-Free Speech Banned In SCOTUS?

Feds Say Man Deserved Arrest Because Jacket Said 'Occupy Everything'-Free Speech Banned In SCOTUS? | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
A Florida man deserved to be arrested inside the Supreme Court building last year for wearing a jacket painted with "Occupy Everything," and is lucky he was only apprehended on unlawful entry charges, the Department of Justice says.

 

 

Fitzgerald was not disturbing anybody, but was repeatedly told by court staff to leave the building or remove the coat. Outside the building, about a dozen “Occupy” protesters were arrested.

 

Inside, Fitzgerald was handcuffed and arrested for unlawful entry as he was viewing an exhibit on slavery.

 

Here is the District of Columbia’s ‘unlawful entry’ statute:

Any person who, without lawful authority, shall enter, or attempt to enter, any public building, or other property, or part of such building, or other property, against the will of the lawful occupant or of the person lawfully in charge thereof or his or her agent, or being therein or thereon, without lawful authority to remain therein or thereon shall refuse to quit the same on the demand of the lawful occupant, or of the person lawfully in charge thereof or his or her agent, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000, imprisonment for not more than 6 months, or both.

Prosecutors eventually dismissed the charges, and he sued. (.pdf) http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/threatlevel/2013/03/scotus-arrest.pdf  ;

To be sure, the courts have upheld convictions of those wearing inappropriate clothing inside the high court’s building — once in 2011 for individuals wearing orange shirts that said “Shut Down Guantanamo” and in 2007 for protesters wearing orange jump suits and black hoods — all in violation of the so-called “Display Clause.” http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/uscode/40/II/C/61/IV/6135

 

The Obama administration said Wednesday that Scott could also have been arrested and charged with violating the Display Clause, which makes it “unlawful to parade, stand, or move in processions or assemblages in the Supreme Court Building or grounds, or to display in the Building and grounds a flag, banner, or device designed or adapted to bring into public notice a party, organization, or movement.”

 

littlebytesnews's insight:

I just heard about this case today...It kind of makes sense to keep protests out of the actual court, but why would it matter if you are wearing these words, which doesn't really represent anything but a thought and just walking through the building, alone and not in a large disruptive group??

 

I disagreed with much of the Occupy Movement, especially for their violent protests which led to several arrests, vandalism and even rape in some of their camps, but this seems a bit ridiculous to hear.

 

Sure the Occupy Movement used the term "Occupy" to protest their fight against the 1% but this is just a statement on a jacket, not really representing a group or organization or even a movement. Not everyone in the Occupy Movement carried signs or wore clothing saying "Occupy Everything".

 

It seems senseless to have 'free speech zones'' in the Supreme Court which is supposed to protect our right to free speech, as long as we are not disrupting anyone or proceedings in or near the building/court.

 

What do you think??

 

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the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia asked a federal judge in Washington to dismiss Scott's case, which claims the authorities had no basis to make an arrest. The complaint also said the jacket's "pure speech" was protected under the First Amendment.

The government's legal team said today that Dolan had ample cause to detain Scott.

"At a bare minimum, the arresting officer’s belief that probable cause existed was certainly reasonable and in good faith," an assistant U.S. attorney, Jane Lyons, said in court papers seeking the dismissal of the suit.

On the day Scott was arrested, a group of Occupy protesters were participating in a demonstration outside the Supreme Court, Lyons noted in the papers. The focus of the protesters' ire: the high court's decision in Citizens United. Eleven people were arrested at the demonstration.

Courts in Washington, Lyons said today, have repeatedly concluded that the Supreme Court, with the exception of the sidewalks around the perimeter, is a nonpublic forum when it comes to the First Amendment. Dolan, according to the government, told Scott he was free to wear his jacket outside.

Dolan said in a declaration, filed today, that "any form of demonstration has the potential to disrupt individuals working at the court or to encroach upon the contemplative experience of visitors to the court." The court, Dolan said, "is careful to avoid any appearance that it might be approving or disapproving of any particular points of view."

http://legaltimes.typepad.com/blt/2013/02/httplegaltimestypepadcomfilesdoj-occupypdf-httplegaltimestypepadcomfilesdolan-declarpd.html

 

 

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Obama at elite Gridiron Club jokes about sequester, religion, the Pope, Biden, Rubio

Obama at elite Gridiron Club jokes about sequester, religion, the Pope, Biden, Rubio | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
President Obama, who dismayed the Beltway elite during his first term by famously shunning most of this town’s stuffed-shirt banquets, put in a game appearance at the annual Gridiron Club dinner Saturday night.

 

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It’s unclear what prompted Obama to accept his second invitation from the elite journalism fraternity since taking office. Last week saw him embark on a fence-mending charm offensive that included an intimate dinner with top GOP senators. He may also have wanted to make nice with journalists after the recent unpleasantness when he told the press corps he wasn’t doing anything interesting while he was actually golfing with Tiger Freakin’ Woods.

 

“Some of you have said that I’m ignoring the Washington press corps, that we’re too controlling,” he acknowledged at the dinner. “You know what, you’re right. I was wrong. I want to apologize – in a video you can watch exclusively atWhitehouse.gov.” Ba-dum-bump.

 

But then, even the journalists of the Gridiron have had a weirdly distant relationship with the rest of the press, keeping their dinner off-limits to reporters covering it. This year, the organization finally agreed to let a single pool reporter from the White House press corps sit in for the president’s remarks. The rest of the evening we non-members piece together from official transcripts, a glimpse of dress rehearsal and the dispatches from our leak-prone colleagues inside.

 

The dinner is best known for the hokey song skits put on by a cast of political journalists (plus a few golden-throated ringers), twisting popular tunes with current-event lyrics. Sort of like Senior Spirit Day at your old high school, but with better costumes.

 

For example: Clarence Page, the Pulitzer-winning columnist and surprisingly competent tune-carrier, portraying NRA President Wayne LaPierre, and singing, to the tune of  “My Girl”. . .

Nothing you could say could tear me away from my gun (my gun)

Amendment number two says there’s nothing you can do to my gun (my gun)

I’m clinging to my gun like a girl to a feller

Nothing could be sweller than D.C. versus Heller.


Get it? The landmark Supreme Court ruling that overturned D.C.’s handgun ban? No? Well, this probably wasn’t your kind of scene anyway. Perhaps you would have preferred the fairly obvious gag about the pope’s Twitter account (“Give me that online religion / It’s good enough for me”).

 

The Gridiron tradition is to invite a key Republican and Democrat to deliver their comic stylings — this year, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn).

 

Jindal joked about his “disastrous” stint giving the Republican response to Obama’s 2009 State of the Union (“My dad called and said – ‘I told you to go to medical school’”) and about his own 2016 prospects:

 

“I mean, come on. What chance does a skinny guy with a dark complexion and a funny name have to get elected president of the United States?” Plenty more ethnic humor where that came from: “The president and I had the exact same campaign slogan years ago. But unfortunately UPS sued both of us and made us stop using it:  ‘What can brown do for you?’. . . When I first went to Congress, I would always get asked by friends, ‘Hey, have you met my friend Congressman So and So.’. . .  I don’t know, all white people look alike to me!”

 

Jindal kept up the shtick, shouting out to John Boehner (“we go to the same tanning salon”) and Elizabeth Warren (“from one Indian politician to another, I want to wish you all the best in your new job”) and Joe Biden (“I don’t think he recognized me. . . He asked me to go get him a Slurpee.”)

 

(Plus, a timely riff on Mark Sanford trying to hire his ex-wife as his campaign manager: “In Louisiana, if you try to get a woman back in your life by telling her you will pay her…that’s called solicitation.”)

 

Klobuchar picked up Jindal’s theme: “I know the governor and the president and I agree on one thing: One day soon, maybe not next year, maybe not in our children’s lifetime, but one day you will once again have a white male politician speak at the Gridiron.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/reliable-source/wp/2013/03/09/president-obama-at-elite-gridiron-club-jokes-about-sequester-biden-rubio

littlebytesnews's insight:

Some of the lame jokes Obama told include:

On “maintaining credibility” amid cynicism: “My administration recently put out a photo of me skeet shooting and even that wasn’t enough for some people.  Next week, we’re releasing a photo of me clinging to religion.”

 

Later he went on to joke about Biden being too young to be the next Pope:

Regarding Joe Biden’s future: “It’s no secret that my vice president is still ambitious. But let’s face it, his age is an issue. Just the other day, I had to take Joe aside and say, ‘Joe, you are way too young to be the pope.’ ”


There's nothing funny about Obama joking about religion and those who he undermines by saying Christians "cling to their religion and guns" during his past campaigns. He's made a mockery of the Presidency and Christianity...God will not be mocked! He's the biggest joke we've ever had for a President and with nearly 30% of the country out of work, less are laughing.

 

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President Barack Obama pokedfun at himself, Bob Woodward and Washington reporters onSaturday at a dinner that brought together the country's pressand political elites.Attending (Obama pokes fun at self, reporters at...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/10/obama-gridiron-idUSL1N0C207020130310?feedType=RSS&feedName=vcMedia&virtualBrandChannel=10109

 

 

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Report: Obama may appoint Susan Rice elsewhere which doesn't require Senate confirmation

Report: Obama may appoint Susan Rice elsewhere which doesn't require Senate confirmation | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
U.N. ambassador Susan Rice, who abruptly withdrew her name from consideration to be secretary of state, has emerged as a frontrunner for a different job in the Obama administration — one that doesn’t require Senate confirmation.
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Great...another czar position?? #sequester 

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Why we should fear this tyrant with his sights set on World War III: An expert opinion on North Korea's 'baby-faced, basketball-mad' leader Kim Jong Un

Why we should fear this tyrant with his sights set on World War III: An expert opinion on North Korea's 'baby-faced, basketball-mad' leader Kim Jong Un | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
‘The great successor to the revolutionary cause’ has a finger on the button that could start a new war with South Korea and the US, writes Aidan Foster-Carter, Honorary Research Fellow on Modern Korea.
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He's right, as Kim Jun tries to make a name for himself and establish himself as the new leader...he may not want to be all talk and no action like his father was for so many years.

 

I also wonder if China could be provoking NK behind the scenes because they are getting more bold and strengthening their military while ours is weakening under Obama along with our economy. China may see this as a good time to attack us by using NK as the guinea pig??

 

Will 'Year of the Snake' bring China-U.S. into war? Read 'A Time for War'

http://www.france24.com/en/20130207-asian-astrologers-warn-stormy-year-snake

 

Savage envisions China threat in 'A Time for War'

Savage sees a tie to today’s news of North Korea’s defiant nuclear test.

“Make no mistake about the North Korean nuclear blast. China is behind them,” he said. “They are China’s ‘junkyard dog.’ They do nothing without approval of Beijing.”

Savage believes China has a message for Obama: “Do as we say or we can’t predict what our Korean friend might do.”

“And what does China want from Obama?” he asked. “Unilateral disarmament of U.S. nukes, disarming the population.”


Read more at 

http://www.wnd.com/2013/02/savage-envisions-china-threat-in-a-time-for-war/

 

 

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Fascist tactics: President Obama Relies On Cult of Personality

Fascist tactics: President Obama Relies On Cult of Personality | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
United States of O-merica: President Relies On Cult of Personality in Tight Election It’s difficult to understand how a president with the most failure-ridden foreign and domestic policy in modern ...
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11 Steps To Fascism...How Far Along Are We??  http://sco.lt/5x8NMH

 

Video Alert: COLLECTIVISM – Obama’s Words, How he is Openly Destroying the USA http://sco.lt/5ICBcH

 

 

Obama’s Vision: A Totalitarian State http://sco.lt/7VNotV

 

Sounds like Obama- "He wants to be like Fidel Castro - end up with everything, take control of the country."  http://sco.lt/7q8d7Z

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tanner Mathews's curator insight, March 13, 2013 10:02 PM

This artical talks about how obama is talking over the country. In result he has pissed some people off. 

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More: China unveils big reforms to cut red tape, boost economy&may rethink family planning policy

More: China unveils big reforms to cut red tape, boost economy&may rethink family planning policy | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
China today revamped its bloated government structure by reducing the cabinet-level entities, including the corruption-ridden Railways Ministry, to cut down red tape and boost economy as a new government headed by Xi Jinping is set to take over.
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Sounds like China is coming to it's senses in reducing any government waste, let's hope they change their one child policies and forced abortion policies under their Health Ministry merger. I think they might be realizing they have an aging population and a shrinking labor force...by limiting families to one child they have hurt their future for economic growth and survival.

 

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Underscoring the government's determination is the abolishing of the Railways Ministry. With deep ties to the military, the ministry has resisted previous rounds of reform and has continued to serve as both regulator and operator. Under the new plan, operations will be spun off into a newly created China Railway Corp., responsible for building railways and managing freight and passenger services. Safety, quality and other regulatory standards will be the purview of a state railway administration under the Ministry of Transport.

Another influential bureaucracy, the family planning commission, which oversees enforcement of the much disliked policies that limit most families to one child, will be merged with the Health Ministry in a sign the government may be rethinking its approach to family planning. The proposal called for "maintaining and perfecting family planning policies" and said the party would continue to set policy. Meanwhile, population research is being transferred to the economic planning agency, highlighting government concern about the effect an aging population and shrinking labor force may have on the economy.

In another bureaucratic boost, the government will pull together separate agencies involved in fisheries and other maritime law enforcement into one administration. The move appears aimed at better asserting China's claims in disputed stretches of the East and South China seas and, if energetically pressed, could aggravate already high tensions with Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines.

The National Energy Administration, created five years ago to help oversee a pressing need for the fast-growing but resource-strapped economy, would be expanded to absorb a regulatory body that sets electric rates.

The food and drug administration is being elevated in status to ministry level to give it added powers in hopes of improving enforcement and ending the lax enforcement that has led to repeated scandals over toxic medicines and tainted foods from milk to meat.

In a separate report to the legislature, the head of the supreme court, Wang Shengjun, said Chinese courts had sentenced more than 20,000 people for making and selling adulterated milk powder, recycled cooking oil known as "gutter oil" and the steroid clenbuterol, which makes pigs produce leaner meat.

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JIM ROGERS: The World's Savers Are Being Wiped Out, And History Says That Leads To Very Bad Things

JIM ROGERS: The World's Savers Are Being Wiped Out, And History Says That Leads To Very Bad Things | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
Jim Rogers decries the growing uncertainty and recklessness of global central planners as the world enters uncharted financial markets: For the first time in recorded history, we have nearly every central bank printing money and trying to debase...
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They will find as soon as you run out of other people's money the system collapses. You can't keep printing, taxing, spending and borrowing because eventually you run out of other people's money and everyone becomes poor and the money becomes devalued and inflation takes over, eventually leading to economic collapse.

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New York City's homeless population has reached a record 50,000 reported individuals

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How will "Nanny Bloomberg" fix this??? Will he give them all homes or rooms in everyone else's homes??

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Gabby Giffords' Husband Buys AR-15

Gabby Giffords' Husband Buys AR-15 | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
Mark E. Kelly, gun-control proponent and husband to former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, recently purchased an AR-15 (an "assault weapon," he called it)—which he now says he intended as an illustration of the need for more stringent gun laws.
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Yeah sure and why would buying one be difficult for him...it's not like he has a criminal record, isn't a high profile liberal and has been diagnosed with a mental illness lately...though liberalism should be defined as a mental illness in the DSM.

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Gore’s Al Jazeera Deal Now a Major Scandal

Gore’s Al Jazeera Deal Now a Major Scandal | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
By: Cliff Kincaid Accuracy in Media While the lawsuit over the sale of Al Gore’s Current TV to Al Jazeera is making headlines, a close reading of the legal complaint provides additional evidence that a congressional investigation into the curious...
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Almost everything liberals do are scandals....this whole administration is a scandal. Gore has been a scandal since he started pimping global warming and getting rich off his hoax.

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North Korea Claims Nuclear Missiles on Standby

North Korea Claims Nuclear Missiles on Standby | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
Provocative rhetoric by North Korea continued with its three-star general claiming the country has a long-range missile armed with nuclear warheads on standby.

 

A leading general in North Korea claims the country has a long-range missile armed with nuclear warheads on standby. Pyongyang repeated its Thursday vow to ditch all nonaggression pacts with South Korea and again threatened a "preemptive nuclear attack" on the United States as well.

The regime also announced early Friday that it plans to cut off phone hotlines between North and South Korea. It was part of a defiant response to tough new sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council.

Colonel General Kang Pyo-yong was quoted in North Korea's party newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, as saying his soldiers are already positioned to launch a war of reunification -- taking over South Korea -- whenever the order is given by its leaders. "Our intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and other missiles are on standby position mounted with various nuclear warheads that have been developed lighter and smaller," he announced to tens of thousands gathered Thursday at a mass rally in Pyongyang.

 

In recent days, North Korea has vowed to turn Seoul and Washington into a "sea of fire," has imposed no-sail/no-fly zones along its coasts, and warned that it might end the armistice that halted the Korean War in 1953 without a peace treaty.

The targets of the latest round of sanctions included in the latest round of sanctions include top officials at a company that is the country's primary arms dealer and main exporter of ballistic missile-related equipment, and a national organization responsible for research and development of missiles and probably nuclear weapons.

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http://www.scoop.it/t/littlebytesnews-election-2012?q=North+Korea

 

Could the US stop an EMP threat??

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-VU-00sc0qI

NORTH KOREA PROMISES TO NUKE US!But can he succeed? Does he have the ability to reach US? Recently he detonated a nuke underground that was so powerful it caused an earthquake powerful enou...

 

 

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Venezuela's Opposition Leader Calls Maduro a Liar And A "Boy"

Venezuela's Opposition Leader Calls Maduro a Liar And A "Boy" | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
Venezuela's opposition leader said Friday that Vice President Nicolas Maduro had "shamelessly" lied to the country and accused him of using Hugo Chavez's funeral to campaign for the presidency.

 

Henrique Capriles also said in a speech that the opposition had asked to attend Chavez's funeral but was told "better that you don't come."

Capriles spoke condescendingly of Maduro, calling him "boy."

APOpposition leader Henrique Capriles holds up... View Full Caption

Capriles lost the Oct. 7 presidential election to Chavez. He said he decided to speak Friday to object to the ruling earlier in the day by the country's highest court that Maduro had become acting president the moment Chavez died.

The government announced Thursday night that Maduro would be sworn in Friday night. He will be the governing socialists' presidential candidate in the vote to replace Chavez.

Capriles said he had withheld criticism since Chavez's death out of respect, but could no longer hold his tongue at what he saw as a power grab.

"I tell you clearly, Nicolas, I am not going to speak of the times you lied to the country, shamelessly," Capriles said. "The people have not voted for you, boy."

littlebytesnews's insight:

Under the constitution, the head of Congress, Diosdado Cabello, would assume the interim presidency.

However, Mr Maduro is Chavez's self-annointed successor and has been holding the reigns since the president's health took a turn for the worse.

The man Chavez defeated in October's presidential elections, Miranda state Governor Henrique Capriles, is expected to represent the opposition in any new national polls.

 

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More: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Dies--Successor is VP who claims US gave Chavez cancer! http://sco.lt/4tz7tR

 

Gross: Rep. Gregory Meeks 'honored' to represent US at Chavez funeral http://sco.lt/5Ubtdh

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/littlebytesnews-election-2012?q=Venezuela

 

 

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Charlotte's current and former mayor share an awkward hug

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory used to be mayor of Charlotte. He hasn't always gotten along with Charlotte's current mayor, Anthony Foxx. (love is in the air....
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Have they been drinking??

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In Israel, Obama's Blunders Precede Him

In Israel, Obama's Blunders Precede Him | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
In Israel, Obama's Blunders Precede Him: Barack Obama has the opportunity to set the record straight for the J... http://t.co/7oEkFG8t36
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Obama's a blunder...

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More: Susan Rice as national security adviser? U.N. ambassador said to be front-runner.

More: Susan Rice as national security adviser? U.N. ambassador said to be front-runner. | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
White House post does not require Senate confirmation, avoiding another battle over Benghazi.
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Not good, but not surprising...Obama would have the ultimate worst cabinet ever on national security, foreign policy and defense with her added to the mix. 

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Man Kills Home Invader in Self Defense, Perp’s Family Outraged

Man Kills Home Invader in Self Defense, Perp’s Family Outraged | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
Man Kills Home Invader in Self Defense, Perp’s Family Outraged
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The family should be outraged their family member was breaking into a house!

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'You helped make your country the kidnapping capital of the world': Justin Timberlake performs 'memorial' for Hugo Chavez as Elton John during hilarious SNL skit

'You helped make your country the kidnapping capital of the world': Justin Timberlake performs 'memorial' for Hugo Chavez as Elton John during hilarious SNL skit | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
Justin Timberlake, the show's host and musical act, performed as Elton John during a skit that purported to be a memorial for the Venezuelan leader who died earlier this week.
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I don't think all the liberal socialists are going to be too happy with him mocking their idol...

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Privacy-Killing Executive Order Expected Soon From Obama Jarkesy Political

Privacy-Killing Executive Order Expected Soon From Obama Jarkesy Political | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
RT @jarkesy: Privacy-Killing Executive Order Expected Soon From Obama http://t.co/SvDfyf8o8M
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Not like they don't invade our privacy enough already with google and sites like Facebook giving them whatever they ask for without a warrant. What more do they want???

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Romney for Treasury Secretary?--He'd be far better than who we have now....

Romney for Treasury Secretary?--He'd be far better than who we have now.... | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
Ben White, Politico, says some are suggesting that Mitt Romney be the new Treasury secretary. (Romney for Treasury Secretary? -Yahoo!
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Who would you choose if you could pick the next Treasury Secretary?

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China issues plan to streamline government and reduce inefficiency--something Obama should learn to do

China issues plan to streamline government and reduce inefficiency--something Obama should learn to do | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it

BEIJING (AP) — China announced plans Sunday to streamline government ministries, doing away with the powerful Railways Ministry and creating a super-agency to regulate the media and realigning other bureaucracies in a bid to boost efficiency.

China announced plans Sunday to streamline government ministries, doing away with the powerful Railways Ministry and creating a super-agency to regulate the media and realigning other bureaucracies in a bid to boost efficiency.

The plan introduced to the rubber-stamp national legislature is being pushed by the newly installed Communist Party leadership and reflects its priorities to reduce waste and address quality of life issues for a more prosperous, demanding society.

Among the changes, the corruption-plagued Railways Ministry will be split, its regulatory responsibilities going to the Transport Ministry and its operations to a commercial entity. The food and drug agency will see a boost in authority to try to end the safety scandals that have been a source of public anger, and two censorship arms, one for broadcasters and one for print media, will be merged.

The restructuring, the seventh since China began market reforms 30 years ago, marks the latest periodic attempt to reduce government meddling in the economy and society. Despite the effort, the government's role in the economy and the power of state companies have grown over the past decade, often to the detriment of private and foreign companies, which face a welter of industrial and other policies that have raised barriers to success.

This time, the streamlining plan includes guidelines to restrict and better define the central government's responsibilities, limiting its issuing of permits for projects, the setting of standards and other policies that have slowed decision-making.

"Departments of the State Council are now focusing too much on micro issues. We should attend to our duties and must not meddle in what is not in our business," Ma Kai, secretary-general of the State Council, or Cabinet, told the legislators. He said that overlapping government functions has often led to buck-passing.

Overall the realignment would do away with four agencies and reduce the number of ministry-level bodies by two to 25.

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Wow, even China is reducing the size of some of it's government programs to become more efficient and less wasteful??  Maybe Obama should take a lesson from them on this idea....

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Sports Illustrated Names Obama One of the Most Powerful People in Sports |LOL -Cult of Personality

Sports Illustrated Names Obama One of the Most Powerful People in Sports |LOL -Cult of Personality | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it

Click headline for story....

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Spare us...he's not a sports star and not a celebrity, he's supposed to be the President of the US and the Commander in Chief of the greatest military in the world...but he has turned our country into a joke and has weakened our military. He's not worthy of any recognition not even as a basketball player.

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UPDATE: Number Of U.S. Gun Makers Refusing Sales To Gov't In 'Firearms Equality Movement' Triples In Two Weeks

UPDATE: Number Of U.S. Gun Makers Refusing Sales To Gov't In 'Firearms Equality Movement' Triples In Two Weeks | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
CNSNews.com was launched on June 16, 1998 as a news source for individuals, news organizations and broadcasters who put a higher premium on balance than spin and seek news that’s ignored or under-reported as a result of media bias by omission.
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Good, think they'll get the hint that we the people will not be stopped from the right to bear arms???

 

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Disturbing--Leaked DOD Document: Military Internment Camps in U.S to be Used for Political Dissidents??

Published on Mar 4, 2013

Internment camps for political dissidents in the U.S. aren't a conspiracy theory. The Department of Defense document entitled "INTERNMENT AND RESETTLEMENT OPERATIONS" or FM 3-39.40 proves this beyond a shadow of a doubt.

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Download link for FM 3-39.40: http://info.publicintelligence.net/USArmy-InternmentResettlement.pdf  ;

Army hiring for these internment camps:
http://www.goarmy.com/careers-and-jobs/browse-career-and-job-categories/legal-and-law-enforcement/internment-resettlement-specialist.html

 

littlebytesnews's insight:

I am not a conspiracy theorist, but am sharing this to inform others and let you be the judge based on the following references and incidents.

 

However, I will say this...I do not trust this administration especially after all the coverups from Fast and Furious [Family of slain Border Patrol agent Brian Terry sues officials #fastandfurious http://sco.lt/7XBrKD ]to Benghazi [Video:Obama Admin. Was Likely Running Arms To Islamic Jihadists Through Benghazi. http://sco.lt/8cUNyz ]

and most recently the drone debate.[Sen. Paul declares 'victory' after Holder offers assurance on drones--fails to define "enagaged in 'combat'"  http://sco.lt/91Ng2r ]

 

Not to mention the hundreds of other things they have done to ignore the rule of law and bypass Congress when it comes to illegal immigration,[Court to DHS: Hand over ‘stealth amnesty’ docs after DHS violates FOIA request   http://sco.lt/7D3UTx ]enforcing DOMA, [http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/catholic-leaders-defend-doma-and-oppose-immoral-health-coverage ] and other laws they disagree with, while ILLEGALLY releasing illegal alien criminals into US streets, and endangering Americans.[House GOP: We’re going to need to investigate ICE for releasing illegal immigrants...Investigate...they need to arrrest and impeach Incompetano and Obama http://sco.lt/4vTnNJ ]

 

Also see: Obama Policies Are Killing America...Here's a Short List of His Accomplishments So Far http://sco.lt/8AgBGr ;

 

Related:

*Flashback* Napolitano stands by controversial report:
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday that she was briefed before the release of a controversial intelligence assessment and that she stands by the report, which lists returning veterans among terrorist risks to the U.S.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/16/napolitano-stands-rightwing-extremism/?page=all

 

Obama's 50 Impeachable Crimes and Counting |  http://t.co/YKHEGp7I4v

 

Video:Obama Lies Compilation - WAKE UP YOU SHEEPLE! And The DEMs Called Romney A Flip Flopper?? http://t.co/pJJZscrv0P ;

 

The Lethal Presidency of Barack Obama--And An American Story http://sco.lt/995JjN; Obama's drones and kill list

 

Also, what was this all about??

Army Special Forces soldiers will not "infiltrate" Utah communities this summer — a plan that had riled residents suspicious of the government’s motives.

Green Berets had planned to parachute into several central Utah counties, cross mountains and work with Utahns who would be playing roles as resisters to an enemy regime.

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/55930568-90/utah-exercise-special-forces.html.csp

thankfully residents got word of it and due to the distrust of this admin and the military under the command of Obama the military has cancelled this training exercise on civilian land.

 

Then there is the fact they have been purchasing enough ammo to kill each American at least five times and combat vehicles for the DHS and other agencies like the IRS, EPA and other non-military,and non-home land security agencies:

http://kleinonline.wnd.com/2013/01/21/homeland-security-hoarding-ammo-depriving-police-cops-scramble-for-bullets-while-dhs-stockpiles-1-2-billion-rounds/

More:

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/03/obama-dhs-purchases-2700-light-armored-tanks-to-go-with-their-1-6-billion-bullet-stockpile/

 

Then there is the fact that Obama has been purging our military with top Generals and Admirals being replaced by Islam sympathizers, homosexuals and other anti-Christians who can't be trusted to defend and protect our Constitution:

Who knows how many current military are working under the Obama admin that he has replaced with Muslim Brotherhood supporters and frauds like himself:

Navy replaces admiral leading Mideast strike group  http://sco.lt/5E7kif

 

Obama Continues Sacking Generals--To Replace With Islam Appeasers&LGBT?? http://sco.lt/8rWQK1

 

Obama Poised to Carry Out Hostile Military Takeover of US

http://godfatherpolitics.com/9782/obama-poised-for-hostile-military-takeover-of-us ;

 

In addition, Obama is willing to appease Islamists and bow to their demands when it comes to free speech and identifying Islamic terrorism:

57 Top U.S. Muslim Groups Demanded Government-Wide ‘Islamophobia purge’ in Letter to White House http://sco.lt/7DbGIj

 

 Muslim Influence in Pentagon Prevails;Decorated Officer Disciplined  http://sco.lt/7Wtz97 

 

Video: Is Obama Admin Preparing to Disarm America And Declare A Dictatorship? http://sco.lt/6fMYG9

 

Obama in Burma: 'I Wish I Could... Impose My Will on Congress'  http://sco.lt/5dWqrR

 

’100 radicalized Muslims in U.S. military’

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/hZkg82RkZvF

 

AMERICA IN CRISIS SECURITY BRIEF: Muslim Brotherhood In The Government by John Guandolo (1of13)

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/SFBxRKCb3M2

 

Want to Know Just How Close the Muslim Brotherhood Is to the Obama Admin?

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/eyo57FcaK7q

 

Pentagon Islamic Adviser Reappears as Political Leader for Syrian Muslim Brotherhood-Dominated Group

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/2X3bdp2PgvP

 

Administration admits to ‘hundreds’ of meetings with jihad-linked group

http://dailycaller.com/2012/06/08/administration-admits-to-hundreds-of-meetings-with-jihad-linked-group/

 

Muslim Brotherhood Wants to Re-Elect Barack Hussein Obama

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/05/muslim_brotherhood_wants_to_re-elect_barack_hussein_obama.html#.T6d86KuonEo.google_plusone_share

 

This is the problem with Obama's Foreign Policy

Muslim Brotherhood Takes Charge of FBI Counterterrorism Training

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/8DFhJeXV9Nr

 

I've shared posts on the Enemy Within several times before, from Congressman getting contributions from CAIR, a front of the Muslim Brotherhood, to our military being infiltrated with Muslim Brotherhood members and Obama meeting with them in the White House.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/Qv31YCEUkLc

 

Muslim Brotherhood spokesman: "America will be brought to its knees"

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/QLVJVcz1DAd

 

Congress Members Funded By CAIR&Influenced By The Muslim Brotherhood

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/CaEGRTxAZB5

 

Feeling Safe Yet?A Summary of Dangers to Our Military&Country

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/NR1M8dU8Aa5

 

It sure makes you wonder when our President is said to be a Christian, but his policies and actions have favored our enemies and he has aided&abetted Islamic radicals and said he is a Muslim by birth and through adoption by his step father:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/7C5cmS4HYZW

 

And then there is the NDAA [National Defense Authorization Act] which was revised recently and Makes It Easier To Detain Citizens Indefinitely?? http://sco.lt/7KGprF

 

Finally, if you are serious about taking our country back we must start here and win the Senate back in 2014 to begin impeachment proceedings:

A Call To Action to Restore America & What's Really Destroying America  http://sco.lt/78C6c5 ;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#sequesterthis Congressman Gregory W. Meeks "Honored" to attend Funeral of Venezuelan Dictator President Hugo Chavez

#sequesterthis Congressman Gregory W. Meeks "Honored" to attend Funeral of Venezuelan Dictator President Hugo Chavez | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it

March 7, 2013

Congressman Gregory W. Meeks Statement on his Upcoming Trip Representing the United States at the Funeral of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez

WASHINGTON, D.C.--Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY), senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee released the following statement on his upcoming trip representing the United States at the Funeral of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez:  

 “I am honored to be a part of a delegation that will represent the United States at the Funeral of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Friday, March 8.  I will be joined on this delegation by former U.S. Representative William Delahunt, and U.S. Embassy Caracas Chargé d'Affaires James Derham.   

“My deepest sympathies go out to the family of President Chavez and the people of Venezuela.  Venezuela is an important nation to the Western Hemisphere.  I remain committed to building the relationship between our nations.  As always, I stand in continued support of the Venezuelan people especially at this time of mourning."(End)

littlebytesnews's insight:

What a waste of money that was...how much did that trip cost us?? Did we send someone to Kim Jung's funeral when he died too?

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White House statement on sequester's impact on first lady budget

White House statement on sequester's impact on first lady budget | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
The following statement was issued by a White House official, when asked whether the sequester would affect the first lady's office budget. 

 

"The First Lady's office is part of the Executive Office of the President. To comply with the sequester, White House components will cut back on all but the most urgent supply and equipment purchases.  Personnel costs will be reduced by implementing a hiring slow-down or freeze, furloughing employees or reducing salaries.  The reduced staffing levels will necessarily affect the critical, day-to-day official functions of the White House - but they also have an impact on routine public functions like responding to public correspondence, updating the White House website and facilitating White House tours of both the residence and the West Wing."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/03/08/white-house-statement-on-sequester-impact-on-first-lady-budget/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foxnews%2Fpolitics+%28Internal+-+Politics+-+Text%29#ixzz2N18wA7Dx

littlebytesnews's insight:

But...Queen MaoBama always gets her way....

 

Wait a minute...it mentions facilitating White House tours...but I thought they were cancelled??

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