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The Magician’s Con: Renewing FISA and the NDAA Under Cover of the Fiscal Cliff Debates

The Magician’s Con: Renewing FISA and the NDAA Under Cover of the Fiscal Cliff Debates | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The Magician’s Con: Renewing FISA and the NDAA Under Cover of the Fiscal Cliff Debates, Rights and liberties are little more than exceptions to the rule, open to interpretation by government officials who can throw them out based upon...

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Excerpt:"What characterizes American government today is not so much dysfunctional politics as it is ruthlessly contrived governance carried out behind the entertaining, distracting and disingenuous curtain of political theater. And what political theater it is, diabolically Shakespearean at times, full of sound and fury, yet in the end, signifying nothing." 

 

This article is great! This focuses on the way we seem to be played and distracted from key decisions and deals we need to focus on the most or at least as much by a constant stream of hotspot topics that gets everyone screaming at each other or defending one of the same old hot topics. All of this is too much like the classic old western movie skit where the playwright creates a distraction which is often a fight in the street while that leaves the ones not noticed free to rob the bank or do some other deed unnoticed. The audience always gets to know both actions but in our real cases we are not the audience but the one's distracted. We could look around and notice in these times of modern communication just like those in the movie could have but the guy writing the play stages it so they would not. While we watch the movie we want to say turn around and see what’s going on! Sadly in real life those that are telling us “turn around and look” are quickly branded as people we shouldn’t listen to or should be not trust.

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While the invasive powers bestowed upon the federal government by FISA and the NDAA should be cause for alarm, they have become part of the unchallenged post-9/11 paradigm that disguises itself as representative government today. This matter-of-fact, all-in-a-day’s work erosion of our freedoms is no less appalling than the routine, relatively uncontested renewal of legislation, passed without debate or question year after year, which flies in the face of every fundamental principle of individual liberty on which this nation was founded. Such is the political playbook being used to chart the nation’s course these days.


President Obama’s decision to sign the NDAA, quietly and without much fanfare, while the fiscal cliff debate took front stage is a perfect example of political theater at its finest. The NDAA establishes a colossal $633 billion budget for the military at a time when the nation is drowning in debt, the deficit is skyrocketing, our military empire is overextended, and America is allegedly ratcheting down its presence in the Middle East....


...Indeed, the fact that Americans are utterly dependent on a small group of judges, themselves part of the ruling elite in America, to safeguard their fundamental freedoms shows just how far we’ve fallen as a society and culture. When the rights and liberties which we once took for granted are little more than exceptions to the rule, open to interpretation by government officials who can throw them out based upon expediency, we have entered a new paradigm in America, and it doesn’t bode well for the future of democracy.

Charles Lang's comment, January 15, 2013 12:02 PM
Very nicely put Monica. These important issues in our country today are like junk food. Before you know it, you're out of shape and too fat to move.
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Why Trump’s evangelical supporters welcome move on Jerusalem

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But in Gardner’s case, there is an unusual — and contentious — twist: He runs an engineering firm that produced a report as part of the process of preparing that regulation, and the agency deemed it so shoddy that it cut ties with Gardner’s company. Now he’s the nominee to head that agency, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. (In broad terms, OSMRE — pronounced “oz-muhr” — focuses on mining’s effect on the environment, while the other key regulator, the Mine Safety and Health Administration, focuses on the welfare of miners.)

State and federal officials at the time harshly criticized a draft report produced jointly by Gardner’s firm, ESCI, and other contractors. They blasted it as “nonsensical,” “junk,” “inaccurate and incomplete,” and “a piece of crap.” Some OSMRE staff members went so far as to accuse Gardner of trying to sabotage the regulation his firm was hired to help develop.

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Puerto Rico’s Mass Migration Is Reshaping Florida

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After Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, Luis Cruz got a generator connection from the bakery next door to run lights and fans in his Humacao martial-arts studio. But last month, only about a third of his students were still practicing karate kicks and punches. Many had left for the U.S. mainland.
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5 Key Things To Know About Doug Jones, The Democrat Who Beat Roy Moore

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Jones will be Alabama's first Democratic senator in 25 years.
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Republicans, Closing In on Final Tax Bill, Aim for a Vote Next Week

Republicans, Closing In on Final Tax Bill, Aim for a Vote Next Week | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
In a frenzy of last-minute negotiations, Republicans drew closer to a 21 percent corporate tax rate and a top individual rate of 37 percent.
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I call this bill the GOP Scrooge America Tax Bill. The Christmas the GOP killed Jesus and replaced him with Ayn Rand’s morality of Selfishness. This was achieved hiding behind saving my unborn babies from legal abortions and ensuring women would head to illegal abortion kitchen tables and their bathrooms.
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Glitches reported in deadline week for Obamacare sign-ups

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Consumer advocates reported some glitches Monday in the final days for "Obamacare" sign-ups
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Trump population control is Let them be born than watch them be die or be owned, indebted and controlled by the rich. This little Billionaire kisses up to Koch money. The whinny Koch’s held a grudge on the Republican Party for electing Regan so they covertly went about a coup of Regans party.
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Poll: Percentage of Americans Identifying As Republican Has Dropped Since Trump Won

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The biggest dip is among white women, the Gallup survey found.
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Why stay with a party that undermines Your personal power, wealth, health, voice, choice and the well being of your family? The underlying morality of the GOP and their embracing & adoration of the morality of Ayn Rand always places the GOP firmly into anti-Christian self first morality which means the GOP leaves those that struggle to struggle more. The first to feel that are women often raising families alone, minority groups, the poor, the sick and their families. The GOP wins votes by falsely claiming abortion is stopped by making it illegal. Abortion was ironically made legal to a large degree to save lives.... The lives that don’t matter to the GOP agenda... it was women getting abortions along with their babies. The clinics that perform abortions legally offer extended services including help with safety staying pregnant, avoiding pregnancy and even assisting with adoption if that is what a women chooses. This is what women stand to loose supporting and party that does not represent them or look after their interest. The only real choice the GOP leaves a woman to avoid pregnancy is to abstain and have nothing to do with a man sexually .... ever. I don’t think that plan will work. The GOP broader agenda undermines family interest like minimum wage, family leave, paid sick or pregnancy leave, medical care for all in the family and education al options, The GOP are proving their loyalty to the wealthy they assume might drop some serious crumbs off their wealthy table or some how have some wish to share their wealth with others������������ while there is absolutely no evidence of that plan and tons of evidence our oligarchst push an agenda that is completely Ky opposite.
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Merv Griffin's Tragic Death from Prostate Cancer | Life Extension

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If it were not for Merv's repeated and enthusiastic endorsements in the early 1980s, we might not be here as an organization today.
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Trump ignores backlash, praises MLK at Civil Rights Museum opening

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Rep. John Lewis and others had called on the president not to attend the opening, and some threatened to boycott.
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In his own words: Trump on African Americans - CNN Video

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CNN rounded up some of President Trump's most controversial remarks on race in the US.
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Europe Travel Alert

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Basically if you plan to leave America to see the world no one wants us there.... so just don’t.... stay home! This alert from the state Department is for Europe and don’t even consider the holly land or anywhere in the Mideast.... including Turkey.... Merry Christmas to the world from Trump-land.... Trump thinks we should love only ourselves....I guess now we can all stay home and forget the rest of the world.

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Pence, Kasish, Cruz and Rubio all poster children for the American Legislative Exchange Council corporate bill mill and the Heritage Foundation and still are.... no love loss for anyone going down that is associated with pushing ALEC and libertarian morality over ordinary Americans. Good ridden!

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FACT CHECK: President Trump's Record On Jobs And Stocks

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President Trump bragged this week about job gains and a rising stock market. So what are the facts?
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Donald Trump's Wildest Moments

See President Trump in some of his best, funniest, and wildest moments. Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe! Content being used under the fair use o
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Interesting... You got to admire a role model for the world like this.... Who wouldn’t?” Mexicans and others are no longer coming through our borders but is that because of the Wall threat or is that because Trump in his mind owns Americans like he owns Miss Universe and Miss America? He thinks he is our CEO but declares when he was paid millions as a CEO he wasn’t in charge.... You got to wonder how that works?
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Sessions derides intern in newly released DOJ video

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The attorney general’s comments came in a 25-minute session with Justice Department interns on June 22.
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Trump’s mining regulator nominee was once dropped by the agency for doing “junk” work

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But in Gardner’s case, there is an unusual — and contentious — twist: He runs an engineering firm that produced a report as part of the process of preparing that regulation, and the agency deemed it so shoddy that it cut ties with Gardner’s company. Now he’s the nominee to head that agency, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. (In broad terms, OSMRE — pronounced “oz-muhr” — focuses on mining’s effect on the environment, while the other key regulator, the Mine Safety and Health Administration, focuses on the welfare of miners.)

State and federal officials at the time harshly criticized a draft report produced jointly by Gardner’s firm, ESCI, and other contractors. They blasted it as “nonsensical,” “junk,” “inaccurate and incomplete,” and “a piece of crap.” Some OSMRE staff members went so far as to accuse Gardner of trying to sabotage the regulation his firm was hired to help develop.

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Why GOP faces challenge selling tax cuts to younger voters

When it comes to Republican tax policy, Millennials are the least-supportive age group. Partly, it's proposal details like those on college debt. Partly, it's the values of a generation raised during the Great Recession
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Trump and GOP tax cut is handing corporations like Ford a giant incentive to move offshore

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Why rural voters don’t vote Democratic anymore

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A conversation with U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, one of the last Blue Dog Democrats.
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Saw this on a Quora Answer...this is truly wise and aware of what occured ovwe 30 to 40 years.

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At least 15 U.N. peacekeepers killed in attack in Congo

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The assault was one of the deadliest in years on U.N. peacekeepers.
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Fox News hosts' outrage against Mueller hits the wrong target

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Many of Fox News' on-air personalities seem to be more outraged by the Mueller investigation than by threats to our elections, writes Dean Obeidallah.
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Germany Denounces The United States Under Trump’s Leadership, Releases Historic Statement

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Germany’s top diplomat has just informed the United States that they no longer see the United States as the ally they once were, saying that leadership from President Donald Trump has led Eur…
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Historical! Trump and the GOP makes history around the globe by for the first time making America selfish and less respected now that our self identified “Christian” Right wing has embraced the “self first” morality of Ayn Rand. The Koch and friends twisted version of Ayn’s objectivism/libertarian morality has consumed what was once Republican and now Republican simply does not exist..... them are sort of like the walking dead... luckily the rest of the world is standing up against Ayn’s influences. We need to build our American resistance to this morality as well to gain respect of the world or even self respect. Trump and the GOP have a seriously flawed plan for our society.
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Analysis | Scandal cost three congressmen their jobs this week. The last time something like this happened, it was over slavery.

Analysis | Scandal cost three congressmen their jobs this week. The last time something like this happened, it was over slavery. | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
To find an equivalent comparison of mass congressional resignations, historians say you'd have to go back to the Civil War.
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Sorry Folks! I guess some women get excited easier than others but butt grabbing and sloppy unwanted kissing just doesn’t rise to the level of assault to me. That falls in my categories of inexperienced want to be lovers, clumsy lovers, or just plain clumsy and uncoordinated, yucky, smack bait or coffee spill “opps I didn’t see you there”... sorry.... and you have to do it to the same person more than once or twice to hit those categories. Franken must be some butt grabber to for a gal to remember that was more than a day or two.I personally think an apology and the embarrassment of the public yuk reaction is punishment enough. Now genitalia grabbing and firing or otherwise harming careers a person’s future or advancing that person’s future will due to sexual denies or acceptance and child seduction is another issue all together. They should be fired. RExtramarital affairs out side of the workplaces also fit in the categories of poor character and questionable leadership.character even if they are not illegal any
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Europe Travel Alert

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Pence, Kasish, Cruz and Rubio all poster children for the American Legislative Exchange Council corporate bill mill and the Heritage Foundation and still are.... no love loss for anyone going down that is associated with pushing ALEC and libertarian morality over ordinary Americans. Good ridden!

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Basically if you plan to leave America to see the world no one wants us there.... so just don’t.... stay home! This alert from the state Department is for Europe and don’t even consider the holly land or anywhere in the Mideast.... including Turkey.... Merry Christmas to the world from Trump-land.... Trump thinks we should love only ourselves....I guess now we can all stay home and forget the rest of the world.

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What is Trump's real record at Wharton?

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Donald Trump repeatedly questioned President Barack Obama's academic record, but it's Trump's academic record that has lingering questions.
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Britain and E.U. reach divorce deal to move on to new phase in Brexit talks

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The announcement means Britain and the E.U. will likely start trade talks next year.
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