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BREAKING: FCC suspends CIN study that would intrude on freedom of the press

Posted in Fairness Doctrine, FCC, free speech, freedom with tags , , , , , , on February 21, 2014 by saynsumthn

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

From the FCC:

February 21, 2014
Matthew Berry, 202-418-2005
Email: Matthew.Berry@fcc.gov
STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER AJIT PAI

ON THE SUSPENSION OF THE CRITICAL INFORMATION NEEDS STUDY

I welcome today’s announcement that the FCC has suspended its “Multi-Market Study of
Critical Information Needs,” or CIN study. This study would have thrust the federal government
into newsrooms across the country, somewhere it just doesn’t belong. The Commission has now
recognized that no study by the federal government, now or in the future, should involve asking
questions to media owners, news directors, or reporters about their practices. This is an
important victory for the First Amendment. And it would not have been possible without the
American people making their voices heard. I will remain vigilant that any future initiatives not
infringe on our constitutional freedoms.

More power to the Prez: Obama Quietly Extends National Emergency Declaration

Posted in freedom, Obama with tags , , , , on October 10, 2012 by saynsumthn

Eleven years later, President Obama has quietly extended the national emergency declaration first issued by former President George W. Bush after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon.

The declaration, which has to be reissued each year, invokes several war-time powers that give the president greater control of the military. Obama cited the continuing threat of a terrorist attack in justifying his decision to continue the now 11-year national emergency.

“The terrorist threat that led to the declaration on September 14, 2001, of a national emergency continues. For this reason, I have determined that it is necessary to continue in effect after September 14, 2012, the national emergency with respect to the terrorist threat,” Obama said September 11.

Despite the winding-down of the war in Afghanistan – originally launched in 2001 in retaliation for the 9/11 attacks – Obama has again granted himself special war-time powers by declaring that a national emergency still exists because of the attacks of 11 years ago.

Under federal law, a national emergency declaration lasts for only one year, meaning that the 9/11 national emergency has now been re-declared 10 times.

Read rest at CNS news here

A post on the Official White House website states:

Message — Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Persons Who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism

TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES:

Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, within the 90 day period prior to the anniversary date of its declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register and transmits to the Congress a notice stating that the emergency is to continue in effect beyond the anniversary date. In accordance with this provision, I have sent to the Federal Register for publication the enclosed notice, stating that the national emergency with respect to persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism is to continue in effect beyond September 23, 2012.

The crisis constituted by the grave acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism committed by foreign terrorists, including the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, in New York and Pennsylvania and against the Pentagon, and the continuing and immediate threat of further attacks on United States nationals or the United States that led to the declaration of a national emergency on September 23, 2001, has not been resolved. These actions pose a continuing unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States. For these reasons, I have determined that it is necessary to continue the national emergency declared with respect to persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism, and maintain in force the comprehensive sanctions to respond to this threat.

BARACK OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE,
September 11, 2012.

And this one:

Notice — Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Certain Terrorist Attacks

NOTICE

CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO CERTAIN TERRORIST ATTACKS

Consistent with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency previously declared on September 14, 2001, in Proclamation 7463, with respect to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the continuing and immediate threat of further attacks on the United States.

Because the terrorist threat continues, the national emergency declared on September 14, 2001, and the powers and authorities adopted to deal with that emergency must continue in effect beyond September 14, 2012. Therefore, I am continuing in effect for an additional year the national emergency that was declared on September 14, 2001, with respect to the terrorist threat.

This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress.

BARACK OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE,
September 11, 2012.

Also Read: National Defense Authorization Act struck down then appealed by Obama admin

‘Opposition Defiance Disorder’ how the government silences detractors

Posted in free speech, freedom, Homeland Security, New World Order, Opposition Defiance Disorder how to silence free speech, Right Wing Extremist with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 28, 2012 by saynsumthn

During an interview with Alex Jones , Civil Rights Attorney John Whitehead revealed that shortly before his release, psychiatrists had threatened to forcibly medicate Veteran Brandon Raub in order to “brainwash” him.

WTVR is reporting that Brandon Raub was questioned by FBI agents about his Facebok postings and then hauled away from his Chesterfield County home in handcuffs on Thursday, Aug. 16. His posts question the government’s version of the 9/11 and the role of the Federal Reserve.

In a video interview released Tuesday by Rutherford Institute, a Charlottesville-based civil liberties group whose lawyers represented Raub, the former Marine talks about his time in the service, his controversial Facebook posts and what led up to his detention.

Raub said some of the posts were between he and some friends playing a card game where different factions compete to try to take over the world.

Additionally, Raub said one of the posts on his page was simply lyrics from a Swollen Members song. Raub said the lyrics “Sharpen up my axe; I’m here to sever heads” are a metaphor.

“The truth is very powerful and has the ability to cut,” said Raub. “And the truth is not always nice. Sometimes it can be very specific, if that makes any sense.
Raub said he talked with two FBI agents from inside his door for about 10 to 15 minutes. He said the agents mentioned his Facebook posts, but were not very specific and seemed to be prodding for him to elaborate on the messages.

However, the discussion them moved outside and Raub said he started going into specifics about government conspiracy theories. He said one of the FBI agents was scribbling down what he said. He also said that at no point was he read his Miranda rights, but that he was handcuffed.

HT:

Yesterday, Circuit Court Judge Allan Sharrett, dismissed the unlawful detainment and FBI case against US veteran Brandon Raub.

The FBI petitioned the court to have Raub involuntarily detained and forced to have psychiatric evaluations after a previous hearing wherein the Special Justice Walter Douglas Stokes granted the governmental request citing entries on Raub’s private Facebook page was “terrorist in nature”.

Stokes originally sentenced Raub to 30 days commitment to a psychiatric ward at the Veterans Hospital in Salem, North Carolina.

Sharrett dismissed Stokes’ ruling citing that the original petition was “devoid of any factual allegations that it could not be reasonably expected to give rise to a case or controversy.”

John W. Whitehead, president of the Rutherford Institute, said:
“This is a great victory for the First Amendment and the rule of law. Brandon Raub was arrested with no warning, targeted for doing nothing more than speaking out against the government, detained against his will, and isolated from his family, friends and attorneys. These are the kinds of things that take place in totalitarian societies. Today, at least, Judge Allan Sharrett proved that justice can still prevail in America.”

On August 16th, Raub was removed from his Virginia home by the FBI and Secret Service without having been read his rights or presented with an arrest warrant.

According to the psychiatric manual, the DSM-IV-TR, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a mental disease wherein free thinkers, non-conformists, civil disobedience supporters, those who question authority and are perceived as being hostile toward the government are labeled mentally ill. Psychiatrists refer to this mental defect as “Mentality III”.

According to Infowars: Despite controversy at the time, DHS chief Janet Napolitano said she stood by an April 2009 DHS intelligence assessment that listed returning vets as likely domestic terrorists.

Just a month later, the New York Times reported on how Boy Scout Explorers were being trained by the DHS to kill “disgruntled Iraq war veterans” in terrorist drills.
The FBI has also gone out of its way to characterize returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan as a major domestic terrorist threat.

Whitehead pointed to efforts on behalf of health authorities in the United States to characterize distrust of authority as a mental illness under the label “oppositional defiant disorder” or ODD.

As we highlighted earlier today, veterans in particular are being targeted in police raids to confiscate their firearms based on the manufactured pretext that they are “mentally defective.”

Earlier this year, we also reported on a similar case involving David Sarti, one of the participants in the National Geographic Channel’s Doomsday Prepper show. Sarti visited his doctor complaining of chest pains, only to have the doctor later commit him to a psychiatric ward and alert authorities, before Sarti was declared “mentally defective” and put on an FBI list that stripped him of his second amendment rights.

Also READ: Homeland Security Improperly Collected Intelligence on Pro-Lifers and other U.S. Citizens

Collecting/using rainwater is ILLEGAL in some states – seriously?

Posted in freedom, Land Rights with tags , , , , on December 12, 2011 by saynsumthn

(NaturalNews) Many of the freedoms we enjoy here in the U.S. are quickly eroding as the nation transforms from the land of the free into the land of the enslaved, but what I’m about to share with you takes the assault on our freedoms to a whole new level. You may not be aware of this, but many Western states, including Utah, Washington and Colorado, have long outlawed individuals from collecting rainwater on their own properties because, according to officials, that rain belongs to someone else.

As bizarre as it sounds, laws restricting property owners from “diverting” water that falls on their own homes and land have been on the books for quite some time in many Western states. Only recently, as droughts and renewed interest in water conservation methods have become more common, have individuals and business owners started butting heads with law enforcement over the practice of collecting rainwater for personal use.

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