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President Obama has usurped all available forms of communication for use and discretion of the US government. Under an Executive Order (June 6, 2012) entitled Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions, Obama has enabled the executive branch to control communications  “under all circumstances to ensure national security, effectively manage emergencies, and improve national resilience.”


The California legislature is currently considering a bill that would require parents to obtain their doctor’s signature on a government form prior to enrollment in public school if they wish to skip one or more vaccines for their child. Current law allows parents to decline vaccines by signing an exemption form at the school — no doctor’s signature needed. The new law would require “a written statement signed by a health care practitioner that indicates that the practitioner provided the parent with information regarding the benefits and risks of the immunization and the health risks of specified communicable diseases.”

Horrified with the way the US government uses the Patriot Act against its own people, two senators have been trying to make these practices public for years. Tired of being ignored, they’re now taking their fight against secret programs to public.

Two US senators wrote the attorney general of the United States this week, urging the federal government to give the American public evidence explaining how the Patriot Act has been interpreted since signed into law in 2001.

In a joint letter to Attorney General Eric Holder sent Thursday, Senators Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and Mark Udall (D-Colorado) plead with the government to provide the American people with the facts behind what the Patriot Act can let America’s top investigators do. The lawmakers, who have rallied for disclosure of these details for more than two years, say citizens would be “stunned” to learn what the government believes it can get away with under the law.


Edward Bernays believed that society could not be trusted to make rational and informed decisions on their own, and that guiding public opinion was essential within a democratic society. Bernays founded the Council on Public Relations and his 1928 book, Propaganda cites the methodology used in the application of effective emotional communication. He discovered that such communication is capable of manipulating the unconscious in an effort to produce a desired effect – namely, a capacity to manufacture mass social adherence in support of products, political candidates and social movements. Nearly a century after his heyday, Bernays’ methodology is apparent in almost every form of civic and consumer persuasion. The platform of social media is being used in unprecedented new ways, one such example is a new online documentary about the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), an extremist rebel group operating in Central Africa.
The documentary is unprecedented, not for its educational attributes but for its capacity to use visual branding, merchandising and highly potent emotional communication to influence the viewer to support US military operations in resource rich Central Africa under the pretext of capturing the LRA’s commander, Joseph Kony.
As jaded as it sounds, the people who think military action against Kony is a good idea are being naive, and do not realize this is a way to sell AFRICOM and the inevitable colonization that will follow it to the American people.
Remember how the government tried to sell the war in Libya as “humanitarian aid” ?  Keep that in mind the next time you hear someone say sending military force into Africa would be a good thing.

International law is dominated by two competing theories of state recognition, with the “declaratory” view currently in prominence but possibly just beginning its decline in favor of the “constitutive” view. However, if indeed the constitutive view is gaining ground, then its slow and partial re-emergence is forcing us to rethink the nature of the state in international law.

Over the past 33 years, the Islamic system has successfully held 29 elections, namely, 10 presidential elections, eight parliamentary elections, four ‎elections to select members of the Assembly of Experts, three ‎elections to select the members of Islamic Councils in the cities and ‎villages, two referendums on the Constitution, one election to designate ‎constitutional experts, and one referendum to determine the political system of ‎the country. Thus, the parliamentary election on March 2 will be the ‎‎30th democratic election held since the victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran in ‎‎1979.


The Art of Complaining

Posted: February 24, 2012 in law
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This page is dedicated to traffic enforcement officers, including, and especially, state troopers.  Traffic cops are sort of like Plasmodium protozoa; they’re often blobby, definitely parasitic, and are strongly associated with an epidemic of societal proportions.

I hate crooked cops, as I’m sure anyone reading this does also. If an officer of the law gets out of line with you or anyone else, or you see them not upholding the law for ANY reason,  (like when they flash their lights and hit the siren just to go through a red light, happens where I live all the time) please file a complaint. They made a promise to uphold the law, and by God we should put their feet to the fire when we see them heading off course.