Saturday, March 27, 2010

Placemarkers

One of the functions of this blog is as a place to put things that I want to refer back to.

One is this eye-opening Ron Paul interview on the Morning Joe.



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Another is John McCain's scary bill, the ‘‘Enemy Belligerent Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010."

This legislative police-state atrocity would let the Executive Branch alone, with no judicial oversight, indefinitely detain anyone it deems to be, not an enemy "combatant", but simply a "belligerent." And it appears that the President alone gets to determine what makes one a "belligerent" towards the federal government.

At first I thought that there was some safeguard in that these vast powers only applied to "unprivileged" detainees. I thought that US citizens would be among the "privileged" persons referred to in McCain's legislation. I was wrong. The privilege it seems to be talking about is the Geneva Convention's protections on the uniformed soldiers of other nations! Silly me, I thought it might be the US Constitution that conferred privilege or protection. Not in this thing.

What a cozy club, the former GOP nominee wanting to hand all that power to the Democrat who beat him, because by golly, we know Obama can be trusted with it!

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What may be an important aspect of the Stupak betrayal is the role of Catholic Bishops in the ruse according to this article from Accuracy in Media. Bottom line, they want illegals covered more than they want to protect the unborn because they treat many of those illegals at Catholic hospitals. They want more access to the taxpayer feeding trough.

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Last but not least is what may be the final article from one of the great opinion writers of the last 20 years, Paul Craig Roberts. A couple of the many highlights....

"There was a time when the pen was mightier than the sword. That was a time when people believed in truth and regarded truth as an independent power and not as an auxiliary for government, class, race, ideological, personal, or financial interest.

Today Americans are ruled by propaganda. Americans have little regard for truth, little access to it, and little ability to recognize it.

Truth is an unwelcome entity. It is disturbing. It is off limits. Those who speak it run the risk of being branded “anti-American,” “anti-semite” or “conspiracy theorist
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I was associate editor and columnist for the Wall Street Journal. I was Business Week’s first outside columnist, a position I held for 15 years. I was columnist for a decade for Scripps Howard News Service, carried in 300 newspapers. I was a columnist for the Washington Times and for newspapers in France and Italy and for a magazine in Germany. I was a contributor to the New York Times and a regular feature in the Los Angeles Times. Today I cannot publish in, or appear on, the American “mainstream media.”

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"The American corporate media does not serve the truth. It serves the government and the interest groups that empower the government."

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