Obama set to sign terrible "indefinite
detention" bill into law
A frightening fact that should matter to
every man, woman, and child in the United
Gov't INSANITY: How to raise taxes and
From Economic Policy
It appears that the National Defense
Authorization Bill for Fiscal Year 2013
will be signed by President Obama despite
some earlier indications from the White
House that the President would veto the
Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin
revealed recently that the bill in its
current wording was drafted after the
current administration asked for
Already making its way through the House
and Senate, the Act in its current wording
will allow for Americans suspected of
any "belligerent" act to be detained in
Guantanamo Bay-style military prisons
indefinitely for any alleged crimes without
With it now being revealed that the
president put forth suggestions to draft
the latest version of the legislation,
Levin told the press Monday night, "I
just can't imagine that the president
would veto this bill."
"I very strongly believe this should
satisfy the administration...
In response to my essay documenting that
the indefinite detention bill
does apply to American citizens on U.S.
soil, a commentator
Can somebody explain to me like I am 5,
why [one of the bill's provisions -- which
discusses U.S. citizens] does not protect
Yes, let me explain it in words that even a
five-year-old can understand …
The bill says that the military must
indefinitely detain anyone SUSPECTED of
helping bad guys.
One provision says that the mandatory
("must") indefinite detention doesn't apply
to U.S. citizens … but the government
CAN indefinitely detain any U.S. citizen it
feels like without trial, without
presenting evidence, without letting the
citizen consult with a lawyer, and without
even charging the citizen.
This would destroy our Constitutional
rights to trial, to face our accuser and to
consult with an attorney...
From The Daily
I am constantly reminded how useless
official and semi-official committees,
subcommittees, boards, associations,
organizations, bureaus, brotherhoods,
conferences, dialogues, and congresses
The word "bloviate" comes to mind.
Today, that reminder came in the form of
a report from the [Organisation for
Economic Co-operation and Development] on
tax policy and inequality.
The "International Tax Dialogue (ITD) 4th
Global Conference on Tax and Inequality"
was held in New Delhi, India on December
7-9. Perhaps you could have guessed that
their conclusion was inherent in their
name: that is correct, tax policy can
promote equality. Such conclusions are,
to be generous, facile.
In our desire to provide transparency and
shine the light of reason on such
organizations, I will translate the
essence of their report so that it is
understandable to most readers...
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