Archive for March, 2014

Posters Hanging in House of Trade Unions

 

Chris Hedges and other plaintiffs try in vain to keep the Obama military machine in check, even as the government claims the right to snatch and grab anyone on earth without DUE PROCESS OF LAW…

Fighting the Militarized State

If Section 1021(b)(2) is not struck down by the Supreme Court it will effectively overturn nearly 150 years of case law that repeatedly holds that the military has no jurisdiction over civilians. A U.S. citizen charged by the government with “substantially supporting” al-Qaida, the Taliban or those in the nebulous category of “associated forces” will be lawfully subject to extraordinary rendition on U.S. soil. Arrested citizens will languish in military jails, in the language of Section 1021(b)(2), until “the end of hostilities.”

This obliteration of the right to due process and a fair hearing in a court of law, along with the mass surveillance that has abolished our right to privacy, will be the legal foundation of our militarized, corporate state. Judge Forrest warned in her 112-page opinion that whole categories of Americans could, under this law, be subject to seizure by the military. She drew parallels between Section 1021(b)(2) and Korematsu v. United States, the 1944 Supreme Court ruling that supported the government’s use of the military to detain 110,000 Japanese-Americans in internment camps during World War II. Our case offers the court an opportunity, as several lawyers have pointed out, to not only protect almost 150 years of domestic law that forbids the military to carry out domestic policing but to repudiate the shameful Korematsu decision.

May as well add unaccountable torture, unlimited surveillance and show trials to the list of citizen grievances against Obama Incorporated.

 

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Hedges continues on Breaking the Set, mentioning totalitarianism.

 

 

 

 

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Big Men – Official Trailer

Posted: March 31, 2014 in -

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The New Bionics That Let Us Run, Climb And Dance

” Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature’s own designs. Herr lost both legs in a climbing accident 30 years ago; now, as the head of the MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics group, he shows his incredible technology in a talk that’s both technical and deeply personal — with the help of ballroom dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis, who lost her left leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and performs again for the first time on the TED stage.”

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Don’t Overdirect Actors

Posted: March 30, 2014 in -
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Hey brat

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 “There were still some finishing touches on this model–the United States had more child laborers between 1910 and 1920 than ever before (or since), and only after this did work reforms take full hold.”

-Peter Stearns, World History in Brief

Less than a century ago you would have been sent to the factories where you likely would have been maimed or died.

And yet today you think the most important events on planet earth are unimportant, have no bearing on your life.

You think following the abuses of power is boring or uncool or any number of bad ideas.

Why is it you believe you have this elevated standard of living?

Why do you think it will continue?

 

Musical Sunday 31

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Tybee Beach Fun

 

 

 

 

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