"An American citizen who is a member of al-Qaeda is actively planning attacks against Americans overseas, U.S. officials say, and the Obama administration is wrestling with whether to kill him with a drone strike and how to do so legally under its new stricter targeting policy issued last year. The CIA drones watching him cannot strike because he's a U.S. citizen and the Justice Department must build a case against him, a task it hasn't completed. Four U.S. officials said the American suspected terrorist is in a country that refuses U.S. military action on its soil and that has proved unable to go after him. And President Barack Obama's new policy says American suspected terrorists overseas can only be killed by the military, not the CIA, creating a policy conundrum for the White House...".* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.
*Read more: U.S. Suspect Possibly Targeted for Drone Attack | TIME.com http://nation.time.com/2014/02/10/u-s...
“"If I’m a newspaper reporter for fill-in-the-blank and I sell stolen material, is that legal because I’m a newspaper reporter?” asked Rogers, who did not mention Greenwald by name during the hearing but made the reference to him clear later in response to reporters’ questions.
“If you’re a newspaper reporter and you’re hawking stolen jewelry, it’s still a crime,” Comey said, before adding that the issue of a journalist selling access to information was “a harder question.”
“I think it’s wrong that that newspaper reporters have all these documents, the 50,000—whatever they have and are selling them and giving them out as if these — you know it just doesn’t make sense,” Alexander told the Defense Department’s “Armed With Science” blog."
Marijuana Policy - 2/4/2014
Michael Botticelli testified on the Obama administration’s marijuana policy. The hearing occurred as a number of states had decriminalized or legalized marijuana possession, which were at odds with current federal laws. Chairman John Mica called the policy “schizophrenic,” a reference to President Obama, who recently said marijuana was less dangerous than alcohol. Committee Democrats meanwhile asked how the administration could keep canabis on the DEA’s list of most dangerous drugs in the face of changing public opinion and moves by states to decriminalize and even legalize the drug.
We are going to need to think radically in order to redistribute enough currency to maintain a middle class let alone feed/house the increasing numbers of poor. With 17sh trillion in national debt and another 11.5sh trillion in consumer debt (not counting housing debt) it is unrealistic that American consumerism will be able to rekindle the economy, regardless of price of goods, anytime soon. The American consumers are fewer, are being paid less, and are carrying more debt. Also, remember the path the Fed placed us on after the cash of 2007/08 was one requiring robust growth.
Now, I am not "dumb" enough (at the moment) to make predictions, but; if your workers keep taking jobs for less money, while your governments and population are increasingly indebted, while you think you are winning, then you have been hustled. However, I would not worry. If things get to bad they will just kill the dollar.
“"We face a federal bench that has a striking lack of diversity," Warren said. "President Obama has supported some notable exceptions but ... the president's nominees have thus far been largely in line with the prior statistics."
Speaking at an event hosted by Alliance for Justice, a left-leaning association of more than 100 groups focused on the judicial system, Warren said the federal bench is currently dominated by judges who previously worked for large firms representing corporate interests. She lamented that little has changed under Obama. “
“Organizers of the protest are encouraging websites to display banners calling for a scaling back of NSA surveillance program. The groups will encourage people to call or email members of the U.S. Congress and to post Twitter messages, write Facebook posts and engage in other online activity.
Many organizers hope the protest will spur Congress to pass the USA Freedom Act, a bill that would scale back the NSA’s bulk collection of U.S. telephone records. The bill, introduced in October following leaks about NSA surveillance from former contractor Edward Snowden, has more than 140 co-sponsors between its versions in the Senate and House of Representatives.
Organizers are modeling the protest after one two years ago that helped defeat two online copyright bills, the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act. Ironically, Senator Patrick Leahy, a Vermont Democrat, was the lead sponsor of the Protect IP Act and is now the lead sponsor of the USA Freedom Act, the NSA reform bill supported by the protest groups.”
I want to see the rest of Pussy Riot's answer.
- ConscientiaBellum, present
- Niccolo Machiavelli
- DoesItReallyMatterthe theory of everything, 1978 - present
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