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Obama lawyers asked secret court to ignore public court’s decision on spying

In No Time For Slaves, Religion, Politics and War on June 11, 2015 at 7:41 pm

U.S. Dictator Ignores Constitutional Checks and Balances

The Obama administration has asked a secret surveillance court to ignore a federal court that found bulk surveillance illegal and to once again grant the National Security Agency the power to collect the phone records of millions of Americans for six months.

The legal request, filed nearly four hours after Barack Obama vowed to sign a new law banning precisely the bulk collection he asks the secret court to approve, also suggests that the administration may not necessarily comply with any potential court order demanding that the collection stop.

US officials confirmed last week that they would ask the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance court – better known as the Fisa court, a panel that meets in secret as a step in the surveillance process and thus far has only ever had the government argue before it – to turn the domestic bulk collection spigot back on.

America’s Firewall

In Quotes, Religion, Politics and War on April 9, 2015 at 11:33 pm

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The Constitution is the firewall between the republic and tyrrany.

– Mark Levin

U.S. Dictator Takes Aim at Second Amendment

In No Time For Slaves, Religion, Politics and War on March 3, 2015 at 6:25 pm

Executive Action Orders Federal Bureau to Enforce Ban on Most Popular Rifle Ammo

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You vote with your dollars every day. Vote “No” on this issue by financially supporting the National Rifle Association and Gun Owners of America:

https://joinnra.nra.org/join/Life.aspx

http://gunowners.co/life-membership

 

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http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/obama-to-ban-bullets-by-executive-action/article/2560750
http://www.gunowners.org/alert02182015.htm
http://dailycaller.com/2015/03/02/obama-moves-to-ban-your-rifle-ammunition/

Federal Government Usurps Control of Internet

In No Time For Slaves on March 3, 2015 at 12:35 am
Stop Internet Censorship

Stop Internet Censorship

FCC Passes 332 pages of Internet regulations without Congress or the American people “allowed” to read them.

Goodbye Internet, Hello ObamaNet – FCC, the Federal Communications Commission has Approved the Controversial “Net Neutrality” Bill – and the Government Takeover of the Internet Begins



 

Thank you Mark Cuban for speaking out loudly about this power grab




RELATED CONTENT:

http://blogmaverick.com/2014/11/16/my-conversation-with-business-insider-about-net-neutrality/

Secret Government Operated Torture Site Exposed in Chicago

In Human Rights, No Time For Slaves on March 2, 2015 at 11:36 pm

‘Gestapo’ tactics at US police ‘black site’ ring alarm from Chicago to Washington

Photo credit: Joe Biggs
Photo credit: Joe Biggs/Infowars.com

On February 19 the London Guardian began a series of reports on a CIA-style “black site” where victims have alleged extrajudicial detention, torture and killing of U.S. citizens.

Click here to follow this developing series

Homan Square - The Guardian 2015-03-02 17-15-16

This man circled around a reporter and photographer for the Guardian twice while waiting for a local politician. Photograph: Chandler West for the Guardian

Why is the American mainstream media not reporting on this vitally important story?

Joe Biggs, reporter for Infowars.com flew to Chicago to report on what is going on



Infowars reporter Joe Biggs covers how he was harassed by undercover police and kicked off of a public sidewalk outside of a secret black site in Chicago, where police have illegally detained, beaten, and even killed citizens.



Biggs is still in Chicago filing reports.  You can follow him on Twitter here.

RELATED CONTENT:



http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/feb/19/chicago-police-military-interrogation-guantanamo

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/18/american-police-brutality-chicago-guantanamo

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/26/police-black-site-chicago-washington-politicians-human-rights

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/19/chicago-police-richard-zuley-abuse-innocent-man

Monique Rathbun vs David Miscavige and Scientology

In Activism, Human Rights, No Time For Slaves, Religion, Politics and War, Scientology on September 17, 2013 at 9:03 pm

On 12 September 2013 a temporary injunction hearing of Monique Rathbun’s harassment lawsuit against David Miscavige and the Church of Scientology was held in Comal County’s 433rd District Court with the honorable Judge Dib Waldrip presiding.

Comal County, TX 12 September 2013

 

View my photo slideshow here

Scientology Inc. brought 15 lawyers to wage war on Monique and you can see some of them huddling here

Comal County, TX 12 September 2013

Here are the opening statements from Day 1:

Ray Jeffrey is representing Monique Rathbun. This is his bio on Linkedin http://www.linkedin.com/pub/ray-jeffrey/25/965/663

Lamont A Jefferson is representing David Miscavige and the Religious Technology Center (RTC). Here is his bio on Linkedin http://www.linkedin.com/pub/lamont-a-jefferson/6/1a/972

Les Striebel III is representing the Church of Scientology International (CSI). Here is his bio http://www.lawdcm.com/attorneys/LesStrieber.html

13 September

 

Day 2 was a different hearing in which Scientology Inc is trying to get Monique’s lawyers removed from her case. You can view the opening statements of that hearing here

 

The next court appearance is scheduled for 18 October.

RELATED CONTENT:

http://tonyortega.org/2013/09/12/live-from-texas-the-monique-rathbun-vs-scientology-temporary-injunction-hearing/

http://www.tampabay.com/news/scientology/with-scientology-leader-as-a-defendant-church-legal-team-shows-up-in-force/2141406

http://tonyortega.org/2013/09/12/monique-rathbuns-testimony-day-one-finishes-in-her-temporary-injunction-hearing/#more-10042

http://www.mysanantonio.com/default/photo/Monique-Rathbun-talks-to-a-supporter-while-5177870.php

http://txcitizen.com/Article/176/head-of-scientology-disputes-cc-courts-jurisd

http://txcitizen.com/Article/179/ex-scientology-official-files-affidavit-in-wi

RELATED DOCUMENTS:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/164581796/Monique-Rathbun-v-Scientology-Miscavige-Special-Appearance

http://www.scribd.com/doc/164582260/Monique-Rathbun-v-Scientology-Declaration-of-David-Miscavige

http://www.scribd.com/doc/164582365/Monique-Rathbun-v-Scientology-RTC-Special-Appearance

http://www.scribd.com/doc/164582569/Monique-v-Scientology-Warren-McShane-Declaration

http://www.scribd.com/doc/165676942/Monique-Rathbun-vs-Scientology-First-Amended-Complaint

http://www.scribd.com/doc/166926197/Monique-Rathbun-vs-Scientology-CSI-Motion-to-Disqualify

http://www.scribd.com/doc/166926773/Monique-Rathbun-vs-Scientology-CSI-Motion-to-Disqualify-Exhibits

Rattlesnakes Don’t Commit Suicide

In Quotes on August 27, 2013 at 12:38 am

March on Washington | Wikipedia

“We thought that you could just shame America,”

“Say, ‘Now, America, look at your promises. Look at how you treated your poor Negro citizens. You ought to be ashamed of yourself.’ But you know…you can’t shame segregation. Rattlesnakes don’t commit suicide. Ball teams don’t strike themselves out. You gotta put ‘em out.

-US Civil Rights Activist Fred Shuttlesworth

http://www.amazon.com/Eyes-Prize-Americas-Rights-1954-1965/dp/B0031WNYHK/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1377562663&sr=1-1&keywords=eyes+on+the+prize

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Shuttlesworth

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/06/us/rev-fred-l-shuttlesworth-civil-rights-leader-dies-at-89.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African-American_Civil_Rights_Movement_%281955%E2%80%931968%29

No Actions Are Small

In Activism, Human Rights, No Time For Slaves on March 18, 2013 at 4:18 pm

No Actions Are Small from Mike Bennitt on Vimeo.

As you look around your world, you can see that a lot of things are not right. Mankind is surviving, but mankind could also reach higher levels of survival.

Higher levels of enlightenment.

Higher levels of self-determinism and free will.

We've got some work to do.

Whatever issue you're passionate about, whatever it is you want to fix in the world, You CAN do something about it.

Start today. Start a blog. WordPress and Tumlr are simple, easy and cost nothing.

Start a YouTube channel. Your computer has an embedded camera and that's all you need. It doesn't need to be a Hollywood production. YouTube is not Hollywood.

You own a camera. Take pictures.

Your point of view is important.

Be it a million people or ten, each of us has a sphere of influence.

You know ten people who know ten people. That's how word spreads.

Don't let anyone make you feel small or insignificant.

I'm talking about changing people's minds.

I'm talking about a battle of ideas. I'm talking about fighting for your principles.

And one cannot change people's minds through the use of force.

One changes people's minds with effective communication.

You are not alone.

Fighting is not the answer. Love is the answer.

Act Now.

http://MichaelBennitt.wordpress.com

http://YouTube.com/MichaelBennitt

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http://youtu.be/VllyEfXXh88

Stop CISPA!

In No Time For Slaves, Religion, Politics and War, Wealth For All on March 11, 2013 at 1:00 am

Congress is at it again…

Last year masses of us took a stand, communicated to our representatives in Washington that we were not going to sit around quietly while they stole even more of our civil rights and put a stop to SOPA and PIPA.

Stop CISPA!

Stop CISPA!

Well, recently CISPA was reintroduced in the House.

Did you think we weren’t paying attention?

Fortunately, I am on the ACLU e-mail list and I got notified of this.

Dear ACLU Supporter,

The feds know exactly what you bought last night—or they could very soon, thanks to a proposed law that encourages companies to share data with government agencies like the CIA or NSA for cybersecurity purposes.

So get ready for powerful people in secret places to access your personal details on anything from the websites you browsed last night to that Christmas present you bought two years ago.

But luckily, there’s a way to stop CISPA (the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act) dead in its tracks—by ensuring that President Obama would veto the bill if it ever got to his desk.

Tell President Obama to protect our privacy and veto CISPA.

Tell President Obama to Veto CISPA

Tell President Obama to Veto CISPA

So click this link and sign the digital petition telling President Obama to protect your privacy and veto CISPA.

The video below is a recent segment from RT America reporting on CISPA:


RELATED CONTENT:

https://michaelbennitt.wordpress.com/2012/01/18/protect-ip-sopa-breaks-the-internet/


https://www.aclu.org/secure/get-updates-fight-freedom

https://www.aclu.org/secure/tell-obama-veto-CISPA

http://youtu.be/vDvU6hjXKxE

Why I Say Fuck the NDAA

In Human Rights, No Time For Slaves, Religion, Politics and War on October 25, 2012 at 7:03 pm

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