Stephen Moore of the Wall Street Journal, actor Jason Alexander and Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts on Bill Maher, discussing the Military Commissions Act of 2006.
The object is basically public relations. Domestic use would make it easier to avoid questions from others about possible safety considerations, said Secretary Michael Wynne.
“If we’re not willing to use it here against our fellow citizens, then we should not be willing to use it in a wartime situation,” said Wynne. “(Because) if I hit somebody with a nonlethal weapon and they claim that it injured them in a way that was not intended, I think that I would be vilified in the world press.”
Update 9/14 full transcript published that supposedly debunks the hype about this statement. To me it still sounds about the same as I took it to begin with. Via Boing Boing
Mount Weather is a top-security underground installation an hour’s drive from Washington DC. It has its own leaders, police, fire department – and laws. A cold war relic, it has been given a new lease of life since 9/11. And no one who’s been inside has ever talked.
This is from December 13, 2004 in Congressman Conyer’s forum in Columbus, Ohio on the 2004 election.
Shocking election-theft testimony (Watch the Video)
Computer programmer Clinton Eugene Curtis testifies under oath before the U.S. House Judiciary Members in Ohio. Full transcript here
Are there computer programs that can be used to secretly fix elections?
How do you know that to be the case?
Because in October of 2000, I wrote a prototype for Congressman Tom Feeney [R-FL]…
It would rig an election?
It would flip the vote, 51-49. Whoever you wanted it to go to and whichever race you wanted to win.
And would that program that you designed, be something that elections officials… could detect?
They’d never see it.
Here’s an amazing speech by JFK: “The President and the Press” American Newspaper Publishers Association. Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York, NY. (April 27, 1961) The recent events he refers to in the speech must be the disasterous Bay of Pigs invasion.
The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. That I do not intend to permit to the extent that it is in my control. And no official of my Administration, whether his rank is high or low, civilian or military, should interpret my words here tonight as an excuse to censor the news, to stifle dissent, to cover up our mistakes or to withhold from the press and the public the facts they deserve to know.
Rainbow Children Detained in the name of Homeland Security!!!!
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Tensions mount at peace gathering – June 22
Rainbow gatherers allegedly throw sticks and rocks at law enforcement officers
Newly retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor took on conservative Republican critics of the courts in a speech Thursday. She told an audience at Georgetown University that Republican proposals, and their sometimes uncivil tone, pose a danger to the independence of the judiciary, and the freedoms of all Americans. NPR – Audio Report.
She closed by saying (paraphrase) that it takes a long time to become a dictatorship but better to stop the slide at the beginning than the end.Â
Could she possibly be regretting her role in Bush v. Gore