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Re: Good/Bad Govt News Blog
« Reply #45 on: February 03, 2012, 02:54:15 pm »

* I just got this from Oathkeepers.org

Today is the day. REPEAL the NDAA! (That's the current Natl Defense Authorization Act, which pretends to have the authority to allow the fed govt to do anything it wants to anyone, even without making charges or providing a fair trial, on the pretext of suspicion of supporting terrorism.)

Call any time all day long
Oath Keepers encourages everyone to saddle-up and ride hard on this national effort to express outrage over the NDAA-2012.
FORWARD FAR AND WIDE AND FAST ALL GROUPS - ALL LISTS - EVERYONE

SUPPORT THE RON PAUL AMENDMENT H.R.3785
 http://theopenglobe.org/wiki/Ron_Paul_introduces_bill_to_repeal_NDAA_indefinite_detention_clause
 
(VIDEO) http://youtu.be/8HFgVYnRm5E
 
MELT THE PHONE LINES TODAY TO REPEAL THE NDAA
Don't forget to call your "representatives" today!!!
 
GO HERE TO CONTACT YOUR US SENATOR
http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
 
GO HERE TO CONTACT YOUR CONGRESS CRITTER
http://www.contactingthecongress.org/

... Section 1021 of the NDAA contains language that endangers American citizens by nullifying essential liberties guaranteed by the Constitution -- rights to privacy and a fair trial.

HR 3785 -- which repeals section 1021 -- was introduced by Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) on January 18, 2012. A portion of Rep. Paul's statement is as follows:
"Section 1021 essentially codifies into law the very dubious claim of presidential authority under the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force to indefinitely detain American citizens without access to legal representation or due process of law. Section 1021 provides for the possibility of the US military acting as a kind of police force on US soil, apprehending terror suspects - including Americans - and whisking them off to an undisclosed location indefinitely. No right to attorney, no right to trial, no day in court."

HR 3785 reads simply: "Section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (Public Law 112-81) is hereby repealed."

Tell Congress: Support HR 3785
http://petitions.conservativeactionalerts.com/5959/tell-congress-support-hr-3785/

TELL YOUR SENATOR'S YOU ARE ASHAMED OF THEM
WHY must we always have to defend our constitutional rights with new state legislation when these people were elected to defend our liberty in the first place? VA bill to Nullify NDAA indefinite detention of US citizens
http://americanvisionnews.com/1548/va-bill-to-nullify-ndaa-indefinite-detention-of-us-citizens


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Re: Good/Bad Govt News Blog [Update: Financial Tyranny Ending?]
« Reply #46 on: February 29, 2012, 06:12:35 am »

* Yesterday's report of Geithner's recent temporary arrest led me to find some probable substance behind that report as follows, and it's good news in that it looks like corruption may truly be being overthrown (as recently claimed in the article, FINANCIAL TYRANNY: Defeating the Greatest Cover-Up of All Time, at http://divinecosmos.com/start-here/davids-blog/1023-financial-tyranny).
Bush, Fed, Europe Banks in $15 Trillion Fraud, All Documented
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/02/21/intel-exclusive-trillion-dollar-terror-exposed/
Lord James of Blackheath $15,OOO,OOO,OOO,OOO FRAUD EXPOSED
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL5hqvTWkYg&feature=player_embedded
UK Column Interviews EIR's Mike Billington [re: plutocrats seeking Asian thermonuclear war etc.]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDn7mXXnL9Y&context=C36ffc22ADOEgsToPDskJeVs8DyfewJYF3mlE2kEqH
BIX WEIR: (He says Ron Paul has a good chance to be elected President) Silver More RARE Than Gold - Are Fulford & Wilcock Correct? [Part 1]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uG0SjhlPrp0&feature=uploademail
BIX WEIR: A Spring 2012 CRASH - and a Ron Paul White House
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0O3yGqk4NU
The $15 TRILLION Money-Laundering Mystery
http://bullionbullscanada.com/us-commentary/24220-the-15-trillion-money-laundering-mystery
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... While Lord James (himself a former banker) is holding the “paper trail” for all of this dirty money, he himself has no firm ideas about either the source of the money nor the intent of all of these massive transfers (all in the $100’s of billions) to U.S. and UK banks. Perhaps I can help him out?
... I understand that for the average reader the mind simply rebels at the thought of our governments and (supposedly) respectable leaders of business demonstrating themselves to be no different (at all) from a Mafia crime family. So let me once again summarize these parameters altogether:
a) There are no buyers for the $trillions of U.S. Treasuries (i.e. no one wants this paper), and especially not at the highest prices in history.
b) There are no sources of (legitimate) capital to finance the purchases of these $trillions.
c) The U.S. government is so close to outright financial collapse that it cannot afford to pay any interest on its massive debts. An increase of U.S. interest rates by even 1% would send the U.S. economy into an immediate, deflationary death-spiral (as I have explained in many previous commentaries).
d) Debt-saturated Western government balance sheets cannot tolerate any further large increases in debt without a series of domino-like debt defaults.
e) Because of the factors above, the only way to prop-up the Treasuries market (and fraudulently maintain prices at the highest levels in history) was to create a mountain of unofficial/illegitimate money (i.e. counterfeit it), and then use that unofficial currency to buy these worthless Treasuries.
- For those clinging to the belief that there must be some rational/legitimate explanation for the paper-trail uncovered by Lord James, he dispels that with some further observations of his own. To begin with, there are concrete financial protocols which have been created to integrate any/every new large batch of the bankers’ fiat paper into global financial markets. None of those protocols was followed.
- Along the way with this scam, Lord James also pointed out that $100’s of billions in profits were generated, with none of those profits ever being recorded let alone reported (and taxed). In short, this is every bit as illegal as the $100’s of billions in heroin-trade profits laundered by Wall Street each year – from the poppy fields of Afghanistan.  For those pointing out that the fraudulent U.S. Treasuries market hasn’t (yet) required $15 trillion in funny-money to extend this Ponzi-scheme, obviously the banksters can come up with plenty of other uses for their counterfeited/laundered money.
- Where do people think that the Plunge Protection Team comes up with its own capital for its daily manipulations of U.S. markets? ...

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Re: Good/Bad Govt News Blog [Update: Financial Tyranny Ending?]
« Reply #47 on: February 29, 2012, 06:58:10 pm »

(Financial Tyranny Ending? see previous post.)

The Cruel Science Experiment They Want to Force You to Take
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/02/21/ama-site-suggests-forcing-your-child-into-vaccine-experimentation.aspx
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They'll tell you it's "for the greater good" but it's not only outlandish - it's tyranny, and the epitome of a heartless system based on broken ethics.
> [A paper published by the American Medical Association’s Virtual Mentor is concerned that current enrollment in vaccine trials is extremely low. As a solution, the authors propose a federal law that would force all Americans to “opt-out” if they do not want to participate in vaccine trials or let their children be used in vaccine trials. Human experimentation -- the practice of subjecting live human beings to science experiments that are sometimes cruel, painful, or deadly -- is shameful part of U.S. history, and if the authors of the featured paper have anything to say about it, medical experimentation on ALL infants would not only be possible; it would be mandatory! While mandatory vaccine trial participation is still nothing but a theoretical proposal, everyone should be educated about their medical rights, including their right to refuse vaccinations of all kinds. In the US, you have three types of exemptions: religious, medical, and philosophical, although not all are available in all states.

FDA's Outrageous New Claim: Your Body Is a Drug -- and They Can Regulate It
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/02/25/fda-states-stem-cells-are-body-regulator.aspx
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- Has the FDA crossed the line now that they have claimed that cells from your body are “drugs” that fall under their nearly absolute regulatory power?
- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is attempting to regulate stem cell procedures at a Colorado clinic, stating that stem cells are “drugs” that fall under FDA jurisdiction.
- The FDA is making this claim even though the stem cells being used in the procedure come from the patient’s own body, which means they are essentially claiming that they can regulate a part of your body.
- In court documents, the FDA also stated that the procedure would adversely affect the market for out-of-state drugs that are approved by FDA.
- The FDA has a sordid history of attacking natural products and procedures that threaten to interfere with big business; knowledge is power -- the more you know the better you’ll be able to make informed health care decisions.
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Re: Good/Bad Govt News Blog
« Reply #48 on: March 04, 2012, 07:48:56 pm »

HR 347 MAKES FREE SPEECH A FELONY
http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=232419
- Posted By: AndiV - Date: Sunday, 4-Mar-2012 00:52:39
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- Once signed, HR 347 will empower federal agents to arrest and bring felony criminal charges against citizens engaged in political protests anywhere in the USA. ... The bill breezed through the Senate with unanimous consent and now lacks only corporate fascist puppet President Barack Obama’s signature to become law. The three patriots who voted Nay were Paul Broun (R-GA-10), Justin Amash (R-MI-3) and Ron Paul (R-TX-14).
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Re: Good/Bad Govt News Blog [Update: U.S. Sponsored Massacre]
« Reply #49 on: March 04, 2012, 09:52:42 pm »

Alex Jones with Mossad?
* This webpage http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=232114 shows that Alex Jones likely works for Israeli Intelligence. The LaRouche organization people were saying similar things about ten years ago.

HR 347 MAKES FREE SPEECH A FELONY
http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=232419
- Posted By: AndiV - Date: Sunday, 4-Mar-2012 00:52:39
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- Once signed, HR 347 will empower federal agents to arrest and bring felony criminal charges against citizens engaged in political protests anywhere in the USA. ... The bill breezed through the Senate with unanimous consent and now lacks only corporate fascist puppet President Barack Obama’s signature to become law. The three patriots who voted Nay were Paul Broun (R-GA-10), Justin Amash (R-MI-3) and Ron Paul (R-TX-14).
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Re: Good/Bad Govt News Blog [Update: Alex Jones: Mossad?]
« Reply #50 on: March 12, 2012, 11:13:40 am »

Another U.S.-sponsored Massacre
News from http://legitgov.org
Massacre in Kandahar: US soldier guns down Afghan civilians, including 9 children --Witness: barking dog also shot dead by gunman - 11 Mar 2012 - In the pre-dawn hours of Sunday, a US soldier stationed at a base in Afghanistan's Kandahar province allegedly launched a single-handed gun attack on nearby Afghan villagers. He is said to have broken into homes in two villages, Alkozai and Najeeban, both located about 500m (yds) from the base in Panjwai district. By the end of the attack, 16 people, nine of them children, were dead and five wounded. Some of the bodies had been set on fire. The unidentified soldier, believed to be a staff sergeant, later returned to his base, where he was put under arrest [and gets probation - the typical punishment for USociopaths who commit war crimes. But if you download a file on said massacre (think Bradley Manning), you're in solitary confinement for life. 'They hate us for our freedoms?' No, they hate us for our war crimes.--LRP]

US soldier opens fire on Afghan civilians - 11 Mar 2012 - A U.S. soldier went on a shooting rampage outside Kandahar city early Sunday, causing an unknown number of deaths and injuries, Afghan officials and the Western military said. The incident seemed certain to harden anti-American sentiment that flared into deadly riots last month after U.S. troops burned copies of the Koran at a base north of Kabul. The shooting early Sunday took place in Panjwayi district outside Kandahar city. The NATO force issued a terse statement saying the shooter was in custody and the incident would be 'investigated' by the U.S. military and Afghan authorities.
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Re: Good/Bad Govt News Blog [Update: U.S. Sponsored Massacre]
« Reply #51 on: March 12, 2012, 04:19:53 pm »

If you train people to kill innocents, and think of the local population near them as less than human, you can't expect good results. What happens when these killing-trained people return to the US and get jobs with the police?
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Re: Good/Bad Govt News Blog [Update: U.S. Sponsored Massacre]
« Reply #52 on: March 14, 2012, 01:40:29 pm »

Looks like it was a conspiracy.
http://www.legitgov.org
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Afghan tribal leaders [say]: Afghan civilians' massacre pre-planned (13 Mar 2012) - Afghan tribal leaders say the recent massacre of Afghan civilians by US troops has been pre-planned and not carried out by a lone soldier, Press TV reports. The tribal leaders of the southern province of Kandahar said on Monday that several US forces, not [just] a single soldier, contributed to the brutal carnage of Afghan civilians and that the violent action had been planned previously. They said the carnage was in retaliation against a deadly bomb attack on the US troops in the Zangabad district in the town of Panjwaii in the province of Kandahar, which inflicted serious damage on the American military forces. Following the blast, the American forces summoned local Afghans and tribal leaders of the region and vowed a bloody revenge on their children and wives, Kandahar tribal leaders added.

'US forces burned bodies of Afghans after massacre' (12 Mar 2012) - Afghan eyewitnesses say US troopers have burnt nearly a dozen bodies of the Afghan victims, whom American servicemen had killed during an earlier massacre. Early Sunday, US forces opened fire on Afghan civilians inside their homes in the district of Panjwaii in the southern province of Kandahar, killing at least 17 civilians and injuring several others. The Taliban militants said at least 50 people were killed in the massacre.

Also more drone murders.
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US terror drones kill 30 in southern Somalia 13 Mar 2012 At least 30 people have been killed and a dozen injured in an attack by US assassination drones in southern Somalia, Press TV reports. The unmanned aircraft fired several missiles at al-Shabab positions in the Dayniile district of south Mogadishu on Tuesday. Sheik Ibrahim Jaabar, a senior al-Shabab official, confirmed the attack, saying the aerial strike caused major damage to the group’s positions.
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Re: Good/Bad Govt News Blog [Update: Govt Supports Animal Abuse]
« Reply #53 on: March 24, 2012, 08:04:40 pm »

Gov. Dept. Works With Major Corporation to Hide Animal Abuse
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/03/22.aspx
Animal abuse is only one of the atrocities that occur regularly at the hands of corporate agricultural systems.
- Following allegations of animal abuse, police raided a North Carolina Butterball turkey farm in December 2011, but a government veterinarian at the North Carolina Department of Agriculture reportedly tipped off a Butterball veterinarian about the coming raid.
- The U.S. government has a history of supporting confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs), both by looking the other way when abuse or contamination occurs, and by directly subsidizing cheaply produced beef, and corn and soy used for feed.
- From animal abuse and environmental contamination, to antibiotic overuse and contaminated meat, CAFOs are an unsustainable, unethical and unhealthy way to raise food.
- To optimize your health, return to the basics of healthy food choices and buy your food from responsible, high-quality, sustainable sources, such as small organic family farms -- NOT CAFOs.
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Re: Good/Bad Govt News Blog [Update: Conspiracy Winding Down]
« Reply #54 on: March 28, 2012, 09:51:59 pm »

GOOD NEWS!
* The conspirators are about to be rounded up and removed from power.
* See http://divinecosmos.com/start-here/davids-blog/1035-divineintervention1
* But, please don't say a word to the conspirators about it, or they may get away.
* Oh, by the way, the people behind this purge are from the Galactic Federation, I think, and they're supposed to be letting us have access to free energy technology at last. I can't wait till they get the job done and we start having free energy and everything. FSP will soon reach its goal.
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Re: Good/Bad Govt News Blog [Update: EPA Threat]
« Reply #55 on: May 01, 2012, 02:00:26 pm »

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/04/25.aspx
* Coming Soon: A Controversial "Ruling" That Threatens Your Job AND the Economy
As if the U.S. economy isn't on weak-enough knees already, this soon-to-be-released ruling threatens to plunge it into debt even further -- more than $1 trillion per year -- AND could wipe out 7.3 million U.S. jobs. Here's the worst part... it's based on FLAWED science.
> [Ozone is not inherently bad, nor dangerous. It's a normal part of your air supply, and it’s only when ozone levels are excessive that health problems can occur. At the appropriate natural levels like you find outside on a non-polluted day, ozone is not only effective – it’s nature's method for cleaning the air we breathe -- it's naturally safe. The EPA’s latest ozone ruling is unsupported by scientific evidence and may cost the U.S. a trillion dollars and millions of lost jobs.]
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Re: Good/Bad Govt News Blog [Update: 9/11 Trial]
« Reply #56 on: May 07, 2012, 05:53:08 pm »

Breaking News and Commentary from Citizens For Legitimate Government
06 May 2012
http://www.legitgov.org
All links are here:
http://www.legitgov.org/#breaking_news

Washington Post Reports 2010 Pentagon-CIA Drone Target Criteria as 'New' By Lori Price, http://www.legitgov.org/ 06 May 2012 An April 2012 article published in The Washington Post reported as 'new' an expansion of Pentagon-CIA killer drone target criteria. In fact, the change in policy was reported in May 2010 in the Los Angeles Times. Although the country discussed in the 2012 article was Yemen and the 2010 Los Angeles Times story referred to Pakistan, the Pentagon-CIA policy of killing broad numbers of unidentified targets is not a 2012 policy but one established in 2008 by George W. Bush and amplified in 2010 by President Barack Obama.

9/11 defendants charged in Guantanamo 'court' 06 May 2012 The five men accused of plotting the deadly September 11, 2001, attacks [which were actually carried out by the US government] in the United States were formally charged on Saturday with crimes that include murder and terrorism. Confessed [after being waterboarded 183 times] mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed  and the four other accused opted to plead neither innocent nor guilty, but rather to defer their plea to a later date. The special military tribunal charged Mohammed, 47, and the four others with "conspiracy, attacking civilians, murder and violation of the law of war, destruction, hijacking, terrorism" for their role in the strikes in which Al-Qaeda [al-CIAduh] militants flew hijacked airliners into the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed: former military prosecutor denounces trial --Morris Davis says allowing evidence from torture means the world will never see Guantanamo Bay trials as fair 04 May 2012 The former chief US prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay has denounced the military trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the [Bush regime's] 9/11 attacks due to appear in court at Guantanamo on Saturday, as intended primarily to prevent the defendants from presenting evidence of torture. Morris Davis, a former colonel who was chief prosecutor when Mohammed was brought to Guantanamo in 2006, said the military commissions will be badly discredited by the use of testimony obtained from waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation" techniques used on the accused men.

ACLU makes request for access to terror statements --US interrogators have been accused of using torture techniques at Guantanamo Bay on alleged terror suspects, many of whom are still being held without charge. 05 May 2012 The American Civil Liberties Union has requested access to statements made by alleged conspirators of the September 11th attacks. The ACLU has made an official request for documents on five alleged plotters who are being tried by a military court. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four alleged co-conspirators are facing a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay prison. Mohammed, who was captured in Pakistan in 2003, is believed to have made statements about treatment he received at the facility.

U.S. special forces commander seeks to expand operations 04 May 2012 A top U.S. commander is seeking authority to expand clandestine operations against militants and insurgencies around the globe, a sign of shifting Pentagon tactics and priorities. Adm. William H. McRaven, a Navy SEAL and commander of the raid that killed 'Osama bin Laden,' has developed plans that would provide far-reaching new powers to make special operations units "the force of choice" against "emerging threats" over the next decade, internal Defense Department documents show. America's secret military forces have grown dramatically over the last decade as the Pentagon and the U.S. intelligence community have increasingly merged missions, including drone strikes and counter-terrorism operations.

U.S. to intensify drone strikes in Pakistan 06 May 2012 The United States has decided to intensify drone strikes in tribal areas to mount pressure on Pakistan to restore Nato supply line without tendering apology. Sources told Online that the U.S has absolutely denied demand of apology over Salala check post attack last year added that U.S has informed about its new drone policy to Pakistan. "During recent visit to Pakistan, the US Special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Marc Grasman, had informed the leadership of Pakistan about the new drone policy and the U.S is not considering apologizing over Salala attack", sources said.

Suspected U.S. drone attack kills nine in Pakistan 05 May 2012 At least nine people were killed Saturday in an airstrike from a suspected U.S. drone in Pakistan's lawless tribal region along Afghan border, security officials said. The attack was carried out in the Shawal area of North Waziristan. An intelligence official said that the drone fired at least two missiles at a house that was allegedly used by militants. The U.S. has refused to halt drone strikes, saying the pilotless aircraft have helped to kill several top militants.

US airstrike kills four civilians in Afghanistan 06 May 2012 At least four Afghan farmers have been killed in a US airstrike in Kapisa Province in northeastern Afghanistan, Press TV reports. According to Afghan officials, the victims were working in the fields when the airstrike hit early Saturday morning. The raid was carried out despite the security pact signed by Kabul and Washington on Tuesday. [Wow, USociopaths lasted a whole *96 hours* before violating a treaty! That's got to be some kind of record!]

Heads up! US sociopaths are attacking themselves again so they can blame Anonymous and/or Iran and pass psycho CISPA: Alerts say major cyber attack aimed at gas pipeline industry --Intrusions aimed at control systems, agency of Homeland Security warns 06 May 2012 A major cyber attack is currently under way aimed squarely at computer networks belonging to US natural gas pipeline companies, according to alerts issued to the industry by the US Department of Homeland Security. At least three confidential "amber" alerts – the second most sensitive next to "red" – were issued by DHS beginning March 29, all warning of a "gas pipeline sector cyber intrusion campaign" against multiple pipeline companies. But the wave of cyber attacks, which apparently began four months ago – and may also affect Canadian natural gas pipeline companies [Yeah, right!] – is continuing. That fact was reaffirmed late Friday in a public, albeit less detailed, "incident response" report from the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT), an arm of DHS based in Idaho Falls.


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Re: Good/Bad Govt News Blog [Update: Jailed for $280 medical bill]
« Reply #57 on: May 12, 2012, 08:44:57 am »

* Breast Cancer Survivor Jailed Over Accidental $280 Medical Bill

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2012/05/07.aspx

Can you really go to jail for not paying a $280 bill? Just ask the thousands of Americans who have had warrants issued for their arrest due to medical debt-related charges.

If you live in certain U.S. states, like Illinois or Colorado, you can be arrested for not paying your bills; more than 5,000 warrants for arrest were issued for debt-related charges since 2010. One recent case involved Lisa Lindsay, an Illinois breast cancer survivor who was imprisoned for a $280 medical bill she didn’t actually owe. Many people are struggling financially in the United States not because of lavish lifestyles or irresponsible spending, but because of exorbitant medical bills that can become virtually impossible to pay off; medical bills are actually the most common cause of bankruptcy. The healthier you are, the less you will need to rely on conventional medical care, and its often-exorbitant costs; also ask questions before agreeing to medical tests, screenings and procedures, as many are unnecessary.
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Re: Good/Bad Govt News Blog [Update: Jailed for $280 medical bill]
« Reply #58 on: May 12, 2012, 05:15:05 pm »

Can you really go to jail for not paying a $280 bill? Just ask the thousands of Americans who have had warrants issued for their arrest due to medical debt-related charges.

If you live in certain U.S. states, like Illinois or Colorado, you can be arrested for not paying your bills; more than 5,000 warrants for arrest were issued for debt-related charges since 2010. One recent case involved Lisa Lindsay, an Illinois breast cancer survivor who was imprisoned for a $280 medical bill she didn’t actually owe.

You cannot be imprisoned for merely owing money, anywhere in the US - debtors' prisons are illegal.  You can be imprisoned for failing to appear at a court date if you are sued.  You can be imprisoned for contempt if you lose a suit and are ordered to make payments, then willfully fail to do so.  Judges have abused that power by ordering folks to make payments they couldn't afford, or such, but that is a rare and extreme case, not something that happens to "thousands" of Americans.  These warrants are being issued for folks not showing up at court, or for buying a big-screen TV instead of paying their bills.
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"An armed society is a polite society" - this does not mean that we are polite because we fear each other.

We are not civilized because we are armed; we are armed because we are civilized..

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Re: Good/Bad Govt News Blog [Update: Order against NDAA]
« Reply #59 on: May 22, 2012, 12:59:01 pm »

New York Judge Stays Enforcement of NDAA Detention Rule
http://larouchepub.com/pr/2012/120518_military_detention_stayed.html

May 18, 2012 (EIRNS)—U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan May 16 ruled in the Hedges v. Obama case in favor of a group of writers and activists temporarily blocking enforcement of the section of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which allows for indefinite military detention of U.S. citizens. Forrest's order prevents enforcement of the provision of the statute pending further order of the court or an amendment to the statute by Congress.

A reading of the Judge's ruling, which reports on the refusal of the government attorneys to provide any definitions of what kind of activity would subject individuals to that detention during the trial, provides shocking evidence of how the Obama Administration is using this vague language to implement police-state measures. The Judge's conclusion reads:

    "It must be said that it would have been a rather simple matter for the Government to have stated that as to these plaintiffs and the conduct as to which they would testify, that § 1021 did not and would not apply, if indeed it did or would not. That could have eliminated the standing of these plaintiffs and their claims of irreparable harm. Failure to be able to make such a representation given the prior notice of the activities at issue requires this Court to assume that, in fact, the Government takes the position that a wide swath of expressive and associational conduct is in fact encompassed by § 1021." (pp. 33-34)
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