Monday, February 21, 2011
by Mike Rivero
10. Because Obama and Congress are just like Wisconsin Governor Walker. They cut taxes and are pretending the budget crisis must be solved by cutting Social Security and Medicare.
9. Because the banking industry just manufactured a 'foreclosure crisis' based on fraud and illegal activities, stealing millions of people's homes, throwing them out on the streets and robbing pension funds in their scheme to bundle bad debts.
8. Because whenever there's a scandal, all we get is a "bi-partisan commission" shit sandwich. Face it- both parties are hopelessly corrupt- waiting for the next Diebold election is not the answer.
7. Because the Social Security Trust Fund was funded for the upcoming boomer years, until Clinton and Bush stole from it to pay for wars and tax cuts and now the politicians are lying to us because they don't want to pay it back.
From the Files of the Blatantly Obvious - Washington Post Catches up to the Net and Reports: U.S. officials: Raymond Davis, accused in Pakistan shootings, worked for CIA
By Greg Miller
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, February 21, 2011; 12:35 PM
The American who fatally shot two men in Pakistan last month and who has been described publicly as a diplomat is a security contractor for the CIA who was part of a secret agency team operating out of a safe house in Lahore, U.S. officials said.
The disclosure compounds an already combustible stand-off between the two countries at a time of growing distrust between them and complicates U.S. efforts to win the contractor's release.
The contractor, Raymond A. Davis, 36, has been detained in a Pakistani jail since his arrest after opening fire on two Pakistani men whom Davis later said were attempting to rob him at a traffic signal in Lahore.
The Washington Post learned of Davis's CIA affiliation after his arrest, but agreed not to publish the information at the request of senior U.S. intelligence officials, who cited concern for Davis's safety if his true employment status were disclosed.
Full-time Israeli citizen and part-time US senator Joseph Lieberman, the man who virtually singlehandedly conceived and spearheaded the the Net Kill Switch bill, suddenly does a volte-face and now wants to “take away the president's power to shut off the Internet.” Really. Smacks of a tactical regroup in the face of mounting opposition. Something’s rotten in the state of Denmark; standby for a new more devious maneuver busily in the making. Given what’s sweeping across the ME (and Wisconsin?), they’re going to need more than a kill switch...
New bill strips president’s power to shut off Internet
By Sahil Kapur
“Lieberman said part of the purpose was to clear up controversy surrounding cyber-security legislation he introduced last year, which was mistakenly thought to have created a kill switch, but merely limited the president's ability to use the feature... ‘Neither the president, the director of the National Center for Cybersecurity and Communications, nor any other officer or employee of the federal government should have the authority to shut down the Internet’."
WASHINGTON – A bipartisan trio of senators has introduced a new cybersecurity bill that eliminates the president's authority to switch off the Internet.
The "kill switch," as it's known, exists in the 1934 Telecommunications Act, which was amended in 1996. It gives the president powers to shut off all regulated telecommunications if he or she deems it vital to national security interests.
But that's not going to fly any more, say Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), Tom Carper (D-DE) and Susan Collins (R-ME).
The three senators on Thursday introduced The Cybersecurity Freedom Act of 2011, which would take away the president's power to shut off the Internet.
By Wayne Madsen | waynemadsenreport.com
|Two SAS agents caught carrying out a false flag terror attack in|
Basra, Iraq September 20th 2005. They were later released from
prison by British tanks running its walls down: Globalresearch.ca