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West not concerned about Bahraini, Saudi HR records: Analyst — video included

PressTV
Apr 20, 2014

[VIDEO]

The West is more concerned about selling arms to Bahrain and Saudi Arabia than the two countries’ appalling human rights records, an analyst tells Press TV.

In an exclusive interview with Press TV on Saturday, Chris Bambery stated that when Western statesmen visit Saudi Arabia, they maintain silence about the country’s human rights records.

“They (Western statesmen) go to Saudi Arabia to sell their arms, to do contracts. They are not there concerned about Saudis’ human rights record, let alone in Bahrain. So, really it’s not on the agenda,” he noted.

Bambery, a leading member of the Scotland-based International Socialist Group, further asserted that US President Barack Obama apparently did not mention a word about Bahrain during his visit to Saudi Arabia in late March.

“Obama will not be making any speeches about the human rights situation in Bahrain…. The contrast is that Obama is saying we’re committed to staying in Bahrain, and yet the regime, an autocracy, undemocratic [regime] with a disgusting human rights record is still killing its own people,” he noted.

Bambery added, “It is a story that could be shouted from the rooftops, but it’s not. And the reason for that is essentially not so much the importance of Bahrain and the Al Khalifas to the West, although not unimportant, but in particular the importance of Saudi Arabia, who of course has been crucial to suppressing the Bahrain revolution and maintaining the repression inside that [country].”

The uprising in Bahrain started in mid-February 2011. On March 13 that year, forces from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were dispatched to the country at Manama’s request to help quell the nationwide protests.

Last month, Amnesty International denounced the “relentless repression” of anti-regime protesters in the tiny Persian Gulf country, blaming Bahraini security forces for their repeated use of “excessive force to quash anti-government protests.”

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More than half of L.A.’s medical pot shops have closed

Toke of the Town
Apr 7, 2014

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Susan Sanchez/LA Weekly.

Earlier this month we got the 2013 numbers for how many marijuana dispensaries in the city of L.A. have filed to pay a special city collective tax. It reflects how many weed retailers are in L.A. And it was higher than any other number we had seen in nearly five years: 1,140. This despite repeated city crackdowns and a new law, passed last year, that limits the number of shops in town to the 135 or fewer that were legit during a 2007 city “moratorium.”

Well, it looks that the law, Proposition D., and the efforts of L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer, who has made legal moves against dozens of stores, are having an amazing effect: Numbers unveiled by the city Department of Finance this week show that so far only 462 business tax renewals have been filed for “L050″ businesses in 2014 – aka collectives – a finance official told us.

More over at LA Weekly.


VIDEO — Oath Keepers Site Taken Offline after New Call to Stand at Bundy Ranch

Truthstream Media
Apr 16, 2014

*UPDATE*: A brand new message sent out by Stewart Rhodes as we were writing this says that the OathKeepers.org server, along with thousands of others, went down this morning caused by a problem at the data center that houses their site, and in the meantime, they are using an alternative site at oath-keepers.blogspot.com.

After sending out a new call to action and renewed call for all Oath Keepers to stand watch at the Bundy Ranch, the site OathKeepers.org has been taken offline.

In the urgent message, Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes wrote:

“NOTE: First, at the moment things are quiet here. 99% of the rumors on the internet are either blatantly false or wildly inaccurate. No strong presence of federal agents has been seen. Remnants of BLM’s recent sojourn here are still present, such as the lights they had put up at their “field-headquarters” and no doubt we are under surveillance of all kinds, but there is no overt, visible massing of federal law enforcement.

We are, however concerned that the domestic enemies of the Constitution that infest the federal government might try to take advantage of folks going home, and attempt to make a move on the Bundy family. We feel certain that they will want to try again at some point, perhaps in a different way, even perhaps by executing a dynamic entry raid to attempt to arrest the Bundys. And we have heard that this is being discussed, though I have not been able to directly confirm it. But it is a real risk.

Therefore, to prevent such a raid, or to at least throw a monkey wrench into any such plans and make it more difficult for them, we’re doing the following:

1: We are calling on all Oath Keepers who can possibly get here to come to the Bundy Ranch to serve as volunteers on an ongoing, rotating watch. That is not because there is any great emergency, but is a preventative measure – sort of like doing a rotation on the DMZ.

2: A rotating vigil of state legislators and current serving sheriffs at the ranch. This second part of our plan is a continuation of what we’ve already been doing. Oath Keepers helped facilitate a number of legislators from several Western States traveling to the Bundy Ranch this past week. Sheriff Mack’s Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA.org) helped ensure that some real-deal constitutional Sheriffs were also present on the side of the Bundy family.”

The timing of site’s take down is curious to say the least considering it falls not only on the heels of the Oath Keepers newest call to action, but also on news spilling out all over the place that there are mass graves for the Bundy’s cows killed by BLM and Senator Harry Reid’s corrupt multi-billion-dollar dealings with Chinese energy companies over the real reason they want the Bundy’s off that Nevada land in short order.

There are people concerned the situation unfolding out there could turn into the next Ruby Ridge or Waco Siege; however, those happened back in the pre-Internet days, when the government and its puppet media could more easily shape the narrative however they wanted to. Now we have instant communication and when it comes to a situation like this, where the government is trying to run amok all over the Constitution, We the People have to keep talking.

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VIDEO — Historic! Feds Surrender to American Citizens

Conscious Life News
Apr 13, 2014

Heavily armed cowboys celebrate victory over federal agents who backed down after being surrounded by militia demanding the return of Cliven Bundy’s cattle. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) retreated from its standoff with Bundy and his militia after attempting to forcibly capture nearly 1,000 of his cattle. The militia demanded the animals’ return to rancher Cliven Bundy. Some protesters were armed with handguns and rifles.

Read more: Heavily armed cowboys celebrate victory over federal agents who back down after being surrounded by militia demanding the return of ranchers cattle in modern-day ‘range war’

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VIDEO — Mass rally against austerity turns violent in Rome

RT
Apr 12, 2014

At least 80 people — both police and protesters — have been injured as street battles broke out in Rome, with rocks being flung and police deploying pepper spray – READ MORE http://on.rt.com/kxq34x

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Guatemalan President Will Present Plan To Legalize Marijuana

The Weed Blog

By Phillip Smith

Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina said Wednesday his country could present a plan before year’s end to legalize the production of marijuana and opium poppies. His comments came in an interview with Reuters.

Perez, a conservative and former general, has been a harsh critic of the US-led war on drugs in Latin America, repeatedly denouncing such policies at international forums. He has alsopreviously mentioned the possibility of moving to legalize marijuana and opium production, but has yet to put forward a concrete plan to do so.

But a presidential commission has been studying the issue of reforms in the country’s drug laws, and Perez told Reuters he expected the commission to make its recommendations by October and that the measures could be presented by year’s end. That could include a bill to legalize drugs, particularly marijuana, Perez said.

“The other thing we’re exploring… is the legalization of the poppy plantations on the border with Mexico, so they’re controlled and sold for medicinal ends,” Perez said. “These two things could be steps taken on a legal basis.”

While Afghanistan is by far the world’s largest opium producer, accounting for nearly 90% of global production, poppies are also grown in the Western hemisphere — in Mexico and Colombia, as well as Guatemala. Western hemisphere opium accounts for most of the heroin consumed in the United States.

Perez is keeping a careful eye on his northern neighbor, too. Mexico decriminalized drug possession in 2009, but has been loath to take further steps to end the drug war there, although there are now proposals afoot to legalize marijuana. Meanwhile, Mexican drug trafficking organizations, under pressure in their home country, have expanded their operations in Guatemala and other Central American nations.

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VIDEO — The Truth About the Nevada Rancher’s Standoff

Stefan Molyneux
Apr 10, 2014

Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy is locked in a standoff with the federal Bureau of Land Management over illegal cattle grazing, endangered tortoises and property rights. It gets even better…

The fight involves a 600,000-acre area under BLM control called Gold Butte, near the Utah border. The is the habitat of the protected desert tortoise, and the land has been off-limits for cattle since 1998.

Five years before that, when grazing was legal, Bundy stopped paying federal fees for the right. Bundy stopped paying grazing fees in 1993. He said he didn’t have to because his Mormon ancestors worked the land since the 1880s, giving him rights to the land.

“We own this land,” he said, not the feds. He said he is willing to pay grazing fees but only to Clark County, not BLM.

“Years ago, I used to have 52 neighboring ranchers,” he said. “I’m the last man standing. How come? Because BLM regulated these people off the land and out of business.”

Nevada, where various federal agencies manage or control more than 80 percent of the land, is among several Western states where ranchers have challenged federal land ownership.

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VIDEO — German police beat protesters as far-right march sparks disturbance in Wittenberge

RT
Apr 5, 2014

Clashes between police, left-wing protesters and demonstrators participating in a march aligned with the far-right group ‘Freie Kraefte Neuruppin/Osthavelland’ (NSFKN) broke out in the German town of Wittenberge, resulting in several people being detained.

The group marched under the slogan ‘Don’t watch as your city dies, become active!’ as counter-protesters rallied with the slogan ‘Stop the Nazi march in Wittenberge!’ While the NSFKN was allowed to march, police in riot gear were deployed to keep the protests separated.

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VIDEO — #WaveOfAction: Violent clashes as cops disperse protesters in Brussels

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Apr 4, 2014

Thousands rallying in waveofaction protest in Brussels against austerity measures. FULL STORY: http://on.rt.com/zoitcf

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Teenagers are smoking coffee to get high – videos included

by John Vibes
Intellihub News
Mar 31, 2014

Due to strict laws on illegal drugs, teenagers are turning to more dangerous household products to get high

(INTELLIHUB) — While police are locking people up for using illegal drugs, there are some who are using even more dangerous and harmful legal chemicals to get high.  One recent example is the dangerous new trend of smoking coffee.  When ingested through smoking, coffee is far more dangerous than many common illegal drugs.  Smoking coffee has been known to cause trouble breathing, dizziness, vomiting and even hallucinations.

The coffee is being prepared for smoking in the same way that crack cocaine is prepared, with “Chore Boy” copper scrubber and the “Glass Rose” cylinders that are sold at many gas station convenience stores.  If you saw someone smoking coffee, you may actually think that they were smoking crack.

According to MedLinePlus the full list of effects for smoking coffee include:

  • Breathing trouble
  • Changes in alertness
  • Confusion
  • Convulsions
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Fever
  • Hallucinations
  • Increased thirst
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Muscle twitching
  • Increased likelihood of outrageous behavior
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Sleeping trouble
  • Urination – increased
  • Vomiting

The following are videos showing teenagers smoking coffee with homemade devices:

As I have discussed in the past, prohibition actually encourages this sort of behavior. In the black market one of the major drawbacks is that there is no accountability among the people selling the drug.  Since anyone can get kidnapped and thrown in a cage for even dealing with the stuff, it really doesn’t make sense for people to be plastering their names and logos all over the drugs.  In this age of corporate mercantilism logos and branding may seem like a really tacky idea, but when looking at the black market we can see the value in such things.  Someone who is selling a product with their name on it, is going to go through far greater lengths to ensure the quality of their product, as opposed to someone who would remain anonymous.

This anonymity creates an incentive for people to be dishonest with what they sell.  This could lead to rip offs, or downright contamination of the drug with unwanted harmful substances.  This is why there was bathtub gin that would make you go blind if your drank it during alcohol prohibition.  This is also the reason why some of the harder street drugs today are cut with toxic chemicals that increase the chance of overdose ten fold.  The fact that the drugs need to be smuggled also creates the incentive to make drugs more potent, and thus in some circumstances more dangerous.  The increased potency and decreased availability inevitably leads to a massive increase in cost.  The increased cost is a whole other issue with its own unique side effects in regards to drug safety.  When the price of the real drugs go up, people just start huffing paint thinner, smoking bath salts and cooking up crystal meth in their basements, which is then even many times more dangerous than the unbranded drugs on the black market.

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John Vibes is an investigative journalist, staff writer and editor for Intellihub News where this article originally appeared. He is also the author of an 65 chapter Book entitled “Alchemy of the Timeless Renaissance” and is an artist with an established record label. You can find him on his Facebook.
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Hobocops: Police posing as homeless to catch distracted drivers at intersections

Metro
Mar 26, 2014

Toronto Police Const. Brian Kellar posing as a homeless man targets distracted drivers. (image credit: Twitter/@PCArsenault )

Imagine sitting in your car and being approached by a man in a hooded jacket carrying a piece of cardboard that says “I’ve Got High Hopes — Frank Sinatra.”

What comes to mind?

If you thought “panhandler,” you would be wrong. It turns out the man is a cop, and he probably has high hopes of catching you on your cellphone.

Recently, a Toronto police officer, dressed in a jacket and jeans and carrying the above-mentioned sign, took to walking among vehicles coming off Highway 401 at Markham Rd., in search of distracted drivers.

When a culprit was discovered, out would come the badge from behind the coat, and the sign would be flipped to read: “Hello I’m a police officer. If you are reading this, you are about to get a cellphone ticket.”

Sneaky? Creative? Or just plain wrong?

Even if the average citizen is more accustomed to tales of undercover police officers cracking drug trafficking rings than slapping fines on cellphone users, experts say the move is perfectly legal.

“On the scale of activity designed to catch people breaking the law, it is at the low end of deceit,” said defence lawyer Frank Addario, who recently crafted a draft policy on carding for the Toronto police.

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Court Rules Off The Grid Living Is Illegal

by Daniel Jennings
Pakalert Press

Living off the grid is illegal in Cape Coral, Florida, according to a court ruling Thursday.

Special Magistrate Harold S. Eskin ruled that the city’s codes allow Robin Speronis to live without utility power but she is still required to hook her home to the city’s water system. Her alternative source of power must be approved by the city, Eskin said.

As previously reported in Off The Grid News, Speronis has been fighting the city of Cape Coral since November when a code enforcement officer tried to evict her from her home for living without utilities. The city contends that Speronis violated the International Property Maintenance Code by relying on rain water instead of the city water system and solar panels instead of the electric grid.

“It was a mental fistfight,” Speronis’ attorney Todd Allen said of Eskin’s review of his clients’ case. “There’s an inherent conflict in the code.”

Part of the conflict: She must hook up to the water system, although officials acknowledge she does not have to use it.

Speronis told Off The Grid News in February she hopes to win her case and set a precedent for others in her situation. After court Thursday, Speronis told Off The Grid News that she actually won on two of three counts, although she acknowledged her legal battle is far from over.

“But what happens in the courtroom is much less important than touching people’s hearts and minds,” she said. “I think that we are continuing to be successful in doing just that and I am so pleased — there is hope! [Friday] morning, as I took my two hour walk, there was a young man, unknown to me, who drove by me, tooted his horn and said, ‘Robin, congratulations on your victory yesterday, keep up the fight and God bless you.’ That is beautiful.”

(Editor’s note: Hear our earlier interview with Robin Speronis here.)

Magistrate Admits Code is Unreasonable

Eskin spent several hours reviewing the case and admitted that the code might be obsolete, the local Press-News newspaper reported.

“Reasonableness and code requirements don’t always go hand-in-hand … given societal and technical changes (that) requires review of code ordinances,” Eskin was quoted as saying.

Eskin’s remarks indicate that he views the code as both obsolete and unreasonable and in need of change. Yet he felt he had to enforce it.

The city did overstep its authority and may have violated due process procedures, Eskin noted. He felt that the city had not given Speronis proper notice of violations and ruled that some of the charges against her were unfounded.

“I am in compliance,” Speronis told the News-Press. “I’m in compliance of living … you may have to hook-up, but you don’t have to use it. Well, what’s the point?”

Case is Unresolved

Speronis disconnected all the utilities from her modest home in Cape Coral for an experiment in off-the-grid living some time ago. City officials ignored her activities until she went public and discussed them with Liza Fernandez, a reporter for a local TV station. A code enforcement officer designated Speronis’s home as uninhabitable and gave her an eviction notice a day after the piece aired.

The widow and former real estate agent now has two choices. She can either restore her hookup to the water system by the end of March or appeal Eskin’s ruling to the courts.

It is not known what action the city will take but city officials told Fernandez that they would be willing to let Speronis stay in her home if conditions are “sanitary.” At the hearing, Eskin noted that city officials have not actually been in Speronis’s home to make that determination.

The International Property Maintenance Code is used in communities throughout the United States and Canada. The code states that properties are unsafe to live in if they do not have electricity and running water. Speronis has electricity and water. She gets running water by collecting rainwater and electricity from solar panels.


Little City, Big Heart: Middleton, ID Unanimously Bans NDAA Indefinite Detention

by Dan Johnson
P.A.N.D.A. People Against The NDAA
Mar 26, 2014

MIDDLETON, ID – In a unanimous vote of 4-0, the Middleton, Idaho city council banned the application of the NDAA and the laws of war within their city. With the passage of the Middleton resolution, 5 cities have now stood for the Constitutional rights of their people.

What’s unique about this win though, is the sincerity and quick action of the council. Middleton is a little city, with a big heart.

The 2012 NDAA, or National Defense Authorization Act, contains two provisions, sections 1021 and 1022, which violate over 14 provisions of the U.S. Constitution. These sections, known as the detention provisions, allow for the indefinite military detention of any person, including an American citizen, without charge or trial. Further, they allow for the extrajudicial execution, torture, and rendition of any person held in military custody, as well as the lockdown of American cities under military control.

Middleton joins Albany, NY, Webster and Oxford, MA, Gem County, and Emmett, ID in declaring their city is not a battlefield, not subject to the laws of war and no person will:

“arrest or capture any person in Middleton, or citizen of Middleton within the United States, with the intent of “detention under the law of war,” or

actually subject a person in Middleton to “disposition under the law of war,” or

subject any person to targeted killing in Middleton, or citizen of Middleton within the United States”

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MIDDLETON, ID – In a unanimous vote of 4-0, the Middleton, Idaho city council banned the application of the NDAA and the laws of war within their city. With the passage of the Middleton resolution, 5 cities have now stood for the Constitutional rights of their people.

What’s unique about this win though, is the sincerity and quick action of the council. Middleton is a little city, with a big heart.

The 2012 NDAA, or National Defense Authorization Act, contains two provisions, sections 1021 and 1022, which violate over 14 provisions of the U.S. Constitution. These sections, known as the detention provisions, allow for the indefinite military detention of any person, including an American citizen, without charge or trial. Further, they allow for the extrajudicial execution, torture, and rendition of any person held in military custody, as well as the lockdown of American cities under military control.

Middleton joins Albany, NY, Webster and Oxford, MA, Gem County, and Emmett, ID in declaring their city is not a battlefield, not subject to the laws of war and no person will:

“arrest or capture any person in Middleton, or citizen of Middleton within the United States, with the intent of “detention under the law of war,” or

actually subject a person in Middleton to “disposition under the law of war,” or

subject any person to targeted killing in Middleton, or citizen of Middleton within the United States”

PANDA Idaho’s Jason Casella noted:

“Panda Idaho would like to congratulate the great people of Middleton who have now become the second city in Idaho to block indefinite detention and laws of war. They have elected a fine group to represent them. I have been to a lot of city council meetings and have never seen one so efficient and detail oriented. The people applaud Middleton’s council for honoring their oath and doing so with no reservations.”

As Jason said, the city council of Middleton deserves some special recognition. In most cities and counties, including all of the above, the NDAA Resistance had to apply massive pressure to get anything passed.

In Middleton, it was different. Thanks to the behind-the scenes work of Councilor Lenny Riccio, when the Resistance presented the Restoring Constitutional Governance Resolution for their consideration, the council did not hesitate. They understood their oaths, acting from their hearts. Without a word, and with only three citizens in the chambers asking them to defend the rights of their people, the council did not hesitate.

Acting on one accord, after less than 10 minutes of discussion, the Middleton City Council passed the RCGR unanimously on Wednesday.

PLEASE take the time with us to thank one of the city council members or mayor of Middleton for their relentless dedication to liberty:

Mayor Darin Taylor:
dtaylor@middletonidaho.us

Rob Kiser:
Rkiser@middletoncity.com

Carrie Huggins:
Chuggins@middletoncity.com

Brad Spencer
Bspencer@middletoncity.com

Lenny Riccio
Lriccio@middletoncity.com

The NDAA Resistance is rising. 6 jurisdictions have already banned the NDAA/laws of war from their area. Yours could be next. Get started, and get expert help, for your community HERE: http://pandaunite.org/takeback/

DONATE to help support these efforts across the country: http://pandaunite.org/donate

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Dan Johnson is the Founder and National Director of People Against the NDAA. Invite him to speak to your group here: https://pandaunite.org/aboutus/contactus/
Read more at http://pandaunite.org/ndaa-little-city-big-heart-middleton-id-unanimously-bans-ndaa-indefinite-detention/#417QOlSqAqCUA6PI.99

MIDDLETON, ID – In a unanimous vote of 4-0, the Middleton, Idaho city council banned the application of the NDAA and the laws of war within their city. With the passage of the Middleton resolution, 5 cities have now stood for the Constitutional rights of their people.

What’s unique about this win though, is the sincerity and quick action of the council. Middleton is a little city, with a big heart.

The 2012 NDAA, or National Defense Authorization Act, contains two provisions, sections 1021 and 1022, which violate over 14 provisions of the U.S. Constitution. These sections, known as the detention provisions, allow for the indefinite military detention of any person, including an American citizen, without charge or trial. Further, they allow for the extrajudicial execution, torture, and rendition of any person held in military custody, as well as the lockdown of American cities under military control.

Middleton joins Albany, NY, Webster and Oxford, MA, Gem County, and Emmett, ID in declaring their city is not a battlefield, not subject to the laws of war and no person will:

“arrest or capture any person in Middleton, or citizen of Middleton within the United States, with the intent of “detention under the law of war,” or

actually subject a person in Middleton to “disposition under the law of war,” or

subject any person to targeted killing in Middleton, or citizen of Middleton within the United States”

PANDA Idaho’s Jason Casella noted:

“Panda Idaho would like to congratulate the great people of Middleton who have now become the second city in Idaho to block indefinite detention and laws of war. They have elected a fine group to represent them. I have been to a lot of city council meetings and have never seen one so efficient and detail oriented. The people applaud Middleton’s council for honoring their oath and doing so with no reservations.”

As Jason said, the city council of Middleton deserves some special recognition. In most cities and counties, including all of the above, the NDAA Resistance had to apply massive pressure to get anything passed.

In Middleton, it was different. Thanks to the behind-the scenes work of Councilor Lenny Riccio, when the Resistance presented the Restoring Constitutional Governance Resolution for their consideration, the council did not hesitate. They understood their oaths, acting from their hearts. Without a word, and with only three citizens in the chambers asking them to defend the rights of their people, the council did not hesitate.

Acting on one accord, after less than 10 minutes of discussion, the Middleton City Council passed the RCGR unanimously on Wednesday.

PLEASE take the time with us to thank one of the city council members or mayor of Middleton for their relentless dedication to liberty:

Mayor Darin Taylor:
dtaylor@middletonidaho.us

Rob Kiser:
Rkiser@middletoncity.com

Carrie Huggins:
Chuggins@middletoncity.com

Brad Spencer
Bspencer@middletoncity.com

Lenny Riccio
Lriccio@middletoncity.com

The NDAA Resistance is rising. 6 jurisdictions have already banned the NDAA/laws of war from their area. Yours could be next. Get started, and get expert help, for your community HERE: http://pandaunite.org/takeback/

DONATE to help support these efforts across the country: http://pandaunite.org/donate

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Dan Johnson is the Founder and National Director of People Against the NDAA. Invite him to speak to your group here: https://pandaunite.org/aboutus/contactus/
Read more at http://pandaunite.org/ndaa-little-city-big-heart-middleton-id-unanimously-bans-ndaa-indefinite-detention/#417QOlSqAqCUA6PI.99

MIDDLETON, ID – In a unanimous vote of 4-0, the Middleton, Idaho city council banned the application of the NDAA and the laws of war within their city. With the passage of the Middleton resolution, 5 cities have now stood for the Constitutional rights of their people.

What’s unique about this win though, is the sincerity and quick action of the council. Middleton is a little city, with a big heart.

The 2012 NDAA, or National Defense Authorization Act, contains two provisions, sections 1021 and 1022, which violate over 14 provisions of the U.S. Constitution. These sections, known as the detention provisions, allow for the indefinite military detention of any person, including an American citizen, without charge or trial. Further, they allow for the extrajudicial execution, torture, and rendition of any person held in military custody, as well as the lockdown of American cities under military control.

Middleton joins Albany, NY, Webster and Oxford, MA, Gem County, and Emmett, ID in declaring their city is not a battlefield, not subject to the laws of war and no person will:

“arrest or capture any person in Middleton, or citizen of Middleton within the United States, with the intent of “detention under the law of war,” or

actually subject a person in Middleton to “disposition under the law of war,” or

subject any person to targeted killing in Middleton, or citizen of Middleton within the United States”

PANDA Idaho’s Jason Casella noted:

“Panda Idaho would like to congratulate the great people of Middleton who have now become the second city in Idaho to block indefinite detention and laws of war. They have elected a fine group to represent them. I have been to a lot of city council meetings and have never seen one so efficient and detail oriented. The people applaud Middleton’s council for honoring their oath and doing so with no reservations.”

As Jason said, the city council of Middleton deserves some special recognition. In most cities and counties, including all of the above, the NDAA Resistance had to apply massive pressure to get anything passed.

In Middleton, it was different. Thanks to the behind-the scenes work of Councilor Lenny Riccio, when the Resistance presented the Restoring Constitutional Governance Resolution for their consideration, the council did not hesitate. They understood their oaths, acting from their hearts. Without a word, and with only three citizens in the chambers asking them to defend the rights of their people, the council did not hesitate.

Acting on one accord, after less than 10 minutes of discussion, the Middleton City Council passed the RCGR unanimously on Wednesday.

PLEASE take the time with us to thank one of the city council members or mayor of Middleton for their relentless dedication to liberty:

Mayor Darin Taylor:
dtaylor@middletonidaho.us

Rob Kiser:
Rkiser@middletoncity.com

Carrie Huggins:
Chuggins@middletoncity.com

Brad Spencer
Bspencer@middletoncity.com

Lenny Riccio
Lriccio@middletoncity.com

The NDAA Resistance is rising. 6 jurisdictions have already banned the NDAA/laws of war from their area. Yours could be next. Get started, and get expert help, for your community HERE: http://pandaunite.org/takeback/

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The Aftermath of Melvin Highrise Stabbings and the Surprising Twist of Lethal Force Tactics — video included

by Frankie Gotz
Canadian Awareness Network
Mar 11, 2014

OCCURRENCE OF EVENTS

A total of four people were stabbed.  Three people in their late thirties, possibly early forties and one elderly lady who was in her sixties.  But what hasn’t been disclosed is the rest of the story.  This madman successfully stabbed four people but he tried to stab a lot of others.  The madman’s name is Kevin Richards, age 27, who has a history of mental illness.  His mental  illness he had or has is unknown.

From my investigation the following is what happened. (This might not be in chronological order of how it really went down)  It started on the 12th floor were  this madman physically assaulted a man on that floor by trying to stab him and punched him. Kevin is a tenant of the building and he punched his roommate .  After he tried to kill his roommate , the madman grabbed a knife and started running through the building up and down the stair cases.

Kevin ran down to the 8th floor where he stabbed a man in the neck at his front door. The man that got stabbed  made his way into the stair case hoping the madman would chase him but instead Kevin forced his way into the apartment and stabbed a sixty year old lady in the neck in her own living room, this lady was the mother of the man who just got stabbed. After Kevin stabbed the old lady he ran out the front door and chased her son down the staircase.  The old lady courageously followed and chased the madman down the stairs hoping that she can help defend her son.  By that time her son was bleeding pretty bad and entered the 4th floor from the stair case.  He went down the hall to to get the other stair case located on the other side of the building and ran down the remaining flights of stairs where he opened the door to go outside and  went to Go Go Pizza.

DSCN0607He chased two 15 year old girls with the knife trying to stab them but both of them managed to get away on the 10th floor.  The time of when he chased the girls is unknown , whether if it was before or after the stabbing of man and his elderly mother is unknown but it most likely could’ve happened before the 8th floor incident.

After Kevin stabbed the two victims on the 8th floor, he made his way into an apartment on the 1st floor.  In the apartment there was two parents, a child and a dog.  Kevin began to stab the mother by attempting to stab her in the neck and face but she put her hands up and got her hands cut up. There was a little girl the age of nine sleeping in her room. The madman furiously started looking around the apartment to stab more victims and went and checked the bathroom.  Thank God he did not hurt the little girl.   After he opened the bathroom door the father came out of another room and Kevin attacked him by stabbing the father in the neck and head.  The madman also decided to stab the little girls dog.

After that Kevin forced his way into another apartment on the 1st floor where he started looking through their kitchen to obtain more knives. The courageous resident somehow subdued him and literally threw him off of the balcony.  There are other stories also floating around that Kevin didn’t get thrown but he jumped.

Kevin got back up on his feet, hopped the fence in the front parking lot and tried to break into Go Go Pizza and also tried to break into some tenant’s apartment above Go Go Pizza.  After being unsuccessful in the break and enter attempt he then  jumped off the second story balcony and sprained his ankle and continued to perpetuate his rampage.

Police later shot Kevin with rubber bullets, tazered him and took him into custody on a stretcher.  The surprising twist is how the police utilized their less lethal force tactics on a psycho killer but decided to use brutal deadly force on people who were no where near as a threat like this madman.

Kevin Richards has been arrested but still hasn’t been charged as of today (March 10th).  His roommate informed me that he has been informed that Kevin will not be around society life for at least ten years.

His roommate made mention that Kevin was acting strange a month before the incident by not “grooming himself” and keeping good hygiene.  The roommate believes that Kevin might be schizophrenic, a mental illness in which the person hears voices in their head that is not is theirs, but that is just the opinion of the roommate and not diagnosed by a doctor.

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VIDEO — Girls vs Cops: Violent clashes erupt at Intl Women’s Day march in Turkey

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Mass Stabbing On Melvin- Police Use of Force Legitimized

by Frankie Gotz
Canadian Awareness Network
Mar 9, 2014

On March 8th around 10 pm  a psychopath (or psychopaths) made his (or their) way into a building located on Melvin Avenue in Hamilton Ontario.  The suspect/s was just opening random doors to apartments and stabbing people.  A total of four individuals got stabbed.  An old lady and her son got stabbed in the neck.  Here is raw footage from one of the crime scenes minutes after the stabbing.  The Hamilton Police responded extremely quickly.

Updated info: the madman also stabbed a husband in the neck, his wife in her hand and their dog on first floor

As of right now it is unclear how many perpetrator stabbers there were.  There was a stand off with the madman stabber at a pizza shop at a location near the crime scenes.  Eye witnesses reported that madman was shot with rubber bullets and tazered.   Later there were reports of ‘another individual carrying what appeared to be a knife through the hallways’, one resident told me she saw him while peeping through her peephole. There are reports of the second individual being seen in the back of a police vehicle, although it has not been 100% verified that two individuals were arrested. The witness might’ve saw the primary suspect and thought it was someone else .

These events are scenarios where deadly force is absolutely necessary. This stabber (or these stabbers) were literally sociopathic  or psychopathic. They malevolently broke into random peoples homes and  attempted to kill all of them.  Although I am extremely impressed with the response time of these courageous officers, it came as a shock that they shot this out of control madman with only rubber bullets when clearly this man had no care for life and would’ve stabbed anyone of any age that came near him.

It blows my mind that deadly force was used in the cases such Andreas Chinnery who allegedly only had a bat and was not hurting anyone, Steve Mesic who allegedly only had a small tiny rectangular garden shovel, Phonesay Chantachak for simply fleeing in a vehicle from out of uniform officers and countless others. For whatever reason the Hamilton Police chose to spare the life of the madman stabber.

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These are the types of events that spark large debates amongst Canadians about the human right to own firearms for the purposes of self defense with deadly force.

 HAMILTON SPECTATOR BELOW

A suspect is in custody, subdued according to witnesses by jolts from a police Taser, after a multiple stabbing Saturday night at a highrise in the city’s east end.

Four people were stabbed, two suffering serious injuries, in the incident that occurred just before 10 p.m. at 221 Melvin Avenue, near Parkdale.

The province’s Special Investigations Unit has been called in.

Police received “numerous” 9-1-1 calls at about 9:50 p.m. and officers arrived on scene to find the four victims, who needed immediate assistance.

As police were helping them, a man was identified from a distance as the person who was involved in the altercation, Staff Sergeant Mike Webber said.

He fled on foot and police officers gave chase.

Webber said as a result of the police contact with the suspect, the SIU was alerted.

EMS platoon commander Jim Summers said a 60-year-old woman was stabbed in the neck and a 37-year-old man was stabbed in the neck and head. Both were taken to Hamilton General Hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Two more patients were taken to St. Joe’s with minor lacerations to their hands.

The fifth person, believed to be the suspect, was taken to hospital with a broken ankle.

Webber said he is receiving medical treatment.

Misty Crouse, who lives across the street, said the stabbing started inside the highrise on the 12th floor. She saw three people taken out on a stretcher.

She said the suspect came out if the building and climbed up the balcony of a pizza shop next door.

“He jumped off of the balcony and they Tasered him three times. He had a knife, it looked like a hunting knife,” Crouse said.

She said the man was obviously “out of it, but they kept shooting him with the Tasers.”

“He was just sitting there with the knife, he kept wiping it on his pants.”

Webber would not comment on whether a Taser was used.

A forensics unit was on scene and the Special Investigation Unit, which investigates whenever a civilian is injured or killed in interactions with police, arrived around midnight. The SIU has four investigators and two forensic officers on site. Lead investigator Dean Seymour said early Sunday morning that their probe will focus on the area of the pizza shop where the police interaction occurred, not the apartment building.

Melvin Avenue is closed at Parkdale Avenue while police continue the investigation.


PODCAST — An Interview with Freeman Burt and Dr. Tom – “How to Research: Case Study – Cannabis” – #191

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Feb 25, 2014

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Today Tom and Freeman Burt join the Gnostic Media podcast again to discuss “How to Research: Case Study – Cannabis”. This episode is being released on Sunday, February 25, 2014, and was recorded yesterday.

Both Dr. Tom and Freeman Burt have been on the Gnostic Media podcast a number of times, and for more information on them, see the Slaves Anonymous Section on the Gnositc media website, and also:

Burt’s Website: www.onlyfreemen.com
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VIDEO — Obama The Prince

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Mar 3, 2014

Power acquisition and maintenance has always been the same. We need to be aware of this animal, so that someday, we can butcher it.

This video is two things

1. A message to the people about our unchanging power structure. Listen and don’t forget.

2. A warning for The Prince. The elite follow the Machiavellian way, but we too can use it to sharpen our daggers.

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Update On P.E.I. Man Detained To Mental Hospital For Acts Of Kindess — video included

by Terry Wilson
Canadian Awareness Network
Mar 26, 2014

[Potent News editor's note/update: According to this article and someone who posted at Richard Wright's facebook page yesterday, he is now free.]

Yesterday I posted a video on Youtube about a man named Richard Wright in P.E.I. Richard had gone into the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia to hand out money to total strangers who he thought could use some help. This act of kindness has been reciprocated by the RCMP and the Charlottetown hospital detaining him for mental evaluation.

As I have looked into this story, looking to make sense of how this could have happened. The more strange it has become!

After his spree of kindness, the Halifax police pulled Richard over. They deemed that he was OK and had not committed any kind of a crime so they let him go. Then as he drove into the province of Prince Edward Island, he was again pulled over. This time it was by the RCMP and a mental health crisis team. They evaluated Richard and deemed that he should be detained to the hospital. Richard has been in the hospital against his will since that time (March 20).

Since then, Richards story has been picked up in national and international news outlets. With most commenter’s appalled by the situation. A Facebook page called #OpFreeRichardRight has been started and at the time of this article has nearly 5,000 people in it.  [Potent News editor's note: For some reason I haven't been able to access this facebook page.]

One poster who has apparently been in contact with Richard posted a message from him.

“March 25th 2014 UPDATE
Today I received notice that the Mental Health Review Board consisting of:
Debbie Flood – Vickerson, Nurse Manager, Unit 9
Dr. Nadeem Dada – Psychiatrist on Board
Dr. Christine Beck, Attending Psychiatrist Chair, Mental Health Board?
will be held on Friday March 28th at 930am. The meeting was originally scheduled to appeal my involuntary admission to the Unit 9 Psychiatric Facility. Today, after receiving the notice of the date and participants of the appeal meeting, I was notified that it was also to include other matters which consisted of: Dr. Becks desire to issue a certificate of incapacity and capability to manage my own affairs, which would include losing custody of my kids. That would be a bad thing for us if they did succeed with this.
Since being abducted by the system on March 20th I have requested an official copy of the Mental Health Act and Access to my medical records in preparation for the Mental Health Review Board Appeal Meeting. Those documents have not yet been provided and it appears they they never will be. I did receive a summary photocopy that clearly states that it is for information and reference purposes only, and is NOT the official version, which contains the yearly revisions, and complete information.
I am still restricted to my room and I am only allowed out for short periods of time. Today I was also notified that I can only receive and make phone calls to my two daughter, my mom, my ex, and my brother. I am also not allowed to receive visits from others. It seems as that are trying to crack me but I am a strong guy…how far will they go?
I believe that there is a conspiracy going on at high levels because I am smart enough to and knowledgeable enough to expose all of the injustices being done by the entire population of the planet, or at least 89% of us. I figure that there is a plan for complete world domination and suppression and even population control plans in the works. If they get their way they would likely give me a needle and silence me for good. This is getting very very serious. I just wanted to help make the world a fair and just place place for all. We are on the verge of losing the battle. This is our time to step up. IT IS NOW! NOW NOW OR NEVER! I am still optimistic and anything you can do to help would be appreciated. As of right now I am looking for a lawyer which is the best of the best.
I have a lot of things posted on my wall that I would like each and everyone of you to go through and read. It will help you to better understand that this is a lot bigger than anyone could have imagined.
https://www.facebook.com/richard.wright.39589?fref=ts
Sadly and Sincerely, Richard.”

After scanning his Facebook wall, I could not find anything that could be seen as grounds for mental evaluation. His posts mainly consist of links to stories about highly paid CEO’s and bankers, income inequality, free energy, and some Memes about the NSA, and things of that nature.

These topics could be seen as controversial, but is grounds for hospitalization? Apparently here in Canada it is.

[related: Statement From Richard Wright]


Thailand: Protesters to Refocus Movement

by Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post
March 1, 2014

With the “Shutdown Bangkok” campaign a success, protesters plan on consolidating stages and refocusing with their newly gained momentum.

The “Shutdown Bangkok” campaign was designed to coordinate pressure on the regime of US-backed dictator Thaksin Shinawatra and his proxy political machine headed by his own sister, Yingluck Shinawatra. Elections held on February 2, 2014 were successfully boycotted by over half the population in an unprecedented display of unified national defiance by the Thai people.

Since the elections, the regime has responded with an expanding campaign of armed terror that has left many dead, and many more horribly maimed, mainly from grenade attacks and gunfire launched by professional mercenaries, pro-regime thugs, and elements of the police loyal to the regime. Among the dead have been children.

Image: Occupy Bangkok has exposed and hobbled the Wall Street-backed regime of Thaksin Shinawatra. With the February 2, 2014 sham-elections an abject failure, the campaign has been a success. The protest leaders are now consolidating stages into one single location from which they can concentrate their efforts to ease the Thaksin regime into permanent collapse.

Consolidating Stages

Before the city-spanning “Shutdown Bangkok” campaign began, there was a single demonstration site including two stages at and near Bangkok’s Democracy Monument. It was announced yesterday evening that beginning on March 3, all of the stages that have been set up for “Shutdown Bangkok” will be consolidated once again, this time at Lumpini Park, near the Silom business district – accessible by Lumpini MRT station and Sala Daeng BTS station.

The move was long overdue – with the regime now fully exposed as both lacking any kind of democratic mandate, and resorting to violence as it clings with increasing desperation to power. The protesters at a single site can now continue organizing action against the regime, as well as direct resources toward the more impressive single-day mass protests (and the warm-up marches proceeding them) that have been the hallmarks of the months-long movement.

Security for a single site will also be easier to manage. In the wake of growing terrorism employed by the regime, and the regime’s Western backers feigning ignorance over who is behind the escalating violence despite overt admissions from the regime and its supporters weeks ago published in the US State Department-linked TIME Magazine.

In TIME’s “Bangkok Shutdown: Yingluck Supporters Prepare to Fight for Democracy,” it’s reported that:

As Thailand’s anti-government protests enter their fourth day, observers say prospects for violent confrontation are increasing, with reports of government supporters stockpiling weapons in case of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s ouster.

According to the Bangkok Post, radical members of the Red Shirts — diehard champions of Yingluck and her notorious brother Thaksin Shinawatra — are readying a cache of arms in case the 46-year-old premier is forced from office by either military or judicial intervention.The paper quoted a Red Shirt source as saying “There are strong anti-coup and anti-court sentiments among the red-shirt mavericks who are familiar and experienced with weapon use.”

What’s Next? 

For protest leaders, the next step is to simply wait for the regime to continue unraveling. It has lost vast amounts of support, even among rural rice farmers who have turned against the regime in the wake of the disastrous rice subsidy program that have left thousands of farmers unpaid, destitute, and desperate, and the nation’s rice industry crumbling.

For the protesters themselves, organizing smaller direct action committees to develop and implement local solutions addressing a wide range of issues, from education to economics, and even helping the victims of the regime including the farmers – would be a good way to continue undermining the regime as well as move constructively toward a different paradigm beyond elections, corrupt politicians, and endless, futile political bickering.

The regime is expected to continue employing violence and terrorism against growing dissent. It, along with its Western backers, have continuously peddled the narrative of a coming “civil war.” As pointed out many times before, this is not even remotely possible. Instead, the regime will use widespread terrorism and propaganda to appear as such, to make increasing violence appear to be a “people’s movement” rather than state-sanctioned brutality.

Recently, the regime’s deputy secretary-general to the prime minister and “red-shirt” leader Suporn Attawong claimed he was assembling a 600,000-strong “pro-government Democracy Protection Volunteers Group,” as reported by the Bangkok Post’s article, “Red shirt hardliner seeks 600,000 men.” With the regime failing utterly to fill even a single stadium in Bangkok to counter massive and prolonged anti-regime protests, the prospect of assembling an able-bodied army of 600,000 men is slim to none.

The regime’s ludicrous posturing heralds increasingly desperate moves as it attempts to cling to power. However, the protests are growing, well led, determined, and highly motivated. Their patience and prudence has and will continue to work against the regime – with the regime’s attempts to strike back only expediting its fall.

Tony Cartalucci’s articles have appeared on many alternative media websites, including his own at Land Destroyer Report, Alternative Thai News Network and LocalOrg.

Read other contributed articles by Tony Cartalucci here.


Alaska Voters Will Soon Decide on Marijuana Legalization

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JASON REDMOND

by Elizabeth Renter
Natural Society
March 1, 2014

It’s official, Alaska voters will soon decide whether or not to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in their state. The proposal officially qualified for a statewide ballot on Wednesday after thousands of signatures were verified and certified by Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell. On August 17, voters in the northernmost state will go to the polls for pot.

As Reuters reports, if voters approve the measure, it would make Alaska the third state to legalize recreational marijuana, coming after Colorado and Washington who approved recreational pot in later 2012.

The proposed initiative would allow adults ages 21 and over to possess up to one ounce of marijuana for personal use and to grow up to six plants for their own consumption.

In addition, the proposal “charts a course” for a system of state-regulated marijuana sales as we see in Colorado, where dispensaries made well over $1 million in just their first day of business.

“A bipartisan tidal wave of public support for regulating marijuana like alcohol in Alaska has pushed this issue onto the ballot, and we will be running an aggressive campaign designed to build momentum on that,” said legalization campaign spokesman Taylor Bickford.

Marijuana users in the state aren’t the only ones who would benefit from the law. The state itself would collect a tax of $50 per ounce sold at the wholesale level.

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Oops, I Voted for Liberty: Gem County, ID Defeats NDAA 2-1

by Dan Johnson
P.A.N.D.A. People Against The NDAA
Feb 26, 2014

PANDA NDAA Victory Updates
BOWLING GREEN – In a vote of 2-1, the Gem County, Idaho Commission voted to prohibit the application of the laws of war, including under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, and any similar law or authority, in Gem County.

One commissioner, even, did it on accident.

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is an annual Federal law which typically authorizes funding for the armed forces. However, in 2012, two sections, Section 1021 and 1022, were slipped in. These sections authorize the President of the United States to order the military to detain any person, indefinitely, without charge or trial, and apply the laws of war to U.S. soil.

People Against the NDAA (PANDA) has been facilitating local and state level resistance to the 2012 NDAA for over two years. Founded in January 2012, PANDA has introduced or pushed over 18 pieces of state legislation, including 2014 legislation in Arizona, Idaho, and Wyoming. On the local level, PANDA has helped NDAA Resistance leaders in 4 cities, including the Capitol of New York, prohibit the NDAA’s detention provisions and the laws of war in their city.

When PANDA Idaho showed up with over 40 people to a Gem County, ID Commissioners meeting on Monday, the Chair of the Commission, Carlos Bilbao, ordered over 30 people to leave. PANDA Idaho’s Jason Casella was there:

Concerned and vigilant citizens came to the county commission at 4pm on a Monday leaving work early or completely missing work to ensure their rights are protected. They were blindsided when they showed up in support of the RCG and shuffled into a room upstairs where they could hardly hear what was happening. When citizens informed commissioner Carlos Bilbao that ‘the clerk has an open courtroom and we can use that’ the commissioner responded that “he is in charge, not her.”

In the video below, you can hear muffled complaints from the people in attendance, asking to use the upstairs room, the hallway, or another place where they could meet and still see the meeting in progress. The Commission refused.

After unceremoniously kicking their citizens out of the meeting, the commission debated sending a letter to Congress as well as voting on the resolution. This resolution, drafted by the Patriot Coalition, would go further than a simple letter in that it would recognize the laws of war, including under the NDAA, as unConstitutional and therefore unlawful in their County. This would prohibit its use, and require local, state and Federal law enforcement to prevent its application in Gem County.

Regardless of the actions of the chair, thanks to the leadership of Commissioner Mark Rekow and Jason Casella, the Restoring Constitutional Governance Resolution (RCG) passed 2-1.

The best part?

Chair Bilbao accidentally voted ”yes” on the resolution.

While assuming he was voting on a letter to Congress, Chair Bilbao accidentally voted to pass the RCG Resolution. Toward the end of the video below, you can see him completely confused as to his vote, and, after Jason asks if they voted on the Resolution, he doesn’t realize he voted yes on both. Yet he did, and whether by accident or on purpose, liberty, civil rights, and the unalienable right to a fair trial will take hold in Gem County, Idaho.

By passing the RCG Resolution, Gem County, Idaho become the first county in the nation to completely ban the laws of war, including the NDAA, in its jurisdiction. PANDA Idaho’s Jason Casella noted:

“I want to thank all of the great citizens of gem counting for acting on the issue and making the sacrifice to be at the courthouse on a Monday afternoon.”

There are many things coming down the pipeline as the national security state, and the militarization of America, continues. But when it comes to the NDAA, 2 years of concentrated effort is starting to pay off.

Albany, NY – Oct 7th, 2013
Oxford, MA – Oct 9th, 2013
Webster, MA – Oct 21st, 2013
Emmett, ID – Dec 17th, 2013
Gem County, ID – February 24th, 2014

On this issue, at least, the tide has turned in our favor.

PANDA Idaho is working with citizens in over 10 cities and counties in the state to defeat the NDAA at a local level, while over 60 cities are considering it nationwide. Grab your packet and start taking back your county/city HERE: http://pandaunite.org/takeback/

DONATE and support the 2014 Take Back Tour to help us take this message across the nation, and ensure more victories like this in the future: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/panda-take-back-concert-tour/x/6276168

PANDA NDAA Victory Updates

BOWLING GREEN – In a vote of 2-1, the Gem County, Idaho Commission voted to prohibit the application of the laws of war, including under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, and any similar law or authority, in Gem County.

One commissioner, even, did it on accident.

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is an annual Federal law which typically authorizes funding for the armed forces. However, in 2012, two sections, Section 1021 and 1022, were slipped in. These sections authorize the President of the United States to order the military to detain any person, indefinitely, without charge or trial, and apply the laws of war to U.S. soil.

People Against the NDAA (PANDA) has been facilitating local and state level resistance to the 2012 NDAA for over two years. Founded in January 2012, PANDA has introduced or pushed over 18 pieces of state legislation, including 2014 legislation in Arizona, Idaho, and Wyoming. On the local level, PANDA has helped NDAA Resistance leaders in 4 cities, including the Capitol of New York, prohibit the NDAA’s detention provisions and the laws of war in their city.

When PANDA Idaho showed up with over 40 people to a Gem County, ID Commissioners meeting on Monday, the Chair of the Commission, Carlos Bilbao, ordered over 30 people to leave. PANDA Idaho’s Jason Casella was there:

Concerned and vigilant citizens came to the county commission at 4pm on a Monday leaving work early or completely missing work to ensure their rights are protected. They were blindsided when they showed up in support of the RCG and shuffled into a room upstairs where they could hardly hear what was happening. When citizens informed commissioner Carlos Bilbao that ‘the clerk has an open courtroom and we can use that’ the commissioner responded that “he is in charge, not her.”

In the video below, you can hear muffled complaints from the people in attendance, asking to use the upstairs room, the hallway, or another place where they could meet and still see the meeting in progress. The Commission refused.

After unceremoniously kicking their citizens out of the meeting, the commission debated sending a letter to Congress as well as voting on the resolution. This resolution, drafted by the Patriot Coalition, would go further than a simple letter in that it would recognize the laws of war, including under the NDAA, as unConstitutional and therefore unlawful in their County. This would prohibit its use, and require local, state and Federal law enforcement to prevent its application in Gem County.

Regardless of the actions of the chair, thanks to the leadership of Commissioner Mark Rekow and Jason Casella, the Restoring Constitutional Governance Resolution (RCG) passed 2-1.

The best part?

Chair Bilbao accidentally voted ”yes” on the resolution.

While assuming he was voting on a letter to Congress, Chair Bilbao accidentally voted to pass the RCG Resolution. Toward the end of the video below, you can see him completely confused as to his vote, and, after Jason asks if they voted on the Resolution, he doesn’t realize he voted yes on both. Yet he did, and whether by accident or on purpose, liberty, civil rights, and the unalienable right to a fair trial will take hold in Gem County, Idaho.

By passing the RCG Resolution, Gem County, Idaho become the first county in the nation to completely ban the laws of war, including the NDAA, in its jurisdiction. PANDA Idaho’s Jason Casella noted:

“I want to thank all of the great citizens of gem counting for acting on the issue and making the sacrifice to be at the courthouse on a Monday afternoon.”

There are many things coming down the pipeline as the national security state, and the militarization of America, continues. But when it comes to the NDAA, 2 years of concentrated effort is starting to pay off.

Albany, NY – Oct 7th, 2013
Oxford, MA – Oct 9th, 2013
Webster, MA – Oct 21st, 2013
Emmett, ID – Dec 17th, 2013
Gem County, ID – February 24th, 2014

On this issue, at least, the tide has turned in our favor.

PANDA Idaho is working with citizens in over 10 cities and counties in the state to defeat the NDAA at a local level, while over 60 cities are considering it nationwide. Grab your packet and start taking back your county/city HERE: http://pandaunite.org/takeback/

DONATE and support the 2014 Take Back Tour to help us take this message across the nation, and ensure more victories like this in the future: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/panda-take-back-concert-tour/x/6276168

Read more at http://pandaunite.org/ndaa-oops-i-voted-for-liberty-gem-county-id-defeats-ndaa-2-1/#EYrdgLTKEWzXqjrM.99


VIDEO — Smoke & fire as protest against new airport turns violent in France

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Feb 22, 2014

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Around 25,000 protesters clashed with police in Nantes on Saturday in defiance of a project to build a new airport in the city of Notre Dame des Landes. The protest started peacefully, but clashes broke out as protesters with fireworks, cobblestones, flares, and bottles edged in on a police blockade established near the administrative center. Police responded with water cannon, tear gas and stun grenades.

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