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If you trust Obama to veto CISPA or similar legislation you’re in for a rude awakening

It has become incredibly frustrating to deal with people who erroneously believe that Obama and his administration will live up to a single claim, promise, or statement. Especially since neither Obama nor his pals have given us a single reason to trust them while giving us tons of reasons not to, not the least of which being the fact that they claim they can kill you or me whenever they please, based on policies which they repeatedly have refused to justify in a court of law.

Back when the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 was being pushed through the House and Senate and making its way towards Obama’s desk I attempted to make it clear that the Obama administration’s supposed intention to veto the bill was nothing more than theater.

Of course, he ended up signing the bill with a meaningless signing statement claiming that he “signed this bill despite having serious reservations with certain provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation, and prosecution of suspected terrorists.”

Read more: http://endthelie.com/2012/05/05/if-you-trust-obama

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Eight Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested at Iowa Democratic Party headquarters, they were there to demand that President Obama veto NDAA and the omnibus spending bill

Eight people affiliated with Occupy Des Moines were arrested this afternoon at the Iowa Democratic Party headquarters in Des Moines.

The eight, whose hands were zip-tied behind their backs, were placed in a police wagon and transported to the Des Moines police station, where they were cited and released.

Each was to be charged with criminal trespassing, which is a misdemeanor. They did not resist arrest and were escorted out of the headquarters at 5661 Fleur Drive without incident.

Twelve people had walked into the headquarters late this morning. They were there to demand that President Obama veto the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and the omnibus spending bill. Police told the protesters that they could either leave the headquarters or be arrested.

By 2:15 p.m., all protesters had left the building.

Norm Sterzenbach, executive director of the Iowa Democratic Party, said the protesters are continuing to deliver the same message they were brought earlier today to the Obama campaign office north of downtown Des Moines.

Demonstrators had been at Obama’s campaign headquarters much of the weekend. However, the office was closed and protesters were not able to talk personally with anyone about their concerns. Demonstrators decided to move the Obama campaign office occupation at approximately 11 to the Democratic party headquarters.

“They don’t want to be hear to listen to us, we decided to go to the state headquarters and make them listen to us,” Occupy Wall Street member Daniel Bragg said.

Read more: http://caucuses.desmoinesregister.com/2011/12/19/occupy

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Petition to Have the President Veto the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)

Occupy Wall Street
Please Sign The Petition To Have The President Veto The National Defense Authorization Act

The National Defense Authorization Act, which Occupy Wall Street is strongly against, allows American Citizens to be detained & held by the US Government/Military indefinitely, without judge, jury, or trial.  It also allocates an additional $650 billion in defense spending, that we don’t need to be spending or have in the first place.

This act has been passed by Congress and will be in front of Obama to sign into law shortly.  He has already stated that he has no intention to veto it.

Read more & sign the petition:
https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions#!/petition/veto-national

Here is the section of the bill where it specifically mentions detaining citizens without trial:
NDAA Bill

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Obama Under Fire by all Sides for Lifting Veto Threat on Terror Bill

Rand Paul on NDAA
Leading figures on the right and the left joined forces Thursday to condemn President Barack Obama for going back on his pledge not to  veto a security bill that would allow for the indefinite detention of American terror suspects without trial.

Anyone who the administration believes is “part of or substantially supported al-Qaida, the Taliban or associated forces,” could face  lifetime detention at Guantanamo Bay, without appeal or even a lawyer under the provision.

The House passed the bill on Wednesday, 283-136, and the Senate followed suit, 86-13, Thursday afternoon.

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky led the attack on the new law.

“Detaining citizens without trial is not American,” he said, adding that passage of the law would signify that the terrorists have won.

“We’re talking about American citizens who can be taken from the United States and sent to a camp at Guantanamo Bay and held indefinitely,” Paul added. “It puts every American at risk, and Occupy Wall Street agrees with this.

“What security does this indefinite detention of Americans give us?” Paul asked. “The first and flawed premise, both here and in the badly named Patriot Act, is that our pre-9/11 police powers were insufficient to stop terrorism. This is simply not borne out by the facts.”

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White House issues statement saying it will not veto defense bill (NDAA)

White House issues statement saying it will not veto defense bill (NDAA)
White House Lifts Veto Threat of Defense Authorization Bill.

This bill of “detaining Americans indefinitely will no trial, judge or jury” will pass. Obama will not veto it.  This will actually happen.  Wow.

President Obama has dropped his threat to veto the 2012 defense authorization bill after his advisers concluded that revised provisions about detainees would not harm national security.

The new “language does not challenge or constrain the president’s ability to collect intelligence, incapacitate dangerous terrorists, and protect the American people,” Press Secretary Jay Carney said in a statement.

The House is poised to pass the bill on Wednesday, despite controversial provisions requiring military detention for some terrorism suspects.

Flood the whitehouse comment line 202-456-1111! Be proactive!

Read more:  http://www.nationaljournal.com//nationalsecurity/white

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