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Rick Santorum’s homophobia will not be acceptable in 2016. And the fact that it was in 2012 is a shame.


Of all this President’s many progressive achievements—the Lilly Ledbetter Act, Student Loan Reform, Health Care Reform, pulling out of Iraq—the one that isn’t mentioned enough in the feeds I follow is the the ending of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’

The DADT compromise enacted during the Clinton Administration made the closeting of gays and lesbians policy for the US military. It sent a message that homosexuals needed to lie or risk losing everything.

In one of the last acts of the Democratic majorities in the House and Senate, this ridiculous policy was ended – and Occupy Wall Street is happy. And the President signed the bill into law. It was a long overdue yet historic achievement for decency and equality.

Read more: http://eclectablog.com/2012/04/its-time-to-apologize

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5 Reasons Why American Riots Will Be The Worst In The World

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Goodbye, First Amendment: ‘Trespass Bill’ will make protest illegal

Just when you thought the government couldn’t ruin the First Amendment any further: The House of Representatives approved a bill on Monday that outlaws protests in instances where some government officials are nearby, whether or not you even know it.

The US House of Representatives voted 388-to-3 in favor of H.R. 347 late Monday, a bill which is being dubbed the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011. In the bill, Congress officially makes it illegal to trespass on the grounds of the White House, which, on the surface, seems not just harmless and necessary, but somewhat shocking that such a rule isn’t already on the books. The wording in the bill, however, extends to allow the government to go after much more than tourists that transverse the wrought iron White House fence.

Under the act, the government is also given the power to bring charges against Americans engaged in political protest anywhere in the country.

Under current law, White House trespassers are prosecuted under a local ordinance, a Washington, DC legislation that can bring misdemeanor charges for anyone trying to get close to the president without authorization. Under H.R. 347, a federal law will formally be applied to such instances, but will also allow the government to bring charges to protesters (like Occupy Wall Street), demonstrators and activists at political events and other outings across America.

Read more: http://rt.com/usa/news/348-act-tresspass-buildings-437/

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Occupy the SEC, the Occupy movement that will bring real change

The surest way to rankle a supporter of the Occupy Wall Street movement is to repeat the common claim that the movement has no defined goals, a criticism that has dogged the group since its inception. But last week an offshoot of the movement, called “Occupy the SEC,” undermined that characterization when it submitted a 325-page letter to federal regulators filled with concrete criticisms and proposals for the final implementation of the so-called ‘Volcker Rule.

The letter offered detailed responses to the hundreds of queries that regulators posed to the public on the possible effects of the rule, which bars federally-supported banks from making speculative trades or owning private equity or hedge funds. It was also an example of the Occupy movement participating in the regulatory process alongside the lobbyists for big banks whom they supposedly despise. In fact, the letter shows that it’s members not only have a high level of financial sophistication, but also a respect for what a modern capitalist financial system can bestow upon society.

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Will Maine give Republican Paul his first win?

He is the only one of the four contenders for the Republican presidential nomination not to have won a state primary or caucus.

But on Saturday, Ron Paul could get his best shot at a victory in Maine, the cold, far northeastern state that has given a warm reception to his libertarian views.

Local caucusing has been under way in Maine since January 29, and will continue in a few towns until March. Even so, the state Republican Party will announce the winner of its presidential straw poll on Saturday, and the Texas congressman’s strong on-the-ground organization could have a big impact.

Mitt Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts, generally is viewed as the favorite here, and in the overall Republican race. After losing the last three state contests to Rick Santorum, a former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, Romney is thirsty for a morale-boosting win in Maine, where he won 52 percent of the vote during his unsuccessful run for president in 2008.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/10/us

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Occupy ‘will never die’: protesters in Washington

Occupy Wall Street protesters return to Zuccotti Park post-eviction. (Image via David Shankbone on Twitter, Creative Commons licensed)Protesters with the “Occupy” movement in the US capitol said Friday the authorities’ efforts to evict them would fail, after the city mayor called for their removal.

“They are trying to annoy us, to get our spirits down but I really think it’s not working,” said Sam Mellot from Virginia who has been camping at McPherson Square, a few blocks from the White House, one of two downtown sites being used for an encampment by “Occupy Washington” and “Occupy DC” demonstrators.

“Evict us, we’ll multiply — Occupy will never die,” he said.

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/01/14/occupy

Casually pepper spray everything cop: Lt. John Pike

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Occupy Wall Street: The Game

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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

Casually pepper spray everything cop: Lt. John Pike

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