If the Enemy Expatriation Act passes in its current form, the legislation will let the government strike away citizenship for anyone engaged in hostilities, or supporting hostilities, against the United States. The law itself is rather brief, but in just a few words it warrants the US government to strip nationality status from anyone they identify as a threat.
What’s more, the government can decide to do so without bringing the suspected troublemaker before a court of law.
Under the legislation, “hostilities” are defined as “any conflict subject to the laws of war” and does not explicitly state that charges against suspects go to court.
EXCLUSIVE: The United States is beefing up its anti-terror arsenal with the Kamikaze Drone. It’s as scary as it sounds: The drone finds you from above, divebombs and crashes into you — without harming bystanders.
But the military’s drone attacks have a track record replete with mass civilian casualties, and it’s a situation the Pentagon aims to change: America’s fighter drones will in the near future be able to zero in on malevolent targets, and detonate with such precision that they leave the surrounding area — today, often rife with collateral damage — entirely intact.
Yes, the ’bots are as devastating as they sound: Smaller than a backpack and boasting a stealthily silent motor, the Switchblades deliver real-time video to personnel who navigate them remotely, and can be steered directly into a target, where they’ll detonate on impact. Think of it as a smart, remote-control grenade with wings.
Click here for a list of new models that will soon hit the skies.
The third episode of Meltdown looks at how the victims of the 2008 financial crash fight back. A protesting singer in Iceland brings down the government; in France a union leader oversees the kidnapping of his bosses; and thousands of families are made homeless in California.
Hordur Torfason, an Icelandic singer, leads the way in holding protests over the country’s economy, calling for the resignation of the government and new elections.
Geir Haarde, the prime minister of Iceland, was surrounded and pelted by the protestors. Haarde soon resigned and the country’s government collapsed.
In France, workers fought back to claim their rights. The Continental Tire factory announced its plant would close by 2010, meaning job losses for its 1,120 employees. Workers occupied offices and trashed the place in protest. Protests spread right across France and Europe.
As the grim toll of the financial crisis continues to mount around the world, many governments are looking for the true causes of the meltdown. In many cases, what they are discovering amounts to a crime.
Source: Al Jazeera
The real kicker? The pastor who helped orchestrate the attack on the couple is the father of one of the men assaulted. That’s right pastor Jerry Pittman Sr. called upon his deacons to help assault his own son and partner to keep them from entering the church. Around 20 member of the congregation stood around and watched as the deacons assaulted the young men and yelled homophobic slurs at them. Initially when the police showed up they were not even going to allow the two young men who were assaulted to even press charges. Check out the link for more information and a video of the local news cast.
“Nine civilians killed by US terrorist attack in famine-stricken Somalia”
You better believe this would be called a terrorist attack if it were perpetrated by anyone other than the U.S.
Deadly wildfires raging across Texas have claimed two more lives, plus a record number of homes and land. Yesterday, the Texas Forest Service said that the number of homes lost in Bastrop alone (about 25 miles from Austin) was nearly 600 — the highest number destroyed in a single fire.
Florida pastor, Michael Stahl has suggested that an organization and website be created that would keep track of known atheists. The website would list by city and state all atheists with their photos and some personal information such as place of business. It would not…
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