I wonder whether I blogged that the Repub nominee would be Gingrich instead of Wazzername? I don't remember – although I DO remember telling a friend of mine that over a year ago. Ed…ask Walter. He'll remember I said that – the same day I told him his friends' restaurant would be gone in two months and that the “Consent” proposal would never get on the ballot. I know who our next Senator will be as well, and I know who will win the 2012 Presidential election if the world doesn't self-destruct.
But I'm tired of giving away freebies and I think the destruction is already here but not many people with money have noticed it. The CONgress certainly hasn't. The Department of Justice is more interested in some kid in college with a tent than in Hank Paulson. It's ok. The longer things simmer, the more explosive it will be when the lid comes off.
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Breaking News and Commentary from Citizens for Legitimate Government
01 Dec 2011
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Americans not immune if they act against U.S: CIA 01 Dec 2011 American citizens are not immune from being treated like an enemy if they take up arms against the United States, the CIA general counsel said on Thursday. CIA General Counsel Stephen Preston was responding to a question at an American Bar Association national security conference about the killing of Americans overseas without presenting evidence of wrongdoing. A CIA drone strike killed Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-born cleric linked to Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, earlier this year.
Senate votes to allow indefinite detention of Americans 01 Dec 2011 The Senate on Thursday evening essentially blessed the indefinite detention of American citizens who join Al Qaeda. By a 45-55 vote, senators rejected an amendment from Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) that would have excluded U.S. citizens from the detention authority created by the Authorization for the Use of Military Force passed in 2001 after the Sept. 11 attacks [inside job]. Feinstein's amendment would have inserted language excluding Americans into the detainee provisions of the Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act. An earlier Feinstein amendment seeking to limit new detention-related rules to prisoners captured outside the U.S. also failed, on a 45-55 vote.
Senate Declines to Clarify Rights of American Terror Suspects Arrested in U.S. 02 Dec 2011 The Senate on Thursday decided to leave unanswered a momentous question about constitutional rights in the war against Al Qaeda [al-CIAduh]: whether government officials have the power to arrest people inside the United States and hold them in military custody indefinitely and without a trial. Lawmakers voted 99 to 1 to say the bill does not affect “existing law” about people arrested inside the United States. The disputed provision would bolster the authorization enacted by Congress a decade ago to use military force against the perpetrators of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. It says the government may imprison suspected members of Al Qaeda or its allies in indefinite military custody. Before voting to leave current law unchanged, the Senate rejected, 55 to 45, a proposal by Senator Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California, to instead say that Americans are exempt from detention under the 2001 authorization to use military force
Senate Approves $662 Billion 'Defense' Bill 01 Dec 2011 Ignoring a presidential [phony] veto threat, the Democratic-controlled Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a massive, $662 billion defense bill that would require the military to hold suspected terrorists linked to 'al-Qaida' or its affiliates, even those captured on U.S. soil. The vote was 93-7 for the bill authorizing money for military personnel, weapons systems, national security programs in the Energy Department, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in the fiscal year that began Oct. 1.
Man-made flu virus with potential to wipe out many millions is created in research lab –'Anthrax isn't scary at all compared to this' —Just five tweaks to H5N1 makes it more contagious 28 Nov 2011 A group of scientists is pushing to publish research about how they created a man-made flu virus that could potentially wipe out civilisation. The deadly virus is a genetically tweaked version of the H5N1 bird flu strain, but is far more infectious and could pass easily between millions of people at a time. There are fears that the modified virus is so dangerous it could be used for bio-warfare, if it falls into the wrong hands [such as USociopaths and pharma-terrorists, who are *dying* to get an avian flu pandemic started].
Fukushima No. 1 reactor core melted completely, nearing full 'China Syndrome' scenario 30 Nov 2011 The stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant came a lot closer to a full “China Syndrome” meltdown than previous company analyses had indicated, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said Wednesday. The nuclear fuel rods in reactor No. 1 likely melted completely, TEPCO and the Japanese government said for the first time — burning a hole through one surrounding vessel and eating through up to three-quarters of the concrete base at the bottom of a second containment vessel meant as a last barrier between the radioactive core and the outside world. That brought the fuel closer than previously believed to breaching the containment vessel and continuing to burn through the ground below — a catastrophic scenario sometimes described as the “China Syndrome,” from the notion popularized in a US film by the same name, that in a catastrophic meltdown, molten reactor fuel could sink through the earth until it reached China.
Japan may announce Fukushima cold shutdown on Dec. 16: Yomiuri 01 Dec 2011 Japan may announce on December 16 that tsunami-damaged nuclear reactors in Fukushima are in a cold shutdown, the Yomiuri newspaper reported on Friday. The Fukushima Daiichi plant, 240 km (150 miles) northeast of Tokyo, was wrecked by the events of March 11, which knocked out reactor cooling systems, causing meltdowns of nuclear fuel rods. A cold shutdown occurs when water used to cool nuclear fuel rods remains below its boiling point, preventing the fuel from reheating.
Palisades nuclear power plant did not follow proper safety protocol before shutdown, report shows —Sept. 25 incident led to 7-day shutdown occurred 01 Dec 2011 (MI) The week-long shutdown of Entergy Corp.'s Palisades nuclear power plant in September was caused by workers and supervisors not following proper safety procedures, according to preliminary findings released this morning by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Thepreliminary report shows that the “Palisades organization did not establish safety policies amongst the management team and employees, which reinforced that nuclear safety was an overriding priority.”
Former top Israeli general says explosions that reportedly hit Iranian nuclear sites not accidents 30 Nov 2011 Israeli officials said in a report Wednesday that a mysterious explosion at an Iranian nuclear facility two days ago was no accident. The remarks surfaced in a Times of London story reporting that satellite images show smoke billowing from the uranium enrichment facility in the city of Isfahan. “There aren't many coincidences,” retired Major-General Giora Eiland told Israel's army radio, noting that it was the second attack on an Iranian nuclear site in a month. “When there are so many events, there is probably some sort of guiding hand, though perhaps it's the hand of God,” said Eiland, who is Israel's former national security chief. ['Hand of God' or 'work of a sociopath.' I'm stickin' with the latter. –LRP]
Chile seeks extradition of ex-U.S. military officer in 1973 death –A judge wants former U.S. Navy Capt. Ray E. Davis, whereabouts unclear, to face murder charges in the death of freelance journalist Charles Horman. 30 Nov 2011 A Chilean judge is seeking the extradition of a former U.S. military officer to face murder charges in the 1973 slaying of freelance journalist and filmmaker Charles Horman, a case dramatized in the Oscar-winning film “Missing,” court sources confirmed Tuesday. Judge Jorge Zepeda wants former U.S. Navy Capt. Ray E. Davis, whose whereabouts were not immediately clear Tuesday, to face trial in Chile for his alleged involvement in the deaths of Horman and U.S. student Frank Teruggi.
NATO attack threatens war on militants: Pakistan 01 Dec 2011 Pakistan, enraged by a NATO cross-border attack that killed 24 soldiers, could end support for the U.S.-led war on of militancy if its sovereignty is violated again, the foreign minister said, warning that “enough is enough.” The South Asian nation has already shown its anger over the weekend strike by pulling out of an international conference in Germany next week on Afghanistan. “Enough is enough. The government will not tolerate any incident of spilling even a single drop of any civilian or soldier's blood,” The News newspaper on Thursday quoted Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar as telling a Senate committee on foreign affairs.
'FBI spies, compiles info on Muslims' 01 Dec 2011 A US rights organization has accused the FBI of 'illegally' spying and compiling information on Muslim community groups under the guise of holding outreach meetings with the groups' representatives. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been misusing its Community Outreach Program, intended to improve the relationship between the bureau and the Muslims, for the purpose, the Associated Press reported on Thursday. Agents, who attend the events, are instructed to file reports for, what the FBI described, as 'internal oversight purposes.'
House approves new TSA rules for U.S. military 29 Nov 2011 Members of the U.S. military flying on official orders while in uniform may soon see faster security screening while traveling through the nation's airports. The U.S. House of Representatives today voted 404 to 0 to approve H.R. 1801, also known as the “Risk-Based Security Screening for Members of The Armed Forces Act,” which will now be sent to the Senate. If passed by the Senate and signed into law by President Barack Obama, the Transportation Security Administration within six months will be required to implement expedited security screening for members of the U.S. military and any family members traveling with them.
Jeremy Clarkson: 'striking public sector workers should be shot' 30 Nov 2011 Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson caused outrage last night when he said striking public sector workers should be shot dead “in front of their families”. The BBC was immediately forced to apologise for his comments in a live interview on BBC1 flagship programme The One Show. Top Gear star Clarkson, who is also a columnist for The Sun and The Sunday Times, makes an annual salary estimated to be more than £1million from the BBC.
Over two million UK public sector workers strike By Julie Hyland 01 Dec 2011 Over two million public sector workers took part yesterday in a 24-hour strike against the Conservative/Liberal Democrat government's attack on their pensions. The largest national walk-out for more than 30 years involved members of 37 unions in an action backed by the Trades Union Congress (TUC). They included teachers, health workers, civil servants and workers in local authorities and other areas of social provision, angered at the coalition's plans to make public service employees pay more, and work longer for lower pensions on retirement.
Hundreds remain jailed after Occupy LA raid 01 Dec 2011 About 240 people remained in jail Thursday night after an LAPD operation to clear the Occupy L.A. encampment around City Hall in Downtown Los Angeles, police said. On Thursday, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office filed criminal charges against 19 people arrested. Their bail was set between $5,000 and $20,000 depending on the charges, according to the City Attorney's Office. LAPD's raid the Occupy L.A. encampment early Wednesday resulted in the arrest of 292 people, primarily for failing to disperse from the area around 1st and Broadway once police declared the gathering an “unlawful assembly.”
Nearly 300 arrested in raid on Occupy Los Angeles 30 Nov 2011 Police arrested nearly 300 Occupy LA protesters Wednesday in a pre-dawn raid on their tent camp largely without use of violence. Police Chief Charlie Beck praised the 1,400 officers who were deployed in the raid, which started just after midnight and ended about five hours later. The officers came from a wide range of specialized units within the force, including the bomb squad, and the arson unit.
Occupy UC Davis protesters adopt resolution calling for break with Democratic Party By David Brown 01 Dec 2011 On Tuesday evening, the general assembly of Occupy UC Davis passed a resolution denouncing the attack on Davis students, calling for a break with the Democratic Party and the construction of an independent social and political movement of the entire working class… The attack on UC Davis students is part of a nationwide crackdown on Occupy demonstrators, organized by both Democrats and Republicans and overseen by the Obama administration. On Wednesday morning, police in Los Angeles and Philadelphia, both controlled by Democratic Party mayors, cleared out encampments. (See: Police attack Occupy camps in Los Angeles and Philadelphia, arresting 350.)
Gingrich Tells ABC News: 'I'm Going to Be the Nominee' 01 Dec 2011 A very confident New Gingrich asserted to ABC News Thursday afternoon that he will be the Republican presidential nominee. “I'm going to be the nominee,” the former Speaker told ABC News. “It's very hard not to look at the recent polls and think that the odds are very high I'm going to be the nominee.” The bold assertion came after Gingrich refused to criticize the Republican challengers who have begun attacking him and his record.
Los Angeles wind storm disrupts flights, cuts power –10 tractor-trailer trucks tipped over by crosswind gusts north of Salt Lake City 01 Dec 2011 A powerful wind storm with gale-force gusts left much of the Los Angeles area strewn with toppled trees and downed power lines on Thursday, slowing traffic, damaging homes and knocking out electricity to over 350,000 customers. An hourlong power outage at Los Angeles International Airport forced nearly two dozen inbound commercial flights to divert to other airports, and flight delays lingered even after electricity was restored, LAX spokeswoman Nancy Castles said.
Obama lights National Christmas Tree near White House 01 Dec 2011 The sights and sounds swirling around Thursday's annual lighting of the National Christmas Tree rang of the yuletide traditions of yore: a security sweep in the afternoon, the jazzy stylings of a military band, attendees milling about with their hands wrapped around steaming cups of hot chocolate. For the first time in 33 years, the Colorado blue spruce illuminating President's Park has been replaced, according to National Park Service spokesman Bill Line. The old evergreen was toppled by 60-mph winds in February, Line said.
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