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Full Background/Update for Manning’s Court Martial

Pfc. Manning’s trial by court martial began on June 3rd at Fort Meade in Maryland. It is expected to last 3 months. (Naomi Spencer in “Bradley Manning’s court martial begins”)

Pfc. Manning is 25 years old. Read below the fold...

The Elephant in the Benghazi Room is Al Qaeda as Frenemy

One of Obama’s damage control frontiers this week is the “cover up” after the tragic and deadly attack on the Benghazi consulate last September.

It is being roundly pooh-poohed as not scandal-label-worthy by Obama Team Dems. The one MSNBC anchor I am willing to watch, Chris Hayes, tonight led the pooh-poohers much to my frustration. He called it a “nothingburger”! Read below the fold...

Obama, the F-word, & the Criminalization of News-Gathering

The f-word is fascism.

The first amendment matters. Should matter. Apparently not so much to the Justice Department and Democratic President Barack Obama.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Gerald "I’m a thieving cocksucker" Posner, the disgraced journalist and CIA shill, whose career in journalism ended in 2010 upon exposure of massive plagiarism and fabrication, has now been sued by Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird. Read below the fold...

Bill of Rights Circled the Bowl in Boston -- FLUSH!!!

Barry Grey in "American democracy in shambles" writes:

With the implementation of a state of military siege against the population of Boston last week, the American ruling class has crossed a historical, legal and political Rubicon.

The die is cast and the sun is setting on the democratic forms of rule that have existed in the United States for the past two centuries.

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Run, don't walk, to your Senators' and Rep's district office and tell them NO

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Obama Budget to Include Cuts to Programs in Hopes of Deal

WASHINGTON — President Obama next week will take the political risk of formally proposing cuts to Social Security and Medicare in his annual budget in an effort to demonstrate his willingness to compromise with Republicans and revive prospects for a long-term deficit-reduction deal, administration officials say.

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Iraq War’s Ultimate Lie Behind the Lies Fatally Lives On

One of the deepest (and most chilling) tenth anniversary Iraq War analyses is written by Gary Leupp, entitled: The Victory of the Noble Lie: The Neocons Won. Read below the fold...

Biden Hotel Tab for 2 London/Paris Nights? $1 Million!

Oliver Knox on January 18, 2013 published this in his article in yahoo news “Bidens head to crisis-hit Europe”:

Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, will travel to Germany, France and Britain, the White House announced.
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This will be no pleasure cruise, and it could even be (to paraphrase the vice president) a big frikkin' deal. Those allies have been wrestling with Europe’s profound economic woes, which threaten America's recovery ...

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"I Guarantee You. Flat Guarantee You."

"President Obama will under no circumstances agree to put your retirement at risk by privatizing Social Security, and he will reject any plan that slashes Social Security benefits."—Obama Campaign “Truth Team,” October 6, 2012 Read below the fold...

More on the Threat of Dictatorship in U.S.

From the Declaration of Independence:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. --That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness....”

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Glen Ford/Jill Stein: Obama Unmasked/Un-'Matrixed'

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In his 2000 work “Escaping the Matrix: Are You Ready for the Red Pill?” Richard Moore begins: Read below the fold...

Preliminary Sequestrable Exempt Classification by OMB Account and Type of Budgetary Resource

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Via Patrick Durusau at Another Word for it:

The OMB (“o” stands for opaque) report: OMB Report Pursuant to the Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012 (P. L. 112–155), Appendix B. Preliminary Sequestrable / Exempt Classification, classifies accounts as sequestrable, exempt, etc.

One reason to be “exempt” is funds were already sequestered elsewhere in the budget. Makes sense on the face of it.

But for 487 entries out of 2126 in Appendix B, or 22.9%, are being sequestered from some unstated part of the government.

Totally opaque.

Patrick makes his analysis of Appendix B available for download as a CVS file. I took it and turned it into this handy online spreadsheet. Read below the fold...

We knew Obama could go lower. And so he has.

No one but Our Leader, manifest in grace and compassion, could rush toward the granny-starving compromise for which he and the GOP have so fervently wished... so they can get on with the diversionary tactic of gun-control legislation. After five years of inaction, and dozens of mass murders, why the rush to craft legislation that will, as the others, die in committee? It's for the (dead) kids, see? Read below the fold...

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