The White Flag


Law Enforcement Impeded by the Troublesome Law Itself
December 5, 2011, 5:08 pm
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As an American I constantly hear other Americans say that they do not have any power as an individual, that no one person has the ability to change anything. Yet, there are lobbyists who single-handedly fluctuate the tides in Washington all the time. In fact, more often than not, the only thing curbing the pressure lobbyists’ put on our Representatives, are independent organizations of people concerned about specific issues. In essence, the only place where power can be found is in the individual.

People have little hope in their dreams for a better world becoming reality. This is due in part to the fact that they do not have the money to fly their local senator to an expensive resort to meet for lunch, in order to persuade him/her on an issue. The truth is American citizens do not have to do anything that flashy to make their point because we are the voters. The people decide who takes office so officials will be sure to consider what the people are concerned about, for their own sake.

The people in Detroit are often frustrated with the police because they often fail to show up on time and act diligently. However, the police chief reminds the people of Detroit that if they do not call, no one will ever come. In the same way, if we choose not to vote we can be sure nothing will happen.

Sending your representative an e-mail regarding issues that concern you takes a matter of seconds, but it has an incredible amount of potential. The government will not keep itself in check, it is up to the governed to ensure their freedom. It is a fundamental fact that what we receive is, for the most part, dependent on what we ask for; and this holds true in politics. You certainly have the right to refrain from speaking your voice if you believe that your insights are worthless. Although, when matters get worse, and a person has done nothing, are they not in-part to blame?
-The White Flag

U.S.

Best quarter ever!!!!
The U.S. Department of Commerce reported last week that American companies recently had their best quarter ever, earning profits at an annual rate of $1.659 trillion in the third quarter.
http://blog.aflcio.org/2010/11/29/companies-sit-on-record-profits-while-millions-are-jobless/

Senate fails to extend tax-cuts exclusively to those earning under $200,000. It is most likely due to the hard times big business is facing.
http://www.truth-out.org/bid-limit-tax-cuts-middle-class-and-poor-fails-senate65658

LIVE feed to the Wikileaks controversy.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/30/wikileaks-cablegate-live-_n_789789.html

Maybe not the best idea, but it is an American putting his mind to a problem instead of relying on the bureaucrats in Washington to figure it out. I know, ‘they would not be senators if they were not qualified,’ and Glenn Beck is unable to lie on television.
http://ourfuture.org/blog-entry/2010114726/here-my-deficitdebt-plan

The government’s stance is that everyone at Wikileaks is a criminal.
http://www.truth-out.org/obama-weighing-criminal-action-against-wikileaks-principals65516

Nutrition in school lunches is not a debate about our children’s health, no, that is what democrats want you to think, it is really about government overreaching its constitutional duties.
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=12291930&page=1

More to the smear campaign, or is it possible that Wikileaks is endangering innocent soldiers and not just officials who are not being honest with the American people.
http://www.truth-out.org/us-iraq-envoy-worried-about-new-wikileaks-release65452

Two year ban on earmarks; progress?
http://www.truth-out.org/how-earmark-ban-already-changing-capitol-hill65456

Dateline: To Catch a Terrorist.
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-News-Wires/2010/1127/Feds-Somali-born-teen-plotted-car-bombing-in-Oregon

Republicans and the Tea Party are for less government and less taxes, but the small print reads; “…only on the thing’s we don’t want to spend tax dollars on, and the areas of society we want less government in.” The trick there is, that is how any political party feels.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/02/tea-party-caucus-took-1-b_n_790892.html

Civil Liberties

Israel is putting the people of Gaza on a diet.
http://www.truth-out.org/israeli-government-documents-show-deliberate-policy-restrict-food-gaza65472

The International Police take on an exception to their usual cases, going after a rape charge against Wikileaks owner Julian Assange. Assange is doing Americans a favor by revealing the deceit of their own government, and forcing officials to take accountability for their actions. We would not even know we have troops fighting in Pakistan, and that head government officials had been lying about it if it were not for Wikileaks. We live in a Democracy, and it can only function properly if citizen are given accurate information so they are free to determine the meaning of a situation. How can we judge the necessity of, and/or oppose, a war we–the American people–do not even know exists? We cannot.
“In order to maintain as politically neutral a role as possible, Interpol’s constitution forbids its involvement in crimes that do not overlap several member countries, or in any political, military, religious, or racial crimes. Its work focuses primarily on public safety,terrorism, organized crime, crimes against humanity, environmental crime, genocide, war crimes, piracy, illicit drug production, drug trafficking, weapons smuggling, human trafficking, money laundering, child pornography, white-collar crime, computer crime,intellectual property crime and corruption.” – from Wiki.
http://www.interpol.int/
http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Interpol_orders_arrest_of_Wikileaks_founder_to_face_rape_charges

It is not that our two political parties cannot work together, they just need to find something they agree on. The Obama Administration worked, along with republicans, to stop Spain from pursuing a civil rights case against several Bush Administration officials. Keep up the good work!
http://motherjones.com/politics/2010/12/wikileaks-cable-obama-quashed-torture-investigation

War detainees were given dangerously high doses of mefloquine, which induces a plethora of harmful side-effects including, anxiety, depression, hallucinations, suicidal thoughts, and it is even possible that a few inmates might have died from this practice.
http://www.truth-out.org/controversial-drug-given-all-guantanamo-detainees-amounted-pharmacologic-waterboarding6558

There is another way! The Netherlands uses body scanners that do not blast the recipient with radiation nor does it make a nude image of the people.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/24/AR2010112404510.html

The FBI can, and is, tracking use of credit cards, car rentals, customer loyalty programs, and cell phones with no warrant, and no requirement of disclosure.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/12/feds-credit-cards-without-warrant/

War

Continuing a path of aggression.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/27/world/asia/27korea.html?_r=1&src=me&om_rid=Nsfi8C&om_mid=_BM8R$eB8V8yUK1

America was at war in Pakistan: America has always been at war in Pakistan.
http://www.truth-out.org/the-not-so-secret-anymore-us-war-pakistan65606

The ethical dilemma on where to fight; it is humanitarian to desire a world free of terrorists, however, it is also humanitarian to desire an end to global war.
http://jurist.org/forum/2010/12/where-is-the-battlefield-in-the-war-on-terror-the-need-for-a-workable-fr

Progress

Petition: Free the innocent.
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/free-fayiz-al-kandari-to-the-care-of-the-kuwait-government-now/

Article and petition: whistle-blowers more often than not, are doing what they do for the sake of public oversight and rule of law, and they need your help.
http://www.whistleblower.org/blog/31-2010/860-report-shows-exactly-why-federal-whistleblowers-need-protecti

Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act was passed, and sent to the President to be passed into law; despite Republican crys in the House that we must not pass this bill for the sake of today’s children.
http://www.truth-out.org/157-republicans-vote-against-deficit-reducing-bill-that-gives-free-healthy-meals-to-hungry-kids65628

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