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  • Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    09/01/2014 3:14:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 107 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 1, 2014 5:55 PM EDT | Candice Choi
    McDonald’s, Wendy’s and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry’s workers. Kendall Fells, an organizing director for Fast Food Forward, said in an interview that workers in a couple of dozen cities were trained to peacefully engage in civil disobedience ahead of this week’s planned protests. Fells declined to say what exactly is in store for the protests in around 150 U.S. cities. But workers involved in the movement recently cited sit-ins as an example of strategies they...
  • On first day of Common Core testing, some NY students sit it out

    04/01/2014 7:51:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 01, 2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    While her son’s fourth-grade classmates were taking the nation's first round of tests under the controversial Common Core program, Heidi Indelecato decided to teach her son a lesson in civil disobedience. “We respectfully refuse to participate in the test,” said Indelecato, whose son Benjamin attends school in Lancaster, N.Y., which on Tuesday became the first state to administer testing under the Common Core State Standards Initiative. So while other kids sat poised with their No. 2 pencils above Scantron sheets, Benjamin studied with his mother, who documented the occasion with a picture of the pair wearing T-shirts that read: “Keep...
  • The Kids Are All Right

    03/24/2014 9:41:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 106 replies ^ | March 24, 2014 | Mark Baisley
    Growing up in the 60’s, my older brother, Wayne, made certain that I was properly schooled in the fine art of psychedelic rock. He was generous with his sophisticated collection of vinyl and kindly tolerated my tagging along to live concerts by The Who, Blues Magoos, and Fever Tree. We even saw Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs once. My friends and I followed musicians like baseball card athletes as they migrated between The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, Cream, Buffalo Springfield, and Blind Faith. I came to understand that Frank Zappa was equal parts profound & bananas and that the best...
  • Rep. Michele Bachmann: Civil disobedience possible against Obama 'thuggery'

    10/09/2013 12:09:15 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-9-2013 | Seth McLaughlin
    Rep. Michele Bachmann believes that President Obama has committed impeachable offenses and that the nation could be on the cusp of the kind of civil disobedience that led to the public uprising in Egypt against the Muslim Brotherhood. Speaking with conservative talk-show host Rusty Humphries in a tea party town hall teleconference, Mrs. Bachmann, Minnesota Republican and head of the House Tea Party Caucus, said that it could be hard to impeach the president because Democrats control the Senate and the tea partyers should stand strong against the Obama administration in the budget stalemate that led to the government shutdown....
  • Honor Flight to World War II Memorial in jeopardy due to shutdown

    10/01/2013 8:24:42 PM PDT · by M. Thatcher · 155 replies ^ | 10.01.2013 at 7:11 PM | Chris Delcamp
    TOLEDO -- Locally in the Glass City, we can see the affects of the government shutdown at our museums, monuments, and national parks. The gates are closed and locked, denying access completely to the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. TSA employees were still working at Toledo Express Airport, but when WNWO called the TSA to find out if they would be affected, there was a message that said the public relations representative did not have access to her voicemail or email due to the government shutdown. In a letter from Marcy Kaptur's office in the 9th District, it read, "...only services...
  • If Lies Don’t Work, Try Force to Shut Them Up: Our Duty to Civil Disobedience

    09/23/2013 4:44:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | September 23, 2013 | John Ransom
    For all those “conservatives” who support Common Core education reform, congratulations: Your side is acting like typical liberals. You’re lying about Common Core and when that doesn’t work, you and your liberal allies are willing to use naked force. Whatever else Common Core is about, it’s not an attempt to implement “standards.” At least in one case, it’s a wholesale rewriting American history, the constitution and common sense. And in another recent case, it’s about the ability to belittle, harass, and arrest the parents who just won’t shut the hell up. We told you so. “Greenville County Schools is...
  • Commierado Mag Swap Successful On Day Law Takes Effect

    07/02/2013 11:30:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 1 July, 2013 | Ironwill III
    Well, WyoThreeper and myself arrived at the State Capitol today to take part in some good ol' fashion civil disobedience. The news crews were already there interviewing people. A Noon, the organizer of the event, Ryan Teluja, started speaking, making his point on why we were doing what we were about to do. He 'broke the law' first by accepting a 9mm pistol mag that held more than 15 rounds with another gentleman. Then in return, he gave the same gentleman an AR15 magazine for his rifle. Then he offered a magazine for sale, and someone offered him $10 for...

    05/12/2013 5:40:40 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    5/12/2013 | Self
    The campaign of civil disobedience in Birmingham ended with a deal between white business leaders (77 in all) and black leaders to desegregate the city and hire more black employees in private businesses and city government alike. On the afternoon of Friday May 10th Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth and Dr. Martin Luther King appeared with other black leadership to announce the deal and a few hours later white business leader Sidney Smyer released a statement acknowledging the deal. White leaders kept a low profile fearing retaliation. The Ku Klux Klan had kept quiet during the protests in Birmingham, but they had...
  • Gun March Organizer Now Calling for Citywide Civil Disobedience

    05/10/2013 5:48:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Washington City Paper ^ | May 8, 2013 | Will Sommer
    The July 4 armed march on Washington just got a little more interesting. A day after telling City Desk that he would still try to enter Washington with a loaded gun, rally organizer Adam Kokesh changed tactics. Now, he wants citywide civil disobedience over whatever law participants consider unconstitutional. "This is now a call for mass civil disobedience on July 4th anywhere in Washington, DC," Kokesh writes on his march's Facebook event page. "Break whatever unconstitutional law you choose." Kokesh declined to comment on the move, promising a full announcement next year. But the shift to a citywide strategy seems...

    05/09/2013 5:41:17 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    5/9/2013 | Self
    After his late Wednesday release from jail Dr. Martin Luther King was angry. He thought jail time would advance the movement but President Kennedy wanted to defuse any increase in tension. The Kennedy Administration cajoled Birmingham's black leaders to get him out. MLK had hoped JFK would help the civil rights cause but Kennedy wanted to hold the coalition of northern blacks and liberal whites who with southern segregationist whites had narrowly elected him president in 1960. King now set an 11am Thursday May 9th deadline for a final deal between white business leaders and black leaders in Birmingham to...

    05/08/2013 5:28:05 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    5/8/2013 | Self
    When the "Senior Citizens Committee" of Birmingham got together late on Tuesday May 7th the business leaders who had defeated Bull Connor felt defeated by the civil rights protests and the demands for integration in the city. At least one of them suggested asking Governor George Wallace for a martial law declaration. But the pressure was on for a negotiated solution. The official line from the Kennedy Administration was that the President was "monitoring" the situation in Birmingham but in reality his people were leaning on the business leaders and Dr. Martin Luther King for a negotiated solution. The negotiations...

    05/07/2013 5:51:26 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 10 replies
    5/7/2013 | Self
    When non-violent protestors faced the dogs and water cannon of Bull Connor in Birmingham, spectators by the hundreds were angered. They shouted at the police and firefighters to be sure, but then some of them picked up rocks and other objects and began to hurl them. As the media spread the images of the violence around the country sympathy and outrage spread. People were moved to give money to the protest movement, others wanted to come down and get arrested like the children who first walked into the paddy wagons did. And yet others were just angered towards police and...

    05/03/2013 5:42:48 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 13 replies
    5/3/2013 | Self
    On May 3, 1963 Eugene "Bull" Connor was still officially the duly elected Commissioner of Public Safety responsible for the police and fire departments of Birmingham. But the election a month before of business community backed Albert Boutwell as mayor had his days numbered pending a final ruling from the Alabama Supreme Court. After the massive protest by hundreds of black children, some as young as six and seven years old, the day before Connor's jails were filled with them. He had no more room. When hundreds more students emerged from the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church at noontime, Connor had...

    05/02/2013 5:27:58 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    5/2/1963 | Self
    FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY THE PIVOTAL MOMENT IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT OCCURRED IN BIRMINGHAM WHEN CHILDREN MARCHED INTO BULL CONNOR'S POLICE LINES. At noon on Thursday May 2nd the first protestors came out of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church to leave the black part of Birmingham headed for downtown in violation of a court injunction. But there was something different because they were high school students recruited into a fading protest effort that had begun nearly a month ago on April 3rd. Dr. Martin Luther King had urged his organizers to come up with something to draw national media attention...
  • You Me And Martin Luther King (Birmingham Plus 50)

    05/01/2013 5:14:09 AM PDT · by Nextrush
    5/1/2013 | Self
    Back in the days of Operation Rescue protests blocking abortion clinic entrances I was in the mainstream media supervising news coverage on weekends when the demonstrations occurred. Police had apparently infiltrated the movement because they had advance knowledge of the first protests. They knew when I knew about a protest. I told protest leaders not to call me in advance but to wait until the protests began. I would then call the reporter and photographer to send them out. When Martin Luther King led a failed campaign of civil disobedience in Albany, Georgia in 1962 police and FBI informants were...
  • You Me And Martin Luther King (Birmingham Plus 50)

    04/30/2013 5:43:33 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    4/30/2013 | Self
    Southern Christian Leadership Conference Executive Director Wyatt Walker called it "Project C" for confrontation. After a failed campaign of civil disobedience in Albany, Georgia the year before, Dr. Martin Luther King planned a new better planned campaign in Birmingham for the spring of 1963. There was a sense of hope in the air on Wednesday April 3rd. A "new era" was being hailed in Birmingham with the 8-thousand vote victory for white reformers who intended to change the city's commission form of government with a strong mayor and city council. The business leaders of Birmingham had engineered the campaign to...
  • Army Of 50,000 Ready For Arrest If Obama OKs Keystone

    03/22/2013 3:33:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | March 22, 2013 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    With massive protests already planned, environmentalists see new signs Obama is going their way. Environmentalists are promising mass arrests and acts of civil disobedience if the Obama administration moves forward with a controversial pipeline project through the Midwest — even as Obama's political arm seeks to use the project in its latest fundraiser. Opponents to the Keystone XL pipeline, which would run from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, said they have more than 50,000 recruits ready to be jailed as part of one of the largest broad-scale direct-action protests in their movement's history. "With our Keystone XL pledge of...
  • Details of Schumer’s Mandatory Background Check Bill (S. 374) (NOT GOOD!)

    03/13/2013 3:35:54 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 26 replies
    The main provision of the bill is that any transfer of a firearm, no matter how fleeting, needs to go through an FFL and the transferee needs to have a background check performed through the NICS system. There are some exceptions, but they aren’t very good ones. As one of the provisions designed to “alleviate the fears” of the gun-owning public, it looks like there’s a provision in here that permanently sets the price of all FFL transfer fees to the same amount. That number will be set by the Attorney General, which these days is still Eric Holder. The...

    02/17/2013 12:33:26 PM PST · by PeterPrinciple · 8 replies
    THE RESEARCH PROBLEM Ours is a society increasingly characterized by the use of extra-institutional means of waging and resolving conflicts. As the state becomes increasingly unable or unwilling to intervene in public conflicts, more and more individuals join social movements as a means to protect and expand their rights and interests. As a consequence, the use of civil disobedience, one method of nonviolent action, has become more common. Civil disobedience refers to "the deliberate and peaceful violation of particular laws, decrees, regulations, ordinances, military or police orders, and the like," either because such laws, etc. are considered unjust or because...
  • The Resistance Begins: Refuse to Register ; “Largest Act of Civil Disobedience in State History”

    01/25/2013 8:50:10 PM PST · by blam · 139 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 1-25-2013 | Mac Slavo
    The Resistance Begins: New York Gun Owners Refuse to Register; “Largest Act of Civil Disobedience in State History” Mac Slavo January 25th, 2013 With emotions running high in the aftermath of the Newtown Sandy Hook shooting, politicians on the State and Federal level have begun introducing legislative actions to curtail access to firearms protected by the Second Amendment. In Missouri, parents may soon be forced to register firearms with their child’s school under threat of criminal penalties. In Massachusetts, another proposal would require storage of semi-automatic rifles at government approved storage depots. And, in the State of New York, congressional...
  • Civil Disobedience

    01/11/2013 12:37:10 PM PST · by PeterPrinciple · 16 replies
    Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy ^ | Wed Dec 23, 2009 | Kimberly Brownlee
    What makes a breach of law an act of civil disobedience? When is civil disobedience morally justified? How should the law respond to people who engage in civil disobedience? Discussions of civil disobedience have tended to focus on the first two of these questions. On the most widely accepted account of civil disobedience, famously defended by John Rawls (1971), civil disobedience is a public, non-violent and conscientious breach of law undertaken with the aim of bringing about a change in laws or government policies. On this account, the persons who practice civil disobedience are willing to accept the legal consequences...
  • Cypress, Tx CFA After Action Report

    08/01/2012 6:24:54 PM PDT · by buffaloguy · 5 replies
    Me | 08/01/2012 | Me
    Ate tonight at the Chick-Fil-A at roughly the corner of FM1960 and North Eldridge in Cypress, Texas, a suburb of Houston.
  • I WILL NOT PAY (Vanity)

    06/29/2012 5:03:30 AM PDT · by Turbo Pig · 57 replies
    Self | 06/29/2012 | Turbo Pig
    This is a personal declaration, which I wish to make in front of Free Republic, and anyone who comes across it. As a whole, the ACA (aka ObamaCare) is bad law; in that through it the government is over stepping its bounds and is becoming more overly intrusive in the daily lives of Americans. The mandate, now tax, is especially onerous, because it penalizes American citizens for non activity. With the Supreme Court ruling on June 28th, 2012, the government now has precedent to try and force Americans, who are literally doing nothing into activity, through the threat of a...
  • How would Henry David Thoreau respond to the SCOTUS ruling on Obamacare?

    06/28/2012 1:29:59 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 10 replies
    Ralph Waldo Emerson goes to see Thoreau, who is sitting in jail, and asks him "Henry, what are you doing in there?" to which Thoreau replies "Waldo, the question is what are you doing out there?".
  • U.S. Bishops Prepare Catholics for Civil Disobedience: ‘We May Need to Witness to the Truth by...’

    05/27/2012 10:36:12 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 43 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 5/27/12 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - Having organized 43 plaintiffs—including the archdioceses of New York and Washington and the University of Notre Dame—to file 12 different lawsuits against the Obama administration last Monday alleging the administration is violating the religious freedom of Catholics, the Catholic bishops of the United States are now preparing Catholics for what may be the most massive campaign of civil disobedience in this country since the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and early 1960s. “Some unjust laws impose such injustices on individuals and organizations that disobeying the laws may be justified,” the bishops state in a document developed to...
  • LAW ENFORCEMENT: Mind-numbing protests meet pepper spray

    04/15/2012 5:56:06 AM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/14/12 | Debra J. Saunders
    You have to really work at it to get arrested at a University of California campus protest. University administrators look at protest as part of the education process - and they frequently issue memos stating how much they agree with left-wing causes. Administrators don't want campus police to arrest students - especially students who attend demonstrations against state cuts to higher education. Thus students have had to ramp up dissident behavior if they want to be handcuffed and detained. Campus activists have begun to follow Occupy Wall Street's lead and set up tents to create illegal encampments. When campus police...
  • Chris Matthews: 'This May Come To Civil Disobedience'

    02/10/2012 5:39:46 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If President Obama didn't already see a sea of red flags, a thunderbolt by Chris Matthews this morning should surely inform him that he has badly misstepped with his decision to force Catholic institutions to provide services that violate their religious principles. Appearing on Morning Joe, Matthews said that "even liberal Catholics are going to be proud" of Catholic leaders who stand up to Obama, and indeed that the Catholic response "may come to civil disobedience." View the video here.
  • The 99%: Official list of Occupy Wall Street’s supporters, sponsors and sympathizers

    11/01/2011 4:01:20 PM PDT · by Just4Him · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 31, 2011 | Zombie
    The Occupy Wall Street movement has received so much media coverage in recent weeks that it’s nearly impossible to keep abreast of all the developments. So many endorsements and criticisms coming from all directions enter the news cycle in such rapid succession that even the most dedicated news junkies may have missed out on many of the pronouncements. Supporters and detractors of OWS both might find it useful to have a handy all-inclusive list of who has endorsed or embraced the protest. To satisfy that demand, we hereby present a list of groups, organizations, individuals and entities that have expressed...
  • U.S. Congressman Gutierrez Wants to Hijack the Civil Rights Movement

    12/20/2010 3:59:39 AM PST · by Scanian · 30 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 20, 2010 | Gayle Kesselman
    United States Congressman Luis Gutierrez has threatened civil disobedience if the DREAM Act, which would have offered a pathway to American citizenship to millions of illegal immigrants, is not passed into law. "We're going to make it uncomfortable for the Democratic Party," Gutierrez said, adding that immigration advocates would step up the pressure by drawing lessons from the movements for civil rights and women's suffrage. "There'll probably be civil disobedience. There will probably be a number of different actions. What we have to do is we have to break through this wall of silence, because we're invisible." Well, the DREAM...
  • For Gutierrez, D.C. arrest was fitting protest conclusion

    05/18/2010 8:01:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies · 332+ views
    Gazette.Net ^ | May 7, 2010 | Erin Cunningham
    State Del. Ana Sol Gutierrez got her wish to be arrested Saturday in Washington, D.C., while protesting Arizona's controversial immigration law. The arrests of Gutierrez and 33 others at a rally of thousands outside the White House were for failing to obey a police order to move. Gutierrez (D-Dist. 18) of Chevy Chase and the other protesters urged President Obama to take the lead on the issue of immigration, she said. "It's time for him to deliver on his promise," she said. Congress is considering two immigration reform measures, and activists have implored Obama to actively oppose Arizona's new law....
  • Immigration protesters block Los Angeles street

    05/08/2010 10:29:50 AM PDT · by AuntB · 51 replies · 1,085+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | May 7, 2010 | Kansas city star
    Unidentified immigrant rights activists and community leaders engage in non-violent civil disobedience, by chaining themselves together with lockdown PVC devices, in protest of Arizona's recently enacted SB1070 immigration enforcement law, outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Federal Processing and Detention Center, on Thursday, May 6, 2010, in Los Angeles.
  • Sorry Lame-stream Media, The FBI Does Not See a Violent Militia Trend

    03/31/2010 3:16:52 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 16 replies · 534+ views
    The Lid/Washington Post ^ | 3/31/2010 | The Lid
    It seems as if the only topic that the Media Wants to talk about is what they perceive as the "violence" in the Tea Party movement. Obama apologists such as the ADL and the Southern Poverty Law Center have written bogus reports about the Tea Party Movement, saying that the movement is leading to an increase of violence in the country. Heck even Larry King is getting into the act, interviewing Dana Loesch last night, trying to get her to say that the tea party is all about violence (of course he was not successful, see video below). Earlier this...
  • Vanity: Infrastructure for Civil Disobedience in Health Care

    03/23/2010 8:43:55 PM PDT · by ModelBreaker · 21 replies · 649+ views
    March 23, 2010 | ModelBreaker
    I want to open a discussion about how to set up an infrastructure for civil disobedience in refusing to pay the extortionate policy increases coming. One model I have become acquainted with during some family history research is the Italian Fraternal Societies in Colorado in the 1890's. Members paid dues; and when one got sick, the society helped with medical expenses. Successful experiments in this regard typically involve a fairly tight knit community who knows most everyone and can tell when someone is taking advantage. My suggestion would be to start talking Dr's into becoming contracted providers to a coop....
  • Civil Disobedience - its time has come.

    03/21/2010 6:45:39 PM PDT · by Toaster tank · 139 replies · 3,542+ views
    I HEARTILY ACCEPT the motto, — "That government is best which governs least";(1) and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe, — "That government is best which governs not at all"; .............
  • States Launching 'Civil Disobedience' to National Health Care

    03/12/2010 9:55:31 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 56 replies · 1,573+ views
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/12/2010 | Tom Gantert
    Lawmakers opposed to President Barack Obama's plan for national health care reform are hoping to spur a nationwide "civil disobedience" that can derail Obamacare. State Rep. Brian Calley, R-Portland; State Rep. Justin Amash, R-Kentwood; and State Sen. Wayne Kuipers, R-Holland, have each introduced similar constitutional amendments that seek to trump the national health care bills. For example, Sen. Kuipers' bill would prohibit a federal law from compelling any person, employer or health care provider to participate in any health care system. It also prevents anyone from being penalized for ignoring the federal law. "Where this is going, I don't know,"...
  • Where The Hell Is King North Carolina?

    02/07/2010 7:55:55 PM PST · by Copernicus · 39 replies · 1,761+ views
    JohnJacobH RKBA Commentary ^ | 02/07/10 | JohnJacobH RKBA Commentary
    Are you kidding me? Some one-horse podunk town of 5,000 people in North Carolina just suspends the Constitution and the Second Amendment because of a SNOW STORM????? Even the tinpot dictators in New York or New Jersey have not tried this nonsense. Where do these petty ante Major Domos come from? And how long will it take before they resign from office? Not to show my ignorance, but I thought We,The Trampled, hashed all this out after Hurricane Katrina.Wrong again I guess.
  • Six Inches From Slavery

    02/09/2010 7:24:57 AM PST · by JohnPierce · 25 replies · 1,243+ views ^ | February 8, 2010 | John Pierce
    According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the city of King NC has received approximately six inches of snow over the last seven days. Apparently, that snowfall, coupled with limited power outages, was frightening enough that, last Friday February 5th, 2010, King Mayor Jack Warren declared a local state of emergency pursuant to North Carolina General Statute § 14-288.12. ... With the stroke of a pen, the mayor stripped them of their fundamental right to travel, to peaceably assemble, and to openly bear arms as enumerated in the North Carolina Constitution. In addition to the denial of fundamental and...
  • 'Prepare for Rebellion', Obama Orders US-Canadian Troops [authored by a famous hoaxer]

    12/26/2009 4:48:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies · 3,612+ views
    Before It's News ^ | December 15, 2009 | Sorcha Faal
    According to these reports, Obama’s fears of rebellion are due to the economic health of California (the United States largest State) after the 3rd largest US State, New York, declared a ‘fiscal emergency’ and refused to release to its cities and towns over $750 Million due them this past week with the Governor of New York, David Paterson, declaring “I can't say this enough: The state has run out of money.”Kremlin position papers presented to Prime Minister Putin today on his upcoming meeting with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen state that the European-US military alliance has authorized an ‘emergency...
  • The EU: Communist Obama Orders US Troops To CA, CA Soon To Declare Bankruptcy

    12/21/2009 5:58:00 AM PST · by MaxCUA · 44 replies · 2,310+ views
    Kremlin position papers presented to Prime Minister Putin today on his upcoming meeting with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen state that the European-US military alliance has authorized an ‘emergency request’ from President Obama to utilize American and Canadian NATO troops to put down what is expected to be a “rebellion” after the expected January, 2010 ‘declaration of bankruptcy’ by the State of California. According to these reports, Obama’s fears of rebellion are due to the economic health of California (the United States largest State) after the 3rd largest US State, New York, declared a ‘fiscal emergency’ and refused to...
  • What Happens When California Defaults?

    12/21/2009 6:57:06 AM PST · by george76 · 57 replies · 2,272+ views
    New Geography ^ | 12/16/2009 | Bill Watkins
    The California Legislative Analyst’s Office recently reported that the State faces a $21 billion shortfall in the current as well as the next fiscal year. That’s a problem, a really big problem. My young son would say it was a ginormous problem. In fact, it may be an insurmountable problem. Our governor and legislature used every trick in their books when they created the most recent budget. They even resorted to mandatory interest-free loans from the taxpayers. Now, they have no idea where to go. The Democrats have declared that they will not allow budget cuts. The Republicans will not...
  • What sort of civil disobedience is acceptable?

    12/23/2009 12:52:01 PM PST · by johngaltspeaks · 128 replies · 3,131+ views
    There is a lot of talk about civil disobedience regarding this healthcare bill. Folks have said they will refuse to purchase into it, thus breaking the law. A thought I had is, what about the 2010 census. What if we refuse to participate or under/over report our household numbers. If we refuse to obey the census law or just delay would that send a message?
  • Channeling outrage & anger: What to do? (maybe some civil disobedience, too?) - PLEASE ADD TO LIST

    12/23/2009 6:10:38 AM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 41 replies · 1,182+ views
    self | 12/23/09 | NewJerseyJoe
    1. Change the withholding on your W-2. If millions do this, it would have an immediate effect on "revenues" going to Washington. (If there are any tax pros or accountants who think that this would not work, please post the explanation, thanks.) 2. Publicly demand that your local police force sign up with Oathkeepers. Thousands of local police forces, vowing to uphold the Constitution against the Democrats, would have an inspiring effect on the citizenry and send a chill down the backs of Democrat legislators. 3. Petition state governors to withstand Washington. Oklahoma and (I believe) Tennessee have already started...
  • Officials and Experts Warn of Crash-Induced Unrest

    12/20/2009 4:14:38 PM PST · by LouAvul · 53 replies · 1,821+ views
    Officials and Experts Warn of Crash-Induced Unrest Numerous high-level officials and experts warn that the economic crisis could lead to unrest world-wide - even in developed countries: Today, Moody's warned that future tax rises and spending cuts could trigger social unrest in a range of countries from the developing to the developed world, that in the coming years, evidence of social unrest and public tension may become just as important signs of whether a country will be able to adapt as traditional economic metrics, that a fiscal crisis remains a possibility for a leading economy, and that 2010 would be...
  • Swiss businessman builds minaret in protest

    12/10/2009 2:28:17 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies · 1,102+ views
    AFP ^ | Dec.10, 2009
    A Swiss businessman appalled by his fellow countrymen's decision to ban minarets has extended a chimney above his company building into a minaret in protest. "It was scandalous that the Swiss voted for the ban. Now we have the support of all the far-right parties across Europe. This is shameful," Guillaume Morand, who owns a chain of shoe stores, told AFP. The businessman, who is not a Muslim, explained that the he had constructed the mock minaret at his building near western Switzerland's city of Lausanne in protest, and at the same time, to "send a message of peace." More...
  • Time for Civil Disobedience

    12/07/2009 5:46:35 AM PST · by formosa · 57 replies · 1,383+ views
    formosa | 12/07/09 | Rebecca Wilson
    This is for discussion and ideas of what to do about impending coersed healthcare (cap and trade can be added as well). We must co-ordinate with other organizations and websites to take actions necessary to kill this bill. The News does not report the publics contempt for all the many dictatorial and life altering sections of this bill. As a matter of fact, not much of the public actually know what is in this beast. But we do know the vast majority of the public do not want it. Some of my ideas are contacting The Chamber of Commerces across...
  • Christian Leaders' Stance On Civil Disobedience Is Dangerous [Like Gandhi, Mandela, and MLK?]

    11/28/2009 10:24:29 AM PST · by Steelfish · 31 replies · 1,411+ views
    LATimes ^ | November 28th 2009
    EDITORIAL Christian Leaders' Stance On Civil Disobedience Is Dangerous Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox leaders are going too far when they declare they will break laws on abortion and same-sex marriage. November 28, 2009 Philosophers have argued for centuries over whether it is ever justifiable to break the law in the service of a higher cause. The question acquired a new complexity with the advent of societies such as the United States, in which laws were enacted by elected representatives and not decreed by a monarch or dictator. Few today would criticize civil rights activists, including the Rev. Martin Luther King...
  • Faithfully Angry

    11/28/2009 5:48:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 1,334+ views ^ | November 28, 2009 | Bill O'Reilly
    It took a while, we're talking decades, but finally some American religious leaders say they are fed up. A few days ago, a faith-based group including Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York issued a scathing indictment of secularism in the USA entitled "The Manhattan Declaration: A Call of Christian Conscience." The document, which includes input from Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox Christians, basically says that Christian values are under siege in America and people of faith need to act aggressively to stem the tide. The declaration goes so far as to encourage civil disobedience and uses Dr. Martin Luther King Jr....
  • Christian leaders issue 'call of conscience' ( Manhattan Declaration )

    11/23/2009 6:10:57 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 12 replies · 1,222+ views
    More than 150 Christian leaders, most of them conservative evangelicals and traditionalist Roman Catholics, issued a joint declaration Friday reaffirming their opposition to abortion and gay marriage and pledging to protect religious freedoms. The 4,700-word document, called "The Manhattan Declaration: A Call of Christian Conscience," sounds familiar themes from political and social debates over the health care overhaul and gay marriage battles. While acknowledging that "Christians and our institutions have too often scandalously failed to uphold the institution of marriage," the group rejects same-sex marriage. The declaration states that opening a legal door for gay marriage would do the same...
  • Religious Leaders Call for Civil Disobedience if Laws Don’t Respect Faith

    11/22/2009 3:08:18 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 129 replies · 4,632+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Nov 21, 2009
    A formidable coalition of 150 Catholic, Orthodox and evangelical leaders are calling on Christians in a new manifesto to reject secular authority – and even engage in civil disobedience – if laws force them to accept abortion, same-sex marriage and other ideas that betray their religious beliefs. On Friday, these leaders released a 4,700-word document – called the "The Manhattan Declaration: A Call of Christian Conscience." The document was signed by leaders ranging from evangelical leader Chuck Colson to two of the leading Catholic prelates in the U.S., Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C. and Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New...
  • Christian Leaders Take Issue With Laws (misleading headline)

    11/21/2009 1:26:06 PM PST · by khnyny · 30 replies · 1,515+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | November 21, 2009 | Michelle Boorstein and Hamil R. Harris
    Conservative Christian leaders unveiled a declaration Friday calling on Christians not to comply with rules and laws forcing them to accept abortion, same-sex marriage and other ideals that go against their religious doctrines. The declaration urges Christians to practice civil disobedience to defend their convictions, even though some signers of the document backed away from the strong language. The Catholic Archbishop of Washington, Donald W. Wuerl, was among the first signers of the Manhattan Declaration. He appeared at a news conference in the District on Friday to announce it, even as the Church was considering a city-proposed compromise on its...