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A Modest Proposition

-by Nerdface-

Whereas it has previously been established at the highest levels of our government that the terrorist organization known as al-Qaeda hates us for our freedoms;

And whereas both supporters and detractors of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act admit that the law endangers—even tramples upon—the basic American freedoms of due process and habeus corpus, guaranteed us by Articles 5 and 6 of the United States Constitution;

And whereas the 2012 NDAA provides for the indefinite detention of any person who “was a part of or substantially supported al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners, including any person who has committed a belligerent act or has directly supported such hostilities in aid of such enemy forces”;

I hereby submit that the members of Congress who voted for this bill, and the President who signed it into law, are, under this bill, directly supporting al-Qaeda in their goal of destroying America and her freedoms, and are therefore subject to indefinite detention under said law.

I move that they be detained under the law they signed, new representatives elected, and the law immediately repealed.

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Occupy LA

-by Nerdface-

I support the Occupy movement.

Sure, it’s messy; sure, some of the people involved are loopy and/or misguided and/or Choose-Your-Favorite-Conspiracy-Theorists and/or fill in the blank with someone you don’t 100% agree with. That’s the thing about it. 99% is a big tent.

We (people directly involved, people indirectly involved, and people who support the movement or support some aspect of the movement or aren’t sure what we support although we agree something is wrong with our country) CANNOT allow ourselves to be divided any longer. Right, left, center, and everything or nothing at once: we are all the losers when corporate money can buy policy and perpetuate war, when risk is foisted upon the general public while profit (gained fraudulently and illegally, no less) is kept by the few.

Below are photos I took of Occupy LA today. Occupy LA is located at Temple and Spring in Downtown LA, in front of and around City Hall.

For more information on the Occupy LA movement click here; for more information on Occupy Wall Street, click here. One photo below shows a list of items that the Occupy LA movement very much needs—tents and bottled water are most critical. If you can’t be at the protests, consider donating, spreading the word, or helping in another way that works for you.

 

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