Former President Jimmy Carter has signed on to a petition to Secretary of State John Kerry urging the United States to back off certain sanctions on groups that are deemed terrorist organizations, so that peace workers can go in and work.
Specifically, the petition signed by Mr. Carter requests that Mr. Kerry exempt peace groups from laws that make it a crime to offer negotiation training and humanitarian law classes to terror groups, Breitbart said.
The petition states: The Secretary of State can, and should, exempt peacebuilding activities from this counterproductive application of the law. Doing so would open the door for professional peacebuilders to fully engage in helping to end armed conflicts and suffering around the world, while making the U.S. safer.
The petition drive was started by the Charity and Security Network. Group members told The Hill that theyve been concerned with their inability to complete bridge-building projects with the Taliban in Afghanistan and with Hamas in the Palestinian territories.
"Some of 'gang' members have been calling amendments that would require 700-miles of fencing and 100 percent operational control "non-starts" for the bill." Used to be that we could figure out which party was supporting what based upon news pronouncements. Today, not so much....BOHICA....
They say the bill would double the number of Border Patrol agents. But if the agents are unarmed, emasculated and forbidden by the Champ from arresting anybody what good does it do to double their number?
The problem, (dis)honorable Senators, is that you have compromised your credibility to the point where nobody believes you anymore. There are those of us who remember how you lied about immigration in 1986 and so we figure you are lying now. So you can take your new bill and shove it up your butts. We don't need new laws. We need to enforce the laws that we already have.
The protection + expansion of the US Welfare-Nanny State + Socialism ranks above all.
As a class, come 2015 they think that the US Debt burden will legally, or as a matter of accounting, be passed on to the OWG + GFU e.g. NAU, etc. UNFORTUNATELY, OWG OR NO OWG THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY STILL WANT THE US-N-ONLY-THE-US TO PAY THE LARGEST SHARE OF CONTRIBUTIONS + DEBT.
IOW, the US will still end up being responsible for its Debt no matter ow the DemoLefties + Aligned try to hide it or pass it on.
US Debt stands roughly at 17.2Trilyuhn, US Congresscritters + Politicos are still using the old number of $16.7Trilyuhn on the MSM-Net, + I S-T-I-L-L don't see Mexico, Canada, Greenland, etal. in any rush to help pay or reduce the US Debt.
The US government's secret seizure of Associated Press phone records had a "chilling effect" on newsgathering by the agency and other news organizations, AP's top executive said Wednesday.
"Some longtime trusted sources have become nervous and anxious about talking with us," AP president and chief executive Gary Pruitt said in a speech to the National Press Club.
"In some cases, government employees we once checked in with regularly will no longer speak to us by phone. Others are reluctant to meet in person ... This chilling effect on newsgathering is not just limited to AP.
"Journalists from other news organizations have personally told me that it has intimidated both official and nonofficial sources from speaking to them as well."
Pruitt spoke one month after the US news agency revealed that it had been notified after the fact that the US Justice Department had secret subpoenas of two months of phone records from its news operations.
The AP has said US authorities appeared to have sought out the records as part of a criminal investigation into leaked information contained in a May 2012 AP story about a foiled terror plot.
Pruitt, who previously called the seizure "a massive and unprecedented intrusion" into newsgathering, said the Justice Department "violated its own rules" on how it handles investigations of leaks to news media.
He said the collection of records pertaining to more than 100 journalists was "an overbroad and sloppy fishing expedition" and failed to follow procedures on notification.
Pruitt said that authorities maintained that by notifying the AP ahead of the sweep "it would have tipped off the leaker" but argued "that kind of reasoning would apply in every single case."
This rationale would mean news organizations would never know when its records are being obtained, news sources would become less willing to speak and "the public will only know what the government wants them to know."
Precisely the point, and you got it in one try. Now then, what are you as a news person going to do about it? You can roll over and accept your status in the new order, or you can work with the remaining brave sources to bring out what's going on -- and editorialize about it instead of slurping at Champ's fountain...
Advocating the law of man as the absolute authority and ceiling of human potential is his deal.
Perhaps instead of listening to podcasts of his own speeches, he could get the audio of How the Irish Saved Civilization, Thomas Cahill. You just insulted the core of the very civilization which put your sorry ass in power, and I'm sure Martin Luther would want to beat you with a stick.
What an Ugly American Tourist. What a small, weak tea grasp at the history of his host. What a blasphemous statement that the authority of man is the end all of human capacity.
He makes Clark Grizwald look like the Dos Equis man. The guest who invites himself to dinner and talks the whole time about how much better his furniture is.
I guess his Berlin speech was a bowl of jelly, but must have made more sense before it was translated from the native Austrian.
I don't get these trips, other than marking a vacation a business expense. Or can it be both that and a way to energize the locals as a political pressure tool vs. local/regional government, a medium to spread his curiously eastern style idea of governance and culture.
good chance for Mooch to spend taxpayers $ on her lavish vacays plus he gets out of Washington during scandal hearings time
Posted by: Frank G ||
06/20/2013 18:00 Comments ||
Shut the f*ck up, Bambi, you worthless asshole. And mind your own goddam business.
I'd agree with him if he were talking about madrassas, but we all know he ain't. >:-(
Posted by: Barbara ||
06/20/2013 18:00 Comments ||
He shows complete ignorance of the cause of the conflict. It's not about Catholics vs. Protestants, it's about the descendants of the Catholic Natives in the 1600's vs. the descendants of the Protestant Invaders in the 1600's.
"Ironically, President Obama made his comments just as Archbishop Gerhard Müller, the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, told a crowd in Scotland that religious education upholds the dignity of the human person. Archbishop Müller said that Catholic schools should promote "all that is good in the philosophies of societies and human culture." HT: Drudge
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.