Burning the Beekeeper: The Benjamin David Gilmore Story is a short documentary film by independent investigative journalists Stacy Lynne and Law Johnston of Colorado. It explores what some folks feel demonstrates the inadequate, incompetent investigation and retaliatory sentencing of Fort Collins beekeeper and former Occupy Fort Collins activist, Ben Gilmore, 31.
“Four counts were brought against Kent Hovind. Three counts of Mail Fraud and one count of Criminal Contempt of Court.” Is he a political prisoner? Aren’t we all? We are under martial law.
“Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy has called on Clark County Sheriff Douglas Gillespie to start arresting Bureau of Land Management agents on charges of trespassing and theft as his battle against the federal government intensifies.”
“The 37-year-old said heavily armed federal agents roughed him up and arrested him for exercising his constitutional rights on a state highway in northeast Clark County on Sunday.
“They got on their loudspeaker and said that everyone needed to leave,” Dave Bundy said during an impromptu news conference alongside his father outside a 7-Eleven on Las Vegas Boulevard. “I stood there and continued to express my First Amendment right to protest, and they approached me and said that if I didn’t leave, they’d arrest me.”
“The younger Bundy said he was taking photographs and protesting peacefully at the time. Natalie Collins, a spokeswoman for the Nevada U.S. attorney’s office, said Bundy was cited on misdemeanor charges of ‘refusing to disperse’ and resisting arrest. Earlier, BLM spokeswoman Kirsten Cannon said Bundy was taken into custody to “protect public safety and maintain the peace.”
“The Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service support the public’s right to express opinions peacefully and lawfully. However, if an individual threatens, intimidates or assaults another individual or impedes the impoundment, they may be arrested in accordance with local, state or Federal laws,” Cannon said in a statement. Cliven Bundy viewed his son’s arrest differently.
“The Freedom Summit conference offers a highly distinguished assortment of the best, brightest, and most entertaining people in the freedom movement today! It is a stimulating periodic update on the current status of freedom in our world from several varied perspectives.
“Rather than seek to present either an optimistic or pessimistic outlook, the Freedom Summit strives to present an honest and very straightforward assessment of the current status of our freedom. And the 2014 Freedom Summit has been crafted to provide a glimpse of the future and how best to position yourself and your loved ones as we transition away from authoritarianism to a voluntarist society….”
“You cannot imagine how angry people are (about the strike). They turned a wedding into a funeral,” Al-Sane, who lives near the town of Radda, where the drone strike took place, told NBC News.”
“There was clearly a wedding party,” said Shiban. He said it’s possible US officials “may have been fed the wrong intel. They saw a group of people waiting in trucks for a convoy and they assumed they were militants, so the made the decision to strike….
“The US has conducted a confirmed 59 to 69 clandestine drone strikes in Yemen in the last several years, according to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. Of those definite attacks, between 287 and 423 people have died. Many more strikes and deaths, both of suspected militants and of civilians, are believed to have occurred but cannot be verified as such data is not provided by the US government…”
“How can the average American commit three arguable felonies in the course of a given day? Consider these hypothetical examples—along with their real-life parallels—in which vague and broad federal laws have made honest citizens into federal felons.” This post is inspired by Harvey A. Silverglate, author of the book, Three Felonies a Day.
“In Illinois for example, teenagers will no longer get to use tanning beds without a doctor’s note. If you live in Delaware, visit the shark fin buffet while you can, a new law will make it illegal to own, sale, or distribute the controversial delicacy. And in California, new laws take effect that will let students take part in school sports, or use bathrooms based on their gender identity, regardless of the gender noted in their birth certificates.
“Legendary attorney, Harvard law professor, and author of ‘Taking the Stand’ Alan Dershowitz joins ‘The Lead’ to discuss some of the other fascinating – and controversial – new laws of 2014.”
“Connecticut gun owners are rushing to register certain firearms and ammunition that will be considered illegal contraband in the new year. Under a wide-ranging gun control law passed after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, they have until Tuesday to submit the paperwork with the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.”
App for Android, iOS, and Google Glass called NameTag will help the Feds imprison the innocent….
Late Thursday night, the Senate passed the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2014, in a sweeping bill now being sent to the president which reports suggest he will sign.
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The bill is infamous for its language on indefinite detention and ‘disappearing’ of American citizens. Once again, the bill was passed via Fast-Tracking while most of the country was sidelined on the Phil Robertson issue with Duck Dynasty.
The PANDA People Against the NDAA Mission Statement:
Our Mission is to nonviolently defeat, strike down, repeal, stop, void and fight the indefinite detention provisions, Sections 1021 and 1022, of the National Defense Authorization Act for the Fiscal Year of 2012, to fight for American civil liberties, to combat laws restricting liberty in the interest of National Security, to support current government officials that are doing so and to engage a younger generation in the politics of the United States so this cannot happen again.
EMMETT– During debate on the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)in the U.S. Senate, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), said “it designates the world as the battlefield, including the homeland.”
The citizens of Emmett, Idaho disagree. On Tuesday, the Emmett City Council approved the Restoring Constitutional Governance Resolution, thus banning the detention provisions of the 2012 NDAA, and the application of the laws of war, which originally made Emmett a “battlefield” in the war on terror. The resolution also encourages the state legislature to interpose against these detention provisions, and Idaho’s Congressional delegation to take steps to repeal them.