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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:06 PM
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Thom Hartmann On HR 1959 (Tomorrow)
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Hartmann on HR 1959
Submitted by davidswanson on Thu, 2007-11-29 02:01. Media

By Barbara Ellis

Those of us following S1959 (the prelimin to locking up all home-grown dissidents) and those unaware of the bill now resting in the Senate Homeland Security committee) may want to tune into Thom Hartmann's Air America show tomorrow morning. Sometime between his 9-noon shift, he's going to do a big segment on his wakeup call about this dangerous, unAmerican bill that sailed through the House Oct. 23 (404-6, 22 not voting; Kucinich/Woolsey voting nay; Conyers a no-vote) after 40-minutes of debate. Obviously, Dems didn't bother to read it, trusting that co-sponsors (good old Jane Harman/Bernie Thompson) would never hopper such a totalitarian-flavored bill. It's likely to do the same in the Senate, though maybe Dems there won't be able to muster the troops against Blue Dog types even though it's co-sponsored by Repugs Susan Collins/Norm Coleman. Especially with folks on that Senate committee mulling over the billlike Joe Lieberman, Blue Dog frosh John Tester with hope resting only on the super-weak reed of chairman Levin.

Ostensibly, the bill is designed to institute 2 groups (a commission and a "center of excellence") to investigate the origins of "violent" groups (hey, poverty/disrespect??). It has the caveats of Constitutional protections, but with habeas corpus guarantees gone, along with Amendments 1, 4, 6, and 8 (and MTK), whom are the authors kidding?....

So tune in (620 AM)or the national Hartmann slot on Air America tomorrow morningin your area. Then, write/call your senators to vote against S 1959. Or urge them to open a real 9/11 investigation.
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lordsummerisle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:11 PM
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1. Thanks for the heads-up Babylonsister! n/t
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:41 PM
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2. Great! I hope he'll publish on Common Dreams, too - I love it when
his articles are read into the Congressional Record.

:applause:
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EVDebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:42 PM
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3. HR 1955 was Dem Harman's bill. Is this the same bill or a different one ?
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 08:45 PM by EVDebs
H.R. 1955: Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Why are Democrats sponsoring and supporting this thought control ? With just about any pretext they can lock up someone for looking crosseyed. The 9-11 Truth movement is next in they crosshairs.



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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:53 PM
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4. Yes, the same. She supposedly led them astray. See the highlighted
section in the OP.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 05:33 AM
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5. ,
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bonito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 05:43 AM
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6. Recommended!
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 06:01 AM
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7. Mega K & R - keep this kicked
Edited on Thu Nov-29-07 06:01 AM by SpiralHawk
This is a HUGH issue -- just what Naomi Wolf has been howling about.

This is an issue where the people of these United States must take a STAND.

Republicon Homelander Totalitarianism is surging.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 06:27 AM
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8. Thanks for this. I was aware this was coming up for a vote and wanted to
watch it. I've already called my two Senators, Dole and Burr, with my request that they vote nay. I'm confident they'll heed my plea. :sarcasm:

Recommend.
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