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Americans Must Read! Obama’s Information Czar Sunstein Calls For Banning Free Speech!!! No Bull…ReadSunstein was appointed by President Obama to head up the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, an agency within the Executive Office of the President.
Read The Full Story,VIDEO See what Obama and Sunstein Have Planned for Feedom of Speech!!!...http://ctpatriot1970.wordpress.com/2010/01/15/facism-obama-information-czar-sunstein-calls-for-banning-free-speech/
On page 14 of Sunstein’s January 2008 white paper entitled “Conspiracy Theories,” the man who is now Obama’s head of information technology in the White House proposed that each of the following measures “will have a place under imaginable conditions” according to the strategy detailed in the essay.
1) Government might ban conspiracy theorizing.
2) Government might impose some kind of tax, financial or otherwise, on those who disseminate such theories.Sunstein was appointed by President Obama to head up the Office of Information and... more
While campaigning for president, Barack Obama promised that if elected, he would make his administration the most transparent ever. But on some important issues, his administration has produced information only after government watchdogs and reporters have spent months pressing for its release, and in some cases suing for it.While campaigning for president, Barack Obama promised that if elected, he would make... more
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case challenging a law that critics say treats human rights advocates as criminal terrorists, and threatens them with 15 years in prison for advocating nonviolent means to resolve disputes.The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case challenging a law that critics say... more
The U.S. Department of Justice sent a formal request to independent news site Indymedia, ordering it to provide details of all reader visits on a certain day. The order included IP addresses, times, and identifying information including e-mail addresses, physical addresses, registered accounts, and Indymedia readers' Social Security Numbers, bank account numbers, and credit card numbers.The U.S. Department of Justice sent a formal request to independent news site... more
The controversial cable titan was so angry over a Web site parodying his show that he sued—and lost. The site's owner talks to The Daily Beast about how much he enjoyed the battle.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-11-12/the-man-who-beat-glenn-beck/?cid=hp:mainpromo5The controversial cable titan was so angry over a Web site parodying his show that he... more
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered two of its attorneys to remove a video they posted on YouTube about problems with climate change legislation backed by the Obama administration. According to documents released by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, the employees were told that if they did not willingly censor themselves, they would face disciplinary action.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered two of its attorneys to remove a... more
As national elections draw closer, Iraqis are fearing more government repression of dissent, with several journalists reporting to have been beaten by security forces while government officials are issuing warnings about media coverage.As national elections draw closer, Iraqis are fearing more government repression of... more
What part of “Congress shall make NO LAW” do these congress critters NOT get?
In Defense of the U.S. Constitution and our God-Given Right to Free Speech.
International Legal Conference
on Freedom of Speech & Religion
October 28, 2009
U.S. Capitol Visitors Center
The International Free Press Society,
The Liberty Legal Project International
The Center for Security PolicyWhat part of “Congress shall make NO LAW” do these congress critters NOT... more
WCUA is Catholic University of America's student-run internet radio station. "Radio Free Catholic," a documentary directed by Mac McCormick, details its history, its personalities, and the struggles it faces. Filmed and edited in Spring 2009. Special thanks to Rachel Storey, Abby Moser, and the Catholic University Media Studies Department, as well as everyone at WCUA.WCUA is Catholic University of America's student-run internet radio station.... more
Shut Up, America! The End of Free Speech shines the light on a dark mission of the Obama administration-shutting down conservative voices on the radio and at the same time eviscerating the First Amendment. Will he succeed?
Author Brad O'Leary writes that there is a core constituency that believes Americans aren't smart enough to figure it out for themselves and needs their help to form correct points of viewShut Up, America! The End of Free Speech shines the light on a dark mission of the... more
The governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, signed a law yesterday that will protect American journalist and broadcasters from British and foreign libel judgments and the court rulings of other.
The new legislation effectively negates the practice of libel tourism.
It represents the growing opposition among Americans to Britain’s libel laws, which are in conflict with the First Amendment of the US Constitution, which protects freedom of speech.The governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, signed a law yesterday that will... more
I am a United States citizen on trial in Canada for exposing a situation at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario that threatened the lives and welfare of Canadians and Americans alike. My book “The Dunces of Doomsday,” published in the U.S. by Cumberland House, revealed potential terrorist threats from al-Qaeda affiliates at McMaster. The university is suing me for libel, demanding $4 million in punitive and aggregated damages . . .I am a United States citizen on trial in Canada for exposing a situation at McMaster... more
American investigative journalist, and author, Dr. Paul L. Williams, will begin his crusade, October 8, in a Toronto courtroom to answer charges of defamation regarding his explosive investigations into missing radio active material at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
Williams become entangled in a legal jam with the Canadian university . . .American investigative journalist, and author, Dr. Paul L. Williams, will begin his... more
A former military lawyer who served in the Reagan White House and worked for Ross Perot is suing a Dallas-based religious organization in a case that could test the limits of free speech and prayer.
Mikey Weinstein, founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said he wants Gordon Klingenschmitt, a former U.S. Navy chaplain, to "stop asking Jesus to plunder my fields ... seize my assets, kill me and my family then wipe away our descendants for 10 generations."
The suit also asks the court to stop the defendants – Klingenschmitt and Jim Ammerman, the founder of the Dallas-based Chaplaincy of Full Gospel Churches – from "encouraging, soliciting, directing, abetting or attempting to induce others to engage in similar conduct."
Weinstein, 54, said his family has received death threats, had a swastika emblazoned on their home in New Mexico, animal carcasses left on their doorstep and feces thrown at the house.
Weinstein, who is Jewish, said the harassment started several years ago when he began protesting Christian proselytizing at his alma mater, the Air Force Academy. Weinstein started his foundation shortly after that to battle the influence of extremist evangelical Christians in the armed forces.
"I morphed from being a lawyer and a businessman to this thing called a civil rights activist," he says. He is an unlikely activist, Weinstein said: a Jewish Republican from a long line of military members.
Klingenschmitt, 41, said in a phone interview that he has "never incited anybody" to hurt Weinstein.
"I never prayed for anyone's death," he said. "I never prayed for anyone's violence. All I did was quote the Scriptures." His prayers are available on his Web site and for radio broadcast.
Ammerman, an 84-year-old retired Army chaplain, declined an interview, but said in a prepared statement he "believes the allegations are unfounded."
Weinstein said he also hopes to cripple the Chaplaincy financially and to have the organization stripped of its status with the Department of Defense.
more at link...A former military lawyer who served in the Reagan White House and worked for Ross... more
Next week, investigative journalist and author Dr. Paul L. Williams will be tried in a foreign court for his investigative work on reports of al Qaeda terrorists at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
But he broke no American statute and his alleged violation of Canadian law took place not in Canada, but at his home in Pennsylvania . . . .Next week, investigative journalist and author Dr. Paul L. Williams will be tried in a... more
Should video games be protected under the first amendment?
If so. How protected should they be?
Should they be able to use your identity without permission?
These are the questions whose "answers" we are now learning via the legendary Jim Brown in a recent federal ruling on his lawsuit against Electronic Arts, publisher of the wildly popular Madden NFL football franchise.
[AP via Kotaku.com]
"On Wednesday, a federal district court in Los Angeles dismissed Brown's claim against Electronic Arts for the use of his image in its Madden NFL series. Judge Florence Marie-Cooper essentially found that video games are "expressive works, akin to an expressive painting that depicts celebrity athletes of past and present in a realistic sporting environment." Such works are protected by the First Amendment.
This would cover the use of Jim Brown's likeness - that of a living person, remember - in a commercial work. Lawyers for Sam Keller, the NCAA footballer who sued over the use of his likeness in EA Sports' NCAA football franchise, say that this ruling has no bearing on their suit. Indeed, it's at the federal district level and may be appealed. But a judge interpreting the First Amendment to protect video games in this way is certainly noteworthy."
Should a company be able to make money off your likeness without asking you?
Should this be considered "protected" under the first amendment?
Do all our identity are belong to them?
-AHShould video games be protected under the first amendment? If so. How protected... more