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How Fast & Furious Caused Border ‘Issues’ & So Much More Breaking News,Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent August 21, 2014   US District Court Judge Amy Berman has given the Department of Justice (DoJ) until October 1st of this year to comply with requests for documents that were supposed to be handed over to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (HOGRC) back in 2000. House Representative Darrell Issa, head of the HOGRC said of Berman’s ultimatum: “This administration has been so intent on hiding the contents of these documents that it allowed Attorney General Holder to be held in contempt instead of just turning them over…

Why the DoD, DHS & FEMA Militarized America’s Local Police Depts Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent August 16, 2014   House Representative Hank Johnson has brought the Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act (SMLE) back for consideration because it would prevent the local police departments nationwide from obtaining military-grade equipment from the Department of Defense (DoD). SMLE would prohibit the DoD from giving local law enforcement: • Mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles • Military grade weapons • Firearms • Computers • Helicopters • Clothing • “other products” This legislation would also place a “moratorium on weapons transfers through the [DoD] after reports of missing equipment and inappropriate weapons transfers.”…

Why the Demilitarization of Police Became a GOP Talking Point Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent August 15, 2014   Senator and 2016 presidential hopeful Rand Paul came out in an op-ed piece to discuss the militarization of the nation’s police forces. The obviousness of this political posturing is being glossed over as the emotional and reactionary tide has overcome the residents of Ferguson for being brutalized for speaking out against the murder of an unarmed teenager at the hands of the police – but also has promoted Paul’s talking points directed at recruiting black voters to his fold. Paul said: “Americans must never sacrifice their…

Will the Senate USA Freedom Act Protect Americans From the NSA? Security

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent July 30, 2014   The USA Freedom Act (USAFA) is another surveillance reform bill championed by House Representative Jim Sensenbrenner and Senator Patrick Leahy that promises to end the “bulk collection of phone records” of Americans. Surveillance limitations under this new bill include: Specific person, are code, city or address must be requested Agency must show who they are tracking Prohibits broad-sweeping surveillance Agency must show why they are watching the target Must show why this target is suspected of terrorism Disclose how many targets are being watched Show how…

6 Signs US Gov May Be Preparing For Another Terrorist Attack Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent July 17, 2014   On Capitol Hill, the Senate voted 93-4 to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) created from the attack on 9/11 to coverage implemented through 2021. The program currently allows for corporations to market commercial property and causality insurance under a provision of coverage for terrorist attacks. This requirement is counter-balanced by the federal government’s intercession of cash flow to insurers for losses incurred “under certain conditions”. The insurance corporations will front the first $100 million for the total losses. The insured will be responsible for…