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Concern as to the rights of “the media”

Today noted Pennsylvanian “G-man” Grolish expressed concern about Section 3 of the proposed constitutional amendment at Move to Amend. An interesting point and much depends on the designation of “the press”

This has been your daily political note from Pacanukeha Press.

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Over and done with.

Right. $1.2 billions spent, rights and reporters trampled, and vague promises of foolhardy economic policies proudly announced. I feel good about the G20 summit. You?

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Git yer fiscal conservatism here!

Step right up, step right up!

$2 million to create an artificial indoor lake and cottage backdrop inside a Toronto media centre for this month’s G8 and G20 summits.

via CBC News – Canada.

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Obama wins the right to detain people with no habeas review

Today, a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals adopted the Bush/Obama position, holding that even detainees abducted outside of Afghanistan and then shipped to Bagram have no right to contest the legitimacy of their detention in a U.S. federal court

via Glenn Greenwald – Salon.com.

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Imagine.

Imagine that hundreds of black protesters were to descend upon Washington DC and Northern Virginia, just a few miles from the Capitol and White House, armed with AK-47s, assorted handguns, and ammunition. And imagine that some of these protesters —the black protesters — spoke of the need for political revolution, and possibly even armed conflict in the event that laws they didn’t like were enforced by the government? Would these protesters — these black protesters with guns — be seen as brave defenders of the Second Amendment, or would they be viewed by most whites as a danger to the republic?

via What If the Tea Party Were Black? | | AlterNet.

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On Citizenship

The CBC is reporting that Abousfian Abdelrazik, a Canadian stranded in Sudan is deemed a security risk, denied a passport.

I do not believe a government is just that can decide to restrict the ability of a citizen to return home.

Word of the day: Disgusted.

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Why do I care?

Because they are our neighbours and the things they do affect me. Because my plastic scum of a Prime Minister enjoys parroting their failed memes and paradigms, 5 years after even *they* begin to realize that maybe these options aren’t such good ideas after all. Because the Declaration of Independance and the Bill of Rights are great documents and great ideals and it is painful to watch them being pissed on by short-sighted power-hungry ass-holes who stand against everything that they say they stand for.

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