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One Lesson to Learn About Obama

Posted 2014-08-15 07:00:01 | Views: 5,498
As Ferguson was burning, Obama was partying all night with rich old white people. 

Senate Bill Detaining Innocent Americans

Posted 2011-12-02 13:15:48 | Views: 10,055

Forget guilty until proven innocent, this was a case of guilty even after proven innocent.


The Senate last night attempted to pass an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would have allowed Americans to be detained even if they had been found not guilty by a trial.

 

Although the fact that indefinite detention without trial has now been codified into law by way of Section 1031 of the National Defense Authorization Act, an attempt was made at the last minute to fast-track an even more horrifying amendment into the NDAA bill via a voice vote.

 

Amendment No. 1274 would have given the federal government the power to detain U.S. citizens until Congress declared the ‘war on terror’ over, which we have been told is a never-ending multi-generational conflict. The provision also gave the feds the power to keep an American incarcerated even if they were tried and found not guilty.

 

Thankfully, Republican Senator Rand Paul discovered the provision and was able to request a last ditch roll call vote. The amendment was eventually defeated by a worryingly narrow final vote of 41-59.

 

Forget Kafkaesque, the very fact that the Senate even attempted to enact a law that would put the likes of Stalinist North Korea to shame speaks volumes about the contempt that lawmakers have for the bill of rights.

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Amendment No. 1274 would have given the federal government the power to detain U.S. citizens until Congress declared the ‘war on terror’ over, which we have been told is a never-ending multi-generational conflict.

If we don't pay attention things can change quickly. Stay informed.

Senate Bill Would Have Allowed Americans to be Detained Even After They Had Been Found Innocent


History of Cassette Tape

Posted 2011-11-26 13:37:12 | Views: 11,557
The Philips Company of the Netherlands invented and released the first compact audio-cassette in 1962. They used high-quality polyester 1/8-inch tape produced by BASF. Recording and playback was at a speed of 1.7/8 inches per second.

The next year in the U.S. sales began of the Norelco Carry-Corder dictation machine that used the new cassette tape. The consumer's demand for blank tape used for personal music-recording was unanticipated by Philips.

Dang, Who Remembers the Cassette Tape? 

   

Via: About 


Lowrider Bicycle - Li'l Rascal

Posted 2011-11-23 08:13:32 | Views: 13,013

Some of the culture’s most enduring Lowriders start at an early age, and so it goes with protégé’ Adrian “Lil Rascal” Hernandez, a five-year-old from Sacramento County. “Lowriding has always been a part of Adrian’s life,” explains his father, Eric. An owner of a few cars himself, Eric has been a regular attendee of local shows, bringing his Lowrider creations to the masses. He included his son in these experiences, and young Adrian took to it like a fish to water. Too young to drive, Adrian wanted to partake in the pastime that captivated his father, and he told him that he wanted to build a Lowrider bicycle. Delighted at his son’s interest, Eric approved of the idea, and the conversation quickly began to revolve around parts and paint schemes for the perfect Lowrider bike. After compiling some mental sketches and attending a few more shows, Adrian knew exactly what he wanted to accomplish in his first bike build.

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 Lowrider Bicycle - Li’l Rascal

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Following Dad’s Footsteps
From the December, 2011 issue of Lowrider
By Humberto Mendoza