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February 29, 2012

Protesting at the NATO/G8 event in Chicago now to be illegal

Tuesday, Feb 28th, 2012, our Illustrious House of Representatives, fearing that all of us prodded, poked, foreclosed on, and jobless Americans have simply too many freedoms, voted to put in place the House Bill 347.

Basically the law provides for two separate things:

One: It will be a federal offense to protest near any Federal Building, or any public space or location where the Secret Service is operating to protect a government official. Since Hillary Clinton, President Obama, Governor Mitt Romney and as of a few hours ago, Rick Santorum, are all under Secret Service protection, anyone protesting anything needs to be mindful of this new law.
I expect both Hillary and Obama will be at the NATO/G8 event.

Two: Persons who are deemed to possibly be disruptive can be arrested, regardless of where they are!


From the article:
When thousands of protesters are expected to descend on Chicago this spring for the 2012 G8 and NATO summits, they will also be approaching the grounds of a National Special Security Event. That means disruptive activity, to whichever court has to consider it, will be a federal offense under the act.
And don’t forget if you intend on fighting such charges, you might not be able to rely on evidence of your own. In the state of Illinois, videotaping the police, under current law, brings criminals charges. Don’t fret. It’s not like the country will really try to enforce it — right?

The actual text of the bill -

H.R.347 -- Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011 (Engrossed Amendment Senate - EAS)

HR 347 EAS

In the Senate of the United States,

February 6, 2012.

Resolved, That the bill from the House of Representatives (H.R. 347) entitled `An Act to correct and simplify the drafting of section 1752 (relating to restricted buildings or grounds) of title 18, United States Code.', do pass with the following


Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert:


This Act may be cited as the `Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011'.


Section 1752 of title 18, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

`Sec. 1752. Restricted building or grounds

`(a) Whoever--

`(1) knowingly enters or remains in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority to do so;

`(2) knowingly, and with intent to impede or disrupt the orderly conduct of Government business or official functions, engages in disorderly or disruptive conduct in, or within such proximity to, any restricted building or grounds when, or so that, such conduct, in fact, impedes or disrupts the orderly conduct of Government business or official functions;

`(3) knowingly, and with the intent to impede or disrupt the orderly conduct of Government business or official functions, obstructs or impedes ingress or egress to or from any restricted building or grounds; or

`(4) knowingly engages in any act of physical violence against any person or property in any restricted building or grounds;

or attempts or conspires to do so, shall be punished as provided in subsection (b).

`(b) The punishment for a violation of subsection (a) is--

`(1) a fine under this title or imprisonment for not more than 10 years, or both, if--

`(A) the person, during and in relation to the offense, uses or carries a deadly or dangerous weapon or firearm; or

`(B) the offense results in significant bodily injury as defined by section 2118(e)(3); and

`(2) a fine under this title or imprisonment for not more than one year, or both, in any other case.

`(c) In this section--

`(1) the term `restricted buildings or grounds' means any posted, cordoned off, or otherwise restricted area--

`(A) of the White House or its grounds, or the Vice President's official residence or its grounds;

`(B) of a building or grounds where the President or other person protected by the Secret Service is or will be temporarily visiting; or

`(C) of a building or grounds so restricted in conjunction with an event designated as a special event of national significance; and

`(2) the term `other person protected by the Secret Service' means any person whom the United States Secret Service is authorized to protect under section 3056 of this title or by Presidential memorandum, when such person has not declined such protection.'.




2d Session

H.R. 347


February 28, 2012

Gosh oh gee. I was so excited. A magazine cover was hailing huge women's March on Washington

DC to happen later in the spring.

Then I realized that the women's march was for the year 1989!!

February 25, 2012

Got this off Twitter - How to oppose the most powerful political org

In the nation.

We are talking about ALEC.
You can go to this website and once there, you cana read what the acronym stands for, and how to stop it in its tracks before it stops all of us.
From the URL:
"Let me emphasize that this corporate-run organization is the most powerful political force in America. They convene several national meetings of legislators and corporate leaders every year. ALEC oft-times picks up the meals and lodging tabs for the more powerful of the state senators and representatives who attend. They also pay mysterious ‘fees’ for vague services under headings like ‘educational’. At the Task Force meetings or summits or whatever they chose to call them, ALEC herds your elected officials, corporate heavyweights and the occasional ‘foundation’ seeking special favors, into little rooms that we used to call back rooms. Together, with no input from constituents, they hammer out the basics of the model legislation that will be taken back to the legislator’s General Assemblies and often voted into law."
I urge everyone who is in solidarity with Occupy to read this fine article.

February 22, 2012

My sad tale, and why abortion issue is not about deciding

anything. Nor is it about morality.

The abortion issue is instead about a woman's right to survive should she become pregnant. Once the anti-abortion crowd gets its way, no woman is safe at all, if she is of child-bearing age.

She is not even safe from her body's own biological processes.

Take that from me. Back in the early 1970's in Illinois, as a very naive, somewhat pro-Life 20 year old, I became pregnant. I found out I was pregnant on Feb 15th of that year. Before my husband and I could "decide" anything, my body rejected the pregnancy. I started bleeding while I was walking home from work. At that point, I had known I was pregnant for all of six hours.

The local hospital refused to admit me as a patient, when I arrived by ambulance at 2Am. Even though I was hemorrhaging.

The ER doctors examining me seemed more interested in interrogating my husband about what I "had done" prior to the start of my bleeding, than in handling my situation.

So they sent me home. Later on, I found out that the hospital might have lost its license if they admitted a pregnant woman who has self-aborted.

I would have died, if not for the strange fact that my mother called our house at 6Am that day. (She calls me evenings or afternoons, not Am's.) When she found out from Jim what was happening, she showed up at my house, and got me to the hospital where my long time pediatrician practiced. Within 45 minutes of my arrival, I was undergoing a D & C.

If that had not happened, I would not currently be occupying my office chair, but pushing up daisies in a cemetery somewhere in Illinois.

February 22, 2012

Does anyonehere know of a decent "recording studio" set of

Something I can use to record my poetry, music and what not? With all the usual features a person would have inf they were in a recording studio.

February 19, 2012

Pls Help! My computer re-assigned names so the USB port is now called

Teh D drive.

I am attempting to use a new Memory stick. It is listed as being compliant with my machine (XP, WIndows)

I am putting the device into the USB port, which was once considered to be the H drive. That port is now listed as D drive.

Yet the computer itself keeps telling me that I cannot copy over my files into the memory stick until I put the stick into the D drive. It is already there.

Why is the computer confused? And yes, I have poked around with this and made sure the device is securely embedded into the USB port (Carefully avoiding the Trident symbol port)

and had the spouse help too. Still ain't working.

February 12, 2012

Can anyone answer a question about Birth Control and Payments and all the controversy

According to this very fine article written way back in 2010, the following is the case:


There are many confusing details about this no co-pay birth control policy that's why there are many concerned citizens who are against it. But despite of that there are many US citizens especially women who are approve of this policy. Starting in 2013, no insurance company will be able to charge co-pay for birth control, with specific exceptions. Contraception drugs won't cost any woman with health insurance any cash. The proof is here: Insurance companies cannot demand co-pays for birth control. Not all are happy about this new policy and two of them are the conservative groups and insurance companies but they can do nothing about it.


Note the section in Bold.

Does the recent brouhaha remove the 2013 provisions that state that there must not be any co-pays for contraception of any kind? Or not?

Any and all advice appreciated.

February 12, 2012

Has there ever a funnier TV sitcom than The Big Bang?

"The IT Team" was pretty hilarious, but I'm not sure it counts as you had to have cable to get it.

And the IT Team only lasted two seasons or so.

And if there has been a funnier TV show that TBB, it certainly cannot claim to have gotten around to teaching a person as much about deep levels of physics.

February 9, 2012

Jon's thesis at the beginning of his spiel on the Bain Corporation is that

What has happened in America is that starting in the eighties, our nation has collectively witnessed a group of people who had become multi-billionaires, and they then used their money and influence to purchase the right to entitle the elite to continue to rake in the profits. While excluding almost everyone else.

Stewart asked Mr Macey to explain to him how this was not so. Who better than a Law School Professor at Yale?

And Macey said he could do so, but in the end he only helped promote Stewart's contention that our economy is a rigged economy. Jon did not elaborate on this is how we are in the fix we are in - we no longer produce anything but transfers of corporations from one group of people to another. Right now, 47 to 48 cents of every dolalr made in America is made inside the Financial Sector. (Up from some 8 to 9 cents on the dollar in the early 1980's.)

This is a horrific sum of money. Half the money in our economy is now simply going back and forth from one rich group of people to another. And this doesn't even begin to get into the story of how when all these investors make bad bets, we in the lower 99.5 % of the economy are forced to bail them out!

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