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    Default President Obama Signs “Anti-Protest” Bill H.R. 347

    President Obama signed bill H.R. 347 (also known as the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011) into law on March 9th, amid numerous protests from the Occupy movement, as well as other agencies. HR 347 is a modification from Senate bill S. 1794, which restricted people from entering or blocking public areas that have been closed off by Secret Service while a person under their protection is passing through. The law also included major public events, such as the Inaguration and Presidential campaigns.

    The new law, which passed the House with a vote of 399-3, extends the original law by adding more protected areas within Washington D.C, and removing the word “willfully,” from the paragraph stating that protesters can be prosecuted if they enter the area “willfully and knowingly.”

    Representative Justin Amash, R-Michigan, explains this change by saying:

    “ The bill expands current law to make it a crime to enter or remain in an area where an official is visiting even if the person does not know it’s illegal to be in that area and has no reason to suspect its illegal.”

    Occupy DC protesters are calling the modifications an infringement on their First Amendment rights, because of the areas of D.C. that have been added to the protected areas portion of the act. Approximately 80 protesters organized a silent march to symbolize their Freedom of Speech being taken away–some even taped their mouths closed to visually show their feelings about the bill. The part of the Bill of Rights they are referring to is the following:

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

    Michael Mahaffey, Representative Tom Rooney’s (R-Fla. and the man responsible for introducing the bill to the House) communication director dismissed concerns that the bill violates civil liberties by saying, that the protests against H.R. 347 are, “a whole lot of kerfuffle over nothing. This (HR 347) doesn’t affect anyone’s right to protest anywhere at any time. Ever. ” He went on to say that, “… right now it’s not a federal violation to jump the fence and run across the White House lawn, this bill makes it a federal violation.”

    Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/206017/pres...btHRj0pOsuU.99
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    Fucking Obama. Really...:banghead:

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    Land of the free, huh?
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    So ah lets see. First amendment under attack. Second amendment been under attack. Lets just bring Putin over here and put him in charge. Next up internet websites where you post opinions on message boards?
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    Sadly, NO ONE has BASIC human rights anymore in this country and the vast majority of folks I casually know have absolutely no idea. The only thing prevnting that right now is the 'gov't' hasn't enforced it all yet. Truly frightening stuff, the kind of stuff that keeps me awake at night.

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    If Obama isn't the biggest piece of shit president we've ever had then I don't know who is. I despise the asshole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edwardv View Post
    Lets just bring Putin over here and put him in charge. Next up internet websites where you post opinions on message boards?
    Well...according to President Obama, after his next election he will have more flexibility...so since this whole thing is already in the bag when should we start calling each other Comrade?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Filthy 150 View Post
    Well...according to President Obama, after his next election he will have more flexibility...so since this whole thing is already in the bag when should we start calling each other Comrade?
    We already should be.
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    These things have been entering law in quite a few countries over the last few years. Obama, in the case of the USA, is merely continuing on a tradition brought into action by the Patriot Act and similar legislation.

    Here's the thing to worry about.

    A lot of these recent bills are aimed squarely at people's rights of protest that, until recently, may not have seemed either urgent or worrisome. In my very humble opinion, governments are starting to prepare for mass unrest and trying to get laws into place now. Many might agree with them at the moment - plenty of idiots around - but you do get the feeling that a lot of powerful people are preparing for a huge shitstorm coming as a direct result of the absolute collapse of a few economies.

    No protests at official buildings. So, why would people protest in any dangerous way at official buildings unless their lives were being turned upside-down and they were finally angry enough to demonstrate in a serious manner?

    I'm no doomsayer. But the clouds appear to be forming.

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    ps. Remember those "occupy" people. The media was doing a pretty good job of painting them all as lazy, unwashed students with nothing better to do.

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    (and here's the truly scary one I alluded to earlier):

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-ga...b_1370819.html

    And all I hear on the mainstream eveing news, AS I TYPE THIS, no doubt, the argument over the 'healt care' bill...
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    My advice is to go for the alien abduction story. Look bemused, dishevelled and on the verge of tears as you recount your story of intrusive and degrading medical tests.
    Worked for me anyway. I still have colleagues asking me what it is like to fuck a green womanoid with seventeen breasts.
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    just keeping lining the pockets of the jobless, and all will OBEY....
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    I am a little worried about all this, it seems we are on our way to being a lovely fascist state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Down View Post
    If Obama isn't the biggest piece of shit president we've ever had then I don't know who is. I despise the asshole.

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    The fooled a lot of people IMO. But, I would not be surprised if he is elected to a 2nd term. Not like there is some great opposing candidate.

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    These new laws which keep taking away our freedoms are the only thing all 3 branches of government agree on.
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