In New Zealand we are paying about 2.12 per Litre of petrol. If you convert this to a gallon of Gas in the states you are looking at: 8 dollars and 2 cents a gallon here in Auckland. Over the past 3 years we have been way above 6 dollars a gallon. So we are at 8+ now. So imagine, you live in Southern California....you were paying 2.75 a Gallon for gas and know you are paying over 4.50. Get ready!
Unbelievable. California is taking a hard line on unpaid tickets, fees, fines and taxes. The Franchise Tax Board is taking the first steps to consolidate all "debts" and hold people hostage if they have their Driver Licence suspended. It has also been reported that after paying all fines and fees cash, there is an 2 month wait to reissue your license. More and more Americans are being forced to drive "illegally" (no license, no insurance). Link to the source video: here.
Occupy Wall St - Occupy New Zealand. An outsiders view point of Auckland.
Occupy Wall St came quickly to NZ. They had to mobilize fast, with very little to no money. Had to self organize, volunteers with varying degrees of skills and had to unify fast, many vastly different people were instantly thrown together to bring order out of what could have been chaos. As most people were not financial, many without jobs or cash, the Occupy Movement were scrambling to pull all the threads together for a coherent and orderly occupation. It took major skills to negotiate agreements, huge patience to have as many views heard and noted. A logistical exercise like mobilizing a small army.
It took heaps of self discipline by people who were very new to understanding self organizational principles.
On top of this Occupy had to be leaderless, so as to conform to the ideal of everyone being a sovereign being in their own right.
Food, finance and hygiene were paramount and listening to peoples concerns was a priority.
However there was also the challenge of how would outsiders respond and support the Occupiers whilst sitting comfortably secure at home in their living rooms and lounges, TV remote in hand in front of large plasma/LCD TV screens. Would they break out of complacency and come out en masse for the Occupiers and what they were expressing?
This was important.
So when many ordinary New Zealanders showed up to march up Queens Street Auckland, 14th of October 2011, there was so much enthusiasm from a wider sector of NZ society who were awake to what was happening behind the scenes particularly in the corporate and banking realms. So much that I managed to get the afternoon off work to drive 75 kilometers into Auckland to add my presence to the excitement and the possibility of a world renaissance within the economic world and to rid ourselves of the distorted banking system. In particular my long held ideal of the 'ecology of commerce' where ecology is first and foremost, because it gives us life, our bodies, our breath, water and food all from the planetary biosphere that underpins our existence. Then comes the economy.
So what happened here in NZ?
After the encampment next to Aotea square, I returned to it on a number of occasions to see if I could be supportive, because I believed that if the Occupiers kept engaged with the broader community across New Zealand and have them visit and be supportive of what the Occupy Movement offered. A more conscious connection would evolve.
Below are some of the things that I noted regarding the Occupy Auckland Occupation. Where in hindsight, I felt what really needed to happen and that it had to be organized more like an 'Expo' and a living example of how 'conscious occupiers live harmoniously together.' That eye catching elegant signs surrounding the enclosure be artfully drawn and painted in splendid colours that vibrantly showed the passion of the 99% and that the message was so cleverly articulated via these posters and signs that a level of sophistication was evident.
The camp site had to look impressive and well presented.
Why? Because first impressions count!
That there needed to be organized a welcoming committee that greeted each and every visitor or new comer in the spirit of Aroha and welcome them and then guide them through an orientation of what OA offered.
With numerous skilled, ambassadors, 'tidily groomed' and articulate, they would take the visitor to the Camp HQ where a large NZ map show where the other NZ Occupy Movements are situated, from Auckland in the North, to New Plymouth, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Invercargill in the South. And that every Occupy Group is in contact with each other.
Then to the world map showing the thousands of Occupy sites around our planet and that a number of these were being contacted on a daily basis. So that we could learn from each other and evolve new strategies.
Continuing to the communications area, in many ways the 'hub' where links are made via the web, computers used to access data, convey messages and assist in self organizing of the Occupy Village, and the GA, the General Assembly where everything is openly discussed such as all the logistics of kitchens and food, toilets and water, cleaning details, rubbish and recycling, meetings and workshops and where volunteers are organized, for rest and recreation, healing and learning/sharing centers.
Then to the kitchens where all the food is lovingly prepared in a clean and hygienic surroundings, to where the tents are all caringly pitched and taken care of.
Finally the colored murals that the chalk artists had drawn on the pavement that showed the degree of artistry of helping us remember and to stay on message of what the Occupy Movement means and have our guides farewell off the inspired visitors with their smiles of goodwill and I trust a donation given to the Occupiers so that they can continue to model what it is to bring community closer together.
This was in part what occurred yet bringing it all together needed much more assistance to realize it. Due to the very fluid situation, newness of everything, there were many drop outs resulting in the Occupation as being perceived as disorganized and being very rough and ready.
Being myself of European ancestry I am also of Maori descent, Ngati Kahungunu Te Wairoa, whakapapa and wanted to connect and share aroha and unconditional love as this was the time and place to express itself. Sadly, I did not feel any aroha from the tangata whenua that were encamped, so feeling an unwelcome vibe I moved on. Yet, there is also another Polynesian expression that of Ho`oponopono, the Hawaiian code of forgiveness which means to heal and clean up past hurts and grievances and must be the way we clear up our relationships with other people in our lives and correct previous wrongs.
I had been hearing varying reports that our whanau (family) of indigenous brothers and to a lesser degree our sisters having challenges around depression,frustration and anger (which are in my estimation very valid) as to what's been happening and like many people today, have not been taught the social skills and means to express themselves with elegance and grace - in the spirit of aroha.
I also heard that recently released prisoners ended up at OA as like moths to the flame, they felt that they could be cared for more than anywhere else, also OA was taking on the 'system' and it was a natural thing to have an alliance with those who have a grievance against the 1% who control the worlds economic system. It has been suggested that 'the authorities' were either intentionally or unintentionally sanctioning the 'sending' and by doing so put even more pressure on the occupiers and breaking up what cohesiveness that they had there. Recently released prisoners carried varying levels of trauma, anger and sorrow and needed counselling and aroha. AO was most definitely not the place to have broken down/recovering beings residing there, they needed to be with their whanau/families and kin far away from the city and what it represents - a pakeha/white/Western mans problem.
The same happened for the homeless. They found both food and shelter at OA, however again being dissempowered they increased the pressure on a movement that was working as diligently as it could as a self organizing entity that was doing its best to give everyone a say and work to the best level of consensus and agreement.
Now on the evening of the 14th of October the day of the global mobilization, TV in NZ on the main news, showed a news clip of a young something stating to the interviewer that Occupying and staying at the camp site was going to be FREE!, free accommodation and free food. They were elated. However, what it conveyed to Joe Six Pack and Carolyne Cardigan, sitting comfortably at home, was that the Occupy movement was littered with bludgers and takers. This TV news clip was a PR disaster for the Occupy Movement.
So from day one, with the assistance of compliant corporate media, the 1% had seeded the idea to doubt the Occupy Movement.
However, what came out of these two situations, was that both the released prisoners and homeless people found a duty of care and rehabilitation with the Occupiers by staying and working as best they could at the OA base. Stories emerged of how many very challenged individuals changed for the better by being empowered and validated as they grew as human beings and by being included as part of a local community.
So what the Governmental authorities did not accomplish, Occupy Auckland achieved.
It was imperative that conflict resolution be taught at OA and
reconciliation of opposing points of view be learned ASAP. The Peace Foundation in Auckland had those skills, however I am not aware that these were incorporated in at this time. So much to do and so little time and with few resources.
The kitchen people were noted for their capacity to produce as healthy food as possible and they did it admirably with a friendly smile and dedication that embodied the best of team spirit.
New Zealand is unique as we have a Maori terminology namely Aroha. Love, what is yours is mine and what is mine is yours. A very high ideal When we omit to embody this universal virtue, then the whole exercise will fall, not due to unknowingness, but of ignorance and lack of inner knowing to change things if they are not working. Aroha brings fulfillment, joy and goodwill. It is the greatest gift that we can emanate. It is the glue that will hold a family, group, organization, community and country together.
There were also concerns around security and safety. I heard first hand experiences from different women that they felt either uneasy or in differing ways threatened by male behavior that was accentuated by alcohol and drugs. Zero tolerance was asked for, but people were indulging off site and coming back drunk or out of it. This was a greater problem further South of Auckland.
Another big ask was the need for the well off and educated to support OA and dare I say it? The middle class! Yes! A word that became taboo in the NZ Occupy movement. They are the key to any change within a country. When you have an educated passionate and principled middle class with you,(wishful thinking?) Change must happen. But … where were they, how many showed up? So, why was there not greater support for the Occupiers? Were they burnt off, why did they increasingly fall away as the days, weeks and months passed for the Occupy Movement and this was not only in Auckland.
It could have been influenced by first impressions!
The problem of public acceptance was glaringly obvious. What I continually hear from well off NZers is that the occupiers looked like squatters or refugees. Yes, cleanliness and how we present ourselves is the elephant in the bathroom here. Nature is exquisite … Mother Earth, Gaia, Papatuanku embeds and embraces profound beauty and magnificence. Watch the marvel of a flower unfold, the exquisiteness, colour, geometry, fragrance and manifestation. Note a bee preens itself, same for all birds ... you never see a dirty seagull, cats preen themselves as well, so if the nature kingdom makes every effort to present itself in its best light, why do so many humans show up looking and smelling like a downward dogs breakfast!
This is what we have to overcome by presenting ourselves in our best way possible to the world at large.
From what I gather there are only two basic challenges, one is behavior and the other is cleanliness.
In many subtle ways our society policies itself, and having just visited another Occupy site here in NZ, there was nothing that drew me to it. It looked and felt like a refugee site, and in many ways it was because the inhabitants were actually homeless persons, too psychologically disturbed to be able to pull themselves up by their own bootstraps, and thus instead of being a self organizing, dynamic synergistic system, they were fragmented, dysfunctional and unable to achieve this level of coherency.
This is our collective challenge, to be able to inspire and enable 'we the people' the 99% to get up and running efficiently, cooperatively and effectively.
Trusting that this little piece of info assists us all in the future as:
We need to be adept at obtaining our own news and thinking strategically.
We need to have organizing skills. Know how to negotiate and willing to give and take.
That we are team players, being disciplined, responsible and on message.
It is a huge task when you are under resourced with lack of money, time, and equipment and able volunteers.
Putting your everything on the line was a huge sacrifice for those involved. However, as the 1% ramp up more control issues, we as the 99% have a a long and gnarly road ahead.
To be a conscious human, aligned with our spirit is our continuing journey. Much to do.
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Amanda Gore is a physiotherapist with a major is psychology, and a master practictioner of neurolinguistics. A professional speaker and motivator, she is an expert on leadership, communication, relationships, lifestyle and stress. Over the past 20 years she has given her highly entertaining presentations - on topics such as how to lead and live 'out loud' - all over the world.
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Former US National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinksi has warned Washington not to attack Iran and even prevent Israel from launching a military strike against the country.
"We don't need to go to war. And we have to make that very clear to our Israeli friends," he said in an interview with CNN on Friday.
"We're not going to go to war. They're [Israelis] not going to go to war by flying over our airspace over Iraq. We're not going to support them," Brzezinksi added.
The political analyst also pointed to the repercussions of such an attack for the United States and the Middle East in general.
"If they [Israelis] do it, they will be on their own. The consequences will be theirs, because the price we'll all pay, based on a massive war, which the Iranians interpret as being done with our connivance, will be disastrous for us in Afghanistan, in Iraq, in the terms of oil, but also in the Middle East more generally," Brzezinksi explained.
The US and Israel have intensified the anti-Iran war rhetoric during the past weeks to put more pressure on Tehran to stop its peaceful nuclear energy program.
The war threats came after the Washington-backed sanctions against Iran failed to stop the country.
The US and Israel have repeatedly threatened Tehran with the "option" of a military strike, saying Iran's nuclear program may include a covert military aspect, a claim strongly rejected by Tehran.
Meanwhile, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has never found any evidence indicating that Tehran's civilian nuclear program has been diverted towards nuclear weapons production.
Thankyou to CNN- http://www.youtube.com/user/cnninternational
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Editor's Note: Invisible Children's latest film, KONY 2012, premiered online today at 12 p.m. PST. It will serve as the cornerstone of a new joint campaign of Invisible Children, Resolve, and the Enough Project to make this year Joseph Kony's last as the leader of Africa's longest running insurgency. This Q+A with Invisible Children's Jason Russell, written by Krista Morgan, is cross-posted from IC's blog.
In anticipation of the Invisible Children Online World Premiere of KONY 2012, I sat down with co-founder and filmmaker Jason Russell to discuss details of the film and what his hopes are in launching the most important film we’ve ever made.
Why 2012? Why this year?
In the last 9 years of trying to end the war, the puzzle pieces have not been aligned like they are now. When Obama deployed the advisory troops in October, it was a shock. My psyche was stunned; I never thought that the government could or would actually do it. The fact that they did do it and that advisors are there now, makes the end of this war totally possible but it’s very time-sensitive. Everyone that’s been working on the conflict from Senator Inhofe to Resolve to John Prendergast know that it has to be 2012 because by the time it turns 2013, the advisors would have been there [some might say] too long.
What inspired you while creating the new film?
This film was one of – if not the hardest – for me to ever make because it was so personal and hard to be objective. What inspired me the most was seeing the purity through the eyes of my 4-year-old son while giving him limited information of Joseph Kony and what he does to children. Hearing Gavin say, “We need to stop him” really reinforced the purpose of the film for me. The intention of the movie from the very beginning was to make a 20-30 minute piece telling the audience exactly what the facts are and what exactly they can to do in order to see this conflict end. And I feel like we’ve done that.
Why make Joseph Kony famous?
We want to make him known, which is really hard to do in a culture that has so many options and distractions and different stories. So the best way we knew how to do that was to take advantage of the fact that it was an election year, and insert his name into a mock campaign in the run for presidency.
I’ve been inspired by Lauren Hill’s quote, “Fantasy is what people want but reality is what they need.” It’s the sense that people don’t want to think about war or think about child trafficking and it makes sense, I don’t want to think about it either. But if you can do something to influence the end of violence or tragedy in the world, then you should do it.
The problem with Joseph Kony is that nobody knows who he is. It was actually an idea Michael Poffenberger [of Resolve] had while working in DC talking with Congressmen and Senators. He said, “You know Gaddafi is known in North Korea but Joseph Kony is just not known…I wish Joseph Kony was famous.” And out of that came the whole campaign.
What’s the dream for KONY 2012?
The ultimate dream for KONY 2012 is that it becomes a tipping point for conversation, and that people will make a commitment to stop at nothing by making sure Kony is known in their circle of influence, whether it’s their family or office or school. The dream would be for Kony to be captured, not killed, and brought to the International Criminal Court to face trial. The world would know about his crimes and they would watch the trial play out on an international level, seeing a man face justice who got away with abducting children, raping little girls, and mutilating people’s faces for 26 years.
If you could say anything to Joseph Kony, what would it be?
[long pause] I’ve thought about this for a long time. I would just say thank you for creating such a clear example of what it means to be perverse and diabolical and for forcing us, as a generation and as a world, to deal with future individuals who think they can get away with murder.
He is the clearest example of something that we all as humans can agree on is wrong and needs to be stopped.
We create whatever reality that we wish.
Thoughts are Things.
We are spiritual beings in a physical body bag having an experience.
We are being offered a day in which we can all come together and Send Love to the world. We all know that conditions exist in this world that can be improved with more Love. Love is the most powerful resource that we have. By making the decision to fill up the World with Love, we will shed light in darkened places. We are taking action that will begin the process of helping to heal the World and bring more Loving experiences our way.
By putting Love into the world it will go out and help heal what needs healing, it will help us understand more. It will help us have more compassion for one another. It will help us honor the planet and appreciate it for how it sustains our life. It will make it easier to be accepting and supportive of one another. It will help us to see the beauty that is available to us with every passing moment. It will help us to be more loving human beings. It will help us honor the animals for their role on this planet. It will help us share hope with one another and it will bring about a better tomorrow.
There are people on this planet living under conditions that are so dire that they do not have a sense of hope. They live every day in despair. They may have lost a loved one, or they may have some debilitating disease, or they may be unable to feed their own children. There are people who are under constant fear for their own safety, or for the safety of their loved ones. You may know some of these people or this may be you.
This is your opportunity to Send Love out to the world with the understanding that even one glimpse of hope can change a life forever. One ray of light can light up a room. This is your opportunity to help put more light in the world.
We are all on this planet together. If we can agree that we will all come together to Send Love to the world, we will be taking a step closer to being more loving human beings on this beautiful planet. On this day, we can all make the decision to do this together.
What are we waiting for? There is nothing that can stop us. There is no need to wait for certain planets to become aligned in the sky or for some person to come forth and lead us. We can all decide to do this today. Are we going to wait for everyone else to make this world a more loving place before we help, or are we going to take responsibility and take action today? We can help make this happen and no one can keep us from participating because we are doing this from our hearts.
It is through our ancestors that we came to be. It is through them that we have this opportunity of Life. Let us put meaning into the lives of our ancestors, whether that is your parents, your great-great-grandparents, or anyone who lived their life before you. Let us put meaning into their lives by living up to the challenge that we face in this time in history. Let us prove to ourselves that Love works. Let us live the loving life that we are meant to live with one another.
By taking action today, we will be making this planet something that we can be proud of leaving to our children, our children's children and all generations to come. Do your part because without you we are missing something. Not everyone on the planet needs to start the process. The renaissance was started by a small group of people that knew that things could be better. Let us start planting the seeds today for a better tomorrow.
How do you Send Love? You do this by using what you already know.
If you pray, then pray that the World be filled with more Love. If you meditate, then meditate on a World filled with Love. If the strongest Love that you have is for your children then hold them in your arms or in your heart and when you find yourself filled with Love, Send it out to the World. USE WHAT YOU KNOW.
If your faith in the world is based on your knowing of the existence of The Divine Creator, God, Goddess, Allah, Brahman, Krishna, Grandfather, Spirit, whatever your name may be, then turn to your Creator and ask that you be used as an instrument of Love. Ask to be filled with Love then using your imagination, direct it out to the world. Feel Love through every cell in your body and then imagine it going out through every inch of your body.
If we do not do it today, then when are we going to do it? If we do not commit to participating then there will be something left out. This is not a "positive thinking" event. This is about the most powerful source in the universe - LOVE. If we begin to talk about this day, if we begin to talk about the power of Love and share it with others, we will be empowered to begin to take action. We will begin to be more Loving to one another and in doing so we will not have time to be angry or judgemental or to hold on to resentments toward one another. There are very real concerns that exist in this world and if something stirs in us that will lead us to taking action in a loving way, then it will all be worth it.It is very important that you let others know that you will participate on this day. By doing so you are offering yourself as an example of what can be done. We need as much LOVE as possible to go out to the World on this Day-Especially Yours.
Do it for your Loved Ones, Do it for The World!!
Come and be a part of this. Help make this a Worldwide Event. I need help with distribution of information and stickers, print, radio, and television access, web design, publishing, financial assistance, musicians, language translators and most of all I need you to Send Love!!
When you watch this it does not matter if you live in America, Australia or New Zealand. The global market has destroyed local jobs. The reality of the situation is that until it affects you, you won't do anything about it. Wake up America, you are being sold out. John Key is selling out New Zealand. Wake up!
by Zen Gardner
The following quotes from “1984″ should send shivers down anyone’s spine. Orwell’s work is mentioned frequently in the context of today’s society, and rightfully so. But do people realize just how incredibly exact these predictions are that are happening before our eyes?
Unfortunately it’s all, as in all, coming to pass, and then some. These few quotes from George Orwell’s predictive work will be an eye-opener to those who only have a cursory knowledge of the book and simply remember the Big Brother image and the control issue and accompanying paranoia.
That it was predicted so perfectly is still up for grabs. Was he privy to inside information? And if so, was he laying the groundwork for the future? Or was he blowing the whistle on what he’d found out while inside the Fabian Society with his predictive cohort Aldous Huxley?
Something is super fishy for sure, as always. Either way it’s happened.
Watch your mind fill in the blanks of just how today’s surveillance state has implemented these very control techniques that seemed like a far-fetched nightmare scenario years ago. Written in 1948 (hence the reverse 1984) in the sci-fi genre, it may just be the kind of wake up tool to use for those you’ve been trying to get through to. So called science fiction transcends the normal mind patterns and can elevate consciousness.
Any way you look at it, one cannot help but see this predictive programming fits like a glove for today’s dystopian world.
And that’s no mere coincidence.
Citizen Spies, Thoughtcrime and Disappearing People The Department of Homeland Security, founded on the heels of a staged 9/11, opened the floodgates for surveilance and citizen spying. Here’s an allusion to the eventual consequences of just such paranoid, oppressive state control to start off the book.
Link to Source: Here
Just when you thought the government couldn’t ruin the First Amendment any further: The House of Representatives approved a bill on Monday that outlaws protests in instances where some government officials are nearby, whether or not you even know it.
The US House of Representatives voted 388-to-3 in favor of H.R. 347 late Monday, a bill which is being dubbed the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011. In the bill, Congress officially makes it illegal to trespass on the grounds of the White House, which, on the surface, seems not just harmless and necessary, but somewhat shocking that such a rule isn’t already on the books. The wording in the bill, however, extends to allow the government to go after much more than tourists that transverse the wrought iron White House fence.
Under the act, the government is also given the power to bring charges against Americans engaged in political protest anywhere in the country.
Under current law, White House trespassers are prosecuted under a local ordinance, a Washington, DC legislation that can bring misdemeanor charges for anyone trying to get close to the president without authorization. Under H.R. 347, a federal law will formally be applied to such instances, but will also allow the government to bring charges to protesters, demonstrators and activists at political events and other outings across America.
The new legislation allows prosecutors to charge anyone who enters a building without permission or with the intent to disrupt a government function with a federal offense if Secret Service is on the scene, but the law stretches to include not just the president’s palatial Pennsylvania Avenue home. Under the law, any building or grounds where the president is visiting — even temporarily — is covered, as is any building or grounds “restricted in conjunction with an event designated as a special event of national significance."
It’s not just the president who would be spared from protesters, either.
Covered under the bill is any person protected by the Secret Service. Although such protection isn’t extended to just everybody, making it a federal offense to even accidently disrupt an event attended by a person with such status essentially crushes whatever currently remains of the right to assemble and peacefully protest.
Hours after the act passed, presidential candidate Rick Santorum was granted Secret Service protection. For the American protester, this indeed means that glitter-bombing the former Pennsylvania senator is officially a very big no-no, but it doesn’t stop with just him. Santorum’s coverage under the Secret Service began on Tuesday, but fellow GOP hopeful Mitt Romney has already been receiving such security. A campaign aide who asked not to be identified confirmed last week to CBS News that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has sought Secret Service protection as well. Even former contender Herman Cain received the armed protection treatment when he was still in the running for the Republican Party nod.
In the text of the act, the law is allowed to be used against anyone who knowingly enters or remains in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority to do so, but those grounds are considered any area where someone — rather it’s President Obama, Senator Santorum or Governor Romney — will be temporarily visiting, whether or not the public is even made aware. Entering such a facility is thus outlawed, as is disrupting the orderly conduct of “official functions,” engaging in disorderly conduct “within such proximity to” the event or acting violent to anyone, anywhere near the premises. Under that verbiage, that means a peaceful protest outside a candidate’s concession speech would be a federal offense, but those occurrences covered as special event of national significance don’t just stop there, either. And neither does the list of covered persons that receive protection.
Outside of the current presidential race, the Secret Service is responsible for guarding an array of politicians, even those from outside America. George W Bush is granted protection until ten years after his administration ended, or 2019, and every living president before him is eligible for life-time, federally funded coverage. Visiting heads of state are extended an offer too, and the events sanctioned as those of national significance — a decision that is left up to the US Department of Homeland Security — extends to more than the obvious. While presidential inaugurations and meeting of foreign dignitaries are awarded the title, nearly three dozen events in all have been considered a National Special Security Event (NSSE) since the term was created under President Clinton. Among past events on the DHS-sanctioned NSSE list are Super Bowl XXXVI, the funerals of Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford, most State of the Union addresses and the 2008 Democratic and Republican National Conventions.
With Secret Service protection awarded to visiting dignitaries, this also means, for instance, that the federal government could consider a demonstration against any foreign president on American soil as a violation of federal law, as long as it could be considered disruptive to whatever function is occurring.
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.
Link to Source: Here.
On March 1, 2012, a notice on Breitbart.com said that Breitbart had died unexpectedly from natural causes earlier that day in Los Angeles.
He was 43 years old. A bystander saw him collapse while on a walk in Brentwood shortly after midnight and called paramedics, who rushed him to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center where he was declared dead.
Mr. Breitbart has caused quite a stir among the Leftist in the past few years. The 2009 Acorn Undercover Video Scandal, the resignation of Shirley Sherrod for racist remarks at an NAACP fundraising dinner in March 2010, and just recently at the CPAC convention in Washington DC.
It was at the CPAC convention where Breitbart said he will release video's on Barack Obama because Obama was never properly vetted in the 2008 election. "The videos will greatly affect the 2012 election and I will release them just before November" stated Breitbart.
Breitbart was married to Susannah Bean, the daughter of actor Orson Bean and had four children that he will leave behind.
Here is a copy of his famous CPAC speech where he threatened the Obama Regime.
Hello, my name is Tim Lynch and I trust you are well and that your cells are all in alignment.