13 thoughts on “Sign of the Times”

  1. Executive Order 12425


    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 1 of the International Organizations Immunities Act (22 U.S.C. 288), and in order to extend the appropriate privileges, exemptions, and immunities to the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), it is hereby ordered that Executive Order 12425 of June 16, 1983, as amended, is further amended by deleting from the first sentence the words “except those provided by Section 2(c), Section 3, Section 4, Section 5, and Section 6 of that Act” and the semicolon that immediately precedes them.

    Here’s the text of 2(c), which this EO now has applying to INTERPOL:

    (c) Property and assets of international organizations, wherever located and by whomsoever held, shall be immune from search, unless such immunity be expressly waived, and from confiscation. The archives of international organizations shall be inviolable.

    An INTERPOL branch in the US now cannot be searched, it’s files are not subject to legal subpoena nor discovery. If any branch of government wants to keep documents out of the hands of the court system, just hand them over to INTERPOL until the smoke clears.

    INTERPOL will now be able to maintain files on US citizens

    By this EO, Obama has conferred diplomatic immunity upon INTERPOL, exemption from being subject to search and seizure by law enforcement, exemption from US taxes, and immunity from FOIA requests, etc.

    Obama just declared INTERPOL records immune from search and seizure — “The archives of international organizations shall be inviolable.”

  2. NewsMax.com reports that Barack Obama plans to deal with a Dec. 31 deadline that automatically would declassify secrets in more than 400 million pages of Cold War-era documents by ordering government-wide changes that could sharply curb the number of new and old government records hidden from the public.

    In an executive order that he is likely to sign before year’s end, Obama will create a National Declassification Center to clear up the backlog of Cold War documents. But the order also will give everyone more time to process the 400 million pages rather than flinging them open at year’s end without a second glance.

    The order aimed at eliminating unnecessary secrecy also is expected to direct all agencies to revise their classification guides — the more than 2,000 separate and unique manuals used by federal agencies to determine what information should be classified and what no longer needs that protection. The manuals form the foundation of the government’s classification system.

    Two of every three such guides haven’t been updated in the past five years, according to the 2008 annual report of the Information Security Oversight Office, which oversees the government’s security classification.

    The anticipated timing of Obama’s order was disclosed by a government official familiar with the planning who requested anonymity in order to discuss the order before its release. A draft of the order was leaked last summer.

    The still-classified Cold War records would provide a wealth of data on U.S.-Soviet relations, including the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the fall of the Berlin Wall, diplomacy and espionage. A Soviet spy ring in the Navy led by John Walker headlined 1985, which became known as “The Year of the Spy.”


  3. Over the weekend Obama released his new plan to help facilitate the closure of Gitmo, just start releasing the detainees.

    Of course you probably were doing your holiday shopping and didn’t notice. Not to worry, I did.

    He said he couldn’t meet the January deadline that he set for himself, but this should at least help to get’em out by February 1st

    If you thougth his approval rating was bad, just wait til this gets out.

    (More Below)

    The US has transferred 12 detainees from its Guantanamo Bay prison camp to Afghanistan, Yemen and the Somaliland region, the Justice Department says.

    Six Yemenis, four Afghans and two Somali detainees were sent to their homelands over the weekend, it said.
    President Barack Obama acknowledged in November that he would miss his January deadline to close down the camp.
    The US plans to send 116 detainees to their home countries or to third countries willing to accept them.


    Is new Mantra is, Get er Done, by all means necessary

    What kind of message is he sending to the troops

    Don’t bother capturing anybody, kill’em, he aint gonna do nothin but turn’em loose.

  4. Another Sign of the Times: More *Obama Lies* and deceit. Watch the video and hear him lie twice in one video.

    As a Federal retiree, I have excellent health benefits–that I have never used because I am in very good health–and the same type of insurance that Congress has.

    The American Public (not ‘Merkin’*Pubic*) should have the same option.

    Therefore, I do not have a ‘dog in this fight’ but the mandate where people must pay into a private insurance company or be criminalized by the government is outrageous–and likely unconstitutional.

    Obama is an abject liar and a fraud.

    Obama Accused Of Abandoning Health Care Principles In New Ad


  5. The bonuses and profits came from the bailout money.They took the taxpayers money and gave it to the banks, and they paid bonuses with it.

  6. I forgot to add, NPR describes Bernake as “saving” financial institutions on the verge of collapse. If so, where did those giant bonuses and record breaking profits come from in only one quarter? That would be unusual from a institution on the verge of collapse.

  7. Good one FFLEO!

    I hope someone leaks the redacted portions of the CIA IG report and everything else. Those missing interrogation tapes? You know there’s copies all over the place. Hope to see them soon!

  8. Jill, that is good news.

    Now, Mr. Obama,tear down that wall!…of your FOIA denials such as the White House logs et al. and that wall between you and investigating the International crime of torture.

    Keep your pledge to honor the FOIA and to be a transparent administration.

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