The NDAA, LOL

I recently had a bit of an arguement (what’s new) with a poster in a comment thread of a well known newspaper. I was trying to get across just why the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) 2012 is such a threat to civil liberties, and how America is now in legal terms a police state. The aforementioned poster didn’t want to consider my ideas and kept saying LOL and ROFL, et al. I’m sure that when this particular American poster gets carted off in the middle of the night, never to be seen again, they’ll be saying ‘LOL’.

When Obama signed the NDAA 2012 into law on New Year’s Eve I was somewhat dismayed that it barely got a mention in the western media, prompting me to make a number of posts about it (see here). More than a month down the line there is now a lot more media chatter about the NDAA 2012. Two media organisations that have been talking about it for some time are RT (Russia Today) and Democracy Now. Here’s two recent discussion pieces, the first from the Alyona Show on RT, the second from Amy Goodman on Democracy Now. If you’re unfamiliar with the NDAA 2012, and wonder why people like me keep banging on about it, these two clips are worth watching.

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