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allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Experts Call for One World Government

27 May

allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Experts Call for One World Government.

It’s exactly what the title says.  But of course, that is all conspiracy theory.  Just like Club of Rome isn’t advocating a new economic system and global governance.  (See below)

And The Council of Foreign Relations doesn’t have a program you can view online called “International Institutions and Global Governance Program.”

Edited May 28, 2012 to add H.G. Wells “The Open Conspiracy” picture

Details of Torture by The U.S. Government Will Continue to Be A Secret

27 May

AP Photo

The topic of torture by the U.S. government has been brought to the surface once again since The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York upheld the decision to withhold information concerning the treatment of detainee Abu Zubaydah, even though cables exist that describe waterboarding torture and a photo of the “high value” detaineee, Zubaydah. This came about as part of a long-running lawsuit brought by ACLU.

2nd Circuit: President Can Declare Proof that President Authorized Torture Secret at emptywheel.net May 21, 2012

A Court Covers Up New York Times May 24, 2012

Court Document (pdf)

Either Torture Is Ongoing or The Administration Is Hiding Something Else  at emptywheel.net May 25, 2012

Prisoners in Guantanamo Bay being subjected to sensory deprivation.

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Opposition to Law of the Sea Treaty heats up – The Hill’s Global Affairs

27 May

Opposition to Law of the Sea Treaty heats up – The Hill’s Global Affairs.

Body of Letter:

Dear Mr. Leader,

We understand that Chairman Kerry has renewed his efforts to pursue Senate ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. We are writing to let you know that we believe this Convention reflects political, economic, and ideological assumptions which are inconsistent with American values and sovereignty.

By its current terms, the Law of the Sea Convention encompasses economic and technology interests in the deep sea, redistribution of wealth from developed to undeveloped nations, freedom of navigation in the deep sea and exclusive economic zones which may impact maritime security, and environmental regulation over virtually all sources of pollution.

To effect the treaty’s broad regime of governance, we are particularly concerned that United States sovereignty could be subjugated in many areas to a supranational government that is chartered by the United Nations under the 1982 Convention. Further, we are troubled that compulsory dispute resolution could pertain to public and private activities including law enforcement, maritime security, business operations, and nonmilitary activities performed aboard military vessels.

If this treaty comes to the floor, we will oppose its ratification.

New FBI Unit’s Mission To Spy on Americans, NSA’s Surveillance Power Expands, Google’s Info Gold Mine

27 May

truthout.org

The FBI’s new unit is on an aggressive mission to secure technology to prevent the government from “going dark” in regards to surveillance of internet and wireless communications, reports cnet.  The FBI wants companies not to oppose a law that would give government a “back door” for monitoring social networks, email, instant messaging, and VOIP providers.

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Juan Carlos: King of Spain, Pres WWF Spain, & Elephant Hunter

27 May

WWF

The Spanish people were angered when King Juan Carlos went on an expensive elephant hunt during their current economic crisis.  In this case however, it’s not just because it is a frivolous use of money that has people upset, but King Juan Carlos is also the president of the Spanish branch of the World Wildlife Fund.

Florida Governor Scott embarrassed the King when he asked him about the hunt, causing an “international stir.”  Governor Scott said, “I’ve ridden elephants, I’ve never tried to shoot one,” as he walked in to shake King Juan Carlos’ hand.

Tampa Bay Times

“All the news outlets highlight the absolute lack of tact of the Florida governor, which can only be attributed to poor preparation for the meeting,” TV personality Sandra Sabatés says on the satirical news show El Intermedio (Halftime). “Gov. Scott continues, obstinate in his error. He adds insult to injury and asks the king increasingly uncomfortable questions about the details of the hunt.”

Read the rest here

Save the animals…so royalty can shoot them?

 

Edited May 27, 2012 at 6:30 PM to embed video.

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