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The 3 Week Diet

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The program, which is being called “The 3 Week Diet,” was developed by Brian Flatt, an experienced nutritionist and personal trainer from Southern California. He says he created the program as a solution “to all of those ‘mainstream’ diet programs which are time-consuming, inefficient and just plain ineffective.”

“After reading well over 500 medical studies, dozens of diet books and reviewing hundreds of diet systems, programs, gadgets, pills and potions, I have put together what I feel is the ultimate rapid weight loss diet system,” Flatt said. “This program is the result of more than a decade of research and more than two and a half years of real-world tweaking and testing.”

One big difference between this program and other diets is its focus on cellular inflammation, Flatt indicated.

According to Flatt, cellular inflammation is the real cause of weight gain, yet most diets ignore that fact.

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The U.S. Senate votes to suspend habeas corpus and jail people with no trial

Happy winners Bush & Cheney

Happy winners Bush & Cheney

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a military appropriations bill empowers the government to designate any U.S. citizen within the country as a terrorist and to have the military hold him indefinitely without trial and without the right to habeas corpus, which is the right to be brought before a court for a judgment on the legality of one’s imprisonment.

When President Obama signs S-1867, the National Defense Authorization Act, it will then it be legal for American citizens to be arrested on United States soil, and to be held indefinitely without trial. No proof of wrongdoing is required and those accused are subsequently relegated to the ‘military commissions justice system.’  The accused are then reduced to the status of ‘ an unlawful enemy combatant,’ and are subject to extroardinary rendition, and indefinite detention—even to a life sentence.

The House and Senate (93-7) have now both passed the bill and it is on Obama’s desk, where it is anticipated that he will quickly sign it.

In effect the legislation is a declaration of martial law and revocation of habeas corpus throughout the country.  This puts the United States on the same footing as Nazi Germany, Singapore and certain countries in Southeast Asia, which can imprison their citizens as long as they pleas-with no charges.

The U, S.  Constitution prohibits suspension of the right of habeas corpus “unless when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it.”

While habeas corpus was suspended in certain circumstances during the Civil War, there is no rebellion or invasion in America-yet.
However, the mere improbable danger of an American uprising and foreign terrorists do not constitute rebellion or invasion.

If the bill becomes law the president and his successors will gain dictatorial power, the power exercised by the worst tyrants in history—Hitler, Stalin, and Mao.

No wonder Newt Gingrich is talking about arresting judges who to no “cooperate.” Newt could not hope to do that under today’s laws, but just wait until Obama signs the bill is signed into law.

The president (and that could be Newt) would then have the power to kidnap anyone off the street or out of his own home and lock him away incommunicado forever-including members of Congress—anybody!

Strangely the U.S.  media, which delights on terrifying the American public, has said nothing against this law. 

Maybe our media’s talking heads are afraid of disappearing themselves.

December 31, 2011 update:

On this day, President Obama signed S-1867, the National Defense Authorization Act into law.

3 comments to The U.S. Senate votes to suspend habeas corpus and jail people with no trial

  • Jim

    John,

    This NDAA sounds a little too familiar with Singapore’s ISA isn’t it? It gives the power that be a carte blanche and can be a very useful and effective political tool when misused. Did Obama do a secretive consultation with LKY?

  • Not from LKY – at least I don’t think so. More like Obama got it from Bush.

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