Orwellian CA Bill: Reporters Can’t Post Undercover Videos

That’s right. In California, such videos are already illegal, because they don’t have permission of all parties to be recorded. But if Bill 1671 passes, reporters who are sent those videos, or find them, couldn’t post them and write stories about them. Mainstream, alternative, freelance reporters—it wouldn’t matter.

Even more bizarre, Bill 1671 specifies undercover videos that secretly record “healthcare providers.” These are the videos targeted by the Bill.

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Source: NoMoreFakeNews.com
Jon Rappoport
August 15, 2016

This one is big. It adds to California’s growing reputation as Police State Central.

First we had SB 277, which forced vaccinations on school children. Now we have Assembly Bill 1671, which would make it a crime for journalists to post and report on certain undercover videos, even though they didn’t make the videos.

That’s right. In California, such videos are already illegal, because they don’t have permission of all parties to be recorded. But if Bill 1671 passes, reporters who are sent those videos, or find them, couldn’t post them and write stories about them. Mainstream, alternative, freelance reporters—it wouldn’t matter.

Even more bizarre, Bill 1671 specifies undercover videos that secretly record “healthcare providers.” These are the videos targeted by the Bill.

Nick Cahill, at the Courthouse News Service, has the story (“Abortion Clinic Sting Videos Sprout Free-Speech Battle”

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Armed Citizen Corner: Beware of the “Excited Utterance”

One of the most important concepts to understand in the laws of evidence is what is referred to as the “excited utterance.”
An excited utterance is a statement made in response to a shocking event.
It is an exception to the hearsay rule and is admissible as evidence against you. Why? The theory is that because it is spontaneous, unplanned, and made while still under the stress of excitement from the event, it is more reliable than a statement made at a later time when you’ve had a chance to think about what happened.
In other words, the police will assume that anything you say when you’re upset is likely to be more trustworthy than anything you say in an official statement because it is unfiltered and unrehearsed.
While there’s nothing wrong with this in theory, in practice, excited utterances can be big trouble. That’s because while you might be honest in a moment of extreme stress, you may also say things that you don’t mean to say.
In a recent article, Sean Maloney discussed some of the physical effects after a self defense shooting.
No matter how prepared you think you might be to defend yourself, a life or death situation is like nothing you have ever experienced.
Your body will release a massive dose of adrenaline to give you the strength and willpower to fight and survive. But like any chemical, it also has negative side effects, including time distortion, tunnel vision, hearing loss, and emotional detachment.
Even after you survive an attack, your body and mind will suffer from the effects of this dose of adrenaline for hours. You can experience nausea and vomiting, exhaustion, and the urge to pace, yell, or babble rapidly.
The bottom line is this: in the minutes and hours after using your firearm to defend yourself, your body and mind will work against you. You will be unable to remember or describe what happened accurately. You will do things you would not ordinarily do and say things you do not mean to say.
And unfortunately, this is the same time you will deal with law enforcement. This is the time when you are likely to say or do something that can set the tone for the investigation that follows.
For example, in the moments after you have survived a brutal attack where you thought you might die, you might say, “I can’t believe I just shot someone. I’m so sorry. I didn’t mean to shoot him.”
You may be simply expressing the shock that anyone might feel at having just shot someone. You could be honestly upset, wishing that you hadn’t been put in that difficult situation. Perhaps you are trying to convey the idea that you really didn’t want to shoot anyone, but you were forced to.
However, someone hearing your words might misinterpret what you’re saying and think you’re expressing regret for doing something wrong. They might hear you saying that you acted hastily and irresponsibly.
So the excited utterance is a two-edged sword. It may be an honest statement, but the meaning of the statement could be highly questionable. This is one reason why we recommend that you say as little as possible in the immediate aftermath of a self defense shooting.
Two points to keep in mind about excited utterances:
First, while the idea of keeping your mouth shut makes perfect sense to you as you sit calmly reading this, you need to remember that you won’t be thinking so clearly at the moment when you need to understand this principle. In a high-stress, post-shooting situation, you will feel an overwhelming urge to talk. Your brain chemistry will be out-of-balance and you may not be able to make good decisions.
Second, law enforcement knows perfectly well that in a moment of stress a person could say virtually anything. That’s why when an officer is involved in a shooting, it is often department policy to shield the officer for several days. The officer is put on leave and not required to make any statements until they are in their right mind and have had a chance to speak with their attorney and carefully consider their statement. This is common sense, but it is a privilege not extended to the general public.
Bottom line, beware the excited utterance. No matter how badly you want to talk after a self defense shooting, the legal risk far outweighs any benefit.

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Beware the “excited utterance” when talking to law enforcement

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hussein Releases 15 More jihadists From #Gitmo | Creeping Sharia

The Obama administration has approved the release of 15 detainees from the prison camps at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the United Arab Emirates, a move derided Monday night by a leading member of Congress as reckless.Rep. Ed Royce, the California Republican who chairs the Foreign Affairs Committee, called the released detainees “hardened terrorists” who will be a threat for years.“In its race to close Gitmo, the Obama administration is doubling down on policies that put American lives at risk,” Royce said in a statement. “Once again, hardened terrorists are being released to foreign countries where they will be a threat.”The Pentagon, in a statement, said an inter-agency review board considered their potential threat to security and unanimously approved six of the 15 for release, A consensus was reached on release of the remaining nine. There are 61 detainees remaining at Guantanamo.According to the Pentagon, the 15 prisoners areAbd al-Muhsin Abd al-Rab Salih al-Busi,Abd al-Rahman Sulayman,Mohammed Nasir Yahi Khussrof Kazaz,Abdul Muhammad Ahmad Nassar al-Muhajari,Muhammad Ahmad Said al-Adahi,Abdel Qadir al-Mudafari,Mahmud Abd Al Aziz al-Mujahid,Saeed Ahmed Mohammed Abdullah Sarem Jarabh,Mohammed Kamin,Zahar Omar Hamis bin Hamdoun,Hamid al-Razak (aka Haji Hamidullah),Majid Mahmud Abdu Ahmed,Ayub Murshid Ali Salih,Obaidullah, andBashir Nasir Ali al-Marwalah.Six of the 15 — al-Busi, Sulayman, Kazaz, al-Muhajari, al-Adahi, and al-Mudafari — were unanimously recommended for release by the inter-agency Guantanamo Review Task Force, the Pentagon said.The other nine were recommended for release by the periodic review boards monitoring Guantanamo prisoners, the Pentagon said.CNN reported three are from Afghanistan and twelve from Yemen. None can be returned to their countries due to ongoing terrorism but won’t be far from the jihad in the UAE. Or to the refugee flow into Europe.The media won’t tell the world who these Muslim jihadis are, but readers can look up the backgrounds and recommendations on these terrorists. Most contain the phrase, “likely to pose a threat to the U.S.”

Source: Obama Releases 15 More Jihadists From #Gitmo | Creeping Sharia

Encore!

So we have gone from work place violence to mentally confused?
Certainly not an #islamic #muslim #terrorist attack
that would be far reaching
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VIENNA (AP) — A knife-wielding man attacked passengers early Tuesday on a train in western Austria, seriously wounding two, police said. The suspect was arrested.

The assault occurred near the village of Sulz, in westernmost Vorarlberg province. A police statement said that a 19-year old man suffered wounds to the stomach and back. The other victim, a 17-year old male, had a throat injury. Both were hospitalized.

The assault came three days after a man attacked passengers on a crowded Swiss train with a knife and burning liquid Saturday, in an assault that left him and one of his victims dead. In Austria, Vorarlberg police spokeswoman Elisabeth Engelhardt said police were searching for a motive as they questioned the man but “at this point there is no knowledge” of a copycat attack.

“We assume that the perpetrator is mentally confused,” she said in an email.

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AP: Knife attack by ‘mentally confused’ perpetrator on Austrian train wounds 2

Agree there are ‘mentally confused’ players on stage.

Sure glad we have none of those here in FUSA.

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What Will You Do When The Lights Go Out? The Inevitable Failure Of The US Grid

Delta Airlines recently experienced what it called a power outage in its home base of Atlanta, Georgia, causing all the company’s computers to go offline—all of them. This seemingly minor hiccup managed to singlehandedly ground all Delta planes for six hours, stranding passengers for even longer, as Delta scrambled to reshuffle passengers after the Monday debacle.Where Delta blamed its catastrophic systems-wide computer failure vaguely on a loss of power, Georgia Power, their power provider, placed the ball squarely in Delta’s court, saying that “other Georgia Power customers were not affected”, and that they had staff on site to assist Delta.Whether it was a true power outage, or an outage unique to Delta is fairly insignificant. The incident was a single company without power for six measly hours, yet it wreaked much havoc. Which brings to mind (or at least it should) what happens when the lights really go out—everywhere? And just how dependent is the U.S. on single-source power?When you hear about the possible insufficiency, unreliability, or lack of resiliency of the U.S. power grid, your mind might naturally move toward the extreme, perhaps National Geographic’s Doomsday Preppers. Talks about what a U.S. power grid failure could really mean are also often likened to survivalist blogs that speak of building faraday cages and hoarding food, or possibly some riveting blockbuster movie about a well-intentioned government-sponsored genetically altered mosquito that leads to some zombie apocalypse.But in the event of a power grid failure—and we have more than our fair share here in the U.S.—your survivalist savvy may be all for naught.This horror story doesn’t need zombies or genetically altered mosquitos in order to be scary. Using data from the United States Department of Energy, the International Business Times reported in 2014 that the United States suffers more blackouts than any other developed country in the world.Unfortunately, not much has been done since then to alleviate the system’s critical vulnerabilities.In theory, we all understand the wisdom about not putting all our eggs in one basket, as the old-adage goes. Yet the U.S. has done just that with our U.S. power grid. Sadly, this infrastructure is failing, and compared to many other countries, the U.S. is sauntering slowly behind many other more conscientious countries, seemingly unconcerned with its poor showing.

Source: What Will You Do When The Lights Go Out? The Inevitable Failure Of The US Grid | OilPrice.com

Report Finds U.S. Military Consistently “Distorted, Suppressed, Or Substantially Altered” ISIS-Related Intel

Senior leaders were found to modify intelligence assessments to cast a positive spin on CENTCOM efforts to train the Iraqi Security Forces and combat the Islamic State…senior leaders within the CENTCOM Intelligence Directorate and JIC, including the Director of Intelligence and other senior intelligence staff, violated regulations, tradecraft standards, and professional ethics by modifying intelligence assessments to present an unduly positive outlook on CENTCOM efforts to train the ISF and combat ISIL. According to multiple interviewees, operational reporting was used as a justification to alter or “soften” an analytic product so it would cast U.S. efforts in a more positive light. No interview provided any instances where operational reporting was used as a justification to come to a more pessimistic conclusion. Additionally, numerous interviewees indicated that analytical products which conflicted with operational reporting were routinely subject to more stringent scrutiny than those that did not.

Source: Shocking Report Finds U.S. Military Consistently “Distorted, Suppressed, Or Substantially Altered” ISIS-Related Intel | Zero Hedge

Not Just Marijuana: The FDA Has Always Denied The Existence Of Therapeutic Benefits Associated With ALL Plants

Something grown in GOD”S DIRT is none of the FDA business what I do with it for ME! Anyone see the key words?

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Source: NaturalNews.com
Daniel Barker
August 15, 2016

Those who support the nationwide legalization of marijuana for therapeutic use, were disappointed by the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent failure to reclassify marijuana’s status from that of a Schedule I drug to another more appropriate classification.

Since 23 states have now legalized marijuana for medical use, and since numerous studies have confirmed its value as medicine and have proven that it is safe, it seemed the logical next step to begin relaxing the laws at the federal level.

Is marijuana really more dangerous than meth or PCP?

After all, Schedule I drugs under the Controlled Substances Act are defined as those having “high potential for abuse; no currently accepted medical use; [and] lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.”

Aside from marijuana, schedule I drugs include heroin and other drugs that can be considered dangerous. But to anyone…

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