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Monday, November 29, 2021

Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

An  ugly threat to freedom appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday. It appeared twice: With Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and again with FBI Director Robert Mueller as both demanded Congress not only reauthorize the rights-robbing USA Patriot Act but expand the ability of the federal government’s goose-stepping storm troopers to invade the privacy of Americans and ignore the protections of the Constitution. “Now is not the time for us to be engaging in unilateral disarmament” on the legal weapons now available for fighting terrorism, Gonzales said, adding that the most controversial provisions of the Patriot Act have “proven invaluable in fighting terrorism and aiding other investigations.” The key phrase here is “other investigations.” Although the Patriot Act was rushed into law to fight terrorism, the Justice Department under former Attorney General John Ashcroft and now Gonzales sees nothing wrong with using the act to go after anybody for any perceived crime. Ashcroft, a religious zealot, deployed the powers of the Act in several unsuccessful attempts to prosecute American citizens for selling dirty books and videos.

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Dubya’s secret tax hike

By President Bush’s definition, allowing a tax cut to lapse is effectively a tax increase. Thus, by the president’s definition, his administration, through inaction, is hitting the taxpayers with a large and fast-expanding tax increase.

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Bush escalates propaganda war on Social Security

President Bush said on Tuesday that younger workers were counting on a fictional trust fund for their future retirement benefits, as he pressed his case for changes to Social Security in the face of continuing doubts among fellow Republicans.

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New troop transport draws praise from soldiers

For soldiers inside the U.S. Army’s newest troop transport vehicle, the armored combat Stryker rides like a cross-town bus as it sways softly atop its rubber tires, its brakes hissing quietly – before the back shoots open and troops leap onto the streets of one of Iraq’s most dangerous cities.

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Bush wants Patriot Act abuses expanded

While some members of Congress want to cut back on the rights-robbing USA Patriot Act, Bush administration officials went to the Hill Tuesday to lobby for expanding the government’s ability to spy on citizens and snoop into their private lives.

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