No, HR 347– Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011 is not about planting flowers and mowing the lawn. Improving the grounds means another swipe at the First Amendment and using yet another law to keep pesky protesters away from anyplace they are not wanted …..
‘‘(1) the term ‘restricted buildings or grounds’ means any
posted, cordoned off, or otherwise restricted area—
‘‘(A) of the White House or its grounds, or the Vice
President’s official residence or its grounds;
‘‘(B) of a building or grounds where the President or
other person protected by the Secret Service is or will
be temporarily visiting; or
‘‘(C) of a building or grounds so restricted in conjunction
with an event designated as a special event of national
Passed by the Senate and overwhelmingly by the House, if the bill is quickly signed by Obama, it will apply to the AIPAC policy conference because Obama and others with Secret Service protection will speak there and the Israel firsters certainly consider it to be ‘a special event of national significance.’
How this would affect Occupy AIPAC is anyone’s guess? This protest event is a glimmer of hope for those who still have any but as we do each year, we still have to question whether or not the organizers are controlled opposition. Top Codepinker, Medea Benjamin, makes some excellent points in her “10 Reasons Why the Israel Lobby AIPAC is So Dangerous” but she stops short of going all out in exposing the crimes and corruptions of AIPAC and Israel. It’s what the left gatekeepers do even in the face of a potential massive turning against jews. Still, if it wakes a few more people up and prompts them to do more research and speak out, it can have benefits.
This ‘grounds improvement act’ is also just in time for the G8 and NATO summits to be held in Chicago May 19-21. The powers that be are always eager to add new weapons of illegal law to their arsenal of repression. We thought the ‘designated’ protest areas were bad enough but perhaps we ain’t seen nothing yet.
This law does nothing but protect traitors and Washington is a cesspool of them with AIPAC’s “Treason Fest™” high on the list. Hats off to all who will sincerely stand up for justice and truth in our country and the world … no matter the consequences.
Obama quotes from the Talmud in his AIPAC speech and backtracks on his 1967 border statements.
$3 billion a year is only the starting point. The wars for Israel go into the $trillions. Spying by AIPAC is smiled upon. Bribery and blackmail of US officials is the norm. None in Congress dare to stand up to this illegal foreign lobby. Treason is too mild a term.
“The Whole World is Fightin’ About the Same Thing”
I occasionally get my hopes up with Medea Benjamin and her Code Pink friends. Wishing and hoping that they are not just another controlled opposition group designed to make us think we actually have a chance. Once again, they disappoint.
Their ‘Move Over AIPAC’ anti-Israel “series of protests against Israeli policy and its support by AIPAC planned in May to coincide with the AIPAC conference in the U.S. capital and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech there” with Helen Thomas as the keynote speaker seemed like a good idea. Sure to stir up some much needed discussions and give Helen a forum to once again speak her mind.
Not to be. Too many jewish ‘activists’ in Code Pink and the pressure to appease a few members of the tribe overrides putting on a real show of force against the illegal foreign lobby. Helen is real and that doesn’t sit well with those afraid of losing some meal money.
She was too nice about bowing out of the event.
“I am delighted that people are coming together for this gathering and I want to make sure that the focus stays on AIPAC and U.S. policy, not me.”
I can understand why she said this but I’m also disappointed that she didn’t put up more of a fight. James Abouezk explains that it most likely wasn’t her decision.
Helen was first invited to the anti-AIPAC meeting, then was ceremoniously “disinvited” on grounds, she was told, that she would be a “distraction.” First of all, it is difficult to imagine how someone with similar views, such as Helen Thomas’s, would distract anyone from the presumed message of the anti-AIPAC group which would, we imagine, recite the political evils of AIPAC. Without a more clear explanation, which was not provided to Helen when she was disinvited, we can only assume that the political cleansing operation started by Abe Foxman and his Anti-Defamation League, is ongoing, even using the platform erected by the stated enemies of AIPAC.
The clear intent of Israel’s apologists is to make the Helen Thomases of the world disappear, along with their views opposing what Israel is doing to those under its occupation.
The presence of Helen Thomas as the keynote speaker may have forced the hand of the mainstream media to cover at least her part in ‘Move Over AIPAC’ and as it’s often said “there’s no bad publicity,” especially since the anti-semitic canard is so tired and worn out. Now it will probably be a total ignore, a blackout.
Yep, Helen is a threat to AIPAC. Code Pink is not. They pulled a ‘Goldstone,’ and you know what … I’m not surprised.
Haaretz reports on How much do U.S. Jewish leaders make? It is taken from the Jewish Daily Forward’s article that focuses not on some of the excessive salaries but on the disparity between the positions and pay of men and women. Without looking into each and every one, I take it they all are ‘classified’ as non-profits, charities, religious and educational organizations.
The entire chart is here but let’s look at one of them, the Anti-Defamation League and their ‘leader’ Abe Foxman.
Over a half a mil a year is a lot of profit for Foxman for his anti-truth hate speech. The ADL is classified as a not-for-profit organization recognized as tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3). What does the IRS say are the requirements?
To be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, an organization must be organized and operated exclusively for exempt purposes set forth in section 501(c)(3), and none of its earnings may inure to any private shareholder or individual. In addition, it may not be an action organization, i.e., it may not attempt to influence legislation as a substantial part of its activities and it may not participate in any campaign activity for or against political candidates. source
In general, no organization may qualify for section 501(c)(3) status if a substantial part of its activities is attempting to influence legislation (commonly known as lobbying). A 501(c)(3) organization may engage in some lobbying, but too much lobbying activity risks loss of tax-exempt status.
An organization will be regarded as attempting to influence legislation if it contacts, or urges the public to contact, members or employees of a legislative body for the purpose of proposing, supporting, or opposing legislation, or if the organization advocates the adoption or rejection of legislation. source
“Some lobbying but not too much?” Who defines that? As a current example, is this the ADL advocating adoption of legislation in disregard to IRS rules?
“We urge the Senate to do its part and to pass the DREAM Act without delay.”
It sure seems as if they are advocating legislation to me. I guess the ADL gets around the rules by just saying yeah we’re lobbying, but not too much. No one in Congress or the IRS is going to call them out on it anyway.
AIPAC is a 501C4 non-profit and they pay their top dog very well for the job of seeing to it that we give Israel billions of dollars each year and fight their wars for them. Something’s very wrong when a nest of spies is classified as a non-profit.
The IRmep Center for Policy and Law Enforcement has filed a 1,389 page complaint demanding that AIPAC’s tax exempt status be retroactively revoked.
They have the details, a rock solid case, but don’t hold your breath on that one.
So check out the chart. If we had the time we could go on and on about most of them. These are not the soup kitchens and charitable groups we tend to think of non-profits as being but propagandists, Israel firsters and agenda driven profiteers. Some could be even be called thieves, sanctioned by the IRS.
I pledge allegiance to …..
Not to outdone by the House, the U.S. Senate has 76 members sign an AIPAC approved letter to Secretary of the State of War Hillary Clinton to “to reaffirm the unbreakable bonds that tie the United States and Israel together.”
The glue that holds the ‘bonds’ together is money, threats and blackmail. Few will dare to rock the zionist boat for fear of being thrown overboard.
Why wasn’t it 100%? Well, a few always get a pass with a wink and a nod so as not to give the appearance of total subservience to the foreign agents of AIPAC and Israel. John Kerry didn’t sign but there’s little doubt as to his dual loyalties. Senator Feinstein is not on the list but you can be sure she was probably just unavailable as she is a staunch Zionist and war profiteer.
Of course it’s not only Congress. Al-Manar reports:
U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged all countries, including Israel, to sign the international Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, or NPT.
“Whether we’re talking about Israel or any other country, we think that becoming part of the NPT is important,” Obama said. “And that, by the way, is not a new position. That’s been a consistent position of the United States government, even prior to my administration.”
“Initially you were talking about US behavior, and then suddenly we’re talking about Israel. Let me talk about the United States,” the president said.
“I do think that as part of the NPT, our obligation, as the largest nuclear power in the world, is to take steps to reducing our nuclear stockpile. And that’s what the START treaty was about, sending a message that we are going to meet our obligation…as far as Israel goes, I’m not going to comment on their program.”
“No man can serve two masters.”
That’s the way it works. By bowing to the influence of Israel, our government puts the interests of the vast majority of Americans in a far distant second place finish.