Obama gives himself control of all communication systems in America

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Does this man have no stopping point? These are private companies he is wanting to control! Why would Obama want to do such a thing? This latest EO is but one in a long string of presidential shows of authority that lays the foundation for the establishment of a dictatorship in America.

US President Barack Obama quietly signed his name to an Executive Order on Friday, allowing the White House to control all private communications in the country in the name of national security.

President Obama released his latest Executive Order on Friday, July 6, a 2,205-word statement offered as the “Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions.” And although the president chose not to commemorate the signing with much fanfare, the powers he provides to himself and the federal government under the latest order are among the most far-reaching yet of any of his executive decisions.

“The Federal Government must have the ability to communicate at all times and under all circumstances to carry out its most critical and time sensitive missions,” the president begins the order. “Survivable, resilient, enduring and effective communications, both domestic and international, are essential to enable the executive branch to communicate within itself and with: the legislative and judicial branches; State, local, territorial and tribal governments; private sector entities; and the public, allies and other nations.”

President Obama adds that it is necessary for the government to be able to reach anyone in the country during situations it considers critical, writing, “Such communications must be possible under all circumstances to ensure national security, effectively manage emergencies and improve national resilience.” Later the president explains that such could be done by establishing a “joint industry-Government center that is capable of assisting in the initiation, coordination, restoration and reconstitution of NS/EP [national security and emergency preparedness] communications services or facilities under all conditions of emerging threats, crisis or emergency.”

“The views of all levels of government, the private and nonprofit sectors, and the public must inform the development of NS/EP communications policies, programs and capabilities,” he adds.

On the government’s official website for the National Communications Systems, the government explains that that “infrastructure includes wireline, wireless, satellite, cable, and broadcasting, and provides the transport networks that support the Internet and other key information systems,” suggesting that the president has indeed effectively just allowed himself to control the country’s Internet access.

In order to allow the White House to reach anyone within the US, the president has put forth a plan to establish a high-level committee calling from agents with the Department of Homeland Security, Pentagon, Federal Communications Commission and other government divisions to ensure that his new executive order can be implemented.

In explaining the order, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) writes that the president has authorized the DHS “the authority to seize private facilities when necessary, effectively shutting down or limiting civilian communications.”

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20 Republicans set to uphold controversial UN Law of the Sea treaty

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The 20 Republicans who are apparently set to uphold the treaty, or who have not yet decided, are Enzi, McConnell, Hutchison, Toomey, Johanns, Ayotte, Graham, McCain, Lugar, Kirk, Snowe, Collins, Murkowski, Isakson, Grassley, Portman, Corker (TN, Cochran, Brown, and Alexander (TN).

This is a continually developing story that is changing on an hour by hour basis. For the latest information on who in the Senate has decided to oppose the treaty, consult late breaking articles here and here.

In 1983 President Ronald Reagan rejected LOST outright due to encroachments on U.S. sovereignty. Thus, the question arises as to why these 20 Republicans would be indicating support for a treaty that Reagan saw as an international attempt to usurp American sovereignty and thus supersede the U.S. Constitution.

As another hearing is scheduled for this Thursday at 10:00am on the Senate floor and we get closer to a June vote on the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST), I would like to call out attention on the remaining 20 Republican Senators that have not yet signed the letter to Sen. Reid which would block the passage of this bill. Yes I wrote about this few weeks ago in hopes that RedStaters would help prod their Senators into getting on board to stop this UN agenda.

There has been some success since my last diary, probably due to your efforts, as 3 more Senators have signed the letter so only 7 more signatures are needed. I’d like to add that Jake Walker wrote an excellent RS diary on same subject on May 30th with more substance than mine of just a plea to block it, that was very informative and provided links to the Senator’s websites to voice your opinion: http://www.redstate.com/ironchapman/2012/05/30/does-your-senator-oppose-the-law-of-the-sea-treaty-lost/. This may be our final push to kill the bill so please help out and pressure your Republican Senators to keep our nation’s soverignty intact.

Another positive development was the House passed a bill on May 18 that  barred millions of dollars from funding LOST organizations that the administration had hoped to obtain. The vote was 229-193 and was the first formal vote in either Chamber.

This is an updated list of the 27 Senators that have signed the letter:

Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.)–Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.)–Roy Blunt (R-Mo.)–Pat Roberts (R-Kansas)—-David Vitter (R-La.)–Ron Johnson (R-Wis.)—John Cornyn (R-Texas)–Jim DeMint (R-S.C.)–Tom Coburn (R-Okla.)–John Boozman (R-Ark.)–Rand Paul (R-Ky.)–Jim Risch (R-Idaho)–  Mike Lee (R-Utah)–Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.)–Mike Crapo (R-Idaho)–Orrin Hatch (R-Utah)–John Barrasso (R-Wyo.)–Richard Shelby (R-Ala.)–John Thune (R-S.D.)–Richard Burr (R-N.C.)–Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.)–Dan Coats (R-Ind.)–John Hoeven (R-N.D.)–Roger Wicker (R-Miss.)–Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)–Jim Moran (R-Kansas)–Dean Heller (R-Nev.)

Some of the more obvious names missing from the list are: Sen. Mike Enzi  (R-Wyo.), Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky), Sen. Pat Toomey (R.-Pa), Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R. N.H.), Sen. Mike Johanns (R. Neb) and of course Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-TX) to name a few.

I’m disappointed that I haven’t heard any conservative talk radio shows speak out on the issue, like Rush, Hannity and Levin since their listeners could help in this effort. Maybe I missed it on their previous shows, but now would be a good time to shout it out loud and often.
Lastly in somewhat related matter, as in the UN’s continual grab for power, the House lawmakers also started discussions on a UN proposal that would give it more control over the Internet, which certainly won’t gain any traction. So can we just quit the United Nations already or reign in its charter? May I at least suggest a change of venue to a less chummy location, say China, Russia or maybe even Afghanistan or Iraq. Less meetings equals less mischief in my mind.

Report: 83 percent of doctors have considered quitting over Obamacare

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Eighty-three percent of American physicians have considered leaving their practices over President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, according to a survey released by the Doctor Patient Medical Association.

The DPMA, a non-partisan association of doctors and patients, surveyed a random selection of 699 doctors nationwide. The survey found that the majority have thought about bailing out of their careers over the legislation, which was upheld last month by the Supreme Court.

Even if doctors do not quit their jobs over the ruling, America will face a shortage of at least 90,000 doctors by 2020. The new health care law increases demand for physicians by expanding insurance coverage. This change will exacerbate the current shortage as more Americans live past 65.

By 2025 the shortage will balloon to over 130,000, Len Marquez, the director of government relations at the American Association of Medical Colleges, told The Daily Caller.

“One of our primary concerns is that you’ve got an aging physician workforce and you have these new beneficiaries — these newly insured people — coming through the system,” he said. “There will be strains and there will be physician shortages.”

The DPMA found that many doctors do not believe the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will lead to better access to medical care for the majority of Americans, co-founder of the DPMA Kathryn Serkes told TheDC.

“Doctors clearly understand what Washington does not — that a piece of paper that says you are ‘covered’ by insurance or ‘enrolled’ in Medicare or Medicaid does not translate to actual medical care when doctors can’t afford to see patients at the lowball payments, and patients have to jump through government and insurance company bureaucratic hoops,” she said.
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