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0 10 Congressmen Take Obama To Federal Court

Ten US congressmen, Republican and Democrat, are suing Barack Obama arguing that he exceeded his powers in authorising the operation in Libya.

They are:
Dennis Kucinich of Ohio

John Conyers of Michigan 

Michael Capuano of Massachusetts

Walter Jones and Howard Coble of North Carolina

Tim Johnson and Dan Burton of Indiana

Jimmy Duncan of Tennessee

Roscoe Bartlett of Maryland 

and Ron Paul of Texas. 

Earlier, the U.S House Speaker, John Boehner, had warned Obama that he was skating on thin legal ice by keeping U.S. forces involved in Libya for nearly three months without the authorization of Congress.
Boehner accused Obama of “a refusal to acknowledge and respect the role of Congress” in military operations and a “lack of clarity” about why the U.S. was still involved in Libya. He asked Obama to explain the legal grounds for the war by Friday, adding that by Sunday, Obama would be in violation of the 1973 War Powers Resolution if nothing changed.

The Constitution says that Congress declares war, while the president is commander-inchief of the armed forces. The War Powers Resolution sought to resolve the tensions in these roles and was passed by Congress over a veto by President Richard Nixon.
No sitting president has ever recognized the resolution, which prohibits U.S. armed forces from being involved in military actions for more than 60 days without congressional authorization, and includes a further 30-day withdrawal period. Boehner said the 90 days expires on Sunday. “It would appear that in five days, the administration will be in violation of the War Powers Resolution unless it asks for and receives authorization from Congress or withdraws all U.S. troops and resources from the mission,” Boehner said in the letter, which was released by his office.
“Have you ... conducted the legal analysis to justify your position?” he asked. “Given the gravity of the constitutional and statutory questions involved, I request your answer by Friday, June 17, 2011.” Obama notified Congress in March that the United States was taking part in a multinational operation conducting air strikes to protect Libyan civilians from Muammar Gaddafi’s forces. Obama did not ask for congressional authorization.

0 U.S. officially drop all charges against Osama bin Laden

A U.S. judge has dismissed all criminal charges against Osama bin Laden following the al Qaeda leader's death in a military raid in Pakistan.
Cleared: Due to his death.

U.S. District Court judge Lewis Kaplan, who had been presiding over the bin Laden case in Manhattan federal court, issued an order called 'nolle prosequi', which means 'do not prosecute' in Latin, a typical legal move once a defendant is deceased.
It closed the case after 13 years.
Bin Laden was indicted back in 1998 in the Southern District of New York for his role in the al Qaeda attack on the U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, which killed more than 200 people, including a dozen Americans.
The indictment was later revised to charge bin Laden in the dual bombings of two American embassies in East Africa that killed 224 on August 7, 1998, and in the suicide attack on the USS Cole in 2000. None of the charges involved the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
The court filing included an affidavit by a senior U.S. Department of Justice official describing the U.S. military raid on bin Laden's hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in May.

According to ABC, after reciting Bin Laden's multiple aliases and then listing the counts against him for ten pages, Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas Lewin noted: 'On or about May 1, 2011, while this case was still pending, defendant Usama Bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in the course of an operation conducted by the United States.'

Lewin then provides evidence that bin Laden was actually killed in the raid, including the confirmation of his identity by DNA analysis and facial recognition analysis, eyewitness confirmation by one of bin Laden's wives, video of bin Laden found in the Abbottabad compound and the 'significant quantity' of other al Qaeda material seized by U.S. Navy Seals during last month's raid.
The papers detail the CIA's painstaking efforts to make sure the man killed May 2 during a Navy SEALs raid of his compound in Pakistan was indeed bin Laden.

Osama's charge sheet did not list the September 11th terror  attacks as one of his crimes.

The statement said: 'The possibility of a mistaken identification is approximately one in 11.8 quadrillion.'
The document also makes a passing reference to a 'significant quantity' of terrorist network material recovered at the hideout, including 'correspondence between Osama bin Laden and other senior al Qaeda leaders that concerns a range of al Qaeda issues'.
Also named as a defendant was Ayman al-Zawahiri, the Egyptian eye doctor and longtime bin Laden deputy who has become al Qaeda's new leader.

The charges included conspiracy to kill U.S. nationals, conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction against U.S. nationals and conspiracy to damage and destroy U.S. property.
Around the time the charges were first filed, the CIA's bin Laden unit was pursuing a plan to use Afghan operatives to capture bin Laden and hand him over for trial either in the United States or in an Arab country, according to the 9/11 Commission.

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After consulting the "book of knowledge" wikipedia, here is a better explanation of "Nolle prosequi" relevant parts highlighted:

Nolle prosequi is a declaration made by a prosecutor in a criminal case or by a plaintiff in a civil lawsuit either before or during trial, meaning the case against the defendant is being dropped. The declaration may be made because the charges cannot be proved, the evidence has demonstrated either innocence or a fatal flaw in the prosecution's claim, or the prosecutor no longer thinks the accused is guilty, and/or the accused has died. 
It is generally made after indictment, but is not a guarantee that the person will not be reindicted.

In civil cases, a nolle prosequi may be entered as to one of several counts or to one of several defendants. In a criminal case, it has been held improper for a court to enter an order of nolle prosequi on its own without a motion by the prosecutor. As long as a jury trial has not been commenced, the entry of a nolle prosequi is not an adjudication on the merits of the prosecution, and the legal protection against double jeopardy will not automatically bar the charges from being brought again in some fashion.

Nolle prosequi is similar to a declination of prosecution, which is an agreement not to prosecute which may be made by an attorney, but also by the aggrieved party. In contrast, nolle prosequi is usually made after a decision to prosecute has already been made.  
A declination of prosecution may be made for many reasons, such as weak evidence or a conflict of interest.

Not such an "open and shut" case if you are able to read between the lines of what has actually happened here...
it stinks.

0 Emergency exercise in the new A3 Hindhead Tunnel...Planning for a Major news story mabey?

A full scale, live emergency exercise in the new A3 Hindhead Tunnel has been successfully completed today (Tuesday 14 June). 

The exercise, which simulated two multi-vehicle collisions, one including a fire in the tunnel, allowed the Highways Agency and emergency services to practise their response to a major incident as well as testing some of the tunnel’s cutting edge safety technology.
Members of the police, fire and rescue, ambulance services and local authorities joined forces with the Highways Agency’s tunnel operators and project team for the test, which was carried out in the tunnel itself, under the Devil’s Punchbowl in Surrey, before it opens to traffic next month.
Paul Arnold, Highways Agency senior project manager for the A3 Hindhead major improvement scheme, said:
“Today’s exercise was the last big milestone before the new road opens to traffic in a few weeks time. It was a good opportunity to put the tunnel’s emergency plan into action and make sure that the joint response to a major incident in the tunnel is well practised.
“Safety is our top priority, and we have built some state of the art features into the tunnel, including the UK’s first use of a radar based incident detection system. Road users and local people should be reassured that the emergency services and tunnel personnel are well equipped to deal with a real major incident in the Hindhead tunnel.”

Paul Ginty, Borough Manager, from Surrey Fire and Rescue said:

“Hopefully we’ll never be called to a real life incident such as this but it’s vital we’re prepared for any eventuality which is why holding a training exercise in the tunnel was so valuable. An emergency in a tunnel presents challenges to the emergency services but we are well prepared to respond.”

Chief Inspector Paul Smith, Surrey Police head of Force Planning and Resourcing said:

“Surrey Police have been involved in the tunnel planning with partners since 2003 and that involvement has intensified as the tunnel has neared completion.

“Today has been another opportunity to exercise with our multi-agency partners and a real chance to test our joint Hindhead Tunnel Emergency Plan. We are delighted with the results; of course public safety is the prime concern of Surrey Police and our partners and as you would expect we will be reviewing the exercise outcomes to see if any areas of the plan can be further improved ahead of the Tunnel opening.”

The exercise, codenamed Exercise Stag, simulated a major incident in the Hindhead Tunnel. In the scenario, there were two separate collisions involving an HGV, three cars and a minibus in the 1.2 mile-long tunnel. One of the collisions resulted in a fire, and a coach, HGV and several cars, were trapped between the two collisions. Volunteer actors played the role of casualties who suffered minor injuries and trauma and the local authorities supplied others who were caught up in the incident.
The tunnel’s safety systems include 100% CCTV coverage, and state of the art communications systems. Radar based technology can detect any unusual activity in the tunnel, such as a stationary vehicle, pedestrian, animal or large pieces of debris on the road. Signs and signals can quickly lower the speed limit and close lanes, and a contraflow can be set up quickly and easily to direct traffic through one of the tunnel bores should the other become impassable.
The Hindhead tunnel is part of a four mile bypass which will eliminate a notorious congestion hotspot on the A3, the main route between London and Portsmouth. The new road will reunite two areas of internationally prized countryside to create the largest area of heath land in southern Britain, as well as restoring peace and tranquillity to the village of Hindhead. It will open to traffic in July.

Planning for a Major news story in the UK maybe?...maybe as a news blackout for future planned public anti-government protests?
I can see it now..."33 cars trapped in tunnel rescuers fight for weeks to free them"..

0 Suspicious Package Found At Pentagon, Corrupt Media And How rumours start......

From reading this report from the Washing Post you would be forgiven thinking that this whole incident was a misunderstanding, in that someone "saw something and then said something" that in turn was found to be "Nothing"...fair dues..end of story...

BUT WAIT!!.....
Now read one of the other top Breaking google results on this subject...
found in full here:

Were did all the other information come from??.. the "five pounds of ammonium nitrate"?..the "notebook containing “words like al-Qaeda and Taliban,”?......and the mainstream media wonders why it's now lost the trust of its audience?....

Mainstream Media is corrupt, it's paid for, and it's ONLY agenda is to instil "fear and confusion" among the public.
The sooner we all wake up to this fact the better....

1 Suspicious Package Found At Pentagon

1 HM Revenue & Customs to use "Web Robots" to crack tax evasion.

Tax cheats beware: HM Revenue & Customs is planning to use web bots to crack down on tax evasion.

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is extending its campaign against tax cheats with the news that it will use ‘web robots’ to trawl cyberspace.

The announcement from the HMRC says that it will utilise “web robot” software to search the internet and find targeted information about specified people and companies. HMRC also says that by using the software it can more accurately pinpoint people who have failed to pay the right tax.
But it seems that the government software will also be used to locate people who are trading without informing HMRC.

Bots On The Prowl

Be Afraid....Very Afraid.
The web robot software (essentially Internet bots) will be used in conjunction with the department’s Connect computer system.
“Connect alerts HMRC to previously invisible tax evasion by matching a vast amount of HMRC and third-party data, enabling a fast and focused response to tax evasion,” said HMRC. “It shines a light onto previously hidden relationships, uncovering anomalies between such elements as bank interest, property income and lifestyle indicators before homing in on unexplained inconsistencies.”

“By being open about our areas of interest for the coming year we hope to maximise that exchange of information and ensure we reduce the tax gap and help customers pay what they owe,” said Wells, HMRC’s Director of Risk and Intelligence.
“We will use the information we gather to pursue people who choose not to use the opportunities we provide for them to put their affairs in order on the best possible terms,” said Wells. “It will be more expensive if we come and find people, so I urge them to come forward and disclose voluntarily.”

Moonlighting Clampdown

Ironic?:The government has allowed Vodafone to
dodge £6 billion in tax. That’s money they owe
the British public.(video below)
The decision to target cyberspace to hunt down those evading tax comes as HMRC continues its campaign to recover around £7 billion lost to the Treasury each year. It is thought that this latest development, the use of ‘web robots’, will help HMRC track down rogue eBay and Gumtree businesses, as well as people earning second incomes by acting as private tutors.
It will also help it hunt down so called cash-in-hand handymen and traders.
A HMRC spokesman told the Guardian newspaper for example that the software will be used to look on services such as Google and eBay to identify traders, and will then cross-reference it against its own systems.
“For example, it will see if Mr Smith’s sale of mobile phones is a trade,” the spokesman said. “If, when it looks back into our systems and finds that Mr Smith works at a supermarket and there is no mention of online trading, the compliance staff will contact him.
“It’s about catching moonlighters. We want to let these people know that we are on to them,” he told the Guardian.

Connect Success

However before designing and launching this and other campaigns, the department will seek input from interested parties.
In September last year the department’s new Connect computer system helped HMRC discover that millions of people had been taxed incorrectly between 2008 and 2010. Those people faced either a tax rebate or a demand to make up underpaid income tax.
In January this year security specialist Webroot warned that UK citizens who were in a hurry to file their tax returns before the 31 January deadline, were in danger of falling for email phishing scams.

So in summary...while the small guy trying to feed his family & survive is slung over hot coals and flogged, for small change, large UK based corporations like VODAPHONE continue to cost the UK public
£MULTIPLE BILLIONS!! in lost tax revenue, with no absolutly no consequence....I'm so glad I live in such a democratic country.
God save the queen!!