This plan was ordered by Congress in the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act. It directed the Departments of Defense and Transportation to “develop a plan for providing expanded access to the national airspace for unmanned aircraft systems of the Department of Defense.” Gen. Poss was one of nearly two dozen ex-military officers who, starting in 2010, were put into positions at the FAA to oversee drone integration research. With little public scrutiny, the plan has been moving forward ever since.
If you’re thinking that this is a partisan issue, think again. This plan has been enacted and expanded under Presidents and Congresses of both parties. If you’re uncomfortable with a President Biden having the ability to track the movements of every Tea Party or Q-Anon supporter, you should be. Just as we should all be concerned about a President Trump tracking…well, everybody else.
The WTO dispute settlement procedure may decide correctly, but try to enforce it!
See my 2016 report to the UN Human Rights Council on WTO law and practice, and WTO’s latest ruling as reported in Bloomberg.Alfred de Zayas.
Trump, like President George W. Bush, received a medical deferment for alleged bone spurs to avoid enlistment in the Vietnam War. This is suffice to say, another example of the rich using their bourgeois entitlement to avoid having to personally participate in the wars they start.
And this is part of the problem with the sanctimonious response to Trump’s admittedly petty remarks. The truth is Trump is only saying out loud what most of the capitalist elite and the bourgeoisie really think about the American war dead. Indeed, they do consider veterans and those killed in the United States’ imperial wars — people drawn primarily from the poor and working class — “losers” and “suckers.” If the elites truly cared at all about the working-class Americans drawn into the military via the largely unacknowledged economic draft the country has maintained for decades, they would not risk their lives in wars for empire and conquest in the first place.
“The master class has always declared the wars. The subject class has always fought the battles,” Eugene V. Debs declared during his famous anti-war speech in Canton, Ohio, on June 18, 1918. “The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and all to lose — especially their lives.
By Svetlana Ekimenko – Sputnik – 16.09.2020 Nord Stream 2, a joint venture between European energy companies and Russia’s Gazprom, has battled …Germany Reportedly Offered Washington LNG Investment Worth $1.2Bln to Save Nord Stream 2
My personal opinion is that the global program of lockdowns is a mechanism for reorganizing societies around the world along the lines of the World Economic Forum’s ‘Great Reset” agenda and all that this entails. It seems Daniel Andrews is fully on board with this agenda. But make no mistake, its coming to your state and country next.
So far as I can see the whole experiment is going spectacularly well for the globalists, billionaires, and authoritarians, and very poorly for free citizens everywhere: mostly due to the effectiveness of media propaganda in driving public passivity.
The only way we will arrest and/or reverse this trend is if we all take direct, non-violent, physical (not digital) action to exercise our civic and democratic rights at every opportunity we can. The time to speak up and stand up is now. It will be too late tomorrow.
The arson charge in Portland early Monday morning was one of at least five arrests for arson in recent days to catch the attention of right-wing conspiracy theorists. But in all the cases, authorities have not said the individuals were affiliated with “antifa” or that they had any political motives.