Friday, December 20, 2013

Senate Passes NDAA 2014 via Fast Tracking, President To Sign

Updated with roll call...

Andrew V Pontbriand
Activist Post

Late Thursday night, the Senate passed the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2014, in a sweeping bill now being sent to the president which reports suggest he will sign.

The bill is infamous for its language on indefinite detention and "disappearing" of American citizens. Once again, the bill was passed via Fast-Tracking while most of the country was sidelined on the Phil Robertson issue with Duck Dynasty.

The bill, now being sent to President Obama, also leaves out an amendment by Sen. Gillibrand on sexual assault prosecution, which in and of itself is curious. The bill passed the Senate in an 85-14 count, with the roll-call unavailable at this time.

“It’s a failure of leadership on the part of the majority leader,” Arizona Sen. John McCain told reporters, echoing Republican colleagues who said the accelerated process was designed to prevent tough votes on Iran sanctions and other controversial issues.

Also, the bill would authorize a release of $527 billion in base defense spending for the current fiscal year, plus funds for the war in Afghanistan and nuclear weapons programs overseen by the Energy Department, among numerous other controversial measures.



With the recent push by PANDA (People Against NDAA), having success on local levels blocking the Indefinite Detention provisions, it is no surprise the defense bill passed quickly, and while so many were distracted.


Andrew Pontbriand is an activist, researcher, radio show host, Contributor at Activist Post, and Founder of The Resistance Journals. Like his Facebook Page here



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57 comments:

Anonymous said...

The US government is a disgrace and an embarrassment. Unfortunately, citizens who permit the criminality are no better.

Anonymous said...

The fat, stupid, lazy majority of American citizens are getting exactly what they deserve.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous is a jealous foreign loser

Helpusall said...

One more manufactured crisis and they will just take over for our own good.

Anonymous said...

This country is led by Homicidal maniacs

Anonymous said...

Every month is the end of America, the end is always near and it's always the month that American citizens are to become mindless zombies of the govt. Oh what will we do ,oh the agony ....spare me please

Anonymous said...

time to enforce Declaration of Independence. All members of Congress & Obama Adm. need to be citizens arrested for treason & genocide.

Anonymous said...

Lets see just how much Americans will take when it starts hitting home ....I say all hell will break loose sooner than not ...congress and Obama adm better realize they are really poking the eye of a waking giant ....

Anonymous said...

Congress and Obama adm forgets poking a waking giant just may be more dangerous to them than realized ....

Anonymous said...

Obama wants the citizens to get violent... He wants a reason to sick our own military on us and have complete control. As sad as it is, we are damned if we do, damned if we don't

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, people are still in a heated debate on FB about boycotting A&E for banning Phil of Duck Dynasty *rolls eyes*. No, people outside the U.S. have the right to say Americans are getting what they deserved because we are. It's just unfortunate that the minority of us here who are aware of the BS our treasonous "leaders" are doing is paying the price for the majority's stupidity and ignorance.

Anonymous said...

too bad for you!!! It sucks when you are powerless, or I should say when you believe you are powerless.

BTW....someone instruct the illiterate author that "past" does not suffice for "passed" (2nd paragraph, 2nd line). What a joke these articles have become. And the comments were a gas too! Sounds like they got you thinking just the way they want you to.

good ruck

Anonymous said...

its truly a BREATH TAKING MOMENT to stand back and behold...NEVER
EVER BEEN A BETTER TIME FOR ALL A_M_E_R_I_C_A_N_S to stand up
JUST LIKE IN I-C-E-L-A-N-D we CAN DO THIS peacefully withOUT violence.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGwMIlpgR2A#t=3733

lets start with it HERE and NOW Amitabha

Anonymous said...

Why did McCain vote for it if he was displeased with leaderships procedure? He is playing both sides of the fence... Typical Senator RINO/Progressive who doesn't care about what his constituents think!

Anonymous said...

I agree with AMericans standing up just like Iceland did. I am an expat American and I actually cringe when someone says "AMerican people get what they deserve" because some Americans are wide awake and will fight back. So please don't blame the AMericans for having a corrupt govt. When you see how many layers there are - it is really difficult to fight and especially difficult if half the population is asleep - I pray for the Americans all the time; that they will resist and fight all this nonsense.

Ricky Ross said...

They are applying the Rules For Radicals!  Obama, Hilliary and several other politicians have lauded Saul Alinsky in their speeches. Hilliary wrote her Thesis on Alinsky in 1969. Alinsky wrote the book titled "Rules For Radicals". In the book, there are 13 rules for radicals to use to achieve their goals. They use this rule often. Paula Dean, George Zimmerman, Casey Anthony, OJ Simpson, etc, etc, etc...all of these "headline stories"serve the purpose of mass distraction so that the government can do their dirty deeds while the people look at the "shiny object" that the government controlled media is dangling before us...

#13) “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”

SNAKEBELLY said...

A most treasonous act by Congress. Put them in the fema camps of their making.

Anonymous said...

I am with those of you who will stand up to this tyranny. If I die defending freedom and liberty, then at least I die free. There is no way I am going to lick the boots of these politicians who have sold the rest of us out.

Anonymous said...

If only half of us were 'asleep' none of this would be happening. Sadly the amount of people who turn a blind eye is much greater than that.

Anonymous said...

Priorities: Air Pollution in Shanghai, China, and Phil Robertson from "Duck Dynasty"(AKA: Hirsute Recruits.): (Meanwhile, On a 'Minor Note,') NDAA sallies forth, because some citizens are engaging in 'fowl' pursuits!...Typical vapid non-priorities: Popular Television with "ZZ Top" Impersonators!...Some Are Never Paying Attention!

Anonymous said...

I'd rather be fat than a dipshit with tourettes

Anonymous said...

God, what an awfully written blog. I'm not asking you to approve this comment, but please, take up something else. Biking, running, I really don't care as long as I don't have to suffer to see another post on this pathetic excuse for a blog again.

Anonymous said...

Just in case no one has become awake to the fact that all these governments around the world work together. They play one side against the other to profit and reduce the population anywhere they choose. The people are lied to as to the reason for wars or civil wars everywhere. It's all the same, so whether you are American or someone in any other country, it really doesn't matter. ALL have been mislead and we are all waking up to this fact. We've been brainwashed to believe that this and that country is our enemy, then our friend, they our enemy, whatever suits these insane people's needs for control over resources and the rest of their agenda. The best we can all do is pull together, stop the division and unite as a powerful force everywhere. Crimes are happening in every country, making life difficult for everyone except the real criminals. They ultimately want no countries, just one governance over the entire world. That's their answer to no division, but what it will bring is a governance without the people's voice, perhaps one more militant than we've ever known to keep it in place. By all appearances, the laws everywhere are getting harsher and more frightening, if that's an indicator. We the people in every country are on the same side. Remember that. We all want to live free, in peace and harmoniously...and to pursue happiness.

Anonymous said...

Everyone of these traitor senators who voted yes should be logged for future prosecution when the time comes. Where the hell is our military and oath keepers?
Hasn't there been enough proof and evidence to take action or will we wait until they start lopping heads on the White House lawn.

Anonymous said...

I myself am not an american citizen, but because most of my family are US citizens and live there, I have been following US politics. When BO first surfaced, I knew right away that this guy is nothing more than a fancy talker. I have listened to many of his speeches and none of them had any real point. All of the changes he has made and bills he has passed since taking office are paving the way to a horrifying future for the US. I believe he is just lining everything up to make finishing his dream easier for his successor, and if SHE (you know who) gets elected, God bless America cause were all screwed. I live in Canada, and you would be shocked at how many people up here still think BO is a blessing to the american people

Anonymous said...

...he is exactly right and you are one of them loser.

Anonymous said...

The end of America happened quite a while back. sleepy sleepy

Anonymous said...

I agree, Obama wants to get mad a impose marshal Law.

Anonymous said...

I know you aren't talking to me because I am non of the adjectives you just used to describe the" American" citizens. Throwing a blanket comment out there like that shows what an idiot you are to be honest. Nothing more and nothing less.

Anonymous said...

Scott Tipton (Rep WDC/Colorado) is a good little soldier for promoting NDAA. He is "true" to the "CORPORATION."

Anonymous said...

Is fun to get project fears and get all worked into a tizzy, ,but this is the most blatant stretch of the imagine I have see- paranoia runs deep, into your hearts it will seep, so stop children look around everything see the bullshit coming down. Debby the wise

Anonymous said...

lmaorotf- ignorance is bliss

Anonymous said...

Conspriacy theories are boring YAWN- next lets talk about Agenda 221. i would like to make a suggestion, people- go to college and learn how to do research, so that you can ferret out the bull shit from reality.

Anonymous said...

Hey whatever you need to tell yourself to feel like all is well here. I guess ignorance really is bliss until the jackbooted thugs come and show you how delusional you really are. wakey wakey sleepyhead.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the sheople will wake up before it's g o - somehow though I suspect they will not, cognitive dissonance and outright ignorant denial is the norm.

JdL said...

The U.S. government is a gang of criminals who must be stopped by any means necessary.

Anonymous said...

"Cornyn" of Texas- shame on you!
I will be sure and spread the knowledge of your communist voting.

Anonymous said...

The problem is us. We sit by and let all this happen and we never DO anything although we have a lot to say. Im not saying not to spread the word, but get organized and take some action. If the government can shut down, why cant we do the same? Everyone in every city and state take 1 day that is panned and take 1 or 2 hours and do nothing. Dont spend money, dont drive, just shut down. Let the government know that WE can change the outcome of this country

Anonymous said...

So true

Anonymous said...

Hellbent on the destruction of our country for profit and greed, if I may add in.

Anonymous said...

Are the mods here new? I'm so tired of my comments disappearing. I'm damn close to being out of here.

Anonymous said...

The fact is that our so called Govt is a private Corp,,Rod Class proved with 4 court rulings...They are defacto!!!Just like a Walmart employee or Mgr masquerading as our Govt...Rod is a private A.G...fromNC

Anonymous said...

Interesting that McCain voted for it. If anyone understands being detained, it should be him. Too bad the media won't report on it either.

Anonymous said...

How's the water feel? Not to hot for you is it frog? Good, just stay in the pot then, dinner will be ready soon.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous: The Senate Does Not Have The Authority To Pass Any Law Without Congress's Approval.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter what they pass or claim to have past, if it is not in line with the U.S. Constitution which is the law of the land, then it can't hold water,.
They are only senators, and have no power of their own, only what we give them, even if they rip up the Constitution in our faces and declare we have no constitution because the Constitution is written in our hearts and in our culture in our inner being of what God created us from, and is also our heritage.

Anonymous said...

wow, both Ohio senators voted FOR it, including Dem Brown.

I see FL Dem Bill Nelson abstained... the coward? or there might have been a family emergency who knows

also expected both GA senators and both LA sen.s

Sinners all.

Right on, Ricky Ross, Snakebelly and like-minded commenters.

"ZZ Top Impersonators!" ha Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.. you got dat one.

and, hey some of you others, as an editor, I noticed the mistakes - but otherwise it's a pretty well written piece because it's news, and he got the facts right. Writing is an art that takes practice - give the guy a break. you didn't pay for his words and he didn't get any money for them, so don't use your knowledge to abuse others. that shows a severe weakness in your mental make-up. No one expects a psychiatrist to comment on your comments about you, right?

with half the nation medicated and all of us sprayed on a daily basis, it's no wonder no mass strike has materialized.

non violent, direct action - no one goes to work till they repeal the NDAA and the 100+ signing statements, and the PATRIOT Acts... etc... they've been legislating in a police state in earnest since 9/11 and until a good majority strikes en masse, the water will boil and the frogs will die.

and so will we, and the bees and the sea life and the birds... they're killing us with radiation and chemicals and nanobots and god-knows-what else, and they're culling our herds, criminalizing heritage breeds and slaughtering them.

the curtain coming down is so much bigger than these ridiculous laws that make them think it's okay to kidnap, imprison, torture, and kill people. Who's ever going to believe that? Even a couch potato knows that's wrong.

Anonymous said...

@Anon 12/22 9:58pm: Both the House and the Senate make up Congress. Both bodies must pass it, and did. Now it goes to the prez for signature. The analysis is correct that most report he will sign it.

Afshin Nejat said...

None of you are anonymous, but most of you are cowards.

Anonymous said...

where ever you are, its not just an american thing being as though we export our "freedom"around the world. when the US has socialism, and we do as of right now, the entire world will be a battle ground and you and for us, dumbass, you won't have time to see if the tank that just ran your family over in your livingroom has an american, french, or UN flag on it. so maybe reconsider your squabble and your arrogance? humanity will be at an end should things continue this way. end the FED in the US and get rid of the UN. no more cooperation should be given to the financial systems nor the UN. and that is something all of us can do, American or not.

Anonymous said...

This bill is designed to protect them from us, when we disrupt their system its our fault, when we starve they laugh, when when we take charge and protest we become canon fodder.

Anonymous said...

That is too bad for you! It sucks when you are powerless; Or should I say, when you believe you are powerless.

By the way, someone please instruct the illiterate author that 'past' does not suffice for 'passed' (2nd paragraph, 2nd line).

These articles are a joke! The comments were gas too! It sounds like they got you thinking the way they want you too.

Good luck!

ChewyBees said...

Actually, they don't have any authority to pass any law that contradicts the constitution in the least, but since the a purchased lackeys, the effect is a governmental body that is a falsehood in entirety.

I read a lot of people that say protest yet they still paricipate. Denial of service to govt followed by a refusal to acknowlege its existence or authority in entirety. Anything less than that is acceptance and agreement that living citizens are the property of insidious institutions.

Anonymous said...

This appears to be the roll call from Dec 19 on HR3304

Measure Number: H.R. 3304 (A bill to authorize and request the President to award the Medal of Honor to Bennie G. Adkins and Donald P. Sloat of the United States Army for acts of valor during the Vietnam Conflict and to authorize the award of the Medal of Honor to certain other veterans who were previously recommended for award of the Medal of Honor. )

meary8412 said...

stand on your own feet and protest and complain to your senator for selling you out or bow on your knees!!

Anonymous said...

not sure what ruling that screen capture is from, but Al Franken voted against NDAA passage. so you're either fabricating or misrepresenting...

DEBBIE CANTORI said...

I think it is time that we the people had our senators made accountable to us. We have been sold out big time. I thought America was such a great democracy until Obama checked into the White House. Look what he's done to us.

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