Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Obama Quietly Signed the Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act

This is one Orwellian bill and it is attached to the NDAA. We are heading for 1984. The government will control what we read and say if they have their way. It’s Marxist infantilism.

The sad thing about the Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act is it is bipartisan.

The latest rage is to silence so-called ‘fake news’ because Americans are seen as unable to do it.

“Something needs to be done about blatantly false news stories that circulate widely on Facebook and other social media platforms,” Howard Kurtz said on “Happening Now.” He is only one of many in the fake stream media and among the politicians complaining about so-called fake news. It’s the government pencil pushers who will get to decide what is or isn’t fake news thanks to this bill. It will grow and expand.

The vague and ill-defined Act, also known as the Portman-Murphy Act, can be defined any way that an administration wants it to be defined. It was quietly signed by Barack Obama this Christmas and Hanukkah Eve when no one is paying attention. It establishes a big government Ministry of Truth and it’s a globalist’s dream.

It establishes “an interagency center housed at the State Department to coordinate and synchronize counter-propaganda efforts throughout the US government.

Whatever that means. One thing it definitely means is there will be unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats deciding what we are allowed to see and say for public consumption.

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Obama reshapes federal courts for decades to come.

Photo by: Andrew Harnik Although Senate Republicans blocked President Obama's nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court, the circuit courts handle much larger caseloads overall. (Associated Press)
Photo by: Andrew Harnik
Although Senate Republicans blocked President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court, the circuit courts handle much larger caseloads overall. (Associated Press)

President Obama has reshaped the federal courts for decades to come with a record number of women and minorities appointed to lifetime judgeships, despite losing his high-profile battle over the U.S. Supreme Court this year.

Along the way, the president has turned nine of the 13 key federal appeals courts into majority-Democrat courts. When he came into office in 2009, only one of the circuit courts was majority Democrat.

“His picks were undeniably very liberal, very friendly to his approach toward the administrative state, particularly in an administration that was trying to find ways of doing business that didn’t involve having to get the approval of the elected branch,” Ms. Severino said. “He used the administrative state very aggressively, and I think that was why the D.C. Circuit was such a big priority for him.”

University of Richmond law school professor Carl Tobias said Mr. Obama’s influence on the D.C. Circuit Court will be “one of the most important legacies he has.” Judge Pillard, at age 55, is the oldest of the four Obama appointees on that court.

“That’s the second most important court in the country,” Mr. Tobias said. “The cases it gets are so critical, regulatory cases with huge stakes for industry and for people. Also, it’s a springboard for the Supreme Court.”

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California man fights DUI charge for driving under influence of caffeine

'There are no studies that demonstrate that driving is impaired by caffeine, because no one cares about caffeine,’ said a forensic toxicologist. Photograph: Dimitri Vervitsiotis/Getty Images
‘There are no studies that demonstrate that driving is impaired by caffeine, because no one cares about caffeine,’ said a forensic toxicologist. Photograph: Dimitri Vervitsiotis/Getty Images

The 36-year-old union glazier was given a breathalyzer test which showed a 0.00% blood alcohol level, his attorney said.

Caffeine may be the “nootropic” brain drug of choice in Silicon Valley, but an hour’s drive north in Solano County, California, the stimulant could get you charged with driving under the influence.

That is according to defense attorney Stacey Barrett, speaking on behalf of her client, Joseph Schwab.

After being pulled over on 5 August 2015, Schwab was charged by the Solano County district attorney with misdemeanor driving under the influence of a drug.

Almost 18 months later, Schwab is preparing to go to trial. The only evidence the DA has provided of his intoxication is a blood test showing the presence of caffeine.

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