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Sunday, June 24, 2012
The LuLac Edition #2101, June 24th, 2012
Dan McGrogan and John Diliberto protest the NDAA act signed by the President and voted on by Lou Barletta.
If you saw a couple of signs this past weekend near the VA Hospital, this is what it was about. The two sign carriers were protesting Lou Barletta’ and his vote on NDAA.
The Act authorizes $662 billion funding, among other things "for the defense of the United States and its interests abroad." In a signing statement, President Obama described the Act as addressing national security programs, Department of Defense health care costs, counter-terrorism within the U.S. and abroad, and military modernization. The Act also imposes new economic sanctions against Iran (section 1045), commissions appraisals of the military capabilities of countries such as Iran, China, and Russia, and refocuses the strategic goals of NATO towards "energy security."
The most controversial provisions to receive wide attention are contained in Title X, Subtitle D, entitled "Counter-Terrorism." In particular, sub-sections 1021 and 1022, which deal with detention of persons the government suspects of involvement in terrorism, have generated controversy as to their legal meaning and their potential implications for abuse of Presidential authority. Although the White House and Senate sponsors maintain that the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) already grants presidential authority for indefinite detention, the Act states that Congress "affirms" this authority and makes specific provisions as to the exercise of that authority. The detention provisions of the Act have received critical attention by, among others, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, and some media sources which are concerned about the scope of the President's authority, including contentions that those whom they claim may be held indefinitely could include U.S. citizens arrested on American soil, including arrests by members of the Armed Forces.
The duo also had a Ron Paul for President sign. I’m not sure how much awareness these two made this weekend for the issue but it was a nice day to get their message out. And LuLac was on the scene.
DIAMOND CITY GETS RECOGNITION
The local skating club got mentioned in Skating Magazine!!! SKATING with the local stars got its members and organization in the skating spotlight!!! And as they say in the infomercials,”Wait, there’s more!” The club will also be having their skating show: " Our friend Karel Zubris reports that “ Vacation on Ice" at the Ice Rink will happen at Coal Street Park. The Date: June 30th. June 30th. The Diamond City Figure Skating Club along with The Ice Rink at Coal Street will host the show that will feature guest skaters, special guests, and the Learn to Skate Program.
This event is a fundraiser as well to help pay for the ice time so your support is appreciated. Admission is only $5 For adults, $3 for children and kids under 6 free.
For more information regarding the show, the Ice Rink at Coal Street, or the Diamond City Figure Skating Club Visit www.coalstreeticerink.com or www.diamondcityfigureskatingclub.com or call the rink at
State Representative candidate Aaron Kaufer is announcing an economic plan this Tuesday. Called
Called PA FIRST, it is a program designed for Achieving Future Investments by Reforming State Taxes.
He’ll explain it all to anyone who cares on Tuesday, 7PM June 26th at the Kingston American Legion. Kaufer is running against long time Representative Phyllis Mundy.
Location: Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Author of the book "A Radio Story/We Wish You Well In Your Future Endeavors" and "Leges Vitae" "26 Rules of Life" and the new novel, "Weather Or Knot". The blog editor also writes various news articles and columns as well as upcoming literary projects. The blog editor was a frequent guest on WYOU TV'S INTERACTIVE NEWSCASTS when political issues were discussed on the national, state and local level. Currently, Yonki is a weekly panelist on WYLN TV 35's Friday Topic A program. He also appears on the Hazleton, PA. stations Election Night coverage and does special projects and stories for WYLN TV 35's 10PM Newscast "Late Edition".