Daily Archives: November 30, 2010

Just doing their jobs? Psychology of TSA employees mirrors that of Nazi war criminals

(NaturalNews) Some apologists are now attempting to defend the lewd, obscene behavior of TSA agents by claiming “they’re just doing their jobs.” This is the exact same quote that was used by Nazi war criminals to justify their treatment of Jewish concentration camp prisoners; or by Japanese soldiers who raped and pillaged Chinese villages in World War II; or even by government hit men throughout history who have killed innocents because their bosses told them to.

“I’m just doing my job” is the excuse of the weak-minded. It is a desperate attempt to shift responsibility for one’s actions to someone else and therefore take on the actions of a mindless, immoral automaton who is incapable of independent thought. Throughout history, countless atrocities and war crimes have been conducted under the excuse of “I’m just doing my job.” To hear it now cited in the United States of America is a worrisome red flag that we are headed into an era where rational thought is being overrun by fear mongering idiots.

Tax Evader in Charge of Tax Cut Negotiations?

In remarks from the Old Executive Office Building on the heels of a meeting with Congressional leaders, President Obama announced that he has dispatched Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and OMB Director Jack Lew to lead negotiations with both parties on a potential tax cut compromise.

Obama said the meeting revealed a “broad agreement” among Republicans and Democrats about the need to stop middle-class tax hikes before the end of year, but that the sides still disagree on extending current rates for higher-earners, which the president called “unwise.”

Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/politics/2010/11/30/tax-evader-charge-tax-cut-negotiations#ixzz16oGpCFlf

Author on Fox News: Obama’s Grandmother Said Barack was born in Mombasa, Kenya

Courts: Using another’s SSN not a crime

MSNBC

Is using a forged Social Security Number — but your own name — to obtain employment or buy a car an identity theft crime? Lately, U.S. courts are saying it’s not.

The most recent judicial body to take on the issue, the Colorado Supreme Court, ruled last month that a man who used his real name but someone else’s Social Security number to obtain a car loan was not guilty of “criminal impersonation,” overturning convictions by lower courts.

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Senate passes sweeping food safety bill

Washington Post

 

The Senate on Tuesday approved the biggest overhaul to the nation’s food safety laws since the 1930s. The 73-to-25 vote gives vast new authorities to the Food and Drug Administration, places new responsibilities on farmers and food companies to prevent contamination, and — for the first time – sets safety standards for imported foods, a growing part of the American diet.

The legislation follows a spate of national outbreaks of food poisoning involving products as varied as eggs, peanuts and spinach in which thousands of people were sickened and more than a dozen died.

The measure passed with support from Democrats and Republicans, one of the few pieces of legislation to bridge differences in an otherwise sharply divided body. The House approved a more stringent version of the bill more than a year ago.

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