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Old 03-06-2013, 09:26 PM   #31
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Default Re: The BigAss 2nd term thread

Found this list of Obamas first term achievements on reddit, I expect more of the same in the second term.

Obama extends Patriot Act without reform - [1]

Obama sends more troops to Afghanistan (2009) - [2]

Obama signs NDAA 2011 (and 2012, and 2013) - [3]

Obama appeals the Federal Court decision that “indefinite detention” is unconstitutional - [4]

Obama uses his Presidential Drone “Kill List” to kill American cleric without trial -[5]

and his 16 year old son in a separate strike - [6]

Continues to approve drone strikes that kill thousands of innocent civilians including women and children in Pakistan, Yemen, and other countries that do not want the US intervening - [7]

Protects Bush’s war crimes as State Secrets - [8] [9] [10]

Waives sections of a law meant to prevent the recruitment of child soldiers in Africa in order to deepen military relationship with countries that have poor human rights records -[11]

Appointing Monsanto, GMO company with multiple unsafe practice violations, lobbyist to head the FDA - [12]

Continuing prohibition and Federal attacks on marijuana dispensaries that are legal pursuant with state law - [13]

Protects AG Holder from Congressional “Fast and Furious” gun walking investigations - [14]

Bringing no charges against bank executives that misused bailouts - [15]

Engaging in a war on whistleblowers - [16]

Grants immunity to CIA torturers - [17]

Quadrupling Bush's warrantless wiretapping program - [18]

Continuing military tribunals he vowed to end - [19]

Allowed innocent man to die at gitmo - [20]

Violating the War Powers Act of 1973 - [21]

Signed Anti-protest law - [22]

Deported more immigrants than any other president - [23]

Increasing Drug War budget - [24]

Defends raids on Amish raw milk farmers - [25]

Granting the FBI access to private electronic communication without warrant - [26]

Building an even more intrusive TSA - [27]

Says it’s legal to track individuals by pinpointing their cellphone without warrant - [28]

Renewing FISA and NSA’s unregulated spying and banking of all wireless communication - [29] [30]

Appeals SCOTUS ruling that warrantless installation of tracking devices on cars is unconstitutional - [31]

Nominates JP Morgan defense lawyer to head the SEC, the regulatory agency in charge of keeping Wall Street in line - [32]
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