Bigger, Badder NDAA 2014 Quietly Passed the House and Senate – and It Is On the Way to Obama’s Desk

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While everyone is distracted with the holiday festivities, Congress has been hard at work, screwing us over in the name of national security.

Yesterday the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act was fast-tracked through the Senate, with no time for discussion or amendments.  And you know, its Christmastime, so they just passed it so that they could recess for the holidays. The new version of the NDAA has already been quietly passed by the House of Representatives.

It authorizes massive spending, including $527 billion in base defense spending for the current fiscal year, funding for the war in Afghanistan, and funding for nuclear weapons programs.

The indefinite detention allowed by the original NDAA is still here, and it’s actually worse now, because there are provisions that will make it easier for the government to target those who disagree.  Section 1071 outlines the creation of the “Conflict Records Research Center”, where the unconstitutionally obtained information that the NSA has collected is compiled and shared with the Department of Defense.  The information, called in the wording  “captured records,” can be anything from your phone records, emails, browsing history or posts on social media sites.

The New American reports in detail on the expansion of powers:

For two years, the NDAA included provisions that purported to authorize the president of the United States to deploy the U.S. military to apprehend and indefinitely detain any person (including an American citizen) who he believes “represent[s] an enduring security threat to the United States.”

Such an immense grant of power is not only unconscionable, but unconstitutional, as well.

Regardless of promises to the contrary made every year since 2011 by President Obama, the language of the NDAA places every citizen of the United States within the universe of potential “covered persons.” Any American could one day find himself or herself branded a “belligerent” and thus subject to the complete confiscation of his or her constitutional civil liberties and to nearly never-ending incarceration in a military prison.

Finally, there is in the NDAA for 2014 a frightening fusion of the federal government’s constant surveillance of innocent Americans and the assistance it will give to justifying the indefinite detention of anyone labeled an enemy of the regime.

Section 1071 of the version of the 2014 NDAA approved by the House and Senate committees this week expands on the scope of surveillance established by the Patriot Act and the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF).

Section 1071(a) authorizes the secretary of defense to “establish a center to be known as the ‘Conflict Records Research Center.’” According to the text of the latest version of the NDAA, the center’s task would be to compile a “digital research database including translations and to facilitate research and analysis of records captured from countries, organizations, and individuals, now or once hostile to the United States.”

In order to accomplish the center’s purpose, the secretary of defense will create an information exchange in cooperation with the director of national intelligence.

Key to the functioning of this information exchange will be the collection of “captured records.” Section 1071(g)(1), defines a captured record as “a document, audio file, video file, or other material captured during combat operations from countries, organizations, or individuals, now or once hostile to the United States.”

When read in conjunction with the provision of the AUMF that left the War on Terror open-ended and the prior NDAAs’ classification of the United States as a battleground in that unconstitutional war, and you’ve got a powerful combination that can knock out the entire Bill of Rights.

Finally, when all the foregoing is couched within the context of the revelations regarding the dragnet surveillance programs of the NSA, it becomes evident that anyone’s phone records, e-mail messages, browsing history, text messages, and social media posts could qualify as a “captured record.”

After being seized by the NSA (or some other federal surveillance apparatus), the materials would be processed by the Conflict Records Research Center created by this bill. This center’s massive database of electronic information and its collaboration with the NSA converts the United States into a constantly monitored holding cell and all its citizens and residents into suspects. All, of course, in the name of the security of the homeland. (source)

One thing that was omitted is the amendment on the prosecution of sexual assaults in the military.  So, we can all be locked up indefinitely for crimes that haven’t been proven, but they don’t care so much if military members continue to rape other military members.

The final compromise, fashioned by the leaders of the House and Senate Armed Services committees, leaves out Democratic language that would have eased restrictions on transferring Gitmo detainees to the United States — a provision that would have helped the administration achieve its goal of shuttering the facility.

It also does not include a controversial amendment by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to remove decisions about prosecuting sexual assault from the military chain of command. The New York Democrat says she’s secured a commitment from Reid to bring her proposal to the floor as a stand-alone measure next year. Although she may get her vote, the legislation is not expected to survive in the Republican-controlled House.

Thursday’s defense bill also sidesteps the debate over Iran. Senators who wanted to offer amendments imposing tougher sanctions were blocked because of the bill’s fast-track process, which supporters said was necessary to get it finished before the end of the year. So Iran sanction hawks’ efforts will have to wait until next year. Movement now toward stricter sanctions, the White House has warned, would undermine its ongoing negotiations to curb Iran’s nuclear program.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) suggested Reid had fast-tracked the defense bill because he “can’t stomach” a politically uncomfortable Iran vote. (source)

If you’re wondering who this year’s enemies of the Constitution are, here is the roll call from the Senate yesterday.

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source: Activist Post

Unsurprisingly, there is little hope that President Obama will fail to sign this into law.

Under the new and “improved” NDAA, I’m a belligerent for writing this, and you’re a belligerent for reading this.  God help you if you email someone about it or share it on Facebook. We’re all going to be busted as belligerents under this one.

See you at Gitmo or the FEMA camps!

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  • MosinppK

    “lawmakers” no longer have the authority to make new laws.

    They do not represent the people

    It is our duty to remove them

    • Daniel Vincent Kelley

      They’re not “making laws” anyhow. Laws exist naturally. It’s impossible to “make a law” by writ. If your writ describes a law and that law is conducive of liberty and justice toward securing peace and thus wide ranging security, then you have done well. If your writ is antithetical to justice and liberty and by attempting to force your hand on the lives of others you brew chaos, angst and war, then you will be fed to worms and that feast for worms celebrated by people for centuries.

  • ENFP

    Every one of those voting yea need to be voted out of office!

    • Ricky Ross

      Voting still works?

      The longer that you keep believing that, the more time these control freaks have to keep building up their prison planet control grid!

      The NWO took over the Federal Reserve 100 years ago and have been designing their plans for longer than that…please do not believe that they have come this far just to potentially have it all destroyed by their very enemies, we the people, via voting!

      Voting is simply a part of their production of theater used for distracting the masses, while they continue on with their plans…

      Stop falling for it!

      • Cracker122049

        Voting is a complete and total waste of time because its corrupted just like everything else.There are those that choose to think otherwise and will never admit to what is really happening here.Then there are the others that do see it and the same government view them as potential terrorist because they are not blind!

        • Ricky Ross

          VOTING == Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results…

          Albert Einstein labeled this activity as >>> INSANITY!

          Americans sure are an insane bunch of folks!!!

          • Cracker122049

            Ricky for sure its not looking good with all the crazies still falling for the BS!

          • Ricky Ross

            They can not even help themselves. It is all psychology…it is the “team” mentality at work.

            The Republicrats and the Democans are presented to the people as “sides” or teams.

            Just like all of our society…there always has to be “2” main choices…

            >>> Walgreens/CVS

            >>> Ford/Chevy

            >>> Lowes/Menards

            >>> Shell/BP

            >>> Goodyear/Michelin

            >>> JCPenney/Carson Pirie Scott

            >>> Burger King/McDonald’s

            …etc, etc, etc, the names may change from city to city, but usually for every corporation/”team”, there is a “rival”.

            This is all a mentality that is engrained in Americans >>> it is known as Brand Loyalty and it works the same in politics!

          • kc1964

            not an AE quote.

          • Ricky Ross

            You are wrong and need to do your research before coming in to a public forum and making false statements!

            What you should do when attempting to discredit someone, is to provide proof of your claims instead of just making statements…

      • sevensins

        The system has been compromised for a long, long time.

    • Eileen Kuch

      Vote them out, you say? Too late for that. The elections have been rigged for years, especially when the formerly named Diebold electronic machines replaced those operated with a lever; and, guess what; these machines haven’t been eliminated they’ve spread.

    • Daniel Vincent Kelley

      Fat chance, the elections are rigged. Voting is no solution, until everybody comes out into the city square and volunteers to nab these traitors and put justice to them at the risk of their very lives. Until then, no vote truly matters.

  • Freespirit

    Do you have Gold,Silver,Organic non-GMO seeds and FARM LAND ,OUTSIDE the U.S. yet??

    I estimate by next year some time it may be too late.

  • Nameless App 1989

    Rockefeller attached CISPA to the NDAA, it it will be law too!

  • sambacomet is the official website of congress,and includes detailed records of all legislation, inc. sponsors, text,history ,amendments ,votes etc.

  • Jason

    Do you have a list of those voting for cloture and allowing the vote so quickly????? Pretty important and I can’t find it..

    • freewill2

      gov track . us /congress /bills

  • jim_robert

    Hopefully, they will pass it/sign off on it late Christmas eve when no one is watching, like all these other legislations. Would be a fitting star on the vile crown of of Dirty Harry Reid.

  • myfordtruck

    also after removing these Traitors from office we need to make sure this does not happen again by setting strong term limits

    • freewill2

      They don’t have to spend any of their own money, They gave themselves a lucrative retirement package, available in only 6 years (1 term Senator or three term Rep.) They gave themselves their own special tax break, And a 165 dollar a day perdium(The only thing they spend their own money on is Cocain).It goes on and on. Stop all this and cut their pay 50% and they’ll give their self a term limit!

      • myfordtruck

        they need to be paid for the time they are working not doing everything else

        • freewill2

          One of the problems is… They spend to much time in session. I’d be satisfied with 45 days!

      • Daniel Vincent Kelley

        50% pay cut? Nah. Visit to the gallows. That’s how this ends. Until a generation see’s the real consequences of their murderous insanity, they can be replaced. To halt this permanently, globally, REAL HISTORY education needs to be mandatory. Most of these vicious turds had an inglorious end, fed arsenic until stroke or amoebic dysentery deadly diarrhea or maggots eating their dick in their final days… this breed of heartless money loving murderous whore clown has a way of dieing ugly. If everybody was taught that, shown how many times over and over again it happened, people would do better than to keep up this nonsense.

        • freewill2

          the gallows only if they took an innocent life. no torture, even to our worst enemy. we should sentence them to living on 2000 bucks a month, or even 1500,

    • Ricky Ross

      Might want to consider making bribery illegal too. So long as corporations can bribe politicians with their lobbyist, the parasites in D.C. and the state houses across this country will never care about what the people think/want/need.

      • Daniel Vincent Kelley

        It’s already illegal, we just need a body of volunteers large enough, gun armed, armored and determined to impose justice.

  • freewill2

    Don’t forget Prescott Bush, G Dubya’s Grandpa.

  • David Cook

    I wanted to see for myself the resolution that the picture was depicting and what I found had nothing to do with the NDAA…
    It was about issueing a medal of honor…
    Correct me if I am wrong but the page I am referencing matches the URL exactly and so do the votes and voters..
    So this article is misleading people on the votes and said voters of the topic in which it is discussing?

  • Strudelhouse

    If God cared, he’d have stepped in long ago.

    • Ricky Ross

      If America still cared for God, this would not be happening right now.

      • Doug Hamilton

        God has had eternity to get things on the right track……so far, results not impressive.

        • Callengreen

          We refused His government long ago in the garden. History and our present dilemma is the consequence.

        • Ricky Ross

          You seem to have things backwards!

          Man has free will and has had thousands of years to get things on the right track…so far, results not impressive.

          There, I fixed it for you…

          Merry CHRISTmas!

          • kc1964

            Happy Winter Solstice…a gift to your fellow human would be quit believing in false Gawd(s), deity du jour, and or a Sky Daddy, or HayZeus.

    • Stupid People Hater

      God cares, but he has a certain time frame and when his time frame has been reached to the point that there are no more wheat amongst the weeds, then he will send his son in to clean house down here. But right now there is a separating work being done. It involves Those who want to change their lives to live in harmony with God’s rules, and those who don’t as well as those who refuse to acknowledge him and his authority. He is merciful in the fact that he gives all of us the chance to change, but make no mistake… he will not allow this to go on much longer.

  • BillyJoeBob CarsOnBlocks

    Who cares? You voted them in. It is just a corporation changing some by-laws, Nothing, at all, to do with the Constitution FOR the united states of America. Settle down kids. Obongo is just a CEO of USA INC. It’s all crap. Even the so-called Supreme Court are just a bunch of misfits appointed by this ceo, none of their ruling mean jack.

  • hadati

    Good God, how did we get to this point?
    The time for revolution is here and now.
    When senators or reps who have sworn an oath to defend the Constitution then turn around and vote for plainly unconstitutional laws, it is our duty to remove them.

  • trigon400

    It’s a good thing that whenever a new creepy law like the NDAA arrives that millions more Americans buy military pattern rifles & ammo.
    There is simply no way that an effective tyranny can be implanted upon America as long as so many have so many guns.
    Now, go buy 5 times the ammo that you think is sufficient.

  • Douglas Hayse

    Ndaa plus the Patriot act = a dictatorship
    We have lost all rights.

  • batmanroxus

    The stupid politicians will be the first to go…

  • Ricky Ross

    Man, that sure was perfect “timing” for the Duck Dynasty controversy. Mass distractions always work in the governments favor…

    They are applying the Rules For Radicals! Obama, Hilliary and several other politicians have lauded Saul Alinsky in their speeches. Hilliary wrote her college Thesis on Alinsky’s work. He wrote the book titled “Rules For Radicals”. In the book, there are 13 rules for radicals to use to achieve their goals. This charade of DISTRACTION with Duck Dynasty is no different then the rest of the made for TV distractions like George Zimmerman, Paula Dean, Casey Anthony, Jon Benoit Ramsey, OJ Simpson, etc, etc, etc…

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

    “We find that whole communities suddenly fix their minds upon one object and go mad in its pursuit; that millions of people become simultaneously impressed with one new delusion and run after it, till their attention is caught by some new folly more captivating than the first.

    …Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.”

    – Charles Mackay (Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, 1852)

  • usmcmailman

    I see that Traitor McCain and “Golden boy” Rubio voted Yea !

    • Cracker122049

      Rubio,another word for vetted shill politician!

  • Uncle_Meat

    Keep your faith in God and your powder dry. They’re coming for us. It will be their last mistake.

  • tefkarhos

    How many of those “Nay” votes, however, were because the damned thing didn’t go far enough? I doubt that most of them were trying to protect any freedom left in this country.

  • TenMegaton

    And Obama is surfing or some shit in Hawaii on our dime.

  • Alleged Comment

    Signing something treasonous is one thing. ENFORCING it is another, and OBEYING is the other.

    Let the traitors make all the fake laws they want. It means nothing to the rest of us.

    We NEVER OBEY TYRANTS. Works 100% of the time. Especially when we get rid of them.

  • colinjames71

    This vote was on a senate amendment to a house amendment to the NDAA.

    That link will take you to the bill’s ‘major action’ page from which you can further research what actions have been taken so far. But I’m sure, besides the final vote count, the story (but not the title) will be nearly 100% accurate at some date in the near future.

  • Eileen Kuch

    I agree; and, the latest one that just went through must be nullified ASAP. Barry Soetoro (aka Obama) just cannot wait to sign this one; he’ll most likely robo-sign it from Hawaii.

  • Mr Meow

    Great, one of my senators did not vote and the other said “Yea”. Well, thanks Florida.

  • Stupid People Hater … … … I wanted to see for myself the resolution that the picture was depicting and what I found had nothing to do with the NDAA…
    It was about issuing a medal of honor…
    Correct me if I am wrong but the page I am referencing matches the URL exactly and so do the votes and voters..
    So this article is misleading people on the votes and said voters of the topic in which it is discussing? << Some sleuth did his homework eh? You need to take this down, you're making a fool of yourself and everyone who reposts it.

    • Victoria

      I think you didn’t read the whole thing. here it is in it’s entirety. That little short version you have is just one piece of it. don’t know how you got it, went there and it was as you said, but it’s the WRONG piece. This article is correct. Do the read.

      • Stupid People Hater

        That documentation was from July 8th. and if people are going to print out stories they need to have accurate supporting documentation.

  • Robert Zraick

    Revolution is the only remedy. Start the fires of revolution in the voting booths if you must, but don’t expect it to work. The government is a tyranny and the system is broken. It can not be fixed from within.

    That time is long passed. Only the outside force of revolution will remove this corruption and allow the reconstitution of valid government.

    Start to value freedom or live as slaves.

  • Time to do the Iceland shuffle!

  • Marie

    Shame on you! Report truth, do your homework, and don’t use untruths as scare tactics! I have looked into this and from what I am finding it appears that it’s been taken out of context (not to say that it isn’t dangerous) but it appears that the ‘vote’ picture used as evidence comes from here which is misleading to say the least. which is not about NDAA at all but rather 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. )

    It also appears that the NDAA vote actually passed the House of Representatives June 14, 2013 and placed on the Senate calendar July 8, 2013 according to and further information shows that it has not passed the Senate and is therefore, not on the way to the President’s desk according to also there is a PROGNOSIS of only a 54% chance of this bill actually being enacted.

    I am all for sharing information and speaking out on what I believe to be truth but there seems to be some problems with the reporting of correct information unless I am missing something. However, that being said I do believe that the government is against us, not for us and that it is only a matter of time before we have no liberties at all, but I think we need to be careful and present truth in its purest form so as not to mislead however unintentional it may be.

  • dave mustaine

    it is the law.