Archive for January 14th, 2010

Mandatory sentencing. Three strikes and you’re out. For-profit prisons. It’s easy to see where this sort of thing could lead. Hey, if organ harvesting for profit is good for China, why not the U.S.?

(CNSNews.com) – Cass Sunstein, President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), has advocated a policy under which the government would “presume” someone has consented to having his or her organs removed for transplantation into someone else when they die unless that person has explicitly indicated that his or her organs should not be taken.

Under such a policy, hospitals would harvest organs from people who never gave permission for this to be done.

Read more at CNS News.

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Your tax dollars at work: Federal agents infiltrating groups operating in the Land of the Formerly Free in order to undermine them. Any group that questions the official government line could be a target.

In a 2008 academic paper, President Barack Obama’s appointee to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs advocated “cognitive infiltration” of groups that advocate “conspiracy theories” like the ones surrounding 9/11.

Cass Sunstein, a Harvard law professor, co-wrote an academic article entitled “Conspiracy Theories: Causes and Cures,” in which he argued that the government should stealthily infiltrate groups that pose alternative theories on historical events via “chat rooms, online social networks, or even real-space groups and attempt to undermine” those groups.

Read more at Raw Story.

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