Monthly Archives: February 2013

US and Canada: Citizenship, terrorism and linking the two

The following comment appeared at the MapleSandbox blog last week:

Citizenship and terrorism is making news both in Canada and US right now.

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Membership has its privileges!

Brilliant tweet referencing brilliant article. Highly recommended!

Some other tweets capturing the reality of U.S. citizenship:


U.S. government memo lays out legal case for deadly drone strikes against American citizens


It isn’t what we don’t know that gives us trouble, it’s what we know that ain’t so. Will Rogers

The Obama administration is giving the world more reason why no sovereign nation should allow a U.S. citizen inside its borders. A drone attack on that U.S. citizen will be an attack on that country!

Pete Yost of the Associated Press reports that:

An internal Justice Department memo says it is legal for the government to kill U.S. citizens abroad if it believes they are senior al-Qaeda leaders continually engaged in operations aimed at killing Americans.

The document, reported Monday by NBC News, provides a legal rationale behind the Obama administration’s use of drone strikes against al-Qaeda suspects.

The 16-page document says it is lawful to target al-Qaeda linked U.S. citizens if they pose an “imminent” threat of violent attack against Americans, and that delaying action against such people would create an unacceptably high risk. Such circumstances may necessitate expanding the concept of imminent threat, the memo says.

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#FATCA wreaking havoc on the economies of other nations

Almost all people (“Homelander Elite Corp” members excepted)  agree that FATCA is bad.

To be specfiic:

Everybody understands that FATCA is damaging to U.S. persons abroad.

Some understand that FATCA will result in GATCA which will damage the economy of the Homeland.

Few understand how FATCA is damaging the economies of other sovereign nations.

I came across this interesting post at the Isaac Brock Society:

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