Friday, November 30, 2012

Support the Udall amendment

From Demand Progress:

NDAA Vote TODAY or TOMORROW: Tell Senate to end indefinite detention

UPDATE: The timeline on this is tortuous, but the vote could still take place TODAY. We have adjusted the email text that will be sent to the Senate (by those who take action Thursday afternoon and beyond) to specifically reflect support for Senator Udall's amendment, out of concern that other amendments that purport to address indefinite detention are too narrow.

In addition to using the form at right to email the Senate, please use the new social media tools we've built to help us win this fight.

ORIGINAL: The 2012 National Defense Authorization Act allows the United States military to detain civilians indefinitely and without charge or trial -- even American citizens. Help us reverse this travesty of justice by adding your name at right.

The Senate is taking up the 2013 NDAA THURSDAY. Several senators are poised to put forth amendments to revoke or narrow the indefinite detention powers that we've been fighting so hard over the last year.

Demand Progress members have sent hundreds of thousands of emails to Congress and have helped fund the courageous lawsuit by Chris Hedges et al -- which recently spurred a federal judge to rule that indefinite detention is unconstitutional.

We are specifically supporting Senator Udall's amendment, which is preferable to others for reasons outlined in the above-linked article.

Earlier this year we helped push an anti-indefinite detention amendment to the House's version of the NDAA to the brink of passage. The Senate is friendly turf for us: We have a real chance of winning this fight.

Please email the Senate in front of its critical vote -- it could happen this week.

Next, please use the new social media tools we've built to help us win this fight.


Source:click here to sign the petition.

Sounds great to me. If this is the lessor of the two evils then support it. Scrapping indefinite detention would be the best but they won't do that so the Udall amendment is the next best thing.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Obama wants to lock you up



NDAA Vote This Week: Tell Senate to end indefinite detention

The 2012 National Defense Authorization Act allows the United States military to detain civilians indefinitely and without charge or trial -- even American citizens. Help us reverse this travesty of justice by adding your name at right.

The Senate is taking up the 2013 NDAA this week. Several senators are poised to put forth amendments to revoke or narrow the indefinite detention powers that we've been fighting so hard over the last year.

Demand Progress members have sent hundreds of thousands of emails to Congress and have helped fund the courageous lawsuit by Chris Hedges et al -- which recently spurred a federal judge to rule that indefinite detention is unconstitutional.

Because there are several amendments in play, our ask is broad and simple: Please urge your Senators to support any and all amendments to revoke or narrow indefinite detention powers.

Earlier this year we helped push an anti-indefinite detention amendment to the House's version of the NDAA to the brink of passage. The Senate is friendly turf for us: We have a real chance of winning this fight.

Please email the Senate in front of its critical vote -- it could happen this week.


Source:click here to sign the petition

Sounds like a good cause to me. I'm not a big fan of being locked up especially if I didn't do anything to cause my incarceration. If you feel the same way then sign this petition to safeguard our rights. It beats lockup so sign the petition today.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Updating the Electronic Communications Privacy Act

This Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee is considering an update to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act to ensure our email and online data finally receive the same privacy protections from government access as postal mail and phone calls.

However, Sen. Grassley of Iowa is pushing a terrible amendment to allow government agencies to read our email without a warrant. This would make our privacy situation WORSE, not better. Grassley’s amendment would give government agencies like the SEC and IRS even more access to our emails and private data.

To oppose Grassley's amendment click here and sign the petition.

These are the Senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee:

ALABAMA: Jeff Sessions - (202) 224-4124
ARIZONA: Jon Kyl - (202) 224-4521
CALIFORNIA: Dianne Feinstein - (202) 224-3841
CONNECTICUT: Richard Blumenthal - (202) 224-2823
DELAWARE: Christopher A. Coons - (202) 224-5042
ILLINOIS: Dick Durbin - (202) 224-2152
IOWA: Chuck Grassley - (202) 224-3744
MINNESOTA: Amy Klobuchar - (202) 224-3244
MINNESOTA: Al Franken - (202) 224-5641
NEW YORK: Chuck Schumer - (202) 224-6542
OKLAHOMA: Tom Coburn - (202) 224-5754
RHODE ISLAND: Sheldon Whitehouse - (202) 224-2921
SOUTH CAROLINA: Lindsey Graham - (202) 224-5972
TEXAS: John Cornyn - (202) 224-2934
UTAH: Michael S. Lee - (202) 224-5444
UTAH: Orrin Hatch - (202) 224-5251
WISCONSIN: Herb Kohl - (202) 224-5653

If your Senator is not on the above list you can call or email Senator Chuck Grassley and tell him why you're not a big fan of his amendment. If you Senator is on the list call or email your Senator right away. Time is running out.

UPDATE: I heard a few Senators are teetering on this,Senator Dianne Feinstein is one of them whether you live in California or not you can reach her at the phone number above or you can email her here. We need everyone of these Senators on board with this. Any Senator wavering can be disastrous that is why we need a "yes" vote on this bill to safeguard the internet.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Indefinite detention and how to fight it

From Campaign For Liberty:

Your liberties are once again hanging by a thread. As little as five votes, in fact.

Next week, the lame-duck U.S. Senate will take up the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

And the statists will do virtually anything to keep the power to lock up American citizens at will and throw them in prison forever without so much as a trial - effectively GUTTING the Sixth Amendment in the process.

The good news is Senator Rand Paul is offering an amendment to prevent the indefinite detention of American citizens and reaffirm the Sixth Amendment.

Last time he tried a similar effort, it only failed by five votes, and you and I had very little time to mobilize against this outrageous assault on our liberties.

That's why I'm hopeful with your IMMEDIATE action today, we can DEFEAT the indefinite detention provision of the NDAA.

So won't you please agree to call your senators IMMEDIATELY?

Tell them to REJECT the indefinite detention of American citizens and vote against any defense authorization bill that includes such an abuse of power.

Demand they support Senator Rand Paul's amendment upholding our rights.

You can reach them at the numbers I've provided for you below.

Find your senators

Of course, time is running out, so your action today is absolutely critical.

This outrageous assault on our remaining liberties isn't something out of Fidel Castro's Communist Cuba.

This is something statists in our federal government are doing!

What freedoms won't they take from us?

What constitutional liberties will they not crush as the statists' national security state continually expands to fit a bunch of bureaucrats' idea of "safety"?

You and I can't let this happen. You and I MUST fight back.

So please call your U.S. senators IMMEDIATELY.

In Liberty,

John Tate
President

P.S. Next week, the U.S. Senate will take up the NDAA, and Senator Rand Paul will be fighting to prevent the federal government from locking up American citizens and throwing away the key without even so much as a trial.

So please call your senators TODAY and demand they reject the indefinite detention of American citizens and vote against any defense authorization bill that includes language allowing this abuse of power.

Urge them to support Senator Paul's amendment to uphold our rights.

Please act TODAY!


If the statists plans sicken you then contact your senators by email and/or phone and let them know to support Senator Rand Paul's amendment to protect the 6th Amendment. The statists know their time is ending and they are in desperation mode. The 113th Congress is going to have a lot more pro-liberty/anti-statists people coming in and the statists know it that is why it is "now or never" for them. We've got to make sure it is "never" for them to implement the dictatorship they wish to put us all under. Like I said if you value liberty contact your senators right away.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Tell congress not to spy on its citizens

From Demand Progress:

G-Men: If you want to read my email, come back with a warrant.

There's a key vote next week: If you don't want the government to be able to read your emails without a warrant, please add your name at right.

The current dynamic is all over the place -- sometimes the government can read your emails without warrants, sometimes it can't (details on that at bottom).

Next week the Senate Judiciary Committee will be taking up amendments that could vastly improve the situation. But some members of the committee are doing law enforcement's bidding and might try to give the spooks even easier access to our emails.

It's a good moment for this push, as General Petraeus email scandal has revealed the astonishing degree of access the government has to our emails and personal information.

Plainly put: The FBI gained warrantless access to a series of email accounts, and took down one of the figures most respected by the political establishment and the mainstream media. They can absolutely do the same thing to any last one of us.

Join us as we urge the Senate to protect us from undue government access to our emails: Tell them to come back with a warrant.


Source:click here to sign the petition.

If you find the idea of the government spying on you appalling then by all means sign the petition. If you find that warrantless searches to be unacceptable then please sign the petition. If you value the 4th Amendment then sign the petition.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

What happened-a more in depth look

There has been a lot of finger pointing because of Romney's loss to Obama and a lot of things have gone through my mind as well. Did a lot of people feel that Romney thought he could buy the election? There was a lot voter fraud on the Republican's part with a lot of Ron Paul supporters being denied their voice because their votes were voided. Other stories of ballots disappearing on the road between the polling places and the governmental agencies in charge of their counting and safekeeping. Even the Republican friendly anchors at FOX were at a loss for words to describe what happened. After that the shabby treatment heaped upon Ron Paul and his supporters from the delegations to the RNC where Ron Paul supporters were denied seats. Also let's not forget That Ron Paul himself suggested that there may be illegal tactics employed here:click for video or about how Mitt Romney threatened to have Ron Paul arrested a move that did not endear him to the R3VOLUTION. Reince Prebius had no problem making sure Romney was "the candidate" from the get go. The RNC coddled Romney just as much as they marginalized Ron Paul. After forcing Ron Paul from the being the Republican nominee for president Romney thought he was going to win the White House,even Dick Morris' statistics showed that Romney was going to be handed the presidency on a silver platter,along with Karl Rove's and Charles Krauthammer's predictions. Yet Romney lost. Obama has been labeled the worst president of the United States ever. A president that not only tanked the American economy by not allowing the Keystone pipeline to come through or by not allowing oil drilling off our shores. A president that was did nothing for a long time during the BP oil leak,which was the worst oil leak in history. Yet Romney still lost. A president that has made American prestige diminish worldwide. It got so bad that our ambassador to Libya and 3 other men,one a Navy SEAL,lost their lives defending the U.S. Embassy in Benngazzi from Al Qaeda attack. Our ambassador's corpse was paraded through the streets of Benngazzi and sodomized. Where was Obama? He was in Las Vegas appearing with Hollywood celebrities fundraising. (I've got to give it to him: for what he lacks in governing he more than makes up for it in campaigning.) So let's add this up: we have 4 dead men,one an ambassador,the muslim middle east is one big burning American flag and Obama goes hangs out with his Hollywood pals. A do-nothing president in the strongest sense. Yet Romney is the one who loses the election. A president that presides over the worst unemployment record in history. A president that earned the nickname "the food stamp president" because more people are on food stamps under his administration than under Bush's. A president that bailed out his wall street and banking cronies at the expense of the people. A lot of the American people remember these banks. They are the same banks that foreclosed on them because they were unable to pay due to the fucked up economy. Yet Romney loses the election. When Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast Obama made sure he got a photo of him with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and left. Romney was there too and from what I heard he stayed there longer than Obama. Yet Romney loses the election. Obama can contact Senator Harry Reid and tell him to stop sitting on the bills that will lower the unemployment rate and get the economy working again. Obama won't do that and the economy suffers along with the people. Yet Romney loses the election. In West Virginia an incarcerated man won the Democratic nominee for president over Obama. In the days prior to the election there were rumors that Obama would lose to a ham sandwich because his record was so bad. Apparently an incarcerated man would have been preferred over Romney. Perhaps it was that way because the way it was most likely perceived that the incarcerated man was paying off his debt to society while the likes of Romney get away with it. As far as Romney goes the Democrats treated him like a ham sandwich and had him for dinner.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

They've come to silence the Donald

Donald Trump


Some left wing group out there is getting its panties in a bunch over Donald Trump and his opinions about Obama. They are droning on about how this is unfair of him to question our anointed leader and say other things that piss the PC assholes off. He dares to say things they don't like. The group circulating the petition,Signon.org,had this to say about Trump as he is accused of the following:

  • Long engaged in sexist behavior. Trump has a long record of personally attacking women he disagrees by calling them “unattractive,” ugly or fat. He once sent a target a personal note telling her that she has the “face of a dog.” Not even his own daughter is immune to Trump’s sexism. While referring to his daughter, Trump observed: “She does have a very nice figure…if [she] weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”

  • Perpetuated the racially charged birther conspiracy, repeatedly arguing that President Obama has been lying and was not born in the United States.”

  • Source:click here

    I never realized that attacking a president was the same as a KKK lynching or that being honest about women was similar to placing an yoke of slavery upon them. This is utter crap. If we are going address this then let's address it realistically. ATTN: The Left: you may be in big trouble because now you've fucked with the Donald. The Donald's fortune is superior to most men's which means that the Donald has the means to stand up at the gates of hell Signon and its supporters. How many female comedians demean men and get away with it? How many non-white comedians demonize white people and get away with it? A lot do. You lefties would get your panties in a wad if the right did this to you. Freedom Of Speech is for everyone,not just people who agree with you.