Friday, May 27, 2016

Let's move Audit The Fed along

From Freedom Works:

Recently, Rep. Thomas Massie and House conservatives pushed Rep. Massie’s audit the Fed bill, HR 24, through committee. But now it’s sitting in the House, just waiting for a vote.

The Federal Reserve is one of the most powerful institutions in our country. It controls your money, from how much it’s worth to what you pay at the grocery store. But the Fed operates in complete secrecy. That’s right, it’s completely unaccountable for how it manipulates your money and the economy. That’s why it must be audited. Send a message to your congressman right now. Demand they stand with House conservatives and audit the Federal Reserve.

You deserve to know what the Fed does with your money. You deserve to know how the Fed’s messing with the economy. Contact your representative and tell them to audit the Fed today.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Bill Bratton blames drug violence in NYC on pot

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton on Sunday ripped states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use, saying pot is responsible for “the vast majority’’ of violence in the city.

“Here in New York, the violence we see associated with drugs, the vast majority of it, is around the issue of marijuana, which is ironic considering the explosion in use of heroin now in the city,” Bratton said Sunday on John Catsimatidis’s radio show.

“Interestingly enough, here in New York City most of the violence we see – violence around drug trafficking – is involving marijuana and I have to scratch my head as we are seeing many states wanting to legalize marijuana, and more liberalization of policies,” he said.

His comments came two years after Mayor de Blasio introduced an NYPD policy mandating that a person possessing less than 25 grams of marijuana get a ticket instead of being arrested, as long as they have ID and no outstanding warrants.


First of all the problems associated with marijuana are legal not medical. If New York State legalized marijuana the same as Colorado has they wouldn't have this problem. Take the criminality out of it take the problems out of it. But of course if they did that the cops could no longer make weed busts which pads their resumes. If Bratton is serious about safe streets in New York City then he better tell Albany to legalize it or allow medical marijuana or else nothing is going to change.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Congress tried to sneak through the Gay Bill Of Special Rights,don't let them get away with it

From Public Advocate:

I have terrifying news.

The radical Homosexual Lobby flaunted their strength in Congress yesterday.

What started as a quiet day in the U.S. House of Representatives ended with a bang.

And now Religious Liberty hangs in the balance.

It all started when Congressman Steve Russell (R-OK) proposed a simple amendment to the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Russell's amendment sought to overturn Obama's executive order from 2014 that stripped federal contractors of their Religious Liberty.

The amendment simply reinstated exemptions to "any religious corporation, religious association, religious educational institution, or religious society that is a recipient of or offeror for a Federal Government contract, subcontract, grant, purchase order or cooperative agreement."

But after the amendment passed quietly, the radical Homosexual Lobby sprung into action.

Openly homosexual Congressman, Sean Maloney (D-NY) proposed an amendment that would have overturned the pro-Religious Liberty legislation by incorporating aspects of the Gay Bill of Special Rights.

Despite eight minutes of arm-twisting and bullying by the radical Homosexual Lobby, their amendment failed by just one vote.

After the vote, scores of Congressmen declared their alliance to the radical Homosexual Lobby by shouting "Shame! Shame! Shame" in attempts to distort their colleagues who chose Religious Liberty over special interest.

While this is a small victory for Religious Liberty, it also just gave the radical Homosexual Lobby a new opportunity to ram through the entire Gay Bill of Special Rights.

You see, now they know they only need just one more vote to pass the Gay Bill of Special Rights in Congress.

Knowing they're just inches away from their crown jewel bill being passed, the radical Homosexual Lobby will be more aggressive than ever to pass this bill.

The Gay Bill of Special Rights will force every business -- even faith-based businesses -- to comply with the radical Homosexual Agenda.

These bills are usually filed under the guise of employee discrimination protection.

But don't let that fool you. The ramifications of this bill are dangerous and virtually never-ending.

Christian daycares could be forced to hire transsexuals.

Churches could be mandated to hire homosexual pastors or face legal threats.

Because this time they were able to get within inches of destroying Religious Liberty with very little effort...

... they know -- with more time -- they could pick off the last vote needed to pass it.

That's because the radical Homosexual Lobby is just one vote away from passing the Gay Bill of Special Rights in the U.S. House of Representatives.

And now, the radical Homosexual Lobby has joined forces with 60 major businesses such as Target, Nike and many more multi-billion dollar companies are now linking arms with radical homosexuals to pressure Congress to pass their extreme agenda.

That's why I hope you sign your petition right now and tell your Senators and Congressman that you are against the Gay Bill of Special Rights.

Introduced by homosexual Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) H.R. 3185 and S. 1858 will create a special employment status for homosexuals and transsexuals.

And this is the most aggressive version of this bill I've ever seen.

The liberal media even called it "historic" and "comprehensive."

Unless Public Advocate supporters take immediate action, this could go down in history as the end of Religious Liberty in America.

It's important you and I fight back right away.

Public Advocate has always been outspent yet has been very effective with a fraction of the funds compared to the vast resources of the homosexual lobby.

But now, Republicans like Senator Mark Kirk and Congressman Robert Dold are already betraying pro-Family Americans by joining the radical Homosexual Lobby in supporting the Gay Bill of Special Rights.

And House Speaker Paul Ryan also voted FOR the Gay Bill of Special Rights in 2007 (H.R. 3685) so we can't count on House leadership to kill the bill.

I'm afraid if I don't strike back immediately, more Republicans will seek praise from the radical Homosexual Lobby and access to their powerful backers.

Please don't let that happen.

After you sign your petition opposing the Gay Bill of Special Rights, please consider a generous donation of $15, $10 or $5 right away.

Your generous contribution will help me lead a resistance of thousands of pro-Family Americans against the Gay Bill of Special Rights.

For the Family,

President, Public Advocate of the United States

P.S. The radical Homosexual Lobby is just one vote away from passing the Gay Bill of Special Rights in the U.S. House of Representatives.

If I don't respond with opposition from thousands of united pro-Family Americans, I'm afraid the Homosexual Lobby will finally pass the bill in Congress this year.

That's why I need you to sign your petition opposing the Gay Bill of Special Rights, and consider a generous donation of $15, $10 or $5 right away to help me recruit thousands of pro-Family Americans against this threat.

Tell Congress to Vote against TPP

From Fight For The Future

We already know the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is not about trade, it’s about corruption and corporate control. And now we know more about its economic impact.

The TPP could be even more devastating than we thought. Tell Congress to vote no on this secret deal that opens the floodgates for Internet censorship!

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC), an obscure Federal agency that enthusiastically rubber-stamps destructive trade deals like NAFTA [1], just released its report projecting the economic effects of the TPP in the US. These bureaucrats almost always gives trade deals a 5 star review, but even they are not convinced by the TPP.

That shows just how bad the TPP really is. Even the government admits it. But corporations are pouring millions into lobbying. if we don’t speak out Congress will pass it anyway.

Email Congress to vote NO on TPP

So what did the USITC say about TPP?

The study indicates that in the TPP’s first fifteen years:
•The United States’ global trade deficit would actually increase by $21.7 billion;
•That there would be a decline in output for U.S. manufacturing, natural resources and energy of $10.8 billion [2]

TPP supporters have already started spinning pieces of this report to their advantage. Let’s make sure Congress isn’t fooled.

Through digital and intellectual property policies, the TPP would globalize the worst of US copyright law, limit freedom of expression, threaten internet security and privacy, and adopt harsh criminal sanctions that could be used against journalists and whistleblowers. [3]

Tell Congress: Bad for the internet, bad for the economy. Vote NO on TPP.

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[2] Citizens Trade Campaign (no link included)

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Monday, May 9, 2016

End Civil Asset Forfeiture laws

From Freedom Works:

Recently it was reported that a Christian band, orphanage, and church had $53,000 taken from them by the Oklahoma state government. The government did it by using an unconstitutional program known as civil asset forfeiture. This is where the government can take your property without even charging you with a crime. Civil asset forfeiture is unconstitutional, it violates your property rights, and it has got to end. Sign our petition to urge Congress to end civil asset forfeiture right now.

As long as this unconstitutional scheme is allowed to exist, everyone’s property is at risk of being taken by the government. Just think, if a church’s property was taken by the government, how safe is your property? Ray, stand up for your property rights! Tell Congress to stand up for your property rights by signing our petition today.

For Freedom,

Don't let Big Labor get away with labeling the National Right To Work Act unconstitutional

From The National Right To Work Foundation:

With the sudden passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the union bosses smell blood in the water.

With one legal case, quietly filed in federal court in Idaho, you and I could be facing the biggest forced-dues threat we've seen from Big Labor in decades.

Not long ago, with the help of a Harvard Law professor and former SEIU union official, Big Labor launched a brand-new legal assault -- one in which they're counting on a majority of the current and potentially future Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court to rubber stamp.

Their claim is that the very concept of Right to Work is somehow UNCONSTITUTIONAL!

As outlandish as that sounds, in today's warped world of legal logic, it's a very real threat. And should the union bosses get their way:

***EVERY state Right to Work Law in the country could be wiped out -- beginning almost immediately with Arizona, Idaho and Nevada.

***The National Right to Work Act would effectively be KILLED forever.

***Big Labor would gain an airtight stranglehold on Washington, D.C. that could last for DECADES.

I don't want to mince words here.

This is an all-out EMERGENCY.

Will you please sign your Legal Defense Authorization Form, directing the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation to FIGHT this critical case IMMEDIATELY?

I'll admit -- when I first read through the basis of the union bosses' ridiculous legal case -- I could only shake my head.

Big Labor is effectively arguing that workers who refuse to pay union dues are violating the Fifth Amendment's "takings clause," claiming the U.S. Constitution mandates that workers MUST pay for Big Labor monopoly "representation" whether they want it or not!

In so doing, of course, they're leaving out some inconvenient "details" . . .

. . . Details like the fact that Big Labor exercises special privileges in federal law to FORCE their representation on workers who don't want it through monopoly bargaining.

This is the corrupt scheme that should be ended -- NOT workers' ability to decide for themselves whether or not to pay union dues!

But despite all of these facts I'm afraid this is not something you and I can ignore -- not with this case likely to be heard by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

As you probably know, the Ninth Circuit has become infamous for its highly politicized, pie-in-the-sky legal rulings in recent years.

So it's no accident the union bosses chose to file this lawsuit where they hope their black-robed buddies will be quick to sign off on their legal assault.

If this union boss legal assault is ultimately successful, every state Right to Work law in the country will be DESTROYED!

Not only that, but that decision would likely invalidate the constitutionality of the National Right to Work Act as well!

With all state Right to Work Laws gone, union bosses would be free to force workers to pay union dues in all 50 states.

That alone would set off a nightmare scenario, including:

***DOUBLING the $11 BILLION the union bosses rake in every year in forced-union dues, bankrolling a union-label political machine that would have an iron lock on Washington, D.C. -- perhaps for DECADES;

***Skyrocketing taxes and inflation as forced-dues-funded government union bosses live high on the hog while the rest of America suffers, jobs are lost and more and more companies move overseas;

***Never-ending spending on Big Labor's favorite government programs, driving our national debt even higher;

***Bailouts and sweetheart deals for big companies with fat union payrolls, while smaller mom and pop businesses -- too small for Big Labor's "first wave" of organizing -- get strangled with government regulations;

I'm afraid it's a DISASTER in the making. . .

And it staggers me to think just how close to a reality this scenario may be right now.

As I write you, National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation attorneys are preparing to strike back, putting the finishing touches on our first legal brief in response.

And I'm not going to kid you.

As frivolous as this case may be, I don't believe for a second it will be won over night.

I'm afraid Big Labor has had this up their sleeves for some time.

After all, the union bosses know nearly 80% of the American people are opposed to forced-unionism.

They know the National Right to Work Act is gaining support in Congress.

They know as more and more states pass Right to Work and experience the very real benefits that come from ending forced-unionism, their forced-dues-funded empire will only continue to crumble.

>>>After Indiana passed Right to Work, the union bosses tried and failed to invalidate it through state court rulings.

>>>Then, in Michigan, they tried a referendum to stop Right to Work from EVER being enacted there -- but it ended up backfiring, paving the way for legislative passage.

>>>Now, after passage of Right to Work in Wisconsin and West Virginia, the union bosses see the American people rising up against their forced-dues empire.

Now Big Labor has cooked up this horrendous legal scheme to silence the voice of Americans by having the federal courts impose forced-unionism on all of us!

The good news is, the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation is THE organization to stop them.

After all, it was our team of attorneys that helped defeat Big Labor's assault on Indiana's Right to Work Law.

Not only that, but Foundation attorneys have successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court 17 times and have won literally thousands of lower court decisions.

No other organization boasts a staff with this kind of pedigree or our track record of success.

That said, Foundation attorneys are already representing over 47,000 employees, in 298 open cases over just the last 12 months, who have been harmed by the injustices of forced-unionism.

Each and every one of these cases is designed to protect or expand critical legal precedents that last far into the future.

So taking on a new case -- especially one of this magnitude -- is a huge commitment.

The costs are likely to run well into the HUNDREDS of thousands, which we can't afford with our bank accounts as they stand today.

That's why I'm writing.

As I explained, there is no way we can ignore this threat -- not with so much at stake.

I simply must hear from you.

Your signature on the Legal Defense Authorization Form I've crafted for you will tell me everything I need to know.

It will tell me you're directing the Foundation to fight this Big Labor legal assault with everything we have.

But frankly I need more than your signature right now.

I know this is really asking you to stretch -- in fact, I'm almost hesitant to ask for this much -- but I'm really hoping you will come through with a generous tax-deductible contribution of $35.

That's a lot, I know.

It's much more than you've ever given in the past.

But in a "do or die" fight like this, I can't hold anything back.

I hope you won't either.

Of course, if $35 is just too much, please agree to $25, $15 or whatever you can afford.

At a minimum, please give $10.

I apologize for being so forward and asking so much of you.

But with so much on the line, I have to. I hope you understand that.

Please sign your Legal Defense Authorization Form today, and agree to your most generous contribution of $35, $25, $15 or at least $10 right away.

There's no time to waste.

I need to hear from you right away.


Mark Mix
President, National Right to Work Foundation

P.S.With one quietly filed legal case in federal court in Idaho, you and I are facing the biggest forced-dues threat we've seen from Big Labor in decades.

Should Big Labor get its way, every state Right to Work Law could be wiped off the books, the National Right to Work Act would be killed and the union bosses will have an airtight stranglehold on Washington, D.C. for years to come.

I'm counting on your help to stop it.

Will you please sign your Legal Defense Authorization Form, directing the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation to FIGHT this critical case IMMEDIATELY?

Well then let's take a look at the Fifth Amendment shall we:

Amendment 5 - Trial and Punishment, Compensation for Takings

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.


No matter how many times I read it it says nothing about labor unions nor does it discuss if you should donate to a labor union or not nor does it access a fine or other punishment if you don't join or support a labor union. Let's just say that the Fifth Amendment does not cover labor unions whatsoever. So why are they lying like they are? Good question.

Fire the FBI Director

From Fight For The Future:

Comey’s recent crusade against Apple is just the latest of many attempts to curtail our civil rights and invade our privacy in the name of national security - he has been endangering communities and security technology for decades.

He was instrumental in creating the vast domestic spy program that exists today. After 9/11, he authorized Bush’s massive, illegal domestic surveillance program and approved torture techniques like waterboarding. [1]

The FBI should protect the people: sign our open letter and tell Comey he’s out of control.

The government has access to more information and people now than ever. And yet, Comey insists he needs more. After lying to Congress about the need to sue Apple to build a backdoor into the iPhone, the FBI paid hackers over $1.3 million to access the San Bernadino iPhone. He’s since admitted that the lawsuit would have set a legal precedent that we know is dangerous, and we’re not alone.

Even the NSA thinks Comey is spying too hard.

Current and former NSA directors have spoken out against him. NSA Director Adm. Mike Rogers has called the FBI’s campaign against encryption a “waste of time.”[2] Rogers believes that end-to-end encryption is foundational to national security.

FBI Director Comey’s obsession with other people’s secrets could seriously harm our national security. Sign our petition telling him to resign.

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Demand Hillary Clinton be prosecuted for the email scandal

From Stop Hillary PAC:

It's been over a year since Hillary was caught red handed compromising American security with her private email server, and yet no charges have been filed!

The FBI claims the investigation is still 'ongoing', but we both know what that means. Unless American citizens demand Hillary be held accountable, the Clintons are going to get away with burying yet another scandal.

Guccifer, the hacker responsible for exposing Hillary's secret server laughed at Clinton's claims that the server was secure. Cyber terrorists are laughing at us.

Federal officials found over 2,000 emails containing classified information, and two dozen emails deemed 'Top Secret.' Hillary's blatant disregard for the law has left America vulnerable.

We must demand accountability. Sign the pledge to join hundreds of thousands of Americans who demand Hillary's prosecution.

Even Obama's former Defense Secretary, Robert Gates, believes Hillary's grievances have left America exposed. Secretary Gates believes Guccifer was not the only one who hacked Hillary's emails. In fact, Gates believes it's more than likely that China, Russia, and Iran also hacked the classified emails Hillary stowed away on her secret server.

We must demand an immediate grand jury indictment for Hillary. In order to do so, we must collect 100,000 signatures as soon as possible. Hillary is well on her way to capturing the White House. If we do not stop her now, Hillary will undoubtedly use the Oval Office to shield herself from accountability.

We cannot allow Hillary to these abuses of power. These unfettered abuses of power have already resulted in too many American deaths at the hands of Hillary. Can you imagine what will happen if she overtakes the White House?

Neither can we. Stop her NOW.

To sign the petition

Friday, May 6, 2016

ISP's use "zero rating" get around Net Neutrality

From Fight For The Future:

The “zero-rating” threat to Net Neutrality and the Open Internet is still very real. I’m writing today because there’s one thing we need everyone to do: file a complaint to the FCC, and demand that they do not make a decision on zero-rating behind closed doors.

First, a recap: Comcast, T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon have a new way to get around the Open Internet rules we fought for, called zero rating.[1] They're imposing data caps and fees on their customers, and then exempting certain apps and websites (e.g. the ones that they own, or that pay them big $$$) giving those sites a huge unfair advantage––and manipulating what we see and do online.

For example, in Massachusetts, Comcast is now limiting how many shows you can watch on Netflix, but exempting its own crummy Netflix clone, "XFinity Stream TV". And they’re rolling this out nationwide. [2]

Their plan was to sneak this zero-rating scam through the FCC. But we've been working to stop it, and we need your help.

Don't want to give Comcast the power to decide what sites you visit? Click here to file a complaint to the FCC!

Fight for the Future has been working behind the scenes to mobilize net neutrality allies, we've already collected 80,000 complaints, and we're planning a petition delivery outside the FCC.

When we deliver these comments to the FCC, we want to have 100,000 complaints against fast lanes ready to submit. 100,000 is the number that'll be a huge wake-up call to the FCC and the DC press.

Can you submit your complaint right now, to help us hit our goal of 100,000?

Even if you filed a complaint before, it's worth doing again, as we've made some improvements. Now, you can submit complaints against each company individually, which means the FCC can *legally require* that company to respond. This new approach means more pressure on the companies, and (in our view) more influence on the FCC's decision as well.

You don't have to be a customer of these companies to file complaints, but if you are, say so! And the more you can personalize the complaint, in your own words, the better.

File your complaint right now to defend the Open Internet.

What's at stake? Well, here's a breakdown.

1. Comcast is rolling out data caps that punish Netflix and Youtube viewers, while exempting its own jaw-droppingly terrible streaming TV service “Xfinity Stream TV” to force people to watch *that* instead. File a complaint against Comcast.

2. T-Mobile is throttling nearly every website that uses HD video, and forcing small sites to make an expensive technical arrangement with T-Mobile to get their videos working again. File a complaint against T-Mobile.

3. AT&T and Verizon are imposing data caps and charges, and then charging sites to escape them. If this takes off, small sites that can't pay will be put out of business, and big sites will start passing the costs on to you. File a complaint against AT&T and Verizon.

The worst part of all of this is, we’re hearing that the FCC could decide on this soon without consulting anyone except Comcast, AT&T, Verizon & T-Mobile themselves! That’s why we’ve included in each new complaint the demand that the FCC open up an open process, and we’ve added a way to call the FCC and demand this after you take action.


Hold politicians accountable

From Freedom Works:

You sent your elected officials to Washington to represent your values. Therefore, you shouldn't excuse or forgive any politician, candidate, or party if they violate your principles. But far too often, we tend to forgive them for failing to represent our values. And that has got to stop. We’ve got to start holding their feet to the fire today!

That’s why I’m asking you to pledge to hold your elected officials accountable. It's up to you to ensure they don't violate your conservative principles.

I’m done with excuses. I’m done with the lies and betrayals. First and foremost, I’m a conservative. And I will not give a pass to another congressman, senator, or even president if they violate my conservative principles. If you’re with me, sign our pledge to hold your elected officials accountable. Pledge to never let them get away with violating your principles today.

Pledge to support the House Freedom Caucus

From Freedom Works:

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked this question, what do conservatives do now? And my answer is this; we must and always should focus on enacting bold conservative policies and supporting the congressmen who are fighting to do it. Conservative policies like repealing ObamaCare, stopping Common Core and impeaching Obama’s corrupt IRS Commissioner. If you agree, sign our pledge to support these conservative congressmen’s bold conservative agenda in 2016 and beyond.

Regardless of who becomes the next president, the most important thing is restoring the Constitution and advancing truly principled conservative solutions. And there are conservatives in Congress doing just that. They’re the House Freedom Caucus. But they can’t advance their conservative agenda alone. They need your help! That’s why I’m asking you to sign our pledge to support the House Freedom Caucus’ bold conservative agenda right now.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Comcast is fighting net neutrality

From Demand Progress:

Comcast, T-Mobile, and AT&T have a new scheme to defeat Net Neutrality and bring back the internet slow lane we thought we'd killed forever.

Here's their plan: First, they impose low data caps on customers and slap you with big fees if you go over.

Then, Comcast and the other big cable companies pick certain apps and websites (hint: the ones that pay them a lot of money) that are exempt from their data caps.

This is nothing but a backdoor scheme to bring back the Internet slow lane that Net Neutrality is designed to prevent.

It's up to the FCC to shut down this backdoor attempt to end Net Neutrality, but Comcast has an army of lobbyists working full time to block the FCC from taking action.

Will you become a Demand Progress donor to help stop this attack on Net Neutrality?

You may have already seen this idea marketed with names like "Binge On" by T-Mobile. The ads make it seem like it's some kind of special perk—but really, it's all about corporations regaining control over what you can see online.

It puts Comcast and its buddies in total control; Whether you binge on Netflix, love YouTube, or something else entirely, if your favorite app for streaming video can't afford to pay up or carry out whatever rules Comcast makes up, you're out of luck.

Demand Progress fought for years to make Net Neutrality the law of the land—and we did it by mobilizing our 2 million affiliated activists around actions like the Internet Slowdown.

Will you become a Demand Progress donor to help keep the movement for a free and open Internet alive?

Yes, I'll donate.

Thanks for standing with us.