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06/16/10

Free Speech Gag Bill Moving in House

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The ability of American citizens to communicate with their elected officials is one of the most important rights that help preserve our freedoms. In fact, of all the forms of speech protected by the First Amendment, political speech is at the top of the list.

This is exactly what the Supreme Court said earlier this year, in Citizens United v. FEC, when it ruled unconstitutional huge portions of the McCain-Feingold law, otherwise known as the Incumbent Protection Act.

Now, in an effort to undo the victory at the Supreme Court, liberals in Congress are attempting to pass the so-called DISCLOSE Act, which would severely limit the ability of GOA to communicate to our members and the general public.

This unconstitutional bill could come to the floor of the House as early as Thursday.

Sadly, as we reported yesterday, some in the pro-gun community have abandoned the principle of protecting the free speech rights of all Americans, so long as their ox is not being gored in this instance.

The NRA, which had previously opposed the DISCLOSE Act, has now accepted a deal to exempt that organization from the bill.

This is a startling about-face by the association.

When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of political speech in Citizens United, NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre praised the decision, saying, "This ruling is a victory for anyone who believes that the First Amendment applies to each and every one of us.... This is a defeat for arrogant elitists who wanted to carve out free speech as a privilege for themselves and deny it to the rest of us." (Emphasis added.)

That's a far cry from the NRA statement to Congress this week regarding legislation specifically designed to undo that Supreme Court decision.

"On June 14, 2010, Democratic leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives pledged that H.R. 5175 [DISCLOSE Act] would be amended to exempt groups like the NRA, that meet certain criteria, from its onerous restrictions on political speech," reads the statement.

"As a result, and as long as that remains the case, the NRA will not be involved in final consideration of the House bill."

Apparently it's ok to "carve out" a little free speech if you're in the role of the "elitists."

But the misguided NRA exemption will leave millions and millions of gun owners and sportsmen belonging to dozens of different organizations out in the cold.

We cannot allow this to happen. An attack on our First Amendment rights is a direct assault on our Second Amendment rights. After all, if GOA can't alert you about legislation affecting your Second Amendment rights, then we cannot protect those rights.

Of course, that's precisely what the politicians in Washington want. Shut out the voices of the "commoners" like gun owners and Tea Party activists who are coming to -- in the words of Senate candidate Rand Paul of Kentucky -- "take our government back!"

There's a reason the Bill of Rights is considered as an entire unit, and an attack on one part of the Constitution poses a threat to the whole document.

In short, if GOA loses this battle, all political organizations -- of any size -- will ultimately lose.

ACTION: Please ask your congressman to vote against the anti-gun DISCLOSE Act. This bill could come to the floor of the House as early as Thursday, June 17, 2010. Here's what you can do:

1. Urge your congressman to oppose HR 5175. You can use the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm to send a pre-written message to your Representative.

2. Urge the NRA to change its position and stand with Gun Owners of America. You know that GOA is the organization that consistently refuses to compromise on principle. Even still, GOA has fought alongside the NRA many times to fight unconstitutional legislation, and it is imperative that we fight side-by-side on this issue as well. It has often been said that, "We either hang together or we will hang alone." But impress upon the NRA management that being the last one hung doesn't make the situation any better. You can call the NRA at (800) 392-VOTE (8683).

----- Pre-written letter -----

Dear Representative:

Please oppose the DISCLOSE Act (H.R. 5175).

The manner in which this bill is moving forward is as despicable as the health care bill -- with backroom deals and special favors being doled out in order to ram this down the throats of the American people.

This bill is a threat to the privacy of individuals and, by gagging the voices of groups like Gun Owners of America, it is silencing my voice as well.

My ability to protect my Second Amendment rights relies on the First Amendment's right to freely and openly communicate with government officials, who at one time were called "public servants."

I agree with GOA that this bill is an unconstitutional sham that will have a chilling effect upon my free speech.

Please vote NO on HR 5175.

Sincerely,

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Celebrate Independence Day on July 4 at Yellowstone National Park. On that day, law-abiding citizens will be openly carrying their handguns, rifles or shotguns at the boardwalk around Old Faithful.

The start time is High Noon on July 4, 2010. This is an informal, non-sponsored and no-host celebration of Independence Day on July 4. Each and every person is totally (100%) responsible for themselves including transportation, food, drink, lodging, etc.

The weather can be cold and rainy, even snowy, in Yellowstone National Park on the 4th of July -- so plan accordingly. Wyoming state laws and National Park Service Rules apply at Old Faithful. If you have any questions, please contact your personal attorney, the Attorney General of Wyoming, or the Yellowstone National Park Service.

Point of Contact: Tim Ravndal, PO Box 287, Townsend, Montana 59644, 406-266-5212 or 406-439-5860, thornyacre@dishmail.net

IN THE NEWS

OIL SPILL 2010

New York Artist Announces Solution to Gulf Oil Crisis
http://bit.ly/cm1Ig0

OBAMA NATION

There's a pipe spewing a gazillion gobs of oil into the gulf, so let's build more windmills
http://bit.ly/d9v3cR

MSNBC Trashes Obama's Address
http://bit.ly/aycJe0

Govt, Congress eye greater power in cyber attacks
http://bit.ly/avdcvx

New Bill Gives Obama ‘Kill Switch’ To Shut Down The Internet
http://bit.ly/aH0QAs

POLICE STATE NEWS

America's Prototype Police State Puerto Rico
http://bit.ly/9FQRMT

Seattle Cop Punches Woman in Face
http://bit.ly/asPTwK

REAL ID & PRIVACY NEWS

PA Senate Makes Push To Block 'Read ID' Mandate
http://bit.ly/c4JM6B

Treasurer's site exposes taxpayers' information to hackers
http://bit.ly/9BwgI8

Spammers hack into IUSB dean's e-mail account
http://bit.ly/d2o2Zy

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

American Jailed For Hunting Osama Bin Laden
http://bit.ly/9mBW8A

One more milestone in the Prop. 8 saga
http://bit.ly/bobDNJ

Instead of budgeting, Congress is....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZw1bLbmD2U

Watchdog Urges Probe Into Whether Greene Was 'Induced' to Run for Senate
http://bit.ly/drPfhP

Clyburn Claims 'Hacking' Behind Greene's Surprise Win in SC Senate Race
http://bit.ly/drPfhP

Modern-Day Slavery on D.C.'s Embassy Row?
http://bit.ly/aYRhVS

NC Turnpike Authority Supports Proposed Mobility Fund - Wake County
http://bit.ly/ct4Zgg

NC Inspection changes still confusing motorists
http://bit.ly/c859yI

ECONOMIC NEWS

How Worthless Can They Be?
http://bit.ly/dvyJWY

French workers' fury as retirement age is raised... to 62
http://bit.ly/dlLIqh

Britain: Record 7.8m workers are not full-time thanks to lack of jobs
http://bit.ly/bOxGpE

HEALTH NEWS

Chemical in antibacterial soaps produces toxic dioxins
http://bit.ly/9V5gPy

Feeding Grains to Cats and Dogs
http://bit.ly/cdn8Xf

CHRISTIANITY NEWS

Religious billboards a nuisance?
http://bit.ly/aBBVTy

HIGHER EDUCATION

Dear University Alumni Office
http://bit.ly/bZGLsm

IMMIGRATION & BORDER NEWS

Mexican Matador Arrested After Fleeing Bullfighting Ring
http://bit.ly/d3U0J3

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

AT&T, Apple sell out of launch-day iPhone 4s
http://yhoo.it/9P25hf

Hacker in AT&T-iPad security case arrested on drug charges
http://bit.ly/c3NGSz

Defence firms face cyber spying at arms bazaar
http://bit.ly/cRmnVL

Hackers exploit Microsoft XP security flaw
http://bit.ly/9aEPS1

French ISP waves red rag at hackers
http://bit.ly/9YE0x8

Google engineer Tavis Ormandy faces the heat
http://bit.ly/a5cWzh

THE PRICE OF FAME

When Insiders Expose the Ugly Side of the Entertainment Industry
http://vigilantcitizen.com/?p=3925

DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE?

American Apparel Denies Hiring Based on Beauty, Says Looks for 'Strong Sense of Style'
http://bit.ly/cRdBrJ

06/11/10

Is There Any Hope Left for America?

I'll make it short and sweet. Yes there is. But do not fool yourselves, there is no man or woman who can give us hope.

We need to think clearly and look at the big picture. Obama didn't turn out to be the great hope that those who supported him hoped for. yes, he brought about change, but it was a change from bad to worse.

Yes, we will get some people in office who will fight to restore our nation to its core values, back to the way the founding fathers intended it to be and they will even have some success at doing it.

However, even those people will let us down, they will fall, they will falter and some may give up.

But you see, even knowing all these things, I still have hope, because, I do not put my faith in man or woman, my faith is in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

He is the one who has given us the ultimate gift of liberty, free from the bondage of sin's stronghold and in him we have hope.

Stand, up, Speak up, Live Free!

IN THE NEWS

MOVIES TO WATCH

New 'Red Dawn' to attack communism again!
http://bit.ly/9bC7oh

OIL SPILL 2010

Boehner: Government "i.e. Taxpayers" Should Help Pay For Oil Spill
http://bit.ly/d5dFBu

The Spill, The Scandal and the President
http://bit.ly/d1aemQ

New BP Corporate Logos
http://bit.ly/99IzPc

Scientists Find Signs of Dead Zones in Sea
http://bit.ly/bhSxel

BP oil spill: Florida hoteliers urged to sue BP
http://bit.ly/9fGhtC

As spill costs mount, BP shares tumble anew
http://bit.ly/cxQAAe

OBAMA NATION

Bachmann: Obama Worst President in United States History
http://bit.ly/a10RAY

POLICE STATE NEWS

Victim of Police Shooting Snaps Picture of Officer Moments Before He Dies
http://bit.ly/bIS8wI

400 drunken-driving convictions in D.C. based on flawed test, official says
http://bit.ly/ajZ2pU

NH Ex-Trooper Sentenced For Falsifying DMV Records
http://bit.ly/9Palai

Airport Screeners Reveal Travelers' Surly Side
http://bit.ly/9fudLh

More Minnesotans are surprised to find themselves being locked up over debts.
http://bit.ly/9Hvg1y

Judge limits DHS laptop border searches
http://bit.ly/bCy38Y

T-Shirt Critical of Hitler and Gun Control Banned by eBay
http://bit.ly/ad9KP9

KGB Successor To Have Powers To Summon People Who "Are About To Commit A Crime"
http://bit.ly/deXEYu

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

Greeks Preparing For A New Wave Of Anti-Austerity Riots
http://bit.ly/cToBnI

Japans New PM Warns Country At Risk Of Collapse Under Massive Debt Load
http://bit.ly/b8MKS9

Kingston man dumps concrete on Town Hall lawn
http://bit.ly/dj2Gpa

FTC Backs Off Drudge Tax
http://bit.ly/akE81M

New York State Government Shutdown a Growing Threat
http://bit.ly/aktTid

Wednesday at the NC General Assembly
http://bit.ly/amUW0a

Bilderberg 2010: Out of the darkness, into the light
http://bit.ly/cPwRCS

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Hunted By Pentagon Over Massive Leak
http://bit.ly/9rYQky

ECONOMIC NEWS

Higher education's bubble is about to burst
http://bit.ly/c7sjjR

The Death Of Las Vegas
http://bit.ly/8ohSa1

Financial Crisis Has 'Only Entered Act II:' Soros
http://bit.ly/9hZo61

Retail sales drop is first in 8 months
http://bit.ly/bibdbB

After-Hours Update: DELL, AT&T
http://bit.ly/dAoQgG

HEALTH NEWS

Skinniest People Grocery Shop Here
http://bit.ly/aebVgB

Olbermann Slams Tea Party Senate Candidate For Voting Against Water Fluoridation
http://bit.ly/a0dEa5

Waiter, there's a potential carcinogen in my soup
http://bit.ly/dADeKh

Mystery Crop Damage Threatens Hundreds Of Acres
http://bit.ly/dqX5CJ

EUGENICS AGENDA

Warning to Britain as almost half of Belgium's euthanasia nurses admit to killing without consent
http://bit.ly/dx9DqG

Prince of Wales calls for population control in developing world
http://bit.ly/dcf0xW

Yes, The Intellectuals Really Do Want To Kill Millions of Americans
http://bit.ly/9FYZTU

Bill Gates Confronted on Eugenics by We Are Change
http://bit.ly/cSgIko

WICKED WEATHER

20 dead, dozens missing in Ark. floods
http://bit.ly/ayRhFG

NEWS OF THE WEIRD

LA Dodgers owners paid Russian scientist for psychic baseball boost
http://bit.ly/9lZhZC

IMMIGRATION NEWS

Jails for illegals become 'Club Fed' paradise
http://bit.ly/9EK90B

Hispanics abandon Arizona, fleeing economy, immigration law
http://yhoo.it/brvokV

AMERICA'S HISTORY

Rare photo of slave children found in NC attic
http://yhoo.it/bwLLKB

MORE GLOBAL WARMING LIES

Boxer: Carbon is Biggest National Security Threat
http://bit.ly/b0t6hR

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY NEWS

FBI investigating potential cyber threat of Apple iPad hackers
http://bit.ly/bdLs6h

Adobe fixes 'critical' Flash flaw
http://bit.ly/94SnYD

Facebook: What the vocal minority wants users to consider
http://bit.ly/c1SeHn

The next 9/11 could be in cyberspace
http://bit.ly/9kWlwt

S.Korean government website hit by cyber attacks
http://bit.ly/9lBhDr

Hackers: Data Breach Exposed iPad Owners' Personal Info
http://bit.ly/cFOyrp

Mass Web attack hits Wall Street Journal, Jerusalem Post
http://bit.ly/bw71sF

One Man's Quest To Foil Hackers
http://bit.ly/cwV3vK

New Flash Bug Exploited By Hackers : How to avoid it?
http://bit.ly/93fCa3

Hacker defends going public with AT&T's iPad data breach
http://bit.ly/aUSTYt

Cloud Is Real Culprit In iPad/AT&T Security Hole
http://bit.ly/aBCV0W

06/09/10

HR 5175 Selectively Silences American Opinion

Obama Moves to Silence Gun Groups and Other Political Opponents
-- Bill clears committee hurdle, going to the House floor soon

Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408
http://www.gunowners.org

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Fresh from his efforts to seize government control of the health services sector (ObamaCare) and the financial markets ("finance reform"), Barack Obama has a new priority: silence his political opposition.

As satisfying as it was for Obama to seize control of one-sixth of the economy, he has had to suffer protest from the "little people" (like us). So he is pushing the Orwellian "DISCLOSE" bill (HR 5175) to make sure gun groups and other pro-freedom forces cannot mobilize their members in the upcoming elections.

When Obama says "disclose," what he really means is "disclose gun group membership lists"

Not surprisingly, these efforts to shut down free speech don't apply to Obama allies, like Democratic-leaning labor unions. They only apply to groups which are not reliable Obama allies, like Gun Owners of America.

But, for those groups whose free speech is targeted for Obama's wrath under this bill, the consequences are severe:

* Under Title II of the bill, GOA (and other groups, as well as many bloggers) who merely mention public officials within 60 days of an election could be required to file onerous disclosures -- potentially including their membership lists.

* Also under Title II, GOA could be required to spend as much as half of the time of a 30-second ad on government-written disclosures.

* In addition, Sections 201 through 203 would potentially put the government's snooping eyes on any American who voices a political opinion, despite the fact that the Supreme Court, in Buckley v. Valeo, declared that Americans have a right to voice their opinion to an unlimited extent, if unconnected with a political campaign.

Here's an idea: If Obama is so irritated at the Supreme Court's defense of political free speech by groups like GOA, why doesn't he apply his sleazy new rules to his political allies, as well?

ACTION: Please urge your congressman to vote against the anti-gun HR 5175. This bill has moved out of committee and has now been placed on the House calendar.

You can use the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm to send a pre-written message to your Representative.

----- Pre-written letter -----

Dear Representative:

I urge you to oppose HR 5175, a bill that will deny the free speech rights of all Americans. Under Title II of this bill:

* Groups like Gun Owners of America (and other groups, as well as many bloggers) who merely mention public officials within 60 days of an election could be required to file onerous disclosures -- potentially including their membership lists -- even though the Supreme Court has previously ruled in NAACP v. Alabama that membership lists (like those of GOA's) are off limits to government control.

* Also, groups like GOA and the NRA could be required to spend as much as half of the time of a 30-second ad on government-written disclosures.

* In addition, Sections 201 through 203 would potentially put the government's snooping eyes on any American who voices a political opinion, despite the fact that the Supreme Court, in Buckley v. Valeo, declared that Americans have a right to voice their opinion to an unlimited extent, if unconnected with a political campaign.

Here's an idea: If Obama is so irritated at the Supreme Court's defense of political free speech by groups like GOA, why doesn't he apply the new rules in HR 5175 to his political allies (like the labor unions), as well?

Suffice it to say, if you care anything about the First or Second Amendments, you will vote against HR 5175. GOA will be scoring this vote on their rating of Congress.

Sincerely,

_______________________________________________________

STAND UP + SPEAK UP = LIVE FREE

IN THE NEWS 06-10-2010


OIL SPILL 2010

Journalist dives into Gulf, can only see oil
http://bit.ly/bm5VJP

'BP has lied to us from day one. We could have stopped the oil'
http://bit.ly/9FZcmq

BP 'manipulating search results' on Google following oil spill
http://bit.ly/asMqVA

Two More Gulf Spills?
http://bit.ly/9ka8av

Police protection for family of BP boss Tony Hayward
http://bit.ly/cH5e1C

Spill reveals Obama's lack of executive experience
http://bit.ly/bMwfjW

OBAMA NATION

'Obama Deceives the Public'
http://bit.ly/a5gdR0

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

Schwarzenegger forced to recast ballot after selecting two candidates
http://bit.ly/9F055n

Reuters cropping knives out of flotilla photos?
http://bit.ly/cheZCV

Mystery S.C. Dem has pending felony charge
http://bit.ly/bkDGEC

Strengthening NAFTA ties and the push towards a common security front
http://bit.ly/a6uYgr

Live Blogging the Primaries
http://nyti.ms/9d37i3

Tepid Support: Patriot Won't Seek Office
http://bit.ly/dlawJg

Anti-incumbent feelings at new high, poll finds
http://bit.ly/bpyKu3

Clinton visit to Ecuador, ally of anti-American Chavez
http://bit.ly/9ebSp2

ECONOMIC NEWS

12 Reasons Why The U.S. Housing Crash Is Far From Over
http://bit.ly/8ohSa1

Why The END Of Cheap Chinese Labor Is Near
http://huff.to/c0I0i6

In 1930, They Didnt Know It Was The Great Depression Yet
http://bit.ly/bfUuNT

Bernanke Says Unemployment Unlikely to Fall Quickly
http://bit.ly/adQb0Y

Food and Depopulation: Rockefeller Family
http://bit.ly/d6Wj2Z

Gold climbs to new record as double dip recession talk grows
http://bit.ly/azW5mE

Its Going To Get Nasty. Buy Land, Barbed Wire & Guns
http://bit.ly/9Y6Whu

MADOFF IN JAIL

F— my victims. I carried them for 20 years
http://bit.ly/aooPS5

REAL ID & PRIVACY NEWS

ID cards were a bad idea from the start
http://bit.ly/cp6OPX

Richmond man upset after seeing US & Virginia flag balled up at Midlothian DMV branch
http://bit.ly/agMzxB

Full-body scanner debuts at Omaha airport
http://bit.ly/bcdJwT

Lakers fever hits the DMV
http://bit.ly/ajaLVh

HEALTH NEWS

Wrong-organ removal costs Broward doctor a $5,000 fine
http://bit.ly/dx6LKn

US Today Medicated drivers, toxic foods and counterfeit money supply
http://bit.ly/bxc5bp

UK trial of Frankenstein Crops goes ahead at secret location
http://bit.ly/ahpRyJ

CHRISTIANITY NEWS

Cities warned to stop cutting out Christians
http://bit.ly/9SMI0B

My Disappointment With Mainstream Churches
http://bit.ly/cOR0iT

IMMIGRATION NEWS

ICE to make detention centers more humane
http://bit.ly/cA89dT

Why conservatives should oppose Arizona's immigration law
http://bit.ly/dBpWiE

Mexico Irate After U.S. Border Patrol Kills Teen
http://bit.ly/anvm2D

GLOBAL WARMING

Slow progress is being made at little-noticed Copenhagen follow-up
http://bit.ly/blhYKP

Warming in Last 50 Years Predicted by Natural Climate Cycles
http://bit.ly/bslncn

DUMBED DOWN AMERICANS

People sign "I am a moron" petition without reading headline
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIvea_QWF4g

MORAL DECLINE

Amish man accused of sex crimes with children - Evil Crosses All Cultures
http://bit.ly/ceepLA

A rare charge of adultery filed in park arrests
http://bit.ly/9dtAXW

RECALLS IN THE NEWS

GM recalling 1.5M vehicles over fire concerns
http://bit.ly/a9HxvS

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Warning! Hackers Using 'Eclipse' Novella to Spread Viruses
http://bit.ly/dxkHBi

Police website shut amid hacker fears
http://bit.ly/9zapIp

Businesses must learn from Street View disaster, protect wireless networks
http://bit.ly/9w3pQP

Hackers plant malware on Jerusalem Post website
http://bit.ly/aBuaeP

Hackers 'targeted CHB website last weekend'
http://bit.ly/cYayQG

Hackers hijack FFA director's Yahoo, Facebook accounts
http://bit.ly/cTAlrc

Hackers of Passport Office website held
http://bit.ly/bFlTlc

Russian Flying Cars to beat Traffic Jams
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2Nm6Ycl6Tk

Hackers Compromise THISDAY Staff’s Yahoo & Facebook Accounts
http://bit.ly/cRNQw3

China suffers from hackers too
http://bit.ly/c08xgY

New Flash Bug Exploited By Hackers : How to avoid it?
http://bit.ly/93fCa3

Microsoft issues critical IE patch
http://bit.ly/d4rByt

WICKED WEATHER

Struck by lightning, moments before boyfriend was to propose
http://bit.ly/b0ztNp

06/07/10

Blasphemy and Christian Bashing Trending Up?

Is this a desperate attempt to increase ratings or are networks revealing their true master?

A OneNewsNow.com article just revealed a new show that blasphemes our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The name is the show is JC. The show makes a mockery of our faith and our beloved creator.

Blasphemy

This show does its best to be just as equally or even more reviling than the JC show on Comedy Central.

They are promoting the show on the likes of Facebook and other social networking sites with images like this. In the image, the character is wearing a T-shirt with “Satan Heart Me.”
Blasphemy

Then of course on the various pages of its web site, they have a Devil’s Daily Affirmation. The one pictured below reads “Do evil every day, You may not change the world, but you’ll have more fun.”
Blasphemy

The poster page displays posters with various sayings. This is another copious way to inundate impressionable minds with messages of pure evil. Some of the posters read. “Screw the Whales, Save Hell,” “It’s Cool to be Cruel,” “Live Evil,” and Be part of the Damnation.”
Blasphemy

God’s word tells us “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;” (Mathew 5:44 KJV).

It is imperative that we pray for those who reject Christ and his teachings. It is also imperative for us to reject these types of programs and any advertisers who participate in the shows.

Just remember that as Christians, we need to show a godly love for those who hate us. Take a stand, but do so with the kindness that the Lord has shown to us all that have our faith rooted in Him.

“I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.

And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day “(John 12:46-48 KJV).

These types of shows should not distract us from the commission that God has given us and that is to continue to spread his word so that the unbelievers are saved from eternal damnation.

STAND UP, SPEAK UP, LIVE FREE

GODS WORD FOR TODAY
"Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty."(2 CORINTHIANS 3:17 KJV)

IN THE NEWS
OIL SPILL 2010

Many Gulf federal judges have oil links
http://yhoo.it/dvEA7u

BP aims to gather up to 20,000 bpd from oil spill
http://bit.ly/9o7mEt

Clean-up workers clutch at straws (literally) as BP says oil cap is working
http://bit.ly/ap1XT7

OBAMA NATION

Gulf Oil Spill is Obama's High Noon
http://bit.ly/brtNy9

DOJ should examine White House dealmaking
http://bit.ly/d1oGLK

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

Defending the American Dream Summit
http://defendingthedream.org/beta/

U.S. Intelligence Analyst Arrested in Wikileaks Video Probe
http://bit.ly/bBg5PG

Crucial test for labor and Lincoln in Arkansas
http://bit.ly/9O5zWm

Gov't = caretaker, parent = babysitter
http://bit.ly/bKdh53

1000 Israeli websites hacked since Flotilla attack
http://bit.ly/aCbKJZ

Sesame Street, socialism, and America
http://bit.ly/cv4N6W

Robin Hood and the Tea Party Haters
http://bit.ly/9cYyZM

POLICE STATE NEWS

Brain scans 'could be used to snoop on thoughts
http://bit.ly/aGwp7s

The Stealth Class War
http://bit.ly/bLsYwP

REAL ID & PRIVACY NEWS

3M Awarded Contract for Arkansas Drivers' Licenses
http://bit.ly/9z2UGw

DMV worker accused of abetting illegal aliens
http://bit.ly/aRsZU5

ECONOMIC NEWS

Banks Profit From Near-Zero Interest Rates
http://bit.ly/byGulM

College Students This Is Your Future: High Unemployment And Student Loan Hell
http://bit.ly/9FLfPG

APD hands out $30,000 in grocery vouchers for guns
http://bit.ly/drTkDD

For many, recovery means lower expectations
http://yhoo.it/9WvWVR

Surging costs hit food security in poorer nations
http://yhoo.it/9OUWvw

HEALTH NEWS

Brain + synthetic DNA = ID
http://bit.ly/boAMIn

CORPORATE MYSTERIES

Join The Cult! Facebook Hoodie With Mysterious Insignia Found On eBay
http://tcrn.ch/cB6WBn

HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA

Homosexual senator 'throws constituents under the bus'
http://bit.ly/aZj0BS

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY & LACK OF PRIVACY & SECURITY

Hacker Steals More than $640K from NYC DOE
http://bit.ly/coLTdJ

Botnet Takedown Leaves Hackers on the Prowl for Legitimate Work
http://bit.ly/9qw2cy

Hackers Use Local Woman's E-mail To Carry Out Scam
http://bit.ly/cJ7T8I

Hackers Put Viruses in Windows Mobile Games
http://bit.ly/a3WR3q

Expensive malware appears for Microsoft's Windows Mobile
http://bit.ly/cUUEDY

Next generation of Internet will require upgrade
http://bit.ly/axy27C

Hackers Zero In on Execs With World Cup Scam
http://bit.ly/aHdbdY

Attackers exploit critical bug in Adobe's Flash, Reader
http://bit.ly/agJCR8

Facebook + Hackers - Privacy = You Lose
http://bit.ly/bGWdtl

Open-Source Could Mean an Open Door for Hackers
http://bit.ly/9g2nEG

Mother Finds Kidnapped Children Through Facebook
http://bit.ly/c0wLck

CHRISTIANITY IN THE NEWS

Leaders unite, boycott blasphemy
http://bit.ly/a4XJmT

Anglican head ready to do battle with liberal Episcopals
http://bit.ly/99O9lc

Pro-lifers protest birth control
http://bit.ly/bbbKKN

IMMIGRATION NEWS

Kenyan convert faces deportation
http://bit.ly/cgxavT

Hundreds gather to support AZ illegals crackdown law
http://bit.ly/dyym7m

ABORTION NEWS

U.K. pro-abortion ads cause stir with pro-lifers
http://bit.ly/91NkZa

MORAL DECLINE

Wal-Mart worker confronts shoplifter, gets fired
http://bit.ly/9jw5ag

06/04/10

The New White House Chicago Style Politics

So much corruption, so little time.

Americans are seeing their liberties and freedoms vanish faster than Jimmy Hoffa. Yet, the Obama administration's "open and transparent government" is no where to be seen.

* Health Care reform otherwise known as healthcare control was written and passed despite the fact that the American people spoke loud and clear about it.

* Billions of taxpayer dollars to bailout automakers the terms hidden under a TARP away from public view passed without voter approval.

*Judge Sotomayor with a clear and present racial attitude towards "old white men" was confirmed into the supreme court.

* Elena Kagan is Obama's latest supreme court nominee and member of his cabinet. Of course she has no experience at any trials as a lawyer or judge. But hey, that doesn't matter to Obama's "You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours attitude."

* Sestak was offered a job to not run for office. last time I checked it was illegal to manipulate federal elections. Of course, both the Obama Administration and Sestak have clammed up about the issue.

* Andrew Romanoff, who is challenging Senator Michael Bennet, an Obama ally, in the Colorado Democratic primary, has stated that he was offered three administration posts as an alternative to his Senate campaign.

* We also have the BP Oil spill. BP will actually make millions over the "accident." Their goal is to continue to siphon oil from the broken well all the while We the Taxpayers fund the cleanup efforts and pay higher prices at the pump and at the grocery stores.

"Based on government estimates of the flow rate, the mangled well could produce oil valued at as much as $85 million over the next 60 days, until a relief well is complete and the well is capped permanently.

The people who own the deepwater site that's leased to BP — U.S. taxpayers — could see a more modest windfall. The Treasury could be due as much as $328,125 in royalties daily, or $19 million total over 60 days. Further, under its lease BP also must pay royalties on the oil lost in the spill, which would mean another $13.5 million.

McClatchy's calculation uses a government tally of 25,000 barrels flowing from the well each day and the 18.75 percent royalty rate applicable to oil from the BP well, and assumes that oil is selling at an average of $70 a barrel. Thursday's spot price hovered around $74.

The money that's due Uncle Sam and the added new revenue for BP from capturing the leaking oil raise many questions about the financial penalties that could be levied when something goes badly wrong with a deepwater oil well." Read more: www.mcclatchydc.com

In November, we will be able to send many of the lawbreakers, err lawmakers back to their hometowns with their heads held in shame for their misdeeds and in 2012, we can send the rest home.

* False unemployment rates and false information. It's a good thing Obama wasn't crafted from an old cobbler, his nose would be stretched across the country by now.

What will history have to say about the Obama administration? You tell me.

Stand up, Speak up, LIVE FREE!

CENSUS 2010

Census Worker Claims Job Numbers Are Being Inflated
http://bit.ly/ayfTGP

Census Worker Claims Jobs Numbers Inflated

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k7Qa9WY9Lo

OIL SPILL 2010

BP, feds could make millions from runaway well's oil
http://bit.ly/dBrm0e

BP disaster called 'Cheney's Katrina'
http://bit.ly/amv3Pe

BP faces another setback; oil slick threatens Fla.
http://bit.ly/aWrdDo

OBAMA NATION

Fidel Castro claims Obama lives in fantasy world
http://bit.ly/dtba84

Obama may use executive privilege to withhold Kagan documents
http://bit.ly/9Jfmgr

Army slams door on Obama details
http://bit.ly/djwpkU

White House 'explanation' suggests criminal 'evasion'
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=161765

White House in fresh job offer allegations
http://bit.ly/cMO4pT

White House: Obama unaware of job offers in Colorado
http://bit.ly/bEU2Ea

Prez wielding 'unlawful influence' on elections?
http://bit.ly/aicEgN

Obama fails the test of leadership
http://politi.co/dawToK

Anger over Obama's meeting with Ariz. governor
http://yhoo.it/bN93DG

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

Large Protests, Extensive Media Coverage Signifies Awakening To Bilderberg Agenda
http://bit.ly/cj4cZk

Bill Gates To Attend 2010 Bilderberg Conference
http://bit.ly/b0s6NY

Is flotilla battle signaling start of 'Gog and Magog'?
http://bit.ly/bbYwau

Correcting The History By Opening the Records
http://bit.ly/cZhJZQ

FCC Talks Up Sovietization of Media
http://bit.ly/c5ktvb

POLICE STATE NEWS

Journalism 'Reinvention' Smacks of Government Control, Critics Say
http://bit.ly/bgfts8

Motivating story: The Funhouse Case
http://bit.ly/9zx506

Guessing cops allowed to give speeding tickets in Ohio
http://bit.ly/aXFSLp

It won't be pretty: Toronto will be a massive police state for three days
http://bit.ly/agqJQh

Two activists speak out about G8/G20 CSIS intimidation
http://bit.ly/boMCuL

REAL ID & PRIVACY NEWS

States' Fights Nullification makes a comeback - and not just on the Right
http://bit.ly/bcv0Jf

DMV fraud sting nets 3
http://bit.ly/ax567m

Nevadans Dont Want REAL ID, but the DMV Does, and Thats What Matters
http://bit.ly/8XNdgW

At the DMV, lines drag on for days
http://bit.ly/c2NEII

Denish supports Real ID Act; opposes drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants
http://bit.ly/bfaGAL

Identity Theft: Local restaurant targeted by online hackers
http://bit.ly/cLy1bH

UK backs off national id cards
http://bit.ly/aHHx0O

Confidential plates bill clears hurdle
http://bit.ly/dB4eG4

Treasurer prepares for implementation of Real ID act
http://bit.ly/cj9vil

ECONOMIC NEWS

The Scariest Job Chart Ever Just Got Even Scarier
http://bit.ly/ajZcwN

Euro Falls Below $1.20 on Fresh Debt Fears
http://bit.ly/a6Zxla

Greek Debtor Sets Himself On Fire Inside Athens Bank
http://bit.ly/ct5cuk

Government Jobs Account for 95% of May Job Increases
http://bit.ly/dgOh96

America's 7 junkiest cities
http://bit.ly/bIkePz

Disappointing jobs report sends stocks tumbling
http://bit.ly/bkTaYJ

WHAT ARE WE TEACHING OUR CHILDREN?

Win a soccer game by more than five points and you lose, Ottawa league says
http://bit.ly/9jCtDW

FIGHTING BACK

Former Army Ranger fends off attackers; unarmed victim battles 2 knife-wielding intruders
http://bit.ly/9VlUO8

MORAL DECLINE

Facebook Being Cited In More Divorces
http://bit.ly/aG2D1K

MI Woman Sues, Claims Doctor Forced Abortion After She Said Stop
http://bit.ly/aJ01L7

Researchers Asked to Hide Scientific Debate over Maternal Deaths
http://bit.ly/9BEEAy

Police: Man calls 911 about mom taking his beer
http://bit.ly/bRBe7M

HEALTH NEWS

Research Links Genetically Modified Food To Long Term Sterility
http://bit.ly/asliMf

Doctors to be able to 'print' new organs for transplant patients
http://bit.ly/9IOOkB

Toxic America - Special Coverage on CNN.com
http://bit.ly/9ZHZEf

Shrek glass recall: Toxic cadmium found on glasses
http://bit.ly/9aApOI

Cruel and Unusual Punishment: Soy Diet for Illinois Prisoners
http://bit.ly/deBjpb

Understand DNA Damage and Repair
http://bit.ly/95zgEY

Report condemns swine flu experts ties to big pharma
http://bit.ly/clvZTX

IMMIGRATION NEWS

Leave like beaten rats. You old white people. It is your duty to die . ..
http://bit.ly/cyjMYC

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Top US cyberwarrior: Remote sabotage a real and pressing concern
http://bit.ly/bJR6An

A Key Lesson From The Facebook Privacy Scandal
http://bit.ly/9neIp5

The Yeshiva World Turkish Cyber Hackers Strike at Israel
http://bit.ly/dhZ5cj

10 Bizarre-but-True Ways Your Home Is Susceptible to Hackers
http://bit.ly/bs08te

Facebook Clickjacking Worm Infects Thousands
http://bit.ly/cGSFqw

Hackers Target Windows 2000 Security Flaw
http://bit.ly/9Bd9bE

Digital River sues over data breach
http://bit.ly/9IJ6xA

US vulnerable to attacks from cptr hackers could wreak havoc average citizens
http://bit.ly/9saZh5

HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA

Ban for lesbian coach who lured girls
http://bit.ly/9dWGxL

06/02/10

Is Congress regulating its way to the next crisis?

Quote of the Day: "It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man who knows what the law is today can guess what it will be tomorrow." -- James Madison (1751-1836), Father of the Constitution, 4th US President, Source: "Federalist" # 62

Politicians have a standard cure for every problem -- REGULATION. But what happens when there are so many regulations that not even the regulators can know them all, or understand what their consequences are? A case in point . . .

Widespread reliance on credit rating agencies, and a lack of knowledge about how those agencies were regulated, were major contributors to the 2008 financial meltdown.

Just this one example (explained in our sample letter below) is enough reason to reject the so-called financial reform bills being put forward by Barney Frank and Chris Dodd. Complicated regulations helped cause the 2008 mess, and they are NO part of the solution.

If you agree, please send Congress a letter telling them so.

You may borrow from or copy from this sample letter . . .

Wall Street is already the most regulated sector of the economy. Too many regulations means that even the regulators don't know them all. Jeffrey Friedman of the Cato Institute shows how this helped cause the 2008 financial meltdown. http://www.cato.org/pubs/policy_report/v32n1/cpr32n1-1.html

It appears that both the banks and the Federal Reserve were unaware that a 1975 SEC rule turned S&P, Moody's, and Fitch into a legally protected oligopoly, protecting them from competition from other rating agencies!

* Commercial banks believed in the soundness of the ratings from these agencies
* Other federal regulators wrongly believed S&P, Moody's, and Fitch were subject to "market discipline"
* But because these agencies were actually protected from competition, they got sloppy, and provided unreliable ratings
* This caused many financial institutions to purchase bad mortgage pools

In other words . . .

Regulators were unaware of the regulations! So how will MORE regulations help?

New regulations constantly address "the unintended consequences of previous regulations." They never really fix anything.

Instead of over-regulating the economy, strike at the root with real reform . . .

* End subsidies and bailouts -- make companies feel the consequences of their actions
* Stop creating monopolies, as you did with the credit rating companies

More regulations cause chaos, confusion, and catastrophe. Freer markets promote caution, transparency, and long-term growth. Therefore, I want you to oppose the Frank-Dodd financial reform bill.

END LETTER

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Jim Babka
President
DownsizeDC.org, Inc.

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IN THE NEWS

CENSUS 2010

Police arrest Census taker
http://bit.ly/bC0ZcN

OBAMA CARE

Lawsuit to feds: Constitution says, 'No you can't'
http://bit.ly/8Xn7gc

OBAMA NATION

Poll shocker! Majority wants Obama records
http://bit.ly/dw54R9

Question leaves president's spokesman speechless?
http://bit.ly/aotu7Z

All aboard! Obama pals back violent Gaza flotilla
http://bit.ly/bAWJ1p

Obama's FTC plan to reinvent America's news media
http://bit.ly/d2M3bA

POLICE STATE NEWS

Children, 4, 'to be fingerprinted to borrow school books from library'
http://bit.ly/aUhKME

Supreme Court rules suspects must speak to remain silent
http://bit.ly/9vJlFQ

Darpa's Beady-Eyed Camera Spots the Non-Cooperative
http://bit.ly/bVestZ

Watch: LAPD caught kicking cyclist at anti-BP protest
http://bit.ly/bhcGKp

OIL SPILL 2010

Goldman Sold 44% Of Its BP Stock 3 Wks Before Blowout
http://bit.ly/db6Ipg

BP's bid to stem spill stalls with stuck saw
http://bit.ly/bBnRp3

Dying, dead marine wildlife paint morbid picture of Gulf Coast following oil spill
http://bit.ly/9wesQA

REAL ID & PRIVACY NEWS

Del. to launch federal ID initiative
http://bit.ly/9mYtn5

Carson man nabbed in fake ID scam
http://bit.ly/dt46QM

Salem DMV bribes topping $35k may be just 'tip of the iceberg'
http://bit.ly/cHiHvX

ECONOMIC NEWS

Summer of Full Flights and High Fares
http://nyti.ms/bbRus9

Yikes! China paying U.S. unemployment checks
http://bit.ly/dd0NYx

U.S. debt soars to 90% of GDP
http://bit.ly/b7YF7k

Meth lab arrests may increase, State Police say
http://bit.ly/9pDeIQ

Beijing in a sweat as China's economy overheats
http://bit.ly/9NbaQM

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

'These people want empire' - Global Government
http://bit.ly/bBqnTe

Petition To Block Congressional Attacks On Freedom Of Speech And Press
http://bit.ly/129R5P

Crist says he’s ‘lonely’ on campaign trail - LOL
http://bit.ly/d4BkrC

Anti-incumbency takes down another congressman
http://yhoo.it/bIgsE8

Parker Griffith Party Switcher concedes, Mo Brooks is the GOP nominee for Congress
http://bit.ly/burU7w

Simmering anger may drive religious right back to polls
http://bit.ly/aloWoI

Christian conservatives target seated judges
http://bit.ly/chhSCW

Chinese hiding three million babies a year
http://bit.ly/cYTH9U

U.S. public demanding probe of Obama in Sestak-gate
http://bit.ly/9Vc68U

Gibbs: Sestak not offered spot on intel board
http://bit.ly/bkKImn

GLOBAL WARMING

Al and Tipper Gore to separate
http://politi.co/df0kpN

Divorce Found to Harm The Environment With Higher Energy, Water Use
http://bit.ly/9VBd7Y

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Facebook “Like” Worm Spreads
http://bit.ly/cuWnZR

Wikileaks Was Launched With Documents Intercepted From Tor
http://bit.ly/cZhc1i

Hackers are using more sophisticated methods in gaining personal information
http://bit.ly/9OVINm

Woman Sues Google for Bad Directions
http://yhoo.it/9gExrF

Hackers Extort Sex Gamers
http://bit.ly/9s4DBU

Cyber crime expands: Hackers can rent Botnets
http://bit.ly/9o1SGG

Google Ditches Microsoft's Windows Over Security Issues
http://bit.ly/9PJCn7

IMMIGRATION NEWS

Lawmakers considering a bill to require English for a NC driver's license
http://bit.ly/avwzj7

HEALTH NEWS

New blood test can spot cancer before it develops
http://bit.ly/dxYJ1X

MORAL DECLINE

Police: Girl raped, then relocated
http://bit.ly/b4Uxl7

12 dead in U.K. shooting rampage
http://bit.ly/cyC1ek

Woman escapes from forced marriage
http://bit.ly/bLgNj2

Video game fanatic hunts down and stabs rival player who killed character online
http://bit.ly/cgXhsN

Steve Jobs says Foxconn in China 'not a sweatshop' after worker deaths
http://bit.ly/9BiV52

WICKED WEATHER

Tropical Storm Agatha blows a hole in Guatemala City
http://bit.ly/cKo9Dy

TAKING ACTION TO SAVE YOUR LIFE

Stranded man cuts power poles to draw attention
http://bit.ly/a9xDNI

VERY OLD MAINSTREAM MEDIA

CNN Turns 30, Quietly and Without Fanfare
http://bit.ly/cPflwV

05/26/10

Should People be Allowed to Film/Record Police?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNcDGqzAB30&feature=player_embedded

Apparantly in the State of Maryland it is illegal to videotape the police or anyone in public without their consent.

It seems that the legislators in Maryland had a good idea, prevent people from being videotaped without their permission.

This would make it easier to convict the freaks who like to take images of people in ways they dont like.

However it seems they left out the fact that Public officials and employees do not have the expectation of privacy.

While the guy acted like a buffoon and was driving like an idiot, he deservingly received his ticket, but tapping a police officer can benefit both officer and the person be subjected to any type of confrontation with an officer.

One has to wonder if the legislators made a mistake when creating this law or if they purposely made it so broad as a means to keep their faces off the likes of youtube and the local news when they are seen doing something wrong or illegal.

If the police can rightfully videotape criminals then the people should have the right to videotape the authorities and public officials, otherwise they have no incentives to behave accordingly because after all any video made without their consent could be confiscated before it is made public.

The people of Maryland should stand up and tell their legislators that this legislation needs to change.

STAND UP>SPEAK UP>LIVE FREE

IN THE NEWS

OIL SPILL 2010

Obama to aides: 'Plug the damn hole'
http://bit.ly/a3wmSf

Oil-spill fix? Blow it up!
http://bit.ly/aUftVb

OBAMA NATION

President in rift with reporters?
http://bit.ly/cKdb8t

Sestak White House scandal called 'impeachable offense'
http://bit.ly/bb4Y7H

For Sestak Matter, a Trust Us Response From White House
http://nyti.ms/9CTol7

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

Nationalists' 'Operation Rahm Emanuel' Continues
http://bit.ly/azNZUQ

Finally, lawmakers to hear 'Bilderberg conspiracy'
http://bit.ly/a1gGWT

NYC community board OKs ground zero mosque plans
http://bit.ly/d6aUIZ

Jamaica: prime minister promises calm as 60 die in Kingston gun battles
http://bit.ly/8XLwBp

Clinton: World Must Respond to N. Korea Torpedo Strike on S. Korea Ship Cheonan
http://bit.ly/bKpjRb

North Korea cuts all ties with the South
http://bit.ly/aa2Krx

Senate Republicans bluntly reject Obama call for bipartisan support
http://bit.ly/aklnbO

POLICE STATE NEWS

Explain mixing nightsticks with voters
http://bit.ly/axdYEW

The Toronto G20 police state crackdown
http://bit.ly/aSiJQu

TERRORISM USA

US Apologizes to Billionaire Added to Terror No-fly List
http://bit.ly/9bjE27

REAL ID & PRIVACY NEWS

DMV Worker, State Trooper Charged In Bribery, ID Fraud Case
http://bit.ly/bL4pmg

Google Street View 'single biggest breach of privacy in history'
http://bit.ly/aWP72Q

Technical Problems Cause DMV Computer Outages
http://bit.ly/d4dpwl

Fake ID vendors hit the streets of the Mission
http://bit.ly/cmOged

Denver's website hacked twice in one week
http://bit.ly/di2oii

I saw ID cards turn Italy into a police state
http://bit.ly/9LpRpu

Ohio family faces killer's parole, Ore. ID fraud
http://bit.ly/anmJao

Anti-Surveillance fashion graces Maker's Faire
http://bit.ly/cmlOhS

Summer Vacation - A Privacy and Identity Theft Primer
http://bit.ly/aKa7kl

HEALTH NEWS

U.K. Bans Doctor Who Linked Autism to MMR Vaccine
http://bit.ly/cRN9rf

The 'worst drink in America' 2,000-calorie milkshake
http://bit.ly/a5AhSI

ECONOMIC NEWS

Finding Your Calling: What Is a Vocation?
http://bit.ly/doWmav

OVERCONSUMPTION IN AMERICA

Why Asia Will Overtake America
http://bit.ly/c3FUDG

Elderly Hoarders Rescued From Under Trash Heap
http://bit.ly/bwHyre

MORAL DECLINE

Dolton Teens Sold Teen Girls Into Sex Slavery
http://bit.ly/dzUIE1

Middle School Teacher Charged With Molesting 8th Grade Boy at Her School
http://bit.ly/cPKj5i

Psychologist: Wayne Treacy, Accused of Beating Josie Ratley, Has PTSD
http://bit.ly/cRnoXw

IMMIGRATION NEWS

NC Becomes 18th State Pushing Arizona's New Immigration Law
http://bit.ly/dpPLEq

17 States Now Filing Versions of Arizona’s Immigration Bill SB 1070
http://bit.ly/dePDY5

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Scientist 'infected' with computer virus
http://bit.ly/cVL93b

British UFO Hacker's Extradition On Hold
http://bit.ly/de7r7Y

Foreign hackers are targeting small business, says BBB
http://bit.ly/aAZfFT

Hackers, peer-to-peer networks, human error all threaten health data security
http://bit.ly/9L0rVY

05/25/10

Joe Sestak Needs to Come Clean

Joe Sestak has admitted that the White House has offered him a job to stay out of the Senatorial primary, but neither he nor the White House will come clean with the details.

The people of PA and the US have the right to know about the secretive deals coming out of the Obama administration. We want to know what our representatives were promised when they supported obamacare and the bailouts.

I am sure that this tactic isn't new, but We the people expect to be represented by our legislators and not have them sellout to the highest bidder for them to increase their personal gain.

Rest assured Americans do not care about the party affiliation, what they do care about is the integrity of our legislature.

Those in DC both Democrats and Republicans are being sent home as a result of these types of deals and as a result or simply ignoring the will of the people.

The primaries are just the beginning of the change that is reshaping our political culture. The November elections will bring forth even further change. Those members of the Senate who are not up for re-0election until 2012 and have ignored our voices, should start looking for new employment now.

Joe Sestak if you have been paying attention and you want to win the senatorial seat should come clean now or suffer the consequences at the polls.

IN THE NEWS

OIL SPILL UPDATES

BP refuses EPA order to switch to less-toxic oil dispersant
http://bit.ly/d6AFy8

Oil spill brings ‘death in the ocean from top to bottom’
http://bit.ly/aDKWtk

BP faces removal from oil clean-up operation
http://bit.ly/aW8Tev

BP faces growing calls for boycott of its US products
http://bit.ly/9tkjxZ

POLICE STATE NEWS

Autistic teen says he was beaten and arrested
http://bit.ly/cy2sRM

Florida Uses Bogus Reason To Implement Red Light Cameras
http://bit.ly/ahoZzF

CSI Paints Conspiracy Researchers As 'Terrorists'
http://bit.ly/d4bois

Nanny State or Police State?
http://bit.ly/clRBzC

USA Man faces 5 years in prison for recording out of control cop
http://bit.ly/bVu8eX

Fighting the Police State in London
http://bit.ly/bT0rjF

Feds Move to Throw Marijuana Users in Prison for Driving
http://bit.ly/c4AAXk

OBAMA NATION

US appoints first cyber warfare general
http://bit.ly/b2n05L

9 indicted on charges of accessing Obama records
http://yhoo.it/cokHfx

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

Sestak, White House deflect job-offer questions
http://bit.ly/a7FGht

Sestak, White House still mum on alleged administration job offer
http://bit.ly/9B0Scp

Weiner to White House: Come Clean on Sestak Offer
http://bit.ly/9Y2Wah

What Is Rand Paul?
http://bit.ly/cL8Pss

GOP officials ponder how to help, and tame, Paul
http://bit.ly/d04sPV

Bill Clinton rips 'birthers'
http://politi.co/bKy49C

REAL ID & PRIVACY NEWS

Six DMV Employees In Summonses Scheme
http://bit.ly/9OzxRP

Floridians Against REAL ID Act
http://bit.ly/9qLhKx

Contrite Facebook CEO promises new privacy controls
http://yhoo.it/bqTPnF

OBAMA CARE

Small businesses threatened with 1099 tax form tyranny provision in health care bill
http://bit.ly/aN9F3u

HEALTH NEWS

Many Sunscreens May Be Accelerating Cancer
http://bit.ly/b1LsG4

Toxic chemicals from supermarket labels 'seep through packaging and contaminate food'
http://bit.ly/9GLp4H

Air Force Treating Wounds With Lasers and Nanotech
http://bit.ly/an6kgH

PUBLIC EDUCATION

Destroying Public Education In America - Part II
http://bit.ly/9NKgdU

IMMIGRATION NEWS

Expect delays at the border this long weekend
http://bit.ly/aMvfTg

Ciudad Juarez, Mexico: The world's most dangerous place?
http://bit.ly/bFvc5c

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY NEWS

Warnings as wireless internet falls prey to hackers
http://bit.ly/9XGcNC

05/21/10

Byrdie Watch 2010 - What Happened to Senator Byrd?

The Wall Street Reform Bill vote on Thursday was missing one of the most auspicious members of the Senate. Sources in Washington have revealed that absent from the vote was Senator Robert Byrd.

“We thought maybe someone forgot to bring him out from the cloak room before the vote,” commented one White House reporter.

However, after an exhaustive search of the Congressional grounds most concluded that Byrd had decided to start his weekend a bit early.

We caught up with him at the villa he rents in Mexico. “I just couldn’t sit through another one of those votes,” Byrd said as he sipped on a Margarita. “Besides these weekends are what has kept me going for the past fifty year’s in Congress.”

H.R. 4173 (Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009 )easily passed the Senate without Senator Byrd's or Senator Arlen Specter.

Republican Senators Brown (R-MA), Grassley (R-IA)& Snowe (R-ME), hopeful not to be thrown by the wayside voted to support the Legislation that will do nothing to prevent future bailouts of financial institutions, but only increases federal control.

Some are speculating that Senator Specter still upset that his party threw him out on his backside during the Senatorial primaries, may have jumped on the same plane with Senator Bryd. So far, we have yet to confirm that report.

Upon further investigation we have learned that a law was quietly passed in 1999 allowing Byrd to receive vacations every weekend for the rest of his life, paid for by our taxpayer dollars. Perhaps the secret to Byrd’s longevity in Congress is due to something special in the water here. Now only one question remains, where will Byrdie spend Memorial Day Weekend?

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05/17/10

Can you see the government's hidden role in the BP oil spill?

Quote of the Day: "Government's view of the economy can be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it." -- Ronald Reagan (paraphrased)

The politicians meddle with everything. For example, when it comes to energy production there are . . .

* Direct subsidies
* Tax breaks and tax penalties
* Liability limits, but also potential fines if you don't do things just right

What a meddling muddle! This is why . . .

It's fair to say that the federal government played a hidden role in the BP oil spill. To learn more read the sample letter to Congress below.

We think it would be better . . .

* For oil companies to pay all the costs and carry all the potential risks of each drilling project
* To have all of these costs and risks reflected in the prices consumers pay, rather than hidden in legislation and regulations

In other words, there should be . . .

* No subsidies or special tax breaks
* No liability limits
* No tax-funded bailouts, or government run clean-up funds
* And regulations should be provided by insurance companies who are putting their own money at risk

If, after reading the sample letter to Congress below, you agree with us that this approach would better protect both the environment and the taxpayer, then please send Congress a letter telling them that. You can use DownsizeDC.org's No Bailouts campaign to send your letter.

You may borrow from or copy this sample letter . . .

The BP oil spill is another example of the destructive nature of government guarantees and bailouts.

I know that BP has agreed to pay more of the clean-up costs, beyond the government-provided liability cap. I also know that they've been threatened by Congress and the Administration if they don't. But this is hypocritical, because Congress created the liability cap and the clean up fund in the first place! In 1990, Congress passed a law that . . .

* capped oil company liability for spills at $75 million
* set up a fund, paid for by the oil companies, to pay for the rest of the clean-up

In effect, this is a government-run oil spill insurance program, but without the risk management incentives provided by real insurance companies. This whole scheme was a terrible idea from the start, and has been used to bail out companies that cause oil spills a whopping 51 times! http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/02/us/02liability.html
Because of the liability cap, BP may have been less cautious than it would have been if its own money had been at risk.

In addition, a lack of regulation has been blamed for the BP spill. But government regulators . . .

* don't have the profit and loss incentive that private insurance companies do; they don't go out of business for their mistakes
* tend to impose one-size-fits all rules that don't work as well as the site-specific requirements that insurance companies impose
* and often act as partners in the industry they regulate, not as watchdogs http://www.thefreemanonline.org/columns/tgif/bp-spill/

But imagine if we had a free market in energy . . .

* Oil companies would be liable for ALL the damage they cause
* And this would compel them to seek liability insurance in the private market

In turn, insurance companies would . . .

* demand the strictest standards to prevent accidents and spills because, unlike government regulators, they would be financially responsible for any mishaps
* and, if the risks are too great, they would deny coverage

If off-shore drilling is too risky, that means no one in a free market will invest in it, and entrepreneurs would then have a huge incentive to develop less-risky energy alternatives. This would be a good thing! This is what you politicians claim to want!

This means that a true free market in energy would actually reduce accidents and CREATE A CLEANER ENVIRONMENT.

I therefore demand that you put an end to government meddling in energy production.

1) Instead of raising the liability cap for oil spills, remove all government liability caps on all forms of energy production
2) Instead of inefficient and counter-productive government regulations, allow private insurance to set requirements for off-shore oil drilling and other forms of energy production, such as nuclear, which is also currently protected by government liability limits
3) Get rid of all subsidies, tax breaks, and tax penalties so that we can benefit from free and fair competition among all energy producers

Once these three market-based policies are in place, energy companies will bear the true capital expense of their projects -- instead of the taxpayers. Risky and dangerous projects will flop. But profitable projects should be allowed to proceed -- including drilling for oil.

END LETTER

You may send your letter using DownsizeDC.org's Educate the Powerful System.

And help spread the word! Forward this to friends and share it on Facebook.

Thanks for helping to Downsize DC!

Jim Babka
President
DownsizeDC.org, Inc.

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