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07/22/10

Kagan Hearings Are Over -- Vote Coming! TELL YOUR SENATORS NO WAY

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted to send the nomination of Elena Kagan to the full Senate floor on Tuesday.

The 13-6 vote was not a surprise. Democrats outnumber Republicans 12-7 on the committee, and their ranks include the anti-gun extreme wing of their party, such as Charles Schumer, Dianne Feinstein and Dick Durbin.

Six Republicans opposed Kagan, with only turncoat Lindsey Graham of South Carolina voting to confirm the anti-gunner.

As this important battle moves to the Senate floor, it is important to keep the heat on all Senators -- especially Democrats coming from rural states who claim to support the Second Amendment.

If a handful of these Senators vote NO on Kagan, her confirmation could be defeated.

While Kagan does not have a record of judicial opinions, her views on the Second Amendment are no mystery. Some things that have come to light since her nomination include:

* While serving in the Clinton administration, Kagan drafted an executive order to ban certain semi-automatic firearms;

* As a law clerk, she advised against the Supreme Court considering Sandidge v. United States in a case that questioned the constitutionality of the D.C. gun ban, writing that she was "not sympathetic" to the gun owner's Second Amendment claims; and

* Kagan was also part of the Clinton team that pushed the firearms industry to include gun locks with all gun purchases and was in the Clinton administration when the President pushed legislation that would close down gun shows.

During her hearings, Kagan ducked and dodged questions about the Second Amendment, and she refused to declare whether she believes the Second Amendment protects an individual right.

Kagan insisted that the Supreme Court decisions in Heller and McDonald are precedent and "settled law," but this in no way precludes her from ruling that almost any gun law -- including gun owner registration, purchasing limits, waiting periods, private sale background checks, and more -- are consistent with the Constitution.

Recall the confirmation hearings of Sonia Sotomayor, the newest Supreme Court Justice. Sotomayor assured the Senate, and the American people, that she accepted the Court's ruling in Heller that the Second Amendment protects an individual right.

Yet, in the McDonald case, Sotomayor joined the dissent in writing that "I can find nothing in the Second Amendment's text, history, or underlying rationale that could warrant characterizing it as 'fundamental' insofar as it seeks to protect the keeping and bearing of arms for private self-defense purposes."

Now Kagan has made the same promises to the Senate, but the available evidence portrays her as a forceful advocate of restrictive gun laws and driven by political considerations rather than the rule of law.

As GOA attorney William J. Olson, who testified at the hearings, noted: "If [Kagan] were to go on the Court, with what we know about her now, she could be the most anti-gun justice on that Court."

There is NO WAY any Senator who claims to support the Second Amendment could vote to confirm anti-gun radical Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court of the United States!

ACTION: Please urge your two Senators to oppose the confirmation of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. You can use the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm to send your Senators the pre-written e-mail message below.

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

Dear Senator:

I stand with Gun Owners of America in opposing the confirmation of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court.

While Kagan does not have a record of judicial opinions, her views on the Second Amendment are no mystery. Some things that have come to light since her nomination include:

* While serving in the Clinton administration, Kagan drafted an executive order to ban certain semi-automatic firearms;

* As a law clerk, she advised against the Supreme Court considering Sandidge v. United States in a case that questioned the constitutionality of the D.C. gun ban, writing that she was "not sympathetic" to the gun owner's Second Amendment claims; and

* Kagan was also part of the Clinton team that pushed the firearms industry to include gun locks with all gun purchases and was in the Clinton administration when the President pushed legislation that would close down gun shows.

During her hearings, Kagan ducked and dodged questions about the Second Amendment, and she refused to declare whether she believes the Second Amendment protects an individual right.

Kagan insisted that the Supreme Court decisions in Heller and McDonald are precedent and "settled law," but this in no way precludes her from ruling that almost any gun law -- including gun owner registration, purchasing limits, waiting periods, private sale background checks, and more -- are consistent with the Constitution.

There is NO WAY any Senator who claims to support the Second Amendment could vote to confirm anti-gun radical Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court of the United States!

Please vote NO on the nominee's confirmation.

Sincerely,

__________________________________________

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POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

NAACP retracts criticism of USDA worker
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MI Judge Suspended
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Lindsey Graham joins panel's Dems to approve Kagan
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By Her Own Words, Kagan Will Violate Her Oath
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ECONOMIC NEWS

Mid-Michigan Says Enough To Fed
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One Economic Chart That You Should Permanently Burn Into Your Memory
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Economic Pain
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HEALTH NEWS

Newsweek publishes major story exposing fraud of antidepressant drugs
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2ND AMMENDMENT

Armed Citizens Prevail
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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Gary McKinnon campaigners praise PM for raising hacker's case with Obama
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Hackers 1 Click Away From Stealing Your Identity
http://bit.ly/bgA9H0

Firefox lets hackers grab your passwords
http://bit.ly/a8TZNP

Virus targets Siemens industrial control systems
http://bit.ly/dsyn8k

U.S. Authorities Shut Down Wordpress Host With 73,000 Blogs
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The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace
http://bit.ly/cqx10P

07/16/10

Trust us, We will Protect Your Data, We're from the Government

Trust us, We will Protect Your Data, We're from the Government. I've heard that one time too many. I could go on and on about examples of the government who is entrusted with some of our most intimate details have lost confidence since the passage of Real ID

You can see many examples of personal data from medical records, bank, universities and more, lost lap tops, stolen data from workers, data breaches, lost backup tapes and much much more at www.privacyrights.org Beth Givens has dedicated a great deal of time and effort to ensure that your information is kept private and only used for the purposes for which you have provided it to various businesses.

Congress when they passed the Real ID in 2005 knew full well the American People would not be deceived into accepting a national ID card. But they touted the Real ID as a means to protect us from terrorists and to ensure that our drivers licenses' would be secure.

So along with the Real ID Act of 2005, one piece of additional legislation was to be adapted to protect our identifying information. It is known as the Drivers Privacy Protection Act or DPPA. This piece of legislation not only does not protect our private information, but it actually allows the DMV to sell, share or rent any and all of your data to private corporations for whatever they want to do with it.

The Data that can be shared
Name,
Complete Address
Date of Birth
Socialist Security Number
Your Photo
Medical Information
Any other information you may have provided such as immigration documents, birth certificates and marriage records.

The 5th Circuit court of Texas just ruled that Companies Can Buy Bulk DMV Records

"Private companies can use this information to prevent insurance fraud, verify a worker's driver's license, notify the owner of a towed or impounded vehicle, and conduct research and surveys, among other permissible uses. Government agencies, law enforcement officers and licensed private investigators are also authorized to use DMV records.

The panel concluded that it's legal for someone to buy DMV records in bulk "for the purpose of making permissible actual use" of those records, "even if that person does not actually use every single item of information therein.

Defendants included research companies, online database operators, grocery chains, insurance companies, employee screening services, technology businesses and consulting companies."

I toured NC and spoke to many groups and churches about the dangers of Real ID and the Drivers Not so Private Privacy Protection Act.

Perhaps, people will listen now. Perhaps, they will urge their legislators to stop this madness, or perhaps instead vote in those who will repeal or re-write this law to include some real protections for Americans, or perhaps Americans will remain silent on the issue and become the easy target of identity thieves.

Stand UP, SPEAK UP, LIVE FREE

IN THE NEWS

CENSUS 2010

Census Workers Sensing Danger?
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OBAMA NATION

Top Clinton Official: Only A Terror Attack Can Save Obama
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New Tea Party Billboard of Obama, Hitler and Lenin Receives Complaints From Other Tea Partiers
http://bit.ly/aRJKtL

Poll: 55% of Likely Voters Think Obama Is a Socialist
http://bit.ly/bD2zPD

Ex-prosecutor: Obama's Kenyan activities may be 'criminal'
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Senate-seeker wants Obama birth-certificate treatment
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POLICE STATE NEWS

Freeway speed cameras are going off road
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NC Will DNA law clear up more crime?
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Immortal Technique: Haiti a police state run by US & UN
http://bit.ly/aoaRGS

Proof Positive YOU live in a POLICE STATE!
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Uncle of shooting victim rejects letter of apology
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Former officer apologizes for shooting unarmed man
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Why do police hate getting their picture taken?
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Red light cameras in Westmoreland County PA spark debate
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Anti-police vandals hit unmarked car in Santa Cruz
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REAL ID & PRIVACY NEWS

Companies Can Buy Bulk DMV Records, Court Says
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Hackers falsifying data on businesses to obtain loans
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Q&A with gubernatorial candidate Randy Brogdon
http://bit.ly/b0JceW

Thousands of Nebraskans waiting on DMV since June
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Real ID Causing Real Problems
http://bit.ly/ck4yoF

Customer information left exposed by insurance giant
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ECONOMIC NEWS

22 Statistics That Prove The Middle Class Is Being Systematically Wiped Out Of Existence In America
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Will Thousands Of Police Layoffs Unleash Chaos And Anarchy Across America?
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Word to homeowners about Hardest-Hit program: 'Be persistent ... and patient'
http://bit.ly/aGfS63

Financial reform bill clears key Senate hurdle
http://bit.ly/aSjabq

The U.S. Economy Is A Dead Horse
http://bit.ly/8ohSa1

Road Warrior-level collapse imminent
http://bit.ly/b1fDcQ

Local state employees protest outside DMV in El Centro
http://bit.ly/bSX6wA

California state workers protest 60% paycut
http://bit.ly/dxOVpd

Empty Store Shelves Coming to America
http://bit.ly/ahnRHy

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

Senators move to revive estate tax at reduced rate
http://yhoo.it/ahrXKx

Law Remakes U.S. Financial Landscape
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More people openly carrying weapons in Michigan
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Rush Limbaugh Sells Condo, Vetoes NY Taxes
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Support Ron Pauls Parental Consent Act
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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION NEWS

April welfare costs for children of illegal aliens exceeds $52 million
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Undocumented immigrants lose government food aid
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U.S., Mexican Officials Say They Can't Confirm Arrest of Hezbollah Operative on Border
http://bit.ly/aATpSM

Reid Declines Vote on Illegal Worker Plan
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South Dakota to Back Arizona in anti-Illegal Immigration Debate
http://bit.ly/bQBcWa

CHRISTIANITY NEWS

Missionaries plead not guilty in festival case
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HEALTH NEWS

Big Pharma nanotechnology encodes pills with tracking data that you swallow
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IMMIGRATION NEWS

Republican governor hopefuls ads take on illegal immigration fight
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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Insurance companies hire weather modification company to minimize damage
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Strange Animals Thought to Be Chupacabras Killed in Hood County, Texas
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25,000 PCs Affected By Microsoft Zero-Day Vulnerability
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Millions of Routers Susceptible to Hackers
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Hacking the Electric Grid? You and What Army?
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Hackers target the Web sites of local banks
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Real Names For Internet And Cell Phones - China Effort

http://bit.ly/daUxoS

Hackers' Homes Raided by FBI
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07/06/10

Social Media 101 for activists

Social Media 101 for activists

Seven ways to change the world with Twitter and Facebook.
By Ambreen Ali
Congress.org

Imagine the reaction if someone stood on a chair at a cocktail party and began shouting opinions and asking for money.

That's precisely what many activist groups do on social networks, Deanna Zandt argues.

The author of "Share This! How You Will Change the World with Social Networking" faults organizations for treating Twitter and Facebook like broadcasting venues instead of places to have a conversation.

"You're sharing and participating and working with each other," she said.

Facebook is full of groups for one cause or another, but few of their followers actually do something. How can activists move people beyond so-called slacktivism?

Zandt offers seven tips on using social media to make a real difference.

1. Share your story. Perhaps the biggest benefit of using social networks is that they allow you to share personal stories with others, Zandt said. Compelling narratives have always been an important way to pull people into a cause. Twitter and Facebook just enhance how that works.

"Any kind of organizing, whether it be door knocking or phone banking, starts with stories," she said. "Stories create empathy, and empathy is a building block of any kind of social change movement regardless of whether someone's politics are left or right."

2. Cultivate relationships. Zandt put her theories to test while writing the book by asking friends and family to donate to the "Feed Deanna" fund. The money went to pay for the author's living expenses while she penned the social media guide.

She sent e-mails to 500 people that yielded $6,000 in cash and a handful of unique offers like $100 a month in pizza from the local restaurant and a free eye exam. What she learned applies to activist groups that often find themselves pinched for funds.

"The biggest takeaway is that fundraising is all about relationships," Zandt said, noting that she knew almost every donor personally. "You need to build your community before you need them. I couldn't have just made 500 friends in a day and then asked them for money."

3. Be personable. Robotic tweets that read like a press release won't get you anywhere. Casual prose and a human touch are the expectations on these social sites.

"You should be using the tone of voice that you would with a coworker you don't know well. Think about having a conversation with someone rather than broadcasting something," Zandt said.

4. Meet people where they are. Not all the people who would be drawn to your cause are on Twitter. Even those that are may not use it in the way you think.

Zandt gave the example of a student-led immigration protest several years ago that used MySpace to build its base. The social networking site is popular with teenagers, so it made sense for organizers to start there.

The protest was planned on a school day, and students were going to walk out of their classrooms in protest. Knowing that the students wouldn't have access to MySpace in school, activists collected their phone numbers ahead of time and texted them.

The concept, called last-mile organizing, means "understanding the community you're trying to reach and figuring out what the appropriate technology is for them," Zandt said. Many people don't use the internet regularly at all, she added, emphasizing the importance of continuing traditional activism.

5. Treat social media like a tool. No technology can take the place of traditional organizing tactics like knocking on a door, holding a protest, or meeting with a lawmaker.

"Those are still tools in the toolbox. This is an additional tool that people can use," Zandt said.

It's important to use the tool when it's best fit. Social media may not be the place to negotiate with a fellow activist group, for example, but it can help bring people together in a crisis.

When books about feminism and gay rights mysteriously disappeared from Amazon.com's search results last year, authors turned to Twitter to share what they were seeing. Pretty soon, the subject "Amazon Fail" was one of the most popular trending topics on the site, and mainstream media sites took notice.

Amazon had to react in a matter of days. Before social media, Zandt said the publisher could have pushed the issue aside or waited weeks before doing something about it.

"Maybe activists would have written to Amazon. But along the line, a number of gatekeepers would have had to approve that this was a valid story to tell," she said.

6. Don't chase the numbers. Not every cause requires a million followers. It's more important to have a dedicated group of activists who are willing to share your information with others and help out than to have tons of followers who don't really care all that much about what you do.

Parents in Florida demonstrated that when they started voicing their frustrations with the public school system through social media sites. They joined together on Facebook, eventually landed a meeting with school officials and had their concerns addressed.

"Eight thousand people may not be a lot for the Red Cross," Zandt said, "but it's a fantastic number for Palm Beach County parents who are putting pressure on a school system."

7. Reward people who help. Activists often struggle with getting their Facebook fans and Twitter followers to actually do something. One way to address that is by giving people easy-to-accomplish tasks and rewarding them publicly for completing them.

The Sunlight Foundation, a nonprofit that uses technology to make government more accessible, used social networks to collect data on lawmakers who hire family members. They uploaded a tool and instructions asking people to look up one member of Congress and report back what they found.

Within two days, the group had data on every member.

"One of the smart things they did is that after you hit submit, they told you, 'While you were working on your lawmaker, four others were submitted.' It was a very subtle clue that you were part of something," Zandt said.

IN THE NEWS

OIL SPILL 2010

Bolivar, TX residents find oil on beach
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OBAMA NATION

Analyst: Obama has U.S. economy in 'death spiral'
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POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

Doesn't a National Holiday Presuppose an Independent Nation?
http://bit.ly/cS9VkE

Independence from Modern Tyranny
http://bit.ly/9xG3GJ

Charging per mile 'inevitable'
http://bit.ly/aoMr61

Fury as doctor who said Lockerbie bomber would die in three months admits: He could live for a decade
http://bit.ly/a3CqwT

POLICE STATE NEWS

Oakland Transforms as it Prepares for Street Rebellions
http://bit.ly/a7pizw

Police back down over spy cameras - an amazing result in Birmingham
http://bit.ly/cDNvVM

The militarization of The Police Force in USA
http://bit.ly/bMONUN

Don't kid yourself, it's a Police State
http://bit.ly/9Frpwc

Felony Charge for Writing to a Senator
http://huff.to/cfFN6f

Spy cameras may turn from streets to sidewalks
http://bit.ly/bVB4It

Detroit police probe own gang unit
http://bit.ly/bi0DhJ

America is riddled with politically motivated surveillance
http://bit.ly/cS6wC8

Biometric ATM gives cash via 'finger vein' scan
http://bit.ly/bS1lJg

Man sues RCMP over alleged beating
http://bit.ly/db38vd

DUMBING DOWN AMERICANS

26% of U.S. don't know who we declared independence from
http://bit.ly/cBgvxc

ECONOMIC NEWS

State authorities bust $8 million mortgage fraud ring
http://bit.ly/d08aCV

State and Local Gov't Workers' Job Security Fades
http://bit.ly/cAdJTX

Schwarzenegger puts 200,000 workers on $7.25 per hour
http://bit.ly/duattI

7.9 million jobs lost, many forever
http://yhoo.it/aoJtAM

With the US trapped in depression, this really is starting to feel like 1932
http://bit.ly/bS4MaN

How China's New Generation Of Workers Won't Accept Slave Labor
http://bit.ly/dcqQJL

State workers in I.E. dread impending pay cut
http://bit.ly/aZn0gR

VA state funds drying up for subdivision streets
http://bit.ly/94MoBW

First day of Honolulu's city furloughs
http://bit.ly/9EW9HI

HEALTH NEWS

Bedbugs Expand Their Horizons Beyond the Bedroom
http://bit.ly/99cnlj

REAL ID & PRIVACY NEWS

Enhanced driver's licence not so popular with Canadians
http://bit.ly/bFiPak

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Hackers poison 4th of July search results to sell scareware
http://bit.ly/bjwSu6

Zoo to bring dead animals back to life, 'Jurassic Park'-style
http://bit.ly/bNOkf4

Schoolboys Nick Webber and Ryan Thomas 'ran £8m online fraud network'
http://bit.ly/awWZdA

Tenth of UK PCs compromised by hackers
http://bit.ly/9cWr8k

MORE STORMS?

Three Possible Hurricanes Aim For The Gulf
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06/17/10

Threat to Free Speech Lights a Fire in the Grassroots

Threat to Free Speech Lights a Fire in the Grassroots

-- Vote has been temporarily postponed; keep up the heat!

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

[T]he NRA -- on whose board of directors I serve -- rather than holding steadfastly to its historic principles of defending the Constitution and continuing its noble fight against government regulation of political speech instead opted for a political deal borne of self-interest in exchange for ‘neutrality’ from the legislation's requirements.

-- NRA Director Cleta Mitchell, June 17, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The above quote -- part of an editorial authored by NRA Director Cleta Mitchell -- ran in The Washington Post today.

Like Mitchell, bloggers and editorial writers around the country have lit up the Internet with the story that we have been alerting you to over the past 48 hours. Here are just some of the headlines:

* “The NRA sells out to Democrats on the First Amendment,” The Wall Street Journal

* “Conservatives take on the NRA over deal on disclosure bill,” The Washington Post

* “The National Rifle Association’s Excuse Holds No Water,” RedState.org

The conservative movement (and to be honest, many liberal organizations as well) are coming together to loudly protest the DISCLOSE Act -- legislation that threatens to gag our ability to effectively hold individual congressmen accountable in the days and weeks leading up to an election.

It is imperative that we continue hammering the Congress. But rather than cry “uncle,” liberal Democrats are now trying to buy off more groups with an exemption for those that have at least 500,000 members (rather than the higher threshold of one million, which would have applied to few groups other than the NRA).

Of course, how is the government going to know how many members an organization has? According to the legislation, each organization will have to certify to a government commission how many members they have. But what if the commission wants documentation; will the organization have to “disclose” the names of their members?

GOA, of course, will never do this. Furthermore, you should know that your Gun Owners of America can NOT be bought off. We will continue opposing this bill on principle, urging all gun groups to stick together in this fight. As we stated yesterday, we realize that: “We must all hang together, or we will all hang separately.”

GOA applauds NRA Director Cleta Mitchell for the courageous stand she took today. (You can read her editorial here.) We hope that the NRA leadership will heed her wisdom and take a stand against this bill. If they don’t, we wouldn’t be surprised if NRA members start demanding a change in their leadership. After all, the NRA has engaged in many good fights over the years, and it would be a shame to lose this VERY IMPORTANT battle because high-ranking staff led the NRA down the wrong path.

ACTION:

1. Please call your congressman today and urge him or her to oppose HR 5175. We’ve asked you to send emails before, but now on the eve before the vote, it is crucial that the phones ring off the hook. If they’re not ringing, they won’t be worried.

You can use the Talking Points below to call your Representative toll-free at 1-877-762-8762.

2. If you haven’t yet urged the NRA staff to change its position on HR 5175 and stand with Gun Owners of America, please do so. NRA Director Cleta Mitchell was absolutely correct, and the NRA leadership should heed her wisdom. You can call the NRA at (800) 392-VOTE (8683).

3. Please help Gun Owners of America to continue fighting for your rights. You can go to http://gunowners.org/contribute-to-goa.htm to help us alert as many people as possible to the DISCLOSE Act threat.

----- Talking Points for contacting your Representative -----

1. I stand with Gun Owners of America in opposing the DISCLOSE Act (HR 5175).

2. The Bill of Rights is clear in saying that Congress has no authority to pass legislation like this. Just like the Second Amendment says our gun rights “shall not be infringed,” the First Amendment says “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech.”

3. The Supreme Court was right earlier this year in the Citizens United case. Sen. John McCain -- the author of the Campaign Finance Reform law (otherwise known as the Incumbent Protection Act) -- was wrong. Americans, and the groups they choose to associate with, should be able to criticize Congress in the days and weeks leading up to an election WITHOUT BEING GAGGED OR FORCED TO JUMP THROUGH HOOPS that are mandated by Congress.

IN THE NEWS

OIL SPILL 2010

Judge Napolitano on BP Oil Spill & Obama Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Oqutclvexk

Judge Napolitano on BP Oil Spill & Obama Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMZrINBrKec

Judge Napolitano on BP Oil Spill & Obama Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQJzjQqPLR8

CENSUS 2010

Refusing To Be Counted
http://bit.ly/dnmI7Y

OBAMA NATION

Obama Wants $50 Billion more for Stimulus, Networks Nearly Silent
http://bit.ly/a8m2m5

Obama said he's a Muslim
http://bit.ly/cq4p2L

POLICE STATE NEWS

NH Police-State Checkpoint This Coming Weekend
http://bit.ly/9ET5xt

Biker: DMV stole my motorcycle
http://bit.ly/dtsvgr

REAL ID & PRIVACY NEWS

PA Senate Unanimously Votes to Nullify Real ID
http://bit.ly/cvudYs

Delaware DMV unveils new secure ID cards
http://bit.ly/cl1HpW

DMV Worker Charged with Sexual Abuse
http://bit.ly/bi1iRm

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

Anti Abortion Right to Life vanity plates: DMV offers Choose Life plates
http://bit.ly/c3CEyJ

Justice Elena 'rubber stamp' Kagan?
http://bit.ly/9c7Xxz

When opinions become laws
http://bit.ly/biC1Su

Japan pledges corporate tax cuts to boost growth
http://bit.ly/aACev5

Folmer bills make it through Senate
http://bit.ly/aU3Y2c

Chinese workers revolt against the unions
http://bit.ly/dmszXV

Cap & Trade Image
http://bit.ly/14igvB

ECONOMIC NEWS

Solo Cup plant closing is shock to employees
http://bit.ly/aVHjMc

California Considers Selling Ad Space On License Plates
http://bit.ly/bIjbEW

Out-of-work job applicants told unemployed need not apply
http://yhoo.it/cRPafm

US Banks May End Free Checking Accounts
http://bit.ly/b2Qgiu

2ND AMMENDMENT

NRA exemption shows campaign disclosure bill's cynical, fatal flaws
http://bit.ly/aryFUC

Warning: The Constitution Can be Hazardous to Children!
http://bit.ly/989aH8

CHRISTIANITY NEWS

Rights restored to Michigan pastor
http://bit.ly/bWLP8W

Church league denies team with lesbian coach
http://bit.ly/bsFrX7

ANOTHER ABORTION PILL

FDA panel gives ellaOne a thumbs-up
http://bit.ly/ahm633

FOOD RECALLS

Campbell Soup recalls 15M pounds of SpaghettiOs
http://yhoo.it/9ATmCJ

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Google Probing Possible Google Trends Hack
http://bit.ly/bjXuVu

XP flaw exploited by hackers
http://bit.ly/aSV41c

The Biggest Threat to Apple
http://bit.ly/9blmqQ

Spies, WikiLeaks, and hackers, oh my!
http://bit.ly/9U4pST

New program aims to help hackers report stolen credit cards and other personal data
http://bit.ly/9sLjlf

AT&T Apologizes for Another Privacy Gaffe, Suspends iPhone Pre-orderin
http://bit.ly/dpVZxD

Hackers put sexual content on Tory Twitter
http://bit.ly/bLmwq7

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

06/02/10

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

You can send you letter using DownsizeDC.org's Educate the Powerful System.

And tell your friends! Re-tweet this message.

Thanks for being part of the Downsize DC Army.

Jim Babka
President
DownsizeDC.org, Inc.

STAND UP, SPEAK UP, LIVE FREE
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

06/01/10

Will Legislators Continue to Ignore We the People?

One would think after seeing the spaniking incmumbents are receiving during the early primaries that legislators would stop legislating and start representing. But it seems that they are going to ignore the people until they are voted out.

Legislators think a national id card will stoip illegal immigrants from illegally entering our country. That is laughable at best. National id cards are a bigger risk to national security than not having one.

Putting all of our senstive information into one hackable database is just asking for trouble. While many states havbe opted out of the Real ID National ID scheme, others like NC and Deleware are going forward with it and ignoring all the dangers of haveing such a system.

Legislators are also considering Immigration Reform. Now reform means amnesty. More than 80% of Americans do not want amnesty for those who have entered our country illegally.

States like AZ have to take it upon themselves to make it illegal to be in the state illegally. They have the right to do so under the tenth amendment.

Lets face it, there are some simple solutions to control the flow of illegal immigrants into this country.

* Secure our borders - We need more than 1200 additional troops to stop the crossing
* Enforce current immigration laws
* Jail and fine employers of illegal aliens
* Cut off the social programs for illegals

These simple things will help stop the flow of those who want to enter our nation illegally, but legislators want to ignore common sense approaches and try to use the same argument they did in the last amnesty, "We cant round them up and deport them all."

Of course not, all we need to do is do more enforcement and remove the incentives, ie free health care, food stamps, and employment.

Be sure to remind your elected leaders that you will not forget come election day.

Stand up, Speak up, Live Free

IN THE NEWS
OIL SPILL UPDATES

Expert: Nuking oil leak ‘only thing we can do’
http://bit.ly/8Zs5imEnergy

Is BP trying to cap the Gulf oil well, or keep it flowing?
http://bit.ly/b88Gqi

CENSUS 2010

Two more Census workers blow the whistle
http://bit.ly/bOXdjS

Census workers can enter your apartment in your absence
http://bit.ly/c2AZsY

POLICE STATE NEWS

Michigan To License Journalists?
http://bit.ly/bJeFZw

Hospital uses armed man in unannounced drill
http://bit.ly/a6GO7R

Lawtey PD Officer Arrested, Charged with Bribery, Accused of Offering to Take Cash for Tickets
http://bit.ly/a1JsUu

ECONOMIC NEWS

The Looming Financial Holocaust - Is Closer Than We Thought ...
http://bit.ly/amDKgW

The U.S. Economic Collapse Top 20 Countdown
http://bit.ly/dAZPcK

U.S. Spending on Food Stamps at All-Time High, Sparking Debate Over Welfare
http://bit.ly/9hf9VW

US money supply plunges at 1930s pace as Obama eyes fresh stimulus
http://bit.ly/dxxSn0

3 Fla. banks, 1 each in Nev., Calif. shut down
http://yhoo.it/92MeDD

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

Israel Attacks Unarmed Americans in International Waters
http://bit.ly/9LruQ2

Obama's Letter to Lula Exposes White House Forked Tongue On Iran
http://bit.ly/cqhS35

China shields North Korea at crisis summit
http://bit.ly/aJSuM6

Let's Get Creative!
http://bit.ly/bin6R0

Pelosi Predicts House Will Vote to Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
http://yhoo.it/9GD99U

Mixing oil and water
http://bit.ly/ahhcJo

2ND AMMENDMENT

U.N. gun ban faces pre-emptive attack
http://bit.ly/9CwNoG

HEALTH NEWS

Phoenix-area hospitals fight highly toxic 'supergerm'
http://bit.ly/aPns1e

Radioactive fish near Vt. nuke plant deemed common
http://bit.ly/96MoGa

Youngsters Dying From Blood Clots
http://bit.ly/ce2r9m

Is our demand for cheap food putting our health at risk?
http://bit.ly/dAAgVF

Virginia Tech professor uncovered truth about lead in D.C. water
http://bit.ly/ddISW8

1-FDA probes hundreds of J&J children drug complaints
http://bit.ly/cTdNLG

IMMIGRATION & BORDER NEWS

Feds Issue Terror Watch for the Texas/Mexico Border
http://bit.ly/d5Lcr9

MORAL DECLINE

Dad in China Chains Up Boy, 8, Tries to Auction Him
http://bit.ly/bxigL0

Calif. woman kills self while driving with daughter
http://bit.ly/cg4JgX

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Hackers Take Over BP Twitter Feed
http://bit.ly/9ZKMXN

Hackers will keep hammering Facebook, say researchers
http://bit.ly/ctwwEd

Tech Talk Podcast: Car Viruses
http://nyti.ms/9BSI8d

MILITARY NEWS

Saving soldiers from gay death
http://www.newswithviews.com/Kincaid/cliff421.htm

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