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Permalink 11:28:56 am, by live free radio jp Email , 809 words, 71024 views   English (US)
Categories: News, The US Constitution, Take Action, Politics, Police State, Socialism, Obamanation

Govt Shutdown & Obamacare Standoff

Obama: “I Will Not Negotiate”...Blah Blah Blah, its the Republicans.(NPR)

“It is abundantly clear that Harry Reid wants a shutdown. And now he’s gotten the shutdown that the wants.” - Senator Ted Cruz..More Blah Blah Blah.

Everyone throws blame at each other. In the meantime, health care exchanges are not working. People are not informed about plans even if they wanted to participate in the scheme.

From web site

"We have a lot of visitors on the site right now.
Please stay on this page.

We're working to make the experience better, and we don’t want you to lose your place in line. We’ll send you to the login page as soon as we can. Thanks for your patience!"

Perhaps they could have used Harry Reid's face or Obama's likeness

Just so the guys dont feel left out.

Many Americans will opt opt of Obamacare. Many have lost their jobs or had hours cut and many have been told they will now be covered by Obamacare instead of employer provided healthcare.

By the way, like it or not, Americans opposed to Obamacare can opt out, there are exemptions.

Per the web site, you can be exempt from Obamacare under the following circumstances.

Exemptions from the payment

Under certain circumstances, you won’t have to make the individual responsibility payment. This is called an “exemption.”

You may qualify for an exemption if:

  • You’re uninsured for less than 3 months of the year
  • The lowest-priced coverage available to you would cost more than 8% of your household income
  • You don’t have to file a tax return because your income is too low (Learn about the filing limit.)
  • You’re a member of a federally recognized tribe or eligible for services through an Indian Health Services provider
  • You’re a member of a recognized health care sharing ministry
  • You’re a member of a recognized religious sect with religious objections to insurance, including Social Security and Medicare
  • You’re incarcerated, and not awaiting the disposition of charges against you
  • You’re not lawfully present in the U.S.

Hardship exemptions

If you have any of the circumstances below that affect your ability to purchase health insurance coverage, you may qualify for a “hardship” exemption:

  1. You were homeless.
  2. You were evicted in the past 6 months or were facing eviction or foreclosure.
  3. You received a shut-off notice from a utility company.
  4. You recently experienced domestic violence.
  5. You recently experienced the death of a close family member.
  6. You experienced a fire, flood, or other natural or human-caused disaster that caused substantial damage to your property.
  7. You filed for bankruptcy in the last 6 months.
  8. You had medical expenses you couldn’t pay in the last 24 months.
  9. You experienced unexpected increases in necessary expenses due to caring for an ill, disabled, or aging family member.
  10. You expect to claim a child as a tax dependent who’s been denied coverage in Medicaid and CHIP, and another person is required by court order to give medical support to the child. In this case, you do not have the pay the penalty for the child.
  11. As a result of an eligibility appeals decision, you’re eligible for enrollment in a qualified health plan (QHP) through the Marketplace, lower costs on your monthly premiums, or cost-sharing reductions for a time period when you weren’t enrolled in a QHP through the Marketplace.
  12. You were determined ineligible for Medicaid because your state didn’t expand eligibility for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

If you cannot afford Obamacare or still want to opt out but do not qualify to opt out, you can pay the fine, its cheaper than paying the premiums and you if you do get sick and need it, well sign up for it in the ER if you have to. They cannot deny you after all for preexisting conditions.

Here are the fines per the same web site:

Starting 2014, most people must have health coverage or pay a fee (the “individual shared responsibility payment”). You can get an exemption in certain cases.
The individual shared responsibility payment

If you can afford health insurance but choose not to buy it, you must pay a fee known as the individual shared responsibility payment.

The fee in 2014 is 1% of your yearly income or $95 per person for the year, whichever is higher. The fee increases every year. In 2016 it is 2.5% of income or $695 per person, whichever is higher.

In 2014 the payment for uninsured children is $47.50 per child. The most a family would have to pay in 2014 is $285.

You make the payment when you file your 2014 taxes, which are due in April 2015.


Permalink 03:10:25 pm, by live free radio jp Email , 1016 words, 15158 views   English (US)
Categories: News, Real ID, The US Constitution, Take Action, laws, Politics, Police State, Obamanation

Harry Reid Prepares to Annihilate Second Amendment - TAKE ACTION

Whether the Semi-Auto Ban Passes May
Depend on What Happens to the Senate Rules

McCain may be working to stab us in the back

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is still trying to rig the Senate rules so that President Barack Obama can get his anti-gun and anti-Constitution agenda passed.

But first, here’s some good news.

GOA activists like yourself are having an impact!

Prior to the New Year, the reports coming out of Washington, DC indicated that Senator Harry Reid was going to nuke the filibuster on the first day of the new Congress (which would have been yesterday).

But Politico, which is one of the official papers of Capitol Hill, reported yesterday that Reid still doesn't have the votes -- despite having a Democrat majority.

The Politico headline blared: "Reid expected to Postpone Filibuster Rule Change: May buy time for a bipartisan bill."

This is somewhat good news, as it means that Reid still can't cram a rules change down our throats, limiting the ability that pro-gun Senators have to filibuster (or kill) anti-gun legislation.

But here's the bad news: Reid is working on a "compromise" where certain RINO's like John McCain will help Reid do his bidding.

What's at stake?

Well, The Blaze reported yesterday that Vice President Joe Biden “guaranteed” to ailing Boston Mayor Tom Menino that sweeping gun control legislation would be passed by the end of January.

How sweeping?

A quick look at Feinstein’s semi-auto ban legislation suggests that up to 75% of all handguns currently in circulation would be banned, along with as much as 50% of all long guns.

Depending on its configuration, the AR-15 you already have would probably be treated like a machine gun. You would have to be fingerprinted, background checked by the FBI, and undergo a six-month license application process to keep it. And when you die, the government will seize it.

If you don’t get an NFA license, you can expect the SWAT teams to descend on your house.

But, you ask, how could such rabidly anti-gun legislation ever get past Congress? Well, legislators could simply follow the path they took on the fiscal cliff, where they bludgeoned a minority of Senators into accepting several, coerced short-cuts in regard to the Senate rules.

However, these forced short-cuts would now become mandated and set in stone if Harry Reid & Co. get their way.

Under one new “compromise” being floated on Capitol Hill, the Senate would change its rules so that it could pass a gun ban with only 50 votes (plus the vote of Vice President Joe Biden). Or legislators could write the gun ban in a House-Senate conference committee on a "must-pass" bill, employing a tactic that is frequently used to pass controversial legislation. Democrats like West Virginia’s Joe Manchin, Nevada’s Harry Reid, and Pennsylvania’s Bob Casey -- who will not have to run for reelection for a while -- will cast “courageous” votes for this gun ban.

And it will hit the House with enormous momentum -- momentum which House Speaker John Boehner (who has already called for a dialogue on gun control) may not have the courage to resist.

But the first step will be to demolish the Senate rules so that gun control only requires 50 votes -- or so that gun control can be inserted in a House-Senate conference report on a must-pass bill. And this is where John McCain comes in.

GOA working with Senator Rand Paul to preserve the filibuster

McCain was irritated at Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who worked with Gun Owners of America on a variety of pro-gun issues that slowed down his defense funding bill. So McCain would not lose any sleep if his rules “compromise” diminished our ability to kill anti-gun legislation in the future.

McCain is now working with Leftist anti-gun Senator Carl Levin on a series of rules changes to make gun control a lot easier to pass.

The first McCain-Levin rules change would make it impossible to fight -- what's known in Washington as -- the "motion to proceed." Remember ObamaCare? Our last real shot to kill ObamaCare was by filibustering the "motion to proceed" to that anti-gun legislation. Once the motion was adopted, the bill became amendable and Harry Reid could play “let’s-make-a-deal.” So this change would eliminate our last real opportunity to set up a roadblock and keep anti-gun legislation from even being considered.

The second McCain-Levin rules change would make it easier to add gun control to a bill in conference. Currently, senators can block a House-Senate conference from considering an anti-gun bill. But if the McCain proposals are adopted, a "must-pass" bill could be sent to conference ... amended in conference with a draconian gun ban ... and then sent back to the House and the Senate on a take-it-or-leave-it basis.

McCain will try to tell you that that inserting a gun ban into a bill that is sitting in a House-Senate conference would be outside the “scope of conference.” But that would be a lie, because as any Senator knows, "scope of conference” rules are never followed. For example, the Gramm-Rudman spending guidelines were written in conference from the ground up.

The third McCain-Levin rules change would block any amendments except for those offered by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell or Floor Manager John McCain. All other senators would be left out in the cold.

This McCain-Levin package must be stopped.

We are currently working with Senator Rand Paul, who is planning to offer a GOA-originated amendment requiring a two-thirds vote in the Senate before any anti-gun measure can be passed.

We know. We know. If it were up to us, gun control would not be able to be passed with 100 votes. But we need to propose something which will pass the Senate.

So we need your help in opposing the McCain package and supporting the Paul amendment.

ACTION: Click here to contact your Senators. Demand that they (1) oppose the McCain-Levin package to make gun control easier to pass, and (2) support the Rand Paul amendment to require a two-thirds vote to enact gun control.


The hysteria over Obama/Soetoro's new Executive order

The hysteria over Obama/Soetoro's new Executive-order
by Devvy Kidd
March 18, 2012

I must have received 200 emails about the EO issued by the putative president declaring martial law is on the way and no election in November.

This one is typical:

"This Obama EO has gone way beyond Communism or a Police State ! This is total insanity ! It's done. We waited ourselves into tyrannical oblivion."

Many read the EO and are concerned as we should be from anything generated by the Red House.

When I first read it, I thought Soetoro didn't write it because he doesn't really concern himself with much except playing basketball, raising money, his Wednesday night music sessions or Hollyweird friends stopping in, and second, it's beyond his abilities in my humble opinion.

In any event, WND has come out with an article about it since the panic has spread like flash mobs:

Executive-order panic: Martial law in U.S.?

"As it turns out, Obama’s executive order is nearly identical to EO 12919, issued by President Clinton on June 7, 1994, which itself was an amendment to EO 10789, issued in 1958 by President Eisenhower, and which in fact, was later amended by EO 13286, issued in 2003 by George W. Bush."

Rest at link above.

As for the issue of martial law, I highly recommend people read the column below by Dr. Edwin Vieira, Ph.D., J.D.

I was under several misconceptions about martial law until I read Edwin's usual scholarly analysis.

Those sending out emails it's time to get your guns locked and loaded, a coup is underway, etc., should get the facts about martial law before they blow a gasket and do something foolish.

A Primer on Martial Law


E-Verify: De Facto National ID and the End of Privacy

E-Verify: De Facto National ID and the End of Privacy
By John W. Whitehead

As technology grows more sophisticated and the American government and its corporate allies further refine their methods of keeping tabs on citizens, those of us who treasure privacy increasingly find ourselves engaged in a struggle to maintain our freedoms in the midst of the modern surveillance state.

The latest attack on our right to anonymity and privacy comes stealthily packaged in the form of so-called job protection legislation. Introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) in June 2011, H.R. 2885 (formerly H.R. 2164), the "Legal Workforce Act," is being marketed as a way to fight illegal immigration and "open up millions of jobs for unemployed Americans and legal immigrants." However, this proposed federal law is really little more than a Trojan horse, a backdoor attempt by the powers-that-be to inflict a de facto National ID card on the American people.

Created under the auspices of securing the borders and preventing illegal immigrants from being hired for "American" jobs, E-Verify challenges the rights of the individual, the rights of labor and the rights of industry. As such, this is not a left or right issue. Anyone who values civil liberties should be alarmed. In fact, E-Verify is being opposed by various civil liberties groups such as the ACLU, American Library Association, The Rutherford Institute, Liberty Coalition and others.

If approved by Congress, this legislation would make the federal government the final authority on who gets hired by American businesses and in the process create a bureaucratic nightmare for already over-burdened and over-regulated small business owners. In a nutshell, H.R. 2885 requires all employers to submit potential employees' names, Social Security numbers and other data to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for authorization before the employees can start work. The data would then be run through E-Verify, a government-run database and employment identification verification system.

In other words, the E-Verify system would require all those wanting to be employed by American companies to register the credentials of their citizenship in a government database. What this means, of course, is that in order to be able to verify an applicant's legitimacy, the government would first have to build a massive database to store the biographical information of the entire working population in the United States--a huge undertaking with numerous pitfalls and security flaws, as we have seen with many other government databases. If you think unemployment is a problem now, just wait until your employment hinges on getting government clearance. Under this legislation, if a worker's information is incorrect in E-Verify, he or she can't work until the problem is resolved.

Furthermore, due to the sensitive information contained in the database, it would be a huge target for hackers and identity thieves, while doing little to curb the flow of illegal immigration or illegal immigrants getting jobs. Indeed, with a stolen or faked identity, anyone could bypass the system and secure employment.

This legislation poses even greater threats to privacy, free speech and free association and potentially hinders Americans' ability to travel freely. Because the E-Verify system would apply to everyone eligible to work in the United States and will grow to include biometrics such as fingerprints, DNA and iris scans, it will be used for a host of other purposes by the intelligence community, law enforcement and corporate America.

Private employers will become extensions of the government in that they will eventually be required to verify whether employees are delinquent in the payment of federal, state or local taxes, in compliance with child support or alimony decrees, on a terrorist watch list or convicted or even accused of a crime. Employers, thus, would be enlisted as de facto law enforcement officers for the federal government. Furthermore, errors in the verification process would be practically immune from timely legal redress in violation of constitutional tenets of due process.

Recently, the prohibition in H.R. 2885 on using the E-Verify database for purposes other than employment verification was replaced with a new section that allows the system to be used to "protect critical infrastructure." That term is broadly defined and it's not clear what this would mean in practice--whether screening air travelers or controlling access to federal facilities--but it clearly signals a huge expansion of the program. In one paragraph in the legislation the government states that E-Verify will not be used just for employment but also can be used for verifying identify for national security. What this means is that American citizens would have to have their information correct in E-Verify not just to get a job but also potentially if they need to access "critical infrastructure"--i.e., any kind of public transportation. Ironically, this language comes right after the paragraph saying there will be no National ID card.

Despite assurances to the contrary, E-Verify will become a de facto National ID system. Such a database with vast pools of personal information directly tied to individuals shared across a multitude of government agencies would give the government an alarming amount of control over the average citizen. If government officials so chose, they could easily track any person who had registered in the E-Verify system for whatever reason.

Not only will government agencies know everything about American citizens, but private corporations will become policemen for this system. The E-Verify system--part of a broader trend in American politics, namely, the collusion of government and corporate interests--will allow government and corporate officials to repress dissidents and suspects simply by restricting their access to basic services. Once all of your information is tied together and placed in one grand database, any government or corporate agency can wreak havoc on your life. You might try to buy groceries only to find that your credit card has been denied. You might apply for a job, at ten, twenty, fifty corporations only to find that, despite your being very qualified, there just isn't any room for you at the company. Without a job, you might be forced to tap into the welfare system, only to find that your application was denied. Your property might be confiscated. When you try to move somewhere else and start anew, you might find you can't board the plane because you're on a no-fly list. Make no mistake, these are the tactics of a totalitarian society.

However, the idea of singling out and "identifying" individuals for the sake of national security is nothing new. National identity cards also carry with them a historic risk of oppression and persecution, as they have been used to identify and track ethnic, racial and religious groups and have facilitated oppression and persecution against these groups. And as recently as the 1990s, identity cards played an instrumental role in one of the worst genocides of the twentieth century, second only perhaps to the Holocaust.

With the introduction of an identity card that contains information such as ethnic origin, government agencies will be able to identify people on the basis of race or religion with considerable ease. For example, in the months following the 9/11 attacks, Muslim men from Arab or South Asian countries were rounded up on the basis of religion and ethnicity and detained indefinitely in the United States, often without access to an attorney or a judge. Imagine how much more far-reaching that government detention program might have been with a National ID in place.

Various laws have been enacted over time to guard against unreasonable intrusions by the government into our private lives. One such law is the Privacy Act, which was passed by Congress in 1974 and prohibits the government from forming a database. However, although the fear was that such a database could constitute an invasion of privacy, the law only prevents the government from creating a database, not accessing an already existing database.

At the time the Privacy Act was passed, Congress had no reason to suspect that private corporations would ever have the desire or means to create such databases. The emergence of data collection corporations, however, has enabled government intelligence and police agencies to circumvent the law and gain information on private citizens with the click of a button. Although such tactics clearly contradict the spirit of privacy laws intended to guard against government abuse, it is technically legal for the government to gain access to these databases. Government officials have taken full advantage of this loophole. Due to the fact that these databases are owned and operated by private corporations, they are relatively unregulated and fall outside the scrutiny of privacy watchdog groups. Reports of security breaches at numerous data brokerage companies only serve to fan concerns about the lack of oversight and regulation.

Rest assured that were Congress to approve this E-Verify legislation, it would constitute the ultimate end-run around the Privacy Act and open the door to a National ID. Thus, we have reached a crossroads. Either we limit the reach and power of the government (often in collusion with corporate power) or privacy as we have known it will become extinct.


Members of House committee to call to oppose Everify


Rep. Griffin, Tim (GOP)
U.S. House of Representatives,
Washington, 205150001


Rep. Franks, Trent (GOP)
U.S. House of Representatives,
Washington, DC 205150001

Rep. Quayle, Ben (GOP)
U.S. House of Representatives,
Washington, 205150001


Rep. Gallegly, Elton (GOP)
U.S. House of Representatives,
Washington, DC 205150001

Rep. Issa, Darrell (GOP)
U.S. House of Representatives,
Washington, DC 205150001

Rep. Lungren, Dan (GOP)
U.S. House of Representatives,
Washington, DC 205150001


Rep. Adams, Sandy (GOP)
U.S. House of Representatives,
Washington, DC 205150001

Rep. Ross, Dennis (GOP)
U.S. House of Representatives,
Washington, 205150001


Rep. Pence, Mike (GOP)
U.S. House of Representatives,
Washington, DC 205150001


Rep. King, Steve (GOP)
U.S. House of Representatives,
Washington, DC 205150001


Rep. Coble, Howard (GOP)
U.S. House of Representatives,
Washington, DC 205150001


Rep. Chabot, Steve (GOP)
441 Vine Street, Suite 3003,
Cincinnati, 452023003

Rep. Jordan, Jim (GOP)
U.S. House of Representatives,
Washington, 205150001


Rep. Marino, Tom (GOP)
U.S. House of Representatives,
Washington, 205150001


Rep. Gowdy, Trey (GOP)
101 West St. John St.,
Spartanburg, SC 29306


Rep. Gohmert, Louie (GOP)
U.S. House of Representatives,
Washington, DC 205150001

Rep. Poe, Ted (GOP)
U.S. House of Representatives,
Washington, DC 205150001


Rep. Chaffetz, Jason (GOP)
U.S. House of Representatives,
Washington, DC 205150001


Rep. Forbes, Randy (GOP)
U.S. House of Representatives,
Washington, DC 205150001

Rep. Goodlatte, Robert (GOP)
U.S. House of Representatives,
Washington, DC 205150001


Rep. Sensenbrenner, James (GOP)
U.S. House of Representatives,
Washington, DC 205150001


He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Psalms 121:3 (KJV)


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Facial Recognition is a Threat to Your Privacy

Facial Recognition is a Threat
to Your Privacy:

A Top Privacy
Issue of Our Time

San Diego, CA, August 25,

Imagine you’re walking down the street and a stranger snaps
your photo with his smartphone. He uses a facial recognition app and within
minutes, he knows your name, age, where you were born, and your Social Security
number. Think it’s a scene from the movie Minority
? Think again.

It’s Possible.

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University combined three
technologies – facial recognition software, cloud computing, and social
networks – to identify people both online and offline. The team performed three
separate experiments

  1. People using pseudonyms on an online dating site were
    identified by comparing Facebook profile photos, which are publicly displayed,
    to the profiles on the dating site. Using facial recognition software to match
    up the photos, 10 percent of the dating site’s users were identified.

  2. Students walking on campus were identified by comparing
    real-time photos taken with a webcam to Facebook profile photos. The facial
    recognition software identified the students 31 percent of the time.

  3. Using only a photo of a person’s face and information
    publicly available online, the researchers figured out the person’s birth date,
    personal interests, and Social Security number.

Many individuals share a tremendous amount of information about
themselves online. As facial recognition software improves, it will inevitably
be easier to link this personal information to you just by taking your photo.

The Threat to Your

Facial recognition technology – especially as the technology
becomes more sophisticated – may be one of the gravest privacy threats of our
time. It has the potential to remove the anonymity we expect in crowds and most
public places. There are the obvious “chilling effects” it could have on
political demonstrations and speech, concerns being monitored by civil
liberties advocates like the ACLU,
EPIC, and EFF.  However, this technology will also very
likely be used in greater capacity in the commercial sector to further target
consumers for advertising and discriminatory pricing purposes.

According to
an article published recently by the Los Angeles Times
, several companies
have already launched, or plan to launch soon, facial recognition technology
that will be used for in-store digital displays and kiosks to make product
suggestions based on the demographics gleaned from your face.  This might include your sex, your age range,
and your race or ethnicity.  

However, the article fails to mention the possibility that
facial recognition software will likely be used for more than demographic
targeting. In his book Niche
, Joseph Turow, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, explains
how companies are using increasingly sophisticated market segmentation methods
to offer different prices to different people, a practice known as price
discrimination. The more detailed the profile a company can build on you, the
more accurately it can estimate how much you are willing to spend on a product.

Professor Turow focused primarily on online data collection,
but as the Carnegie Mellon study illustrates, facial recognition technology
makes it possible to connect your offline identity with your online identity
without necessarily obtaining your consent. This may allow for price
discrimination the moment you walk into a store. As facial recognition
technology advances and the number of consumers using social media continues to
increase, it’s not far-fetched to imagine a scenario where, for example, the
kiosk mentioned above identifies you based on information found online. What if
you then receive not only product recommendations, but also prices for those
products based on who it thinks you are? The possibility of such applications for
facial recognition technology are disturbing, to say the least. 

What You Can Do.

We believe  individuals must have control over their personal
information.  This includes who has your
information, how it is kept, and what can be done with it.
 Facial recognition software can enable companies
to identify and target you without your knowledge or permission. Privacy laws
in the U.S. have not kept pace with technology, and we are aware of no laws specifically
governing commercial use of facial recognition technology.  This is unless, of course, a company states
in a privacy policy that it does not use this technology when in fact it does.

Here are three things you can do to fight for your privacy:

  1. Educate yourself. The most important thing you can do is learn
    more about the technology and its privacy implications, so that you are an
    educated and informed consumer. To stay abreast of facial recognition and other
    emerging privacy issues, visit our
    Privacy Today webpage

  2. Support legislation that defends privacy. Write to your elected representatives
    to ask for stronger privacy protections against facial recognition
    technology and other emergent technologies that you believe may be used to
    invade your privacy. Many privacy laws are created on the state level, so stay
    informed and vote for better privacy protection.

  3. Avoid companies with poor privacy practices. When possible,
    don't do business with companies that you believe collect unnecessary
    personal information or fail to protect that information. Take your money
    elsewhere - and let the companies know why.

You can also see this alert on our website at



Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. ACTS 2:38 (KJV)


Coalition Letter to Protect Online Privacy

Coalition Letter to Protect Online Privacy
Posted by James Leroy Wilson is part of a coalition of 30 organizations expressing privacy concerns in bill H.R. 1981, the "Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act."

Section 4 of the bill would, for the first time, "force companies that provide Internet access to keep large volumes of records on their customers." Contrary to the title of the bill, "the records would involve all Internet users everywhere and they would be available to law enforcement for any purpose."

This is an invasion of the privacy of "hundreds of millions of Americans who have no connection to the sexual exploitation of children whatsoever."

This is why we sent a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith and Ranking Member John Conyers opposing this provision.

You may see the letter here and read it below:

generating records – what we read, where we go, who our friends are. If those records must
always be saved for future use, they become a persistent and pervasive assault on our privacy and an irresistible temptation to law enforcement. That is why best practices in privacy demand the deletion of records as soon as they are no longer necessary – exactly the opposite of the mandate of H. R. 1981.

Existing laws are wholly insufficient in protecting against access to such records. As this
Committee has recognized in previous hearings, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act
(ECPA) has not been substantially updated since 1986, while the type and detail of records have increased dramatically since that time. The data retention mandate of H.R. 1981 would
exacerbate ECPA’s problems, making records available and identifiable for even longer periods of time.

For all of these reasons, we urge the committee to withhold approval of H.R. 1981 in any
form containing section 4 or any other data retention mandate.

Advocacy for Principled Action in Government
American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression
American Civil Liberties Union
American Library Association
Association of Research Libraries
Bill of Rights Defense committee
Center for Democracy & Technology
Center for Digital Democracy
Center for Financial Privacy and Human Rights
Center for Media and Democracy
Center for National Security Studies
Consumer Action
Consumer Federation of America
Consumer Watchdog
Council on American-Islamic Relations
Defending Dissent Foundation
Demand Progress, Inc.
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Electronic Privacy Information Center
Friends of Privacy USA
Liberty Coalition
Muslim Public Affairs Council
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Workrights Institute
Patient Privacy Rights
Privacy Activism
Privacy Journal, Robert Ellis Smith, Publisher
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
World Privacy Forum


Psalms 100:5
For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. Psalms 100:5 (KJV)


US uses debt crisis to cover-up drawing spying rules

Corporate Tax Holiday in Debt Ceiling Deal: Where's the Uproar?

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Walmart is largest importer of Communist Chinese manufactured product into USA!


Don't Vote for a debt ceiling increase!

Posted by James Leroy Wilson

Before this message is through, we'll be announcing's NEW Agenda campaign. It's a campaign that is so important that it will join, in priority, the Read the Bills Act and the One Subject at a Time Act.

But first, let me tell you about the greatest opportunity we've ever had, in our lifetimes, to balance the budget and actually Downsize DC. Imagine...

It's the fourth quarter, with two minutes to go. Your favorite team has the lead, the ball, and four downs. The other team has no timeouts. You know the quarterback must "snap and kneel" a couple of times, and you win the game.

But then, the quarterback calls the count, takes the snap, turns around and heaves the ball backwards into his own end zone. The entire offense just stands there, watching as the defensive players race down to recover the ball -- and they do. They get a touchdown! You lose the game.

That scenario is absurd. Who would throw obvious victory away? The Washington Elephants would.

For decades, they've made an art out of tearing defeat from the clenched jaws of victory.

This time, the story is that the Washington Elephants, better known as the Republican members of Congress, are EAGER to...

* Continue massive deficit spending for years,
* Increase the debt ceiling by trillions, and
* Constitutionally guarantee we have a Leviathan State, forever.

And the worst part of it is, YOU might be encouraging them to throw away the game! 

Right now, all "good Republicans" on Capitol Hill, and so many of our normal, organizational allies in the budget battles, have signed on to a plan called Cut, Cap, and Balance.

* Cut in Washington-speak, doesn't mean actual cuts. It means that the Democrats must agree to reduce the increases planned for their favored social programs.
* Cap, to these Republicans, means a spending limit law for future budgets. That sounds good, until you realize that in exchange for spending CAPS in the FUTURE, they'll increase the debt ceiling CAP in the PRESENT. 
* Balance means an amendment to the Constitution, which permanently enshrines 18% of GDP as the size of our federal government.

Ratifying a Balanced Budget Amendment is hard. It's a diversion. And it isn't necessary. The Washington Elephants, who claim they understand their election mandate to tackle the debt problem, are throwing away the game.

All they have to do is take a knee. Quite literally, they have to "do nothing." That is, &quot;Don't Vote"... for a debt ceiling increase.

That's it!

Heck, given that they control an overwhelming majority in the House, it shouldn't even come up for a vote. And they have the numbers to stop it in the Senate with a filibuster.

Isn't that easier than a Balanced Budget Amendment? After all, capping the debt for good would mean a balanced budget.

Cap the Debt = An Instant End to Deficit Spending

Just like that, cuts would need to be made. Lots of cuts. But it's not going to happen.

Not because it shouldn't. Not because it couldn't. There's a Downsize DC consensus right now. The public is in favor of a cap.

That still leaves an exorbitant amount collected in taxes. Could we attain sufficient support for a more-Constitutional budget? I think that an organization with the right plan and the necessary resources could build that support. 

Interestingly, there's only one national, activist organization left holding the line (joined by just a couple media figures). has been sending messages for several weeks now, saying "No deal. Cap the Debt." Here are a few examples from five recent Dispatches...

* Why A Debt Ceiling Is Better Than A Balanced Budget Amendment   
* Cap the Debt: How Congress Can Learn From Truman   
* Do You Want a Theoretical Balanced Budget Many Years from Now, or a Real One Today?  

* How Deficits Are Making You Poorer  
* "Cut, Cap, and Balance" Means Leviathan State, Forever

We've sent so many messages on this subject that we've fatigued our subscriber list. This month, we have...

* Fewer new people joining us than we've had in years
* Fewer messages being sent to Congress, as well

Politicians respond to pressure. Politicians respond to pressure. POLITICIANS RESPOND TO PRESSURE. Yet...

The pressure they're getting is to let the ball go -- to give up their victory. All our normal allies are in favor of Cut, Cap, and Balance.

They need "encouragement" to persuade them to do the right thing. And now, that's YOUR job!

We merely need to get enough Americans, who already agree with us, to work with -- now the ONLY national, activist organization left saying,

&quot;Don't Raise the Debt Ceiling"  

We provide the Educate the Powerful System so you can give your "representatives" on Capitol Hill their "orders."

* But have you been using it, regularly?
* Have you been sharing these messages with others, and encouraging them to join   
* Have you given money to Downsize DC yet this year? 

Most days, we provide a sample letter. But there are sample letters in each of the recent Dispatches referenced above. You can write your own letter, or borrow one of those.

Then, you could forward this message to others. But it would be FAR more powerful if you would make a PERSONAL APPEAL, to your friends, for a balanced budget NOW, by "taking a knee." Tell them how they can make that happen using the proprietary tools we provide at Let's overwhelm Congress.

And, if you're not currently a monthly pledger, please recognize that the stand we're taking right now is already being seen as confrontational -- we've already been accused of undermining folks we normally consider allies. This isn't personal. We still like most of those people, but we respectfully disagree. And that hits us financially, and that is personal.

In order to keep proclaiming this message and providing these tools, we NEED you to join us as a monthly pledger, for whatever amount you can afford, starting at only $1. We have pledgers who give $250 and $200 each month. You can choose your level of support.

But oh, how I wish we could do more. I'd love to spread this message far and wide. That's why we have...

* secured the domain name,
* created a web button/banner that you can place on your website or blog - go here to see it and obtain the code     
* launched a CapTheDebt Facebook page, to which we encourage you becoming a Fan

And now...

* we're moving "Cap the Debt" to the Downsize DC Agenda. We're making it one of our legislative priorities

What could we do if we had money to fight this battle? Could we take it to the press? Right now, I'm obsessed with just paying the rent! But if we had a donor, reading this message right now, ready to supply $10,000 or more, we'd launch advertising and media alerts. We'd jump even deeper into the fray. The more this person gave, the more we'd do. This issue is that important. Are you that person?

If you've...

* sent a message. Thank you.
* appealed to friends and recruited them to send letters with you. Thank you.
* pledged or contributed recently. Thank you.
* done all of these things then, thank you, thank you, and thank you!

But if you're not doing these things, here is a moment to act -- perhaps the best opportunity we've ever had to Downsize DC.

Jim Babka
President, Inc.

P.S. Apparently, not all of the Washington Elephants liked the game plan! Nine Republicans voted against Cut, Cap, and Balance on Tuesday evening.

Two of them were Presidential candidates, Ron Paul and Michele Bachmann. Paul said he was tired of the "status quo" and the pretense of calling some programs "discretionary" and others "non-discretionary." Paul suggested that everything needed to be on the table. Bachmann said that default is completely unnecessary and a scare tactic. She also said that any proposal that doesn't repeal Obamacare isn't serious.

Paul and Bachmmann were joined by Mack of Florida, Broun of Georgia, Rohrabacher of California, Jones of N.C., DesJarlais of Tennessee, Canseco  of Texas, and Griffith of Virginia. We thank and congratulate these members. If you live in their district, you should let them know you appreciate their stand.  

Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice. - Psalms 63:7 (KJV)


Staten Island cop busted for writing 'fake' tickets to pad his OT

Police state comes to small-town Georgia

Police Kill Teenage Man After Shooting Him 5 Times In Back And While Laying Down

SFPD Ruthlessly Shoots and Kills Unarmed 19yr old Man over $2 Bus Fare

Rental Firms May be Allowed to Spy on Customers With Webcams

Federal Government Indicts Former Demand Progress Executive Director For Downloading Too Many Journal Articles

Fliers won't be as exposed by new software LOL and I suppose their patdowns wont be as invasive ether.
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Mandatory E-Verify will cost businesses more

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Lawyer explains lawsuit against Nevada DMV over "GOPALIN" license plate

Florence SC DMV worker indicted on fraud charges

States Dispute Criticism of New Voter Laws, Move to Offer Photo ID Free of Charge
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Florida makes $63m selling names, addresses, dates of birth and lists of vehicles people drive

Consumers are willing to pay more to protect their privacy online

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Why Are Hackers Becoming So Angry?

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Hackers target Adobe vulnerabilities, Java vulnerabilities

Hackers hack Murdoch's The Sun

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Anonymous says it hacked NATO, blasts FBI arrests

Sign hackers: Dracula is on the loose!

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Constitution Party of North Carolina Takes a Stand Against Road Side Strip Search

Resolution Rebuking Wayne County Officers for Recent Illegal Search by Constitution Party of North Carolina State Executive Committee Charlotte, NC

WHEREAS, the Constitution Party of North Carolina believes in the rule of law and that our national and state Constitutions are the supreme laws of the land in their respective boundaries, and

WHEREAS, the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution reads, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized,” and

WHEREAS, on June 9, 2011 Wayne County Sgt. Matt Miller and Deputy Jeremey Hooker stopped Mr. Brandon Cline for speeding on US Highway 70 in Goldsboro, North Carolina, and

WHEREAS, the officers then proceeded to search Mr. Cline’s vehicle in contravention to the Fourth Amendment to the United State Constitution and alleged to have found an “illegal” substance in the vehicle, and

WHEREAS, Mr. Cline was strip-searched beside the highway as affirmed by Captain Richard Lewis of the Wayne County Sheriff Office, and

WHEREAS, Mr. Cline was neither charged with any crime nor any evidence of illegal substances collected from Mr. Cline’s vehicle, and

WHEREAS, Mr. Cline was released without charge, and

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Constitution Party of North Carolina urges the Wayne County Sherriff’s Department to conduct a full investigation into the matter aforementioned and take appropriate action to ensure that the civil liberties and privacy of Wayne County residents are not violated by public officials, and

THEREFORE FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED, that the Constitution Party of North Carolina urges the Wayne County Sherriff’s Department to instruct its officers more thoroughly in their constitutional authority, specifically the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, so that each officer may fully understand and uphold their oath, and

THEREFORE FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED, that the Constitution Party of North Carolina urges the Wayne County Sherriff’s Department to issue a public apology to Mr. Brandon Cline and to the citizens of Wayne County and to cease conducting unlawful and unreasonable searches of its citizens and their private property.

Constitution Party of North Carolina
7209-J East W.T. Harris Blvd., #119
Charlotte, North Carolina 28227


The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. - Romans 13:12 (KJV)

In the NEWS


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Army Corp Gun Ban Repeal Vote Coming This Week in the House

Legislation Will Protect Gun Rights on Army Corps of Engineers Land

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 12:10

Vote on Pro-gun Amendment Could Come in the House This Week

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) plans to offer an amendment this week protecting gun rights on land controlled by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Currently, guns are prohibited on Corps land, even when gun possession is otherwise allowed by state law. Rep. Gosar’s legislation would simply remove federal restrictions and allow for the law of the states (in which such land is located) to govern firearms possession.

The Gosar amendment, modeled after the Recreational Lands Self-Defense Act (H.R. 1865) introduced by pro-gun Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH), is similar to a 2009 law repealing the gun ban on National Park Service land. Army Corps of Engineers land was not part of that bill, something the Corps was quick to point out after that law took affect.

The Corps said, in a statement: “Public Law 111-024 does not apply to Corps projects or facilities . . . [and the Army Corps] will continue to prohibit loaded concealed weapons on Corps properties regardless of the new law and notwithstanding any contrary provisions of state law.”

The amendment will reverse the Corps’ decision and remedy the “oversight” of the lands bill.

“The Recreational Lands Self-Defense Act is a bipartisan effort that seeks to correct this oversight and restore Second Amendment rights to law-abiding citizens while they are legally camping, hunting, and fishing on the 11.7 million acres of Army Corps recreational property,” Rep. Gibbs said.

Rep. Gosar notes that “this amendment will restore continuity to federal lands and ensure that constitutional rights are consistently protected.”

Nationally, the Army Corps of Engineers controls 400 lake and river projects, 90,000 campsites and 4,000 miles of trails. A vote on the Gosar amendment could come as early as Thursday.

ACTION: Please contact your Representative and urge him or her to vote YES on the Gosar amendment.

Click here to send a prewritten message to your Representative.

He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. - John I 3:8 (KJV)



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Celebrate Independence Day with a Real Bang

Celebrate Independence Day with a Real Bang

Monday, June 6th, 2011 at 2:22 PM

Celebrate Independence Day with a Real Bang
While helping preserve our gun rights for the next generation.

“Be a real American Warrior for gun rights and freedom. Join GOA and sign up as many members as you can.” — Ted Nugent

- Independence Day is now less than a month away, and Americans will soon be celebrating in grand style. Many will spend hundreds of dollars on fireworks — even driving hours away to buy “legal” fireworks from out-of-state.

Others will use the holiday to take their children plinking — exercising their time-honored right to keep and bear arms.

Well, Gun Owners would like to encourage you in these pursuits and remind you that one of the greatest gifts you can give your children is the continued freedom to own your firearms. And you can help preserve these rights by getting others to join GOA, the organization that one Congressman deemed “the pit bull of the Second Amendment.”

To give a gift membership in Gun Owners of America, simply go here.

The $20 fee is a bargain, as you will be signing people up as members in the hardest-hitting gun lobby in Washington, DC, for about the cost of a box of ammo.

For about $1.50 a month, you will help further the gun rights organization — that in the past six months alone — has:

  • Spearheaded the effort to get the U.S. Constitution read on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives — for the first time in history;
  • Led the fight amongst gun organizations to repeal anti-gun ObamaCare;
  • Helped stave off an assault on the Senate filibuster, which has since been used (just recently) to defeat a radical, anti-gun judicial nomination;
  • Worked to pass constitutional “permitless” carry in Wyoming and improve open carry in Florida; and,
  • Appeared on hundreds upon hundreds of media outlets (radio, TV and print).

You know that when it comes to elections, GOA has led the way in getting “freedom fighters” sent to Congress. For example, we were the only gun organization in Washington that backed Rand Paul for Senate. And, boy, are we glad we did, as he has already established himself as a champion for gun rights!

We also worked single-handedly (amongst national gun groups) to challenge Harry Reid, and we came within a whisker of defeating him in last year’s elections. Our opposition to him was recently justified (again) after he worked to defeat Senator Rand Paul’s “no gun registration” amendment which he offered to the PATRIOT Act. GOA helped Paul draft this amendment to keep the ATF from registering 4473’s (the form all purchasers fill out when they buy a firearm from a licensed dealer).

Also, in November of 2010, GOA was the ONLY national gun organization working to defeat Nancy Pelosi’s “Blue Dog” Democrats who were compromising your gun rights away. Our efforts were well worth it as we helped defeat over 30 Blue Dogs and reduced Pelosi to a minority status.

GOA does not compromise on Capitol Hill; and we do not compromise when it comes to getting good representation in the Congress.

So why not give your pro-gun family and friends a gift membership in Gun Owners of America? This would be a great gift for Independence Day or for someone’s birthday or anniversary.

You’ll be increasing the voice of the most active grassroots gun lobby that is constantly on the front lines defending your rights.

The more activists who, like you, send their e-mails and postcards to their legislators … the louder your voice becomes in the halls of Congress.

Again, to give a gift membership in Gun Owners of America, simply click on this link.

Once you click on the above link, fill in the information for your family members or friends. You can then print out a Gift Certificate which you can present to the recipients of your generosity.

Thank you!

Gun Owners of America
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102
Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: 703-321-8585
FAX: 703-321-8408</address>

Gun Owners of America (GOA) is a non-profit lobbying organization formed in 1975 to preserve and defend the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. GOA sees firearms ownership as a freedom issue. `The only no comprise gun lobby in Washington’ – Ron Paul


A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength. Proverbs 24:5(KJV)



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Peter Schiff: ‘US economy heading for disaster’

Housing Prices Have Already Fallen More than During the Great Depression … How Much Lower Will They Go?

How Failed Obama Foreclosure Relief Plan Contributes To Jobs Crisis


Muslims to Christians: 'We're coming for you'


Mystery Fumes Hurt State Trooper

US keeping secret stash of smallpox viruses at lab in Georgia to use for future bioweapons

EU ag ministers hold emergency E.coli summit as outbreak source remains mystery

Veggie sprouts likely cause of E. coli outbreak - Only it wasn't the source


Man Puts On Dress, Robs Bank

Actor's daughter found guilty of manslaughter

CDC study: Gay, bisexual teens do riskier things

Facebook party spins out of control


RI Bill making E-Verify voluntary gets mixed reaction

NC House to widen E-Verify law

Your employment may depend on a system that's 98.3% accurate

High Court's E-Verify ruling disturbing

Another Try for E-Verify in Yakima

Idaho groups describe E-Verify as well-meaning, but misguided in application

NC House Republicans all bark and no bite on illegal immigration


Bring Back American Manufacturing and Made in USA Brands

To get jobs, areas develop industry hubs in emerging fields

How U.S. Manufacturing Can Save Itself

Energy Tech Key to Manufacturing Revival

Georgia GDP grew in 2010 thanks to manufacturing gains

Building Things in America: Notes on Manufacturing

Obama Tells Chrysler Workers American Manufacturing Is Back

Downers Grove company leads rebirth of U.S. manufacturing

Rebirth of U.S. manufacturing: Shortage of workers could limit growth


Will iCloud be the next target of hackers?

Bank Not Responsible for Letting Hackers Steal $300K From Customer

Hackers target Chinese specialist, defense contractors

One in four US hackers 'is an FBI informer'

Hackers exploit Flash bug in new attacks against Gmail users

Hackers Targeting E-Mail, Mobile Devices

Latest Hacks Could Set The Stage For Cyberwar

China defends Google hacker claims

Yahoo!, Hotmail accounts targeted by hackers

Hackers taunt Sony with more data leaks, hacks

Sony's Security Problems Could Take Years to Fix

Lockheed hack should put U.S. on high alert

Sony Says Its Investigating Two New Possible Attacks, Suspends Website

Company feels strain after data breach

FBI moles run illegal sites that deal in hackers' loot of sensitive data

Hackers Publish Sweepstakes Database Online

25 percent of U.S. hackers are FBI informants

Hackers Compromise SecurIDs At Lockheed Martin

Hackers going for bigger trophies, say experts

Who's a Bigger Danger to Cloud Innovation: Hackers or the Government?

Companies Losing Billions to Cyber Hackers

Hackers hit Atlanta FBI affiliate

Selena Gomez on her Hacker Experience

So, why are senior U.S. officials using Gmail?

Hackers go wild: An overview of recent incidents

Chefs Who Spy? Tracking Google's Hackers in China

Hackers target Sony, Nintendo and FBI partner Web site

Lockheed Says Hacker Used Stolen SecurID Data

Sony Hackers Strike Again, Claim to Download Private Data of 1 Million Customers; Google Gmail Hacked Separately

CEO says hackers tried to extort data, money

Why Hackers Hate Sony

Sony Hacked for What Seems To Be the Umpteenth Time

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