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09/17/10

Choose Freedom: Ignore DC

by Michael Boldin

There’s plenty of federal holidays for Americans to celebrate. On July 4th, there’s independence from King George’s England. On the first Monday in September, a holiday was dedicated to the “social and economic achievements of American workers.” Other days throughout the year celebrate autumn harvest, soldiers who died in the civil war and even a person who sailed to this continent nearly three centuries before the country was “founded.”

When there’s no federally-sanctioned holiday to call upon, protesters and activists across the political spectrum often pick “important” dates to schedule events to bring attention to their cause. We’ve seen protests on Tax Day, Independence Day, May Day, Earth Day, and more. And, in the past few weeks we saw great importance placed on days that doesn’t even have a letter in their name, 8/28 and 9/12.

But nowhere to be found on these great lists of “federal holidays” or “protest days” is a celebration of the document that defined the principles of liberty that this country was supposedly founded upon – the Constitution.

LIMITING POWER

The Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787, and every year that date passes by with hardly a sound. Sure, now that it’s considered a day of “federal observance” you’ll find government schools around the country including it in their lesson plans. But these discussions generally focus on “Constitution Trivia” instead of what’s really important. While it may be good to educate our young on how many years a Senator serves, or how Supreme Court justices are appointed, it’s not enough. Seriously lacking in the public discourse is the actual purpose of the Constitution – its underlying principles.

When the Constitution was being considered for ratification, there was strong opposition from famous American figures that included George Mason and Patrick Henry. One major reason for this was a fear of too much power. The founding generation spent their lives toiling under a tyranny – a government without limits. But, when the Constitution was written, it was done to codify in law that the powers of government would be limited to those which had been delegated to it – and nothing more.

The entire system was created under the principle of popular sovereignty – that ‘We the People of the Several States’ created the government, and all powers not delegated to it, were retained. But that’s not something you’re likely to hear from politicians in Washington DC, political pundits, schools, or just about anywhere else. It’s generally not in their interest, either.

If politicians and their backers were promoting such crazy ideas as “originalism” and “limited government” they’d never be able to convince you that they have the power to tell you what kind of health care plan you’ll be getting, how big your toilet can be, what kind of plants you’re allowed to grow, where you’re allowed to exercise your “right” to free speech, whom you can buy and sell from, and even when you must send your children to die for them.

MORE OF THE SAME

Throughout history, even kings and queens have often failed to survive such acts of hubris; but, in “free” America, the major parties that produce all the presidents continue to receive approval through tens of millions of votes. And where has that gotten people?

Well, let’s take a look at some major issues.

  • If you were opposed to war in the Bush administration, you’ve still got the same wars and threats of wars under Obama.
  • If you were opposed to national health care under Clinton, you got a massive expansion of government health care under George Bush, which laid the groundwork for an even bigger expansion under Obama.
  • If you didn’t like the federal government passing the Patriot Act without even reading it, you’re still getting the same (or worse) failure to read legislation today.
  • On the other hand, if you liked the Bush bailouts, you’ve gotta love the ones that Obama has given you!

No matter what side of the political aisle you sit on, the federal government is not your friend. It’s not a friend to the Constitution, and it’s certainly no friend to your liberty. For years and years…and years, people have yelled “vote the bums out!” “Call Congress now!” “March on DC!” But, in the long run, little to none of this actually works.

If you oppose this national health care plan, they’ll give you that one. If you oppose one war, you’ll get another one. If you oppose today’s bailout, they’ll find a different one tomorrow. Decade in and decade out, the government keeps growing, and your liberty keeps shrinking. And it doesn’t matter if the person in charge is named Obama, or Bush, or Reagan, or Clinton.

The bottom line? Looking to the federal government – whether it’s though elections, or protests, or lawsuits, or rallies – is a failed strategy. So how about trying something new?

A DIFFERENT PATH: NULLIFICATION

People around the country are recognizing that there is a different path, and one that has a chance of working on a big scale, too. Already nearly a dozen states have passed 10th amendment resolutions reaffirming the proper role of government under the Constitution. 25 states have stopped the real id act dead in its tracks in most of the country. 8 states have passed firearms freedom acts – to nullify some federal gun laws and regulations in their state. 5 states have already passed laws to nullify federal health care mandates – with more on the way. And, fourteen states now have medical marijuana laws in direct opposition to federal laws..

In Jeffersonian-speak, this all falls under the banner of “nullification.” When a state ‘nullifies’ a federal law, it is proclaiming that the law in question is void and inoperative, or ‘non-effective,’ within the boundaries of that state; or, in other words, not a law as far as that state is concerned.

While some in government and the media would like to paint this essential tool for resisting federal tyranny as solely aligned with the South in the War Between the States – and nothing more, they’re missing some essential history. It’s been used in efforts to advance free speech, help runaway slaves, resist high taxes and more.

And recently, the Bush-Era Real ID Act is now virtually dead in the water, not due to elections or rallies, or calls to Congress – but instead, due to state-level resistance. In the past three-plus years, approximately two dozen states simply refused to implement the law. The result? The law is still on the books in Congress. It’s never been overturned by a federal court. But yet – in most of the country – it’s virtually null and void.

Even better, this is no single-issue movement. Legislators in over 20 states are considering legislation to nullify some federal gun laws, and another 20 are looking at ways to nullify national health care. 15 states are weighing legislation or ballot initiatives that could turn them into medical marijuana states by next year, and activists in over a dozen states have been pushing for legislation that would require their governors to bring national guard troops home from Iraq and elsewhere. On top of it, a national tour has been launched in support of these efforts – something that may have been impossible just a few years ago

LIBERTY BEGINS WITH YOU

Issue by issue, law by law, the best way to change the federal government is by refusing to comply with it on a state and individual level. Withdrawing our consent for unconstitutional “laws,” acts, regulations….and mandates…has a much better effect than begging or demanding that DC limit its own power.

Over the years, wise men and women warned us that the Constitution would never enforce itself. I believe it’s time for people to recognize this as fact, and bring that enforcement closer to home.

Whether you’re on the left, or on the right, or even somewhere in the middle, the path to freedom, the path to your political goals lies not in Washington D.C. Instead, it lies in Madison, and Jefferson (City)…and other state capitols around the country.

So this Constitution Day take a new pledge. Ignore and nullify the federal government. When it refuses to follow the Constitution year in and year out, it becomes as worthless as it is dangerous.

Michael Boldin [send him email] is the founder of the Tenth Amendment Center.

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GODS WORD FOR TODAY
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. Mark 16:16 (KJV)


IN THE NEWS

OBAMA NATION

Americans complain about boastful stimulus signs
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Obama pushes exports to help drive economic recovery
http://bit.ly/bRcYxG

OBAMA CARE

With New Provisions Set to Kick, Obamacare Ad Blitz Launches
http://bit.ly/ap9AYs

Health Insurers Seeking Rate Hikes Of More Than 20 Percent In Connecticut
http://bit.ly/919GVe

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

US Senate panel approves new Start nuclear arms treaty with Russia
http://bit.ly/9BFVu9

Expiring tax cuts hit taxpayers at every level
http://bit.ly/bZmN3U

Bush Tax Cuts Not Important for US Economy: Summers
http://bit.ly/c5V2qN

South Carolina GOP lawmaker McConnell defends picture with 'slave' re-enactors
http://bit.ly/bHwXkT

Wis. prosecutor who 'sexted' victim won't resign
http://bit.ly/bEbF6s

Health care law's massive, hidden tax change
http://bit.ly/b4feT0

House Dems eye new 1099 repeal
http://politi.co/cXPeR3

REAL ID & PRIVACY NEWS

NC: Panel: Heed cyber threat - Too bad the NC DMV has ignored it
http://bit.ly/9oz4jH

Cybersecurity and privacy laws, distinction "breaking down "
http://bit.ly/bkBYz7

DMV Sex Hotline: NY DMV Phone Number Sends Callers to Sex Hotline
http://bit.ly/bnUYQr

Virginia DMV workers' hours could change to save money
http://tbd.ly/bmTxC6

DMV computer woes mean no driver's licenses
http://bit.ly/91tqgy

POLICE STATE NEWS

The T-Shirt That Scared a State
http://bit.ly/d0aqSF

On the Targeted Policing of the Toronto G20 Convergence
http://bit.ly/d2HUxh

ECONOMIC NEWS

The Secret List Of 10 States With Soaring Poverty Rates The Government Doesn’t Want You To See
http://bit.ly/bjbyDC

Bailouts Of Freddie And Fannie Will Bury Us Under Unpayable Debt
http://bit.ly/9PNzTe

Banks seize record number of homes
http://bit.ly/cmQnmL

Broke Towns Can’t Afford to Drug Constituents with Fluoride - Good News
http://bit.ly/cHrRan

More Than a Third Say It’s Okay to Walk Away from Mortgage
http://bit.ly/137khc

Census Bureau reports new spike in poverty
http://yhoo.it/dxcPir

The poor and impoverished turn to the forest
http://bit.ly/9wBKfP

IMMIGRATION NEWS

Reid Adding Amnesty Measure to Defense Bill
http://fxn.ws/918L34

PUBLIC EDUCATION

Wellesley, Massachusetts Public School Students Learn to Pray to Allah
http://bit.ly/aKcgwm

NJ teacher to serve jail time for removing a student from class by his ear
http://bit.ly/aC0XrI

HOMESCHOOLING NEWS

Homeschool mom takes kids to murder trial
http://bit.ly/cVt3iw

HEALTH NEWS

Drug-resistant 'superbugs' hit 35 states, spread worldwide
http://usat.ly/aOW1TL

U.S. drug firm penalized $300M for criminal actions
http://bit.ly/aX1ZnS

CDC Allegedly Falsifies Reports – Ignoring up to 3,587 Miscarriages From H1N1 Vaccine
http://bit.ly/bIbTZ0

Blood-sucking insects kill 31 in China
http://bit.ly/cPbxIk

Mad Cow Disease Causes Cattle Eyes to Glow
http://bit.ly/cBxzpp

Wis. will allow carcasses to move out of CWD zone
http://bit.ly/aNyDgI

MORAL DECLINE

19-year old girl arrested for rape
http://bit.ly/cORgFJ

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Cloud is a delight for hackers, says Novell
http://bit.ly/dche8D

Hackers Love FarmVille
http://bit.ly/cKKhfd

Seven ways social nets like Facebook and LinkedIn are 'truly evil'
http://bit.ly/buN3Ht

US official: NATO should make cyber warfare a priority
http://bit.ly/9YcnZF

Nigerian Hackers Sell Man's House
http://bit.ly/b6VqXp

09/16/10

Fight to repeal the 1099 Tsunami

Quote of the Day: "The political machine triumphs because it is a united minority acting against a divided majority." -- Will Durant

Instead of asking, "Would you like paper or plastic?" the checkout clerk may soon ask, "Do you need our form W-9?"

A W-9 is the IRS's "Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification." Because of the new healthcare law . . .

If you spend as little as $55 at the local Office Shack each month, you'll exceed $600 for the year. That means you'll need to file a 1099 with the IRS for Office Shack. You'll also need to get a W-9 from Office Shack so that you can have their tax id number handy when the time comes to fill out the 1099.

It used to be that businesses only had to file 1099s for unincorporated, independent contractors (with some exceptions). But now a 1099 will be required every time a business spends more than $600 with any entity. Multiply this requirement across the entire economy and it amounts to a tsunami of hundreds of millions of additional tax form filings.

This is what happens when we let politicians pass un-read bills containing thousands of pages!

Not surprisingly, a revolt is building against this requirement, but it will be a lot easier to repeal this 1099 requirement now, before the election, when the politicians are paying more attention to public opinion, than it will be after the election. So take action now!

Please send Congress a letter asking them to repeal the 099 Tsunami. We have a NEW CAMPAIGN for this purpose.

This one is simple. There's no need to write personal comments unless you have something extra to say. The hardwired message we provide reads . . .

There's a coming 1099 tsunami. Stealth language in the 2,400-page health legislation requires millions of businesses to issue hundreds of millions of additional IRS Form 1099s every year. It's a cumbersome and expensive, anti-business measure, during a time of unemployment. Please repeal this provision now!

You can send your letter to Congress using DownsizeDC.org's Educate the Powerful System.

Please send your letter today. There are only a few weeks left before the Election. Now is the time to get this terrible provision repealed.

And be sure to tell your friends. Here is a handy link to share with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, and other sites: http://bit.ly/9Bvx28

Jim Babka
President
DownsizeDC.org, Inc.

GOD'S WORD FOR TODAY
The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble. Proverbs 12:13 (KJV)

IN THE NEWS

OBAMA NATION

Obama to join the ranks of Dr. Seuss
http://yhoo.it/dmvDvK

'Birther in chief' invited to dinner by Harry Reid
http://bit.ly/cudeOa

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

CNN Poll: Only quarter of public trusts government
http://bit.ly/bUmLOq

Congress set to turn up heat on China over yuan
http://bit.ly/9II0ft

Paladino Rout of Lazio Jolts New York G.O.P.
http://nyti.ms/d5jVBW

Taking America back from Washington
http://bit.ly/bZW3Xy

Koran burner fired
http://bit.ly/aNqgCA

'Slum' suit vs. landlord Rauf
http://bit.ly/cIqltD

POLICE STATE NEWS

Bill proposes civilian oversight on police
http://bit.ly/9IMBfn

Have we entered a computer police state yet?
http://bit.ly/bsQx0T

TSA Screener Cited “Torture” In Scanner Case
http://bit.ly/aifLoL

FBI Forwards Letters to Political Prisoners to Local Law Enforcement Agencies
http://bit.ly/9MyQqt

Police Continue to Harass Citizens Who Record Them
http://bit.ly/b3GJ3Q

Sheriff powers bill draws debate
http://bit.ly/9uPQeh

Gassed, Tasered...The Unluckiest Pc Ever?
http://bit.ly/cTNpzo

REAL ID & PRIVACY NEWS

DMV Tells Military Widow "Tough Luck!"
http://bit.ly/bbdWR3

VA DMV has another computer glitch
http://bit.ly/cayXaM

Another DMV employee accused of embezzling thousands from agency
http://bit.ly/dh7HGA

ECONOMIC NEWS

Rock Hill to cut off water despite residents’ pleas
http://bit.ly/doPKKW

Shocking CNBC Headline: “Home Price Double Dip Begins”
http://bit.ly/bUs2Av

Let’s Raise Taxes, Greenspan Tells CFR
http://bit.ly/aCcbw3

County Sues Farmer, Cites Too Many Crops
http://bit.ly/aqRdZI

Oregon State Offices Closed on Friday September 17th Due to Budget Cuts
http://bit.ly/dwtZR0

Bank of America warns of new fees after financial reforms
http://bit.ly/9pFkH5

HEALTH NEWS

Family win $1.5 million in autism-vaccine payout
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Corn syrup producers to change name to 'corn sugar' as awareness over health concerns grow
http://bit.ly/bo77cr

MORAL DECLINE

Police: Dad locks baby in pickup while he drinks in Central Florida bar
http://bit.ly/dCsIea

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Hackers Target Roseville Eateries For Credit Card Information
http://bit.ly/96PrEo

Chinese Google hackers back?
http://bit.ly/aOJTxg

Adobe sounds alarm on Flash zero-day attacks
http://bit.ly/cCt3Uq

Microsoft exchange opens the door for hackers
http://bit.ly/9dXkk1

'Free' searches attract hackers, warns McAfee
http://bit.ly/adrjCu

Trojan Monitors Your Porn Surfing Habits, Threatens to Blackmail You
http://bit.ly/bwkBWK

09/13/10

Obama Administration Moves to Block the Sale of M1s to Law-abiding Americans


Obama Administration Moves to Block the Sale of M1s to Law-abiding Americans
-- State Department intimates that these historic relics may be melted down

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

Monday, September 13, 2010

Apparently, things are going so well in the Middle East that the State Department now feels it can turn its attention to banning the lawful possession of firearms by American citizens.

In a little-noticed decision in March, the Obama administration reversed an earlier decision and moved to block the importation of 857,470 lawful M1 semi-automatics which were being sold by South Korea in an effort to raise money for its military. According to Hillary Clinton's State Department, this action was taken because the M1's "could potentially be exploited... for illicit purposes."

Even worse, a spokesman for the State Department left the impression that the valuable historic relics could even be melted down, as Clinton's husband did during his administration. Suffice it to say that this is just another reiteration of the same anti-gun political theatre. And the cheers coming from anti-gunners like Dennis Henigan of the Brady Campaign are ample proof of that.

Possession of these guns by Americans is lawful. They are antiques of historical interest, particularly for those who, unlike Clinton and her husband, served this country honorably in America's foreign wars. And anyone wishing to acquire one would have to go through an Instant Check.

If any American, going into the November elections, had any doubt that Barack Obama and the Democratic Party leaders hate guns and have contempt for the Second Amendment, this is proof. Reps. John Boozman and Paul Broun are submitting a letter to State Department Secretary Hillary Clinton -- demanding that this unlawful decision be reversed.

And we are working with several legislators to offer an amendment on the next available legislative vehicle which would prohibit the administration from blocking the importation -- or even the destruction -- of these firearms. Please see the ACTION item and pre-written letter below.

Have you recently renewed your GOA membership?

If you haven't renewed your membership lately, then there's a lot of information that you could be missing. In our newsletters, GOA takes on recent UN efforts to impose global gun control and has provided its members with postcards to inundate their Senators in opposition to any arms control treaties that would infringe upon our gun rights.

In fact, current members should be expecting another update on UN gun control efforts that will be arriving in their mailboxes soon. We can't fight all our battles through email and that's why we need you to be a member of Gun Owners of America.

You can go to http://gunowners.org/ordergoamem.htm and join Gun Owners of America for the cost of a box of ammunition. Get your friends and family to sign up as well. You'll be glad you did!

ACTION: Write your Representative and urge him or her to cosign the Boozman/Broun letter which demands that the unlawful decision against the M1s be reversed. You can go to the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at http://gunowners.org/activism.htm to send your Representative the pre-written e-mail message below.

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

Dear Representative:

Please stand up for the Second Amendment in opposition to the Obama administration's anti-gun efforts to block the importation of -- or even destroy -- over 850,000 legal, historic M1 semi-automatic firearms.

Reps. John Boozman and Paul Broun are submitting a letter to State Department Secretary Hillary Clinton protesting this unlawful action.

I urge you in the strongest terms to cosign that letter with them. You can contact either Boozman's or Broun's office to get a copy of the letter and to indicate your desire to add your name to this effort.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

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VERSE OF THE DAY
Ephesians 3:19
And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. - (KJV)

IN THE NEWS

OBAMA NATION

Poll: Independent Voters Have Turned Against Obama, Democrats
http://bit.ly/auP8Ep

British Teen Banned From U.S. for Life After Sending Obscene E-Mail to Obama
http://fxn.ws/a6ixdt

Illegal immigration: Immigration issues hurting Obama, poll finds
http://lat.ms/b537yO

The US Is Adopting Codex Alimentarius
http://bit.ly/cjUAQZ

Obama's people think Americans are spoiled brats
http://bit.ly/cgZ1Ph

Obama, Congress ‘Intentionally’ Spending to Force Value-Added Tax Implementation
http://bit.ly/arrkce

Production of stimulus-aided car batteries revs up
http://bit.ly/de2NS3

Saudi Arms Deal Advances White House to Notify Congress Soon of $60 Billion Package, Largest Ever for U.S.
http://bit.ly/ccgGKx

Muslim Americans give the President highest approval ratings
http://bit.ly/badRek

New Poll Shows Obama Ratings Down As Mosque Controversy Lingers
http://bit.ly/crtLBA

Obama's electoral coalition is crumbling
http://lat.ms/csOvv9

Nullification Rally Sets Stage for Opposition To Obamacare
http://bit.ly/cSnFxE

OBAMA CARE

Healthcare Reform Wont Slow Medical Costs Until Doctors Get Paid Differently
http://bit.ly/aKDyae

Bill Gates: Death Panel Advocate
http://bit.ly/cbEFwE

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

Bush Tax Cuts Better Than Stimulus 2.0, Poll Says
http://bit.ly/aidyxG

Nine years after 9/11, 900 responders are dead
http://bit.ly/aAqKNA

Thousands gather for Tea Party rallies as organisers promise surge in conservative voters
http://bit.ly/dwpaxj

US Backs 1BILL Loan to Mexico for Drilling
http://fxn.ws/d0Prp9

Vulnerable Democrats duck public events
http://politi.co/aSmXGS

Seeing Red over Afghanistan: Bring all our troops home now
http://bit.ly/cfmKgx

CT Candidates Not Speaking (Yet?) on Hartford City Council's Intro of Muslim Prayer
http://bit.ly/9RNalq

U.S. forces board pirate-captured vessel, seize control
http://bit.ly/aegg34

FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION?

Man ignites Koran near Ground Zero
http://bit.ly/dflGD1

POLICE STATE NEWS

Sheriffs Want Access to Medical Records of Prescription Drug Users
http://bit.ly/9wwfez

Do local police harass W&M students?
http://bit.ly/d8dzm5

NSA/Pentagon Want to Suppress Lt. Col Anthony Shaffer’s Book “Operation Dark Heart”
http://bit.ly/atjNdj

An infuriating search at Philadelphia International Airport
http://bit.ly/cpgT6K

Big Sis Iris Scanners: The Prison Without Bars
http://bit.ly/d62LfU

Encroaching Police State on the Border
http://bit.ly/9OdtXY

Russia: Policing The Police
http://bit.ly/awMo9m

Targeted assassinations abroad could lead to a police state at home
http://bit.ly/ch5qZs

Lawsuits launched over state repression at Toronto G20 summit
http://bit.ly/9Vj8nj

US Soldiers 'Killed Afghan Civilians for Sport and Collected Fingers as Trophies'
http://bit.ly/ch15FS

Healthcare workers to be fired if they refuse flu shots, medical group demands
http://bit.ly/d7HfEa

North Carolina cops push for access to drug prescription records
http://bit.ly/bFH1g2

REAL ID & PRIVACY NEWS

Former DMV Employee and Associates Sent to Jail for Selling Phony Driver's Licenses
http://bit.ly/abgDWh

The incremental recipe for national identity
http://bit.ly/aGsJvp

REDUX: Craigslist, RFID, FLA on Real ID, ICAO
http://bit.ly/d5833N

Michigan's license plate tab goof makes some drivers target for police
http://bit.ly/bLNzvQ

Mom Sues School Over Dumping Of Personal Records
http://bit.ly/adLxqo

DMV Doesn't Tell Me I Owe Money, Charges $80 In Late Fees
http://bit.ly/aJgB3K

3 get jail for fake driver's license racket
http://bit.ly/bKDJ2f

Ohio to Crystal Bowersox: Sorry for Snooping!
http://bit.ly/ainISY

Fake ID use is a problem
http://bit.ly/cEQuU3

DMV Employees Leaving, Tired of Furloughs
http://bit.ly/a6C1Ji

Virginia Cracks Down on Drivers Licenses for Illegal Immigrants
http://fxn.ws/aPVuag

ECONOMIC NEWS

Economic Docs Find Remedy Amid Bubble Rubble
http://bit.ly/9N496g

Record gains for US poverty with elections looming
http://yhoo.it/bSDzdS

Teaching: No longer a recession-proof job
http://bit.ly/dpg1rI

There is no soft option when confronting our economic reality
http://bit.ly/cMktOx

Retailers – Reality Check Time
http://bit.ly/a8WUdr

Six in 10 live pay to pay check to pay check in Canada
http://bit.ly/dyQxH5

15 Shocking Poverty Statistics As The American Middle Class Continues To Be Slowly Wiped Out
http://bit.ly/8ohSa1

Doomsday warnings of US apocalypse gain ground
http://bit.ly/cwzXkX

Obama says economic progress 'painfully slow'
http://bit.ly/aokfCl

Should You Buy a House Now?
http://bit.ly/9FrKWv

30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage: An Endangered Species?
http://bit.ly/bvcIqV

The Middle Class in America Is Radically Shrinking
http://bit.ly/b29EvX

HEALTH NEWS

New drug-resistant superbugs found in 3 states
http://yhoo.it/9TUtfa

More Evidence That Vaccines Don't Cause Autism - That's Good Enough For Me - Not!
http://bit.ly/cNQnrh

'Terrified' New Yorkers protest gas drilling
http://bit.ly/cmT5YR

China mass measles vaccination plan sparks outcry
http://bit.ly/d6Fqwr

My Dogs Won't Drink the Rainwater
http://bit.ly/bggDZV

HIV Tests a Farce? False HIV Positives Produced by Western Blot Tests
http://bit.ly/9wpKu9

Egg inspectors failed to raise alarms; government sucks, market microbial food safety at retail
http://bit.ly/dyikzj

Gates Foundation Pushing GE Soy Industry in Southern Africa
http://bit.ly/cNqTU0

20 Signs That The Health Care Industry Has Become All About Making As Much Money As Possible
http://bit.ly/aq82C6

FDA censorship of nutritional science threatens health of all Americans
http://bit.ly/aBEITp

CRIME NEWS

Woman obsessed with computer game left children to eat cold baked beans
http://bit.ly/ahqH5p

Eastern Kentucky rampage kills 6, began as argument over eggs
http://bit.ly/8X5qH4

Bus hijacked in Kansas City
http://bit.ly/bDoqj1

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Anti-US hacker claims credit for Here you have worm
http://bit.ly/9TTx8y

Spam e-mail virus ripping through computers
http://bit.ly/diNqCY

Hacked! How We Got Attacked by Malware Fiends and Survived
http://bit.ly/cDm6K9

eBay, Western Union Top List Of Brands Most Used By Hackers
http://bit.ly/akUsm4

Facebook hackers fake Patty Sheehan: Facebook hackers cause problems that could be criminal
http://bit.ly/azSqbR

Facebook Patents New Social CAPTCHA System
http://bit.ly/8Zzuo0

Hotel operator warns of data breach
http://bit.ly/athCZu

RBS WorldPay Hacker Gets Suspended Sentence for $9 Million Heist
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Cybercriminals Creating Nearly 60,000 Fake Websites to Trick and Infect Users Each Week
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Cyber-Warfare: U.S. Military Hackers and Spies Prepare to Knock the World Offline
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Hackers exploit new PDF zero-day bug, warns Adobe
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IMMIGRATION NEWS

US court allows habeas challenge to deportation
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Appeals court blocks Pa. town's immigration law
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QURAN BURNING

Burning Koran Bad, Burning Bible Fine
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Afghans protest, Fla. pastor plans to meet NY imam
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Islamic charity co-founder convicted on tax charge
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Donald Trump and Ground Zero Mosque
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No deal to move New York Muslim center
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Quran-burn pastor insists he was promised mosque will move
http://politi.co/dD0EF0

Thousands of Afghans protest Koran burning plans
http://bit.ly/aY4wee

Obama: Terry Jones 9/11 Koran burning will be 'al Qaeda recruitment bonanza'
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Indonesian president says Koran-burning plan threatens world peace
http://bit.ly/cffL4d

Robert Gates Urged Terry Jones to Call Off Koran Burning
http://bit.ly/cdUgi9

Interpol warns Koran-burning may trigger attacks
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Pakistanis burn US flag in Koran-burning protests
http://bit.ly/diTlX4

Afghans protest, Fla. pastor plans to meet NY imam
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Protests Against Koran Burning Turn Violent in Afghanistan
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Could the media have ignored Terry Jones and his Koran-burning plan?
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Rackspace Takes Koran-Burning Church Site Offline
http://bit.ly/c7q2DT

Imam Asked Florida Pastor Who Wanted to Burn Koran `What Would Jesus Do?'
http://bit.ly/b8aZzl

11 countries speaking out against Koran burning in Florida
http://bit.ly/9kyqAt

McCain, McConnell plead against Koran burning
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India calls for media black-out of planned Koran burning
http://bit.ly/a1eNmj

Iraqi PM says U.S. should halt Koran burning
http://bit.ly/d8hizy

Quran Burning: "Ugly" But Free Speech Says ACLU
http://bit.ly/cPspbt

Quran Burning in Florida: Angelina Jolie Speaks Out
http://bit.ly/cr6zVA

MORAL DECLINE

Police: Woman swings baby carrier with infant in it at officers
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Priest sex abuse linked to 13 suicides in Belgium
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Woman held after 2 shot dead at Pa. cookie plant
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09/09/10

Why All the Threats of Violence Over Koran Burning?

We are told over and again that Islam is a "religion of peace" yet the US State Department issued worldwide travel alert to Americans traveling "and cautions that 'the potential for further protests and demonstrations, which may turn violent, remains high.'"

I personally think the idea was a moronic and ungodly thing to even talk about doing. Regardless of the fact that it may have resulted in what Pastor Jones wanted and that was to prevent the mosque from being build on ground zero.

If he wanted to take a stand against a religious ideology he was adamantly opposed to, he should have used the book that he wanted to burn to educate people why he had issues with it.

Better yet, he should use the Holy Bible to show why he believed that following the teachings of Christ was the correct path to take.

However, I keep reading that Islam is a "religion of peace", yet so many are dieing for refusing to follow its ideologies and for decimating what it deems to be its holy words.

In the United States we have a fundamental right to worship any god we want or none at all. While I choose to serve the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob, others can choose to serve whomever they want. After all, God will ultimately judge us all in the end.

If the Muslims want to build a mosque in NYC near ground zero, it is their right to do so, though most Americans and many Muslims agree that it is in bad taste.

Likewise, if some misguided pastor in Florida wants to burn Korans, than that is his first Amendment right to do so. But the very act of him doing such a thing is diametrically opposite of the message of Love that Gods word teaches.

Stand Up, Speak Up, Live Free

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Sellers Cut Prices on 50% of Homes
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MORAL DECLINE

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Hallucinogen appears safe, may improve mood among patients with advanced-stage cancer and anxiety
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FDA may permit sales of genetically modified salmon in US
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Americans drowning in prescription drugs
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Diabetes drug Avandia still being prescribed despite heart risk fears
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Why not brushing your teeth can kill you
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Pet product company recalls nearly 75,000 bags of dog treats
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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Car hacking goes wireless as modern vehicles open to hacker attacks
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HMRC tax problems quickly tapped by cash hungry hackers
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Hackers create 57 000 fake web addresses weekly
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Hackers Exploit Twitter XSS Flaw
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Facebook hackers stealing identities for cash
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Network Security Breaches Occur Thanks to Cheap Investments
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Britain's phone-hacking scandal: Secrets of the voicemail hackers
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U.K. Defends Handling Of Phone Hacking Scandal
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Hackers raise cyber security fears in Philippines
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Hacker steals $87,000 from Putnam school account
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Lord Mandelson and Lord Prescott 'targeted by phone hackers'
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Cloud computing is easy hacker target | Analysis
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Is Your Smartphone Safe From Hackers?
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09/05/10

Great Advice to Men of God

1 Timothy 6

1 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. 2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.

3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; 4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, 5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. 6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. 9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. 12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. 13 I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession; 14 That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: 15 Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; 16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; 18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; 19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: 21 Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen. (The first to Timothy was written from Laodicea, which is the chiefest city of Phrygia Pacatiana.)


If only men who proclaim to be ministers of the the Gospel would follow this advice, our world would be a much better place. Though I could imagine that men of God who served in this manner would be hated by the majority of the world because they would not want to repent of their sins and move away from their depravity.

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China requires ID to buy mobile phone numbers
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DMV seeks new photos of 4K customers
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Ex-DMV worker called corrupt
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Senators, Missouri officials in China to lure freight hub to St. Louis
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NC newspaper completes sale to Alabama company
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Donations flowing to Tent City Davidson Park
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Cleanup of Reno's tent city marks changes in rules enforcement
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City council mulling its legal options regarding tent cities
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Palmer hears plan for homeless shelter
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Homeless Shelter Closes
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Toledo homeless shelter taken down
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2ND AMMENDMENT

Obama Administration Reverses Course, Forbids Sale of 850,000 Antique Rifles
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North Carolina governor suspends gun rights
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HEALTH NEWS

Metal in formula milk has up to 40 times more aluminium than breast milk
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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Facebook adds hacker tracker tool
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Twitter crackdown on hackers posting links to viruses with launch of URL shortening service
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Feds Trying to Crack Jason Deli's Virus
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Hackers leak 'Survivor' finalists' names
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Computer outage is another outrage
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Cell phone spying: James Bond cool or cyberstalking tool?
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MORAL DECLINE

Dead Hostage-Taker Had Strange History
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Woman Arrested After Daughter Was Found Malnourished And Tied To A Bed
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CELEBRITY NEWS

Lindsay Hits Baby in Stroller With Car
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09/02/10

What Your PC Knows About You

by Mark Nestmann
Sovereign Society

If someone could secretly stand behind you and monitor everything you’ve done on your PC, what would they discover about you that you would prefer to keep private? Thanks to new technologies that secretly track everywhere you go on the Internet, that’s an appropriate comparison of the threat you face unless you take advance precautions.

Perhaps you’ve never visited a Web site you wouldn’t want your spouse, your children, your neighbors, or the FBI to know about. Perhaps you really do have “nothing to hide.” But if you do, you’ll want to understand the threat to your privacy – and what you can do to protect yourself.

The centerpiece of this threat is a tracking technology that records what Web sites you visit, what links you click on, and what types of search engine questions you ask. If you’ve entered personal information into applications that use these technologies, that data is stored as well. All of it is written to hidden directories on your hard disk. And there it stays – permanently – unless you know how to delete it.

Usually what’s recorded is innocuous. You might not mind that your hard disk has a record of the movies you’ve rented, the fact that you’re interested in photography, or that you want to take pilot lessons. And you might not object to the fact that the companies that create these hidden directories sell the information. For instance, a company selling photographic supplies would surely be interested in presenting an advertisement for its services to someone with a proven interest in photography.

However, perhaps your interests are a bit more controversial. Or even if they’re not, perhaps someone with access to your PC has less conventional preferences than you. In that event, the data in the hidden directories could possibly come back to haunt you, should your PC ever be compromised – or searched by law enforcement.

Say, for instance, that you – or someone with access to your PC – watch a controversial video on the Internet. Guess what? The Web site serving up the video to your browser most likely plants a tracking beacon on your hard drive, where it stays – potentially, forever. Erasing “cookies” in your browser will NOT delete these beacons!

The largest offender in this regard is probably a program called Adobe Flash Player (AFP). Many Web sites use AFP to deliver audio and visual content. But AFP also creates a hidden directory on your hard disk to track the Web sites you visit, especially those with interactive or multimedia features. Companies that plant the beacons use them to personalize your browsing experience, and also sell the data they contain to direct marketing companies.

Since you can’t delete these files from your browser, the most practical way to deal with them is to install a browser add-on program to manage and delete them. One such program is “Better Privacy,” an add-on for Firefox. You can download it here. I’ve configured Better Privacy to delete all AFP beacons when I shut down my browser.

I also suggest that you configure AFP to minimize tracking altogether. You can adjust its settings using a virtual control panel.

I’ve adjusted the settings on my PC to always deny access to my PC’s camera or microphone, never storing any content, and deleting all records of Web sites I’ve visited that use AFP. Those settings, together with the Better Privacy add-on, seem to have rid my PC of “beacons” – at least those from AFP. These settings limit functionality on some Web sites, but so long as you configure AFP to allow programs to ask you for permission to store content, you can control which ones have access to your PC. When you exit your browser, Better Privacy deletes them.

Incidentally, none of AFP’s tracking software violates any U.S. law; at least none of which I’m aware. And don’t look to the government for help – law enforcement agencies surely find beacons on your PC a highly informative tool to track your Web browsing behavior.

With big business and big government collaborating to invade your online privacy, you have only one resource to depend upon – yourself. So if you don’t want permanent records of your online life residing on your hard drive, don’t call your Congressman for help. You alone must take responsibility for protecting your online privacy.

September 2, 2010

Mark Nestmann is a journalist with more than 20 years of investigative experience and is a charter member of The Sovereign Society’s Council of Experts. He has authored over a dozen books and many additional reports on wealth preservation, privacy and offshore investing. Mark serves as president of his own international consulting firm, The Nestmann Group, Ltd. The Nestmann Group provides international wealth preservation services for high-net worth individuals. Mark is an Associate Member of the American Bar Association (member of subcommittee on Foreign Activities of U.S. Taxpayers, Committee on Taxation) and member of the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2005, he was awarded a Masters of Laws (LL.M) degree in international tax law at the Vienna (Austria) University of Economics and Business Administration.

Copyright © 2010 Mark Nestmann

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OBAMA CARE

Pawlenty signs executive order to decline 'Obamacare'
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Dems do not want to talk about ObamaCare
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NEW Movie Coming Out - I Want Your Money
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5,800 dead in Ohio still on voter rolls
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Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson says she'll repay scholarship funds by week's end
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Winthrop’s marshal doesn’t buy girl’s story, issues littering ticket
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Police exempt as laws target distracted drivers
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Feds eyeing private money to finance deficit?
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MI Secretary of State explains RFID technology used in enhanced drivers license
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No timetable set for return of VA DMV licensing service
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DMV: Still experiencing computer problems
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Downed circuit compounds computer problems at DMV
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08/25/10

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500 Million Sensitive Records Breached Since 2005

San Diego, CA, August 25, 2010 -- The most recent total from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse’s Chronology of Data Breaches shows more than a half billion sensitive records breached since 2005, leaving Americans vulnerable to identity theft.

Employees losing laptop computers, hackers downloading credit card numbers and sensitive personal data accidentally exposed online -- the Chronology of Data Breaches shows hundreds of ways that the personal information of consumers is lost, stolen or exposed.

The Chronology of Data Breaches, a project of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse since 2005, lists incidents involving breached consumer information, such as personal medical records, credit card numbers and Social Security numbers.

The most recent total, published last night, is a wake-up call to consumers who think identity theft can’t happen to them.

The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse estimates that the Chronology shows only a fraction of the total number of data breaches.

"This is a conservative number," says Director Beth Givens, "We generally learn about breaches that garner media attention.
Unfortunately, many do not. And, because many states do not require companies to report data breaches to a central clearinghouse, data breaches occur that we never hear about.
Our Chronology is only a sampling."

Data breaches of sensitive information, especially Social Security and credit card numbers, make consumers vulnerable to identity theft. According to a 2009 Javelin Research & Strategy, individuals are four times more likely to be the victim of identity theft in the year after receiving a data breach notification letter.
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The recently expanded Chronology provides consumers and researchers the ability to perform rapid searches to identify trends in data breaches. It also allows visitors to look up businesses, agencies and organizations by name.

Unfortunately, consumers cannot completely protect themselves from a data breach. It is up to organizations that collect data on consumers to take the steps to ensure the privacy
and security of the data they collect and maintain.

Visit the Chronology now - http://www.privacyrights.org/data-breach

Try the custom sort feature - http://www.privacyrights.org/data-breach#CP

Learn how to take advantage of the Chronology’s interactive features - http://www.privacyrights.org/data-breach-how-to

Resources:
Open Security Foundation’s DatalossDB http://www.datalossdb.org Office of Inadequate Security http://www.databreaches.net Personal Health Information Privacy http://www.phiprivacy.net National Association for Information Destruction, Inc http://www.naidonline.org


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Hackers Drain Users PayPal Accounts Through iTunes
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DEF CON Survey Reveals Vast Scale of Cloud Hacking
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ECONOMIC NEWS

Home Sales Drop 27 Percent In July And Things Are Only Going To Get Worse For The U.S. Housing Industry
http://bit.ly/8ohSa1

Let the Housing Market Normalize!
http://bit.ly/bJWhlp

Eight Banks Collapse Last Week As Questions Arise On FDIC
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HEALTH NEWS

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Electromagnetic pulse can be used to disrupt morality in the human brain
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52% Concerned About Safety of Vaccines
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Study Links Chronic Fatigue to Virus Class
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08/24/10

Mamas Dont Let Your Babies Graduate from College

A mind is a terrible thing to waste, Reading is fundamental. Everyone needs a college education to succeed. Of course if the ecconomy is in the toilet, then education will not help your child get a job once they graduate from college.

At least it is not expected to happen for another four years, so those who are just starting their four year degree may be able to get a job when they get out. However those who expect to graduate in the next 3 years will not expect to get a job.

So unless you are independently wealthy and can afford to have your 22 year old child live with you the next four years, just don't let them graduate from college. They should work on their Masters or PHD in their field. Then when the job markets open up, they will be the most qualified applicants for the entry level jobs.

In the past, I had the privilege of hearing people like Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy's talk about his less than eighth grade education and how he worked hard since the age of 14 to learn the restaurant business and well you know the rest of the story.

Self education and dedication can work for the right people. In the first Great Depression, some smart restaurateurs would give their patrons free peanuts, all they could eat. The idea was to let them get their fill on salted peanuts which they bought at a great price and then sold them soda at 10 cents instead of 5 cents. The result, they stayed in business.

Americans are resilient and our ingenuity has help to create most of the modern technology used today. Education at liberal universities teaching to help grow corporate agendas may not be the best path for any child.

Perhaps, hard work, self education and a determination to succeed is the past course to take.

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08/18/10

Your children would be safer in Portugal

Quote of the Day: "Even if you don't like drugs, you really, really don't like murder, rape, robbery, and so forth." - Ted Balaker

An important video by Reason.tv and Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) succinctly addresses how the War on Drugs cripples police work and endangers children. DownsizeDC.org would like to express our gratitude to Reason's Ted Balaker and LEAP's Neill Franklin for laying out the facts.

We urge you to . . .

* Watch the video
[video:youtube:DzOHQdKRANA]

* And then tell Congress to watch it too, using our End the Mexican Civil War campaign

You may borrow from or copy this letter . . .

The Mexican government reports that its War on Drugs has killed 28,000 people over the past four years. This ongoing tragedy is undermining Mexico's stability, which is bad news for the United States.

But that's not the only way drug prohibition is hurting us. I urge you to watch this interview with Neill Franklin, the Executive Director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (under 9 minutes) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzOHQdKRANA

The video reveals that the Mexican drug cartels have expanded into 230 U.S. cities. Unsurprisingly, the overwhelming majority of police 911 calls are related to this illegal drug trade. And yet, as our police go from one drug-related 911 call to the next, most violent crimes go unsolved, including . . .

* 60% of rapes
* 73% of robberies
* 88% of auto thefts
* And 37% of murders

Whereas, in 1963, before the War on Drugs, only 9% of murders went unsolved!

Repealing drug prohibition would put an end to narcotics units and place more cops on the street to "do the work that is supposed to be done."

But unsolved crime is not the only danger caused by the Drug War. Our children are particularly at risk . . .

* Criminals don't ask for ID's to verify the age of their customers
* This means that powerful drugs are more available to kids than cigarettes and alcohol
* Criminals don't care about quality control, so the black market substances that lure our kids are more dangerous than they would be if prohibition didn't exist
* And urban, African-American children are at special risk. They are heavily recruited to the drug trade because juvenile offenders get lesser sentences

Whereas in Portugal, which legalized personal drug possession ten years ago . . .

* There was a double-digit drop in drug use by school-age children
* As well as a double-digit drop in AIDS cases
* The stigma has been removed for people seeking treatment
* And there is MORE MONEY for treatment

Even so, President Obama still wants to increase funding for the War on Drugs!

But the facts are clear. Drug prohibition doesn't work. Repeal the federal drug laws. Our communities will be safer and our children will be better off.

END LETTER

You can send your letter through DownsizeDC.org's Educate the Powerful System.

We also urge you to spread this common-sense message to your friends and Digg it on our blog.

James Wilson
Assistant Communications Director
DownsizeDC.org

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FDA OKs new, five-day emergency contraceptive
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08/12/10

Can you protect your endangered dollars?

Quote of the Day: "I've been hearing that 40 is the new 20. I don't believe that. But I do believe that $40 is the new $20." - Jay Leno

First, the Federal Reserve created money out of thin air to buy so-called toxic assets. This action . . .

* Decreased the value of every dollar you hold by increasing the money supply
* Was taken without your consent
* Was dictatorial, in that it was subject to no outside check or balance by the electorate, or any other branch of government

Since then the Fed has been promising to withdraw the funny money it created to fund these bailouts, so as to protect you from inflation. This promise has not been kept. To be sure . . .

The Fed tells us it's still too early to re-absorb the funny money, because the economy is still weak. But the re-absorption may actually be harder once the economy recovers. To retire the funny money the Fed must be able to sell its assets back into the market, and then "destroy" the dollars it gets in return, but . . .

* People will have better things to do with their money when the economy is booming again
* The Fed may have to sell its assets at a steep discount in order to compete with these better investment alternatives
* These factors could make it very difficult to re-absorb the funny money

Sadly, the Fed has taken a step that will make things even worse. The Fed board voted on Tuesday to spend $10 billion buying government debt.

Just to be clear, it does NOT appear that the Fed is creating new funny money for this purpose. Rather, it has received some income on some of the "toxic" assets it purchased, and is using that money to buy government debt. Even so, this sends a bad message on several fronts. The Fed is . . .

* Signaling that it will not begin re-absorbing its funny money any time soon
* Trying to make it cheaper for the Federal government to borrow money, thereby encouraging more borrowing
* One small step away from doing something very bad -- creating new funny money to buy government debt

We think the Fed is moving in the wrong direction. It should be taking steps to protect the value of your dollars. Instead, it remains committed to policies that carry a high risk of future price inflation that could destroy the value of your savings. Please take action to protect yourself.

One way to do that is to break the Fed's monopoly control over what you can use for money by passing Ron Paul's "Free Competition in Currency Act." Please send a letter to Congress asking for this.

You can copy or borrow from my sample letter . . .

I strongly object to the fact that the Federal Reserve is going to spend $10 billion buying government debt. This is wrong on many levels . . .

* The Fed should be re-absorbing the new money it created during the recent crisis. It should retire this $10 billion instead of spending it.
* The Fed should NOT be doing anything to encourage more borrowing by the Federal government. You guys have spent trillions already, so if the economy is still sluggish it should be perfectly clear that government spending isn't the cure.

But sadly, neither I nor you have an control over the Fed. You guys can't even manage to audit them, even when a majority in Congress favors legislation for that purpose. This makes two things clear to me . . .

* The Fed is a dictatorial institution, beholden to no one
* Congressional leaders control YOU, meaning that I cannot rely on you to represent me

I want you to provide me with evidence to the contrary on this last point. Instead of only doing what your party leaders want, how about doing something that I want, for a change. What do I want? I want it to be legal for me to do business with forms of money other than Federal Reserve Notes. Please break the chains that tie me to the Federal Reserve!

Please represent me. Please serve my interests. Please show a little independence by co-sponsoring the "Free Competition in Currency Act." And please know that I am paying close attention to what you do, and do not do.

END LETTER

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Perry Willis
Vice President
DownsizeDC.org, Inc.

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H.R.5786: Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010
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Fruits, vegetables fail to ripen as S California nears ‘coolest summer on record’
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Chemicals in water supply near Chicago linked to cancer
http://bit.ly/9tUnng

Vaccines Sold, Scam Complete: WHO Cancels its False Alarm
http://bit.ly/boTzNR

NEW WORLD ORDER NEWS

Lindsay Lohan Posing with Baphomet in Clothing Line Promo
http://bit.ly/aUfzYZ

IMMIGRATION & BORDER NEWS

Fingerprint sharing led to deportation of 47,000
http://yhoo.it/96b4qv

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Street traders , okada riders threaten free movement at Computer Village
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Wireless Car Sensors Vulnerable to Hackers
http://bit.ly/aD8TyD

Hackers steal from thousands of bank accounts in latest security breach
http://bit.ly/ds8iJd

2010 Data Breach Report: 10 Tips To Secure Your Enterprise
http://bit.ly/cbuT48

Tumwater teen hacker sentenced for crashing Comcast
http://bit.ly/cgwQum

Yes, Some Hackers Are Hot - But Still Criminals
http://bit.ly/991QqQ

MORAL DECLINE & CRIME NEWS

Michigan serial killer suspected in three Leesburg, Va., attacks
http://bit.ly/ba2qlB

Witness tells police: Man kills roommate, drinks victim's blood
http://bit.ly/cl8XPF

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