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08/25/10

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.
https://www.javelinstrategy.com/brochure-158

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


IN THE NEWS

OBAMA NATION NEWS

Obama To Replace Washington On Dollar Bill?
http://bit.ly/cQtOWM

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT NEWS

Alaska GOP Sen. Murkowski in jeopardy
http://bit.ly/ciJIeA

Two GOP attorney general candidates websites attacked, Bondis untouched
http://bit.ly/9J03R8

POLICE STATE NEWS

The Government's New Right to Track Your Every Move With GPS
http://bit.ly/bynIOe

The facial recognition software that will put a name to every photograph in the internet
http://bit.ly/bNJtoQ

4th Amendment Violating Mobile X-Ray Scanners Hit The Streets
http://bit.ly/cHmkZr

After Hurricane Katrina, NOLA cops told to shoot looters
http://bit.ly/d9OLUe

Following EPIC FOIA Lawsuit, US Senators Raise Questions About Retention of Body Scanner Images
http://bit.ly/9nDs2y

EPIC v. DHS (Suspension of Body Scanner Program)
http://bit.ly/9ep3X8

Protesters demand withdrawal of G20 charges
http://bit.ly/autOUz

Pentagon Teaches Kindergarten Kids As U.S. Schools Are Militarized For Martial Law Conditioning
http://bit.ly/dB2cnZ

REAL ID & PRIVACY NEWS

Germany to roll out ID cards with embedded RFID
http://bit.ly/b2lXmX

Ex-DMV Employee Sentenced For Issuing Fake IDs
http://bit.ly/d6DPVc

Universities Endanger Students' Privacy
http://bit.ly/cBOxNN

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY NEWS

Bad flash drive caused worst U.S. military breach
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20014732-245.html

Hackers see opportunities in the cloud
http://bit.ly/c5ec4p

Facebook Uses RFID to Track Users' Locations for Advertising Promotion
http://bit.ly/b1siVO

Facebook "Places" Embeds Privacy Risks, Complicated and Ephemeral Opt-Out Unfair to Users
http://bit.ly/avb7l7

Almost one in four security breaches affected health centers in 2010
http://bit.ly/cFpRnc

Hackers steal iTunes accounts, make bogus purchases
http://bit.ly/clY3wG

Hackers Drain Users PayPal Accounts Through iTunes
http://bit.ly/cbj6Vm

DEF CON Survey Reveals Vast Scale of Cloud Hacking
http://bit.ly/bsQDKP

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
http://bit.ly/cXTgBf

HEALTH NEWS

Eggs from Iowa farms could come to table near you
http://yhoo.it/cnoX6f

Electromagnetic pulse can be used to disrupt morality in the human brain
http://bit.ly/aHc0zF

52% Concerned About Safety of Vaccines
http://bit.ly/axhonM

Study Links Chronic Fatigue to Virus Class
http://nyti.ms/ax1JTO

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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.

IN THE NEWS

OIL SPILL 2010 NEWS

Mississippi Shrimpers Refuse to Trawl, Fearing Oil, Dispersants
http://bit.ly/bPy4WQ

BP oil leak victims face strings on $20bn spill fund
http://bit.ly/bkuTN7

Gulf claims chief says no-sue rule was his idea
http://bit.ly/c0dTZ0

BP accused of withholding oil spill data
http://bit.ly/cjU0Jd

OBAMA NATION NEWS

Does Barack Obama want to be re-elected in 2012?
http://bit.ly/djPF4x

Obama: Congress Should Feel Compelled to Pass Jobs Bill
http://bit.ly/c29tgb

One in five Americans believe President Barack Obama is a Muslim: poll
http://bit.ly/95PZaC

White House says Obama is Christian, prays daily - So It Must Be True LOL!
http://bit.ly/aGLomy

Obamas to begin sixth holiday of the year
http://bit.ly/bDQcaQ

OBAMA CARE NEWS

Uninsured Slow To Sign Up For Coverage
http://bit.ly/bbwXNv

POLICE STATE NEWS

Woman Ticketed For For Driving Too Slow
http://bit.ly/9DJmzO

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT NEWS

Iran unveils bomber drone that aims to deliver peace and friendship
http://bit.ly/9Wg8kA

Pakistani flood victims' anger at US
http://bbc.in/9ZBUwZ

Senators line up to tell U.N. to leave kids alone
http://bit.ly/d2SCEQ

Israeli official declares: 'We're preparing for war'
http://bit.ly/ae5Pc8

Blackwater Founder Gives Statements in Fraud Suit
http://bit.ly/bzu3bs

FDA commissioner says agency needs more authority
http://bit.ly/bhnfYd

Philly requiring bloggers to pay $300 for a business license
http://bit.ly/9ICQ1F

Ground Zero mosque modeled after notorious 9/11 mosque?
http://bit.ly/aC072Y

Gov. Paterson Says Mosque Situation Is Getting "Out Of Hand"
http://bit.ly/cAUuXf

Pension Fraud by New Jersey Is Cited by S.E.C.
http://nyti.ms/9T1Udd

New PA big can get two pensions now
http://bit.ly/atdUK7

Why many Pakistani-Americans aren't sending flood donations home
http://yhoo.it/9ldrea

Sen. Al Franken: We Have a Free Speech Problem
http://huff.to/TwUd6

Probe finds hundreds of cases of mishandled evidence in N. Carolina
http://bit.ly/bJPyPa

ECONOMIC NEWS

Three Devastating Tax Waves Will Destroy Many
http://bit.ly/8YhNVO

Mission City Council approves 'driveway tax' to fund ro
http://bit.ly/bJrvnb

China's nine-day traffic jam stretches 100km
http://yhoo.it/cNde4b

Even Tony Robbins Is Warning That An Economic Collapse Is Coming
http://bit.ly/aq61Pl

This Economy Is Ripping The Dignity Of Millions Of Unemployed Americans To Shreds
http://bit.ly/9zKuae

Low pension return may Soak taxpayers
http://bit.ly/d9GaF1

Unemployment Rates by County 2007- 2010
http://bit.ly/3xsef0

And Now We're Headed For The GREATEST Depression, Says Gerald Celente
http://yhoo.it/9YhYhs

CBO: U.S. faces slow recovery, near-record deficit
http://bit.ly/bxXOQ8

U.S. lawmakers cheer as China steel firm backs out
http://bit.ly/ca8hIC

Some government workers get generous raises despite dismal economy
http://bit.ly/czi1N8

Withdrawls From Retirement Accounts Hit Record High
http://bit.ly/9936Cu

Jobless claims rise to highest level in 9 months
http://bit.ly/bT0f4R

DMV offices closed Friday due to furloughs, California state budget
http://bit.ly/bbg7NJ

Growers: USDA must act, prevent sugar supply issue
http://yhoo.it/duUzxi

2ND AMMENDMENT NEWS

GA judge shoots, kills man breaking into his home
http://bit.ly/dbKmxK

Off-duty cop shoots man who broke into his home, police say
http://bit.ly/bDiizl

HEALTH NEWS

Bedbugs & Empire State Building
http://on.msn.com/c3oMaU

Burger King introduces the 2,500 Calorie Pizza Burger
http://bit.ly/aiEUBw

Genetic Modified Foods - Senate Bill S510
http://bit.ly/aK3d9W

Mystery Illness Strikes Football Team
http://yhoo.it/acH99m

FDA exploits salmonella eggs recall to pursue food sterilization agenda
http://bit.ly/ciwCpe

Pregnant Women Should Avoid Diet Sodas
http://bit.ly/dzvY1O

Seasonal, H1N1 flu vaccine to be combined this fall
http://bit.ly/cJpnfn

My 6 Favorite FAT Lies
http://bit.ly/aTiIJR

IMMIGRATION & BORDER NEWS

Headless, mutilated bodies hung from Mexico bridge
http://bit.ly/chC9Uw

Nearly Half of United States Considering Arizona-Style Immigration Legislation
http://bit.ly/dvTWdE

Fight is on over another Arizona immigration law
http://bit.ly/cOpovW

Justice Department Presses Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Civil Rights Investigation
http://bit.ly/9s7JWe

REAL ID & PRIVACY NEWS

DMV Sends D.C. Resident A Driver's License -- Just Not His
http://bit.ly/bRVTBz

Computers fixed after 3 hour outage today at Nevada DMV offices
http://bit.ly/c270gV

DMV Computers Back Online After Outage
http://bit.ly/9ye5pg

Illegal ID ring smashed in Cleveland
http://bit.ly/9X7YKN

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY NEWS

Irony Police: State Farm releases texting app to curb distracted driving
http://bit.ly/cS6TGU

Scientists Hack Into Cars’ Computers — Control Brakes, Engine
http://bit.ly/b5xnhT

India arrests hacker who exposed electoral fraud
http://bit.ly/cke1pp

Hackers attack colleges website
http://bit.ly/a5eds6

Researcher told Microsoft of Windows apps zero-day bugs 6 months ago
http://bit.ly/ciGNwy

Sci-fi weapon entering real battles
http://bit.ly/9iLuqO

Pentagon takes aim at China cyber threat
http://bit.ly/909KAB

Actress Cameron Diaz Tops List of Search Threats
http://bit.ly/cTuRwR

Rise of hackers behind Intel's $8bn McAfee bid
http://bit.ly/bUANIK

Want to deter hackers? Make password longer
http://bit.ly/8ZigZt

Phone hackers ripping off Kiwi firms
http://bit.ly/aeCMZQ

Hackers set sights on small businesses, households
http://bit.ly/bI5Y4t

Want to deter hackers? Make password longer
http://bit.ly/8ZigZt

School website hacked by global hacker group
http://bit.ly/aOVcEm

DISASTER NEWS

Chile's trapped miners could be stuck until Christmas
http://bit.ly/csKDqQ

CHRISTIANITY NEWS

When sociology students visit Creation Museum
http://bit.ly/dAKS4h

NOT EXACTLY ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

Scientists map North Atlantic garbage patch
http://bit.ly/bvoBzs

MORAL DECLINE & CRIME NEWS

Former Fremont gymnastics instructor, competitor faces felony charges
http://bit.ly/bpcUN7

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&#58;&#68;zOHQdKRANA]

* 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

IN THE NEWS

OBAMA NATION

Obamas head to Martha's Vineyard for 10-day holiday
http://bit.ly/9JceEq

Obama says economy coming back slowly but surely
http://bit.ly/bXNWUk

AP Poll: Obama at new low for handling economy
http://bit.ly/bOOmMd

President goes for a swim in the Gulf – or does he?
http://bit.ly/bX5ji7

Scathing Congress report slams Obama's 'covert, criminal activity'
http://bit.ly/caGn7U

Obama uses Ramadan dinner to endorse NY mosque
http://bit.ly/b8rXZ0

Previously unknown Obama stepsister dies
http://bit.ly/cs9Jn5

10 key reasons why the Obama presidency is in meltdown
http://bit.ly/9Ot3CD

MAINSTREAM MEDIA

According to Poll Only 25% U.S. Have Confidence in Newspapers and TV News
http://bit.ly/99iRQL

CENSUS 2010

Personal Census Questions Upset Hawaii Residents
http://bit.ly/csxnlF

POLICE STATE NEWS

Charges Against Ice-T Dismissed in Criminal Court Due to DMV Clerical Error
http://bit.ly/bFiXxY

NYPD Knows About Your Secret Underwear Drug Stash!
http://bit.ly/cwjrpd

Russia's New Police State
http://bit.ly/bYIMdN

Denver officials clash over police discipline after brutal video released
http://bit.ly/bL84s8

New Vending Machines Require Thumb Print, Retina Scan
http://bit.ly/98siNS

Army accused of threatening to 'Taser' officer
http://bit.ly/az0FnD

NFL Considers Ball-Tracking Chips for Accuracy
http://bit.ly/ak4UIq

YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK

Workmen paint over dead hedgehog
http://bit.ly/9jKegT

Councils pay for prostitutes for the disabled
http://bit.ly/aXqwEh

ECONOMIC NEWS

22 cities in danger of a double-dip recession
http://bit.ly/aOyKcz

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

Fidel Castro fascinated by book on Bilderberg Club
http://bit.ly/cylMv7

Mass exodus planned away from the two major political parties
http://exm.nr/aQ3rvw

Pivotal Senate primary in Washington decided
http://bit.ly/9DrPhA

Blagojevich Convicted on Only 1 of 24 Corruption Counts
http://bit.ly/cDw8dQ

Foreman James Matsumoto: Holdout Blagojevich Juror Argued Politics as Usual
http://bit.ly/d8eK87

Acronyms that accidentally turned naughty
http://bit.ly/dAcvuE

Report: Fed Could Be Forced Into $1 Trillion Emergency Rescue
http://bit.ly/atQeEE

Homeownership to decline further, housing analyst predicts
http://bit.ly/bddrrN

Debts Rise, and Go Unpaid, as Bust Erodes Home Equity
http://nyti.ms/bQBt4T

Fed's Hoenig: Keeping Rates Too Low 'Dangerous Gamble'
http://bit.ly/csirDk

J.C. Penney cuts outlook on consumer weakness
http://yhoo.it/d6H348

Democrats Plain to Raise Taxes on Middle Class Earning $20,000 - $200,000
http://bit.ly/94qdLC

New unemployment claims hit 6-month high
http://bit.ly/bVeXJ3

East Point residents line up again to turn in Section 8 applications
http://bit.ly/cdsK5P

British schoolboy entrepreneur celebrates making his first million at 16...
http://bit.ly/bvdiM1

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

Kelly had heart attack, says pathologist
http://bit.ly/9ccR9f

How many socialists sit in Congress today?
http://bit.ly/dzXNsY

70 avowed socialists in U.S. Congress DSA lists members of the 111th session
http://bit.ly/beHIgC

Are you a true Tea Partier?
http://bit.ly/9d7wSi

WND's Miami conference dumps Florida Tea Party
http://bit.ly/blML0Q

Watchdog panel cites global impact of US bailout
http://bit.ly/bbB1PQ

Second New Hampshire Dem. under fire for joking about Sarah Palin's death, resigns from state House
http://bit.ly/ca5PR8

WikiLeaks preparing to release more Afghan files
http://bit.ly/cqMLZq

Real or Imagined? A Critical Review of the SPLC's List of Conspiracies
http://bit.ly/aPogOp

Lockerbie families raise new questions over bomber
http://bit.ly/a08NSi

Bomber freed to die is now being given 'miracle cure' drug
http://bit.ly/abdsQt

HEALTH NEWS

Drug companies accused of 'conning' the public
http://bit.ly/dldLov

Genetically Manipulated Crops: The GMO Catastrophe in the USA
http://bit.ly/aNytR9

Sugar Beets- Monsanto Wins Again
http://bit.ly/cGWqXT

US breast cancer drug decision 'marks start of death panels'
http://bit.ly/aP4UOz

Free school milk: the white stuff might not be the right stuff
http://bit.ly/cMaItL

EPA May Give First Approval of Nanosilver for Fabrics
http://bit.ly/bZeUqi

Poultry fingered as No. 1 food poisoning culprit
http://yhoo.it/9cFmfy

Judge's ruling uproots use of biotechnology beets
http://bit.ly/ad70zZ

Fruit Pulp in Smoothies Linked to Rare U.S. Typhoid Outbreak
http://bit.ly/cabxid

'Statins with your burger?' Doctors want heart pills on menu
http://bit.ly/d78ibc

Activists Take On Fluoridated Water in Wichita
http://bit.ly/b95aLI

MORAL DECLINE

SC police: Mom killed children before sinking car
http://bit.ly/9yYD1D

FDA OKs new, five-day emergency contraceptive
http://yhoo.it/bbE3Di

Italy: Mafia thanks God for new boss - UMMM OK
http://bit.ly/9lg7m7

Lady Gaga IS poisoning children's minds
http://bit.ly/aP1FpS

Everett man jailed on $1 million bail over alleged threat against nurse
http://bit.ly/ba7QPH

HEROIC GRANDMOTHER

Cassidy Blankenbaker, 12, Mourns Hero Grandma Sharrel Blanke
http://bit.ly/a6te6E

IMMIGRATION NEWS

Immigrant license surge argues for two-tier system
http://bit.ly/b90krr

Study: 8 Percent of U.S. Births to Illegal Immigrants
http://bit.ly/9DdAAY

REAL ID & PRIVACY NEWS

State DMV system a special torture
http://bit.ly/bCjrY6

Cell Phones: Easy ID Theft Targets
http://bit.ly/dcynxC

Your Social Security number may not be unique to you
http://bit.ly/dyccRu

Court Rejects Warrantless GPS Tracking
http://bit.ly/a2syMH

Patients’ files left at public dump
http://bit.ly/cN6Dlv

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Tabnabbing is the new way for hackers to steal your personal information
http://bit.ly/8XCnT0

Hackers slash Axl Rose's Twitter account
http://bit.ly/aEyGHw

Geeks turn Army surplus drone into a Wi-Fi network hacking plane
http://bit.ly/9KP6lW

Hacker Technology Exposes Password Security And Risks Personal Information, Research Says
http://bit.ly/cb6yyL

Teen hacker apologises to Justin Bieber
http://bit.ly/d8sT24

Facebook scammers spreading fake 'Dislike' button
http://bit.ly/bNdhUx

Justin Bieber Pranks Twitter Hacker by Posting Phone Number
http://bit.ly/dsH6TN

Feds still questioning AT&T iPad site hackers
http://bit.ly/aS6mJh

Hackers Infiltrate Red Cross Website - Again
http://bit.ly/ckNUaG

Hackers crash car computer while car is driving
http://bit.ly/ayHgoP

Malware Threat At An All Time High
http://bit.ly/aNQDO9

Hackers target intellectual property
http://bit.ly/acLQKu

Hayden: Hackers Force Internet Users to Learn Self-Defense
http://to.pbs.org/9zArdz

Your mobile phone may be bugging you, hackers warn
http://bit.ly/cQ6aAE

Tinos diners hit by credit card hackers
http://bit.ly/dv8cwR

FAA computers still vulnerable to cyberattack
http://bit.ly/bld0IZ

FEARMONGERING IN THE NEWS

U.S. warned of threat worse than Katrina, plague, WWII
http://bit.ly/dnrimZ

Parts of County Building to Reopen after White Powder Scare
http://bit.ly/dz7mM9


HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA

Prop 8 judge called 'tyrannical activist devoted to satisfying himself'
http://bit.ly/9HdTgV

Foes seek to block start of gay weddings in Calif.
http://bit.ly/9kSAi6

SURVIVALIST NATION

The 12 Rules of Survival
http://bit.ly/d8vwuA

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

You can send your letter to Congress using DownsizeDC.org's Educate the Powerful System: https://secure.downsizedc.org/etp/campaigns/85

And please tell your friends. Forward this message and retweet it.

Perry Willis
Vice President
DownsizeDC.org, Inc.

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URGENT: Oppose the latest bailout!

Quote of the Day: "Politicians are worse than thieves. At least when thieves take your money, they don't expect you to thank them for it." -- Walter Williams

Congressional leaders are calling the House of Representatives back for a special session. They want to hold one vote on one bill on Tuesday, and then leave for recess again. What is this bill? It's another bailout -- a $26 billion bailout of wasteful, incompetent state governments.

It's also a pay-off to Democratic special interests like government employee unions (but please don't think for a minute that the Republicans aren't just as bad about this kind of thing).

This bill has already passed the Senate, but it isn't necessarily certain that it can pass the House. Many House Democrats are worried about their re-election prospects, and don't want to vote for another big spending bill. For instance, here's what Collin Peterson (D-Minn) says . . .

"I don’t know how they’re going to pass it. I haven’t really checked with people, but there are a lot of guys who aren’t going to vote for it.

And, according to Politico, this kind of concern is starting to be a real roadblock for the Democratic spending orgy . . .

"Their fiscal-policy meltdown included the unprecedented failure to consider an annual budget resolution in its usual form and the approval of only two of the scheduled 12 appropriations bills prior to the August recess."

This means we have a real chance to defeat this bailout bill, but only if we register our disapproval now. Make Congress nervous about passing another bailout this close to the election. Send a letter to Congress using our No Bailouts campaign.

The hardwired message on this campaign says "No government money, whether borrowed or taxed, should ever be used to bail out private financial interests, or wasteful state governments."

You can copy or borrow from my sample letter for you own personal comments . . .

Please vote against the $26 billion bailout for state governments. The voters and politicians of these states will never learn to behave prudently if you bail them out. What they need to do instead is cut spending. They need to make choices, instead of expecting the rest of us to pay for their incompetence and irresponsibility. On top of which . . .

I have a strong suspicion that a heaping helping of this $26 billion is simply a pay-off to Democratic constituencies. Well, every member of Congress should remember lessons such as the Cornhusker Kickback. You aren't necessarily going to be loved for playing politics the way it used to be played. Voters in your district are very likely to punish you if you vote yes on this bill. So do yourself a favor . . .

VOTE NO!

END LETTER

You can send your letter using our Educate the Powerful System.

And please alert others about this issue. A vote will likely happen in the next 24 hours.

Jim Babka
President
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