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Friday, September 18, 2009

Obama Seeks to Continue Federal Wiretapping Under Patriot Act

Even though President Obama voted to reauthorize the Patriot Act as a senator in 2006, he was opposed to provisions in the Patriot Act granting the FBI (and other law enforcement and intelligence agencies) powers for warrantless surveillance. Critics say that such provisions in the Patriot Act have the effect of nullifying certain rights guaranteed to US citizens under the Constitution of the United States (most notably the right to privacy). Now, as President, Obama seeks to continue those provisions which he himself voted against less than four years ago. Obama even goes further by taking the position that the Federal Government is immune to lawsuits stemming from warrantless wiretapping. We need to tell our Democratic leaders that there is not enough of a difference between them and their Republican counterparts. A government spying on its own citizens is the first sign of a fascist state. It is time to drop the draconian Patriot Act and restore the Bill of Rights. Let your government representatives know that you are in favor of restoring freedom and democracy by repealing the Patriot Act: Send them a letter now!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Financial Bailout

In a 2006 study, the World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University(UNI-WIDER)reported that more than half of the world's wealth is in the hands of only 2% of its population, while the poorest half of the world's population owns less than 1% of the world's wealth. The study was based on data obtained from 2000, so it is likely that these numbers changed significantly during the Bush era.

Meanwhile, the US government decides to give hundreds of billions of dollars to the lending industry, even though both the Democrats and Republicans said they and their constituents were against doing so. It's not hard to see who they are really working for is it?

This movie from the Zeitgeist website offers some keen insight into the way things work and how they got so bad. Please share this with as many people as you can.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Democrats v. Republicans

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There is not enough difference between the Democrats and Republicans. Both parties have been ripping off the general public, since way before I was born.
Because I lived in very blue voting district during the last presidential election, for the first time in my life I had the luxury of "voting my conscience," instead of voting for "the lesser of two evils."
I voted for the Green Party candidate...not because I thought she would make a great president, but because I really agree with the Green Party agenda, and I wanted to send a message to the Democrats.
I agree that Obama was a better choice than McCain, but only by a small margin. The thing that worried me about Obama right from the beginning was his warlike and hawkish attitudes. We need to stop giving money to the military, and Obama never talked about that.