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The pieces fit: CISPA would make the NSA’s new multibillion dollar internet spy facility completely legal

President Barack Obama has announced fresh sanctions against Iran, Syria and those who help them use technology to perpetrate human rights abuses.

The executive order creates sanctions against the government of Syria and Iran “and those who abet them, for using technologies to monitor, target and track its citizens for violence”.

“These technologies should be in place to empower citizens, not to repress them,” said Mr Obama.

And yet we have CISPA.

What about the citizens of the US? Will we be taking sanctions against the companies and organizations that track and monitor us? Against those that provide the tools and technologies to do so?

More to the point: Will the US government sanction itself?

The open internet group EFF has warned that CISPA’s broad wording could class many routine internet activities, such as using encryption on emails or enabling anonymity using a service called TOR, as potential threats.

“Any existing legal protections of user privacy will be usurped by CISPA,” the EFF claims. “The bill clearly states that the information may be shared ‘notwithstanding any other provision of law.’”

Occupy Wall Street says no to CISPA!

Read more: http://www.isights.org/2012/04/obama-wants-sanctions

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Santorum Wins Kansas Caucuses… Seriously Kansas?? lol Sacha Baron Cohen Needs To Make This Movie!

Santorum Wins Kansas Caucuses
Occupy Wall Street approves of just how epic a movie like this would be! F*ck ‘The Dictator‘ movie that Sacha Baron Cohen is coming out with. Everyone knows dictators are bad. That’s like these ‘new Facebook activists’ promoting the Kony 2012 video. Create a character like Rick Santorum. Make him extreme right wing old testament Christian. Make sure the character running for President would kill gay people if he could get away with it or if he could just get elected and put it into law.

You also have so much material with a spoof character on a backwards ‘right wing everything’ running for Presient. Like how woman shouldn’t get jobs and how it’s a great idea to invade every country in the world.  Also make blow jobs illegal and no birth control for anyone…. then show Snooki having more kids.

Ooh, that would be such a fun movie. It would also educate people (like the lame state of Kansas) into wising up about voting for backwards candidates like this. If Rick Santorum gets elected President he would set us back to the dark ages.

Really Kansas? Really?

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Goodbye, First Amendment: ‘Trespass Bill’ will make protest illegal

Just when you thought the government couldn’t ruin the First Amendment any further: The House of Representatives approved a bill on Monday that outlaws protests in instances where some government officials are nearby, whether or not you even know it.

The US House of Representatives voted 388-to-3 in favor of H.R. 347 late Monday, a bill which is being dubbed the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011. In the bill, Congress officially makes it illegal to trespass on the grounds of the White House, which, on the surface, seems not just harmless and necessary, but somewhat shocking that such a rule isn’t already on the books. The wording in the bill, however, extends to allow the government to go after much more than tourists that transverse the wrought iron White House fence.

Under the act, the government is also given the power to bring charges against Americans engaged in political protest anywhere in the country.

Under current law, White House trespassers are prosecuted under a local ordinance, a Washington, DC legislation that can bring misdemeanor charges for anyone trying to get close to the president without authorization. Under H.R. 347, a federal law will formally be applied to such instances, but will also allow the government to bring charges to protesters (like Occupy Wall Street), demonstrators and activists at political events and other outings across America.

Read more: http://rt.com/usa/news/348-act-tresspass-buildings-437/

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So they renamed SOPA/PIPA to make it more catchy and are trying to re-introduce it. Are you f’ing kidding me?

Cybersecurity Act of 2012 Introduced
On February 14, a bipartisan group of senators introduced to the U.S. Senate the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, under which the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would assess the risks and vulnerabilities of critical infrastructure systems and develop security performance requirements for the systems and assets designated as covered critical infrastructure. The bill is sponsored by Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman (I-CT), committee ranking member Susan Collins (R-ME), Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), and Select Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). As explained in the statement announcing the measure, “[t]he bill envisions a public-private partnership to secure those systems, which, if commandeered or destroyed by a cyber attack, could cause mass deaths, evacuations, disruptions to life-sustaining services, or catastrophic damage to the economy or national security.”

Read more: http://www.natlawreview.com/article/cybersecurity

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Lamar Smith, the scumbag behind SOPA, is up for re-election this year. Let’s make sure his opponent wins!

Not only is Smith the one who introduced SOPA; he’s also the one who blocked the Frank-Ron Paul marijuana legalization bill from ever reaching the House floor.

His opponent, Sheriff Richard Mack, is by no means the kind of candidate that Occupy Wall Street would ever support. However, this is a very conservative Texas district, so it’s not like we have much choice. What’s important is that this will get Lamar Smith off the judiciary committee and demonstrate that we will not tolerate bills like SOPA. Plus, Mack does have a bit of a libertarian streak and opposes the War on Drugs.

His district is heavily gerrymandered, so it won’t be easy to get rid of him. We’re in for an uphill battle here.

Help get Sheriff Mack elected!
http://www.reddit.com/r/SheriffMack4Congress/

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Newt Gingrich fails to make it on Virginia Ballot. Voters left with two choices—Mitt Romney or Ron Paul.

Former House speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Gov. Rick Perry failed to submit enough valid signatures to qualify for the Virginia primary ballot, state GOP officials said Friday evening and early Saturday.

The Republican Party of Virginia announced early Saturday that Gingrich and Perry failed to submit 10,000 signatures of registered voters required to get their names on the ballot for the March 6 primary.

“After verification, RPV has determined that Newt Gingrich did not submit required 10k signatures and has not qualified for the VA primary,” the party announced on Twitter.

The rejection is a significant setback for the Gingrich campaign since he is leading the polls in Virginia among likely Republican voters and is seen as a strong contender for the nomination.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/virginia-politics

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Occupy protesters try to disrupt ports; police make arrests

Police in several U.S. cities on Monday confronted Occupy Wall Street protests aimed at shutting down port facilities, resulting in arrests and disturbances in some locales.

In Oakland, longshoremen union official Craig Merrilees said that Port of Oakland authorities requested that union members not come to work Monday night because of the mass of protesters at the port.

Earlier Monday, the port authority said in a statement there were “some delays of truck traffic” but said the port remained operational.

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Merrilees’ group that represents 15,000 dock workers, has distanced itself from the protest effort.

Police in Houston arrested 20 protesters after dozens of police on foot and on horseback confronted a somewhat larger group of Occupy protesters, who blocked an interstate on-ramp, authorities said.

Groups of up to six protesters lay down on the pavement and interlocked arms and legs, while a larger group stood near them yelling protest slogans. Officers set up barricades to cordon off protesters in an attempt to free the ramp for traffic. The majority of the protesters could be seen moving behind the barricades, with a few exceptions, including those who had lain down.

Read more:  http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/12/us/occupy

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