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Defund the F-35 now

The F-35 joint strike fighter, which we have affectionately named the “Fiasco 35,” has been a disaster since production began in 2001. Twelve years later, the costliest weapons system and the single most expensive item in the 2013 Pentagon budget has yet to fly a single combat mission.

The F-35 program has been plagued by cost overruns and delays, has been grounded twice, does little to address 21st century threats and is still nowhere near completion. Tell Congress: stop funding the F-35 fighter jet program now.

http://action.usaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=513&track=taf

Syndicated 2013-03-31 03:55:00 (Updated 2013-03-31 03:55:57) from proclus

Second Amendment: Action Alert

I just took action on this issue and thought you might find it interesting too.

Click on this URL to take action now http://capwiz.com/gunowners/utr/2/?a=62548606&i=123663952&c=

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Syndicated 2013-03-30 08:44:00 (Updated 2013-03-30 08:44:45) from proclus

Much belated Valentines wishes

Hope that you enjoy this bit of verse. Be sure and pass the hugs around!

I love you!, some verse by Michael L. Love

Love, I am in a love lockdown.
It's love hate.
I say love you, not boy love.
I am fated to love you.
I want to say I love her.
I want to be your love guru, bad love.
Don't hate that I love you.
Don't say that I love money.
I want to play a lady gaga love game to you,
and say love sayings to you.
I will send you a love sms,
so that you will know that it is pure love.
I want to be in your love horoscope.
You have me in a love lock down.
It's not guy love.
It's not dvd love.
I want your love today.
Let's ride the rock of love bus.
It's not love and hate.
Be my computer love.
I love money 2.
Be in my love horoscopes.
We will be famous love,
and a love saying,
and cute love quotes,
love etc.
I'm in a love lock down.
It's skinny love.
It's your birthday love.
We will write the love definition,
and famous love quotes,
and sayings.

It's not love vs money,
or sad love quotes.
We should be the definition of love,
and famous love quotes.
You are my rock of love.
I love saying I love you,
but it is unrequited love,
bon iver skinny love,
e cards love.
We were love 2007,
and love inc,
and love shayari.
It was funny love quotes,
the dream of love vs money.
You are on my bratz love meter.
This is a real chance at love,
ashley rock of love,
and famous love poems.
I mean inspirational love,
the love letters of great men,
not love dvds,
or love ecards,
or love my flash.
We had sayings about love,
taya rock of love.
Write love poems for her,
and love sonnets.
It's valentines day love.
We need a free love calculator,
and a real chance of love girls.
To love and die,
for love 21,
is a free love test.

Write love poems for the one you love,
and you will need a true love calculator,
not an online love calculator,
to calculate your love.

Get me to the love calculator.

by Michael L. Love Regards,
proclus
http://www.gnu-darwin.org/

Syndicated 2013-03-21 17:57:00 (Updated 2013-03-21 17:57:29) from proclus

Keep GE Salmon Off Our Tables

Keep GE Salmon Off Our Tables: Tell Supermarkets, Food Companies, and Seafood Restaurants to Reject GE Salmon!

SIGN NOW: http://bit.ly/KeepGeSalmonOffOurTables

Center for Food Safety (CFS), along with Friends of the Earth and a coalition of thirty consumer, food safety, fishing, environmental, sustainable agriculture, parent, public health and animal welfare organizations, have launched a national Campaign for GE-Free Seafood. Over the last month, we’ve sent letters to the nation’s top grocery stores, seafood companies, and seafood restaurants asking them to commit to not sell genetically engineered fish should it come to market.

Some of the biggest grocery stores in the U.S. have already replied, stating that they will not sell genetically engineered salmon in their stores, including: Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Marsh Supermarkets, Aldi, and PCC Natural Markets! Additionally, over 200 chefs and restaurants have signed CFS’s Pledge for GE-Free Fish stating that they will not intentionally purchase, sell, or serve genetically engineered salmon in their restaurants. Together, these supermarkets and restaurants are showing that they care about consumers and sustainable fisheries. But there are a lot more companies yet to sign!

Since the FDA has stated that it will likely not require GE fish to be labeled, consumers will have no way of avoiding the fish at the market unless companies make clear to consumers where they stand on the issue.

Help urge these companies to take a position rejecting GE salmon!
SIGN NOW: http://bit.ly/KeepGeSalmonOffOurTables


SIGN THE PETITION: http://bit.ly/KeepGeSalmonOffOurTables

Syndicated 2013-03-21 17:20:00 (Updated 2013-03-21 17:20:41) from proclus

CISPA is Back

Friends:

CISPA is back, and we need Obama to stand up for privacy by pledging to veto it.

Click here to tell Obama to veto CISPA:

http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/veto_cispa/?referring_akid=2062.45919.CW...

Last year, our collective efforts helped put a stop to one of the gravest threats to online privacy and internet freedom we have ever seen -- The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act.

The bill grants companies unprecedented power to obtain users' personal information (such as from private communications) and to disclose that data to the government without a warrant -- including sending data to the National Security Agency. Earlier this year CISPA was reintroduced in the House of Representatives. Last year Obama pledged to veto CIPSA -- we need him to do so again.

The new bill has the very same dangerous problems as last year's version. CISPA 2.0 would grant immunity to private companies who share your data with other companies, private agencies, and the government. And CISPA permits the use of your personal data for reasons completely unrelated to cybersecurity. Now, as before, we cannot sacrifice our hard-won liberties and privacy rights in the pursuit of a misguided and overbroad conception of "security." We need your help.
Click here to tell Obama to veto CISPA:

http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/veto_cispa/?referring_akid=2062.45919.CW...

Thanks!

Syndicated 2013-03-21 17:17:00 (Updated 2013-03-21 17:17:18) from proclus

One major caveat: Don't get hung up on the Feinstein bills. There are many unwanted proposals up for consideration. Oppose them all. #2a

One major caveat: Don't get hung up on the Feinstein bills. There are
many unwanted proposals up for consideration. Oppose them all. #2a

Syndicated 2013-03-21 16:26:00 (Updated 2013-03-21 16:26:07) from proclus

I recommend this capiz tool. You can set the URL for your own state. #Maryland #nra #tcot #gunrights #guncontrol #2a http://bit.ly/14eGMut

I recommend this capiz tool. You can set the URL for your own state.
#Maryland #nra #tcot #gunrights #guncontrol #2a http://bit.ly/14eGMut

Syndicated 2013-03-21 16:23:00 (Updated 2013-03-21 16:23:05) from proclus

Here is my message to #Maryland state government. - #nra #tcot #gunrights #guncontrol #2a #tgdn #molonlabe

I'm opposed to all current gun control proposals. Please support the
2nd amendment. Gun bans, background checks, and registries are not the
answer, and they fail the intent of the 2nd amendment.

It is unfortunate that Maryland is considering such stringent
proposals, since the state will bear the brunt of legal challenges to
unconstitutional laws. Hasn't Maryland had enough of such shenanigans.
It is a waste of our tax dollars.

Mental health provisions are dangerous for many reasons, but foremost
that people will avoid treatment to retain their rights, and legal
challenges will be unlikely due to the injustice of mental illness
stigma. Legislators should not dragnet the mental health of our
community.

Gun ban restrictions are ridiculous and unreasoned, because they will
not prevent any crime or act of violence. It is really absurd. Our
rights should not be challenged in the pursuit of hysterical agendas
and slim temporary majorities. The cost is too high.

Regards,
Michael L. Love

Syndicated 2013-03-21 16:15:00 (Updated 2013-03-21 16:15:55) from proclus

Stand with Rep. Barbara Lee, and stand up for diplomacy with Iran

Dear Friend,

After more than a decade of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, many members of
Congress are trying to force us into a war with Iran.

Fear-mongering and propaganda aside, Iran is not an imminent threat to the
United States -- and we haven't yet exhausted all avenues for diplomacy to
ensure Iran does not acquire a nuclear weapon.

But as a result of the Iranian Revolution over 30 years ago, current law
makes it very difficult for American diplomats to talk directly to
representatives of the Iranian government.

That is why Congresswoman Barbara Lee has introduced legislation that, in
her words, "would require President Obama to appoint a high level Special
Envoy to Iran to engage in sustained, comprehensive negotiations to ensure
that Iran does not acquire nuclear weapons."

Sign the petition. Tell your member of Congress to co-sponsor Rep. Lee's
bill to avoid an unnecessary and costly war with Iran. Just click the link
below:

http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/lee_iran_2013/?r_by=56325-3052123-67GcdZx&rc=mailto-n1

Syndicated 2013-03-20 20:24:00 (Updated 2013-03-20 20:24:54) from proclus

Tell John Kerry: Limit Greenhouse Gas Pollution From Aviation Now

More efficient airplanes and new technologies to reduce greenhouse gas pollution from airplanes are available. But the airline industry and the U.S. State Department have been blocking international proposals to reduce greenhouse gas pollution from aviation as the climate crisis continues to worsen.

Last year the industry even got Congress to pass legislation which would allow U.S. airlines to ignore the European Union's new rules to reduce aviation emissions. The result: The EU program was suspended for one year to allow for an international body to put together an agreement to reduce global emissions from the sector.

Now we need to make sure our new secretary of state hears from us: The aviation sector should not be exempted from reducing their emissions. We need a binding international agreement to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas pollution from aviation now.

Take action here: http://action.biologicaldiversity.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY...

Syndicated 2013-03-19 19:28:00 (Updated 2013-03-19 19:28:33) from proclus

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