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CONFIRMED- they're spying on you right now

Friends: Please see this urgent email I just received from Demand Progress.

The revelations of spying on telephone customers are extraordinary --
but it gets even worse. The government is spying, in real time, on
rank-and-file Internet users. From the Guardian:

The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems
of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to
a top secret document obtained by the Guardian.

The NSA access is part of a previously undisclosed program called
PRISM, which allows officials to collect material including search
history, the content of emails, file transfers and live chats, the
document says.

CLick here to call for investigation of this massive surveillance
overreach: http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/nsa_internet/?referring_akid=.45919.DIgdOG&source=taf

Let's put it plainly: It has been conclusively demonstrated that the
government is spying on millions of Americans, without meaningful
oversight, and without the assent of the very people -- all of us --
whom our government is supposed to represent.

Click here to call for an investigation and hold the federal
government accountable:
http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/nsa_internet/?referring_akid=.45919.DIgdOG...

The top secret document obtained by the Guardian also lists Microsoft,
Yahoo, YouTube, Skype, and AOL as providers of user data to the NSA's
PRISM program.

Those who have defended the government's enhanced cyber serveillance
powers in the past argued that the NSA would have to get the consent
of internet companies to obtain electronic communications -- but PRISM
totally circumvents that, by giving the NSA direct access to the
companies' servers!

Click here to condemn this enormous violation of our rights and demand
an investigation:
http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/nsa_internet/?referring_akid=.45919.DIgdOG...

All this effectively means anything we do on the internet can be (and
has been) monitored by the federal government.

We must not lie down as the NSA and the federal government eviscerate
our privacy rights, invading and surveilling our every move.

Click here to join the fight:
http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/nsa_internet/?referring_akid=.45919.DIgdOG...

Thanks

Syndicated 2013-06-08 15:42:00 (Updated 2013-06-08 15:42:07) from proclus

This is shocking

Dear friend,

A leaked court document obtained by The Guardian, and since reported on by numerous news outlets, has exposed the government spying on Americans.

Using the Patriot Act, the U.S. government has been secretly tracking the calls of every Verizon Business Network Services customer – whom they talked to, from where, and for how long – for the past 41 days.

It's time to get angry. Be part of a strong public outcry against this program by signing the petition immediately and letting your friends know what's happening in this country.

https://www.aclu.org/secure/stop-massive-spying-program?Ms=taf_acluaction_NSA_130606

Thanks

Syndicated 2013-06-07 22:43:00 (Updated 2013-06-07 22:43:03) from proclus

I just signed this, you should too.

Dear Friend,

If the Fourth Amendment prohibition of unreasonable search and seizure is to mean anything, not to mention our First Amendment right to free speech, we must take action and demand answers in the face of these recent revelations about government spying.

Join me in speaking out.

http://act.credoaction.com/sign/nsa_spying/?sp_ref=2494162.4.162.e.0.2&referrer_akid=8115.2988458.G_AWYA&source=mailto_sp

Syndicated 2013-06-07 22:38:00 (Updated 2013-06-07 22:38:30) from proclus

You Could Encourage the Nevada Governor to Veto Gun Control!

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Encourage the Nevada Governor to Veto Gun Control!
Gov. Sandoval is sticking his finger in the wind,
trying to decide whether to issue veto

You don’t even have to live in Nevada.

But you should know that Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval (R) is trying to decide whether he should sign or veto SB 221, a bill so extreme that the left-of-center United States Senate even voted down a version of it.

If he signs this Universal Background Check bill, it will have ramifications for you -- even if you don’t live in the Silver State.

So please call 775-684-5670 and press “2” -- to vote AGAINST the universal background check bill (SB 221).  You don’t have to live in the state.  You don’t even have to give your name or address -- the entire process is automated and it will take you less than 13 seconds. 

There are many reasons why ALL gun owners from around the country should call.

For starters, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is generating his own calls into the Governor’s hotline, encouraging the Sandoval to sign the background (registration) bill.

Mayor “Big Gulp” has posted a video where he encourages people from around the country to cast their votes.

But YOUR VOTE could make the difference!

You may not live in Nevada.  And so you may be thinking, “Why should I take action on an out-of-state bill?”

The reason is that what happens in Nevada wont’ stay in Nevada! 

U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) has been on the fence in regard to universal background checks.  He voted right on a key vote back in April, but we had to put a LOT of pressure on him in the state to get him to do so.

Every vote count that the Left made public had Sen. Heller as a possible pick up for their side.  And that’s why we need to keep Nevada from adopting a universal background check bill.  If the Republican Governor signs this bill, it becomes much more likely that this U.S. Senator from Nevada will vote to strap the rest of the country with gun control.

So please call the Governor’s hotline number -- no matter where you live!

ACTION.  Call 775-684-5670 and press “2” -- to vote AGAINST the universal background check bill (SB 221).  Again, you don’t have to live in the state.  As noted above, you don’t even have to give your name or address -- the entire process is automated and it will take you less than 13 seconds.  So no matter where you live, please make this call for the sake of freedom!

Also, please distribute this alert to EVERY PRO-GUN PERSON you know -- your family and friends, even your enemies -- as long as they are pro-gun!  We need to flood this hotline with people pressing “2.”

BILL HIGHLIGHTS. There are a lot of problems with SB 221, but these are the key ones for Nevada residents: 

* SB 221 would expand background checks -- and hence the framework for gun registration -- to most private gun sales.  Even if you live hundreds of miles from a gun shop, if you want to transfer your gun to your next-door neighbor, you and he have to travel together to the gun shop (even if the buyer holds a concealed carry permit!).

* Under most circumstances, when you and your neighbor travel to the gun shop, he’s going to have to get a check with the FBI.  Given that 8% of these checks result in “false denials” -- normally because his name is like someone else’s -- you’ll have to stick around the gun shop for three days. Most likely, your neighbor will effectively be denied the right to own a firearm.

* Even if you’re a purchaser with a CCW, the dealer has to make a 4473 on you -- and, increasingly, ATF is going around to gun shops and copying (a.k.a., registering) that information.

* If you go through the entire Brady Check procedure and it turns out the purchaser of your firearm -- unbeknownst to you (or the Brady System) -- is a marijuana user, you go to prison.

Bottom line:  This is a horrible bill! 
Please call 775-684-5670 and press “2.”
 

Please do not reply directly to this message, as your reply will bounce back as undeliverable.
Please forward this e-mail to friends and family
Gun Owners of America
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102
Springfield, VA 22151
703-321-8585
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Syndicated 2013-06-07 22:37:00 (Updated 2013-06-07 22:37:13) from proclus

Fwd: CONFIRMED- they're spying on you

It's an outrage: The Guardian has obtained long sought-after evidence of the extent of ongoing spying on Americans under the PATRIOT Act -- and it's as bad as we'd worried.

"The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America's largest telecoms providers, under a top secret court order issued in April."

"The order, a copy of which has been obtained by the Guardian, requires Verizon on an "ongoing, daily basis" to give the NSA information on all telephone calls in its systems, both within the US and between the US and other countries."

Click here to demand and investigation of -- and end to -- this spying right away:

http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/patriot_verizon/?referring_akid=2172.45919.ixXGcv&source=taf

The government is continuing -- and expanding -- egregious spying and other infringement on our civil liberties that began under the Bush administration.  And enough is enough!

Please sign on to our petition to the House Oversight Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee to demand an immediate investigation of this spying.

Just click here:

http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/patriot_verizon/?referring_akid=2172.45919.ixXGcv&source=taf
 

Syndicated 2013-06-07 22:26:00 (Updated 2013-06-07 22:26:15) from proclus

JFP Delivering Signatures Against Drone Strikes in Yemen Next Week—Sign Today!

JFP Policy Director Robert Naiman is heading to Yemen on a delegation of US peace advocates, where they will be meeting Gerald Feierstein, the U.S. Ambassador to Yemen. The delegation will urge Ambassador Feierstein to use his influence to end U.S. drone strikes in Yemen—especially "signature strikes" in which the U.S. doesn't even know who it is targeting—and to ensure that Yemeni prisoners at Guantanamo who the U.S. government has cleared for release are sent home without delay.

Add your voice! Sign this petition and JFP hand-deliver it—with your signature—to Ambassador Feierstein.

http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/yemen

Thanks!

Syndicated 2013-06-07 21:25:00 (Updated 2013-06-07 21:25:39) 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, they'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, Target, Trader Joes, Giant Eagle, Meijer, Raley's, Marsh Supermarkets, Aldi, H-E-B, Hy-Vee, and PCC Natural Markets. Seafood companies like Crown Prince and EcoFish have also told CFS they will not buy GE salmon. Additionally, over 400 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, seafood companies 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 2013-06-04 21:08:00 (Updated 2013-06-04 21:08:51) from proclus

I signed this petition about the Koch brothers -- now can you?

Friend,

The climate change denying, union-busting, voter disenfranchising billionaires want to create a mouthpiece for their right-wing, “free market” ideals by buying eight newspapers from the Tribune Company, including the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and others. We have to stop them.

Use the link below to sign the petition with me. Then can you share with some of your friends, as well?
http://act.credoaction.com/sign/kochs_tribune/?sp_ref=.4.120.e.0.2&referrer_akid=7974.2988458.NVLoz0&source=mailto_sp

Syndicated 2013-05-23 21:45:00 (Updated 2013-05-23 21:45:58) from proclus

#Guantanamo ends now - #gitmo #closegitmo

We could finally see the shameful Guantanamo prison camp shut down, but it's going to take a final global push for President Obama to do the right thing.

Join me in this campaign here: http://www.avaaz.org/en/obama_shut_down_gitmo_us/?kjGZrbb

Syndicated 2013-05-22 20:47:00 (Updated 2013-05-22 20:47:08) from proclus

Tell the Senate: Repeal the Monsanto Proection Act

Senator Jeff Merkley is introducing an amendment to repeal the Monsanto Protection Act – the outrageous provision which allows Monsanto and other companies  to ignore court orders to stop selling their GMO seeds, despite safety concerns. Tell the Senate to take action: http://act.credoaction.com/sign/monsanto_protection_act/?sp_ref=.4.125.e.539.2&referrer_akid=7959.2988458.3HNdni&source=mailto_sp

Syndicated 2013-05-22 15:20:00 (Updated 2013-05-22 15:20:21) from proclus

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