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Current Topic: Activism

Feds Corner Hmoe of Ed and Elaine Brown Over Tax Issue
Topic: Activism 12:14 pm EDT, Jun 15, 2007

The Browns said on a Coast to Coast Interview last night... "Show me a law that we have to pay...and we will pay. No one has shown us a law."

I don't know if that is true or not, but why can't someone very publically show them a law?

"CBS/AP) Federal authorities have cut phone, power and Internet service at the fortified compound of a couple convicted of tax evasion who have refused to report to prison.

It's unclear what effect that has on Ed and Elaine Brown, who have solar and wind power generators at their 110-acre spread, where they have been holed up for months. "

Feds Corner Hmoe of Ed and Elaine Brown Over Tax Issue

Grassroots lobbying in danger in the senate
Topic: Activism 4:48 pm EST, Jan 11, 2007

U.S. senators are trying to place federal control over virtually all grassroots lobbying activity. This means that all organizations and groups that encourage people to call their congressmen will be subject to registration and reporting to Congress.

Section 220 of Senate Bill 1 (S. 1), the "Legislative Transparency and Accountability Act of 2007," redefines lobbying to include "paid efforts to stimulate grassroots lobbying." Organizations that engage in grassroots lobbying will have to comply with all federal lobbying disclosure laws, including registration with Congress and the filing of quarterly reports to Congress. Failure to comply would result in a fine of up to $100,000.

Currently, organizations do not need to report grassroots lobbying, which is when they contact their membership and the public or engage in some action that encourages people to call their federally elected officials. However, if Section 220 is included in S. 1, federal lobbying laws would apply to all groups that spend money to reach more than 500 people with a message urging them to contact their elected officials. For example, if a church or homeschool support group has a paid employee who emails more than 500 people asking them to call Congress about some issue, or puts an article on the Internet that is likely to reach more than 500 people, the church or homeschool support group would be subject to federal lobbying laws.

Senate Bill 1 is a bipartisan bill and contains much-needed congressional reforms. Section 220, however, is not needed. It is unacceptable for Congress to attempt to require groups that encourage grassroots lobbying to be subject to registration and reporting to Congress.

Senator Robert Bennett has introduced an amendment cosponsored by Senator Mitch McConnell to strike section 220 from S. 1. The amendment could come up for a vote on the floor of the Senate as early as next Tuesday.

If you do not want this type legislation, then consider calling your U.S. senators and urge them to support the Bennett amendment (amendment 20) to S. 1.

Grassroots lobbying in danger in the senate

UCLA cop in taser incident had history of excessive force complaints
Topic: Activism 9:08 pm EST, Nov 23, 2006

Terrence Duren was a LAPD 2001 Officer of the year.

The UCLA police officer videotaped last week using a Taser gun on a student also shot a homeless man at a campus study hall room three years ago and was earlier recommended for dismissal in connection with an alleged assault on fraternity row, authorities said.

UCLA police confirmed late Monday that the officer who fired the Taser gun was Terrence Duren, who has served in the university's Police Department for 18 years.

UCLA cop in taser incident had history of excessive force complaints

Houston Police Run Over Striking Janitors With Horses
Topic: Activism 10:13 pm EST, Nov 18, 2006

Video on youtube linked from site

"Houston police trampled on striking janitors with horses last night. The janitors make on average $20 a day with no health insurance. The companies responsible? Chevron. And Hines Interest, the city's largest hometown building owner.

These people make on average $5.35 an hour. With no health insurance. That is frakking ridiculous. It is wrong. And when these workers protested peacefully, the Houston police department rode into a crowd with horses to intimidate and injure the workers. It worked, as they arrested 44 workers and hurt 4 of them, including an 83 year old janitor."

Houston Police Run Over Striking Janitors With Horses

UCLA Students Demonstrate Against Police Tasering Student
Topic: Activism 2:48 pm EST, Nov 18, 2006

(pictures at link)
"It’s beginning to feel a lot like a UC again on campus. For the first time in years, UCLA students threw down their books and returned to their activist roots by staging a major demonstration this afternoon. Students have been shocked and frustrated by the recent tasering of a UCLA student by UCPD officers at the student library, and it has grown to the point where many are feeling the need to voice their frustration to the masses. There have been many student demonstrations here in the past couple of years, but not many on this scale.

Students descended upon Kerchoff Hall in droves today at 12pm chanting against excessive force, and the need to police the police. Protest leaders demanded that an independent investigation take place instead of one by the campus authorities, and also that the officers in question be suspended during the investigation. Every major news outlet was there to witness the protests taking place."

UCLA Students Demonstrate Against Police Tasering Student

China Just Sucks - tries to force Buddhist monks to denounce Dalai Lama
Topic: Activism 4:22 am EST, Dec  6, 2005

The only thing Bush has done that I liked was to receive the Dalai Lama and to encourage China to open talks with him. Looks like that went over like a lead balloon.

Now that the Westerners are gone, they are gonna do the typical Chinese thing and take it out on a whipping boy.

I'm going to do my best to avoid buying anything made in damn China.

China Just Sucks - tries to force Buddhist monks to denounce Dalai Lama

Tashie Grigori of has died
Topic: Activism 12:25 am EST, Nov 15, 2005

Tashie Grigori died of cancer on the 11th of November.

She worked very hard to found an organization of volunteers, many from the Boston and DC area's 2600 groupp, to combat child pornography online.

The informaal group took root on undernet and grew from there, working with law enforcement as eyes, ears, and a technical hand when needed to combat online child pornography.

Tashie Grigori of has died

Peace Takes Courage - website of 14 year old homeschooler
Topic: Activism 1:47 pm EDT, Aug 30, 2005

I love finding tidbits about what I think are really exceptional homeschoolers. This site is political - and its very well designed. Ava Lowrey, 14, home-schooled, has created this site. She says she enjoys politics and more serious stuff than most girls her age.

I'm proud to see a young woman with such obvious intellect.

Peace Takes Courage - website of 14 year old homeschooler
Topic: Activism 6:40 am EDT, Aug 29, 2004

This is my new homepage on all my computers for the next few days. ;) Its probably the least I could do legally to suck their bandwidth.

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