Dec 21 2011

Leah Kauffman SOPA Act “Firewall” (Don’t Let Our Government Ruin The Internet)

Leah Kauffman “Firewall” about the SOPA Act

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), also known as H.R. 3261, is a bill that was introduced in the United States House of Representatives on October 26, 2011, by Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) and a bipartisan group of 12 initial co-sponsors. The bill expands the ability of U.S. law enforcement and copyright holders to fight online trafficking in copyrighted intellectual property and counterfeit goods. Now before the House Judiciary Committee, it builds on the similar PRO-IP Act of 2008 and the corresponding Senate bill, the Protect IP Act.

The bill would allow the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as copyright holders, to seek court orders against websites accused of enabling or facilitating copyright infringement. Depending on who requests the court orders, the actions could include barring online advertising networks and payment facilitators such as PayPal from doing business with the allegedly infringing website, barring search engines from linking to such sites, and requiring Internet service providers to block access to such sites. The bill would make unauthorized streaming of copyrighted content a felony. The bill also gives immunity to Internet services that voluntarily take action against websites dedicated to infringement, while making liable for damages any copyright holder who knowingly misrepresents that a website is dedicated to infringement.

Opponents say that it infringes on First Amendment rights, is Internet censorship, will cripple the Internet, and will threaten whistle-blowing and other free speech.

Leah Kauffman made a song about how this act will censor our free speech called Firewall.

Leah Kauffman “Firewall” Music Video

Leah Kauffman “Firewall” Lyrics

Buy Leah Kauffman's "Firewall"

Buy Leah Kauffman's "Firewall"

From the first time I signed onto AOL
I’d fall underneath your dial-up spell
You do something to me, want to be with you always

I hoped that we would never see the day
SOPA would try to change you, or take you away
All the things you’ve shown me, you make me feel complete

Tumblr, Facebook, Vimeo, and Twitter
Youtube LolCatz, Ebay, and Flickr

Don’t put up a firewall when we could have it all
Say no to protect IP
You won’t stop piracy
Don’t put up a firewall
Don’t take away my Tumblr

You know I want to stop infringing sites
But Congress please don’t make me give up my rights
to friend reblog and follow
upload tweet and post

All this in the name of property
at the expense of the tech community
you’re threatening our cybersecurity
and free speech

Zynga, Mozilla, Google, and Yahoo!
The coders, the bloggers, the start-ups
all get screwed

Don’t put up a firewall when we could have it all
Say no to protect IP
You won’t stop piracy
What is this China?

Don’t treat me like a rogue site it hurts
Don’t erase me from your search
someone could spend more time in jail than conrad murray
for illegally downloading a michael jackson song!





Dec 8 2011

Did the U.S. Senate Commit Treason by Passing NDAA?

by Jeanine Molloff

john-mccainDecember 1st, 2011, the US Senate accomplished the unthinkable–with the nearly unanimous passage of the National Defense Authorization Bill of 2012–they committed treason. Written and planned in secret by the Senate Armed Services Committee, the newly minted NDAA contains three sections which collectively  sanctions indefinite detention of alleged terrorists or ‘terrorist sympathizers’–anywhere in the world including the US– and designates the military the duty to arrest, imprison and interrogate without benefit of counsel,’ accused civilians here on Main Street.  Ironically, the abuse of civilian Iraqis by our military and by military contractors is coming to a locale near you.  Theoretically, armed squads of US soldiers might be knocking on your door in the dead of night to take away Auntie Mame for her alleged ‘terrorist’ activities—at the ACLU.  This bill potentially allows for the blatant political prosecutions of any dissenter using the military as a bully club to instill deep fear in any who dare to question our government’s motives.

No proof of wrongdoing is required and those accused are denied the due process right of trial by their peers, or the services of an attorney– and are subsequently relegated to the ‘military commissions justice system.’  As a result–the accused are reduced to the status of ‘unlawful enemy combatant,’ and are subject to the following actions: ‘extroardinary rendition’, ‘enhanced interrogation’ procedures, ‘indefinite detention to possibly a  life sentence, and ‘presidential assigned extermination of target’ .  These powers are then ‘given’ to the President to use at will, fully codified in law,while requiring in reality no proof other than presidential whim.

It is at this juncture that I find the timing of this bill suspicious–coinciding with the exponential growth of the Occupy Wall Street Movement, the recent implosion of both EU and US economies, the emerging body of proof  documenting Wall Street’s enormous crimes, and the Super Committee threat to cut military funding.  It almost looks like the robber barons of Wall Street ‘circling the wagons’ in a fit of legislative revenge against the rabble, namely you and I.

History of NDAA 2012 Sections 1031, 1032, and 1033-35…another AUMF
Senate Commits Treason This bill was co- written by the powerful Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee Senator Carl Levin (D) and the Senate Minority Leader John McCain, with Senator Lindsey Graham assigning himself as main cheerleader. The deliberations were kept secret and any debate was forbidden.  Crafted under the auspices of keeping our nation

‘safe from terrorism’—the entire world including the US is now

classified as a battlefield with indefinite timelines.   Anyone broaching the question of due process rights is shouted down as ‘soft on terrorism’—mainly by Senator Graham.  In fact, here is an example of how Senator Graham views the issues of due process rights:

…”If you’re an American citizen and you betray your country, you’re going to be questioned about what you know,”  …”and you’re not going to be given a lawyer if our national security interests dictate that you not be given a lawyer and go into the criminal justice system, because ‘we’re not fighting crime, we’re fighting a war.”

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Aug 10 2011

The Interview the BBC and Bankers in the UK don’t Want You To See

Darcus Howe interviewed about the riots by BBC News reporter Fiona Armstrong. The BBC Reporter’s attempt at corporate censorship are unsuccessful and Mr. Howe lays down why people are rioting in London.

“When you cut the facilities, slash jobs, abuse power, discriminate, drive people deeper into poverty and shoot people dead whilst refusing to provide answers or justice the people will rise up and express their anger and frustration if you refuse to hear their cries. A riot is the language of the unheard” — Martin Luther King


May 20 2011

You’re Not a Conspiracy Theorist if You are Willing to Investigate Things That Don’t Make Sense

explosion conspiracy theorist talk
I have a viewpoint to express here.

There is a contention that getting into “conspiracy theories” is just bad news and should be avoided. Keep everything rosy and everything will come out alright.

I personally think that at this juncture in history, this is just another form of non confront and actually destructive and a wrong action.

Here is why I say this about “conspiracy theories”. Here’s an analogy…

A group are all walking through a grassy area of southern California in the dry season in the summer. They enter the forest and are strolling along on a very nice day.

Some bum in the woods, went to sleep with a lit cigarette and the inevitable brush fires start.

Pretty soon, someone in the group starts to smell smoke and says, “hey, I smell smoke.”

One person in the group, who has some stature, says, “Knock that off, that’s just bad news. We are here taking a walk to enjoy the forest, so just chill. We don’t need that crap.”

The guy hushes up and keeps walking. Soon, the smoke gets heavier and it begins to become hard to breathe. That same guy, plus a few others start to say, “Someone must have set fire to this place. Smell that smoke?”

The big guy again says, “Hey man, knock of the fire theories! It’s just bad news!” They quiet down, but they are losing their composure, as the smoke is thick in the air.

It starts to get so bad that they have to put their shirts over their noses, as the smoke begins to sting. Eyes are watering and it’s getting hard to breathe, but they have been reprimanded several times about spreading bad news…

“You are broadcasting bad news – it’s a generality and there’s no handling. This is upsetting the rest of the group.”

Meanwhile, the majority of the group has put on their sunglasses, to block the bright flashes from the flames and they’ve got Kleenex over their noses to keep them from choking on the smoke.

Many are coughing, but blame it on having been smokers for so long…

Soon, they encounter flames to the rear and they try to escape, but can’t because they are engulfed in flames from a raging fire…

They all die in that fire, but if they had heeded the warnings early, they could have put it out, by calling the fire brigade.

This is a very mild version of what is happening right now on planet earth. The place is on fire, and the media says, “No fire. Everything is just fine.”

The planet is in the hands of the most insane bunch of crooks who are on a stepped up timetable to take out the U.S. as it blocks their strategy of enslavement.

The machinery is in motion and some courageous Americans are raising hell, only to be told “you’re a conspiracy theorist.” As if that admonition constituted any real investigation…

Alex Jones, being criticized for interrupting others he interviews is beyond me. He is the guy on the bridge of a sinking ship, yelling his lungs out and the blind ones, say, why is he so loud?

I post this stuff, because if we as Americans are aware of it, there are things all of us can do—such as vote in the next Presidential elections for the few politicians that are still in existence that could change the game before it gets too late. Such as not having vaccines injected into your children and demanding enmasse that GMO foods be abolished. Demanding that the US government stops it’s reckless printing of money and realizing that our economic troubles and unemployment is not at all random—but well planned. How about abolishing the Federal Reserve?

If we knew what was going on, we could prevent the inevitable disaster that is about to happen. We have the power to stop it, if we know it. Keeping everything nice and rosy while the ship is sinking is just plain s-t-u-p-i-d.

Just because it gets upsetting is no reason why you don’t know what is actually going on in your environment. Maybe it’s time to get upset and get into a confront. There are many things you can do—but if you have no clue what’s going on, you will only do what everyone else is doing—keeping their heads in “comfortable” dark holes in the ground.

I say, the time is urgent and the time is now to get some real info—not the false data pumped out by the mainstream media, but do some investigation to sort out the facts from the B.S. and then we work out what to do.

That someone else in authority has the facts does not take away your own responsibility in knowing what the devil is occurring around you. You investigating it and not agreeing with them does not make you a “conspiracy theorist”.

Since when did the great leaders of the world, the true leaders, say to not know and not confront? Every individual is fully responsible for awareness of the factors that influence his life. Living is a team activity. It cannot be conducted separate from one’s fellows. What happens in Washington, or in Keokuk will come back to Los Angeles or New York or Clearwater or San Diego and Italy and France and China and vice versa.

If you think the riots in Egypt have nothing to do with Americans and the inflation here, you are missing some vital facts. If you think that the saber rattling on Iran has nothing to do with you and you can do nothing about it, you are sadly mistaken.

World War III, which is being planned and has everything to do with the sentence above, will impinge on every single one of us. It won’t be nice. Even if you never see a gunshot, it will change everything about your life and liberty.

So, I take this opportunity to say to everyone, open your eyes and look. What you see will likely shock you, if you are just looking really for the first time. But we have numerous action steps that anyone and everyone can take. We don’t have the necessity level though, because if we did, there would be a lot more fur flying in the political arena—on things which we have complete power to control.

I don’t apologize for shaking things up, because, I know that if I know what I know about the real agenda for the planet and I keep my mouth shut because I am worried about upsetting someone and we don’t do the things in society that we can do now, down the road I will owe one and all a huge apology for being plain treasonous, but you know what? That will be too late.

Planet earth is on fire and if you don’t smell the smoke, open your nose.

That doesn’t give you an okay to cave in or collapse or go into worry or upset. It is your chance to work out what you can do right now and get going on it.

The first thing is to look at who is actually qualified to replace the current White House puppets and work with them to get the USA back on its feet.

After that, get moving on your next steps to personally flourish and prosper.

This message isn’t to say I am perfect. I am far from it. It isn’t to criticize anyone, or say that what you are doing isn’t okay. I am saying that if you don’t know what is really going down, you are going to be ineffective in stopping it.

I say, that if you are sitting in an illusion that all is well, you will never raise your necessity level sufficiently to meet reality. And necessity is the mother of invention isn’t it?

Wake up. Conspiracy is no theory. It’s as old as mankind and unfortunately it’s time to see and act. Not out of fear or reactivity, but out of knowledge and common sense!

I also have a pretty long list of simple steps that everyone can do and if everyone does, we will see changes. So, this is not bad news, it’s screaming cuz the ship is on the rocks. All is not well, and it’s only common sense to know that there’s a nut outside your house with a gun—you don’t send you kids out and you call the cops, right?

I am here to answer questions and help anyone who needs it. There are answers, but if you don’t know the situation, you will be applying the wrong tools to handle it.

Al
Components of Success



May 16 2011

What is the Internet hiding? Censorship?

Short answer: Way more than you think. Eli Pariser laid it all out in this eye-opening TED talk, and got a standing ovation for his trouble. His book on the topic, The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You, is out this week. Your internet is actually being filtered by google and other web sites based on the content you like. Seems like censorship.

Here’s what author Bill McKibben has to say about it: “You spend half your life in Internet space, but trust me—you don’t understand how it works. Eli Pariser’s book is a masterpiece of both investigation and interpretation; he exposes the way we’re sent down particular information tunnels, and he explains how we might once again find ourselves in a broad public square of ideas. This couldn’t be a more interesting book; it casts an illuminating light on so many of our daily encounters.”