With all the talk and problems the TSA has had over this past year, I feel it is my duty to help you though the body scanner process.
First put this on before you enter security. The text is hard to read in this picture but it goes like this “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
Now to get yours just click on this link.Read More
There were many bills in the 2010 congress that created a lot of news, press, and hate and discontent. It is very easy for you to review the general content of each bill and reply to you congress person to let them know how you feel and how you want them to vote.
The following site makes this just about as easy as it can be. POPVOX.COM lists the most recent and “hot” bill before congress and describe each in easy to understand terms. They also mak it very easy for you to reply with you comment to any or all of you elected representatives.
From their web site, “Click on a bill to learn more about the issue, see which advocacy organizations and trade associations endorse it and how far along it is in the policy-making process. Then, advise your own Members of Congress on how they should vote on the bill by supporting or opposing it — and sharing your comments. Learn more….Read More
The “Combating Online Infringements and Counterfeits Act” (COICA) is another censorship act to establish the “Great Firewall of USA” similar to the one China has. This is just plain bad business for any country.
The following is from the EFF, “This is a censorship bill, with a blacklist and everything. Hollywood’s previous adventures with blacklists were a dark period in American history. This time, it’s not people suspected of being too communist, it’s websites suspected of being too “piratical.” Senator Leahy is leading the government into the swamp of trying to decide which websites should be blacklisted and which ones shouldn’t, and they’re going to discover that the line between copyright infringement and free political speech can be awfully murky.”
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s (DMCA) copyright enforcement provisions give copyright owners the relatively narrow power to remove just their copyrighted content from a website. Even then, there have been numerous mistakes, mishaps, and abuses of that narrow takedown system to censor legitimate speech online. Now imagine the mistakes, mishaps, and abuses we’ll see with COICA’s broader, government-initiated, domain-wide takedowns.”
For more on this and the calamity it will cause — Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Chamber of Commerce has even more to say about this horrible piece of legislation.